AVVIO

4.6
977 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 Neapolitan pizzas and a wood-fired grill.
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M
New England
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ORDERED THE STEAK OFF THE RESTAURANT WEEK MENU AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. THE FRIES WERE EXCELLENT! AS ALWAYS THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD IS GREAT.

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RK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit to Avvio all and we loved it! We went for hubby's birthday dinner and had the best time. Our waiter, Joe couldn't have been more welcoming, friendly and helpful. From the cocktails to our appetizers to our main course and then dessert, our experience at Avvio couldn't have been better. The cocktails and food were super delicious and we can't wait to come back again, which we know will be very soon. Bottom line - great service, great food and great atmosphere! A+ for Avvio!!

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MA
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even with 2 new competitors opening across the plaza, Avvio was still busy. One of our favorite NEWPORT Group restaurants!

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful pasta dishes...one was so large we were provided means to enjoy it the next day! The service was spectacular!

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G
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Please consider adding more fresh fish options to the menu. Example: grilled or blackened fish tacos (not fried).

Broiled scrod

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KS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was prepared perfectly and absolutely delicious. Service was prompt and courteous. Will be back.

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EM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great service and food. Worth the trip.

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BB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually get one of several dishes because of price. I think some items are overpriced but never have an issue with food quality. When I ask about any specials, there never seems to be a lower cost special. I also think a basic salad should come with the meal and an added charge for a fancier one.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Referred by a friend to visit AVVIO. I made my reservation for 7:30 on a Saturday night. We were greeted with smiles, and seated immediately. Atmosphere was great, staff was smiling, and other guests looked very satisfied.

I was on a second date with a young woman, and the entire experience exceeded my expectations. We had a wonderful server, and the food was hot and delicious, and portion size was perfect.

Highly recommend this venue.

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always happy with my experience at AVVIO! Thank you!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent

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g
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

The food my wife had made her sick also I tried it and it was bad.

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K
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service

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R
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet up with friends

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We went with another couple and had heard good things about the restaurant. We ordered no onions on our dinner, our food had onions. One of the drinks was undrinkable, but most of all we found the portions were very small.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food & mimosas was fantastic! Our server was very nice. The only reason for 4 stars is out of an annoyance. The entire place was empty. Empty. We were the only two seated and at a small booth. The next people to arrive, they sat next to us. Right on top of us, as in all conversations were now shared since it was quiet. We understand the sections for servers but despite nearly sitting in each other’s laps we had different wait staff. Just makes for an uncomfortable feeling. If a place is busy the noise cancels out the sound but when empty....annoying

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AG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Awful experience. Service was slow and inattentive. We got the wrong food (which was also cold) but server never came back to check on us so we couldn’t even let anyone know. Will not be back.

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JR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

You were out of Veal Parmesan on New Year's Eve. A bit disappointing but everything else was very good!

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LC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous dinner on New Years Eve! Will go back again soon.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent! Our waitress was outstanding! Have been here several times and highly recommended!

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and so was the sangria. And our waiter Brian was awesome

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AM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went there for our anniversary, which also happens to be New year's Eve. Both of our meals were absolutely delicious and our waiter, Justin or Jordan, sorry, I can't remember which it is, was absolutely wonderful! We were even given dessert on the house in honor of our anniversary! That was a very nice surprise! We will definitely be back!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely dinner on New Years Eve

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It wasn’t our first nor will it be our last either! Bada bing pizza was fantastic, perfect blend of ingredients! The beef short ribs was great to the last bite!!

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AA
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We waited over 20 minutes for someone to acknowledge us once we were seated. I had to go up to the hostess for her to get our server so we could get something to drink and place our order. We were there for a birthday and found it rude that tables that were sat after us were greated and given drinks and food before we were even acknowledged.

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L
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was great. Very reasonable price. Love it

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r
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food as always was excellent. Best veal Parmesan in many years. Never disappointing

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PD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The only issue we had was that we were very rushed. The food came within 5 minutes after ordering. Did not enjoy the experience. Other than that, we all thought the food was very good.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avvio never disappoints...... always perfect in every category!!

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AR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed it a great deal.

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KL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first time here! We love this place and our server (I forget her name) :( was excellent! We definitely will be back again.

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MM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Chicken marsala was flavorful and good portion but pasta OVERCOOKED and like glue...too bad. Leaves a unpleasant memory ..I wont order pasta here again...overall I like the ambience and camaraderie of the resataurant and where its located

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SE
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Always reliable. Lively but also reasonably quiet. I forget how wonderful this place is until I go back again and remind myself with a great meal...

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve

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VP
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in acomfortable, unique, upscale setting with pleasant and attentive wait staff.
The main dining room (first room to the right) is our favorite room for evening dining.

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DS
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous and our waiter Louis was wonderful. Answered all our questions and kept coming back to make sure everything was to our liking.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was ok. The pasta was sticky and over cooked and there was way too much of it. The salad was very good.

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BM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Take my staff to lunch for holidays.

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DC
New England
31 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Great place to try new dishes

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