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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fort Collins, CO
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious dinner that rates right up there with the best local Italian food in Boston or New York. Prompt, good service, an expansive menu and a nice wine & beer list and reasonable prices. I had lasagna and my wife had eggplant parmesan. Both were large portions and quite tasty. The people sitting at the next table were regulars and... More 

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Wells, Maine
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night we came to celebrate our 35th anniversary. We made reservations and asked for a nice quiet table. No table was saved for us. The server would not ask questions about the dinner for two special for us but the WORST part was my husbands mussels were FULL of SAND!! When he told the server she brought another plate... More 

Thank mainelywrappers
Carmel, CA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate a late meal on their outside patio and the food was really quite good, the service excellent and the atmosphere very comfortable. We had excellent dishes of Lasagna and pasta with prosciutto and peas. It was not until 20 hours later that I discovered I had inadvertently left my credit card at the restaurant. Normally, that would be... More 

Thank RandR221
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to celebrate our 19th anniversary ...wow... My favorite spot in Newport. (And the oldest & best italian restaurant around) fabulous atmosphere and incredible food, my favs are steamed mussels, veal Loretta and my husband's raves about their shrimp scampi.. and we always split a tiramisu.... staff gets an a+... So many wonderful memories here...

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

Travelsapassion, Most importantly congratulations on your 19th Anniversary. It is an honor and a privilege that you chose Sardella’s to be the location for such a monumental occasion. It is great to hear that we lived up to your expectations. I will also pass the A+ rating on to my staff. Thank you again for taking your time and writing... More 

East Lyme, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a rehearsal dinner in the upstairs Tuscan Room in August 2016. Patrick helped us planned every detail along with Greg filling in and it was terrific. There is an atmosphere of home here with an Italian flair. Jane, our server and table decorator went out of her way to accommodate the guests and our needs. The venue is... More 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this restaurant..so many choices, specials, fantastic food, local favorite with outside table seating..just watching people walk on by. We haven't been disappointed at any of the meals we've been served over the years. Credit card parking outside on the Blvd or park and walk from across the street either way you will be happy and satisfied that you... More 

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Latham, New York
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here in our way to our hotel after a day in Newport. We wanted something out of the main area & found a nice neighborhood restaurant. Service was excellent, we had salads & pizza- both very good!

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Staten Island, New York
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want great and delicious Italian food in a lovely atmosphere with excellent prices and specials, choose Sardella's. I am a 3rd generation Italian who was raised with only the best and freshest Italian food. I was taught to cook as well. Finding Sardella's was a joy to my palate. You won't be disappointed. The food is both fresh... More 

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Mahopac, New York
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonably priced, great food with generous portions, dog friendly out on the covered patio......we loved it.

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

Patty M, Thank you for taking time to write a review. Nothing means more to us then a satisfied customer. Please visit with us again soon. Gregory Parkos Assistant General Manager More 

Aurora, Oregon
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the welcoming front entrance area with it's outdoor seating and glowing lights, to the warm, inviting inside - Sardella's is so enchanting! To match that feeling, the food is outstanding. They even accommodate Gluten-Free diets by offering many of the same pasta dishes as gluten-free. If you want to experience authentic Italian food, in a charming atmosphere, Sardella's is... More 

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

Rebecca H, Your comments not only made my day, but our staff's as well. I cannot even begin to tell you how much effort we put into trying to give every customer the experience you had. Our philosophy is that we want our guests to want to come back every night. We realize this is an overzealous goal, but that’s... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Pizza
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, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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, Newport, RI 02840-3302
    (Bellevue Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-6312
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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