About AGGIO - Baltimore
Bryan Voltaggio, the chef behind the acclaimed restaurants Volt and Family Meal in his hometown of Frederick, and Range in Washington, opens his first restaurant in Baltimore.
Contemporary Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5-10 pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am - 3 pm
$30 and under
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Valet parking is available for $10 (cash only)
Guests are offered $7 parking validation at Harbor Park Garage,
AGGIO - Baltimore Ratings and Reviews
Even though the menu had a few changes f ...
Even though the menu had a few changes from the version posted online, and we missed out on the desert we were looking forward too, Aggio was well worth the trip. The food was superb, every bite was a treat, and the menu items were creative. We received a lovely parmesan cheese funnel cake to start, something I'd never heard of before. When I mentioned in passing how much I loved my pepperoni (insert fancy french word for sauce), and wished there was more, the waitress brought out some extra.
Would love to go again the next time I'm in Baltimore.
Great food and great experience with inc ...
Great food and great experience with incredible attentive service and staff. As a fan of volt I was excited to try another of his restaurants and with that background was not disappointed, but can see where the online criticism of the restaurant comes form in that the location is not great for this restaurant concept, which to me would fit more ideally in harbor east than power plant. I can envision many people stumbling across this restaurant assuming one thing given the neighborhood and be caught off-guard to the type of restaurant it actually is.
Cuisine was VERY good in presentation an ...
Cuisine was VERY good in presentation and taste. Service was very personable and nice. Overall, an excellent experience. Would recommend it highly to anyone out for a dining experience. The cocktails are original and very complimentary to the meal.
Food is great and menu is interesting. W ...
Food is great and menu is interesting. We tried a lot of dishes and all were very good. Had reservation for 7PM on a Saturday and restaurant was a little quiet, but I assume it gets more lively as the night goes on.
Aggio provides a very Alto adige style c ...
Aggio provides a very Alto adige style cuisine with excellent starters and main dishes. Their chef has an incredible talent for preparing broccoli Rabe with the exact amount of salt and hot pepper infused oil. This was my fourth time there and each time I compare it to other restaurants and realize I just should come back here. Also of note is the incredible list of unique Sicilian wines that are available on their wine list. You should try it
Some of the most exciting and stimulatin ...
Some of the most exciting and stimulating flavors in each plate of the 4 course menu I have had in many years. The wine matching was superb and highlighted the flavors of each course.
Definitely recommend Aggio to any one who likes good food and fine wine.
Aggio is my favorite restaurant in town right now. I love the extras like the savory funnel cake and the mousses with olive oil. Everything was beautiful and delicious. A real stand out this time was the spicy squid ink pasta with uni and crab. Yum.
Great food, great wine
Went here for dinner on a nice summer Saturday night in June with my temporarily longish-distance girlfriend.
Ordered four-course sets with wine pairings for each for 80 bucks a head. Everything was amazing. Absolutely incredible food, an inviting knowledgable sommolier, and nice servers.
Only hiccup was the sommolier missed us for our main course due to some issue, yet a server came and gave us a hearty pour in his place and he gave us a nice explanation of each after returning for our desert course.
Had a truly remarkable dining *experience*.
Would most definitely recommend!
The preparation is northern Italian almo ...
The preparation is northern Italian almost Swiss in its interpretation of classic dishes. Very unusual and exciting change of pace. The wine list is very unique with a number of Sicilian wines. Combined with a professional staff of waiters and a sommelier that knows how to pair your dish with a Sicilian wine you cannot miss.
Food was excellent and the portions for the 4 course Prefixe were generous. The wine pairing was a extraordinary surprise for us. Parking was very easy despite being in the Baltimore Inner Harbor and the area has a very safe feel with a very short walk from the garage.
The best dining experience we have had a ...
The best dining experience we have had anywhere!!! We were so impressed withevery aspect of the restaurant. Service was outstanding, professional and knowledgeable. Food was out of this world.GM Eric was engaging, hands on, and professional. So pleased. Made our dinner into an experience.
Innovative Italian Cuisine...everything ...
