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Avellino, Sturbridge, MA
Avellino, Sturbridge, MA
Avellino, Sturbridge, MA
Avellino, Sturbridge, MA
Avellino, Sturbridge, MA

Avellino

4.5
4.5
1054 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Avellino offers traditional, homemade Italian cuisine in a setting that unites old and new for a truly memorable experience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (508) 347-2321
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Enrico Giovanello
  • Catering
    Avellino chefs believe the small details matter. When we host your party or event, you will enjoy superbly prepared cuisine and personalized service from our professional staff. Select from among our menus — from a casual buffet to a formal sit down dinner, an intimate party to a gathering of 50 friends or associates, we offer something for everyone's tastes and needs.
  • Private party facilities
    Call us directly for catering and banquet inquiries.
  • Private party contact
    Dawn Ryan: (508) 347-2321
  • Neighborhood
    Sturbridge
  • Cross street
    Route 20
  • Parking details
    Well lit private parking lot located to the rear of the building. Free valet parking is provided on Friday & Saturday evenings.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,054 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,054 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We have dined at Avellino’s many times over the years and usually love it. We have dined there on a few New Year’s Eves and it was very good. This year was a disappointment. New Years Eve is our anniversary and this year was our 41st. We were seated immediately at our reservation time. Our sever was pleasant, however, it appeared they were very understaffed. It took several minutes for her to come take our drink order and even longer for them to be delivered. One of the drinks in our party was not even close to being made correctly and it took some time to get the server’s attention to order something else. Two appetizers were ordered. Again, it was too long of a wait. Both were lukewarm at best and both sub par in taste. Two of the entrees were served hot and were enjoyed. However, the other two were not even warm. They were actually cold. My guess is that they were both made in advance and refrigerated. Understandable as it was NYE. However, they should have been heated appropriately. They were not at all. All in all it was a disappointing meal, which I can honestly say has never happened before. Not sure what happened, but it was not the dining experience we have always enjoyed at Avellino’s - including on several holidays. I’m sure we will give Avellino’s another visit, but it won’t be for some time.

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  2. DeniseL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is beautiful, the food was delicious. The waitress brought the wrong wine we ordered and wasn't out of her way to be friendly. But overall it was a good experience and I would definitely return!

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  3. MelanieS

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sturbridge is a halfway meeting point for our friends from Connecticut and us from Massachusetts so we are at Avelino a lot… It is our restaurant of choice in Sturbridge. Saturday night was extremely disappointing. It was very very busy. and shortstaffed. Service was extremely slow, took forever to get drinks. Was not our waitresses fault. She tried her hardest, I had the halibut and it was extremely salty… I think it was the mushrooms, but I did not eat it. They did take it off the bill so I appreciated that. But it was not the best dining experience. Very disappointing.

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  4. scottf

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Avellino has always been one of my favorites. The food, wine and service are all top notch. I would recommend Avellino to anyone.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmospher3 and food was great! Maggi3 our waitress did a great job !

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  6. MaddieB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful waitress who attended us with grace and she was so pleasant! The food was perfection !

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  7. JoeT

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, the food was excellent, only outdone by Danny's attentiveness toour every need.

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  8. FrancisH

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was outstanding. Extremely use night and very noisy.

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  9. WallyC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time there. Excellent food! Excellent service! Highly recommend!

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  10. JasonC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a cozy environment. Will definitely go back

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  11. KellyP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food wasn’t bad but my Marsala lacked flavor. It needed more Marsala flavor and seasoning. The arancini were the same, kind of bland. My husband’s fish was good but the sides were lukewarm. Our waiter was amazing and the restaurant has a nice relaxing vibe.

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  12. lisab

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess and our waitress were superb, the wine glasses were stemless which we do not like, she found some with stems for us, ya! The menu is now less than fine dining, ( I guess it was changed a few weeks earlier.) I had thought there was a dress code but I guess no more, we had people in the room that looked like they just got done changing a car motor. The sauces were a bit below expectations (Marsella and tomato) 1 glass of wine was wrong, but corrected promptly. If it was up to me I would have decked out this fine restaurant with table cloths and upheld the real Italian menu they used to have. The staff made at a nice evening so that pushed up my review. We have been here about 25 times in the last 10 years, but there is change in the wind and it’s time for us to take a break until this old girl returns to her former glory.

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  13. SharonL

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian restaurant I have been to recently.

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  14. RosieP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, the service and ambience was great. The food was delicious . The halibut dinners were small for the price and a starch accompaniment would have been good.

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  15. SteveRogers

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken cordon bleu was very good. Highly recommend it. Wife got the cod which she said was very good as well. We also got an order of the fish and chips for our kid but tasted a little off. They handled it really well and was comped. The kid meal came with ice cream and we split the pumpkin cheesecake which was ok but think we'll order something else next time. Really impressed with the service and ambiance. Upscale but casual like the Duck; with a glass of wine each, expect to spend at least $100 for 2 people. Most important though is parking, go at 6 pm latest. Even at that time there's only a handful of spots remaining. When we left there around 7 pm, there were 5 cars in the lot just circling around like sharks looking for empty spots. One lady said she had been driving around with no luck for 15 minutes - both the lot behind restaurant and overflow lot were full.

