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Avvio

90 Hillside Rd, Cranston, RI 02920-5662
+1 401-942-2900
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (33 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
“pana cotta” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Italian, American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
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Value
LOCATION
90 Hillside Rd, Cranston, RI 02920-5662
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1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us dined at Avvio this past Saturday evening. Very nice place with cool décor and comfortable surroundings. We began our evening with the snail salad and eggplant parmesan, soups and traditional salads. All were very good. For our main courses we enjoyed chicken...More

Thank 809JohnH809
Raul E, General Manager at Avvio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us John. We are glad you and your party enjoyed it all and that you found us a good value. We hope you can come back and join us again. Thank you for the review too! Gratefully, Raul Esteves General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time at the restaurant. The decor is nice, the bar area very nice, and the people are very helpful and friendly. The room is quiet enough to hold a conversation which today is unusual. They have an open kitchen with a...More

Thank paul s
Raul E, General Manager at Avvio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Paul, Thank you for the review and for joining us for the second time. I'm happy that you enjoyed the ambiance and especially the food - I'm impressed of your knowledge of Fed-Rick Veal. I am sorry to hear that your service felt rushed....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an enjoyable evening at Avvio. More casual than I thought it would be which is fine. Good value price wise and very good food. We started with some appetizers, the snail salad and eggplant parmesan both of which were delicious. Our salads and...More

Thank Linda P
Raul E, General Manager at Avvio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Linda! We always like to hear when our guests have an enjoyable evening and meal. I'm glad you could also enjoy some for your next days meal too. We are grateful you joined us and hope you come back again soon. Gratefully, Raul...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic, true italian and sophisticated are the words that describe Avvio Ristorante. Started off with the Milestrone soup. Scratch made and hearty. Then onto the Roasted Turkey Breast with roasted tomato aioli, bacon, lettuce served in toasted multi grain bread. Served with hand cut French...More

Thank yourreflectphoto
Raul E, General Manager at Avvio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear yourreflectphoto, Thank you! Glad you enjoyed everything and we hope you can come back and join us again. Gratefully, Raul Esteves General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was much better when it was Papa Razzi! To summarize, food overpriced, small portions & mediocre quality and service. A glorified upscale Pizza Hut!

Thank chachacha201802863
Raul E, General Manager at Avvio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry to hear that chachacha201802863. We certainly try to provide a better experience than that and we'll keep trying to get better every day. Thank you for the feedback. Sincerely, Raul Esteves General Manager

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food and drinks! The Salmon was Amazing as well as the bread and martinis! The chicken Milanese was super!

Thank RebeccaD3385
Raul E, General Manager at Avvio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you RebeccaD3385! That's what we like to hear. And I agree - our salmon is amazing 😉. We appreciate the review and hope we see you again soon. Gratefully, Raul Esteves General Manager

Reviewed 2 October 2018

This may be Italian food but it's really American Italian and I thought pretty disappointing. The server and service was great and friendly, but the food was overpriced. I got a small Caesar salad (fine) and the pasta with white clam sauce. It was really...More

Thank NicolaLewis2014
Raul E, General Manager at Avvio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Dear NicolaLewis2014, We agree with you that there is no excuse for bland and I am sorry that you found our clam sauce to be so. That's not typical for us as our culinary team takes pride in delivering fresh, hardy, authentic flavors. We'll share...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Love going here for lunch and sitting outside on the covered patio. Service is always good, food is excellent, and they make great Sangria. Love the chicken parm sandwich and side salad. Had enough to eat half and enjoy the rest for lunch the next...More

Thank lexy3262
Raul E, General Manager at Avvio, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you lexy3262! We love having you here too. Thank you for the kind review. Consistently Good is what we like to hear! We look forward to you joining us again. Gratefully, Raul Esteves General Manager

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

New to the area, and stopped by for lunch. Tried the Spinach & Artichoke and Chicken Pesto pizzas. Both were excellent. Crust was light and crispy. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Outdoor seating was nice too. Will be back to try some of the other...More

Thank EL_BOS
RaulE442, General Manager at Avvio, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you EL_BOS and welcome to town! Glad you enjoyed everything and that our service was notable too. We hope you can join us more now that you are in the area. Gratefully, Raul Esteves General Manager

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Comfortable, caring service, good wine selections and menu. The veggie risotto was delicious. Thank you.

Thank Rachell J
RaulE442, General Manager at Avvio, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you Rachell! The risotto is always a people pleaser. Glad you enjoyed and I hope you can come back and join us again. Gratefully, Raul Esteves General Manager

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looks like it's been covered.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Hillside Rd, Cranston, RI 02920-5662
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Cranston
  • Phone Number: +1 401-942-2900
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