Excellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Chef Rico does a terrific job with all his creations.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful meal, a fabulous timeWe found Avellino online as we were coming from out of town. Reservation was ready when we arrived, our guests from CT were late, but the staff was very understanding. Ordered the calamari, fried green beans and artichoke dip for appetizers. They were all very good, especially the crispy green beans. The calamari was a little confusing as it appeared to be more of a soup than appetizer. Entrees were tremendous. 2 of us had grilled salmon over lemon risotto with tomatoes and greens and it was one of the best restaurant meals I have ever eaten. The gnocchis, pollo saltimbocca, chicken parmigiana, and raviolis were all plentiful and delicious. Cannolis for dessert were also wonderful. Highly Recommended!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh Quality Italian FoodWe picked Avellino on the recommendation of a trusted friend. We wanted a relaxed special-occasion dinner for a family member about to embark on a new adventure.
The recipes and ideas were adventurous, without being "odd" to a lover of Italian cuisine. The pasta dishes were perfectly prepared, both classics and unusual pairings to choose from . More standard meat dishes such as parmigianas were both generous and delicious.
We selected wines from the by-the-glass menu that offered a nice selection at "higher," but understandable prices. The pour was notably generous.
Avellino more than met our expectations.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI was not particularly interestedI was not particularly interested in your "special features." I was interested in a good place to talk--meeting a friend. I knew the food would be good, the ambiance would be conducive to a good conversation, etc. I was very pleased with our server, Danny. He was attentive but not intrusive; efficient but not hurrying, etc. The restaurant is not "neighborhood" for me, although I would frequent it much more often if it were. I live in Sutton and there are many convenient and good restaurants in Worcester,m but Avellino's is worth the drive.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were impressed by the qualityWe were impressed by the quality of the food. We enjoyed chatting with Chef Rico who explained the housemade motto of all of their fare.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood Was Excellent. Very accommodatFood Was Excellent. Very accommodating With Substitutions. Best Tiramisu Ever. Highly Recommend..4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice restaurant. FreshVery nice restaurant. Fresh pasta was great. Loved the scallops.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDr. JGreat dining experience. Rico, the chef, prepared the most outstanding meal for us and another couple, and this wasn't the first time! Highly recommend Avellino's.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an early (6:00 pm)SaturdayWe had an early (6:00 pm)Saturday night reservation for 4 and ended up spending 3 hours at our table. We never felt rushed or pressured to leave. The ambiance became noisier as the evening progressed and the restaurant filled up but we were able to converse without difficulty. My husband ordered something that was not on the menu but similar to a dish that was (he requested Veal Saltimbocca which was not offered, however there was a Chicken Saltimbocca on the menu) and our waitress and the chef were very accomodating.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time there, was ourFirst time there, was our anniversary! Requested a romantic table , put us right next to a couple in the corner, asked to move and second table wasn't romantic either. Food was excellent , waitress very good!!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMService and ambiance wereService and ambiance were excellent. Our waitress was very accommodating and never made us feel rushed. We were very impressed with our overall experience. We have highly recommended this restaurant to family and friends.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite ItalianI chose Avellino's for my birthday dinner with my wife and son, and everything was great. Only our second time there, the restaurant is about 35 or 40 miles away, so not a place we get to on a regular basis, but it is the best Italian we know within reasonable distance from home. My son and I stuck to some traditional Italian preparations, but my wife decided to try the Prime Rib special and found it the best she has had in many years anywhere. It was also good value at just under $20. Dessert was great as well.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM