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
TRADITIONAL & TRUE NEAPOLITAN PIZZA
Come taste Italian pizza perfection at Avvio, which recently achieved the elite ‘VPN’ Neapolitan pizza-making certification from Italy’s Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. The VPN is a non-profit group based in Naples, Italy whose mission is to protect and promote the centuries-old art form of creating a True Neapolitan Pizza by insisting on rigorous training and strict guidelines including a particular dough making technique, a special wood-burning oven, and the use of fresh, non-processed produce and Italian-imported ingredients. Avvio is proud to be one of only 96 restaurants in the United States, and only one of three in Rhode Island, with this significant certification!
NEW BRUNCH OFFERINGS
Ease into the day with new, seasonal additions to Avvio’s scrumptious brunch menu. Try freshly-made Challah French Toast with caramelized bananas and luscious Foster sauce or a hearty chicken hash with pulled Baffoni Farms chicken, wood roasted vegetables, butternut squash, Yukon gold potatoes, two poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce and a grilled country loaf.
When should we expect you?
Let us prepare a table for you.
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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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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