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Acerca de AGGIO - Ashburn
Ashburn, VA 20147
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Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Brunch on Saturday and Sunday 11am-2:30pm
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Chef/Owner Bryan Voltaggio & Chef de Cuisine Justin Zawoysky
Asientos en la barra, Bar completo, Cargo por descorche, Cervezas, Mesa del chef, Restaurante bar, Vinos
AGGIO - Ashburn calificaciones y reseñas
I have never experienced such poor service at a restaurant. I'm a fan of Top Chef and I have been to Volt in Frederick and had a fabulous meal with amazing service, so when my parents came to town to visit, I made a reservation at Aggio.
We could not have been more disappointed. Our waitress was frazzled when she first greeted us by apologizing for not having coming by sooner, but simply said she'd be "right back" - ok fine. Not a problem we were not looking for a rushed experience. There were maybe 6 other tables, none were more than 4 tops. She comes back about 5 mins later and we place our drink orders. A glass of wine, a cocktail from the menu, and a Dewar's. It took about 10 mins for our drinks to come out - and she only delivered 2 with a "here are your drinks I'll be back later for your food order." And off she went. No acknowledgement of only delivering 2 drinks instead of the 3 ordered.
We eventually were able to wave over another server to ask about my father's drink; that server never told the waitress or bartender.
Our appetizers came out - and the food was amazing! However, still no drink.
Finally after another 5+ minutes, we were able to flag our waitress over, and she said she'd go get the missing drink. She comes back (after disappearing in the back for several minutes) and informs us that they do not have that whiskey at the bar and what else would he like? We explained that Dewar's is a scotch and asked what scotch options they had. She looked like a dear in headlights and said she'd have to ask and "of course it will be on the house". Off she goes again, back after another 5-10 minutes comes back and informs us with quite a bit of attitude that they do not have any scotch and "what else do you want?"
To speak to the manager and the check please.
She dumps the check off - no drinks were comped. No manager ever came to talk to us. It's obvious why Family Meal failed.
We had a wonderful dinner across the street at Copperwood.
We were not greeted by a host upon arrival and it was clear that my reservation notes were not passed on, including my allergy. Special occasion not recognized upfront, and we waited 20 minutes for water, another 10 for celebratory prosecco, which at any other nicer restaurant would have been comped for the engaged couple at least. Our drinks arrived way after the bread, in regular wine glasses. My date's meat intolerance was not considered when they served a mortadella / ricotta spread for the table. The mortadella should have been on a separate plate to avoid cross contamination. The server took away one guest's plate that we needed to share an appetizer and we didn't see him for a while so had to deal without. Pasta was cold but tasty. Another of our friends complained about portion size on her ravioli. At the end the waiter wished us happy birthday when it stated in my reservation that we were there to celebrate an engagement. We were not asked if we would like to have dessert, or another round of drinks. Only the person at our table who ordered the 3 courses up front got a dessert and was nice enough to share. My coffee took 15 minutes to arrive at the table and I was not offered a refill. I might have expected long wait times and being uncared for if the restaurant was busy but it was well staffed and half empty. All of the above was noticeable to everyone in our party and really dampened the special occasion.
With the exception of one very over salted appetizer and improperly chilled prosecco, food was very good (we had app, pasta and dessert). Dress was not business casual as indicated in some searches - most were dressed casually, on a Saturday night, including our server.
Service was poor. Mistakes expected in a new restaurant, but it appeared that there was no manager present to guide/train primary servers. Service from primary server was less casual than Red Robin, but with none of Red Robin's efficiency. Long delays from server, mains came out while still in middle of apps, server never came to ask for wine order until after partly into pasta course (we passed at this point), had to continually request water after glasses were empty, dirty plates and utensils left on table (had to request both apps and mains be removed), etc.
Atmosphere is nice' mice overall design too. Did notice floor needed sweeping and we joked about a wine bottle cork that survived on floor for our entire visit. It was not busy on our visit so no excuse in that regard, and so again, more staff training needed.
We thought good value, but perhaps that is because we didn't order our usual bottle of wine. I'd return in 6-months in hopes service catches up with food.
