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AVVIO

4.6
658 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
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 Neapolitan pizzas and a wood-fired grill.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
M - Th 11:30AM - 10:00PM
F 11:30AM - 11:00PM
Sa 11:30AM - 11:00PM
(brunch until 3:00PM)
Su 11:30AM - 9:00PM
(brunch until 3:00PM)
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Phone number
(401) 942-2900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Greg Coccio
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Cross street
Hillside Road
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 658 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Bolognese for life. ❤️

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5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The service was fantastic.

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PatriciaM (New England)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had reservations and unlike most places, even with a reservation a wait is needed, we were seated right away which was fantastic. When we were seated, the lemon drop martini was excellent and expresso martini was fine. The main dishes, veal Milanese was good, especially the way it was garnished with baby lettuce on top. It was a nice touch. The chicken piccata was really tender and the piccata sauce was delicious! For a nice dinner night out, it was a good place to try out. Not sure the tv's really fit the atmosphere but they were in the bar area. Overall it was a good dining experience. The best part was the service and the food. What more can you ask, for a night out.

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KarenP 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had reservations, we were seated right away at a real nice table, Cassie our server was excellent as was the food

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MatthewS 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent food , excellent service. My wife has Celiac and it is hard to find good restaurants with good gluten free options. We were very impressed with the amount of options and the quality of the food.

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SheilaH (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants. Our server, Becky, was amazing. She was attentive, remembered to bring everything, was pleasant - one of the best.

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wjv4 (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was very good. Was with friends and we did not feel rushed at all.

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CristinaC (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was very busy but the waiter was great, he made everything very welcoming and was on top of his game. The food was okay. Drinks were great. Would definitely return and recommend.

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gina (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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Melanie (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We enjoyed Valentines Day here! Food was excellent for a reasonable price and the service was very inviting! Well done, love the rebranding from Papparazzi. The bar is huge now!

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food (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We made a reservation for 2. When we entered the restaurant we were greeted at the door and were promptly seated. The waiter was excellent, because of his good demeanor, promptness, patience, and his attention to details. The food was good and was served in a timely manner.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Last minute Valentine's dinner reservations. We were very pleased with all aspects of the venue. Server, food and ambiance was wonderful. Special Valentine dessert... Red velvet cheesecake was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Place is nice, the Linguini Alla vongole with white sauce was way too salty, and I typically like salty food. This was overpowering.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Nice pre Valentine lunch and brunch with my valentine..I had brunch, he lunch..both very happy

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SusanW (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service were excellent, i would definitely recommend to friends.

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baker13 (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The kitchen can be inconsistent in their quality and we must have hit a bad day. Two very different entrees (a burger and pasta dish) were terrible - not cooked properly and were just a disappointment in general. Our waiter was lovely, however. This restaurant can be noisy when busy, especially if seated in the center of the main room.

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JimJ (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Consistently get great service, excellent food in a wonderful atmosphere. In the warmer weather love to sit outside. Exciting Bar scene.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Reservations in order, seated immediately. Hostesses were friendly and greeted warmly.
Our server was prompt and helpful.
Appetizers were excellent 2 parties split one each best calamari I've had in a long time along with a tasty bruschetta portions were just right along with our bread dish accompanied by an excellent dipping sauce. Appreciate that the appetizer added to the main meal without spoiling it!
We followed wit 3 pasta dishes and a sandwich plate all parties were more than pleased with the variety of tastes! Kudos to the chefs!
Would have given 5 stars across the board were it not for the waiter serving the table next to us.
We were seated in a booth back table with chairs on one side. The next table waiter several times positioned himself between the next table and ours bending over and interrupting one of our diners who couldn't eat without hitting the waiter s backside so he had to wait until he left. The waiter should have served from the outside of his table therefore only disturbing the table he was waiting.
Loved the service we received and it seemed that our waitress was aware or more experienced because she served our party without standing between the tables.
In the future being aware of this Id request different seating.

Otherwise it's a great place and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends.

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DebD (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Always excellent, one of our favorite places!
the best pasta bolognese ever to be found ;-)

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Tadlet (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We went to Avvio with two picky eaters including one child. Everyone found something they liked. Convenient location when shopping around Garden City, Cranston.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Table was ready with reservation, service was better than average, but could use more attention to timing courses. Professional, clean. Noise was a bit of a factor, the seats in dining room abutting the back of bar have bench on one side and chairs opposing, leave a lot of open space for noise/conversation to interrupt between parties reducing privacy... if looking for one/one dining request a more secluded table... have been many times and will continue to go.

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rosemarie (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

It was an all-in-all pleasant experience. I ordered chicken parm and it was rather underwhelming. The rigatoni which was served with it was overcooked. I went with four other people who liked their meals. The drinks were very good and the server was excellent. I would suggest to people with gift cards to Garden City not to use it at Avvio. They take 20% off the top. I had a gift certificate from Avvio, which was fine, and one from Garden City, which was most confusing not only for the waiter but for those of us dining. So beware. Don't know if Avvio is taking the 20% or whether it is a policy of Garden City Center.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was great

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Disappointed with last visit. Pettiness over the menu. Pushy waitstaff. Very unlike typical service. Manager was coy. Food was overly greasy.

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Girlymom (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I have been wanting to try Avvio. Getting a reservation was easy and the hostess was very polite and professional. The food is typical chain restaurant fare and tho not terrible, Bolognese sauce was very salty while chicken Marsala was bland. Our server Chelsea seemed nice at first but her demeanor seemed to change once she realized we weren’t ordering any alcohol. She mentioned drinks a couple times and seemed to be less attentive each time we declined. Any uncertainty we had was dispelled once she chose to have a conversation with the table next to us with our dessert and check in her hand even tho they had finished their meal and paid their bill. This couple had also been seated after we ordered. Disappointing to say the least. We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Tiramisu was the best part of the meal

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Gastro2013 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food,,active spot, easy free parking, friendly service...great bread!

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5299 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent meal just wish we sat in the front area where there were less children and little ones
I love kids but prefer a more adult atmosphere on a Saturday evening for a quick delicious dinner .

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vipCristy (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Stopped in for a quick lunch with the husband. LOVE their burgers. Quality meat, cooked to perfection.

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Gerry (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

2nd time here in this week. Very good piece of Salmon, awesome Scallops. As always, nice wine to go with it all. Great service as well. Just the right amount of attentiveness. Never leave here disappointed. As always, we will be back. That empty plate should give you an idea of how good the food is here !!!

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