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AVVIO

4.6
715 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
M - Th 11:30AM - 10:00PM
F 11:30AM - 11:00PM
Sa 11:30AM - 11:00PM
(brunch until 3:00PM)
Su 11:30AM - 9:00PM
(brunch until 3:00PM)
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Phone number
(401) 942-2900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Greg Coccio
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Cross street
Hillside Road
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 715 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was excellent from seating to waiter/service. Food size was enormous and very tasty.
Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food, drinks & service! Took a friend there for his birthday and he can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This place is amazing.. authentic tile wood fired pizza oven. Even though it is part of a restaurant group the staff was authentic and professional.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great meal. I had a broken foot and they seated us in a good place and took very good care of us.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Birthday celebration, great food, very accommodating, friendly staff. Will bdefinitely go back!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great meal. Highly recommend. Well prepared and delicious. Romaine, radicchio, fennel salad. So fresh!! Eggplant app was enough for a meal. Chicken was tender and hot. Whipped Yukon! All well seasoned!!

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

A very big disappointment! Lunchtime small Caesar salad with several strips of boneless chicken breast was $16 and nothing about it was special or authentic. Did not even come with anchovies as an option. Panzanella, that glorious BREAD and TOMATO salad, was a dish of chopped greens (!!!), a hand full of largish croutons, and a few cherry tomatoes (simply shocking) ($9).
Orecchiette with “sweet Italian sausage” and broccoli rabe ($18), among a few other ingredients, was almost inedible. The sausage was terrible—good news is there was not much of it.
We did not have dessert.
We will not be back. The food is just simply awful.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Always a pleasure to entertain at Avvio. The team does a wonderful job welcoming and delivering a fantastic experience!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very well done presentation,service. Always consistent

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Justin, our waiter was fun and informative. The meal was great. Tasty and filling for the adults while the simple (scratch) ingredients made it easy for the kids to enjoy too.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First time visiting, food and drinks were great and the service was on point. Will definitely be returning! Recommended for a nice date night.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food and service, as always, was outstanding. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food and service.. Issue with one meal, quicikly resolved by staff. Service and dining experience were exceptional

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We have had great meals but the bar is not as attentive as sitting at a table. I had to send both my appetizer and entree back because due to health issues I requested no salt. The appetizer had a strange crumbled salty crouton chip or something very undesirable On a beautiful beef carpaccio..
My salad although beautiful was dressed and my salmon although beautiful was sea salted as well. I still like the food
there and will return . Perhaps the bar is much to busy for a special request.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food and atmosphere are always good, and the waitstaff exceptionally nice. Pasta dishes are especially good. The Caesar salad doesn't have anchovies, however, so it's bland and not really a Caesar salad. Tiramissu v. good.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

As always Avvio is our go to restaurant for lunch ! The staff is so friendly and the menu so reliable and delicious! Avvio is the best kept secret in Garden City, but lately we realize so many others have found our gem place to dine!!! But we will continue to dine here because it is the best place to gather with friends and have a delicious meal! You will not be disappointed!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very nice manger!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Consistently good food and service in a nice setting.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

It was our first time here and it wasn’t bad but probably won’t dine again. Prices are too high and some traditional favorites are a bit too modernized for our taste. Staff is wonderful and restaurant is clean though!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The service was really great. My special request was accommodated without any question. Food was great and dessert was amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent meal, great waiter, overall wonderful night!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great atmosphere, great food & great staff. Will be our "go to" place at least once a month going forward.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our waiter was extremely unpleasant

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food is always very good, hot, and served timely. Convenient location and great place to eat and then do some shopping.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The restaurant staff gets to know their regulars very well and is always accommodating when it comes to ordering. It has been a favorite for many years.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Their grassfed burger keeps me coming back again and again! Delicious food and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always a great experience. Will be going back soon

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I ordered the swordfish which was very moist but not very flavorful. I thought the portion size was very small considering the price paid.
I think next time I will order the pasta.
The drinks and apps were good.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Not as good as it used to be. No longer has my favorite caprese salad. The soup wasn't very good either.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Wonderful waitress very attentive and friendly. .

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Pleasant, non intrusive service at a recent lunch. Excellent food and value.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a nice date night. Food was delicious and the portions were bountiful! I had the chicken Parmesan with a mash potato. My wife had a Panini with a very large salad as a side. Even the house red wine was very good. We will be back!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food just OK. Used baby shrimp for shrimp bruschetta. Expected nice large local shrimp. Used focaccia bread with it way too soft! Lobster ravioli had a watery limocello sauce which was bland. Nicely made ravioli,cooked al dente. Won't be back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great, friendly service. Nice gluten free options. Original drink choices.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Salad and salmon was delicious my husbands veal cutlet and pasta were delicious as well the
Service as always was prompt and courteous.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Had to send my dinner back. Salad was brown.. not fresh...and skimpy. Poor presentation. Was given another... much better .

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

They were very attentive and welcoming. They even gave us a free dessert for a birthday which was lovely. Food was amazing!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Kale salad was great. Pizza not spectacular.
Quite busy and for the price expected better service.
But, OK. and certainly convenient.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Avvio was referred by a co-worker. Easily made my reservation and was seated very quickly! My date was my 6 year old daughter. She immediately liked the restaurant. Kids menu and the mela offered a free dessert! Also there was a candy bowl near the exit! They won her over. They kindly made the pizza 1/2 with basil leaves as someone wouldn't eat it. We also had cheese ravioli with pomodoro sauce. A little rich for my daughter but I quite enjoyed it. It's lent and I am meat free right now but I would like to return and try something else off their menu!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The staff all smile and say hello: a friendly bunch. The restaurant is loud - but only because everyone is having a good time dining and the kitchen is open concept and very busy. All of the food is exceptionally good. I consider myself a French fry expert and these are some of the best out there. My wife ordered the special of the night: flat sirloin with jumbo grilled shrimp and potatoes with grilled asparagus. It was all amazing and perfectly prepared. The kids had pasta and pizza . Everything, so good. Looking forward to our next visit.

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