Aggio
Aggio

Aggio

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.volt-aggio.com/
  • Phone: 2028038020x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5pm-10:30pm
    Friday, Saturday: 5pm-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Johnny Miele
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Friendship Heights Metro stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Aggio
AGGIO features a menu inspired by authentic Italian classics that utilize sustainable, domestic ingredients treated with classic and progressive techniques, a trademark of all the Voltaggio restaurants. Voltaggio sourced ingredients such as oak-smoked pecorino cheese from Wisconsin, Tennessee hams cured in the style of prosciutto di Parma, specialty flours from South Carolina for handmade pastas and more to transform his dishes into exceptional modern Italian cuisine.
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Aggio reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (87)special occasion (77)romantic (48)notable wine list (44)neighborhood gem (26)hot spot (10)good for groups (8)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Food far exceeded service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was, as expected, extraordinarily good. Service late on a Friday night was embarrassingly poor.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    First time to DC area and Aggio,reservation for 3 took taxi, driver found street address but no sign of restaurant at entrance (or on website), called restaurant from outside, automated answering told to leave message (quiet Sunday night). Had to ask restaurant next door for location of Aggio! Food and service good, nice and interestingly laid out wine list. Music volume and choice not suitable. Not worth the trip from DC and have to hunt to find location.
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  • Aggio Fantastico
    gr8eatsVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Dined on a quiet Sunday evening. Sommelier was personable, knowledgeable, perceptive. Server was a real pro. Each food course was memorably tasty -- calamari, beets, halibut, bass, cheesecake, olive cake. Wanted to lick each plate afterwards. Plates are fairly light in quantity, but oh what quality!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Disappointing
    chriswdcVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful, dark, modern &elegant. First, nowhere on the website is there any indication that the model is "Small Plates". We were presented the menu, at which time it was explained that the restaurant is a small plate restaurant and they recommend 3-4 each. This was surprising as each plate averages $15-18, with the "heartier" portion, yet still small plate entrees over $25. We opted on 2 small plates instead of 3 and a larger "entree" portion for each of us. The first 2 courses were diminutive, my course, a cold scallop dish @ $18 was small and lacking in creativity and flavor. All in all, we were disappointed and will not be returning. 2 People, 2 drinks well over $100 each. I expected more.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    GMan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went to Aggio for our anniversary Saturday night and had a great meal. I got the tasting menu and the wine pairing and my wife got an appetizer and main course. The food, wine and service were excellent with the wine pairings spot on. We will be back and would recommend this restaurant to others.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is Aggio: Cold, impersonal service delivers over-priced food in portions that are so small they wouldn't qualify as tapas.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CyclopsVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Though the windowless décor makes you wonder whether you are stepping into a dark closet, the food and service were sublime. The portions were correct, the presentations were ingenious and the flavors heavenly. And to top it off, a $3.00 cup of gelato, just the right serving size and a lovely price, which says: "we are thinking about our customers." Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unsatisfying
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Portions were too small and food too exotic. We were not satisfied at the end of the meal. However the decor was very pleasing....
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    One of those restaurants that you save for a special occasion, and it didn't disappoint. Only great things to say about the food and its creative preparation and the attentive service.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • davina2
    davina2
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    overpriced and underwhelmed......portions very very small.....prices very very out of line for the quality...never again
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  • Aggio for 4
    Ralph
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was very fine, though, as we had read, the portions of the small plates were quite small. The service was absolutely perfect, not intrusive, yet completely accommodating. We especially appreciated the small "funnel cake" treat and the truffles after dessert. A very nice experience, if a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food.
    Aileen
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The amuse bouche was delicious and I would order a full size version if it were possible. I loved the artichoke ravioli. My only complaint is that the menu had to much seafood scattered throughout all the dishes and I don't eat fish.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Suzanne007VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was good, no question about it. I have been fortunate to go to a lot of spectacular places, so I don't know what it is. Every dish was good, but it was that sort of good that if you ask me about what I ate a year from now, I am not sure I could tell you. Nothing stood out from other restaurant experiences. That is not to say it wasn't a lovely evening with good food and great service. I would recommend it, Maybe it was me, but I jet did not have the dish that set the place apart from other restaurants in my mind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had tasting menu. The octopus with bean - chalky and dry. The halibut was overcooked. Lamb ragu pasta was very good. Overall, flavors are bit muted and muddled.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Aggio
    sushiVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    For the Prices charged the Portions were on The small side ! My husband & I shared The Steak main Dish and there really wasn't a lot There for us to share. The pastas were tasty but again Considering the price they were Skimpy.