Innovative Italian Cuisine...everything had a little twist to it. The Caesar Salad had fried oysters and a lovely dressing. The squid ink pasta in the Tonnarelli Nero was nicely al dente. But desserts really took it to new heights; save room! The tiramisu was like no other I've ever had; so light and fluffy. The chocolate cremeux was the winner, though.
You have a choice of a prix fixe dinner or a la carte. The specialty cocktails are also worth a try. And try the Amaro flight. I've been to Italy twice and never saw this on a menu (but then we never went to any fancy restaurants!) These are herb and spice infused red wines and are an exquisite taste treat.
Food was excellent, even the bread. Serv ...
Food was excellent, even the bread. Service was also excellent. Beautiful restaurant and overall a very good experience. Only complaint was the 'dinner size' portions were actually a little small so even after having a side and dessert, both excellent, we weren't 'full'. But other than that one complaint it was truly excellent. We would go again.
Outstanding food and service
Definitely a find for foodies. The menu had good variety and every dish we had was perfectly prepared and had many interesting and varied flavors. This will become one of our new favorite restaurants. We loved the food.
The decor is a bit un-exceptional and it is not the cheapest place to eat in town. I suppose if you are a meat and potatoes diner you might find the food too exotic.
The service is perfect: helpful and efficient without being overbearing or pretentious. The wine list is terrific. The food lives up to both of the above; the flavor profiles are wonderfully balanced, the choices are imaginative enough that you don't feel you have seen them 100 times before, yet familiar enough to qualify as comfort food.
The ambience is warm and friendly, without being overly casual.
Pleasant people but really slow service. ...
Pleasant people but really slow service. My fish was cold and undercooked. My husband's fish was just cold. We asked for the food to be warmed up and they did just that, they did not replace the food with new pieces. They forgot half the dessert order. The coffee was mediocre. I hope they have better days.
Fine Menu + Service Undermined by 1 Thing: Salt
Ambiance is stylish (on the cool side, visually) and service impeccable. But the food disappointed for a reason that could be easily fixed: Three of us ordered a combination of traditional and original dishes (chicken parm and caesar salad as well as seared tuna, pork done 2 ways...). All had the fundamentals right, with good texture, flavor, sides and garnishes like pickled vegetables atop the pork, but every dish was marred by an excess of salt -- something all of us noticed in every course, even the cheesey "funnel cake" amuse bouche. The prices are not out of line for fine cuisine, if done right, but not with an error like that.
While I had high expectations for this r ...
While I had high expectations for this restaurant, I was somewhat disappointed in the food. There was generally too many strong flavors, which overpowered the dishes and the natural flavor of the meat/fish/etc. Generally, I found the food, which was rather pricy, to not be worth the value. However, the service and ambiance were great.
Aggio is not for the meat-and-potatoes crowed! The food is eclectic, creative and adventurous.
That does not mean that it always works. It does mean, however, that one's palette is challenged. We had the tasting menu with wine pairings. The hamachi was good, though my daughter had had the same thing several days earlier using mackerel and preferred the mackerel version. I had the octopus, which was incredibly tender and a total delight. The beet cappelletti with goat cheese was also first class, though the rich red of the pasta and light sauce was not shown to advantage with a dark gray plate. The other pasta dish we had, whose name I cannot remember, included sausage and beans in the sauce. It was nice but needed something bright to offset the heavy starch of the beans. The mains we shared were the cod, which was very enjoyable, and the swordfish. The swordfish/ham combination with pickled beets on top was not a successful dish, in our opinion. Inventive, but not successful. The thin layer of ham made the swordfish taste like ham, one way I suppose of decreasing the fat content of ham, but not doing much for the swordfish! In our case, it was also overcooked, though the swordfish was still moist. The pickled beets on top were a mystery to me. Colorful but not balancing well with the meat. The desserts (strawberry cheese cake and tiramisu) were great.
Our sommelier was fabulous. The wine pairings were spot on. My daughter and I were amazed at the unique qualities of the nearly all Italian wines. Who knew Italy had so much more than Chianti?
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