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Avellino
Avellino

Avellino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.avellinorestaurant.com
  • Email: info@table3restaurantgroup.com
  • Phone: (508) 347-2321
  • 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 (860) 235-1286

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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • " I am immediately relaxed when seated at a table in any of the lovely dining spaces. I like red wine and have had some lovely ones at Avellino. Every meal I've had has been wonderful; from salad to dessert! My favorite comfort food is the eggplant parm; and mushroom risotto with scallops(the scallops are melt in your mouth delicious) for seafood. Ricco and his staff know how to cook seafood, so if there is a seafood special do try it, you won't be sorry. My husband is not an adventurous eater so he sticks with more traditional dishes like pasta with bolognese sauce, chicken parm, and lasagna; he gives all 5 stars. Save room for dessert! The entire staff is welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. Avellino is my choice for a special night."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Our group of four had dinner on Friday evening for the first time. We loved the upscale atmosphere, the food was delicious, nice presentation, our waiter was fantastic!! We would definately recommend this restaurant. Loved, loved it!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been to Avellino a few times and have yet to be disappointed! The food is always delicious, the staff is attentive and courteous and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Located at the intersection of Rt. 84 and 90 makes it a great location for meeting up with friends, near and far! Keep up the great work Avellino!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our first visit. Restaurant decor is nice. Service was excellent. Menu choices were good. Food was fair. Restaurant was very noisy. There was a party in first room which was very loud, so much we could hear them in the second room. Not conducive to a quiet, romantic, have a nice conversation, dining experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "After seeing a write up in a newspaper that a customer had left at my place of business, we decided to go and check it out with another couple. Having made reservations, we were promptly seated when we arrived. Almost immediately we were brought water and warm fresh bread with dipping oils.There was a fairly large wine menu and several Chianti choices. Once we had decided what are meal choices were,The waiter was very attentive making sure that our glasses never really emptied too far. The veal was cooked perfectly, along with the scallop dish. I loved that there were so many risotto options. Can't wait for our next trip back to try some other options on the menu, and maybe sit at the chefs table or even venture for a cooking class."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Nice to new up date to the decor. The food is excites your palate and nicely presented."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Loved this small intimate restaurant. The menu was outstanding with lots of seasonal fresh options. Food presentation and taste were excellent. It was a bit too noisy making conversation tough but that is my only complaint about this otherwise wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we will definitely be returning! We really enjoyed the open kitchen and being able to watch the chef at work. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. The antipasti was a nice mix of meats, cheeses and vegetables-a small was enough for 4 of us to get a little taste of everything. We had chicken piccata (very good), veal parmigiana (excellent) and the ricotta gnocchi in bolognese sauce (completely magical!). The gnocchi alone will ensure a return trip for another serving! The desserts were good, but only the special (a chocolate cup with chocolate mousse and fresh fruit) and the lemon grass panna cotta were notable. Our waiter, Daniel, was attentive without being intrusive and very helpful."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We really enjoy the wait staff, their knowledge and friendliness."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Some of the best bread I have ever had. Very high quality , gourmet Italian. A little pricey."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "So this is a qualified endorsement: if you're in Sturbridge, this is a good place to go. We traveled west to pay this place (the former Whistling Swan) a visit and while it is decent, very nicely appointed it is nothing special. That said, in a town with a lot of chain and pub-type places it is probably one of the better local spots to dine. My biggest complaint was a misrepresentation on the menu. The appetizer was listed as bacala (salt cod, re hydrated) with potato cakes. Instead we received bacala in potato cakes, sort of a "fried/breaded fish cake"; not what I was reading and expecting. The rest of the meal was good to very good. The wine list was a pleasant surprise, some decent Italian choices that paired well. The room is very nice."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "A romantic, candlelit dinner with delicious cocktails, mouthwatering appetizers, and entrees to die for... What more could you ask for? The restaurant itself was beautiful and homey. It was like being in Grandma's kitchen all over again. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. He made our decisions even more difficult with the incredible list of specials he described with ease. Everything that we ordered was fantastic but the entrees are what we'll be back for. If you like seafood and you like pasta, the Spaghetti al Frutti di Mare is for you. The highlight of the night, for me anyway, was the Ricotta Gnocchi Bolognese. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. It was a perfect Valentine's Day dinner!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Avellino Italian Restaurant in Sturbridge, MA is truly an awesome dining experience. The atmosphere is very romantic, the service staff is outstanding, the menu contains selections that will please even the most discerning palate, and Chef Rico completes the overall experience with a warm smile and gracious thank you. Great food- Great Chef! You will not be disappointed at this establishment. And with the addition of the new renovations that will be completed in April 2014, Avellino's will soon become the number one Italian restaurant in the town of Sturbridge, in my humble opinion."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Prices were reasonable. Food quantity was too much. Quality was excellent. Service was very good and people friendly."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Loved the relax feeling of the dining room. The veal melted in your mouth, pasta was fresh , large portions. Gluten free vegan had the best meal ever...even had 4 dessert choices that were vegan gluten free. The waitress was helpful,friendly and very attentive. Will be back and hope the chef puts the grill Brussels sprout salad on the spring menu."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My husband and I were both very happy with what we ordered. The service was perfect: our server was knowledgeable and attentive but not intrusive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was very good and setting was lovely. Service was fragmented with not all courses arriving to all diners at the same time."