After several visits to Avvio, we would still recommend tis restaurant to others. It excells in every category and we will surely be back whetherit's for lunch or dinner. A great local place to socialize and enjoy a good meal.
Thank you Jim! We are thrilled to have earned your recommendation and appreciate your many visits. We are glad they have all been enjoyable and we look forward to having the pleasure of serving you again soon.
This experience was great as always. Our server Caleb is a very nice young man who truly enjoys His job and enjoys engaging with the customer.
Ii find Avvio to be outstanding in customer service. I had an experience there where our meal was comped while giving us one to take home because there was a bone found in a piece of salmon. You are to be commended.
Thank you! Customer service is a hallmark of our business and we are glad we stand out. Caleb does a great job and we will be sure to thank him personally for taking such good care of you.
This was my second visit to AVVIO. After a delightful lunch in the Fall (chicken Caesar salad for my partner and chicken picatta for me), I was looking forward to another great meal. Unfortunately it was a big disappointment. On a positive note, the service was excellent from check-in to finish. The wine suggestion was great. The food, however, was a deal-breaker. I ordered the evening's prepared three course meal and each course was less enjoyable that the preceding one. The best item was the white bean soup, the flavor of which was wonderful but was unfortunately served lukewarm. Sorry AVVIO, but this one was a strike out.
Very sorry to hear this. While we are glad that our service was a standout, we always take pride in serving exceptional food and never like to know that we let a guest down. Our culinary team worked hard to prepare an exciting Restaurant Week menu. We will share your feedback with them so they can continue to make improvements where we can. Your satisfaction means a lot to us and we hope we can deliver a more usual meal of outstanding quality if you choose to return. We really hope you do.
FOOD and SERVICE were great-our server Caleb was terrific
Thank you Cheryl. We are glad you enjoyed and happy to hear that Caleb took good care of you. You were in good hands. Hope we see you again soon.
We have visited many times. This is first time I wasn’t thrilled. The meal was good. But we have had better. The service was ok. We have had much better. I would still recommend Avvio. Maybe it was that we were there between shifts. But it just wasn’t as good as previous visits. To top it off, when I got home I found the server did not put all of the left overs in the container. There was a large chunk of beef from my dish that I intentionally added to my husbands plate. So it would be wrapped up, along with his salad and 1/2 calzone. We got the calzone. We got the jalapeño horseradish sauce. Nothing else. It is not a deal breaker, but when you pay the price of a good meal. I want it wrapped to take home. If he wasn’t sure he should have asked.
Again I would still recommend the restaurant. And we will visit again. At some point.
Thank you for your feedback Ttbsuziq. While we are glad that you would still come back, we are sorry to hear that your most recent visit was not up to our usual quality. That's not typical for us and we always want to give our guests the very best. We do apologize for any mix-up on the leftover packaging too. We'd love to hear more and apologize personally. At your conveneince, please contact Raul Esteves, the General Manager, at 401.942.2900. Your satisfaction means a lot to us.
Lunch out with the girls! Yummy!
Glad you enjoyed James!
The food, service was excellent , reasonably priced. Highly recommend
Thank you RayMike! We are grateful for your recommendation and look forward to seeing you again.
Our waitress paid us no attention. We felt as if we could get better service at a bar or pub. She was inattentive, didn’t go over any specials being offered, basically ignored us. The food was really good. Adequate portions, but a bit pricey. For the location, prices, and atmosphere, we expected better quality service.
Sorry to hear this Dean and that's not typical of our usual exceptional standards. We will be sure to look into what happened. We'd love to hear more and hope you can contact Raul Esteves, our General Manager, at 401.942.2900. Raul would love to get a better understanding about your observations so he can address with the staff and also to extend his apologies for not delivering a more typical Avvio experience.
It was a Birthday for my sister.
Thank you Rixey and glad you all enjoyed. Happy birthday to your sister too!
food was terrific, atmosphere was nice but too noisy!
