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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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    Very good
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  • 25
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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
Very nice restaurant

Very nice staff. Very accommodating. We were there in the winter and they sat us next to the fireplace. Good food, nice experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
cmmin1
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Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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New York City, New York
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We called from the Hyatt hotel to tell the owners are are asking for a 9 o'clock instead of 8 pm We We're told no problem!! When we get there it was a problem The nasty manager told us it most of gone in tom life mail ...we heard the concierge confirm with a human! He was so abrupt! They... More 

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a resturant we love/enjoy coming back to each time we vaction in Newport. The have great food, indoor and outdoor seating. It's consistency in good food is great!

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Galway, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were in Newport and wanted Italian food have been to Sardella's before and it was good we were not disappointed this time either - it was Tuesday no wait for a table - I bet on weekends this is not the case - parking is the issue - we were lucky and got a spot on the street -... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband and I love Sardella's but my last experience changed my opinion. We took my 8 month old son with us to dinner and that is when I realized the bathrooms do not have changing tables....i was shocked! Sardella's is a family friendly restaurant and yet no changing table? The staff couldn't have been more accommodating; they set me... More 

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We chose this restaurant based on a recommendation from our hotel. Our server was inattentive. We never heard about any specials. We had to ask for bread. Our drink order was incorrect and took so long to arrive, she offered to remove one of the drinks from the bill which was reasonable. The food was good. We had the garlic... More 

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

Judy B,\u000d\u000dI apologize about the experience you recently had at Sardella\u0027s. We do a lot of business with local hotels / B&B\u0027s and always try to give their guests as memorable of an experience as possible. We pride our business on quality food and great service. After reading your review it\u0027s evident that one sector didn\u0027t live up to your,... More 

Sanford, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I cannot say enough positive about the venue. Wonderful in the beforehand planning...food excellent...and staff was very attentive and service oriented. They even packed up all of our decorations for us once the event was over and we simply picked up the boxes the next morning. Wonderful...wonderful place.

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

Luan, Your party was a pleasure to work with. I’ve never seen our Tuscan Room so nicely decorated in all my years of doing parties. Take care, and congratulations. Patrick Fitzgerald General Manager More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The complimentary bread is delicious. Especially dipped in the fresh olive oil that is provided. The fried mozzarella is a very good starter dish. The lobster ravioli and veal dish was outstanding. My wife’s seafood dish with linguine was unimpressive and lacked flavor. My daughter’s spaghetti and meatball dish was ok. Meatball was rather dry to her. Heavy on the... More 

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

Wayne N, Thank you for bringing these issues to my attention. Feedback good or bad helps us become a better, smarter restaurant. I’ll talk to my Chef and make sure that the seafood dishes are being properly seasoned, and I will also talk to my staff and make sure that they are telling each table what the daily specials are... More 

Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very nice staff. Very accommodating. We were there in the winter and they sat us next to the fireplace. Good food, nice experience

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

cmmin1, Thank you for taking your time out and writing a review. Let's just be thankful that the summer is here and the firewood is gone for a couple of months. Thanks again for the review, and come visit with us again soon. Richard Sardella Owner More 

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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My husband I enjoyed our dinners at Sardella's. We had eggplant with ziti along with a small salad. The bread served along with the dinner was very tasty. The prices are fair. Our waiter was very pleasant and efficient. We did eat outside, which is my favorite thing, but the only drawback is the restaurant is located on a fairly... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A friend introduced me to this place -- nice family style Italian restaurant Went early on a Saturday evening. We got in and weren't rushed but by the time we left, the place was packed. I had the chicken parm and a friend had the bolognese.We shared an order of meatballs - some of the best around! To top it... More 

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

Srodday, Thank you for taking your time and reviewing Sardella’s. I’m pleased to read that you enjoyed your food. We strive to provide special tastes that will stand out and hopefully make Sardella's Italian Restaurant one of your favorites. Thank you for your remarks. Gratefully, Kevin FItzgerald Head Chef More 

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Additional Information about Sardella's Italian Restaurant

Address: 30 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840
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

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, 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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