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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: Dessert, 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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  • 163
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    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 23
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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
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We met here with family for a wedding dinner rehearsal. Very pleasant staff & they accommodated my wife and myself with vegetarian plates as everything offered contained some sort of meat. The chocolate cake was delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Jonathan D
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great little place. Food was excellent. I wanted Italian and that's what I got. I ordered the puttanesca and it was wonderful. A large serving and and I brought 1/2 home. The drinks were great, $$ but within the range of Newport. I ordered the tiramisu martini and loved it!! No room for dessert but menu looked very tasty. Within... More 

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We met here with family for a wedding dinner rehearsal. Very pleasant staff & they accommodated my wife and myself with vegetarian plates as everything offered contained some sort of meat. The chocolate cake was delicious!

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

Jonathan D. We are thrilled that you and your guests were all completely satisfied with our staff and restaurant. We are relentlessly committed to offering a veritable menu of high quality entrees so that regardless if your a vegan everyone is satisfied with their dining experience. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you (and your guests) again.... More 

Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Sardellas is always fabulous. The food, service and warm atmosphere are always terrific! We highly recommend sardellas!

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

Lorrie, Thank you for your kind words about Sardella's Italian Restaurant. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully, Sardella's Italian Restaurant More 

North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went for dinner the other night with a friend, and we had a terrific meal; we both had the lobster ravioli, we shared a bruscetta appetizer, a salad, and dessert (the tiramisu was heavenly). I had a fine lambrusco served at perfect temperature. Good wait staff, on the ball but not intrusive. They have live jazz on Wesnesday evenings, so... More 

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

Alnessa, Thank you for the wonderful observations that you publicly made regarding our staff. We train them to be attentive, but not to be overbearing. I'm happy that you came on a Wednesday, Wednesday's are always a fun time at Sardella's with the live music. We just put the Lambrusco on the menu so I appreciate the feedback. Once again... More 

Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My friends and I all enjoyed our meals. I had the eggplant parm with linguini and was very good. Not too oily, which often happens with poorly made eggplant parm, and the marinara sauce was great. The portion size was good. It could have been just slightly bigger for the cost, or could have come with a small house side... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My husband and I went to Sardella's on a recommendation from our innkeeper and we were not disappointed. The food was very good and the prices were reasonable. Our server was friendly and accommodating. The veal parm was cooked perfectly and the substitution of parpadelle for linguini was much appreciated on the bolognese dish. I was slightly disappointed in the... More 

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

Brandy, Thank you for taking your time and writing a positive review about Sardella's. We get a lot of business from various hotels and Inn's in Newport and we always try to accommodate they're guests the bests we can. You chose two great dishes in the veal parmesan and the Bolognese over parpadelle. However, I am displeased that you didn't... More 

Malone NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went to Sardella's on a busy week night without reservations. We were warmly welcomed by the hostess and seated in a nice location. Very cozy and comfortable atmosphere. The food was outstanding as was the service. We will definitely return during each visit to Newport. Wonderful dining experience.

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

We take no greater joy than when a guest of ours like you, raves about our menu, service, and overall value. Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the world...as it means the world to us! Next time your coming to Newport please give us a call I'll have a great table waiting for you. Sardella's Italian Restaurant More 

Upstate NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A real log fire in the dining room added to the already warm and comfortable ambiance. Service was quick and the waiter very friendly. Both our entrees were delicious and reasonably priced and the desserts were wonderful.

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

Anglophile47, What a terrific review. We appreciate your positive rating. It’s always appreciated and gratifying when we receive positive marks from our customers. You covered virtually every aspect of what we think a customer should be evaluating when reviewing a restaurant. Once again thank you for sharing your memorable experience with others. Sincerely, Sardella’s Italian Restaurant More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went here for our Valentine's dinner and it was delicious! You could actually taste how fresh the food was and the waiter we had was pleasant and professional. You can't go wrong with the Tiramisu for dessert. This will be our go to place every time we visit Newport.

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

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations and especially on such an important occasion as was your event. We never lose sight that you, as all consumers, especially now due to the wonders of the web, have a wide of range of restaurants available to choose from. Therefore, your praise today means... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a lovely dinner and were situated in between 2 fire places on a very cold, snowy night! we had the meatballs and mozzarella tiers for an appetizer and split the margarita pizza and gorgonzola pasta for dinner. We delicious and so glad to dropped in for a yummy meal!

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

Lauren, Those fireplaces have really come in handy this winter. Thankfully summer is coming and before you know it the outdoor patio will be open. We thank you for choosing Sardella's and letting others know that we served you well with your kind rating. Stay warm and please come again soon. Thank you! Gregory Parkos 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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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