First of they did not have my open table confirmed reservation. Placed us in unappealing closed table in empty part of restaurant. Our server was fairly new to her job and unstandable this had an effect on our service which was disjointed. The food was uninspired and the server had to go back to the kitchen several times to tell us first they were out of the apple strudel-?, then yes they had one left, then no, none were available. We were also told they were out of decaf coffee ( at 9:00pm!)
Granted this was New Years Eve and we have not had much success with going out to eat then, this was our second meal at Aggio. We will not attempt a third.
Probably worst meal of 2017. Cold pasta, appetizer sized portions for ravioli, spotty service. Chef Voltaggio would be better served closing this branch of Aggio. This was for a party of 12 for a birthday dinner. It was so bad that we went and got pizza afterwards.
Service was extremely slow. The menu was limited which is fine, except when you run out of two of the major things on the menu! I wasn’t surprised as it is still run by the same management as when the restaurant was called Family Meal and they ran out of eggs on Mother’s Day! I digress. Food was just ok and our server was nice but there’s a difference between slow, inattentive service (have to keep asking for things that a trained waitstaff should see on their own) and relaxed dining experience (water glasses and drinks are full between courses) we did not have the latter and the bottom line is we won’t be going back.
Ok but not great and not worth going back for. We went in for the Bronzino which we saw on the online menu. Got there and they didn't have ANY fish. None. Grill wasn't working either so couldn't get anything grilled. Cesar salad was bitter. Antipasta salad was great as was the bread. The breads the best part. Spaghetti was very small portion as was the fettuccini. Don't order the rigotoni/rye pasta. Not good. Service was ok but a little slow. However the servers were all very nice, accommodating and pleasant.
We did not enjoy our dinner at all. The food was tasteless and not presented well . We were so disappointed. The menu is limited and the prices are extremely high for basic pasta and chicken dishes. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great Italian food. They missed the mark, looks like they may close soon, Friday night was empty, not a good sign.
I've been to Aggio several times, and each time the food and drinks range from excellent to outstanding. The house made pasta is some of the best in the area, and the menu features some creative dishes for the "more adventuresome", and also offers more traditional choices for some who may not be willing to try squid ink pasta. The drink list offers a nice variety of cocktails, wine, and beer, and the happy hour offering is a bargain.
Regarding the food, the lasagna, featuring lamb bolognese, continues to be a highlight, and I thoroughly enjoyed a seafood pasta dish featuring squid ink pasta, crab, shrimp, and mussels.
The service, however, while friendly, needs improvement. Everyone is friendly, but it's clear Aggio could benefit by training their front of the house staff. Items are served without any serving utensils, overall knowledge about the menu is hit or miss, and overall the service just does not match the caliber of the food or the prices.
I think Aggio is a gem, and I want them to succeed, but please read your reviews and consider making some adjustments.
Outstanding. Meticulous service, excellent menu, perfectly prepared food. This was our fourth meal since it opened and we have not been disappointed. Service is always perfect and the eclectic Italian menu always surprises and rewards us. This visit we shared the octopus appetizer and had pasta for dinner. My wife had the Lamb bolognese lasagna and I had the lamb bolognese pasta. They were very similar (perhaps not worthy of two spots on the menu) but both well seasoned with delicate pasta and flavorful bolognese sauce. We shared a pumpkin cheesecake dessert. This didn't come up to the level of the phenomenal mango cheesecake that we had the last visit but it still was outstanding. Heartily recommend this place. We are concerned that it has never been crowded and it may not survive this competitive market, but only because people haven't tried it. If you go, you will go back.
The chef came out to greet us, as we asked for a special item that is not typically on the menu (recommended by a friend). It was homemade hot chocolate! And it was amazing! He was so gracious and friendly. The server and staff were top notch and the food was delicious. I definitely recommend starting with the kale caesar.
Four of us ate at Aggio Ashburn for my birthday. Three had the smaller prix fixe (appetizer, pasta dessert) and one ordered ala carte.
Appetizers were great, as were desserts. Grilled octopus was delicious (crispy outside, tender-chewy inside) with a little salad and couscous, although there was less than 2 oz. of octopus. The Burata with cured meats was a large portion. Brussels Sprouts were great too.
Three of us had tagliatelle with lamb bolognese - tasty, but nothing special, and short on meat, and the pasta was overcooked. Ditto for a pasta dish with smoked pecorino and a soft egg.
