Assaggi Osteria

McLean

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Italian chef Domenico Cornacchia creates authentic fare in trattoria-style eatery with raves from Viva Tysons & Washingtonian magazines

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Promotional value expires Jul 25, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Not valid on 5/13/12. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Fare

Pasta dishes start at $16, and entrees start at $22. See the full menu here.

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.

Customer Reviews

Nice place, good food, our waiter was possibly the meanest I've ever had but we ignored him and concentrated on the delicious food.
Karin W. · October 21, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and the service was also top rate. Our server was very personable and attentive.
Margaret C. · August 28, 2012
Truly enjoyable evening - great service and outstanding food.
Beth R. · August 5, 2012

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