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AVVIO

4.7
4.7
2716 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

An inspired Italian restaurant, our focus at Avvio is on fresh, simple ingredients. Prepared with distinct, yet traditional cooking techniques, our menu features Italian classic dishes along with true Neapolitan pizzas, fresh Italian salads and wood-fire grilled entrees.

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Booked 49 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 942-2900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Greg Coccio

  • Neighborhood

    Cranston

  • Cross street

    Hillside Road

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,716 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. G

    Ginny

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very busy lunch crowd. Wait staff appeared to be stretched a bit thin, but we were in no hurry. Food was excellent as always. Will be back.

  2. BL

    BarbaraL

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely love Avvio! Loved the new salad special which was Romaine lettuce and pickled beets, and homemade bluecheese and all sorts of awesome things and we added chicken . We hope this makes it in their summer menu!

  3. CD

    CherylD

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Avvio never disappoints, Our server Morgan was FABULOUS!!

  4. K

    julieK

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable excellent service

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great waitress and service, 3 different people came by to make sure meal was good!

  6. M

    Michael

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The Sword fish was grilled to perfection. Our server was a happy young woman who was attentive and smiled the whole time, so pleasant and made our experience better.

  7. JM

    JoeMass

    New England

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Service on point. Knowledge of the menu and ability to answer questions pertaining to the items on the menu without looking or asking. With the rising prices of products the portions were a little too small which I understand but I would have paid more for a bigger portion. That’s my only complaint. Won’t stop me from going back. Lol. I’m still a regular.

  8. LM

    LiseM

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had apps for lunch which I love. And a wonderful aperol spritzer.. wonderful server

  9. PB

    PaulB

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Not a positive experience at all . They sat us in the patio which was quite cold . The food was subpar . My wife had bolognese that was cold and did not have a good taste . She was actually sick all night . We were a party of five and none of us were impressed with our meals . Will not be going back.

  10. NH

    NHall

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Going to Avvio is a must every time we are in Garden City. Our waiter Steve is the absolute best! And the food is awesome. Best calamari and cosmos in RI!

  11. L

    Lidia0381

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time at Avvio, food was great but the service provided by Nancy, our server, was beyond excellent. It was a pleasure seating in her section.

  12. J

    Jackie

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent waiter-in-training. Kudos for hiring such a great staff. The food was excellent as always.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    My salad was missing several ingredients and had a few things not listed on the menu description. Charred broccoli appetizer could have been great without all the extra oil. Salmon hasn’t been the same in quite some time. It’s a square piece, less tender then the cuts they used to offer. Manager didn’t really offer anything for the salad. And it was cold on the patio. Took forever to have someone close the plastic flap and none of the heaters were on. So overall a so-so night.

  14. R

    Rhodyrick

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    risotto was excellent; the pizza special was terrific; the chicken piccata was just OK

  15. JS

    JamesS

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Food was very good. Susan was a professional and attentive.server. Great experience.

  16. TW

    TimothyW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great spot and great food. Newport group is always very consistent.

  17. BL

    BrookeL

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely dinner at the bar Morgan our server was great!

  18. BL

    BarbaraL

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love coming to avvio and enjoy family and friends when we do!

  19. DM

    DeeMac

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have dined several times at Avvio but this time the food was better than in the past. The scallop special was delicious. Although for the price the sea scallops were a bit smaller than usual. Our waitress, Katherine, was just wonderful. It was a busy Saturday night and she was definitely up to the task.

  20. LL

    LizL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great birthday lunch for my mom. It was busy, but our server was attentive and even brought over a piece of tiramisu with a candle in it to help celebrate. I love this restaurant, and I’ve never had a bad experience here. Get the eggplant and the Milanese.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Service excellent. Staff very friendly. ambiance very nice. Cocktails well done. My wife's dish was the bolognese, very good. However my Veal Parmesan was terrible. Not much meat and I felt and tasted like it was a frozen patty. And it was small. If I lived nearby, I would try again. But I don't

