First Look: Bryan Voltaggio's New AggioBy Rina Rapuano | February 25, 2014 By Rina Rapuano | February 25, 2014
The weeks leading up to the opening of Bryan Voltaggio’s newest restaurant, Aggio, were mixed with teasing tweets from the chef, a vague video and rumors about whether it would be a pop-up or a permanent concept.
All was revealed the week of Valentine’s Day, its opening day, when Washingtonians learned that the Top Chef and Top Chef Masters alum was planning an upscale Italian restaurant within a restaurant in his sprawling Range space in Chevy Chase. News also broke in the Baltimore Sun that another Aggio will open in Baltimore later this year.
Dinner starts with a Parmesan funnel cake amuse-bouche for each table, and the menu (found online here), will be executed by chef de cuisine Johnny Miele. And while Voltaggio seems to want the experience to be full of surprises, here we offer up glimpses of the space and a few dish photos to whet your appetite.
Hours are 5-10:30 PM Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 5-11 PM Friday and Saturday.
5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-803-8020