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  16. TammyP

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My sister and I took our mother here for her birthday. We had a 7 o’clock reservation so it was a bit noisy when we first got there but as the evening progressed, it got quieter. We had excellent service, but it did take a little bit for our food to come out. We had the wedge salad and Caesar salad both were fresh and plentiful. I got the chicken piccata, which was excellent. My sister got linguine with two large Italian meatball's which she thought was very tasty. The best part about our whole meal was the cream Brulé dessert with a big dollop of whip cream on the side. A great finish to a delightful evening.

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  17. MelanieG

    New York City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband and I visited to celebrate our anniversary. This was our first visit and I requested a corner table, which we did get. However, there were many empty tables and everyone was seated in the same area so it felt crowded and it was very loud. So loud that we often couldn't hear each other speak. It's not a very large restaurant, it seems that people could have been spread out while not creating that many extra steps for the wait staff.

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  18. sheepweaver

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My summer squash appetizer, porchetta and Nutella torte were all outstanding. I just wish I could have eaten more of it. Big portions, excellent service, truly a gem!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall good experience. 3 out of 4 dinners were very good.

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  20. KatieK

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    If you’re eating to simply satisfy hunger, then Avellino delivers. If you’re looking for something more then I would suggest going elsewhere. We had mussels, a spaghetti, meatball dish, veal piccata with lemon risotto, Caesar salad, and the lemon raspberry torte. None were particularly inspired. The risotto seem to get all the lemon and the torte none. The veal with chewy, the piccata sauce uninspired. The mussels were heavy on the canned diced tomatoes, and light on flavor. And one member of our party who dined on the mussels is currently in the emergency room at UMass the doctors thinking shellfish poisoning. Not thinking we will return.

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  21. CindyG

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Martinis, Caesar salad, veal parmesan and dessert was excellent. Danny was our outstanding waiter. We go here to celebrate our anniversary every year! I highly recommend Avellino's restaurant.

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  22. Pete

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent veal piccata and pappardelle bolognese.

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  23. CourtneyP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we had was delicious and the service was excellent!

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  24. Jeffrey

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dan, our server, was attentive, but not overly so. He respected our private conversations but was clearly busy on a Saturday evening. Our delightful evening was only marred by a large boisterous party that was immediately to our rear. I found it hard to focus on the conversation occurring in our small party of four. The meals we enjoyed were, as always, exceptionally prepared.

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  25. ArtJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent waiter and food selection and quality was great!

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  26. sheepweaver

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Outstanding service. I'm ready to dine again!!

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  27. JoeA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great. No complaints. Great service and great food.

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  28. SteakLover

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone one was friendly and professional. Our waitress was very attentive and took care of us. The food was delicious, great steak. I would recommend this restaurant and definitely return.

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  29. lisab

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian in the area great desserts go you will enjoy

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  30. LINDAR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed dining at your restaurant with my brother. Despite the fact that we were the last reservation of the evening everyone was very cordial & welcoming. We were not rushed through our meal in any way by anyone. Food was excellent. After a long day of travel we were so pleased with our choice of your restaurant! Thank You! Have already recommended you to friends who will be passing your way in the fall!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Exceptional service! Cannot wait to go back.

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  32. DanSlatz

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our go-to restaurants in Sturbridge. Never disappoints!

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  33. Suzy

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the service and food. Quality of food is excellent. Highly recommend!

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  34. Ezzo

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I forget about this gem in town. It’s amazing inside. The ambiance is great, food was awesome and the service was A+. Gotta visit more. Just like the rest of their restaurants, they always do it right!

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  35. mmoor999

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We're frequent patrons and always enjoy the food and atmosphere!

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  36. JimM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely dinner here. Whether we order our old favorites or try something new, it's superb!

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  37. JerryC

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were disappointed that a soup or salad was not included with the entree. Seems a small cost to include that with our meal.

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  38. JoeT

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was terrific as always. Danny Duggan, our server, was absolutely outstanding - courteous as well as considerate.

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  39. MarkF

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food presentation was not great. Food quality was good. Server was adequate but not overly helpful. Overall experience not as good as past visits.

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  40. DaveC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. Our server was very professional, knowing when we needed service and when to respect our privacy. It was a great evening to celebrate a birthday.

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Avellino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 347-2321.

Avellino is rated 4.5 stars by 1054 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Avellino

502 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 1518

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Route 20
  • Neighborhood
    Sturbridge
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Well lit private parking lot located to the rear of the building. Free valet parking is provided on Friday & Saturday evenings.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Enrico Giovanello
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (508) 347-2321
  • Catering
    Avellino chefs believe the small details matter. When we host your party or event, you will enjoy superbly prepared cuisine and personalized service from our professional staff. Select from among our menus — from a casual buffet to a formal sit down dinner, an intimate party to a gathering of 50 friends or associates, we offer something for everyone's tastes and needs.
  • Private party facilities
    Call us directly for catering and banquet inquiries.
  • Private party contact
    Dawn Ryan: (508) 347-2321
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