Thank you for the feedback Shed! We are glad you enjoyed the food but do apologize if the noise level was not to your liking. We will be happy to seat you in a more quiet are next time.
Our party enjoyed our evening at Avvio last Saturday evening. Our server, Michaela, was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. Each member of our group enjoyed the items we shared as well as our entrees. I would recommend Avvio without hesitation to anyone seeking a pleasant night dining out.
Thank you Susie. So glad you and your party enjoyed. Michaela takes great care of our guests. We are grateful for your recommendation and look forward to your next visit.
AMAZING!!! That’s the first word that comes to mind when dining at Avvio. This was our first time dining here. I have a gluten allergy and the waitress, Marilyn, was EXTREMELY knowledgeable about putting my needs first regarding the allergy. Right away, she offered me a gluten free roll (rarely happens when I eat out) with my own dipping dish of hummus and olive oil, which was to die for! Every question I asked regarding my choices for GF, she knew the answer right away. For starters, we shared “crispy wings”, they were undeniably the best wings I have every had. For dinner, I had the risotto with grilled shrimp on top and it was soooo delicious. I even was able to enjoy dessert! Which was a scoop of salted caramel gelato with a GF sprinkle of crust on top.
In addition to Marilyn being super understanding of my allergy, she was just wonderful and attentive to everyone in our party. She was so delightful and friendly; she seemed quite proud of the restaurant she was working for (which you don’t find very often). She made the whole experience dining at Avvio, for the first time, wonderful. This will not be the last time we dine here!
Thank you Foodie! What a very nice thing to read about our restaurant and Marilyn. We are glad she took such good care of you. Our whole team is very accommodating for guests with allergies or sensitivities, although Marilyn is clearly a standout. We will pass along your compliments. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you back at Avvio soon.
Did not care for appetizer ..... calamari and shrimp fritti..... small portion size and appeared to be fried in oil that had been over utilized.
Sorry you didn't enjoy - it's usually one of our guest faves. We will pass along the feedback to the culinary team. We always want our offerings to be the best they can be.
The bartender was wonderful. I only wish I could remember her name.
Thank you Claire! We will be sure to pass along your compliments. We have a great bar team.
Pasta bolognese was delicious. Our server was attentive and did not rush us at all. Definitely would return
Thank you Maureen! The bolognese is always a favorite. We look forward to your next visit.
Avvio was all that we could ask for. Our waiter was awesome, the food was very good, and it had a good vibe. It was a little bit loud but not overwhelming. I’m not from Rhode Island but I will definitely go back there again if I’m in the Cranston area.
Thank you for joining us Jeff and glad you enjoyed it here. We love hearing that we are all you could ask for. We hope you come back to town again as we would love seeing you again.
Overall, a great experience. We ordered the Antipasto and Panzanella as group appetizers. Both were excellent, and everything tasted very fresh. We really liked the foccacia--which is house-made like nearly everything else. I ordered the Cod Entree w/Sweet Potatoes, Beets, and Rum Raisins. The fish was perfectly cooked and flaky. My family members also enjoyed their entrees (Linguini and Clams, and the Scallop and Lobster Risotto w/ Sweet Peas). Our server was excellent--very attentive, and (she) made great suggestions when we were trying to decide. I will definitely return! 😎
Thank you! Very happy you and your party enjoyed and that our food and service made a positive impact. We look forward to serving you again in the future.
We go about once a month service is always great and have never had a bad meal
Overall it is a little loud but we tend to like this
Thank you RIRick. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again.
Great food and service! One of our favorite places!
Thank you Stuart! We are glad you enjoyed. It's an honor to be one of your faves.
The appetizers were not very good. The minestrone soup tasted like cabbage and the meatball app was fair at best. The Cosmos were funky tasting and the gin martini was very weak.
All four dinners were very good. The main courses saved what was nearly a bad night.
