Bryan Voltaggio has big plans in Loudoun County. After less than two years in operation, he's replacing the Ashburn location of Family Meal in One Loudoun at 20462 Exchange St. with his upscale Italian concept. The casual restaurant will close on August 7 and reopen as Aggio on August 10.
Expect a focus on homemade pastas like tonnarelli nero with jalapeño, blue crab, pepperoni crumb, and basil; sweet corn ravioli with pistachios and English peas; and meatballs with farro verde and Sarvecchio cheese.
The Aggio team in Ashburn will include chef de cuisine Justin Zawoysky, who has worked with the restaurant group since 2008. Andy Powell will act as general manager and sommelier Chris Coker will oversee the ambitious wine program. The restaurant will be open seven days a week and is already taking reservations.
The Virginia restaurant will be the second location of Aggio, with one already in Baltimore. But the D.C. area has already experienced Aggio before when it was temporarily housed inside Range, the chef's other restaurant in Chevy Chase. It operated there for about a year and closed in December.