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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Avellino reviews from OpenTable diners
48 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 (25)fit for foodies (21)romantic (19)neighborhood gem (17)great for outdoor dining (9)good for groups (8)notable wine list (5)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
  • Fantastically delicious surprise
    StSu
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it was "good"
    local
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    I expected more. The ambiance was great, service very friendly, but very very slow. The food was okay, again I expected better. The "braciole" was really a stracotto, the risotto had an odd (not pleasant) flavor; the "pounded chicken" was really strips of breast...again, disappointed for what I paid.
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  • I am never disappointed when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    I am never disappointed when I eat here. Everything was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just fell short
    Lookinforgood
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I have lived int the Sturbridge area for over 25 years. We are constantly looking for a restaurant in the area that we enjoy. Avolnios fell short. Lovely atmosphere! Server was great. A couple of things would make us want to come back again. First all of the meals were swimming in sauce. The calamari was smothered in a red sauce; spicy and good, just too much. We don't mind paying for a meal that is really good. We want Avolino to be successful. We want to encourage our friends to dine there. Calamari, Lamb Shank, Braciole,especially heavy on the sauce. Scallops were nicely done. Arugula salad was a nice addition.. Might I suggest, go lightly and work on a better presentation.
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  • Great place to eat!
    SJAuntie
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Avellino is a great place to enjoy Italian food in a quiet, friendly atmosphere. The staff is very attentive to your needs and the food was excellent and reasonably priced! Each of my friends and I enjoyed dining here for dinner and will most likely return again in the near future! I would highly recommend Avellino for date night or a night out with the girls.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dining, sparce setting
    zapper
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We had a very enjoyable dinner, well served, nicely plated and served hot. The chef did a perfect job on the main course,although I would rethink the cheddar risotto. We all thought the room was a little sterile and that some dashes of bright colors would have given it a little life, the muted colored walls and white material covered windows left us with a blank background that seemed to dull our table conversation. A little noise dampening would help quiet conversations from other tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I ate too much!
    sheepweaver
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    The food was beyond fabulous and I couldn't stop!! Everything was outstanding, can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice place in central Mass
    Bapp
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Tasty take on Italian cuisine. If you like bold flavors and large helpings you will enjoy Avellino. A short but decent selection of Italian wines. Our server was both personable and professional and the best we have encountered in this neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    LugKim
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We met friends for dinner. All six of us were extremely happy with our meals. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine and food selections making excellent recommendations. Would highly recommend this restaurant and plan to return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around just awesome experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    All around just awesome experience...food, ambiance, service. Will defintiely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    First tie at Avellino's. The food and service were excellent; honestly the reviews (all of which were good) don't do it justice. The seating chairs could have been a bit more comfortable (I have an injured leg so that does kind of matter). But overall I would highly recommend the restaurant; I will definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Applause to the chef
    Debbiem
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Haven't been to Sturbridge in ages, used to come here as a child with mom and dad. Was having a reunion of sorts with my Big Brother, and I knew he liked certain foods, I looked up the menu, spotted some of the appetizers and took a chance. Best move I've made in awhile! Great food from start to finish. I will definately recommend and return to Avellino's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was outstanding
    Kimberly
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    When I go out to eat I want good food but more importantly I look for good service. That is exactly what I got at Avalino's The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. We will defiantly be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love you guys
    Hudziks
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    We go there for the food, and for Danny who works there. The service is always exceptional and we're treated as an important customer. Thanks for another great night, Greg & Kristine Hudzik
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Girls night out
    babson97VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    My friend and I have been going to Avellino for our monthly get together's and we have never been disappointed. The food has always been delicious. Quite often we try their specials, for they sound too good to pass up, and we are very rarely disappointed. During the fall season, I would HIGHLY recommend the butternut squash risotto balls for an appetizer - absolutely amazing! Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out
    Gerry
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Our experience at Avellino's was outstanding. The food was spectacular and the service very attentive. We highly recommend Avellino's .
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable
    enjoyfood
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    We had an enjoyable time. The service was excellent and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner before a play
    Dave
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    My husband and I had dinner at Avellino's for the first time on Sat. night. We loved it. We each had the pasta and meatballs. One of the best I've ever had.And We've been to Italy. The bread was to die for. And the salad light and tasty. We had so much left over we will be enjoying it each for our dinner tonight. We did not have room for dessert, but saw the sample tray go by.WOW. We are real foodies and put this one at the top of our list. Plus the staff was over the top friendly and professional. Karen and David Richards. 9/28/13
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Find!
