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About Avellino

Avellino offers traditional, homemade Italian cuisine in a setting that unites old and new for a truly memorable experience.

502 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Route 20

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 347-2321

Website:
http://www.avellinorestaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Well lit private parking lot located to the rear of the building. Free valet parking is provided on Friday & Saturday evenings.

Executive Chef:
Enrico Giovanello

Private Party Facilities:
Call us directly for catering and banquet inquiries.

Private Party Contact:
Dawn Ryan: (508) 347-2321

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Avellino Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for a Date (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Casual (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Cozy (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 25, 2017

great gluten free options! Special order BD cake was delicious. Lovely wine selection and table service by Danny and company!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Consistently delicious food and service. Good value for the quality of food. Enjoy that intimate dinner with someone.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

fresh prepared food , friendly staff , good prices.Great dining experience , will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We go to Avellino's repeatedly for the excellent quality of the food. We like always sitting in the same table in the corner. The experience is rendered even more pleasurable by the outstanding quality of the staff. We always request the same waiter because he is professional, and interesting to talk to. We wish there was more time to chat with him. We are also privileged to enjoy the assistance of the younger Danny, who is also professional, friendly and helpful.
We look forward to returning, to try some new dishes, and continue to savor our old favorites.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2017

7 of us went for dinner after a day of meetings. We had made a reservation for 5 and added 2 more with no problem. I and my friend both had the filet mignon which was some of the best beef I've had in awhile. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their dinners as well and a good time was had by all. Our server was very efficient and friendly.

I would think if the restaurant was full it might get a bit noisy but that was not our experience. There was a decent choice of wine by the glass as well as good choice of beers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Excellent! The whole dining experience was wonderful. The best gluten-free meal I have enjoyed.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We're regulars at Avellino because service, food and environment are all excellent. I had Lamb rack special, wife had Filet mignon, both were first rate. Wine list is excellent. Desserts limited, but good. Wait staff is excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Amazing cuisine and great service. Always consistent

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2017

The food was ok. Place was pretty loud. While it was busy upstairs. It wasn't busy downstairs. Yet we still had to seak loudly to have conversation. The menu was very limited although you could order from the upstairs menu. We had calamari it was very spicy and there was too much vinegar. Veal chope was beautiful and cooked perfectly but needed seasoning. My friend ordered pasta and she said it was hard. Could have been cooked a little more. All and all very overpriced for the experience. Will not be back

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 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Food was delicious and the waitress was excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Best place! Never disappointed! Chicken piccata with risotto is hands down the best I ever had!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

WONDERFUL PLACE TO RELAX AND ENJOY THE EVENING, GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE, GREAT AMBIANCE, QUIET ENOUGH TO CARRY ON A CONVERSATION, GREAT WINE - JUST A GREAT ALL AAROUND GOOD VALUE - LOVE IT !!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Outstanding Value
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food and the service were outstanding. We will keep coming back

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2017

I love this restaurant! Great food, great atmosphere and great service. Our server, Dan, is the best!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Dinner was great. 6 of us went and everyone was pleased with their meal. Sat at table close to kitchen which was not a good spot. Overall, food & service was great.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The food was very good! I would definitely go back and would recommend this restaurant to others. I enjoyed the Spinach/Pear salad to start. It was delicious! I tried a Seafood Fra Diablo pasta special. It was very tasty, but I would have liked it a little more if it were more spicy. The seafood seemed fresh and was cooked perfectly. Our server was also great and did not rush our evening whatsoever. The atmosphere was very quiet and nice.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Perfect wind down after a painting session down the road at Brush it Off. Meal was great (and I'm a fussy eater), portions were generous, and service was top notch. I will go again.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

WE ENJOYED THE INITIAL ATMOSPHERE OF THE DINING AREA, HOWEVER, ONE MEAL WAS DELICIOUS, AND THE SECOND MEAL WAS VEAL PARM THAT WAS "OVERCOOKED" AND INEDIBLE. OUR WAITER DID NOT OFFER PEPPER OR GRATED CHEESE WITH OUR MEALS NOR DID HE ASK HOW THEY WERE. IT WAS THE MANAGER THAT CAME TO OUR TABLE FIRST...BUT IT WAS TOO LATE TO GET ANOTHER MEAL (WHICH HE OFFERED) AS MY WIFE WAS ALMOST DONE WITH HERS. SO INSTEAD OF COMPING THE MEAL, HE OFFERED A "FREE DESSERT".

