Food

Bryan Voltaggio Closes Aggio in DC (Updated)

The Baltimore branch of the Italian restaurant remains open.
Bryan Voltaggio closes the DC branch of Aggio. Photograph by Kyle Gustafson

Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio has quietly closed the DC branch of Aggio, his fine dining Italian restaurant located within Range. The sister Baltimore location of the same name remains open.

Voltaggio opened Aggio in February of last year, and earned positive reviews for the creative cooking—as did the Maryland location, which debuted in June 2014. The Volt chef/owner has been actively expanding his restaurant presence of late, opening locations of Family Meal in Ashburn and Richmond, Virginia, and teaming up with brother Michael Voltaggio for a modern steakhouse in the upcoming MGM Resort at National Harbor.

We’ve reached out to Voltaggio and his team for more details.

Update: Voltaggio says the space that housed Aggio DC will be used for private events going forward.

“We took the concept to Baltimore and feel strongly about having one location, so we can concentrate on one area,” says Voltaggio. “As much as people do pop-ups and transition, that’s what we’re doing.”

The closure of the restaurant-within-a-restaurant isn’t the only change for the Chevy Chase Pavilion eatery. Voltaggio says Range has applied for a license to install a microbrewery on site, and craft beers to pair with the food. If all goes well you might find chef-designed brews at the restaurant by next year.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.