Restaurateur Bryan Voltaggio is switching restaurant concepts in Ashburn’s One Loudon development. The diner-inspired Family Meal will close on August 7, to be quickly replaced by Aggio, a finer-dining Italian venture with another location in Baltimore (the Chevy Chase DC flagship inside Range closed last year). The new Aggio is slated to open on August 10, serving dinner and weekend brunch.
Chef Justin Zawoysky, who’s worked with Voltaggio’s restaurant group since Volt’s 2008 opening, will helm the modern Italian kitchen. Like in Baltimore, the restaurant emphasizes house-made pastas such as sweet corn ravioli or squid ink noodles tossed with jalapeño, crab, and pepperoni crumbs. You can also expect chef-y riffs on the classics, such as eggplant parm reimagined as a side dish, or caprese with crispy garlic. New to the concept is a market menu of fresh pastas, sauces, and wines for dining at home.
Anyone still craving Family Meal’s fried chicken can head to locations in Frederick, Baltimore, and Hagerstown, Maryland, as well as an airport spinoff in BWI. Also in the works for Voltaggio: a modern steakhouse with LA-based chef/brother, Michael Voltaggio, slated to open in the MGM National Harbor development this year.
Aggio. 20462 Exchange St., Ashburn; 703-726-9800. Opening August 10: Monday through Friday, 4:30 to 10; Saturday and Sunday, 11 to 2:30 and 4:30 to 10.