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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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Closes in 6 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
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
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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 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 3 weeks ago

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

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to celebrate a special occasion!! The food was cooked perfectly and the service was excellent. I ordered a branzini fish special and my hubby ordered the prime rib. The taste/ seasoning was outstanding. Very expensive so be prepared to drop $200 on a...More

Thank Diane S
Sardellas, Front Office Manager at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Diane, Even though I like the 5 star rating, I have to admit that I think your talking about a different restaurant. Reasons being - We do not have Branzini or Prime Rib on the menu and we do not offer the kind of special...More

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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.

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Sardellas, Manager at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Sardellas, Server at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

This place is sooo good! The food was sooo good, we started with the mussels which were delicious! The service was awesome, we had Jeff and he was great! Definitely recommend!!More

Thank Stephanie B
Sardellas, Bartender / Waitor at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Stephanie B, Thank you for writing a review of my service. I have been with the Sardella family for close to 20 years and have enjoyed meeting great customers like yourself. On your next visit please request me and I will be happy to give...More

Reviewed 16 February 2018

The setting is very cozy and cute. I had the ravioli with cream sauce and it was fantastic! Reservations recommended at in season.

Thank Lisac C
Sardellas, Head Chef at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Lisac C, Thank you for this review. Your recommendation is extremely valuable to us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Chef Kevin

Reviewed 14 February 2018

The food was ok, it wasn't any where near a "wow" experience...you know what I mean; .like when you take that first bite and say to yourself..."omg that's delicious!" It definitely didn't seem freshly made and the presentation was not good at all. The bread...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We went to dinner on a Wednesday for the 2 for 30 special. We were early and had our choice of seating and we chose a corner table. By the time we finished there was a pretty good crowd in the dining room. I had...More

Thank JohnMcko
Sardellas, General Manager at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

JohnMcko, Thank you for your review. Detailed reviews are our favorite because it gives future customers a better understanding of our product. The 2 for 30 special is surely one of the best deals in Newport that we offer all year. Teagan has been a...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

I strongly suggest you find Sardella's and give it a visit. I always wanted to visit and I am so happy we did. It's now our favorite go-to restaurant for Italian. I strongly suggest you yryvit, you WILL LOVE IT!

Thank Kelli T
Sardellas, Manager at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Kelli T, Thank you for your tremendous recommendation, it truly means everything to us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you!! Gregory Parkos

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