Aggio represents two firsts for chef Bryan Voltaggio. It's his first full restaurant-within-a-restaurant, located within Range. It's also the first concept he'll duplicate, with another Aggio set to open in Baltimore. Here's what the first bloggers, Yelpers and others are saying about Aggio, which opened on Valentine's Day.
The Facebook Rave: On Facebook, Rebekah says, "Loved it. Best all around restaurant experience I've had in a long time. " [FB]
The Carpaccio News: Also on Facebook, Phyllis writes, " From beginning to end, an excellent experience for your palate. I highly recommend the beef carpaccio! " [FB]
The Variety News: UrbanDaddy writes, "Once you sit down, there will be plenty to distract you. Like cocktails with housemade anise-and-beet liqueur. After that, you can get everything from lentils with charred octopus to aged steak Florentine with sea urchin to radiatore with vodka sauce. Or, you know, meatballs." [FB]
The Expensive News: Surprisingly, Aggio only has one review on Yelp. It's a 4 star review from William F., who writes, "Aggio (as in Voltaggio, and not to be confused with Agio, a hotel restaurant in Bethesda, MD) is an upscale restaurant within the popular Range restaurant in the Friendship Heights area of DC. It offers five star gourmet food, five star service, excellent mixed drinks and very nice decor, but also small portions and high prices. And you might not find something you like, if you aren't comfortable with things like sea urchins in your food. I had the prawns, which were excellent." [Yelp]
The Foursquare Tip: K says Aggio has "Fantastic service, lots of interesting flavors!" [FS]
The Twitter Rave: @Notstilettoshy says, "Thank you @BryanVoltaggio for a fabulous evening @VOLT_AGGIO holy smokes the food is divine!!!" [Twitter]
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