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Assaggi Osteria
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
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6641 Old Dominion Dr McLean, VA 22101
6641 Old Dominion DrUSVAMcLean22101
(703) 918-0080assaggiosteria.com
$$Italian Restaurant, European RestaurantToday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
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Italian osteria with focus on fish & homemade pastas in an amber-walled room with white tablecloths.- Google
People talk about veal, risotto, authentic italian, noise level and lunch special
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Tatyana Malyutin
reviewed 11 months ago
We had a Pre-theater dinner. Arrived at 5pm and saw half of their staff eating at the bar and another half watching TV. They looked at us as we were aliens but seconds later remembered to "great us with the smile". Food was ranging from OK to really bad, service was inattentive, ignorant and sometimes just rude, and value even with Prix fix prices was not worth of spending for THIS quality of the meal. Bad experience all around. No return.
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Ed Revugh
reviewed a year ago
Authentic delicious Italian. This well-priced hidden gem rivals any $40 entree restaurant with $27 entrees, half the pretension, twice the service, and four times the class. Don't be afraid to wear your suitcoat. The mediocre dessert was the only pitfall.
Blake Nguyen
reviewed 9 months ago
Excellent food and friendly staff!
Zoe R
reviewed 6 months ago
Pasta with lamb sausage was way too salty. Cute restaurant but waiter wasn't nice at all
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Heather Rascona
reviewed 4 years ago
My husband and I checked this place out on New Years Eve. The girl at the front said that they'd been open about two weeks, so I understand it's a new restaurant. The place had some definite pluses - the hostess and waitstaff were incredibly nice, friendly and welcoming - exactly what you'd expect from an italian restaurant. the bread was delicious and the olive oil was good quality. our mussels appetizer was really, really tasty, and perfectly sized. they had wine by the quarter bottle and half bottle, which i really liked. their cheapest wine was $9 a glass which i thought was a little high, and it would have been nice if they had a house wine. but they did have good wines. now the negatives are, well, pretty much everything else. my husband and i both got veal dishes - me their veal saltimbocca and my husband the veal and artichoke risotto special. i think they pretty much used a veal loin as the cut for all their specials. this is i think the fatal flaw for both of our dinners - it's such a fatty cut, and both of our meals had more fat than meat. most restaurants I go to use a thin fillet, and I definitely prefer that. My veal was also a little undercooked, but not horribly so. The rest of my meal was pretty good - the proscuitto was nicely crisped, the sauce was delicious. I think it could have been a great dish except for the really gross and fatty meat cut. I definitely think they should switch to a thinly pounded fillet (scalloppini). It's certainly what I was expecting, and really a lot more appetizing. my husband had the artichoke and veal risotto. It was a really unappetizing plate of brownness that he described as "overall, a disappointment". He had the same problem with his cut of veal that I did. It was more fat than meat, and really just unappetizing. The color was also just unenjoyable to look at. If they had kept some of the artichokes green, added some sage or made the risotto less runny and served the veal on the side instead of just sort of plopped on top of the risotto, I think it would have been better. He said that his was a little heavy on the salt, too. The bite I had was salty but it wasn't inedible. I will say I thought the prices here were pretty good. For my money, I'd still go to Alpine or Cafe Oggi for a good Italian dinner, but I would go back to this place for wine and appetizers at the (unfortunately small) bar. We thought our wine was very good (a Montepulciano), and our appetizer was just delicious. We didn't try dessert because we had kind of lost our appetite after picking through the gristle in our dinner. I cannot say enough how much better a scalloppini cut would have been. Hopefully this place will work out some of it's kinks though, cause it's appetizer and bread shows the kitchen knows how to do somethings well. They could also use more comfortable chairs, but that's certainly forgivable.
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Johnny Hanna
reviewed a year ago
Genuine....really Genuine Italian Foods...and wonderful people.....in the heart of McLean...

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