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  • Jackie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Started out the evening with a cocktail and appetizer at Range - which we had hoped was going to set the tone for the evening - as all was great (food, cocktail, service, etc.). Then we moved on to dinner at Aggio. Food was good, but not outstanding. Service was poor, unattentive and not fluid with their delivery. We have been to Volt (which we love and is one of our top restaurants), but unfortunately our dining experience at Aggio was uncomparable.
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  • Something out of the ordinary
    gimmethehotstuff
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The menu, preparation, and presentation at Aggio are unusual and creative. This makes a visit an experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW - about time someone did this!
    EatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Best restaurant experience we have had in years! Excellent value. You've got to try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Some of the dishes were outstanding, like the beets and the pasta. Others were outright disappointing, like the cold scallop appetizer. Most we're somewhere in between (halibut on a bed of potato risotto)--interesting ideas that didn't fully come through in execution. Maybe it was an off night (Saturday night, 8:30). I gave the food 4 stars anyway because the dishes that succeeded were SO good.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • nice dinner for two
    letmebe
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was great, staff courteous, but a bit intrusive. Some people like to be asked often and to have their wine poured. I prefer to interact with wait staff on my terms. Next time I will let them know and I have confidence that they would respect that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    CedSaidZed
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The restaurant inside a restaurant was certainly delicious! Great food, great service! It was also a pleasure to see Chef Bryan working on prepping sausage for Range as we were leaving.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and cocktails
    Ihaveafoodproblem
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was good but generally too salty. Otherwise, Great service and cocktails. Would recommend for a special occasion.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night at Aggio
    DCDinnerGuest
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We dined for restaurant week, and were surprised to get a table on a Friday night at such short notice. The highlights of the meal were the periphery dishes. The nuances of the beet salad and grilled octopus dishes showcased the talents of the chef. The olive oil cake and chocolate and espresso desserts provided a delightful ending. In the middle, the prawns and polenta I ordered grew on me as I ate them, and the pork dish was good but not super memorable. The staff were attentive and professonal, with maybe a few too many hands on deck. We ended up with extra wine glasses at one point and were overcharged by one glass of wine on our bill, which the waiter corrected. Overall we had a fun and lovely dining experience in an intimate setting.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The service was very bad. We had to ask at the front desk to have someone come take our drink orders, and after coming over and apologizing, they told us they would "take care of us at the end." Next thing we know, a tray of oysters was delivered to our table (nobody at the table liked oysters). Further, they put us in the side room which would have been fine if the air conditioning hadn't been on full blast, making all of us shiver through the meal because they could not raise the heat for us at all (they offered to try to find us jackets from somewhere when we asked for them to make it warmer). The food portions were tiny and not particularly good. The best parts of the meal were the wine and the free bread and dips - which is sad.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blown away
    mmchiquita
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Generally, I temper my expectations for restaurant week meals, but that was a mistake when going to Aggio. This was one of the best meals I have ever had. The service was impeccable. The food was absolutely delicious. And, the whole experience just couldn't have been better. Chef Bryan Voltaggio took classic Italian-American favorites like Caesar salad and spaghetti and meatballs, and elevated them while capturing the exact flavors that we all know and love. Even the bread for the table - a focaccia with mortadella mousse and ricotta with olive oil - was off the charts amazing. I am drooling just thinking about it. We will definitely DEFINITELY return to try the six course tasting menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Experience
    foodie4dc
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband and I decided to try Aggio during restaurant week. It was the best restaurant experience we have had in years. The service and atmosphere were both amazing. The food looked too good to eat, and tasted even better. My husband didn't care for the pork tenderloin/cherry sauce and they gladly brought him a different entree. The beet salad was worth the trip. The octopus starter was really nicely done, very tender, lots of flavor. The meatballs/spaghetti entree was divine...yes divine. This was not just a place to get food cooked "italian style" this was real italian food cooked exceptionally well.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Great Restaurant Week dinner
    samyVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Third time a Aggio. This time for the $34 restaurant week dinner plus a bottle of wine. Great menu (octopus and meatballs are two of my favorites there) and very polished service.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BobS
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Although I had told the waiter about my nut allergy when ordering my selections, the information was not passed along to the kitchen staff. Both my dinner companion and I were served desserts containing nuts.