  22. CD

    ChristineD

    New England

    277 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    277 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Our reservation requested a table on the patio which is very nice. Due to some vision problems, we needed a table in the shade. There was one, but it was a table for four, so instead the two of us sat is the sun which was a bit uncomfortable. Within five minutes after we were seated, another party of two arrived and were seated at that table. The manager in charge did apologize but I found what was done very upsetting. Our appetizer, the fig and prosciutto pizza was good but the actual dough was so very thin and not that well cooked. The cheese was thick and overtook the dough which seemed raw - it was just not perfection for me. The other guest liked his swordfish entree, but it was not the best he has ever had. I ordered the grain salad as my entree, which was combination of quinoa, lentils, asparagus, crispy pumpkin, sunflower & pomegranate seed, with a smoky eggplant puree. The combination of the chopped asparagus and the smoky puree of eggplant seemed to give the salad a bitter flavor. It was also a bit dry and although more dressing helped, I was not pleased, yet I love quinoa and all grains. We have been to Avvio before, and it has been more accommodating as well as more flavorful.

  23. J

    Jamie

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    The food was great but the service was terrible. I know times are tough with staffing issues and employee turnover but we didn't get menus. The waitress then only came to the table three more times throughout our time there, we never received an option for a second drink and once we were done eating it took 20 minutes to get the check.

  24. MG

    MariaG

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Avvio was delish as always and the wine was awesome

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We ate early so the restaurant was quiet. I thought the food was good, but we were missing some of our favorites like the chicken sandwich that was on old menu.

  26. RO

    ROBERTR

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Very pleasant efficient server Helena, in spite of her service to multiple other seated diners

  27. RD

    RDKP

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    Usually love Newport Restaurant Group restaurants, but this experience fell short of expectations. My husband and I both received dinners (parmigiana) that were dried out, tough, not hot, and there was barely any sauce. Very unlike other experiences here. Also usually have a lot of check-in’s but repeatedly had to ask server to come to table for requests.

  28. R

    Rbobbydray

    New England

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    A lively Italian restaurant, Avvio is best for omnivores. As a vegan, it was extremely disappointing. Every dish, from appetizers to deserts, had some sort of animal byproduct in it. While they clearly offered gluten free options on the menu, there were none that were vegan. The waiter was nice and attentive, it was "his first table with vegan diners ever!," and the kitchen made accommodations and modified a couple of dishes, but overall a very disappointing menu. Although an Italian restaurant, there was not even a plain pomodoro or primavera sauce listed. The opportunities for great Italian vegan cuisine are endless, unfortunately not at Avvio.

  29. JH

    JillH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Avvio provides excellent food in a comfortable atmosphere !

  30. B

    Bella32

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outside dining in Garden City doesn't get any better than Avvio! We had the eggplant appetizer and it was wonderful. Nice spot to enjoy a cocktail and people watch.

  31. D

    Dusty

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful sitting outside on the patio and the food was delicious as always. My server was simpy great. Highly recommend.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The mussels are pretty small. Please consider adding 9 oz. Pour of wine to the menu.

  33. KC

    KhailahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as always good service and we were very happy

  34. S

    Susan

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed! Service and good always good! My seating request was honored. However my party requested a change of tables which was easily accomplished.

  35. MG

    MichelleG

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Susan our server was awesome!

  36. JW

    JewelW

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my first time at Avvio. It was awesome. Good food and exceptional server. She was very pleasant, attentive and was a joy.

  37. DM

    DMSales

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always a great place to dine; staff is wonderful!

  38. PC

    PaulaC

    New England

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Avvio never disappoints. From the friendly greeting at the door to the excellent service to the delicious meal, a night at Avvio is always a great choice. The gnocchi entree is one of the best I’ve ever had. All of the Newport Group restaurants are wonderful, but Avvio may be our favorite!

  39. EA

    EAnn

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal with another couple--we all enjoyed ourselves.

  40. R

    Rome

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    New menu new chef not as good with all change! Recommend for lunch not dinner.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

AVVIO is rated 4.7 stars by 2716 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 49 times today
Google Map for AVVIO

90 Hillside Road Cranston, RI 02920

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hillside Road

  • Neighborhood

    Cranston

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Coccio

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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