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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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Can't Wait to go Back

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Wellesley
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wellesley
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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New Hartford, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Charming restaurant with wonderful Italian cuisine and ambience. Very generous portions, attentive service, and Old World feeling. Who would expect such a wonderful Italian restaurant in the heart of Sturbridge? My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers and entrees. As they say in Italian Eccellente!

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Hartford
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This restaurant offers good Italian food in a New England town: interesting wine list, attentive service, tasty food. Complimentary offerings included a yummy sausage bread. An interesting starter: fried olives. Everyone in our party enjoyed their dinners, which ranged from salmon to pasta to chicken to eggplant. The portions were large. Three of us took home leftovers. Desserts were so-so.... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

You'd think that being in Sturbridge Village territory, all the restaurants would be typical Yankee; i.e., colonial decor and traditional, hearty, New England food. Avellino has the coziness of the Colonials and the dining of the 21st century. Our party of 4 had a variety of dishes; all were beautifully prepared and served. Our server (can't remember her name) was... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Time and time again, I have had a flawless meal. Service is attentive but not hovering. Setting is appropriate for a romantic meal or a large party. Rico performs magic in the kitchen and the cocktails are yummy! Definitely recommend.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food was memorable. Lovely charming place, with service that was friendly, attentive but never obtrusive. Our server's wine suggestion was spot on - she brought us a small sample first to be sure we would like it. Our entrées ranged from delicious scallops and shrimp scampi to tasting vegetarian to a tender juice filet. The large antipasto was perfect... More 

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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?