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Sardella's Italian Restaurant

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30 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302 (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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 161
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 13
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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
Most recent review
Good Italian food in a warm atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Brandy L
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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Malone NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Upstate NY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Newport. The staff is friendly and provide great service. I had little neck clams in a spicy red sauce over linguini and my husband had bolognese linguini. Both were delicious! We will definitely be returning!

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New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The restaurant was packed in the Winter! The locals love it. They offer great specials and very good food. We enjoyed it very much.

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

Thank you for visiting with us. Winter is thankfully almost coming to an end. It is always pleasing when our customers elect to write a review so our future customers can see what we are all about… thank you. We appreciate your comments about our specials and that you enjoyed our food. Please next time your in town come visit... More 

New Milford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We found this restaurant on our first trip many years ago and enjoyed it so much that we have dinner here every time we return to Newport. The staff is friendly and provide great service and the food is quite good.

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

We wanted to respond to your recent review, especially where you recall how impressed you were with the service you received from your server and the selection of choices on our menu. Given our notable degree of daily selections we take pride in our server’s commitment to "own" the menu. If you remember our server’s name, please email me as... More 

Duxbury, Massachusetts
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We had a choice of restaurants for our Christmas dinner and had heard good things about Sardella's. It was packed! Despite that the wait staff was friendly and efficient. We each had a delicious dinner and would pay a return visit when next in Newport.

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Back in January 2014, my wife and I got married and honeymooned in Newport. One of the nights we went to Sardellas for their 2 for $28 dinner on a Monday, and it was fantastic. We decided to come back here this year for dinner, for our first wedding anniversary. Everything was brilliant, the service, the food, the atmosphere, everything.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302
    (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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?