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Jun 18, 2008



I also recently dined at Assaggi for lunch. I had the orecchiette with ground sausage, air-dried ricotta and broccoli rabe as well. I, unfortunately, had the opposite opinion. I though that the sausage, which was pureed, added little sausage flavor to the dish. Further, Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe traditionally is a very light meal that uses the flavors of the broccoli rabe, sausage, and cooking oil to make a "sauce." The pesto that accompanied this dish was bland and unnecessary.

I did love the mozzarella sampler that we got, however, oddly enough, we had the exact same price issue, which was also promptly corrected. This makes me wonder if they either have not fixed a computer error, or if there is something else going on...

I do hope that these kinks will be worked out in the coming weeks, as the prices are quite reasonable, and I think there is real potential for Assaggi to succeed.

Mike Bober

Interesting to hear that your experience with the mozzarella plate was similar to mine...definitely something that needs to be corrected quickly.

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the orecchiette as much as I did...I remember the pesto as flavorful and bright, so I can only say that I hope that your dish was the exception and not mine.


I had dinner at Assaggi this weekend. I was really looking forward to it, but have to say that it was pretty disappointing. The mozzarella sampling was great, but my main dish, the orecchiette with sausage was very heavy and not what I expected. I left thinking the restaurant is overpriced considering the food and service. I had high hopes for this place, but with the lack of service and the fact that they were out of a few dishes, I don't see how they'll survive in Bethesda...

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