Avellino
Avellino

Avellino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.avellinorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5083472321
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Enrico Giovanello
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Avellino chefs believe the small details matter. When we host your party or event, you will enjoy superbly prepared cuisine and personalized service from our professional staff. Select from among our menus — from a casual buffet to a formal sit down dinner, an intimate party to a gathering of 50 friends or associates, we offer something for everyone's tastes and needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Call us directly for catering and banquet inquiries.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah J Gottlieb 8602351286

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 20
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Well lit private parking lot located to the rear of the building. Free valet parking is provided on Friday & Saturday evenings.
A word from Avellino
Avellino offers traditional, homemade Italian cuisine in a setting that unites old and new for a truly memorable experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Avellino reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (26)fit for foodies (21)romantic (19)neighborhood gem (17)great for outdoor dining (9)good for groups (8)notable wine list (6)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Open Table Buffet
    Buffet101
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We wanted to experience the open table buffet because some local friends had recently recommended it at Avellino's. We arrived for our 6 PM reservation and were warmly greeted and seated. There was one other couple dining when we arrived and when we dined, we were the only people there. We found the salad to be good . However, the hot dishes were mediocre at best. None of the food pans were marked indicating what dishes were inside and the wait staff attempted to help us. The lasagna was dry and overdone. The meatballs and sausage were cool. The chicken was plain. The vegetable dish and the beef were fairly flavorful. We were disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First not last visit
    Debhitch
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    What a great restaurant. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. Our drink order was taken and fulfilled. Our server asked us if we would like a few minutes to enjoy our drinks before placing our order! How nice normally..it's place your order.... He was the best waiter we have had anywhere all summer on our quest to eat at a new place every Saturday evening. The bread homemade... Salads big enough to share... All meals delicious... We shared desserts... Will definately go back this winter so my husband can have Osso Boco .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistent
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Rico does a great job. The food is always consistent and the staff is very pleasant. They make you feel very welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We'll be back
    luv4food
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We arrived at 7 p.m., our reservation time, and were seated right away. Chris, our server, greeted us almost immediately, took our drink order, and everything was top notch from there. My husband and I had the gnocci which was light, pillows of handmade pasta in a delicious bolognese sauce. We have to return to Avellino because there are so many other menu choices we want to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wife and I stopped in for an Anniversary dinner (up from Connecticut). My wife ordered off menu (pasta with seasonal vegetables) and the Chef nailed it. She says it was one of the best pasta dishes she had ever had, and Chef Rico created the dish with non traditional vegetables, including brussel sprouts!. I had the Carbonara which was excellent. Highly recommend this spot for fine Italian dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meals
    Lfaneuf
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    First time coming. All 4 meals were absolutely fantastic. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu and great service
    Terry
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Love sitting on their new enclosed porch. Salads are very unique.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Frequent Diner
    LocalDiner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have eaten at the restaurant several times. This was our first buffet. We waited 20 minutes for our bottle of wine-- there were only two other couples in the restaurant at the time. After waiting 10-15 minutes for an espresso and capuccino, our server informed us that they were having trouble figuring out how to work the machine. After another 10 minutes, she offered us regular coffee without charge, since they couldn't work the espresso machine. When she brought the bill, she told us that the manager didn't want to comp us on the coffee-- after also buying a full bottle of wine and dessert-- and we were the only ones in the restaurant who did! If this had been our first experience with the restaurant it would also have been our last.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    rich
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was exceptional, we sat on the new porch they added and it was beautiful, they did a great job.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In a word, PERFECTION!
    Hospitality23
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This restaurant is beautiful, clean and classy. Our food was excellent and the service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    JoanWB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I took my husband to Avellinos for his birthday. The food was great! Several reviewers had commented that it was loud and I agree. I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Excellent service, waiter was outstanding. Food was absolutely above average. First time there and very impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great flavors
    As136
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was my second time dining here, I loved all the food we had. My favorite was the homemade gnocchi dish with bologonase, so creamy, rich and flavorful. Service was attentive, we sat on the porch section by the screened windows. It was nice to watch the traffic go by as we chatted. At the end I wasn't going to get desert because I was so full and I decided to because the pie seemed tempting. I think it was a berry rhubarb. Overall we enjoyed everything and would love to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Been wanting to try this place for awhile... It was delicious!!! I'll be back for sure. So many good things on the menu :) Also if you like chicken Parm, it's quite a portion. You won't be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening!
    Mich41
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our server was absolutely wonderful! Our table was in a corner with the large French doors open and it was perfect. Our meal was delicious. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnD
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food was great, service was a bit slow and in attentive - waiter was very nice but a bit overwhelmed - could have used additional wait staff. Overall, a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise noise noise
    Eater
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    EXTRMELY noisy, and at least a third of the tables were empty. Can't imagine the din when the place is full.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Weekend Lunch!
