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Sardella's Italian Restaurant

30 Memorial Blvd W, 78 William Street, Newport, RI 02840-3302
+1 401-849-6312
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
30 Memorial Blvd W, 78 William Street, Newport, RI 02840-3302
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recently planned a party there for a family member. The Manager, Patrick, was very rude to me on the phone so I should have known not to plan it there, but I did. The waitress messed up several of our dinners and brought out...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Littleredhead8368
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I visited Newport in January. We stopped in for dinner on a Friday night and got the last available table for two in the main dining room. The place was crowded, but not tight. Nice-sized bar area. Two dining booths in that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tangohampton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sardella's is a great Italian restaurant to visit any time of year. In the summer, one may sit on the porch and watch the tourists stroll by while eating delicious food. In the winter, enjoy a glass or two of wine with your tasty Italian...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank matilda2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Newport for 3 days right after Christmas and ate at Sardella's twice. Why, when Newport has many great restaurants? The answer is that every time we go there we have a wonderful experience. The food is always excellent, we are greeted warmly,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CTtraveler002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anytime a restaurant tricks me in to spending money I give 1-star. It’s a serious pet peeve of mine. That said, the waitress took our drink order and then asked “would you like Italian or garlic bread?”. We said garlic. It was delicious and I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ShorelineGuy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy Sardella's. I felt a little less rushed this time and the food was good. Slight mix up in the kitchen. Entree came before the appetizer but it was an easy fix. Good drinks but too full for dessert.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cfalz
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Wonderful Italian Restaurant with excellent food and a warm greeting and service. I had their eggplant parm with linguine, and others in our party had the chicken parm and the risotto. We all loved our food. Portions were big but not obscene, so there was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Bld211
Reviewed October 29, 2018

For some reason, we did not go to Sardella’s during any of our previous trips to Newport, and I always said that we had to try it. Well, we finally went there, and we were not disappointed! It was a lovely evening, and we were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Lu-AnnR
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate at Sardella’s last Thursday and there was a special two for one dinner that was on the menu and we ended up not using it but ordered a bottle of wine that came with it and the food was spectacular....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank kcdenning2018
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Sat at the bar, lots of people there mid week who knew each other, seemed like regular gatherings but not that open to new people. I was there on business, looking for something off the tourist trails along the water (Thames) and this was very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tqmman2002
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July 11, 2018|
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Response from Sardellas | Property representative |
Our dress code is “Business Casual”. No cut off shirts or hats. Thank you!!
Alice S
July 9, 2017|
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Response from Sardellas | Property representative |
Besides street parking in the front and back of the restaurant. We offer 2 hour validated parking in the Bellevue Shopping Garden located at 181 Bellevue Avenue. If you have any questions or would like directions please call... More
February 17, 2016|
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Response from A S | Reviewed this property |
Contact the RESTAURANT for this information. Their specials change regularly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $29
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Memorial Blvd W, 78 William Street, Newport, RI 02840-3302
    (Bellevue Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-6312
  • E-mail
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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