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n inspired Italian restaurant that draws from the rich culinary heritage of Chefs Kevin Dilibero & Greg Coccio, Avvio’s focus is on simple ingredients, sourced both locally and directly from Italy. Prepared with distinct, yet traditional cooking techniques, its menu features Italian classic dishes along with Neapolitan pizzas and wood-fire grilled entrees.

An unparalleled dining experience consists not only of an exceptional meal, but phenomenal service. Our Newport Restaurant Group family is not only a tight knit crew of seasoned professionals, we’re also employee-owners. Server, dishwasher, chef - a piece of this restaurant belongs to all of us - which means our commitment to you is unwavering.

We invite you to join us for our brand of Italian hospitality.

Happenings & Events

Bucatini All’Amatriciana raises $1800 for a cause!

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Amatrice, Italy, Avvio is proud to join with the many chefs and restaurants around the world to raise funds for the Italian Red Cross to help with relief efforts.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Bucantini all’Amatriciana fundraiser that ran from August 29-September 11! We were able to raise $1800 for the victims of the Italy earthquake by selling 629 of this signature pasta dish.

Taste of Garden City

Get a taste of Garden City at two worthy events this fall! Join us for the 9th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk on Sunday, September 25th and the Cranston Police & Fire “Hot on Your Heels” 5K Road Race on Sunday, October 2nd, Enjoy a taste of Avvio’s freshly made menu samples and tid-bit bites from other nearby restaurants, plus music and family fun, all in support of our local Rhode Islanders!

For more information on the events, click the Learn More button below.

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Gift Cards

One gift card. Nine unique dining destinations. From the capital city to the city by the sea, the Newport Restaurant Group gift card can be used to craft one’s experience at: Castle Hill Inn, The Mooring, 22 Bowen’s, Smoke House, Hemenway’s, Trio, Boat House, Waterman Grille, and of course, Avvio. Purchase online for added convenience and have the card shipped to you, or choose to have your card shipped directly to the recipient with a personalized handwritten note.

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* Questions about a Papa Razzi gift card? Click here for more info.

Fare Rewards

We invite you to join Fare Rewards, Rhode Island’s premier frequent diner program. As a member, you will earn points with each dining occasion redeemable towards future visits.

FOR EVERY 500 POINTS YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A $35 REWARD CREDIT ON YOUR ACCOUNT, GOOD TOWARDS YOUR NEXT VISIT! Our program is designed to simply reward our frequent customers for dining at our restaurants; there are no costs or obligations. It's that easy!

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* Questions about converting a BENE account? Click here for more info.

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