The staff all smile and say hello: a friendly bunch. The restaurant is loud - but only because everyone is having a good time dining and the kitchen is open concept and very busy. All of the food is exceptionally good. I consider myself a French fry expert and these are some of the best out there. My wife ordered the special of the night: flat sirloin with jumbo grilled shrimp and potatoes with grilled asparagus. It was all amazing and perfectly prepared. The kids had pasta and pizza . Everything, so good. Looking forward to our next visit.
Another wonderful and delicious lunch at Avvio! If you want an awesome place to have lunch with friends this is the place to dine! It will not disappoint!
Friendly host, great waiter, fun atmosphere and good food. I was pleasantly surprised and would recommend to others. I will be back.
Waitress was great and made the experience. Food was good but not worth the price for lunch. Bloody mary also delicious but seemed like less vodka and more add-in's like cauliflower and hot peppers on a toothpick. Service top notch and because of that, I will definitely return.
Good restaurant would definitely recommend i gave it 4 stars but it really deserves 4 .5. The pasta was perfectly cooked al-dente and the lobster ravioli was delicious. The service and drinks were wonderful.
When we arrived there was a bit of a line for tables. When we were greeted by the hostess she let us know that our table was ready and we were whisked to our table immediately. Service was prompt and courteous and food was reliable as always. We will return as we are fans of the Newport Restaurant Group dining spots!!
I have only had lunch at AVVIO previous to this visit. Having a Saturday night off, my wife and I decided to try it. My wife had a glass of wine and I ordered a bourbon old fashioned. It was well made. Our Caesar salad had the perfect amount of dressing, I hate when its drenched. Entrees were delicious especially my bolognese. The dessert was the topper. Chocolate Mocha Budino, a chocolate custard with cookie bar crumble. It was phenomenal. We cannot wait to go again.
Avvio is a bit expensive but overall quite good, I would recommend it.
The server was attentive and pleasant but not overly so. My friend had the special-homemade spinach Gorgonzola noodles with chicken, I had the Rigatoni Bolognese both dinners were delicious and good size (enough left over for lunch the next day!). Cocktails were perfectly made. I would definitely recommend Avvio. Will be going back, for sure.
the evening was good, however , I booked a reservation, arrived early, was seated w/ no problem, but when our server arrived , it was not the server I had requested on line. I figured that server was not scheduled for that night. I was quite surprised and embarassed when I later saw the server waiting on tables near by. I greeted Becky, and apologized to her myself. She was gracious and confirmed that our waiter was well aware of my celiac condition. I suppose I should have reaffirmed my desire to obtain a specific server, but also it was clearly on my online request and reservation. It was a misfortunate overlook, I rarely dine out and would have appreciated not having to feel embarassed, or have to arrange and over see my initial reservation that was suppose to aid in a stress free dining experience. All the staff that we came into contact with were very polite and eficient. Thank you Donna Fontenault
Avvio is another gem in the Newport restaurant group. Four out of our five favorite restaurants are Newport Restaurant group. They really have it down. The food is consistently good, the service is efficient and every time we have dined at Avvio we see the manager keeping a close eye on everything going on.
Food was delicious and well priced. Yummy cocktails as well and good variety.
Food was properly prepared and tasty. staff was very friendly and was concerned that all was fine. Manager spokes with us to assure all went well.
Recently had dinner at Avio and overall it was fine. A few problems including it took awhile to get our drinks. I had scallops and there was something not quite right. They were either OLD or the chef destroyed them by overcooking them. Another guest had Fig Pizza which was OK . Pizza dough was good but toppings were overpowering. Waiter overcharged us and then screwed up the credit cards. He offered nothing in response to multiple issues.
Would return for drinks and Apps but not a full dinner.
Brian was an awesome server!!
He made our lunch even more enjoyable!
The food, people and experience is always excellent!
Bolognese for life. ❤️
The service was fantastic.
We had reservations and unlike most places, even with a reservation a wait is needed, we were seated right away which was fantastic. When we were seated, the lemon drop martini was excellent and expresso martini was fine. The main dishes, veal Milanese was good, especially the way it was garnished with baby lettuce on top. It was a nice touch. The chicken piccata was really tender and the piccata sauce was delicious! For a nice dinner night out, it was a good place to try out. Not sure the tv's really fit the atmosphere but they were in the bar area. Overall it was a good dining experience. The best part was the service and the food. What more can you ask, for a night out.
