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Avellino

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502 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA (Route 20)
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

We went here based on the excellent reviews and we were not disappointed. Parking was confusing but park out back or in the overflow lot and ignore the whistling swan signs as that was the former name. The building is old and lovely. The dining room was charming. I had the catch of the day which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
alidaylily
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Boston
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English first
Boston
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went here based on the excellent reviews and we were not disappointed. Parking was confusing but park out back or in the overflow lot and ignore the whistling swan signs as that was the former name. The building is old and lovely. The dining room was charming. I had the catch of the day which was halibut. This was... More 

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The service was excellent, I told the waitress to bring the appetizer and entree that she and the chef decided I should have. The fried olive app was great, followed by a ricotta gnocchi with bolognese. Finally, tiramisu - heavenly. Everything about this visit was great - atomsphere, service, wine, food, even the prices.

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We celebrated a job offer received by our daughter at Avellino. We started as a table for 2 but shortly after ordering we asked to add a third person. The staff did not hesitate to move us over 1 table and place our order on hold until my husband arrived. Excellent wine selections, great music, breeze blowing in thru the... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The chef has local roots and pays homage to his grandfather's culinary skills. His grandfather would be proud! A spring renovation to the main dining room affords full length windows and fresh air. The ambiance is lovely and we were able to score a corner table by the windows. Fairly good selection of wine, seasonal cocktails to delight anyone. Started... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. Its my favorite. The food is so good. The desert wow. The atmosphere is one of the best around. If you need a quiet night out with your significant other this is the place. Also the best staff around.

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Wellesley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Everything we ordered was superb, including cocktails, appetizers, and entrees. Excellent service that was just right. Great ambience!

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Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stopped by Avellino's this evening and ate at the downstairs bar. The first order of business was the fried calamari appetizer which other trip advisors have raved about. They were all correct. Avellino's calamari (fried) is likely the best we've ever eaten! We tried a new beer we enjoyed from Jack's Abbey, and met some nice folks next to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Excellent food. Very good service without being annoying. Try the calamari appetizer in a spicy sauce...a welcome change from the usual fried dish. Wonderful bread served with herbed dipping oil with a nice rosemary flavor. Generous portions. My husband and I both had a seafood pasta dish. The seafood was cooked perfectly; fresh and tender. Chef is very accommodating. We... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Amazing food excellent service. Worthy every penny! This is my go to place for special occasions, special friends, and just a night out with hubby.

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I walked past Avellino's many times to get to the other, more casual restaurant in the same building. But actually this place was very reasonably priced despite the white table cloths. Service was great and the food was very good with a rustic touch.

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Additional Information about Avellino

Address: 502 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sturbridge
Open Hours:
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 502 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA
    (Route 20)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sturbridge

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?