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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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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Goldens Bridge, New York
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

WOW!. This is a go to place for fabulous food, service and ambiance. Chef will accomodate a tweak of the menu as needed. Mussels, veal marsala were choices that did not disappoint!!

Thank school88
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Like Italian food? Seafood? Then you will love Sardella's. Great service & delicious food. We have been several times.

Thank kevinrU3607PW
Washington Township, New Jersey
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delicious dinner. I had chicken parm and my husband the lobster ravioli. The dessert and drinks were also great!!

Thank TAD_12
Worcester, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here with a very large business group of about 75 people in November. Pros: Family style option Great selection of food Stuffed talapia was amazing. Friendly staff Outdoor heaters for those wanting to go outside Cons: A bit too small to handle our crowd, it was snug

Thank Marie N
Albany New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day long conference a group of friends joined together to socialize over a meal. The restaurant was crowded but the staff remained courteous and helpful. Our meals were served in a timely fashion and could hear the "ohs and ahs" of pleasure. I had the puttanesca and enjoyed every morsel. There were several desserts and I didn't hear... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the best Italian food I've had, and I live in Boston's North End. We hosted our rehearsal dinner for about 40 people in the upstairs reception room. It was the perfect sized space with our own private bar and balcony. We could have fit at least 20 more people if we used the side space as well. Everyone... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Sardella's on a Monday night in November. The restaurant had an amazing special: 2 dinner entrees with a bottle of wine for $30. The entrees included various choices. We opted for good ole pasta with marinara sauce and meatballs and sausage. With a bottle of red wine, this was the perfect choice. There were several other choices... More 

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

Retired662013, Your thoughtful review is a pleasure to read. We’re pleased to learn that our team could go above and beyond your expectations and that you enjoyed a good meal at a reasonable price. Our team is also happy to know that you enjoyed our quality of food and service. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

They were busy when we visited, but service was quick and friendly. The Mon-Wed specials for two, which include a bottle of wine, are a great bargain. The chicken cacciatore was excellent. A good place for a group, or a family with children.

Thank Bob T
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Bob T, Thank you for taking your time to write a review of Sardella's. Hopefully we have the pleasure of serving again in the near future. Greg Parkos Assistant General Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

From the outside, it is presented as one of those quality old-fashioned Italian restaurants. But inside, it is just an average experience. It is very tightly packed and loud. The service is very slow and too laxed. The food is nothing to write home about. We were seated near the fireplace and it was extremely hot, smoky and unenjoyable. Would... More 

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

Alyssa291, I apologize for your recent dining experience at Sardella's. Lackadaisical service is something we do not accept, and it is something that I will address with my team immediately. Reviews whether negative or positive only helps us improve as a business. If you do decide to ever give Sardella's another try please give me a call personally so that... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went with a large group for dinner. The services was excellent and our table was comfortable. Overall, the food was good but not spectacular. Great portion sizes and a standout was the eggplant fries. The food was a little bland for our group but would give it another shot

Thank lina

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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, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?