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  3. Distance: 0.45mi
  4. Distance: 1.68mi

About AVVIO

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.

90 Hillside Road
Cranston, RI 02920
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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)

Cross Street:
Hillside Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 942-2900

Website:
http://www.avvioristorante.com/

Executive Chef:
Greg Coccio

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

AVVIO Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (57)
Great for Lunch (54)
Casual (53)
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Special Occasion (47)
Bar Seating (46)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Business Meals (35)
Good for Groups (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Worth the Drive (26)
Happy Hour (24)
Fun (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Romantic (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Authentic (20)
Cozy (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
People Watching (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Quick Bite (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Disabled Access (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Healthy (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Seasonal (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined a day ago

I decided to try Restaurant week menu, I had the Brussels sprout salad , veal and peas over polenta, and chocolate budino. It was delicious. I hope they put the veal and peas on the regular menu

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Seated right away Great service. Meatballs are great! Love this place!

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food4
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service5
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great server who provided great customer service and has a great personality. The food was delicious as always.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We were well attended to by our server who was personable and knowledgeable of the menu. The pasta in my bolognese entre was very overcooked but the flavor was fine. I do like the atmosphere there as I did with the previous restaurant on that premises.

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food3
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service5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Lively local restsurant. Large salads; very fresh. Varied menu.

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food4
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful gem in Garden City. Amazing authentic Neapolitan pizzas!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Donna’s 50th! Great dinner, service was superior!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The service was excellent and the menu has something for every taste. We both ordered the grilled swordfish. The meal arrived quickly and tasted great. The portion size was a bit small for the price but not so much as to say it was a bad value. Overall a good night. Would more than likely return but not racing to the door.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We weren't overly impressed with the food. It was also pricey for lunch. We wanted to try it because it was part of the Newport Restaurant Group. One of us had the calzone and it was just ok. The Rigatoni Bolognese was good but the pasta was overcooked. The salads were good. The chicken parm sandwich was just ok. Maybe we would come back if there was some sort of lunch special. Definitely not for everyday dining.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food3
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service3
value2

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very nice New Years Eve dinner. Would have preferred earlier seating but open table only gave two options, the next being later than we sat. When we arrived and throughout dinner there were many open tables.

Tags: Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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food4
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The ambiance was nice but the food wasn't all that great. My arribiata was lackluster and my boyfriend's chicken sandwich was substantially more tomato than chicken.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food and service was great as always. Even onNYE the attention to detail was exquisite.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We come here often. High quality food, great atmosphere. I love the linguini and meatballs. Delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Avvio has become a family favorite. The atmosphere provides just the right balance of casual to elegant, depending on your mood. But the real stars are the staff and the food...both are always outstanding each time we visit; I cannot say enough good things about both. We celebrated a birthday on our most recent visit. The food and the service were spectacular...the calamari is among the best I've had anywhere in MA or RI...and the Italian entrees are on par with Boston's North End or Federal Hill! We're looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wait staff - attentive, friendly. Gluten-Free menu was on the table when I noted the GF menu request in Open Table! Kale salad was good!

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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food4
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Love Avvio! Perfect spot to meet family or friends for lunch or dinner. Great menu with pizzas and pasta for everyone. Nice soups and salads too. We skipped dessert so I can’t comment on that.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went for Christmas Eve and the whole experience was amazing. Our server was a gentleman and made the evening very enjoyable. Our meals were impeccable, made perfectly to each preference. The environment was friendly and inviting. While they were busy it wasn’t loud and didn’t ruin the experience. I highly recommend Avvio for any upcoming dates, special occasions, or just because.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Server seemed a bit disinterested. Food was pretty good.

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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Newly on my ‘favorites’ dining list...professional and courteous service, diverse menu, well-prepared foods and extensive wine list.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always a great experience and quality food at Avvio. Consistently delivers and always a pleasure to be at Avvio!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Delicious food, it was better as Papa Razzi though

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Scallop dish was much better first time I had it . Nutmeg cream sauce not very flavorful and barley undercooked
Was very noisy this particular evening

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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food3
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value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and excellent staff. We enjoyed our holiday get together very much.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This is the best restaurant in Garden City and my favorite place to have Calamari and pizza. The service is always fast and accurate.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Awesome dinning, but need to put vegan entrees on the menu!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I would give it 6 stars if I could!

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great service. Lively bar and restaurant. High noise level. Good portions but quality of food not spectacular.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Although my reservation was made through Open Table and confirmed via email, upon my arrival Avvio did not have record of it. However, they were able to seat us at a table by the window as I had requested. I don't know why they didn't have the reservation. Their reply was that they may have deleted it. All in all, dinner was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We received a complimentary Pizza from our son who is a chef intern. Terrific food and very nice atmosphere. We will return soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We made a reservation and were sat immediately upon arrival. The food was very good, we delayed submitting our entrees until the appetizers arrived as we have had some recent bad experiences at other restaurants of lesser caliber. We were not pressured or rushed and our server (Jordan?) was excellent.

We frequent many of the Newport Restaurant Group establishments as we live in the Newport area and this one did not disappoint. We will return.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Delicious food!!! Our waiter was excellent !!! Our food was prepared exactly how we wanted .
Service was prompt and food was hot!!! I Love that we have the option of one scoop gelato for dessert !!! Perfect size for a light dessert!!! Neighborhood gem !!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

I took my team for our holiday luncheon and we had s nice time. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. The food was very good. We recommend the antipasto for an appetizer. Beautiful presentation and tasty.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went on a Saturday night and normally going anywhere at peak time on a Saturday is hectic- made reservation online walked right in and was seated immediately. My husband had Veal Milanese and it was delicious. I had a vegetable panini and it was delicious . The Parmesan fries were also very good. I had a dirty martini and the green olives were stuffed with cheese ! The service was outstanding and the manager walked around asking how everything was.
I was impressed because the restaurant was full but the service and meal were not affected. Thank You!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The staff accommodated most of my dietary restrictions.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service will definitely go again
The veal and polenta was outstanding

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service from the greeting, waitstaff and a nice thank you when we left.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were a group of five friends and it was nice that we were able to make reservations for lunch. We loved the atmosphere and everything about the restaurant. Our server, Jared, was personable, helpful with menu questions and very accommodating to requests. Avvio feels upscale but the prices are not so exorbitant that it keeps many patrons away. Bountiful menu which kept us busy trying to make a final choice!!
All in all, we had a great time and will definitely return to sample menu items that we missed. You will not be disappointed with the warm and friendly, AVVIO!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, service and space

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was my first time at Avvio and I will definitely be back. They have a wide variety of GF options to accommodate my dietary restrictions. Our waiter, Justin, was very knowledge about the menu which was helpful with a table of vegans and gluten free eaters. He was extremely prompt and friendly.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Its always a very good experience!! The food was delicious and the service was great!!!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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