We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 207 Newport Restaurants

Sardella's Italian Restaurant

30 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302
+1 401-849-6312
Improve this listing
Ranked #48 of 207 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bellevue Avenue
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.
Write a Review

346 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Guilford, Connecticut
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have had the pleasure of eating at this restaurant every time I visit Newport, it never disappoints. In the winter they have a great special during the week and in the summer they offer outdoor seating.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I would like to extend on behalf of our entire organization our gratitude for your continued patronage to our restaurant. Your comments regarding our business is most appreciated. We are thrilled that you feel led to share your comments with fellow consumers. Once again I would like to thank you for your business and please come see us again next... More 

Arlington, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a really nice evening next to the fireplace just the other night. The restaurant was cozy and had a good number of people in it for late on a Monday night. We ordered a carafe of their house wine, chicken Parmesan and pasta bolognese. The pasta was from a box and the bolognese was basically... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this issue to my attention. The chicken Parmesan and Bolognese which are both all made in house from scratch are usually are best sellers. I will look into it to see if this is an ongoing issue or a unique unfortunate incident you experienced. Please accept my apology. If you decide to try us again, please... More 

Mendon, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We visited Sardella's last night and loved it! The restaurant was so quaint with the fire going, and Christmas decor/lights. The service was very good, and the food delicious! Fresh Cold entree was outstanding, and the Veal Parm was one of the best my husband ever had. We shall definitely return!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hudson, NH
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Visited Newport, RI just a few days ago and based on a recommendation from our hotel, we dined at Sardella's for Italian food. The parking isn't great, just streetside I believe but we found a spot farely quickly. If the weather was nicer, we would have just walked from our hotel. This place is a little gem and has cozy,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheshire, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We visited Sardella's and greeted cheerfully by Gary and escorted to a lovely table. Teagan waited on us and she was inviting, bubbly and very thoughtful. We were fortunate to be there during Restaurant week and the menu was wonderful. The portions were generous and delicious. Two of our guests order off the regular menu and were delighted with their... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Vermont
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The restaurant came highly recommended by a local shop owner. Unfortunately, the service seemed either rushed or we were ignored altogether once the meal was served. I had the eggplant parmesan, a big disappointed overall.

Was this review helpful? Yes
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Sitting in the glow of a nice warm fire, you can't help but to feel relaxed and comfortable.That is the feeling you will experience at Sardella's on Memorial Blvd. With a wide range of delicious and plentiful dishes to choose from, you will enjoy your evening completely. Our dinner was a "Special two for one price" that comes with or... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Torrington, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Had a reservation for 18 people on Saturday night. Two hours prior our group grew to 23. We called to let them know and it was no problem. We had the semi-private room upstairs and it was all set up for us when we arrived. The appetizers were fantastic. All 23 meals came out at the same time and were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our dining experience at Sardella's was excellent. My wife had breaded pork and I had Chicken parm. Both portions were large and delicious. The waitress couldn't have been nicer. They also had a dinner special where you could get two dinners for $16. Our meals were included in the special. Great price, food and service. If could give a sixth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Northport, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Several locals recommended this restaurant to us. We always go with the locals. We were seated immediately and had appetizers and my husband had Penne Bolognese and I had Ravioli in a creamy sauce. Both were delicious. Dessert was great too. The service was very good and everyone around us seemed to be local people. It was walking distance from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sardella's Italian Restaurant also viewed


Been to Sardella's Italian Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sardella's Italian Restaurant

Address: 30 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302
Phone Number: +1 401-849-6312
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sardella's Italian Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?