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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 good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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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 yesterday via mobile

Whenever we visit Newport we try & fit in a stop at Sardellas. Cozy in the winter & nice outside vibe in the summer. Great Italian restaurant & love the mid-week specials!

Thank 352donnal
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 26 April 2018

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

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Sardellas, Server at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

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 2 days ago via mobile

On our annual trips to Newport we have driven by numerous times so decided to give it a try. When I removed the flatware from the napkin I knew the evening was going to be a disappointment, flatware one notch up from plastic. Waitress was...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The restaurant was exactly what many people said,it was OKAY, the restaurant needs so many fixes it was sad 😢, the ownership needs to fine tune , there are so many fixes that are needed, the silverware is very cheap, again the restaurant is just...More

Thank Richard C
Sardellas, General Manager at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your response. I wish you would explain further the problems of the restaurant with our food, atmosphere, and service. Unfortunately, our restaurant supply has back ordered our usual Silver oyster pattern silverware from Reed & Barton, and we thank Nikolas...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are never disappointed when we go to Sardellas. The food is always fresh and the service is fast and friendly. We love that you can sit outside on a warm night or by the fireplace on a cold night. They have so much to...More

Thank paul41363
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Paul41363, Thank you for your patronage and your loyalty over the years. It has been our pleasure.

Reviewed 5 days ago

I should have read more reviews before eating here. Reading some of the business responses, you can get the picture that customer satisfaction is not all that meaningful. We made a reservation here because the two higher rated Italian restaurants were not open on Wednesday....More

Thank fwd42
Sardellas, Manager at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Richard C. Greg and I are here most nights I can’t remember if you spoke to a manager about all of your complaints because Greg or myself would have been happy to have the Chef warm up your salmon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here on a Sunday night, so we missed out on the midweek special, which is (I believe) less than $30 for a couple including main course and wine. We enjoyed sitting outside on the enclosed patio, heated on a chilly spring night. I...More

Thank mpiturro
Sardellas, Manager at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

mpiturro, Thank you for your review. The two for one dinner special is $30 including the bottle of select red or white wine. Please introduce yourself on your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and food . Very nice setting and reservations s must ! Portions are very large and full bar also

Thank Michpauz
Sardellas, Head Chef at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

MIchpauz, Thank you for writing your review. Our 16oz steak for only $32 is a great deal and we appreciate you letting your peers know. Thank you!! Chef Kevin

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reserved a table for two ten days ahead for midweek. The person who seated us ( who seemed half asleep) did not look at the reservation list when we said we had a reservation and sat us by the kitchen door and beside a...More

Thank TorontoLal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic Italian restaurant atmosphere. Usual old school Italian menu and specials ( uninspired and dated). Locals spot although it’s a short 15 minute walk from the tourist zone Dean Martin and similar as background music. Pasta was over cooked. Meatball and marinara were both missing...More

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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
18 February 2016|
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Response from Mrs J | Reviewed this property |
Contact the RESTAURANT for this information. Their specials change regularly.
Ed H
10 February 2015|
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Response from Patrick F | Property representative |
ED, The sauce, or gravy, as we used to call it as young children, has been in the Sardella family recipe book for a number of generations. One of my cousins, Diane, always comments on how authentic our sauces compare to our... More
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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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