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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • 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 6 days ago

Consistently good!!! The wait staff is always congenial and attentive. I already have plans to return June 4th.

Thank kcarneal7
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here this evening ,having just walked by , the appearance from outside was not all that impressive but inside was a completely different story the restaurant has a very warm and inviting feel and at 6 30pm was absolutely packed , fortunate;y we...More

1  Thank Martin aryeh W
Sardellas, Server at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Martin, Looking at your prior traveling experience and reviews it is a major accomplishment to have your five - star rating. It was my pleasure to serve you and your guest and hopefully I have the opportunity to do it again in the near future....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is was our 2nd choice for dinner after visiting another top reviewed restaurant & being told we would have to wait 45 minutes to get a table. This place ended up satisfying everyone in our party of 6! Great service, delicious appetizers & wonderful...More

Thank TheButterman
Sardellas, Guest Relations Manager at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

TheButterman, Someone's loss is another's gain, and in this situation, it is our gain. We appreciate you taking your time to write a review of your experience. On your next visit to Newport, please visit us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time trying out this restaurant and I wasn’t disappointed - I will be back. The atmosphere is good - it’s is clearly a popular place....it was busy even at 5.30 on a Wednesday evening in April. The food was cooked to...More

Thank DonnchaCorcaigh
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

DonnchaCorcaigh, Thank you for your review. More importantly thank you for informing future customers of our 2 for 1 dinner special. Your recommendation means the world to us. Thank you!! Richard Sardella - Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there off season and stopped in on a cold night. We Loved sitting in the back room, which was warm and inviting, with great music playing on the speakers. Felt very Italian! Our server was a terrific woman who seemed to know everything...More

1  Thank NJPost99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for 1980 menu, menu was changed and there was no fish other than cod, the desserts were removed, food was cold, staff, cold, and the food Was small portions, my friend got cod it was as big as your pinkie, don't change a...More

Thank Leslie G
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We visit Newport often & love this restaurant. One night we hit it when thy he their special 2 for $20. I had the most tender delicious pork dinner that night & so reasonable.would recommend you try it!

Thank lovebirds2013
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Lovebirds2013, Thank you for your recent visit and review. The 2 for 1 special is offered year round and a great deal. It was our pleasure to serve you. Hopefully we have the opportunity again in the future. Richard Sardella

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Just came to Newport first time. This place was awesome. Lisa understood menu, helped me choose my meal and wine. She knows her stuff, and we will be back again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sardellas, Manager at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

First Timer, Thank you for visiting us. Hopefully your first experience was an enjoyable one. Wait until you experience us a second time. Thank you. Gregory Parkos

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Went here this past weekend with my wife and we had a WONDERFUL dinner. Our server, Lauren, was fantastic... she went above and beyond to make sure we had a great dinning experience. We started with the Tuscan bruschetta and it was delicious! Tons of...More

Thank John1597
Sardellas, Server at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

John1597, It is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed my service. I understand how important date nights are and it is rewarding to know I was able to provide you with a memorable experience. Please come visit with us again soon. Lauren

Reviewed 23 February 2018

Homestyle cooking, good portion size, yummy desserts, not the best interior because of lots of different rooms but fine for a dinner out. You may end up taking home leftovers or go with an appetite. Parking may be difficult to get as it is mostly...More

Thank trustmyreview2016
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

trustmyreview2016, Hopefully readers do trust this review because it is a great one. The pictures that you posted are also very impressive. On your next visit please introduce yourself. Richard Sardlla

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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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