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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.
Cranston, RI 02920
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)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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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