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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
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • 180
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  • 128
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Christmas Dinner

Italian themed restaurant. Moderately priced and good staff. Very busy place but it was all delicious. I had the eggplant a favorite of mine. Good size portions huge desserts and sangria. Love it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Merfaery
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New England
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RHODE ISLAND
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1,630 reviews
1,213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

now this is a strange type of place. quick service but it was just too quick to think your meal was made to order. It was good but not great but ok enough to say it was a good meal. The staff is quiet and quick but I think due to the crowd did not say anything at all. Order,serve,check,by... More 

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New England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Italian themed restaurant. Moderately priced and good staff. Very busy place but it was all delicious. I had the eggplant a favorite of mine. Good size portions huge desserts and sangria. Love it.

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Thank Merfaery
Canandaigua, New York
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here recently on our trip to Newport. The food was good and priced reasonably but there was a weird feel to this retaurant. It was rushed and impersonal. When we ordered dinner and a glass of wine we were served within 5 minutes as if there were a stockpile of pasta in the back and... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed dinner at Sardellos, and the staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating, but some of the food selections were a bit off: the angel hair (spelled "angle" on the menu) pasta carbonara was a soupy/creamy mess with a poached egg on top rather than the usual carbonara preparation (hot pasta tossed with egg and pancetta). The mussels... More 

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

CodysFamily, Thank you for writing a review and informing me of a spelling miscue in our menu. I will have that corrected immediately. I will also talk to the head Chef about the Carbonara and Saltimboca to make sure they are being prepared and seasoned properly. Your feedback only helps us improve. Please visit with us again soon. Thank you!... More 

Portsmouth
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have loved the food for many years. When my wife and I were younger, we lived right around the corner and ate there frequently. The food is consistently good. I am partial to the chicken parm but I have had many other dinners. The service is attentive and friendly. The outside dinning area during the summer is fun. As the... More 

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Thank Teezer77
Killingworth, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was timely and delicious and I would recommend to anyone. Restaurant was clean and wait staff very friendly

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Thank Steve and Lisa M
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Your positive review of our restaurant and recommendation 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. Richard Sardella Owner More 

arlington MA
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The puttanesca was good. Pasta was al dente and had a generous amount of olives and caper berries. The table by the fireplace was charming. The rest of the meal was a disaster. The salad was dressed in with an insipid oil--nothing else. The same insipid oil was on the table to go with your bread. The bread was burned... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner at the bar. Lots of locals who everyone knew. The bartender was friendly and welcoming as were the patrons. The food was average. When asked how my meal was I told them the sides were great but the pork was dried out.... The response was oh..... My husband had a salad with steak and it was very well... More 

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Thank tvf1202
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Tvfl202, I am pleased to hear that you were greeted warmly, and that you enjoyed your time while at Sardella’s, however, I am displeased to hear that our food did not live up to your or our standards. I will talk to the Chef in our daily meeting, and make sure that these issues do not re occur. I appreciate... More 

Venice, Florida
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Promptly seated with a reservation on a Wednesday night. Waitress arrived quickly and food and drink ordered. Food arrived as our bottle of wine arrived. A little too quick with the food. We both had the 2 for $18.00 meals with the 12 bottle of wine, all quite good. Bread and oil came with dinner. Trio playing on Wednesday evening... More 

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

Sue A, I am glad to hear that you came on a Wednesday. Wednesday’s at Sardella’s are the best. Beside the live music, we also offer our 2 for 1 dinner special with a bottle of wine. If you ever want to know who is playing for the upcoming week you can always check on Facebook, or give us a... More 

Warwick, Rhode Island
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181 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We were in town same weekend two years ago and ate here for the first time. As soon as we checked in at our lodging this trip, we called and made reservations for ourselves and another couple. Another great meal. For appetizers we had fried mozarella and bruschetta. We had either soup or a couple different salad choices. All were... More 

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

Thank you for visiting with us again and writing a very descriptive review. We try to provide every guest the experience that you and your group had while at Sardella's. I will talk to the Chef about the bolognese to make sure that everything is being properly seasoned and cooked to our standards. Once again thank you for taking your... 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: Bar, Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children

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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