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Sardella's Italian Restaurant

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30 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302 (Bellevue Avenue)
+1 401-849-6312
17:00 - 22:00
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Boston, USA
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88 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The price is high, but the food was wonderful and the staff were really friendly. We were there for a very special occasion and it went really well.

Thank Sarah D
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Sarah D, Thank you for selecting Sardella's for your very special occasion and for revealing your positive view of our Restaurant with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured guests. Patrick General Manager More 

East Quogue, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner there. Food was delicious. Drinks were also very good. Only complaint is the very tight seating. Definitely should eat here.

Thank lockwood04
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Lockwood, Thank you for taking your time and writing a review regarding your experience at Sardella's. On your next visit please feel free to ask the host or hostess for a table with a little more space. We have plenty of room and we will be happy to find you a table that meets your expectations. Gregory AGM More 

Rhode Island
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner there on Friday night during the busy St. Patricks day parade weekend. Made reservations about a week in advance because we were a large group and arrived about 15-20 prior to our reservations at 8pm and were immediately sat at our table. Wait staff was great and our orders were taken quickly. Dinner and cocktails were great,... More 

Thank John R
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

John R, St Patrick's Day was a blast this year. We are pleased to hear that you and 20 of your guests enjoyed dinner at Sardella's after the parade. I appreciate the 5 stars for my teams' efforts with accommodating you. We greatly appreciate the feedback. Richard Sardella Owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sardella's always impresses. The food is outstanding - I wish I could make sauce like that - and they have some great vegetarian options. There is plenty of seating indoor and some outdoor. Most of all, the wait and bar staff always goes the extra mile to make sure you have a great experience.

Thank je2000
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

je2000, Thank you for your recent review. We appreciate you informing potenial future guests of our vegetarian and gluten free options. On your next visit come see me in the kitchen and I will show you the sauce recipe Head Chef Kevin More 

Lee, MA
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to Newport many times, but have always bypassed Sardellas because, frankly from the outside the look is not great. Once you get inside however, everything changes. We were there on a Wednesday night in February and the place was rockin'. We had to wait for a table, but it was well worth it. The locals at the bar... More 

Thank pmonachina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A co-worker and I decided we were in the mood for some good Italian food while on a business trip in town. Overall we were both very impressed with the quality of the food, and the overall dining experience. I would highly recommend the garlic bread with cheese!

Thank Nate M
Northampton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

4 of us had dinner here in late January - no reservation, but they fit us when we showed up at 6:30 on Saturday. The place was crowded, but not mobbed. We were trying to avoid some of Newport's more touristy 'regulars'. We hit the jackpot here. Caprese Salad and Eggplant fries to share. Generous portions, but not huge. The... More 

Thank SarahB0927
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

SarahB0927, We at Sardella’s are very pleased to read about your first experience while dining with us. Even more rewarding is the reaction that you indicate that you “hit the jackpot”. Wow...does this make us happy. We believe all guests should expect and receive a high level of service. Thanks for sharing your memorable experience with others. We look forward... More 

East Haven, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

When I walked in and heard Frank Sinatra playing, I knew it was going to be great. I had the best seafood risotto for dinner. We were looking for good Italian food and stumbled upon Sardella's. We cannot wait to go back!!

Thank anneandj0e
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

anneandj0e, Thank you for taking your time and writing a review based on your experience at Sardella’s. Hearing that you enjoyed your dining experience so much that you cannot wait to come back gives me great pleasure. Please introduce yourself on your next visit so that I can have a couple of glasses of wine waiting on the table, and... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We've been going to Newport once a year for about five years. Planned to eat here this trip because we'd heard a lot of good about it, but hadn't tried it yet. Picked a Wednesday because it had jazz in the lounge. The jazz was loud and okay, but the food and service were very good. Garlic bread was what... More 

Thank Larry B
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Larry B, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your dining experience. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed my service while dining with us. I have been with Sardella’s for over 3 years and I always appreciate when a customer is satisfied enough to mention me in their review. On your next visit to Sardella’s please request... More 

Plymouth, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

A group of us visited this restaurant over the recent MLK holiday weekend. The other couple that we were traveling with had frequented this restaurant and highly recommended it. Well, my husband and I were not disappointed. From the cozy ambiance to the authentic Italian cuisine, this was definitely the right decision for our Sunday dinner. The menu was plentiful... More 

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Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Weenie42, Thank you for your taking up your friend’s recommendation and for the kind words about Sardella's Restaurant. It is always a great pleasure to hear about new customers like yourself discovering us and enjoying your experience. We are committed to providing unique quality and flavors that you will enjoy and hopefully keep you coming back. We look forward to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302
    (Bellevue Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-6312
At Sardella's, we offer award winning cuisine, experienced staff and versatile event rooms. With 6 different private dining rooms, a warm Tuscan atmosphere creates the perfect setting for groups of 20-200! Sardella's is proudly celebrating thirty years of exquisite service and has been voted Best Rehearsal Dinner Location & Best Italian Dishes by the readers of Newport Life Magazine. Have a look at our dining rooms and feel free to call us for more info.

Over 30 years ago former Mayor Richard Sardella first opened Barclay's Restaurant. A three room tavern based establishment with no more than 13 items on its menu. Through the years leading up to now, current owners Richard Sardella and Patrick Fitzgerald have transformed a tavern pub based restaurant into one of Newport's oldest full service Italian restaurants. Sardella's specializes in Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. Many of the recipes on the MENU come from the Sardella and Imbriglio family. Each room at Sardella's offers a unique, romantic country setting. In addition, there is al fresco dining during the summer months. Along with dining Sardella's also offers LIVE JAZZ every Wednesday year round with various professional artist from around the country in our front dining room.

Sardella's is a multi - time Newport Life Magazine winner for "Best Italian Restaurant" "Best Rehearsal Dinner Location" and current Rhode Island Magazine winner for "Best Rhode Island Italian Restaurant". A favorite of many locals, celebrities, politicians and tourists, Sardella's has made it staple as one of Rhode Island's premier Italian restaurant. Sardella's also features exclusive private rooms large enough to accommodate over 170 guests for a sit down dinner or over 250 for a cocktail reception. For smaller groups, these private rooms are facilitated with retractable awnings positioned to create more intimate venues. Adorned with fine Tuscan decor, each private room remains uniquely versatile for any occasion.

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