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Sardella's Italian Restaurant

30 Memorial Blvd W, 78 William Street, Newport, RI 02840-3302
+1 401-849-6312
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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30 Memorial Blvd W, 78 William Street, Newport, RI 02840-3302
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sardella's Italian Restaurant
1. Family Owned since 1980
"WOW - Very friendly staff....food was outstanding."
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2. Voted Best Italian
"We loved it so much the first night, we went back"
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3. Voted Best Rehearsal Dinner
"Can't say enough about the great time we all had"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good Italian food for a low price. Two meals, and a bottle of wine, and we split a dessert for $50. We came last year and will be back again. (The $50 included an eight dollar tip.)

Thank JimB8956
Sardellas, Front Office Manager at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

JimB8956, Thank you for your informative review Jim. We appreciate your business very much and we look forward to welcoming you back. Gregory Parkos

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Great place. Our server Ruby couldn't have been more helpful. The food was fantastic and we were seated in a back room where we could chat easily as it wasn't too noisy. Great.More

Thank Ann P
Sardellas, Head Server at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Ann P, Thank you very much for choosing Sardella's and for mentioning me in your review. I have been with Sardella's for around 10 years and I try my best to make sure every guest that serve leaves truly satisfied. On your next visit please...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I dined at Sardella's on Wednesday, November 8, while we were visiting Newport on our annual Mom/Daughter Getaway! We arrived a bit grouchy because we had just been told at our hotel, the Marriott, that the Two-For-One entree special would not be...More

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Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Anne S, This was the best review. It is pleasing to know that you and your daughter enjoyed your experience at Sardella's. Hopefully you take that hour and a half trip again soon and pay us a visit. When you do please be sure to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have an Italian restaurant in our immediate family, so we understand the opportunities and difficulties of having a nice restaurant in a tourist town. Sardella's does a good job. This is not the place for take-out pizza. Nor is it for high-end modern Italian...More

Thank lawrenceo616
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sardellas is a great place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal. The veal with angel hair pasta was excellent. Sardellas espresso martinis ( I prefer without Baileys) are the best in the town. I was surprised and happy that they serve Limoncello as an...More

Thank ConnIngrid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we had to wait about 40 minutes for a table, the wait was worth it. The food and drink were excellent as was the service and atmosphere. On the night we were there, there were "meals for 2" specials which were REALLY reasonable; better...More

Thank RexT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were wet and hungry so we dived into Sardella’s on the way back to the hotel. We were greeted by delicious aromas and the sound of Italian voices so we guessed we had found a good restaurant. We had the antipasto to start which...More

Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The food was good and we had great service. I believe our waitress name was Teigen and she was very helpful at explaining the menu and gave great service. We sat out on the covered patio and it was clean and cozy. It was very...More

Thank Tina G
Patrick F, Server at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Tina G, Thank you for mentioning me in your review. Hopefully you did great in the Marathon. Please fell free to request me on my next visit and I will be more than happy to serve you again. Thank you. Teagan ~ Head Server

Reviewed 11 October 2017

My husband wanted Italian and had noticed this place on one of our walks during our stay. There was a little wait to be seated so we decided to sit at he bar as dinner could be served there also. Sardella's has a very comfortable...More

Thank wmgp7
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

wmgp7, You nailed it on the head. At Sardella's we try to get to know every customer and know them by name. We are a family run establishment that takes great pride in creating that type of atmosphere for its guest. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Great food, indoor or outdoor seating, well set up for parties. A Newport institution with a well earned reputation for excellence.

Thank BarbaraB02842
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

BarbaraB02842, Barbara we appreciate you labeling us an "institution". We are celebrating our 38th year in business this year and appreciate the accolade. Please come visit with us again soon. Gregory ~ AGM

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Alice S
9 July 2017|
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Response from Sardellas | Property representative |
Besides street parking in the front and back of the restaurant. We offer 2 hour validated parking in the Bellevue Shopping Garden located at 181 Bellevue Avenue. If you have any questions or would like directions please call... More
3 May 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the restaurant. Your question is just going to people that have written reviews.
18 February 2016|
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Response from Mrs J | Reviewed this property |
Contact the RESTAURANT for this information. Their specials change regularly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 29
Dinner, Drinks
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Memorial Blvd W, 78 William Street, Newport, RI 02840-3302
    (Bellevue Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-6312
  • E-mail
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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