We had reservations, we were seated right away at a real nice table, Cassie our server was excellent as was the food
Excellent food , excellent service. My wife has Celiac and it is hard to find good restaurants with good gluten free options. We were very impressed with the amount of options and the quality of the food.
One of our favorite restaurants. Our server, Becky, was amazing. She was attentive, remembered to bring everything, was pleasant - one of the best.
Food was very good. Was with friends and we did not feel rushed at all.
It was very busy but the waiter was great, he made everything very welcoming and was on top of his game. The food was okay. Drinks were great. Would definitely return and recommend.
We enjoyed Valentines Day here! Food was excellent for a reasonable price and the service was very inviting! Well done, love the rebranding from Papparazzi. The bar is huge now!
We made a reservation for 2. When we entered the restaurant we were greeted at the door and were promptly seated. The waiter was excellent, because of his good demeanor, promptness, patience, and his attention to details. The food was good and was served in a timely manner.
Last minute Valentine's dinner reservations. We were very pleased with all aspects of the venue. Server, food and ambiance was wonderful. Special Valentine dessert... Red velvet cheesecake was delicious!
Place is nice, the Linguini Alla vongole with white sauce was way too salty, and I typically like salty food. This was overpowering.
Nice pre Valentine lunch and brunch with my valentine..I had brunch, he lunch..both very happy
The food and service were excellent, i would definitely recommend to friends.
The kitchen can be inconsistent in their quality and we must have hit a bad day. Two very different entrees (a burger and pasta dish) were terrible - not cooked properly and were just a disappointment in general. Our waiter was lovely, however. This restaurant can be noisy when busy, especially if seated in the center of the main room.
Consistently get great service, excellent food in a wonderful atmosphere. In the warmer weather love to sit outside. Exciting Bar scene.
Reservations in order, seated immediately. Hostesses were friendly and greeted warmly.
Our server was prompt and helpful.
Appetizers were excellent 2 parties split one each best calamari I've had in a long time along with a tasty bruschetta portions were just right along with our bread dish accompanied by an excellent dipping sauce. Appreciate that the appetizer added to the main meal without spoiling it!
We followed wit 3 pasta dishes and a sandwich plate all parties were more than pleased with the variety of tastes! Kudos to the chefs!
Would have given 5 stars across the board were it not for the waiter serving the table next to us.
We were seated in a booth back table with chairs on one side. The next table waiter several times positioned himself between the next table and ours bending over and interrupting one of our diners who couldn't eat without hitting the waiter s backside so he had to wait until he left. The waiter should have served from the outside of his table therefore only disturbing the table he was waiting.
Loved the service we received and it seemed that our waitress was aware or more experienced because she served our party without standing between the tables.
In the future being aware of this Id request different seating.
Otherwise it's a great place and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends.
Always excellent, one of our favorite places!
the best pasta bolognese ever to be found ;-)
We went to Avvio with two picky eaters including one child. Everyone found something they liked. Convenient location when shopping around Garden City, Cranston.
Table was ready with reservation, service was better than average, but could use more attention to timing courses. Professional, clean. Noise was a bit of a factor, the seats in dining room abutting the back of bar have bench on one side and chairs opposing, leave a lot of open space for noise/conversation to interrupt between parties reducing privacy... if looking for one/one dining request a more secluded table... have been many times and will continue to go.
It was an all-in-all pleasant experience. I ordered chicken parm and it was rather underwhelming. The rigatoni which was served with it was overcooked. I went with four other people who liked their meals. The drinks were very good and the server was excellent. I would suggest to people with gift cards to Garden City not to use it at Avvio. They take 20% off the top. I had a gift certificate from Avvio, which was fine, and one from Garden City, which was most confusing not only for the waiter but for those of us dining. So beware. Don't know if Avvio is taking the 20% or whether it is a policy of Garden City Center.
Everything was great
Disappointed with last visit. Pettiness over the menu. Pushy waitstaff. Very unlike typical service. Manager was coy. Food was overly greasy.