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AVVIO

4.7
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1795 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 Neapolitan 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1795 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CherylC
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was excellent. The ambiance chaotic and we did not feel safe. Waiting one hour to get our food was

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vipCraigB
New England
53 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and consistently great food!

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ccorc
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I have been a huge fan of Avvios since I moved to the area a year ago. My husband and I have always had consistently good service and delicious food. Today's lunch was such a disappointment. It took 15 minutes for our wait person to even let us know that we had to use the icon on the table, while we watched her serve another table paper menus and water almost immediately. We then had to wait to place our order for drinks (iced tea and water with lemon) another long length of time. We had to ask for bread, and another long wait. I told my friend, who I was treating to lunch for her birthday, that it wan't usual to wait so long but the food was worth it. It wasn't. My friend ordered the Beef Mushroom sandwich. It was disappointing, a little too stringy, and lacking in seasoning, she said. My Chicken Piccata was an embarrassment to any chef. A small chicken breast SWIMMING in a bland sauce with 12 capers on a huge plate. The breast was tough and highly unflavorful. I could only eat half. I requested my side to be the Pasta with Tomato-Basil sauce. The pasta, which I usually LOVE, was glutenous and stuck together in a great mass, like it had been sitting a long time. I could only eat around the outside of the pile. Obviously the chef didn't like that I requested a different side from the offering; that was very clear. The only time we had timely service was with the clearing of the plates and the bill; we were invisible for most of the meal and then whoosh, get out!

I cannot understand how things could have changed so dramatically in a restaurant I have always loved. I would never recommend Avvios to anyone.

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paul
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence as always. Thankfully you can still order the penne arrabiata even though they removed it from the menu. Great waitress named Jill, friendly manager Jordan. I dine here on the regular because they always get it right.

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AMBIANCEQUEEN
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Great food, great service, and a delightful atmosphere. leave room for dessert, yum!

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vipSteveM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always good and consistent and service is always the same

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DiningRD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious with great service and atmosphere! We will definitely come again

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Carol
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the side patio for our anniversary dinner.. we invited my husbands dad to join us. We felt quite safe fir him w social distancing measures that were in place. Our server was both friendly and efficient. Our food was great as well. Very satisfied

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Phoebe
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My service was ok. The server seemed very disinterested. Not rude but very bland. The black fig pizza was not hot and had too much cheese on it and zero flavor. For $16 not worth it at all
Your lunch menu needs more selections on it. And please bring back Half order of salad . We were told the restaurant does not do that anymore

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vipVincentP
New England
37 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great Italian food and service.
Consistently one of our go to restaurants for casino dinner.

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NicoleC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I am a bit saddened by the scaled back menu due to COVID-19. My favorite was the cod sandwich for lunch. However, I understand. They have the best salads and they have done a great job creating a safe outdoor space to dine. The service was professional, friendly and prompt.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!

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vipMichaelS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service , ambiance

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jdc6458
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with a great server Brenna in very trying circumstances!

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JLR1951
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Unfortunately we had a rather loud party next to us on the covered side patio. Made it very difficult to have a conversation with my companion.

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vipMartini
New England
61 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met friends at Avvio and the food, atmosphere and service was great.

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JohnM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined there before and am never disappointed. The food and service are wonderful.

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kfry
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we really enjoyed the food and service at Avvio's. Especially our server...she was exceptionally sweet and attentive.

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RobinP
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipCraigB
New England
54 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at the bar is always friendly and efficient for a quality lunch, on a schedule! The team behind the bar are Top Notch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated an anniversary. They were so
Wonderful, brought some bubbles to cheers & dessert was on the house! Wonderful time & food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Literally our dinner was amazing. I would eat here every night and be pleased. Worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I ordered the butternut ravioli with lobster, but I do not eat lobster so I asked if I could if i could have it without the lobster. It was delicious, but I was kind of bummed that the price wasn’t adjusted to reflect no lobster. So, I paid $29 for 8/10 pieces of ravioli. It was our anniversary, so I didn’t ask for a manager to see if it could be adjusted.

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SueP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for dinner to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We sat outside in the sunroom and felt perfectly safe. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. The restaurant is going above and beyond for safety. My husband enjoyed his veal Parmesan and I loved the salmon. We picked this restaurant because we could guarantee a good meal and fine service. We were not disappointed.

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AnthonyP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

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KLR07
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way… Thank you for the wonderful experience always!!!

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ChaCha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was good... we've eaten here quite a few times. Since Covid this is out first dine in experience. Our server was ok...offered bread- had to ask twice- had to ask for water the menu is limited -likely due to Covid- but overall...I would go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The penne con pollo and Tiramisu were fantastic, and the service was exceptional!

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vipSusanZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything

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Sandy
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

You Mixed up my reservation and your receptionist was not willing to straighten it out. I had my text confirmation with me.

Avvio has been a favorite restaurant and your food and service has been very good....until now. I have a turkey sandwich for lunch each time I go and the last one was not anywhere like the others I have enjoyed. It looked like it was thrown together. The bread and turkey were not warm. The greens were swimming in oil or ...

AVVIO
Responded on October 8, 2020

Sorry to her this Sandy. Your satisfaction is important to us. We will discuss with the team. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, we encourage you to give our General Manager Raul Esteves a call at 401.942.2900. He would welcome the opportunity to hear your feedback directly.

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CherylD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Avvio, I’m never disappointed and feel safe with their precautionary practices during Covid-19

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Jcmc
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the outdoor area and it was fabulous. They had the bottoms of the plastic windows rolled up so that the wind wasn't blowing on the food. Everything we ordered was outstanding and the service was excellent!

AVVIO
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you for joining us and glad you enjoyed.

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vipAnthonyV
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at bar. Good food and service

AVVIO
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you for joining us.

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vipMartini
New England
62 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious.

AVVIO
Responded on October 8, 2020

Great!

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AnnaD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch on the patio. Food and service were awesome. Ill be back.

AVVIO
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you Anna! Glad you enjoyed.

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LarryR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good service and food. The waiter was attentive and the outdoor seating kept people apart.

AVVIO
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you Larry! We appreciate the kind review.

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MarcC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Attentive staff, food was really fast, no waiting.

AVVIO
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you Marc!

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vipTracyL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

always a great family meal! Nice menu selection. Excellent food quality. Since covid, this is one of the few places that always feels “normal.”.

The restaurant does an amazing job with safety.

AVVIO
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you Tracy!

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vipJoan
New England
33 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining out during a pandemic can be challenging. Being older I look only at restaurants that offer outdoor dining areas. Being in the Garden City area I noticed that Avvio had a nice outdoor seating area, so I went ahead and made an afternoon reservation. I was pleased with the seating area, the service snd the food. Everything was delicious. The freshly made tiramisu that was recommended was the best I have had in a very long time! Definitely planning to make the trip again to enjoy their food.

AVVIO
Responded on October 6, 2020

We look forward to seeing you again too. Thank you for joining us and your review.

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vipCraigB
New England
54 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AVVIO never disappoints. Friendly atmosphere and excellent dish preparation.

AVVIO
Responded on October 6, 2020

That's great to hear. Thank you Craig.

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FAQs

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

AVVIO is rated 4.7 stars by 1795 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.