Don?t believe the negative hype, My experience at Ago was amazing. The entire staff, mostly Italian, is extremely patient and kind. We were waiting a while for one guest to arrive before ordering and they never made us feel pressured, or rushed, they were extremely welcoming and patient, thought the restaurant was extremely busy. The wait staff was knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and charming.
We ordered many different things off the menu, and everything was wonderful, fresh and perfectly prepared. The Burrata melts in your mouth, the smoked sword fish is fresh and delicate, cured with juniper berried and topped with tart orange slices that give it the perfect burst of acidity, the octopus salad is the best I have had outside of Italy, tender, delicate, drizzled with exceptional extra virgin olive oil. The pastas were fresh and melted in your mouth, (we had the ravioli special, amazing) and the mushroom risotto was the perfect balance of woodsy porcini and buttery goodness. I would also recommend the Ago martini, made with fresh peach juice, it was absolutely luscious!
The food at Ago is simple, rustic and genuine, there is no pretense here, but when it is done right that is the essence of fine Italian cooking! We will definitely go back, once is not enough!
Pros: Knowledgeable staff, incredibly fresh, authentic Italian food