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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

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (16)
Romantic (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Authentic (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Cozy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Have dined here many times - not the best this trip - service was a little slow and the noise level was very loud. Also very cold near the windows. As usual, desserts were amazing.

No veal parm, only chicken, eggplant parm was a bit "oily" and I am not a fan of leaving the skin on!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

It’s pricey but food and ambiance is amazing.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great valentines dinner! Will be back again..

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The two regular servers in Avellino’s main dining room may be the best we’ve ever experienced. No exception on this bustling Valentine’s Day evening! Our waitress gracefully handled our table and one-half of a very busy house. We always go for the braised meats, this time pork shank and short ribs. Great as always.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Really great food and service here and an excellent wine list.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always consistent you know what you are going to get with every selectionThe specials are always wonderful and exactly as explained

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our waitress was amazing. She was able to give us great suggestions for food and drinks. She was also very professional and friendly

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very good service. Quality ingredients, preparation and presentation. One of Sturbridge's gems for foodies.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great meal , casual atmosphere and attentive staff. Rico and the kitchen put an excellent dish of food out. It is the local go to place for a great meal.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants, we travel 90 minutes so you know its worth the drive. Beautiful inside with super service, food, and wine every time we dine here. Thanks Christine for a great night. See you again soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of the best meals ever! Waitress was great and it was a wonderful experience. Can’t wait to Go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have spent many New Year’s Eve at the Whistling Swan! We ask for Danny always. It’s like visiting an old friend! Just a special night with our friends. Happy New Year to all there!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a great dinner, very consistent homemade fresh appetizers, main course and deserts.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Favorite restaurant!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We go to Avolinos at least 2 times a month and we have never been disappointed. Our server Kristy has always made us welcome and she knows what we like for a drink to start off our meal. The food is outstanding, the atmosphere is great (to too big and loud). We will keep coming.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Truly can be called “fine dining”. Service (Dan) was impeccable. The Veal Chop Milanese was perhaps the best I have ever had. We weren’t rushed and the entire meal was nicely timed. Just an excellent dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The hostess, waiter, and wait staff were pleasant, friendly, and professional. Nicely decorated rooms for the holiday season. The food was delicious. Antipasto salad plate had plenty for 4 to share. Fresh yummy bread. Good drinks. Prompt service. Great meals. Highly recommend the butternut squash risotto.

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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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 (New England)·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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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vip
 (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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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 September 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·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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