About Avvio

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.

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July 7th - July 20th

Providence Restaurant Weeks

Join us for the annual summer celebration of Providence’s culinary scene during Providence Restaurant Week, Sunday through Friday, July 7th-20th, and enjoy our specially prepared 3-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $45.00 (plus Tax & Gratuity).

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Executive Chef Kathryn Caine

Kathryn Caine is a native Rhode Islander. She grew up in North Kingstown and began her pursuit of a career as a chef at Johnson & Wales University. She graduated with a BS in Wellness & Sustainability, a passion that has remained a focus for her. After graduating, Kathryn moved to many US cities to gain experience and learn many different types of cuisine. She worked in esteemed restaurants in the Florida Keys, San Francisco, Denver, and Manhattan. Upon returning to RI, she most recently worked as the director of culinary education at the Ocean House and as an instructor at Johnson & Wales. Kathryn resides in Providence with her husband Spencer, son & daughter, and two dogs Stella & Duke. In her free time, she loves to travel, relax  at the beach and spend time with her family.

Fare Rewards New England’s premier frequent diner program.

As a member, you will earn points with each dining occasion redeemable towards future visits. For every 200 points, you will automatically receive a $15 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. Download the Newport Restaurant Group Fare Rewards mobile app and join today! It’s that easy!

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Gift Cards One gift card. Fifteen unique culinary adventures.

From the capital cities to the city by the sea, the Newport Restaurant Group gift card can be used to craft one’s experience at: Castle Hill Inn, Aurelia at Castle Hill, The Mooring, Bar ‘Cino, La Vecina, 22 Bowen’s, Smoke House, Hemenway’s, Iron Works, Celeste, Boat House, Waterman Grille, Avvio, Papa Razzi, Foodlove Market 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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