About Us

Pie house's History


Our story goes back more than 60 years, to the very humble beginnings of our founder, Athanasios Koukoutaris. A bold and enterprising man, Athanasios started his own business against the backdrop of a post-war environment, where poverty and the lack of even the very basics dominated daily life. From selling his hand crafted pies in the early 60’ s, Athanasios combined all of his skills together with century-old culinary secrets and traditions to bring to the world a range of pies with great taste and, just like him, unique character. His passion for tradition and quality, built from scratch, was to become a remarkable business. Athanasios founded alfa pastry and over the years, established his company as the leading position in the Greek food market, exporting alfa pies from Greece to more than 30 countries worldwide! Today, as a successful businessman, he will make his dream come true: his own cafe, in the capital of the United States, offering the best pies – based on Greek tradition and made with pure Greek ingredients.

Treat yourself to the best piece of Greece.

Argiro Barbarigou


Argiro Barbarigou, Global Ambassador of Authentic Greek Cuisine, celebrity chef and restaurateur, television personality, entrepreneur, humanitarian and award-winning author, began her gastronomical journey on her native island of Paros before studying French cuisine in London and pastry seminars in Lyon.

Born on this Cycladic Island nestled between Mykonos and Santorini in the Aegean Sea, she was inherently aware of the importance of homegrown ingredients, and began pioneering authentic Greek gastronomy in 1996 with the opening of Papadakis restaurant. Today, her second, wildly successful restaurant in Athens of the same name, is a favorite among global A-listers, all who swear by her signature Greek cuisine and her equally inherent Greek spirit. Argiro recently received the honor of Ambassador of SOS Children’s Villages in Greece for her tireless fundraising efforts on behalf of the charity and her incredible work with children. With nine bestselling cookbooks under her belt, Argiro remains the country’s number one cookbook author, with many receiving awards including three from the French Gourmand Awards. Her new book, My Greece, will be published in the U.S. and is due to hit bookstores this fall. As a media darling and established culinary influencer, she now brings her gastronomic prowess to the United States with the opening of alfa Pie house in Washington, D.C. in July 2015. “I am ready and honored to carry ‘the Olympic torch’ of Greek cuisine on behalf of my people and my beloved country, to share the spirit of Greece that inspires and transcends.”

We Serve With Passion

With over 60 years of kneading, we are the dough experts. Let us introduce you to the tastes of authentic Greek pies!

Healthy Foods

Quality is our priority, that’s why we only use the best ingredients: Kalamata extra virgin olive oil, all natural fyllo dough, authentic imported Greek feta cheese, authentic Greek yogurt, fresh wild greens and herbs, authentic Greek Thyme Honey from Crete.

Ask us for today’s special

Selection of mini crunchy pies of the day. We offer a variety of freshly baked mini pies with premium ingredients from all over Greece.


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