Thank you for your feedback Dennis and we will be sure to pass along your comments to our culinary team. We have built our reputation on exceptional food and want all our guests to enjoy the whole meal, from appetizer to dessert. We are sorry that your meal did not live up to your expectations but we will work hard to make sure your next meal does. Your happiness as a patron means a lot to us.
Thank you Marc!
New Year’s Eve dinner. Food was excellent but server was not at the level we have come to expect. Order was missing an item and server was not attentive. Management stepped up and made it right but I’m not sure Avvio will be our choice for a special meal in the future.
Sorry to hear this. That's not typical of our standards of service and very sorry your experience was anything less than great. While we are glad the managers could right the ship, that's not the type of experience we like to deliver. We hope you will give us another chance and we can win back your confidence. Your satisfaction is important to us.
Avvio's has become one of my Favorite Restaurants in the area. The Location is great especially with in the Holiday Season.
We are honored to be one of your favorites. We look forward to your next visit.
Always great food at Avvio. Never disappoints.
Will keep coming back in 2020
You just made our New Years! Thanks Mitch and we look forward to a happy 2020.
Food was delicious and waiter was excellent!
We are very happy you enjoyed! Thank you.
We thought we were going to have lunch and instead had brunch! ....nice surprise and very nice brunch menu. Our server was very good
We love when you get surprised by a nice brunch! Thanks for joining us and glad you enjoyed.
This place is more of a gathering for friends to celebrate than a date night. It’s very noisy and crowded. The food is very bland, we’ve gone twice and both times felt the same way. I had to add pepper and salt to everything to have some flavor. We want to love it but we just don’t.
Sorry to hear that we have not lived up to your expectations. We are always trying to provide an atmosphere that our guests find relaxing and enjoyable. We also work hard to deliver exceptional and tasty food and never like to know a guest is not happy. We are sorry that we have fallen short here and will take your comments to heart. We want you to love it here too and we hope that someday we can deliver on a dining experience that exceeds your expectations.
Was very rushed. Server was hovering over table waiting to put my fork down so he could carry it away. Takes plates from the table when others are still eating. Not a pleasant experience.
Sorry to hear that anna. That's not typical of our service. We always want our guests to enjoy and relax their time with us. We will discuss your feedback with our team as a reminder on what it means to show great hospitality. We do apologize that you felt rushed and hope that on your next visit we can deliver on our more typical exceptional service.
Christmas Eve dinner. Always a great experience!
Thank you for joining us and glad you enjoyed.
Everything we ordered was supreme! It’s a treat to dine at Avvio!
We are glad you feel that way. It's a treat for us to serve our guests.
Hope you enjoyed!
Christmas dinner with my children
Thank you for joining us!
We enjoyed our meal which consisted of some appetizers (beef carpaccio was awesome!) and various entrees. Our server, Nina, was extremely attentive and responsive. She constantly checked on us and made sure we were happy without every coming too much! We appreciate her high level of service!
So happy to hear that! We will be sure to pass along the compliments. We are glad you enjoyed.
We had great service and the food was excellent
Thank you Rene! That's what we strive for. Glad you enjoyed.
Glad you enjoyed!
Sometimes the food is really good there and sometimes it’s just OK I do like the place but I don’t feel they are consistent
Thank you for the feedback Adrienne We strive to deliver a consistent and excellent experience and never like to hear that we are not delivering on that. We will take your comments to heart and continue to strive to be the best at what we do. We hope that you will notice the efforts in your future visits. Your satisfaction is important to us.
Really enjoyed the food and drinks. Nathan makes the best espresso martinis!!
Thank you John! Nathan does indeed make a great one. Glad you enjoyed.
Very enjoyable lunch.
That's great to hear papadoc! Glad you enjoyed.
Good food and service. Prices are a little high.
Thank you Heidi. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service.
Absolutely fantastic dinner. The desert pizza was simply amazing!
Thank you! The dessert pizza is always a great ending. Glad you enjoyed.