AVVIO

4.7
1947 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 1947 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDianeM
New England
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and food was delicious.

AVVIO
Responded 20 hours ago

Great to hear Diane!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our waitress was fabulous!!

AVVIO
Responded 20 hours ago

Thank you Lisa! Glad you enjoyed.

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vipRealgoldfinger
New England
68 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

AVVIO
Responded 20 hours ago

Thank you!

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IsobarMagpie
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team here always does a great job. Food in particular is terrific. Staff as pleasant and helpful as could be. A family favorite.

AVVIO
Responded 20 hours ago

Thank you! It's truly an honor to be a favorite of your family.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Did not like the fact that before we ended our meal the oven was shut off and the dessert we wanted to order we could not get.

AVVIO
Responded 20 hours ago

Sorry to hear that you could not enjoy your dessert. We will discuss your feedback with our kitchen. We never like to disappoint our guests.

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vipprincipalvic
New England
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pleasant dining experience on a late Friday afternoon. Katy’s service was great was well as the app, entrees, and accompanying adult refreshments. We split the meatball and sausage meatballs for the app and the chicken and veal parts were excellent. The red sauce is especially tasty. I gave my compliments to the bartender, his CC Perfect Manhattan was one of the best I have had in RI!
My only criticism was that the Hostess was a little snippy was I asked for a table on the other side of the dining space which was was less occupied at the time. You would think she would be a little more understanding during the COVID-19 restrictions. Overall, however, I recommend and we will definitely return.

AVVIO
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and that Katy gave you great service. We will be sure to discuss your feedback with our host team. We always want to be as welcoming and accommodating as possible for our guests. We value your patronage.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avvio never disappoints! All four of us had great meals.

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

That's great to hear! Thank you for joining us.

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Mumbles
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food at reasonable prices. Service always great.

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you! That's nice to hear. Hope we see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly and always made sure we had everything we needed without making us feel rushed. The short rib was delicious and would definitely return to AVVIO again!

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Glad you enjoyed and that the service made a great impression. We look forward to seeing you again.

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AJPM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious from the drinks to dessert (and we had it all!) Restaurant was clean and inviting and waitstaff were friendly and accommodating. Definitely recommend, can’t wait to go back for more!!

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed and we are truly grateful for the recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very good food. Waitress didn't check on us too much but still had a blast. Good price for the food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent-overall experience was good

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AngM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The food was extremely overpriced for what we were given. Burnt chicken parm and soggy shrimp scampi that had a lb of mushy tomatoes on top of it.

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy. We pride ourselves on exceptional food and never like to disappoint our guests. We will share your feedback with the culinary team. If you would like to discuss your experience in more detail, we welcome your feedback. Our General Manager Raul Esteves can be reached at 401.942.2900 and he would love to hear more.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Average at best for food. Service was excellent !

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Glad to know our service left a good impression. We wish our food was more to your liking. Having an exceptional tasting menu is important to us.

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vipSteveM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All ways nice friendly service people Bartenders are the best and service was great

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Steve! Glad you enjoyed.

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vipLaxman
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice waiter

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Rhody22
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice meal

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

AVVIO
Responded 20 hours ago

Thank you for celebrating with us.

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Riggyxo
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is fabulous. The cost of alcohol is on the high side

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Glad you enjoyed and we will pass along your feedback

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CherylC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was efficient .. food was delivered to table still hot
Server was friendly, checked in often to make sure everything was okay or get anything we needed
The mood was quiet, subdued but relaxing
Will retur.

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Cheryl. We are happy you enjoyed and look forward to serving you again soon.

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JamesC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Avvio many times and have always enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. Would highly recommend them.

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you James for all your patronage. We are glad you enjoy every visit and we appreciate your recommendation.

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vipRobertM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avvio captures the essence of fine cuisine together with a comfortable ambiance and attentive service. A true gem within Cranston’s popular shopping and dining destination, Garden City!

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Robert! Very kind of you to say. We look forward to serving you again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff and the food was excellent!

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you!

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vipDavidf
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always attentive and responsive. It is obvious that everyone cares about providing a pleasant dining experience.

Food was excellent as usual!

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you David! Our team really does care about making our guests happy. Glad to hear that is your experience.

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LynnH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very polite and attentive! Food was delicious.

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Lynn! We appreciate the kind words.

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NicoleM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Safely distanced and precautions taken for Covid

AVVIO
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you Nicole! Glad you enjoyed.

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AndreaR
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and so delicious, following all the safety rules.

AVVIO
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you for joining us Andrea!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful at Avvio!

AVVIO
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you!

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vipSteveM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All ways consistent,great pe

AVVIO
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you Steve!

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nancys
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time back there in a year as we live on Cape Cod and it is not in our neck of the woods but we happen to be coming home from Foxwoods where we couldn’t get any good food because the restaurants are all closed. We love it here and will be back again very soon.

AVVIO
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you for coming back Nancy! Hope you had a great day at Foxwoods too!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder experience sitting at high top table near the bar area. The bartender was extremely attentive and made a drink per request without hesitation.

AVVIO
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you! We really appreciate the kind words.

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vipBuddyguy
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the best meal that I've had in a while! The house Cabernet was very good. The Bada Bing pizza was very tasty as was the caesar salad. Our server, Ray I believe, was very attentive. It was my first time there but it won't be my last!

AVVIO
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you! Always great to know our guests enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you again.

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BillW
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Greg was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive to our needs. This was complemented by other staff members checking on us. I will recommend AVVIVO to others.

AVVIO
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you! We will pass along the compliment. We think our team does a great job too!

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LindaK
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was terrific. Can't wait until they can add to the overall menu - once we get beyond the pandemic. Great place to be comfortable with the surroundings and great food!

AVVIO
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you Linda! We look forward to providing more options in the future!

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Karen
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to meet for a nice upscale lunch with friends or dinner too!

AVVIO
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you for joining us!

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vipCassandra
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always!

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AustinP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Avillo is at the site of another former Italian restaurant in the Garden City Shopping Center. It is excellent with fabulous

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TanyaA
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent! All was good, my husband was disappointed in his meal, short rib dish lacked taste. I am Gluten Free. I would recommend more GW options on the menu. Expresso Martini was excellent also.

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vipRIRick
Naples
57 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

always good but would like to see more specials if possible

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DonaldK
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal in celebration of our 50th Anniversary!

FAQs

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

AVVIO is rated 4.7 stars by 1947 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.