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Assaggi Osteria

6641 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-4516
+1 703-918-0080
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“veal” (17 reviews)
“garganelli” (4 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
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LOCATION
6641 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-4516
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sea bass was tough, vegetables were inedible, lentil soup was tasteless. Service was very slow. Noise level was dreadful. Especially don’t go on football nights.

Thank Clementine101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I made last minute reservation for an early dinner on Saturday evening while the kids were at a Halloween party. We’ve visited before the renovation and have always enjoyed the service and food. The new interior is classy and upscale, which matches...More

Thank karinoleary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal in this lovely restaurant. Appetizers included half-portions of pasta dishes, arancini (one of my favorite Sicilian treats) and a nice arugula-fennel-fig salad. Main courses were veal Milanese (the traditional preparation that includes the bone with the large, flattened thin veal), grilled...More

Thank NanNorth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were there last night with a friend from France. It was a very good experience with delicious food (Osso Bucco and Branzini) Our selections were well prepared and the service was attentive and friendly. I am glad they reopened! It's a...More

Thank Robbie N
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We attended a function here one evening. The service was fantastic our waiter was extremely efficient and really kept any interruptions to a minimum. The salads and pastas, main dishes were good sized portions with very nice desserts. We had Garganelli with Bolognese and then...More

Thank viaggiareconpoco
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We went to Assaggi for dinner on a Saturday night. It was full, including the bar, and the renovations are lovely - the place looks modern but comfortable, and the service and food remain top notch. We had the veal stuffed olives (amazing!), white and...More

Thank hilaryg1
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Assaggi was been recently renovated. The room is very warm and elegant in an understated way. The menu is full of Italian specialties. The Persian cucumber gazpacho was especially good. Restaurants rarely have Dover sole anymore and my order was nicely cooked and filleted at...More

Thank Pete D
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Assaggi is open with a remodeled dining room that offers a sleek and modern ambience. Menu favorites are back, the quality of food is superb, and customers are still treated like family. The manager is attentive and demonstrated excellent recall for customer favorites. Highly Recommended.

Thank V V
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were so happy to see that Assagi has re-opened. The room is much quieter now after their rennovations. Food was just as delicous as always. Loved the veal stuff olives. Charming, gracious service. When our companions discussed getting two different dishes so they could...More

Thank jacqueblundell
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I now have dinner here a few times per month. There are tried and true dishes, with a few pretty normal, but there are spectacular dishes added special every week and these are where the chef truly shines. Fresh catch, fresh game, seasonal herbs and...More

Thank Steven M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6641 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-4516
    (Holmes Place)
  • Public Transportation: Bus line 23A or C (direction Langley) from Ballston Metro on the Orange line.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-918-0080
  • E-mail
Description
Domenico Cornacchia, chef/proprietor of Assaggi Osteria, taps into ages of ancestral Italian cooking each time he steps into his kitchen and brings a rich love of the cuisine that he so skillfully nurtured through the years. “Assaggi means tastings in Italian,” explains Domenico, “The concept of my menu is based on a variety of items that may be ordered in smaller portions.” Before deciding to pursue his dream of operating his own restaurant, Domenico was corporate executive chef and partner at Café Milano, for more than 15 years. His culinary umbrella also covered Café Milano’s two sister restaurants, Sette Bello in Clarendon, VA., and Sette Osteria in Dupont Circle.  For those who love Italian cuisine, Assaggi Osteria features homemade pasta’s, fresh seafood, veal and scrumptious beef. Assaggi Osteria sources whole fresh fish from worldwide sustainable sources,offering the finest bounty the sea has to offer. Produce is purchased from Amish farms and all desserts are homemade.
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