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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, Dessert, 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
  • 54
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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
Great Jazz Music on Wednesday evenings

The have really good Italian food and awesome jazz music on Wednesday evenings. The have a special where you can get two dinners for $8 each and a bottle of wine for About $15. The special menu is limited however it is a great value and there are plenty of awesome items to choose from. Wait... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
hilda102320
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The have really good Italian food and awesome jazz music on Wednesday evenings. The have a special where you can get two dinners for $8 each and a bottle of wine for About $15. The special menu is limited however it is a great value and there are plenty of awesome items to choose from. Wait staff is awesome and... More 

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Hilda, I’m glad that you stopped by on a Wednesday. Wednesdays are always a blast with the live music, and the 2 for 1 dinner specials. Every Sunday I post on facebook what performers are coming by for the upcoming week, just in case you wanted to see who was playing before you made reservations. I would always suggest calling... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We came in on a Wednesday night, when there is a live jazz band and a dinner special of two entrees and a bottle of wine. The pasta primavera was fine but a little too oily, the mussels were overcooked, and the house white was average at best. The band was very entertaining as long as your idea of jazz... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Food always good, servers can be counted on to be pleasant and accommodating. We make a stop year every year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Sardella's is a beautiful Italian restaurant in downtown Newport. The risotto is so creamy and delicious and the salads are crisp and refreshing.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had the pizza. It was ok. Veal parm., Chicken Parm., bruschetta, pasta all were very good to excellent. The house wine was good as the mixed alcoholic drinks were very good. Bread basket bread was much better than usual. A little noisy (Sat. night @ 7), so to be expected. But nothing so that you had to raise your voice,... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have come back to Sardella's many many times over the years and have never been disappointed. It's composed of several rooms so has a cozy feel even though it seats a fairly large number of people. It;s great year round but we love it most in winter with the fireplace going and cozy rooms. (The outdoor section is lovely... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We have been going to Sardella's for years ,they have a dinner for two with a bottle of wine during the week,we have tried everything on the menu and all great food,service fantastic.

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

Elaine, Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise for our mid-week special. Feedback, especially from long term customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. Thank you again not... More 

Wading River, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food was great and the service was as well. Our waitress was not sure about a wine pairing and asked the appropriate people to get an answer for me. Desserts were fantastic.

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MikeN8214AS, We wanted to respond to your recent review, especially where you recall how impressed you were with the service you received from your server. Given our notable degree of daily selections we take pride in our server’s commitment to "own" the menu, and seek help when it is necessary. If you remember our server’s name, please email me as... More 

Massachusetts
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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

Fisher66, Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal. Sincerely, Sardella's Restaurant More 

Savannah, Georgia, United States
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77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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