Desserts were spectacular: pumpkin cheescake was really more like a mousse, and deconstructed "smoked apple" pie was fabulous.
Portions were quite adequate: the guys finished their pastas and the gals each took half home. I don't know how anyone could finish the "large" prix fixe, which includes an entree.
And talking about entrees, there were only three: a half-chicken piccata, a seafood stew, and a steak, for $30, $34, and $70 respectively. So it's considerably more expensive with those included. If I return with my wife, we will probably have 2 appetizers, and then split one pasta, one entree and one dessert.
Service was very iffy - our server was brand new and didn't know the menu well (that's forgivable, although it's the second time we went, and the second time that things were off kilter.)
I would have rated better for ambience if it weren't so danged noisy. It wasn't that crowded, but the surfaces are all stone & glass, so the sound just keeps circulating.
We had the four course price fixe dinners. She had the chicken piccata, which was a half a chicken with the bones versus cutlets - terrible. I had the rib eye, which is $ 70 by itself - it is overpriced and a low grade cut. In fairness, the pasta course was pretty good. Moving to the wine list, it's very limited with almost all grocery store selections. Bottom line, don't go and I'd be surprised if they're still business six months from now. We went on a Saturday night at 7pm and it was only 30- 40% full.
Let me start by saying I am an Italian cook and every Italian cook thinks their meals are the best. That being said I feel my review is an accurate account of the food. We arrived at 6:30 and it was good that we did. It was a Saturday night. At that time, the restaurant was empty. That should have been the first sign. At that time our service was VERY good but as time progressed and they got busier , but never busy , the service declined. We ordered drinks. I asked if they had an Italian chardonnay. Only one chardonnay was offered. It was from Argentina. At an authentic Italian restaurant? Really? We all ordered pasta which was house made. Ok but nothing WOW. I tasted all of them. The dessert offerings included only 3 items. We declined. Would I return. No. There are too many other good places to eat to return to this one.
We are Italians. Our last visit to the restaurant with my husband was a disappointment as we went home hungry because of the small portions.
2 of my friends asked me out for dinner so I was happy to give it a second try especially because the restaurant had some renovations done.
Also this time we were too annoyed about the fact that the portions were so ridiculously small.
The 15$ octopus antipasto had literally # 4 small pieces of dry octopus on the plate. The pasta dish have an appetizer size which is so contrary to how Italians eat pasta! The 15$ ravioli were presented on a white oval plate which was merely empty and had #6 (!) ravioli on its side.
Even the 37$ cioppino entree had the size of an appetizer.
We were so hungry and asked at least 4 times to bring extra bread, and they would bring 3 slices every time, 1 for each person.
The food is good and I would definitely go back if the portions would be at least normal! If you are an Italian restaurant to my opinion it does not make sense to do a French cuisine plating.
We were so disappointed with Aggio. Service was bad. The staff, thoughfriendly, seemed very inexperienced. When we arrived, there was no one there to greet us. We had a reservation (not needed- only 2 tables were filled) so they even knew to expect a party for dinner. After a while, I walked over towards the kitchen, then halfway to the bar looking for someone,to seat us. Finally I got someone's attention. This was not a good way to begin. Our server only brought 3 menus for a table of 4,. Giving 1 to the youngest male first, then the oldest male then the middle aged woman and left the senior birthday girl with nothing. I didn't even mention that the youngest male had left the table to go to the rest room so the menu sat at an empty seat while my mother-in-law waited empty handed. I gave her my menu while we waited for the third one. water glasses were not filled and dishes not cleared. Dirty empty salad plates sat on the table for the whole meal. The server asked my mother-in-law if she wanted him to "get rid of this for you" pointing to one of her empty plates. Not the most genteel way of approaching clearing dishes (the ones that were cleared.) Serving bread with spreads is a really nice touch. However, they had little (the pink one) to no (the white one) taste. The bread was very oily and left everyone's hands greasy which is something my poor m-i-l complained about several times as she tried to look at photos of her grandchildren. With so much excellent bread out there, why serve such oily nothing bread? The entree pastas were very mixed. The butternut squash ravioli and the rotini were good. The fetuccini carbonara was awful. The only taste it had was grease. No one wanted to finish it. Paired with the oily, greasy bread - the fetuccini sat in my stomach for the rest of the night. no one even wants to order dessert for an 80th birthday celebration! We would not go back to Aggio nor would we recommend it to anyone.
