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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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From the outside, it is presented as one of those quality old-fashioned Italian restaurants. But inside, it is just an average experience. It is very tightly packed and loud. The service is very slow and too laxed. The food is nothing to write home about. We were seated near the fireplace and it was extremely hot, smoky and unenjoyable. Would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with a large group for dinner. The services was excellent and our table was comfortable. Overall, the food was good but not spectacular. Great portion sizes and a standout was the eggplant fries. The food was a little bland for our group but would give it another shot

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Perkinsville, Vermont
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for some good 'old fashioned' Italian food while on vacation in Newport after an active day of biking we were hungry! And this came up in the reviews. Average is the perfect description. It looks charming from the street with sidewalk seating (heated). We walked inside and it was very loud - This place is huge, room... More 

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a reservation for six Monday night. Got right in and very prompt and attentive service. Chicken and veal parm, Good size portions. Noise level is moderate. I would return.

Thank Mailman111
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner at Sardella's twice this trip. Son and Daughter in Law thought the food and atmosphere were excellent as did we. They are very attentive and offer authentic Italian dishes.

Thank thomashV4012HN
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

thomashv4012hn, Thank you for dining at Sardella's, and for sharing your experience with your peers. It is pleasing to hear that you not only joined us for one evening, but two nights during your vacation. We hope that you enjoyed your stay in Newport and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Gregory Parkos Assistant General Manager More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on Wednesday night because they advertised live jazz. We had reservations, but had to wait a few minutes. Unfortunately we could not hear the jazz from our adjacent room because of the conversation hubbub around us. They do not have a PA system for the music, so only those in the room where they play could hear it.... More 

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

Frances D, Wednesday's nights at Sardella's is live jazz night. We have three rooms where you can hear the music in the front of the restaurant, and two quieter rooms located in the back of our restaurant. If the music was too loud I would have been more than happy to move your table to a room less loud. If... More 

Essex, Connecticut
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126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried a very pretentious and expensive place the night before and were very disappointed. This is where you should go. Great food, nice ambiance and affordable prices. The waitress was helpful and very nice. My friend and I both had the special duck and it was great. It is very hard to get duck just right so the chef... More 

Thank JackX729
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

JackX729, Thank you for your kind words about Sardella's Italian Restaurant. It is always a great pleasure to hear about new customers like yourself discovering us. We are committed to providing unique quality and flavors that you will enjoy and hopefully keep you coming back. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully, Gregory Parkos Assistant General Manager More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Difficult establishment to rate as we all ate pizza, variations on which had the flavour and consistency of carpet tiles. Assume the dough to be some mass manufactured product , else frozen / over- chilled with oven clearly not hot enough to produce the characteristic rapid, flash-bake the dish demands. Toppings nothing out of the ordinary, neither were our salads... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent! Had a group of 8 put in back room, atmosphere so nice, apps were delicous especially eggplant fries, calamari was fresh and cooked perfectly. Everyones meal was perfect and came out at same time, our waiter was attentive and efficient. Felt like we were having a family dinner.

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

Katz D, Thank you for taking your time and writing a review. We appreciate your positive feedback regarding our food, service and atmosphere. Most importantly we are pleased to hear that dining at Sardella’s made it feel like you were in a family atmosphere. Please come visit with us again soon. Gregory Parkos Assistant General Manager More 

Fort Collins, CO
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

JGrahamK, Thank you for taking your time and writing a review. Being considered one of the best Italian Restaurants from someone who has lived in the cities such as Boston and New York is a great compliment. We strive for perfection and reviews like yours make us more determined. Thank you. Gregory Parkos Assistant General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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, 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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