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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

Special Occasion (14)
Romantic (13)
Good for a Date (11)
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Casual (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Business Meals (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Fun (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Arrived somewhat early for our reservation, but were seated quickly - we had dined here before a few times so were not surprised by the polite service. Waitress brought menus and wine list, filled our needs quickly and accurately! The only glitch was in the meal service itself, five dinners came out with celerity, but the sixth was delayed. No one should have been served until all meals were up together. Food was great, we shall go again for sure!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was our second time at Avellino‘s. The food is outstanding and the service is impeccable. Definitely recommend and will return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We are locals to the area and we always try to support our local eateries. We had a great meal for our special occasion last year and decided this would be the place again. The food is amazing, very authentic Italian cuisine and the desserts are to die for. Try the dessert for two, you can't go wrong. The wait staff are great and the ambience is quaint and unique.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Avellino was lovely, service was very good, but the overall quality of the food just left something to be desired. The descriptions of the dishes sounded wonderful, but the actual dishes were underwhelming--underseasoned, bland and not even pepper or grated cheese offered to help things along. Italian bread in basket not of very good quality. Just a disappointment overall.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food to celebrate our 15th Anniversary. Thanks for helping to make our special night so good!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. The food quality and taste of the tomato sauce, however, was very poor.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was awesome. I had the calamari appetizer which had too many hot peppers for my taste, but others may think it's perfect. The noise level was a bit to much for me only because one table was talking too LOUD. Otherwise I think we would have a moderate level. I want to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

poor bartending..(margarita in large water glass, no muddling of old-fashioned), no tablecloth, limited menu, 1 special on a saturday nite, average fare, not the best lighting..

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food and service, reasonably priced. The lobster ravioli was freshly made and came in a lovely sauce. The chicken breast was moist and flavorful. Seafood risato contained large mussels from R.I. that were absolutely delicious. Our server was proficient and unobtrusive. Authentic northern Italian without having to deal with the traffic and parking of Boston!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a great meal and great value. SERVICE STAFF IS EXCEPTIONAL!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Everything is always outstanding. I need to thank Debbie for always giving us our favorite table.
The service is the best, thanks to Christine and Daniel. If Joseph is working the bar you will get the best martini ever. The food is perfect all the time. If we lived closer we would be coming back a lot more often. Just one thing, I wish you would PLEASE go back to the old Frank/Dean music, it is perfect dinner music and completes the night.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. It never fails to deliver really good food and outstanding service. It is a bit of a drive for us but we plan errands to do in the area and then make this our "dinner out". The menu is not huge, but what is served is done well. In the 3 years we have been going here it has never been a disappointment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Very good. Lamb didn't taste too much like lamb. Bolonese was ccellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Celebrated our tenth anniversary with dinner at Avellino. Our server, Gina, was very good, allowing us to take our time as we were in no rush. We enjoyed our drinks as well as our food, although our entrees were a little under seasoned. For dessert we chose the sampler plate, which we couldn't finish. Richness overload, but in a good way. This was our first time dining at Avellino and we're looking forward to returning in the future.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great ambiance, service fantastic. Very hospitable, relaxing.
Meals were delicious, except sauce in chicken parmigiana was salty.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The menu changes but there's always a gem in there somewhere. At the moment the Braised Lamb Ragu is the best thing I've had in the last decade of dining out.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Service was impeccable. Our server was knowledgeable, efficient and pleasant. The food was great. My companion enjoyed the calamari appetizer a great deal. Both of our dinners were prepared perfectly! Definitely a place to frequent regularly!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fantastic friendly staff, excellent food and a very nice overall ambience make this restaurant a GREAT find in Sturbridge, MA. Whether your destination is Sturbridge or you are passing through, definitely stop here for a delicious dinner served by a great staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Another fantastic dinner at Avellino. We don't live in the area but always look forward to stopping in. Everything was fresh and delicious. My seafood risotto was exceptional. I don't know what the sauce was but it was magic. The waitstaff is always friendly and so attentive. Definitely worth the drive!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, personable, knowledgeable waitress, delicious food...we rolled away from the table!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Four in our dining party, one of whom was a vegetarian.
Everyone found something to like on the menu.
Asked for table near door for 2 in party who were mobility-challenge and this was accommodated.

