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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

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4
3
2
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4.5

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 (62)
Casual (55)
Special Occasion (52)
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Great for Lunch (49)
Great for Outdoor Dining (46)
Bar Seating (43)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Business Meals (36)
Good for Groups (30)
Worth the Drive (26)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Romantic (23)
Comfort Food (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Authentic (20)
Cozy (18)
People Watching (18)
Fun (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Quick Bite (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Great for Brunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Healthy (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Seasonal (8)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Half portion salads were a ripoff for price

Chicken for Marsala was tough SB more tender

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Always excellent. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable service. Delicious food. The red-sauce Italian-American joints around the rest of Providence should be shaking in there boots.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good, but felt rushed. Entrees came out less than 5 minutes after our order. We did not even have to finish 1/2 our drink.

Server was very good

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve been to Avvio’s many times (lunch & dinner) and I’ve never been disappointed! Food is excellent, wait staff very friendly and service has always been top notch! It’s my go-to place!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Exceptional service, good food and atmosphere in a convenient location.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, People Watching, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My husband and I went here for my birthday. It was our first visit in several years; we'd gone back when it was Papa Razzi. I had asked for a quiet corner table when I made the reservation and noted it was a birthday dinner. The hostess did not seem to read the requests and initially tried to seat us at a very small booth in the middle of the restaurant. We asked to change to a corner table and she led us to one that was more in line with what we asked for. Our server was very attentive, however, the food was just not that good. I had a fried mozzarella appetizer that I think was reheated in a microwave. One piece was hard and chewy, one was hot, and two were stone cold. The dish also lacked flavor. The bread was good, but there were only two pieces in the basket and a few bread straws. The olive oil and hummus combination that went alongside the bread also had no flavor. This was a recurring theme throughout our meal. I had the chicken marsala and again, the dish was very bland. For dessert, we had the strawberry and vanilla panna cotta and it was nothing to write home about. Lastly, I had stomach issues a few hours after coming home, but I'm not sure if it was from the food since my husband was fine. Overall, I would not be in a rush to go back. There are much better Italian restaurants throughout Rhode Island.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food with wonderful service

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a great experience! from the service to the food, it's a 10 every time. the waitstaff remember us and are exceptionally attentive. the quality of the ingredients are reflected by the range of delicious dishes that we order. We habitually order different entrees and are always very happy with the quality.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Shrimp Scamp was heavily salted and shrimp was microscopic.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a great dinner! Kassie our server was excellent.

Table 76

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and the service were absolutely amazing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very accommodating and considerate of kids food allergies

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I thought the meal was decent and fine for a mall. It was not a place I would go to if I were not shopping already.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service and personalized care at Avvio is very welcoming. The Neopolitan Pizza is outstanding! I highly recommend Avvio!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My penne pasta, sausage and rabe dish was just too al dente for me. I should have requested softer pasta while ordering, but I didn't think of it. One friend liked the veal parm and another friend liked the pasta bolongese (this dish had much softer pasta). I tasted a bite of a meatball and found it a little dry. Server was great and tiramisu was home-made and good. It was served with some raspberry sauce which I found too tart and thought it was a strange combination. Overall, I was a little underwhelmed with the dinner. I just expected more after a friend's recommendation. However, my out-of-town friends were happy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and drinks were very good. Our waitress on the other hand was not friendly and it brought down our overall experience.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

AVVIO was outstanding. The decor, atmosphere and aromas from the open style kitchen was perfection. The food from the antipasto, the main course to desert was over the top. Damon, our waiter was one of the best with his knowledge, patients and suggestions it was hard to beat. I am a foodie and frequent over 30 different style restaurants per year and this ranks right up at the top.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I’ve been to Avvio about 5 times. Always great food and great service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First visit to Avvio and we were all impressed by the food and atmosphere. There were some great vegetarian options - gnocchi and summer vegetable succotash were both ordered. The succotash was delicious. Lots of wines available by the glass as well. Had the chocolate mocha budino for dessert which was heavenly, and large enough to split between three people. I will be back to try the pizza from their wood-fired pizza oven!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Had a nice evening and meal at Avvio.
The food was good.
We’ll go back.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

My waitress was excellent. She timed the meal very well along with being prompted to the table but allowed us to conduct our meeting unrushed.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I've visited this restaurant several times. Service, food quality & variety always top notch at a fair price.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great lunch!! Nice break from shopping. Ran into some friends also. Place was full and as usual the food was great. Our server, Zachary was the best. Will be back for sure. Do yourself a favor and stop in for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our food was not good. Both of us who ordered chicken in some form didn't feel well afterwards. I had the chicken sandwich but the chicken had a strange taste and the texture was that of microwaved meat, the other person had grilled chicken on her salad., it was tasteless and only grilled on one side. Two other women shared a Caesar salad that came out with too much dressing and a fig and arugula pizza that they said was pretty tasteless.
We had all been to this restaurant before and found it to have really slipped in quality of food.
The kitchen was also very slow with our order as compared to other tables around us.
Our waiter, Brian, was very nice and professional.
I generally like the Newport Group restaurants but will take this one off my list in the future.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Fun, vibrant atmosphere. Bar service slow but dining service very good. Waiter was excellant. Food above average.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love eating here! Always reliable good food and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always a great meal with great service. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was terrible-we waited 60 minutes to actually eat our dinner and it was 30 minutes before the waiter took our order. The manager walked by our table, repeatedly, and never asked if we needed anything or noted that we were still waiting for our food. I asked for a refill on my drink, which never came, until the food runner refilled it for me because the waiter was no where to be found.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I brought my two best friends to Avvio to celebrate their birthdays. Prior to our arrival I called to see if flowers and gifts could be dropped of early to be placed at the table to surprise my friends. Bobby was very accommodating and had the flowers and gifts at the table when we arrived. My friends were surprised and very touched. We had a wonderful time and the food was outstanding. We ordered desserts and they were brought to the table with candles!

We were already talking about going back again to try a different dish. I would highly recommend Avvio to my family and friends.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food great staff! Love the atmosphere and service!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great gluten free options!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love this place, great food great, great drinks and bartenders

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Avvio's has been consistent with food and service. A good reason to always come back! Thanks!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I JUST THINK THIS is OF RHODE ISLANDS GEM OF A RESTAURANT. Food is excellent, service is great and good menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

My husband and I took my freshman college daughter to have dinner. She has gluten intolerant problem. We were very impressed that AVVIO has an entire gluten free menus! The food was excellent, service was great, the price was reasonable!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food and as always excellent service with Allegra!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was great there were 6 of us & he was very attentive to all of us, food was very good. Drinks were good too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our server was fantastic. She anticipated our every need.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The service was great! Management stopped by to make sure everything was great and all our meals were delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Staff was very attentive and friendly and well trained ,food and dessert coffee , cappuccino we’re all excellent . Lovely atmosphere .

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Casual, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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