AVVIO

4.7
1893 reviews
$30 and under
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 pizzas and a wood-fired grill.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1893 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCraigB
New England
61 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avvio is always delivers an excellent dining experience!

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StevenL
New England
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a friend in from out of town and took him to Avvio. It was a great success. The good was great and the waiter was awesome.

CT
CelesteT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous! Service was great. Thank you!

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vipTutu
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

My friend and I ordered two martinis. The server brought the wrong drinks. I understand people make mistakes. It was her attitude that I didn't appreciate. She made us feel like it was our error. I never order Sangria's. I dislike wine. Also, when ordering dinner, my friend and I order chicken parmesan with the sauce on the side. Both dinners came with sauce on both the chicken parmesan and pasta. The gentleman that brought the food over was very apologetic. Once again, the order was taken incorrectly.

CB
vipCraigB
New England
62 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AVVIO never disappoints! They are doing an outstanding job maintaining their quality experience during this pandemic.

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GailW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avvio's offers a simple menu of basic Italian cuisine. The staff are always professional. The restaurant is clean and the prices are very reasonable.

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vipALANL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, terrific service! Food is always good.

KD
vipKimberlyD
New England
146 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AVVIO is great. The atmosphere is swanky, the service terrific and the food...divine. We go at least once a month. Love it

CB
vipCraigB
New England
62 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AVVIO is a consistent local gem. The personal service and quality food is something you can count on each day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I felt like we were a bit rushed. My husbands Chicken Parm panini looked more like a sub. It was dry with not a lot of sauce. I ordered the chicken and penne which was fairly decent but the pieces of chicken were bite size; I ordered linguini and just plain chicken for my picky 15 year old but we got penne instead and the sauce from the chicken and penne. When I told the waitress, she didn’t really offer to do anything about it. The soup was not very hot and did not have enough salt. Finally, the sangria was ok - but you could not really taste any wine or liquor in it. After having eaten at other restaurants in the Newport Group this experience was disappointing and certainly not worth the $103.00 we spent on it before tip.

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DonnaC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and felt safe with social distancing of tables.

KR
KarenR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've ordered Antipasto at numerous restaurants and Avvio's is by far the best!! It's a meal for two! Service was very good, attentive but not hovering. My husband and I split a sandwich and asked for the aoli on the side, as my husband does not care for it. Unfortunately, they put it on the sandwich. The waitress apologized profusely and offered numerous times to remake the sandwich. We declined, not wanting to have to wait and we were already full from the antipasto. I would highly recommend Avvio's, despite the mishap.

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vipVincentP
New England
41 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience

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DavidS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as always. Avvio is a can’t miss!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started our new years eve celebration with appetizers and bubbly at Avvio last night. Perfect place to celebrate anything! We cannot wait to go back!

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vipsuperman
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was excellent.

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Unhappy
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This was my first experience and looking forward to dinner. The menu was very limited. The waitress could not explain if a flat iron steak was tender. The steak was extremely tough and the portion of potatoes and vegetables was minimal for the amount of money for this plate. We won’t be going back nor would we recommend.

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PamfromWyoming
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We started with beverages and an eggplant appetizer which was very good. I had the sauvignon blanc (SAUVIGNON BLANC COLLI ORIENTALE DOC, torre rosazza, friuli ‘17)
wine, which was quite good, and my husband had a beer. For dinner, my husband ordered the Steak Frites, and I ordered a meatball pizza. The food was delicious, as usual. one little issue, the standard wine pour is 3 ounces. Yep .... 3 ounces. $9.00. 6 ounces was $ 12. I ordered a bottle after that discovery ($40). I really liked it though and am having some shipped from New York (about $12 a bottle ... Avivo is not serving the 2017 that is on the menu .. it is a 2019. ). So great service, great food, just order the bottle of wine.

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vipRealgoldfinger
New England
60 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quiet and good food

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LeonB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seemed safe with waitstaff wearing masks and cleaning tables. Food was delicious. Waiter was very polite and enjoyable to talk to. Safe environment

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TrevorK
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great lunch, and this time was great. Love the fig pizza and tri color salad. Service is friendly and responsive. Enjoyed eating outside in the heated tent. I felt very safe.

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DonnaC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a safe socially distanced environment. Will return again soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always wonderful! The food is always delicious and the waitstaff is top notch!

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Stephen58
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding night! Everything was perfect, food, waiter and waitstaff was excellent, I would give a ten across the board but it only went t five. Can’t wait for next time

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Hrose2
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & staff. A very enjoyable dining experience

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JackieF
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

My family and I went for Christmas Eve dinner. We have been going there the last few years and loved it. This year everything was excellent except for the menu. Not much of a selection of entrees or appetizers, the menu had many sandwiches, pizza. I was disappointed. I asked the waiter and he said it was due to COVID and the state pause. I hope next year’s menu will be much better.

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MaryellenC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent with service and food, it is why I prefer coming here over other choices in the area!

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vipCraigB
New England
62 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding

CB
vipCraigB
New England
62 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AVVIO is a gem! The food and service are always excellent!

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ConnorK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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vipGelaV
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome! Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lovely night out.

CB
vipCraigB
New England
62 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AVVIO is a gem of a local establishment!

MD
vipMikeD
7 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dining room was very cold (temperature). Food and service good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Joe was amazing ! Every time we go
There we are never disappointed! The food is amazing the service is amazing! We love it !

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GJou
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, food, service.
Very clean restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service EVERY TIME! So consistently excellent. Love Avvio.

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vipRealgoldfinger
New England
60 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipDennis
New England
54 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. We had Jamie as our server for first time and she was excellent.

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vipStephenP
New England
30 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful evening!

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FAQs

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

AVVIO is rated 4.7 stars by 1893 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 bookings at the moment.