This was our first and last time at Aggio.
Service - not very attentive and I’ll leave it at that.
Food - started with the charred octopus appetizer. Barely got 4 pieces for $17. Got the butternut squash ravioli which was an appetizer portion and was too sickeningly sweet. Our other pasta dish was so full of oil, it was barely edible.
We were unimpressed with Family Meal and hated Aggio. Voltaggio is 0-2 for me.
First of all, the menu online is totally different than what's offer in the restaurant. I already have my mind set on a particular entree for the prefix menu and come to realize that they said the online menu is for their Maryland location and not for Ashburn. The Prix menu online is also for 4 items (appetizer, pasta, secondi and dessert), but in the restaurant menu is only for 3 items (salad, pasta and dessert) and the selection is a lot less (even the drink menu is different).
The services there is extremely slow. There was one big table, and two 2 people table and our table (5 people). And they only have 2 people there as a waitress and do the bar.. it takes a long time to get drinks/order.
Food - the homemade pasta consistency is great, Al dente. However, the pasta is on the bland side it need some salt.
I didn't get to eat the dessert, i was interested to find out the chef special and the waitress was saying she's going to find out for us from the Chef. However, when she come back she's asking if we want the check....
Pleasantly surprised. Happy hour - all drinks are half off M-F, ends at 7pm. Kids eat free M-W. Kids dinner comes with salad. Many good looking entrees on the menu, we all had pasta and salads. Kids played shuffleboard while adults talked waiting for the food. Kitchen was a little slow for what I would want on a Monday night but not bad. We would definitely go back.
Went with a group of friends on Saturday night. We were seated at the high bar top that is right between the dining room and bar--we loved the spot. Our waiter was amazing. Didn't catch his name but had a few tattoos :-). Spent lots of time going over dinner choices with us, handcrafting drinks for some in our party, offering suggestions, etc. All his recommendations were spot on and we thought the food was great. A fun night!
Went here for our anniversary and were hoping for a more romantic atmosphere than we got. It just didn't have that ambience and was not terribly intimate. The food was good, but we weren't blown away. The salads were delicious but after I asked for the dressing on the side, they also left off the breadcrumbs and shaved parm and I had to ask for each. Basically they had just given me the lettuce and the dressing. The dressing was delicious though and once I received all the other constituents of the salad, it was awesome. We opted for the prix fixe menu and since the pasta was homemade the small portion was definitely enough. I thought it was good, but the sauce wasn't the best I've ever had, by any means (though I'm a pretty harsh sauce critic). The meatballs were huge and nice and soft but the center was a little too rare for my liking. Also tasted a little meaty for my liking. My husband got the cavatelli and pesto and liked it - I did not. To me, it tasted like guinea pig bedding smells. We probably should've just shared a salad, ordered our entrees and split a desert. The deserts were good but I was a little confused why the shining star of the dish was just piped at the bottom so basically it just looked like a few cookies on a plate with some chocolate sauce underneath. The taste was great, but it was less than amazing. Overall, we had a nice time and the service was very good, minus the salad issue. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this place to anyone looking for a romantic atmosphere - there were families with kids and that didnt seem out of the ordinary thanks to the big, open room. Not that I mind that, but it was our first night out after having our second baby and we were looking forward to some peace and quiet. lol. Probably wouldn't run back.
this was our second dinner since changes were made to management and menu. It was very good! Had different entrees this time and both were excellent. Started with Caesar salad and had the lamb lasagna and chicken piccata. Each had a different twist on standard dishes and were prepared beautifully. Definitely will be back!
Although very nice, the wait service was completely untrained. Dessert came out before appetizers. Orders were taken incorrectly. One person ordered plain spaghetti with butter, no meatballs, because of food allergies. When it came out with meatballs, wait person asked whether the diner could just eat around the meatballs. No. No. No. At least we know they remade the dish and didn't just pitch the meatballs. Appetizers and desserts were delicious, which saved the meal. The entrees were not good; either overcooked (pasta) or undercooked (chicken).
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