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    special occasion
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  • Good Deal for Restaurant week
    Mike
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went for Restaurant Week and found that Aggio is one of the few restaurants in DC that gives a good meal for that set price. I thought the beet salad was a home-run - very good dish. For the rest of the meal, the meat, fish and greens were very well prepared, but the non-pasta starches were disappointingly bland. For the dessert, the Sofficato where a cup of cold, bitter espresso is poured over two small, but otherwise very good scoops of ice cream, needs to be rethought - maybe an espresso sauce or drizzle would have worked much better. All in all, it was a very good meal and certainly worth the Restaurant Week price.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Pastas for All
    JJMDVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was my second visit to Aggio and it was just as delicious as the first. Bryan's pasta dishes are what make this place such a delight--the meatballs and lamb ragu were truly excellent. The Cheese Funnel Cake was a great start to a night of fine dining. Our server, Carolina, remembered us from before, which made the evening even nicer--she is a delight! My companions loved the Crab Minestrone. Two had the Prawns--one enjoyed the dish and one commented that it was a bit too salty. Otherwise, the experience was amazing and I will indeed be back!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Tasty Tasting!
    FoodieMeisterVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The previously posted complaints about portion size from other diners are unwarranted. They don't understand the concept of a tasting menu. The portions were just right so we didn't feel stuffed or shortchanged. Every protein group was well represented and was intensely flavorful. The attention to detail was meticulous. It's nice that Aggio is closed off from the rest of Range as we found that part of the restaurant in it's previous incarnation quite noisy. We will be back with our foodie posse.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mixed bag
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was generally good but not outstanding. The service was prompt but a bit confused -- who ordered what was always an issue, it took several requests to have the lively rock music turned down to a level more appropriate to fine dining. The dining room was generic and what you would expect from a Hyatt in a mid sized city. This was an experience I don't intend to repeat.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Not even close to Volt in food or service. Waitress arrogant as if she was doing us a favor by taking our order and it was an annoyance to ask questions. Some dishes very good but many very bland. Concept of restaurant inside of restaurant is nice but evening ruined by such poor service. Better off eating outside at Range for better service, menu and food.
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  • Consistently Excellent
    Phil
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Each of the dishes were perfectly cooked and excellently presented. The service in this very quiet ambiance was amazing. It felt as if I catered a private dinner.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Very good food, but expensive when considering portion size
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AGGIO
    Rosmom
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our reservation was for 8:45PM. We were told there would be a wait but cocktails would be provided to assuage the wait time. No problem until the drink order did not arrive for over 10+ minutes and then we had to wait until close to 9:30 to be seated. However, once we were seated the staff and service was excellent. We were provided 2 extra tasting entrees as an apology. The food was excellent but getting through the initial kinks left the couple we were dining with a sour taste in their mouth. They said they would not be back. My husband and I will be back but we will have to plan when would be the best time to make a reservation-either very late or very very early.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food great, service spotty
    Chipper2VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The person who delivered our orders repeatedly delivered them to the wrong person, and the neatly choreographed simultaneous delivery of orders has disappeared. The worst thing was the slowness of service. It took half an hour for two of our party to get their pasta order. (Our request to split the order between two diners was ignored.) It was then another half an hour till our entrees arrived, which left two of our party sitting there for at least an hour with no food. After our last course, our waitress had disappeared and did not reappear for another half hour. I was about to tackle a busboy to search for our waitress. The room was almost empty by that time. Clearly there has been a substantial slippage in service.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Something is seriously awry here!
    dcdolcevitaVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It's too bad the kitchen and waitstaff can't get their act together because the food is spectacular. It's just that it took over 4 hours for a 4-course meal here, early on a Friday evening. There was never any explanation for what was going on in the kitchen, although they did take a bunch of items off our bill because of the long waits. But it wasn't JUST the kitchen that was messed up. While we sat for an hour in between each course, the waiter didn't check if we wanted more drinks, didn't clear away dirty dishes, didn't refill the water (and when he did, it was a different kind of water than we had selected). Overall a tremendously disappointing experience and we would never go back unless the management is completely overhauled.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • The food was amazing!
    RestonFoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The server was horrible (server #42 Caroline); she made us feel that we were a burden to her when we would ask for the wine list, the menu, more water, etc. We feel that we would had a much better time if she was not our server. The food runners were excellent; they explained the dishes as they brought them to us and also provided server-like duties as our server was never around.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • notfat11VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The service was quite good except when we heard "we suggest you choose 4-5 dishes apiece" we were taken aback. We are not large people and don't gorge ourselves. We ordered two entrees, an $18 (tiny) appetizer, and dessert plus a bottle of wine and felt guilty because we didn't order more as suggested; however, we were full when we left. We had plenty to eat. The fish dish was overly salted.
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