AVVIO

4.6
1102 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.
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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

誕生日ディナー目的とお祝いケーキメッセージ入りをお願いしていましたが、どちらとも叶いませんでした、

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b
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, Excellent service! Can’t wait to go back

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JC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Menu was small could have been few more choices allg with a more gluten free items

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DP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My first time , we fell in love the minute we walked in , the food was amazing .. we can’t wait to go back

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GD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Out of the 4 meals only one had flavor. Waiter seemed distracted as he forgot our requests several times.

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P
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places. The service is always wonderful and the food is awesome.

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BM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We took our daughter here for her 23rd birthday. It’s the first visit for all of us. The food was delicious and our server Michael was very attentive. We will definitely be back. The entire experience was very enjoyable.

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j
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I love having lunch at Avvio! The choices are great and the wonderful waitstaff is most helpful. Salads are so delicious and you can always add a protein to top it off! They have the best 🍕!
Stop in for an amazing meal and you won't be disappointed!

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J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a quiet night at the restaurant and with low noise level it became particularly pleasant food was very good and the staff was very attentive. we’ve been to this restaurant several times, this was the best experience that we have had and would certainly go back

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L
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific dinner and service! Our waiter congratulated us on our anniversary and was very attentive throughout.

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JM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is fabulous! We can’t wait to go back again! Location is terrific at Garden City!❤️

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JC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly. The server was great and the food was excellent! Love Avvio!

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L
New England
30 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We must try AVVIO again because this first outing [excellent decor/service] was spoiled by two irresponsible young women who brought very young children to the restaurant ... who, predictably didn't belong there, screamed/cried. Mostly the crowd was business lunchers and adult friends getting together. AVVIO can't turn away children, of course, but those women weren't up to the task of managing at least 4 little ones. Our waiter was wonderfully patient w/us 3 older women, the food was plentiful and tasty. Worth returning!

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing. Sangria is delicious and our waitress was so cool

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JS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Brian, provided exceptional service. His service was perhaps the best we have ever experienced (and we dine out often).

We ordered the calamari & shrimp appetizer (delicious) and split a Caesar Salad (Avvio Caesar Salad is the best). Our dinner entrées were Veal Parmesan and Chicken Picatta (both outstanding). We were never rushed and Brian checked in on us often.

Manager, Gus, checked in on us a couple of times also. All in all, what a tremendous dining experience! We are looking forward to a return visit to Avvio soon.

Great job, Brian and Gus! Thanks for a great dinner!

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an early Saturday dinner at 4:15. Service and food were outstanding! Filled up quickly so reservations are a must. Garden City is a great area to walk and shop before or after dinner.

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JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our time there was wonderful, food was incrediable! Our sever was the best! Great time!!

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s
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

First time dining here. Food was very good as was the service We will defiantly return

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love the food here. I had the NY strip and substituted the vegetable risotto for the potatoes and it was amazing. Loved it!!

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Avvio's is the place I most often choose - when I want to meet a friend for lunch or when I want to celebrate a special occasion.

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P
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have dined often at Papa Razzi & now Avvio...and have never been disappointed.

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MM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are consistently good at Avvio. It is our go-to place for meeting friends.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to have good Italian cuisine.

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LO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I thought the food and atmosphere were good. The only issue that could be improved was this; my husband and I arrived about 45 minutes prior to our reservations so we sat at the bar and had a drink. About 15-20 minutes later, a couple stood behind us and we overheard the bartender say ' they won't be long, they have reservations'; and he was referring to us. The next thing we knew, the host came up to us and said our table was ready (abut 15 minutes early) and brought us to our table. We were not done with our drink, and we would have preferred to finish it at the bar. Other than that, the waitress was nice and service was good. My dinner was also good, but small portion for the price.

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LA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Pretty noisy made a reservation but was still placed near the door. Next time would specify. Great food and service. Would go back!

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FM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food good drinks good parking,great for a date or to meet friends

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Meal was great!! Had the pasta, chicken, asparagus dish which was light but full of flavor. Restaurant was very busy but food came out with great timing. Bar area was very busy and looked like fun atmosphere

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Spring menu was excellent. I had the roasted cod and it was awesome.

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C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner. Great service! Would definitely recommend to a friend and I can't wait to go again!

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KP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, great for many occasions. I would recommend to all my friends.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife , a friend and I traveled "all the way" from the East Bay and found the trip well worth it. The food and service was excellent. I was particularly impressed with our server who took our order without writing anything down and she got it 100% right. I'm just sorry I cannot recall her name to give her the props she deserves. The only criticism I have is the noise. It was difficult to hear our conversation at our table. Other than that, there is no reason we won't be coming back.

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SH
New England
27 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Avvio is one of our favorite restaurants. It was a little louder than normal though. Abby, our waitress, was excellent. They changed the menu, but it is very similar to the old one which is a good thing.

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had reservations and were seated right away. Service was very good. Food was good. Nothing too special to make it better than other restaurants in that price range.

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c
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal at Avvio was very good. They were just introducing a new menu which made it difficult to choose. We had veal parmigiana, salmon with quinoa and vegetables and chicken marsala, which were all very good. The only part of the meal that I did not care for was the quinoa and vegetables. There was not much quinoa and the vegetables were rather hard. If the veggies had been cooked a little more, they would have been excellent. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu and attentive.

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RI
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful from start to finish! Waiters we had before remembered us and came by to say hi (Justin in particular). Will k ew his stuff and was honest enough to say “I don’t know” when I asked what made a Sardinean Cous Cous different from Moroccan. But he obtained the answer. As always, a great value for the money. Our go to Italian spot!

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P
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very clean, great service, nice variety.

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SS
New England
45 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

In the past we have been extremely satisfied at AVVIO. We were disappointed in the time between serving (20 minutes) between salad and main course this time. Also the pork chop special was not up to their usual quality. We will still visit AVVIO.

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C
New England
60 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a hit - whether I go for lunch or dinner. Consistent quality meals and great service.

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G
New England
22 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is handsomely appointed with a nice vibe. Staff is very friendly and efficient without hovering at the table. Food is very good in all categories. I have been coming here more and more as the parking is easy, ample and free! Worth a try and decide for yourself.

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JM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family had a wonderful experience dining at Avvio. The staff was friendly! The food was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The Tiramisu was fabulous! Our server was just right, not overbearing but there when we needed him, and he had a wonderful personalty. We enjoyed our drinks as well. We all plan to have dinner at Avvio soon again. It was a lovely surprise!

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