    Holli
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Needed a restaurant to meet up with family from out of town and this was the place.... Great food, service and ambiance. I remember the type of restaurant that used to be in this place and it was very over priced. The quality of food matched the price. Bar drinks were a bit pricey for the size drinks we were served but that was overlooked quickly by the attentive service and great food. Thank you for the great night out...will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Jennaflex
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Avellino is always a fabulous time. Table Three (group ownership of this and two other local restaurants) always puts their best foot forward. The food is top-notch, service outstanding, ambiance delightful...love, love, love this place! Nothing but the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Warm Inviting Atmosphere
    Cookie
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Fresh warm bread and fragrant dipping oil was brought soon after we were seated by our well trained and knowledgeable waiter. The wine list was varied and adequate. We started with the calamari which was more than mildly spicy as noted on the menu but quite delicious. The service was perfectly paced and above standard without being intrusive. My salmon was fresh and perfectly prepared and the spinach not drenched in garlic. My husband enjoyed his seafood and pasta, again fresh, perfectly seasoned, and brought to the table piping hot. Their desserts looked tantalizing but we were too full. We found the prices quite reasonable considering the nice atmosphere, excellent service, and well prepared delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Soecial Dinner
    Grampster
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    My wife and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary at Avellino's and could not have chosen a better restaurant. Everything was superb and what made it even more special was our waiter, Danny, who recommended a fantastic wine and also helped us with our menu choices. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best around
    lulu22z
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    We have been fortunate enough to visit all of the Table Three Restaurants, and all are outstanding!!! We have recommended all of them to our friends and co-workers and they were impressed from atmosphere to service to food. The take out food offered for Superbowl Sunday........just as wonderful (and convenient)! Thanks Table Three!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was not as expected.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Food was not as expected. Poorly prepared. Would not recommend.
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  • Great find
    Newspix100
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Meeting out of town friends in Sturbridge brought us to Avellino on the basis of some online reviews. No complaints, food was excellent and service was good. Prices are in line with the quality. One tip...if you look at their online menu, just remember that it's a sample and not exactly what you will find in the menu given to you at dinner. My wife had her sights on a certain dish that wasn't on the current menu, so she was disappointed. Avellino rates high for us and we will certainly return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Avellino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    I recently went with my boyfriend to The Avellino in Sturbridge for his birthday. We wanted real, flavorful Italian food and that is exactly what we got. He had gotten chicken marsala and I ate a cheese ravioli with marinara sauce to die for. The restaurant had great deals like getting an appetizer, entree, and dessert for $19.95. All the food sounded delicious and tasted amazing. There was an extensive wine list and my boyfriend actually got an italian draft beer which he said was the best beer he had ever tasted. The service was very good and the place was nice and quiet with romantic settings for couples but also nice bigger tables for a family event. You don't have to get too dressy to go out to eat here either which is always nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Better Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Menu is standards but well prepared and with some inspired additions. Overall we enjoyed dinner. It's a bit noisy but not distracting.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Find in Sturbridge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Good food, generous drinks and a good wine list including some wonderful by-the-glass choices. Service was good and very friendly as well. Not a bargain, but very fairly priced, especially so in a tourist spot like Sturbridge
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Avellino had great food and servers that were on top of anything we asked for. When we arrived the table was ready and we sat down right away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    This is good authentic Italian food. The sauces are flavorful and meatballs were the perfect consistency. The only reason I did not give 5 stars for food is the veal was over salted. Everything else was great . We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free with respect.
    GlutenfreeGigi
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    The staff at Avelino took care of my allergy issues without making me feel odd or disrespected. I had the gluten free pasta with vodka sauce. It was delicious. The salad was also great ! I look forward to returning to Avellino!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was our first experience
    modimolli
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    It was our first experience and we were bringing friends. Overall,it was a very nice dining experince forr all...service,food& drinks,atmosphere & price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Food a Notch Above!
    UncleBuckVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We went here after dining at Cedar Street Grille the night before, not knowing the venues were related. Avellino's didn't disappoint . . . the drinks, the food, and the service were all fantastic.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Delightful Birthday Dinner
    Norm
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    The decor was pleasant but uninspired. That isn't a bad thing but some wall art or some fabric would help alleviate the almost earsplitting bursts of laughter. Laughter is a good thing and a sign that folks are enjoying themselves, but at times we had to stop talking until the noise went down. The food was excellent and desserts delightful. Our server was very professional and made our meal one to remember. Nice personality, did not hover but seemed to appear exactly when it was appropriate. All in all it was a wonderful, albeit loud, dining experience and I look forward to returning for more great food, or maybe dessert and coffee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at a good price
    CaptJustus
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Food was excellent. Meatball appetizer was outstanding. Very good entree choices. Home made sauce for pasta dishes was very good. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great meal at bargain price...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    A fine meal that was very reasonably priced!! If I lived in this neighborhood, I would be a regular. Fantastic, cheery service with a very caring staff!! The risotto appetizer was main course size. The eggplant parm was great. IFine wine list complements the food. All in all... a keeper. I will be back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hit & miss
    ranobo
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Nice spot in Sturbridge. We had been to the Duck upstairs a few times so we wanted to give this place a try. Nice ambience, Christine, our server, was outstanding. Good and affordable wine selection. On the main course front, we had mixed feeling. I had the oso bucco that was good. My wife had the chicken Milanese which was very bland and unappealing in its presentation. Dessert was excellent. We would go back but would stay away from the chicken Milanese. We still prefer the Duck upstairs.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, Dan was a spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    As always, Dan was a spectacular waitperson. Food was good. The back dining room was unbearably loud. A party of 4 made it nearly impossible to think, let alone converse! Cooking with Enrico was in the front dining area. We will never go back when that's happening. Seems like the entire building is trying to be something for everybody. Sometimes you have to pick a side.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went downhill
    gadillyVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    Food used to be very good but it was at best disappointing.gf
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  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Excellent food and service. Chef Rico does a terrific job with all his creations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.