Three dishes w/specific comments...
- The blue cheese bread before dinner was excellent.
- Veal parmagiana - Taste was very good. Veal was sliced very thin and breading was a bit too thick in comparison.
- Chicken piccata - Taste was good. Sauce was more cream-based than the broth-like sauce I'm used to. Side green beans were perfect and still crunchy.
We did not have dessert as we were so full from the main course and bread app.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This restaurant is probably the best of the vibrant Sturbridge dining scene. It offers fantastic Italian fare with excellent service (Dan and Kristina especially)! For a romantic evening or date I cannot recommend it enough. If you haven't been, please give it a try you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food was well priced and very tasty. Felt service could have been kicked up a notch, including what the wait staff and front desk wore.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our waitress Gina was excellent, food was delicious. A little loud but otherwise very nice place. Looking forward to going back

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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We have been here before and enjoyed it as much this time as previously. Excellent food and very good, attentive service.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The Scicilian Calamari is fantastic! Unfortunately, the bread served with this appetizer leaves much to be desired.bread is needed to sop up that delicious tomato sauce.
We have dined her numerous times, but unfortunately this latest was a bit of a disappointment. New waitress ; kept us waiting for over 15 minutes for our check.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a delightful night at Avellino. We met old friends we haven't seen in a long time so having a drink and not being rushed was important. Our waitress was excellent.

My wife got the special of the evening and was very please, my veal parm was not overdone, which is the case so many time. The food, the wait staff, the atmosphere made our evening with old friends perfect, magnificent, fabulous.

Go to Avellino- relax, eat, enjoy!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Nice menu, pastas, fish and beef. The pork shank and lamb ragu were excellent. Service was attentive and atmosphere ok.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

While visiting the Brimfield Fair with friends we made last minute plans for dinner at Avellino with no problems securing a reservation. We were seated immediately with no delays. Restaurant has a nice vibe to it; lots of wood, open floor plan in Tuscan colors and Murano glass fixtures that all provide a casual warmth. We recommend the antipasto; delicious flavors and just the right size for sharing amongst 4. Very good wine selection conveniently by the glass and bottle. I was surprised the bread wasn't the usual heavy, artisan Italian loaf but was instead light and airy. Chicken Picatta and Veal Parm were both delicious; large portions which allowed for leftover lunch the next day! Our friends had the Roasted Cod Pomodoro and the Eggplant Parm; the former was delicious, the latter we were told was a bit on the dry side and they didn't particularly like the skin left on the eggplant. Our server was quite pleasant and efficient. There were several other parties seated around us but the noise level wasn't such that we had to raise our voices in order to be heard. Very nice restaurant and we would recommend for those liking Italian dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Everything about Avellino is amazing. We were at Brimfield last year and one of the vendors recommended we try it. Now it is a part of our yearly trek. LOVE the food, service and atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Once again, enjoyed good food and good service. My wife and I had a good anniversary dinner.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food,really good service and very nice staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always a wonderful evening when we dine at Avellino! The food is fabulous, and our favorite server Kristine takes very good care of us. A pleasant and special evening every time!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Lovely restaurant. Good service. First night of vacation after a long drive - was a good choice!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We were treated like we were the only guests in the restaurant! The food was interesting, fabulous and plentiful. I can't wait for our next get-together.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food - eggplant parmigiana and gnocchi Bolognese - and service were very good. Will return.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Everything was outstanding! The food was fantastic, the service was exceptional! Thanks to Rico, Patrick and especially, Christine, our server for such a delightful evening! My visiting family can't wait to come back

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

As always, the food was excellent, and Danny is a prince among waitstaff.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We had the scallops and the swordfish specials. Both were excellent. Especially enjoyed the asparagus ravioli that came with the scallops.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We go to Avellino quite often. The food is outstanding as is the service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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