AVVIO

4.7
2216 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Avvio embodies the essence of everyday Italian dining; a place where friends and family gather, share laughs and celebrate milestones. As always, the Newport Restaurant Group’s focus on simple ingredients are on display, sourced both locally and directly from Italy. Prepared with distinct, yet traditional cooking techniques, Avvio’s menu feature inspired Italian classic dishes along with pizzas and a wood-fired grill.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2216 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAlex
New England
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great but the menu doesn’t change very often. I would love some new options but regardless the food is spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Since Paparazzi left the food snd service is not the same . We ate at this restaurant at least once a week and now we only visit biannually as i live a street away. Service was not good, focaccia is now cold and hard not like Paparazzi’s warm delicious foccaccia. Gnocchi was good , flank steak good but salads are 1/4of size and too strong with anchovies. Disappointing for sure at every visit including take out, waitress seemed not happy to be there.

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JimM
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends on a nice summer evening. The outdoor patio was a perfect spot, we could hear the live music coming from the square, enjoyed the nice weather and great food.

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vipGinnyB
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, always great there.

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KellyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had an average meal at Avvio. It is always an outstanding experience

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Roberto
New England
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. This is our 4th visit and we have been satisfied every time. Our server Abby was great.

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vipDusty
New England
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avvio is my go-to restaurant in Garden City. It's always great.

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Roma1955
New England
20 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service. Our wait person, Jason was great, attentive and fun!

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DiningOutRI
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to this restaurant -- the menu is great and the food is delicious as well staff/service is always professional and courteous. We were not rushed at all. It was nice sitting in the screened in area too. Will definitely return again!

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We sat outside, had a reservation. The waitress had zero personality. After she took our drink order another bubbly and energetic waitress came over to ask if we had been seen yet, we told her yes and she said great, just wanted to make sure. I wish we had her as our waitress. I had asked for bread and it never came, my daughter sat with no drink for a while and when our food came and we didn't have utensils to eat with. It was our first and last time visiting this establishment. The prices were high for the quality of food and the service lacked in so many ways. In the end, it was an expensive lesson in where not to eat dinner with my family. I spend 300-400 dollars a week eating out with my family as we all have busy schedules. I'll stick with my "go to's" from now on and support them as they are putting out a superior product and their staff actually appreciate their clientele.

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BradD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service & food was Very good,, Good atmosphere ,,

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davidc
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good flavorful food, very hot!

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Terry
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience at Avvio. I've always enjoyed it there but this time was exceptional.

Our waiter, Jason, was the perfect combination of friendly (but not over the edge), helpful (especially with wine selections that were perfect) and ability to recognize when we were deep in conversation and when we actually needed him.

The kitchen was so incredibly accommodating!

Highly recommend!

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moose
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food also. Nice romantic dinner out

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vipLee5
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

DB
DianaB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Waiter was excellent and service was perfect. Food was decent- not sure if it was worth the price considering we were both not feeling too well after dinner.

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GeoffreyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently excellent and is a good value for the price. Making our experience even better was John who helped us during our stay. He alone is a reason to go to Avvio!

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vipMarkH
New England
46 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chelsea was outstanding, as always. Great food, prepared perfectly. Thanks for your hard work.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice outdoor seating, the server was attentive, and the food was delicious!

JL
JLR1951
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress recommended the tomato and mozzarella bruschetta. We weren’t disappointed. Juicy grape tomatoes tossed in a vinagarette dressing over a toasted ciabatta…. Oh my…. Yummy!

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vipKatmas
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and had a delicious meal and great service. NRG rocks (Newport restaurant group)!

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JohnS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food were both very good--one exception being the asparagus (although very small, they were exceptionally tough and not eatable).

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JosephV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, food great, fantastic service. I will be returning again soon.

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Ildita
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly efficient staff
Food as good as we remember

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TBirdie
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, love the food!! Menu was a little limited, but look forward to Avvio bringing back their full menu real soon!

JS
JaniceS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Waitstaff was very accommodating as two people from our party of 4 were a bit late

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vipKathyri
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We sat on the side patio. It was pretty crowded. It we never waited long for anything.

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KarenQ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great atmosphere for all types of dining.

MG
vipMichelleG
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Avvio for lunch and dinner. Food is always excellent and service is as well.

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JayS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took a chance that AVVIO would have Vegan 'possibilities' and our server worked with the kitchen to make a Vegan special for us. Food was excellent and the service was exceptional. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit based on online reviews. Very good. We’ll be back.

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DrPam
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very slow and bartender was terrible!!!

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vipBeeA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is always consistent. Sangria was too bitter and when I told the waiter to have bartender to add something to it to sweeten it, he was very reluctant. I persisted and he came back with sweetener. Then he tells us we have other sangrias like pink that tastes sweeter like watermelon. Well why didn't he tell us that when we ordered? It was hard to like him as a waiter afterwards. "First impressions are lasting one.!"

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Eatingout
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good and the service was outstanding. Our waiter was perfect and provide what we needed exactly when we needed it.

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KateM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Katherine was amazing, helped with food and drink suggestions, fantastic service. Thank you Katherine!!

JS
vipJamesS
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

love the way they grilled the shrimp and salmon...excellent!

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vipExceptional
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding ! This restaurant group has figured it out. Customer service is paramount coupled with great food.

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AnnC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and they did not disappoint! Excellent!

EC
ElaineC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very noisy. Relaxed atmosphere. Lovely waitress. Will go again

CS
CarolS
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The portions were very generous which resulted in doggy bags to take home.

FAQs

AVVIO offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 942-2900.

AVVIO is rated 4.7 stars by 2216 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.