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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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (60)
Casual (58)
Great for Lunch (57)
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Good for Birthdays (49)
Special Occasion (48)
Bar Seating (45)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Business Meals (39)
Good for Groups (36)
Worth the Drive (30)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Happy Hour (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Romantic (26)
Comfort Food (24)
Fun (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Authentic (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
People Watching (18)
Cozy (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Quick Bite (15)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Healthy (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Seasonal (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Live Sports (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I am a repeat customer. I love it, the food is good and our wait server was very attentive, his name is Justin. The manager came by to ask how is everything. Food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 3 days ago

First timers !! We absolutely loved it ! Mike our waiter was perfect . Very knowledgeable . Recommended drinks and meals which we ordered and enjoyed . Will definitely be back soon .
Deidre Gaglione

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

I have dined before at a few of the other Newport Restaurant Group restaurants and have always the best experiences. When I saw that Avvio was part of it, I was really looking forward to dining there too. From the process through open table by making a reservation, being seated with no wait at a great round table with surrounding windows was amazing. Our waitress, Allegra was so accommodating, informative, and just treated us like gold throughout our stay. The menu is balanced with an Italian flare from sandwiches, pizza, salads and entrees with freshly made pasta. I had the shrimp scampi which was so flavorful as almost each bit was guarenteed shrimp with spinach and fresh pasta in each bite. My husband had the spaghetti and meatballs, consisting of 4 generous sized meatballs and a application of ricotta in the center of the fresh pasta. We ordered a margheritta pizza which is delivered within minutes and the sauce consisting of freshly made plum tomato n garlic and basil with fresh mozzarella on top. Mystic on had a burger and fries which normally has parmesan on them, he preferred no cheese. My daughter's bf had calzone that had sausage n veggies, accompanied w a side of fresh sauce and a generous Caesar salad on the side. Lastly, my daughter modified her meal which Allegra was graciously making sure she had everything down pat towards my daughter's requests. After enjoying the ambience, meal and company Allegra brought out a double chocolate cake slice with caramel sea salt gelato and a birthday candle delivered to my daughter's boyfriend for his birthday. I had included the message in my open table request that it was his birthday. His dessert was on the house and was just such a nice way to end our outing.The manager that night made his rounds , stopped by our table was very pleasant too. You get the feel of pride from all that work at Avvio. Love, Love, Love AVVio and will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Great Beer, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Great stop for lunch this time. We have dined here several times since they opened and have never been disappointed. Plenty of great choices, always very good service, always very good. We arrived about 45 minutes early for our reservation and were seated immediately anyway. Very accommodating, again, as expected. As always, we will be back sooner than later.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely great experience each time we go. Our server, Matt was fantastic! Great service extremely attentive and great people person! Food was great, atmosphere always excellent. We'll be back and bring it send friends!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

The Black Fig, prosciutto, and arugula pizza is highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days 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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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Dominic was very knowledgeable of menu items and attentive to our needs. Great food and service. Will go back again.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for Restaurant Week so it was a special menu ... however it was fabulous - couldn’t wait to eat my left overs the next day! The portions were impressive. Our server, Brian,was outstanding. The manager made it a point to come to the table and ask if we were satisfied. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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 on January 11, 2018

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.

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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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·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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·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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 (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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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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Server seemed a bit disinterested. Food was pretty good.

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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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