AVVIO

4.7
1838 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 Neapolitan 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
What 1838 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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johnmag
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

everything was great as usual

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was comfortable, near open door. It was a birthday celebration but they do not offer anything complimentary (desert) with a birthday wish, which is disappointing as so many other upscale restaurants do.

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DianneL
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit to Avvio very much. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and even suggested some entrees that were exceptional. She was very professional.

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vipKathleenb
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, nice menu, great service, great environment.

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vipCraigB
New England
55 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raul runs a top notch experience at AVVIO! Nathan and David behind the bar, always create a welcoming and positive experience! You won’t be disappointed at AVVIO.

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vipTravelerDocRok
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great overall.... The short rib was excellent cut and prepared well just wish it had a little zing -some added taste-? a bourbon / barbecue glaze of some sort -even some citrus some glaze or topping with a little zing--lave that to chef.. The scallops were outrageously
good.. The boulonese was great too.. Overall a great meal and experience. Had leftovers too!

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vipSaraS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always consistent

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vipsuperman
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very good. Our server, Leslie, was exceptional.

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ZacharyT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avvio is a lovely establishment. It certainly has a European, eclectic ambience, which is very welcome here in Rhode Island. I believe that their menu is quite diverse, appealing to a multiplicity of culinary propensities.

Thank you!

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GinaP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The only reservation that was available was 8:15. I feel like we should have been warned that the restaurant decided to close at 9:00. We were sitting in the inclosed outdoor part of the restaurant and they shut the heat off promptly at 9:00. Our waitress still hadn’t brought our bill over so we just sat there freezing wondering what was going on. No one informed us that they decided to close at 9pm until the heat was already off. Also, none of us thought food was that good for the price. Chicken parm had a wet, mushy breading on it. Very strange.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night at the bar— both bartenders were attentive and the food and drinks were great!

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KristineL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the bar. Felt very safe with the plexiglass dividers. Started with beef carpaccio to start which was delicious. Had the shrimp scampi which was amazing. Enough food in one serving for at least 3 meals. Friend had the bolognese which was also amazing and another very large portion. Highly recommend.

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Waynef
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Newport restaurant groups different restaurants. First time here and we really enjoyed ourselves

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NicoleM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avvio is always a great choice! Great for lunch or dinner, nice variety on the menu, great pizza. Excellent for date night, family dinner or a dinner with friends! The fig pizza is a must!

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LindaT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Avicii has a great outdoor patio. Dinner is available all day, service superb. We go often

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EricaC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Always one of my favorites. Never disappoints.

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vipRichH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The RI Mushroom Bruschetta was excellent. We had the Shrimp Risotto, Chicken Parmesean, and Butternut Squash Ravioli. All were very flavorful! Excellent service as usual!

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PegR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was very good - food - service - adherence to DOH/COVID regulations.

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BrianR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our recent experience at Avvio was, as always, great. First, they were easily and readily able to accommodate my request for a change in dining time, moving it up an hour. Our request for seating outside of the main dining room was also met. Our server and staff were professional, welcoming and not at all obtrusive. Drinks are marked by good pours and delicious taste. Meals are well-prepared, and delicious. Dietary requests are readily made. Socially distanced seating and the wearing of masks by staff made our experience safe and satisfying. Highly recommended.

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alaminute
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! All of the food was delicious! Love the wood burning grill!

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vipfrankg
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and attentive service.

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MLB448
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoy a nice meal at Avivo - we both chose the scallop dinner and we were both please with it.

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vipLOVETOEATLOCAL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice visit at Avvio. The food and the service was very good.

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vipMaryLouS
New England
80 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good menu selections, food preparation and service. Always a very good visit to Avvio.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place all around

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PaulaH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience4

This was our first "outing" since the pandemic and felt very comfortable. The seating was spaced appropriately, staff and guests all wore masks and reservation system allowed for space at the door for coming and going. We both had shrimp dishes that were (as always) top notch. We recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a good meal, knowledgeable staff, pleasant surroundings and good wine list. Mangia Avvio!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love the fig pizza

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AS11
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was both delicious and also a good portion. Highly recommend starting with one of their pizzas.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dave and Nate at the bar are always friendly and attentive. They always make us feel welcome.

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brunch
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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rubyshoes
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was great. Fantastic lunch, definitely go again.

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vipSaraS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall an excellent experience as well COVID safe

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RobertaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on the side terrace, not much ambiance there but at least we weren’t too close to other people.
Food is delicious and staff friendly

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KMM87
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Food, drinks, service was great. Joe was also friendly and on point. Thanks!

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JimH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was excellent. Sadly it was very slow un there. Thanks Gina (Governor)

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vipLiseM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful lunch and service was awesome.

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vipjoycec
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation and chose to sit at the bar. Brittany did a great, friendly job! Food was prepared well, so ver happy.

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GarryR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night food was good our server ( John) was great very attentive but not over bearing he was a pleasure to converse with. Made excellent recommendations
Just really enjoyed our dinner
Thanks

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CherylC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was excellent. The ambiance chaotic and we did not feel safe. Waiting one hour to get our food was

FAQs

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

AVVIO is rated 4.7 stars by 1838 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.