    Bizzy57
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Fod and service were both excellent. We were one of two parties seated inside (we thought it was too hot for the patio whcih was packed). The food was all terrific - mussels, capreses salad, chcicken limone and chicken parmigianna. All delicious and highly recommended. Our server was perfect. Very professional and warm but did not want to become our best friend. Attenetive but did not hover - he just appeared when we ned him. Great experience - thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tourist/ Brimfeild
    Heidi
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The service was good, but not overly attentive. The food, Veal Parm, gnocchi , was good, not outstanding. The salt cod cakes, were quite good ... But ironically to salty. Beautiful interior and we enjoyed our time... But not enough to order coffee and linger.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Porch
    47ers
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Lovely addition to the restaurant. Our choices of food were good and everyone enjoyed their meal. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodies
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great food and friendly staff. Chef was very accommodating as we asked for an appetizer that was not on the menu and he prepared it specially for us...it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tried the new screen porch
    Terry
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We love this place for our romantic Friday dinner to end the busy work week. Food is flavorful and well presented. Bread and dipping oil is nice, dense and crusty bread. Staff is friendly. We enjoyed watching sturbridge traffic thru the porch screens. I would have liked a few more fancy martinis - maybe some sweet ones like snickers or gingerbread?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Overall, a very nice dining experience, it's getting harder to find quality dining establishments in the Sturbridge area. My wife and I both ordered seafood dishes and found both dishes to be a little heavy with the salt. Also found it a little odd to have crackers served with the Antipasto, they just seemed a little out of place. Otherwise the service was excellent, the prices reasonable and the ambiance was exceptional. They did a great job renovating the old Whistling Swan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian without the Attitude
    thevienna184
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Loved our dinner, but even better was the outstanding service from Dan. You made our night special and effortless to enjoy the guests dining with our table. We appreciate the extra effort and staying open late. Be back to enjoy those meatballs again!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Cricket
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Our waiter Chris was outstanding and very friendly. He gave my daughter and I the perfect amount of time between courses. He answered all our questions and new the menu very well. I will certainly be back and recommend Avellino to all my friends
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 230 reviews are from the Avellino reviews archive.
  • Delightful
    monsonron
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We caught Avellino on a quiet (Sat of Memorial Weekend) night. Service excellent, attentive, but not overly bothersome. Appetizer of bruschetta was unique and very well done. Salad fresh, but average. Entrees were very good, mine was egg plant parm, my wife had seared scallops on saffron risotto. Both were well presented and delicious. The menu had a nice variety of selections. Great dessert menu. Wine list was primarily Italian, with nice price and quality selections. Dining room was bright, nicely decorated, pleasant and spotless. Overall a terrific experience....and we'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new Favorite!
    KMarie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    First time dining at Avellino. The food was amazing! From appetizer to the dessert. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food versus noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food was exceptional. Lemon ricotta and everything else- simply mouth-wateringly delicious! Noise level and acoustics were almost unbearable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tanuki
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We visit "Duck" every time we went Antique fair at Brimfield but Avellino first time, reason is they close on Sunday. Small plates. Arancini(fried rice balls completely different from Japanese rice ball) was very nice. Mussels was also good. Spaghetti al Frutti di Mare was big volume, enough for two. We regret that their house wine(asked white and dry) was not so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining
    JhJh
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Avellino's continues to impress. This was my 2nd time at the restaurant and our experience was as good as the first. Appetizers, salads, entrees all delicious. Make sure to save room for the dessert sampler plate - just so yummy! Good service, clean.....you need to try this place!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal!
    Delish
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food is always delicious and the service is good. Might like just a little larger menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, too loud!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great food. Way, way too loud. We requested a quiet table and were given table right next to a very large dinner party of 18+ and couldn't even hear ourselves talking. Too bad because the food and waiter were very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Have dined here quite a few times, this time the waiter was a little too rushed if I had wanted a fast food meal I would have gone to one. He realized when we didn't put in our main dish entree right away. It was just not the best experience that we have had in the past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pheonomenal
    47ers
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious dinners on the new porch and our waitress was a sweetheart.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    2 of our party of 3 had special dietary needs. The staff and chef were great at working with us and making great dishes within those requirements.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Makeover is inviting
    JoeZ
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food and service has always been awesome at Avellino's. But the the newly renovated rear dining quarters are outstanding. It provides a new level of ambience and warmth that just places this establishment several levels above the competition. Nice job. What's next?
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great all around experience
    RoLo
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Superb food; elegant decor; appropriate lighting! Our server was very professional but a tad neglectful. He may have had too many tables. I can't wait to go again
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, amazing find!
    mattdVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Had a fantastic dinner from start to finish. amazing apps and the main course was one of the best I've had in a long time. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambience!
    sheepweaver
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The expansion of the main dining room gives a wonderful open feel to the room. The transformation is amazing! The food, wine and service were fabulous from beginning to the end.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing First Date Venue
    keepingitlocal
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The food and service at Avellino are outstanding. The dining room is lovely, the staff warm and exceptionally professional and the food absolutely delicious. I have waited years to try the "downstairs" room and am only kicking myself for not having tried it sooner.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet