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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

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2015

This was a business dinner and we all really enjoyed everything from the food, wine and service. Everything was great! Very impressive!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2015

Went there on a Wednesday night and the food was amazing. My husband had the mushroom risotto w/chicken and I had the scallops w/butternut squash risotto, both dishes looked and tasted great. Dan was our server and as usual everything was perfect, we request him whenever we go to Avellino's. Great place, love it.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2015

Second visit. Very nice dinner. Will be back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2015

attractive spot....delicious veal parm and scallops. server was top notch....reasonable price and good size portions. a winner!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 25, 2015

Have been here several times. Food and ambiance has always been excellent, but this is the first time that the service was as good as the food. Highly recommend. Very nice wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2015

Avellinos in a decent Italian restaurant in the sturbridge area, however the price isn't on par with the quality. The food is average, but you pay a lot for just average. The only truly off putting thing was the powdered parmigiano cheese we were given. You would think for the $$$$ they would have fresh grated or shaved. Overall not bad, but there are better options in the area at a better price.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2015

I went with my family and this was our first time there. The food was very good and the portions were generous.
Our waiter Chris was very nice and we will definitely eat there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 10, 2015

Great spot, very good food and attentive service without being annoying. Chef very accommodating if a special request is made. Try the calamari appetizer....a welcome change from the usual fried dish! Delicious mini cannolis for dessert- you get four so perfect to share.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 10, 2015

Some of the best Risotto in the area! Tried the Meatballs app for the first time and its great. Would recommend it to everyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2015

Second time back - and it was fabulous. Trust the Chef if you want to vary any menu item, or special order. And the dessert sampler, entailed 'trust the chef' (for 2) was a big hit. Outstanding quality, value and selection. Our new favorite Italian restaurant. My wife loved the eggplant parm.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on March 27, 2015

Best eggplant parmigiana I have ever had. My partner enjoyed the wine. The historic building and furnishings are top notch!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 28, 2015

My wife & I are always looking for quiet romantic spots. Avellino fits the bill. Nice bar scene as we were running early. Seated promptly in a quiet cute room off the kitchen. Dining room was very busy but the noise level was still comfortable. The server was energetic, helpful & seemed to be there at the exact moment of need. We will certainly be back ASAP.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 28, 2015

College roommates who get together once a year. Once we discovered your restaurant, we never looked back. We come every year and are never disappointed. Delicious food, great wine, wonderful service. Looking forward to next year...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2015

Wonderful dining experience at every level. A surprising find with great food, outstanding service, and a studied wine list not usually found in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 21, 2015

Everything at Avellino's reflects a commitment to excellence. The tasteful decor, professional waitstaff, and the freshest food, beautifully presented and prepared, all add up to an outstanding dining experience. I am already thinking about our anniversary, my birthday, Bunker Hill Day, or Spring Solstice...any excuse to return to Avellino's again will do!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Avellino's did a great job with making us feel important. Our waiter, Joshua was very attentive to our needs. We started off with drinks, dinner and dessert. Everything was fantastic. I highly recommend the Gnocchi Bolognese. One of their best dishes. Thank you Avellino's for a great dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2015

Great Authentic Italian Food. Really good service and resonably priced

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2015

We met friends in the Sturbridge area for dinner and although they wished for Italian they wanted me to pick the restaurant. Doing as much research that I could on the internet, Avellino's fit the bill. As it turned my selection pleased everyone. The wait staff was very attentive which set the tone for the rest of the evening. salads were fresh, the parmesans (chicken and veal) were tender and not hidden under a sea of cheese, and the braciole with mushroom ravioli was to die for. Although the restaurant was pretty full, the tables are nicely spaced apart and noise was never an issue.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2015

Eaten here twice and the food has been phenomenal both times. Very enjoyable and would highly recommend for a date night or a night out with other couples.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2015

Dining room is special to us. wine, appetizers, & main course all excellent. staff is profesional, very attentive but at the same time allow us the space for the intimate dining we came hear to experience. We intend to return for the same experience as often as our schedules will allow.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2014

Table was requested to be off in corner and romantic. Group of 6 women sat ontop of us to celebrate Christmas. Server was Chris and he was great! Appetizers were great! Wine fantastic. Main meals nothing spectacular. Overall decent but crowded and loud. Not where I wld go for a romantic meal but would go with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2014

We were planning a night at Sturbridge Village and found Avellino on Open Table as it's very close. I looked at the reviews that were exceptional. My wife and I with our 10yr old had a fantastic experience from the moment we entered. The staff couldn't have been any nicer and Danny our waiter was spot on. The food was nothing short of wonderful. I would go there once a week if I lived close by, and my wife and I are not easy to wow.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2014

Cannot complain about anything. The food and drinks were great. The atmosphere was perfect! I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Have never gone out for Thanksgiving before and was a bit nervous.
Not anymore....really lovely.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2014

I have been dining here on Thanksgiving for the past few years. Once again, I was not disappointed. Everything about the experience was outstanding. I enjoyed every moment.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Avellino. The service was top notch as was the food. We will definitely be going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2014

Food was outstanding. Servicer was attentive and well trained-knew the menu and the wines which was no surprise. The general manager, Brad, is a true professional and does not accept inferior quality in food or in employee performance. Avellino will not disappoint.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2014

I was very disappointed. I was surprised to read good reviews on tripadvisor. Presentation of food unappetizing. I ordered a dry martini that tasted like vermouth and was not chilled. We ordered an antipasto and some of the vegetables were marinated okay but wasn't happy about finding slices of cheddar cheese and for a large that was suppose to feed 3 to 4 people it was lacking. I had eggplant parm and although it is a simple dish I didn't expect it to come piled up over pasta . It was very unappealing. Everyone else said meal okay. Caesar salad served soggy and no hint of fresh parmasean and 2 croutons. We were never asked if we wanted extra cheese for meals or cracked black pepper. Overall it was a bad dining experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2014

Had an enjoyable meal with friends. Enjoyed the calamari appetizer, I would recommend it. The risotto balls were ok but I wouldn't order again, the sauce served with it clashed with the taste. I had the short ribs, good but I have had better. Do order the dessert for 2, you get a great sampler and it is a great value. We were here on a Wednesday night, it was a very slow evening for the restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2014

First time at Avellino will not be our last. We were celebrating mom's 81st birthday and needed a place halfway between Natick and Huntington, MA. Went to Rovezzi's down the street last year. Felt the food at Avellino was a bit better than Rovezzi but these restaurants are comparable in many ways. Our server was outstanding and we were in no way rushed through our meal which was very appreciated. Drinks are a bit pricey, but otherwise prices seem fair for quality and experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2014

Our night at the restaurant couldn't have been any more rewarding. The food, atmosphere, service, portions, and wine list were five stars all the way. Our waitress Christine, was beyond five star. She really made our night complete. We shall return.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2014

I made reservations the place was very busy Friday night I was disappointed with the service very slow didn't clear plates quick enough Ihad to ask for more bread I dined here before many times and received very good service but this time it was a disappointment. The food was excellent as always

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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2014

Following a trip from the UK we ate at many restaurants and found Avellino to be a wonderful place where the food and service was excellent. We recommend it to anyone thinking about whether to book or not !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2014

I found this place very light and open. the service was above what I expected and the food and portion size perfect

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2014

I met a friend coming from Western Connecticut at Avellino's. Neither of us had eaten there before. We were looking for something casual but with good food. Avellino's fit our needs perfectly. I will be returning.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2014

I usually get the same thing when I dine here. I love their ricotta gnocchi bolognase. I always have to try one of their deserts as well. They have a rotating selection of deseets including cremebrulee and its very good! The service is always attentive and friendly. When i get the time I enjoy going here for a guaranteed great meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2014

The food is always good and the atmosphere was relaxed and elegant. Our server, Chris was impeccable! He had a wonderful personality. I would like to see more vegetarian/vegan choices on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2014

Despite the fact that we have a favorite Italian Restaurant, we wanted something different for a special celebration, so we tried Avellino. We were not disappointed. The waitress was friendly, efficient and patient. The meal began with an awesome stretch bread and was replenished without asking. Every meal in our party was very well-liked. My 87 year old father, who is not one to give compliments freely, took one bite and said, "This is good." That says it all!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2014

After a great experience with the regular dinner menu on a previous visit we decided to give the Sunday buffet a try. They started off with 2 fresh salads and the hot entrees were meatballs and Italian sausage in homemade tomato sauce, stuffed shells, chicken piccatta, penne with sausage and mushrooms and a simply outstanding eggplant parmesan with polenta and mashed cauliflower as side dishes.
Everything was delicious, service was cordial and attentive and at $14.95 it was quite a bargain. I hope they don't take the eggplant parm off the menu since I had three helpings (it was that good).
I've heard the buffet menu is subject to change so you might want to check before you go if you are hoping for a particular dish.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2014

So much to choose from on the menu that we had a hard time to choosing our dishes. We each chose something different, and we both enjoyed every bite. You can't go wrong!!! Service was wonderful too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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