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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for dinner salad was good but meal was not. Pasta was over-cooked and too many olives and capers. Had a glass of House Chianti that was $9.75. Crazy would never go again

Thank intinarelli
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I just got the spaghetti marina and it was delicious. The chicken caccatore was delicious and so were the steamed mussels. Specials offered Monday through Wednesday.

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

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with... More 

Bethel, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to dinner at Sardella's during our brief stay in Newport. We made a reservation on their website (Yelp) for a Friday night, but there was plenty of seating available at 7:30. The fried calamari was very good (a portion for 2 to enjoy...suggest ordering two appetizers if you have hungry teenagers). The veal parmesan was pounded... More 

Thank CTMom73
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

CTMom73, Thank you for not only writing a review, but for writing a very informative and detailed review. This is our first year using Yelp for our reservations and it seems to be going great so far. Enjoy the rest of your summer and please visit with us again soon. Gregory Parkos Assistant General Manager More 

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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked in looking for cioppino based on the reviews and pics. I would rate the cioppino as 3.5-4. The size and flavor of the broth were perfect. The quality of the seafood was ok but not where I think it should be for $28. They lost my order but I give the bartender credit he offered a free salad,... More 

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

Hello John, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, unfortunately when the food runner brought your meal the customer sitting next to at the bar claimed your dinner…. I was very happy when the chef corrected the problem in in less than five minutes! I know you said you wouldn’t be back after giving us four out... More 

Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service was very good. The portions were very large and tasty and the ambience was nice.. There was live entertainment but you don't want to be seated too close to it. There is street parking.

Thank drewantha
Eastchester, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good home cooking. I need gluten free, not by choice, but I have Celiac Disease. Many options to choose from. Came here during a winter storm and the owner let us in earlier than opening time; sat at bar with husband and friends. Pleasant staff.

Thank MomRosie
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Sardella's because a few family friends who are also locals recommended it. We started with the eggplant fries which were great! However, they served them with Red Cocktail Sauce....not the best dipping sauce. We asked for their house made marinara, and that was the ticket!! I ate pasta w/marinara and a meatball! Very good. My friend ate... More 

1 Thank Craig D
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Craig D, Thank you for the detailed review about your experience with us. I have had great feedback with the black ketchup, but the marinara sauce is another favorite along side the eggplant fries. With all the dining options Newport has to offer it is important to us that we showed you a memorable dining experience, especially coming from a... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found the food was a good value and the service excellent. Our waitress, from the Ukraine, was attentive and very personable.

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

John B, Thank you for your review. It pleases us to hear that you no only enjoyed the food, but the service as well. Luibov has been with us for over a year and has been doing a great job. We appreciate your feedback. Please come visit with us again soon. Gregory Parkos Assistant Genera Manager More 

Satellite Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat on the outside patio and it was most relaxing and free from street noises. We shared a bruschetta appetizer and selected a very nice Super Tuscan from their adequate wine list. I had the Veal Saltimbocca and it was very well prepared. The service was fine and Cheyenne was a most attentive server. I would definitely recommend Sardella's... More 

1 Thank Gerry D
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Gerry D, Thank you for your wonderful comments that pertain to how reasonable and attractive you found our pricing / ambiance / food and service. We pride ourselves in not only providing our precious clientele with great food and service that are world class, but also at a price that makes their overall experience even more memorable. Thank you for... More 

Eastchester, New York
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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a few days of eating down by the docks my wife and I decided to try somewhere away from the crowds. We were heading to a different restaurant near Sardella's but we saw a parking space right in front of the restaurant and so decided to give it a try. We were seated immediately at an outdoor table. Although... More 

1 Thank John F
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

John F, Thank you for recently visiting with us. Also, thanks for your glowing review of our business. You sound as though you are very familiar with Newport Restaurant so your recommendation means the world to us. Typically even the most satisfied consumers go on about their busy lives without taking the time to applaud the business that pleased them.... 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, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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
    (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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