An inspired Italian restaurant, our focus at Avvio is on fresh, simple ingredients.
Prepared with distinct, yet traditional cooking techniques, our menu features Italian classic dishes along with true Neapolitan pizzas, fresh Italian salads and wood-fire grilled entrees.
Of course, we know that an unparalleled dining experience consists of an exceptional meal as well as phenomenal service. At Avvio, our family of dedicated, seasoned professionals are also employee-owners, which means our commitment to you is unwavering.
We invite you to join us for our brand of Italian hospitality.
A native Rhode Islander, Executive Chef Greg Coccio showcases his deep love for genuine Italian cooking as he helms the kitchen at Avvio.
Having honed his craft in the kitchens of the Newport Restaurant Group, he truly epitomizes our people first culture. Whether mentoring his culinary team, providing an unparalleled guest experience, or being a solid community partner, Chef Greg’s passion for bringing folks together shines. And no better way to do that than over a great meal!
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Come taste Italian pizza perfection at Avvio, which recently achieved the elite ‘VPN’ Neapolitan pizza-making certification from Italy’s Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana.
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!View our array of true Neapolitan Pizzas
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.View our Brunch Menu
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!Join Fare Rewards
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.Purchase Gift Cards