AVVIO

4.7
2133 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 2133 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Father’s Day with excellent service and fabulous food!

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TracyL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and great gluten free options. Great place for a special night with the family. No kids menu.

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vipAndrea
New England
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I asked that my salmon be cooked medium rare. Bit was in the middle but burned on the side. I ate the middle and left the outside. My husband complained that his steak was burned too.

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LeonardP
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Appetizer and desserts were great, entrees were sadly disappointing. Veal parm-veal was burnt on one side, the linguini was overcooked and wasn't what I expected. The chicken dish appeared poached, not sauteed. Needless to say we didn't finish the dishes. Wine was great, bartenders excellent- they saved the meal

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vipRudy
New England
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The espresso martinis 🍸 and the lemon cello mascarpone cake with the raspberry drizzle are amazing!!!!

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ScottM
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. It has a great vibe too.

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vipRIRick
Naples
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy with Avvio. We as a family go once a month and enjoy it every time. Glad to see specials are back only problem is would like to see more entrees on menu.

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LaurenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always amazing here as is the food. Chef Eric knows what he is doing as does the entire NRG! 10/10

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CathyD
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was courteous and attentive without being overbearing. Food arrived in a timely manner. Food was delicious!

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PatriciaM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We weren’t rushed at all! Caleb, our server, was delightful! The antipasto we ordered was perfect, as well as the drinks and dessert. Lately, my dining experiences haven’t been this good, however; Avvio did not disappoint!

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DianneSDianna
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Calamari great Eggplant Good Service Love The Bread Basket!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok nothing great. Nice location.

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best burger I’ve had in years. Delightful waitress.

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vipMarkB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Greeted by mgr. Raoul, waiter Noah was excellent.

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Eilert
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fine and the service was friendly and efficient.

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beachbum
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot when we’re in Cranston! I was the only one in our party that didn’t have a pasta dish. I had the chicken piccata which was excellent, love those potatoes, although I would have liked another piece of the chicken. My husband had the dessert, it was a chocolate pudding, also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and wonderful atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Server was not attentive.
Ordered appetizer and it never arrived. Although comped by the manager and given to us to take home, it threw off the entire meal. Also, server didn’t apologize.
Asked for water, server filled one out of 3 glasses.
Asked about GF options, server said she would be a GF basket for our table. She never brought it.
While speaking to other patrons passing by our table, our server came over and started to bus our dishes while in conversation. Very rude. And then dropped the check with out a standard bill folder.
Server tried to take the cash on the table with the check before I finalized the amount of cash.

Very unhappy. And that’s not like me.

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NHall
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lunch at Aavio is a monthly ritual with my bestie. Everything is spot on perfect each and every time.

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TamS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice place for dinner! always good service and food.

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vipstevenc
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent

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Gianna
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin was our waiter. His service was outstanding! We had a great lunch.
I would try to arrange outside table near the restaurant wall so that there is no space for the sun to peak through. One person in our party had a difficult time dodging the sun.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience3

Lunch with friend from AZ

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MaryB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about AVVIO is great! The food is really tasty, I had chicken piccata. It was very tasty and cooked perfectly. Served with roasted potatoes and green beans. Our server, Jordan, was really great! Personable and friendly. She was attentive, but left us alone enough too, if you know what I mean.
Prices are higher this visit, but it is understandable, since they were shut down for the pandemic. We likely have to get used to that.

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vipMaureen
New England
39 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch and we had the most pleasant waitress. She also reminded me about the points on the Newport dining card.

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LyleP
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was definitely an ASSET to your restaurant. Food and service —Perfect!

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JP33
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I wanted to find a place to meet halfway for lunch and we chose Avvio. I have been there before but she hadn’t and she really enjoyed it. We sat in the side patio outside which was lovely, the service was great and the food was very good also. Your antipasto platter is out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th wedding anniversary

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Donna
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I met a former co-worker for lunch and we needed to catch up. We weren’t rushed and our waiter ( a wonderful young man) was outstanding. I wish I paid more attention to his name!
Newly retired and have met several people there for lunch over the last several months.
I recommend Avvio’s

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June
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Avvio is my go to restaurant. Always good; never disappointed.

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KayH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was empty and we were seated next to the stocking area. Constant traffic by our table?

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PeggyD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good gluten free options and great to have bread and dipping oil

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MrsB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As someone with Celiac disease, I appreciate that some of their menu items can be made gluten free. Items on the menu are noted as "gf" and our server was able to answer my questions before ordering. I had the chicken piccata and it was absolutely delicious. My husband had a pasta dish that was so generous he will have a couple of lunches with the leftovers. We went on a Monday night, so the restaurant was not crowded. Atmosphere was pleasant and we enjoyed our meals.

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vipRockrina
New England
33 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Avvio!
Our waiter was fantastic! I forgot his name!

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DianaT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL food, Great service! Reasonably affordable and no troubles parking!!!
STILL our favorite place for dining out!

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vipElenaB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

You can tell it was understaffed. The same waiter for everything....even water. no fault of theirs but I am going to wait until these places are fully staffed before going again. Doesn't make sense to spend an obsurd amount of money with no perks like before.

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RonT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience food was good service was excellent the restaurant was a little loud although it was quite busy

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MaryA
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very special night as we were celebrating my son's 26th birthday and my husband's 56th birthday. Our server was gracious, attentive and overall... awesome. Thank you. Will definitely return again and again!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
32 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. My first time having the Veal Parm and it was fantastic! I wish they would bring back the dessert pizza.

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vipJamesN
New England
27 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress

FAQs

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

AVVIO is rated 4.7 stars by 2133 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.