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I took the wife there for Valentines Day. We got there 30 minutes after our reservation time due to heavy traffic and they rearranged their tables to accommodate us.... very impressive. We had great wine, a great appetizer, and great seafood. Afterwards, the bar upstairs at The Duck is really cool..... they have comfortable lounge chairs at the bar. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant was quiet when we arrived at 8 pm on a snowy Thursday evening. The service was helpful and attentive but not intrusive. We had appetizers, salads and shared an entree. All the food was very good as were the house wines, a cab and a chardonnay. We'll go again."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The atmosphere was very pleasant and quiet with good spacing between tables. I had the crab stuffed monkfish and it was excellent,my wife had a gluten free version made with lobster that was wonderful. Service was great and the waiter was very knowledgeable."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The lobster gnocchi was delicious, however the portion was a little small to fill this bottomless pit. I was however very content because of the delicious meatball appetizer, sweat heart salad with pears, strawberries, pecans, and strawberry vinaigrette dressing. My wife had the filet and it was cooked to perfection. To end the evening we chose the desert sampler which is the chefs selection and I must say we were not disappointed. For the price of the sampler you get a broad selection of approximately 5 or 6 different deserts and the portion size is perfect for two."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was fabulous from soup to dessert! Service was top-notch!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here on the day after Valentine's Day. It was very busy but the service was still good. We came in expecting a quiet, relaxing and romantic dinner and that is just what we got. I would recommend it to anyone looking for the same."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Avellino is a gem of a restaurant in the Sturbridge, MA area. The Italian food is excellent. The ambiance is great. We recommend this restaurant to people looking for a fine meal in a great setting."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had never eaten at Avellino's before, so I took a chance and booked dinner for 2 using Open Table. The experience at Avellino's was nothing short of fantastic! There is a great variety of food, the bread is dangerously good, and the food was excellent! We even had a dessert sampling that was fabulous. I will definitely return!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I were looking for a place that we hadn't been to for a Valentine's Day dinner. Avellino was an hour and ten minutes away from us, and we found it worth the drive. From the host finding a way to accommodate our early arrival to our waitress' attentiveness without intrusiveness, service was very good. The menu was pretty much standard upscale Italian, but each dish seemed to be prepared with a twist. The end result was a pleasant surprise without being shocking. Bottom line....we had a very good time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Loved my first experience at Avellino! The ambiance was upscale, classy, and romantic and the food was phenomenal. Service was courteous and appropriately-timed, as was the pricing. VERY pleased with our experience and we will definitely return again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was the second time we were here, and the entire experience was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Polite atmosphere all around. Fine food at a moderate price. Will tell people about the place."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had a 7 p.m. reservation and were seated promptly. The service, once seated, was amazing. Our waiter was professional, knowledgeable, friendly yet non-invasive. The spacing between courses was perfect. Lots of time for conversation but without a long wait to be served, etc. Prices were what you would expect for an upscale restaurant. No surprises."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "From the first greeting to the "goodnight," our evening there was excellent. The bread and dipping oil were well matched and a very good first taste.A large caesar, a large endive, and a small house salad (which came with the entree) showed they know how do do salads right. Mushroom risotto with truffle cream was rich without being overly thick, and the taste was just to our liking. Butternut squash and sweet potato ravioli with amaretto cookie, parmesan, spinach, butternut cream sauce was amazing. Both were nicely plated for two, thanks to our server who neither hovered nor stayed away too long. A side of pasta marinara, while probably an excellent dish on its own, just couldn't compete with the others. With a glass of wine each <$70"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had a great first experience at Avellino the other night. Our server, I think his name was Joshua, was just great. Very knowledgable about the menu and happy to provide us with great service. We have already recommended this restaurant to a few friends and will be returning ourselves. Thank you!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We went in to Avellino cold....no previewing the menu or looking at previous reviews. What we discovered was a dining experience that will surely bring us back for many more visits. We were seated almost immediately by a very pleasant young woman who explained the specials and brought us samples of wine we were curious about. The timing from the appetizers to dinner was perfect and the meals were fantastic. An attentive but not overly hovering staff completed the picture. Overall a great place for some excellent food at a reasonable price (under $100 for two with drinks and appetizer)."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Reservations were early New Years Eve, Wait staff handled the growing number of diners, tough night to judge that said my wife and I would definitely re-visit."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food was AMAZING. Drinks were delish. Overall great experience. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I found this restaurant on open table and decided to try it out. We went out for new years eve dinner & it was fabulous! It was busy inside the restaurant but the service was great. Will definitely be going again!!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was interesting, delicious and plentiful. The service was friendly and outstanding. The atmosphere was one of celebration that put us in the Christmas mood. We can't wait to go back for New Year's Eve!!!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Found this restaurant online, took a chance - wow! The kind of delicious food that gives me recurring happy dreams. It was very noisy, but otherwise perfect. and if it was only noisy because everyone was having a good time, I can't really complain."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "me and my husband went out for our anniversary and had an amazing meal. service was great and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Great food, great service and server, He was superb. Couldn't ask for more."
    Dined on 12/6/2013