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Sardella's Italian Restaurant

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30 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840 (Bellevue Avenue)
+1 401-849-6312
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At Sardella's, we offer award winning cuisine, experienced staff and...
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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  • 121
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 25
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Monday to Wednesday Specials

Tried the restaurant tonight and we were not disappointed. We had the early week special: I had Caesar salad with chicken and my husband chose chicken cacciatore. We added a bottle of wine (12$) and the amazing chocolate decadence dessert. The bill was $41 and the meal was delicious Two thumbs up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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somewhere,ct
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We had a nice dinner, food was good, there were a few bumps along the way...but everything was handled professionally. Becausee of their food, and care for their patrons, we will be back.

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Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Tried the restaurant tonight and we were not disappointed. We had the early week special: I had Caesar salad with chicken and my husband chose chicken cacciatore. We added a bottle of wine (12$) and the amazing chocolate decadence dessert. The bill was $41 and the meal was delicious Two thumbs up from us !

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

768Roslyn,\ \ Your positive review of our restaurant pleases us deeply. We desire that everyone completely enjoy themselves every day and night of the year when they visit. Thank you for the kind remarks.\ \ Sardella\'s Restaurant More 

Long Island, NY
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I thought it was very good the last time we visited Newport but, on our second visit, I'm less impressed. The food is very good and the portions large but the menu is very basic (my wife make most of what's on it and, in some cases, better). The lasagna was very heavy on the meat. The outdoor seating is... More 

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

Travelscribe,\ \ Thank you for taking your time and writing a review. However, a lot of your issues are very vague and ones that I disagree with. Our menu has won numerous awards over the last 35 years. We offer over 50 options that puts on display classic northern Italian cuisine, and new school creations created by our Chef. We... More 

connecticut
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We have loved coming to Sardella's for many years both for the food and the fact that they are one of a few rare dog friendly restaurants in Newport. We always eat on the outdoor patio because of this but love being there when the weather is nice. Our last visit was a mixed bag this trip. The hostess seated... More 

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

Mal34,\ \ Thank you for a writing a review for our restaurant. It’s unfortunate to hear that the service aspect of your experience didn’t live up to your expectations. We take great pride in providing our customers with courteous and thorough service so we are disappointed to learn of your recent experience. I will address this issue with my staff... More 

Miramar, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Sardella's did a wonderful job with the rehearsal dinner for my daughter's wedding. Venue adorable, food delicious and very attentive service made it a very special day. I would recommend this restaurant for any group event. Thank you for making it an evening we will always remember.

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

I\'m going to miss our countless emails making sure this party was everything your daughter dreamed it would be. We take great pride in going above and beyond for our private events. It is always re assuring to know that we impressed you, and made the occasion memorable. Thank you for choosing Sardella\'s for such a momentous occasion. Anytime your... More 

Wellington, Florida
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My husband and I went twice while in Newport. I love their food and the variety of dishes. My husbands favorite is their Sangria. Great Italian food at great reasonable prices!

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Long Island - NY
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have visited Sardella's many times. Each time we come to Newport we have to stop at sardella's for dinner. This visit was amazing. They have a baked cod dish. I substituted risotto instead of mashed potatoes. It was perfect pairing. Huge piece of cod. Cooked perfect. Delicious. If you like cod order this dish !

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

Grellam,\ \ We appreciate you choosing Sardella\'s and letting others know that we served you well with your kind rating. I added the baked cod to the menu a little over a year ago, since then it has been one of our top sellers. I appreciate you for taking your time and letting other guests know about your experience. Thank... More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've been going to Newport in summer for 18 years and have tried dozens of restaurants in town. Sardella's is by far my favorite. I can always count on consistently good Italian food, a lively, laid-back atmosphere, friendly service, and fair prices. A great place for couples and families alike. It has become my staple restaurant whenever I'm in Newport.

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

Kim G,\ \ We wanted to respond to your recent review, especially where you recall how impressed you were time and time again with our restaurant. Even going as far as calling a staple in Newport is an honor. Our goal is consistency. We try to provide a memorable experience for everyone who walks through our doors. Thank you for... More 

Norwood, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Monday - Wednesday has a dinner for 2 deal which is a steal. It is 2 entrees for 30. Huge portions, a lot to pick from, and quite delicious! We did 2 of the dinner for two deal. We had the margarita pizza, chicken parmesan, meatballs and muscles. All were great! The only disappointment is they ran out of the... More 

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

KimKimma2015,\ \ Thank you for sharing your experience with others. We are happy to hear that you were impressed by our weekday 2 for 1 special. The chicken parmesan and meatballs are two of our top selections. Unfortunately we ran out of the manicotti but I promise on your next return we will have it. Thanks again for the kind... More 

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Went later in evening and ended up waiting an hour from being seated and getting drinks until dinner was served. Was good food but not unlike most other Italian Restaurants. Lots of yummy mushrooms in Chicken Marsala but creme sauce too heavy with little actual lobster meat in the Lobster Ravioli.

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

Meepetlirishtea.\ \ Thank you for commenting on our menu. I\'m sorry that our cuisine was not above and beyond. I will talk to my prep cooks and make sure that they are putting the proper amount of lobster meat when they make the ravioli\'s, and that the cream they add is just a touch for consistency. It is always important... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840
    (Bellevue Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-6312

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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