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502 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA
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Ranked #5 of 45 Restaurants in Sturbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Route 20
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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ate dinner last spring here with friends we were visiting, and one of us ordered shrimp scampi, which arrived in the condition looking like what we thought was uncooked. He sent it back **twice, and it still wasn't white (as cooked shrimp *should* be). He ate it and ended up getting very sick back at the hotel. (The rest of... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Way better than I assumed it would be just because we were out in Sturbridge Village for the day and it was either Avellino's or the BBQ place near there. Very good food and portions, worth the money you spent, courteous service, and better Italian than I'd had on the North End (Boston) on occasion. Can't ask for much more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I hosted a business dinner here for six and we all left very happy. From wine to shared appetizers to dinners and desserts, everything we tried was delicious. Nice ambiance and great service. Our entire group of out-of-towners opted to eat here again for our next meeting in a few months rather than try a different restaurant in town.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went for the Italian Buffet night tonight it's on Wednesday and Sundays. We didn't have a reservation so we waiting 45 mins, we kept looking into the dining room and there were 2 tables that needed to be cleared off. I went up to the hostess and said something and they cleared a table for us. We should have... More

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southern VA, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is my second visit to the newly opened Avellino Restaurant and both times have be an excellent experience. (The restaurant was previously the Whistling Swan and I was hoping the experience would equal that restaurant.....it did!) The wait staff is incredible, as are the greeters and bar staff. I ordered a Carbonara pasta dish with scallops after being assured... More

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Top Contributor
342 reviews 342 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went for dinner. This is in the lod whistleing swan with new owners and chef. Sicily inspired dishes that were crazy good. I had the scollops and risotto. I usually am not impressed with risotto but this was the best ive had so prefect and xele atly seasoned and buttery. Texture firm but cooked right scollops outstanding. Squod dish with... More

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Fiskdale, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had an amazing birthday celebration here. Chef Rico, Dakota and the staff made sure that every detail was perfect. Our server was excellent. He was always available when needed but never intrusive. The food was to-die-for! The menu was inventive, easily overcoming the challenges of accommodating the gluten free and vegetarian requirements of two people in our party. There... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Loved the ambiance, the service, and the food. Our server was very attentive. We were quite stuffed otherwise we would have sampled the dessert fare. I was so hoping to try their key lime pie! Definitely worth a return trip!!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We met a business associate 1/2 way between suburban Boston and Hartford. I used the Tripadvisor and found the review right on. This is one of the best in Sturbridge, but that indicates the limits of Sturbridge. I think, at some point, this was a historical tourist destination, but think it may have hit on tough times. The restaurant was... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We cannot understand why this excellent restaurant is not no one in Sturbridge, the place is smart, modern with great staff who are friendly and helpful, what is more the food is absolutely stunning and well worth a detour, never mind if you are visiting The Old Village, where it is very close. Good wine selection at reasonable prices.

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