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Assaggi Osteria

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6641 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-4516 (Holmes Place)
+1 703-918-0080
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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2 reviews
Reviewed February 14, 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 vegetables -- including white truffle in season! Once in a while the chef will offer... More 

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Thank Steven M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

One of the benefits about visiting the restaurant in the middle of the afternoon is that there are generally very few people there and you get particularly good service. This is a very nice restaurant in McLean. We chose to come at 2:15 in the afternoon on Saturday. There was one table taken and when we left there was another... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 1, 2016

We had a celebratory meal for milestone birthday. The group of 6 was uniformly disappointed with the food. It ranged from the mediocre to the terrible. The wine selections were fine. Overall it was a mediocre experience and overpriced.

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1 Thank McLean1916
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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Fresh seafood prepared any way you like! They always have off the menu items such as sea urchins, oysters, di

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1 Thank Yulia F
McLean, Virginia
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We took my 94-year-old 2nd-generation Italian mother-in-law for a birthday late lunch (2 PM). We were a little concerned when we found ourselves the only people there, but perhaps that was because the Redskins were playing. The concern was ill-placed, however, as the meal was excellent. Asaagi offers a lunch special of an entree and salad or soup. The salad... More 

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1 Thank darnedifino
McLean, Virginia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016

I go to Assaggi Osteria at least once a week. The atmosphere relaxing, the service is perfect and everyone is very knowledgeable. I have met the Chef many times and I can tell he genuinely cares about the quality of his food and make no mistake, the food is delicious. I always notice people who are eating dinner or lunch... More 

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1 Thank Eddie E
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

As soon as you step inside a warm welcome is given to you by the host/manager Franchesco, hope I spelt it right. Found our reservation and seated us immediately. Service, food, ambiance and drinks were top notch. It was a great experience overall. Definitely would return.

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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We arrived a few minutes after our reserved time and even though the restaurant was crowded were seated immediately. Service was excellent, drinks were made very well, and the pour was good. Gazpacho was the best, although the grilled octopus was a bit softer than expected. The soft shell crabs were absolutely great. One special, rack of veal, was too... More 

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1 Thank NewAg
McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Was a regular patron. Food and service are always good, lunch specials are a good deal. I have not been to this restaurant since January when they did not honor a valid coupon. Although I like the food, I only patronize businesses that I find to be ethical.

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Thank Mcleanresident
Falls Church, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

There are at least four decent (!) Italian restaurants in nearby McLean -- you might call downtown McLean the little Itsly of NOVA. We go to Assaggio for special occasions, liunch and dinner. Pricey - a bit. Good service - always. Great food - excellent selection. This restaurant offers classic and rich Italian selections - a spaghetti and meatballs place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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