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$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Food at Assaggi Osteria

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Italian chef Domenico Cornacchia creates authentic food in trattoria-style eatery with raves from Viva Tysons and Washingtonian

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$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Food

Assaggi Osteria’s menu includes pasta dishes, such as tortellini stuffed with ricotta and fresh tomato sauce with basil ($16), and entrees, such as cioppino, a stew with mussels, clams, fish, shrimp, and calamari ($26).

This deal can also be redeemed at Assaggi Mozzarella Bar, Assaggi Osteria’s sister restaurant in Bethesda. Its menu includes sliced to order parma prosciutto ($19), cauliflower soup with crumbled gorgonzola cheese ($11), homemade gnocchi ($18), and pan-seared black grouper with spring vegetables and manila clams guazzetto ($29).

Assaggi Osteria

At the age of 13, Domenico Cornacchia was already forming dough into pasta by hand, building manual dexterity that would further his ambitions of becoming a chef. He grew up working in restaurants in northern Italy before moving to the United States, where he opened his own trattoria-style eatery, Assaggi Osteria. The restaurant has been lauded by local publications, such as Viva Tysons and Washingtonian magazine.

Chef Domenico Cornacchia’s authentic menu centers on steaks and seafood, as well as house-made pastas and fresh produce garnered from farmers' markets and Amish farms. Hand-painted plates stand out from golden-yellow walls, which flank dark wood trim and rustic chairs, giving the space the European air of an old-country inn. Though the main room seats as many as 70 guests, the tables leave an arm’s length of space between each other, so that conversations flow freely without crashing into each other or causing sitcom-style confusion. In the outdoor area, lush greenery surrounds tables, ensuring that diners won’t be spotted by roving census workers.


  • “Very good food, but expect to pay very well for it.”

  • “Authentic Italian - so good. ”

  • “it is OK place for meal.”

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    Mc Lean

    6641 Old Dominion Dr.

    McLean, VA 22101


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