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Took my Wife here for her Birthday, and the food, service, and atmosphere were top notch. The calamari appetizer, and Chef's Choice Desert plate were outstanding!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The pork shank was one of the best pork meals I've ever had. The polenta was delicious. The prices were very reasonable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2017

We moved to this area above a year and a half ago and found this restaurant. We went to both The Duck and Avellino's and were very happy with the experience and food. In the last month or so we've brought friends to both restaurants and were disappointed in both the service and the food. I was unable to eat my meal at the Duck. My meal at Avellino's was just "ok." We left saying that we wont be bringing friends and family here any longer.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Outstanding Birthday dinner with our 18 year old daughter - wait staff was great and very attentive. She loved the 'trust the chef' dessert tray!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

This was our first visit to Avellino; we had heard great things! The food was amazing and exceptionally plated with plenty to take home and enjoy for the next day, the staff was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. We will definitely be returning as this just may be our new favorite spot!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Went here for New Years Eve dinner and we're SO pleased. It was romantic, intimate, and lovely. The menu was sophisticated and I was able to get almost anything gluten free- the waiter explained it was all made from scratch and they had separate fryolators for fried items, as well as GF pasta and bread. The portions were generous and the prices reasonable. The food was authentic and well crafted, and the wine and beer were excellent.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We chose Avellino's for New Year's Eve and we were not disappointed. It was exactly what we were hoping. The service was outstanding. The food was delicious and servings were very large. My husband and I both took home enough food for another meal.

We were seated in a small room with only maybe 8 tables. It was very nice and we could hear each other when we were talking. However, and this is no fault of the staff, a party of 6 came in and took over the whole room, chatting with another party and really disturbing a nice evening.
Other than that we are very excited about eating at Avellino's again. In fact, we are planning on eating there with some friends hopefully next week, possibly for my birthday.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Food was good, relatively large portions, took some home as it was too much for us. Service was prompt and attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2016

I have been here so many times I have lost count. Love this place and the food is always top notch. We get great service and our waiter is always willing to go the extra mile to accomodate any requests. The filet is always cooked to perfection,and this time , it had a wonderful and tasty blue cheese sauce. We will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Great food and good service on a busy night. Wonderful spot to meet friends and beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Friday night date night with husband. Wanted to go somewhere new to us. Had been to Ugly Duckling and Whistling Swan and not kept up with change to dining rooms. This was yummy Italian food with enough left over for another meal. Somewhat more expensive than we were planning to spend that night but the extra meal made worth it. Only minus, thought background music a little loud.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Very cute country styled restaurant The food wait staff and wine were fabulous The quaint town of Sturbridge I wish it was near my house this restaurant I would definitely frequent it

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Another great meal at Avellino. Four of us shared a couple of very nice seasonal salads, then on to veal parm, pasta and little necks, a specialty lamb dish, and gnocchi bolognese. All hit the mark and left no room for dessert! Service was spot on, as usual. Keep it up, Rico and Co.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Service was stellar, Food was really good we came for Thanksgiving dinner and it was better than last year

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We are frequent diners at Avellino's and did not find the food to be up to your usual level of excellence. The caesar salad was not fresh, and there was far more food, especially meat (=turkey), than anyone could possibly eat. Does this mean that all that food gets thrown out if the diner does not take it home? I would rather have quality than quantity. I am still eating turkey after two days. The liquor was overpriced.
The one consolation was that we were fortunate to continue to have Danny's excellent, professional service.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2016

Always a nice night out for a birthday here. Wife's swordfish was some of the best she's had which is not always the case at other restaurants and the lemon risotto was delicious. My lobster ravioli was quite nice, first time I had tried this dish, garnished nicely. Caesar salad a tad disappointing with too many core pieces, should have been more leafy and more Parmesan. Server was very attentive and kept our water glasses filled. Whiskey sour was up to snuff and wife enjoyed a glass of La Linda Malbec. Desserts looked great but too full to partake but the ladies at the next table were enjoying theirs - and although they got a sampler for two extra was brought out for the three of them! That's the way to treat the customer.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Outstanding and worth the drive.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Our visit was more than satisfying as usual. We tried some new items on the menu, and the staff was willing to accommodate some changes we requested. We plan to return for Thanksgiving - and possibly before- and many times after. It is our favorite place to dine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2016

There are better restaurants in Sturbridge. 7 PM Friday and already out of regular menu items. My meal was comped. Good customer service, but that should not have happened

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2016

The food was very good and the server we had was great. He was very attentive and did not rush us, as we took our time ordering.
Overall it was a great experience.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2016

went there for our 44th anniversary. Cocktails, food and wine selection was great. The veal chop was perfectly cooked and my sole piccata was excellent.
If we're ever in the area again, I will definitely make it a point to stop in again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2016

My husband and I had reservations this past Friday night and it was so amazing that before we left we made reservations for the next night. I can't say enough good things about Avellino's. Everything from beginning to end was perfect! It's few and far between that you find a dinning establishment like this. If we lived closer we'd be weekly regulars at Avellino's.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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