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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made reservations, which I recommend in the summer, got right in. Drinks were on point! Dinners were fabulous! Portions were large. Dessert was unbelievable...best cheesecake ever! Made in house. Go to sardellas...I don't think you will be disappointed. (Seating was a little close...but nothing you can't handle!)

Thank KimGrimes
Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The dinner for two special is incredible.....great food.....great service....great atmosphere.....great price......2 meals and bottle of wine for thirty dollars......awesome!!!!

Thank Debi C
New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant is very large and very crowded....as I believe there are not many Italian restaurants around. The food was average. coming from NY ....We are hard to please ... Our waitress was very good and very attentive.

Thank SLGenn
Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have vacationed in Newport each of the past five years. We eat out each day and have tried most of the top restaurants in the city. By far Sardella's has the best Italian food. Their wine list and great customer service also adds to the evening. If you sit on the patio during the summer you can also do... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a large party of our family.We ate outside under a covered area that had an awning.The restaurant was established in1980.It is a very large restaurant that serves Italian food.They have wood grilled pizza,pasta,antipasti,and special Italian dishes.They also have a dinner for 2 special Mon,Tues and Weds.It is a good place for different ages so children can find things... More 

Thank Paula R
Monroe, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate outside under the awning at Sardella's. My kids were interested in Italian food and they had gluten free options for my wife. My daughter had a pizza which was excellent. My wife and oldest daughter both had pasta dishes (Bolognese and one of the specials). Would definitely go back next time in Newport.

Thank billhelmke
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is ok. I was disappointed because I thought restaurant would have home made pasta. Atmosphere and wait staff nice. Desserts were very good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Waterbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short walk up the hill but well worth the walk. Pleasant atmosphere with linen napkins and table cloths but not stuffy by all means....everyone in shorts a tee shirts in Newport during the summer months. Food was good and nice portions...you won't be hungry after

Thank Marc M
New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our inn keeper suggested this Italian restaurant and Sardellas did not disappoint. We arrived at 8:30pm no reservation and were seated in 10 minutes outside! Our waitstaff, Ruby was spot on with all her suggestions and services. We choose the calamari appetizer and the Wednesday specials and a nice glass of wine. For dessert, Ruby brought over birthday cake, who... More 

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Long Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to make a last minute reservation at this restaurant, so we weren't holding out too much hope. When we arrived it was very busy though. We wanted to eat outside, so the hostess said we could wait at the bar and she would come get us when a table was available. We ordered our drinks and sat... More 

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

Mongocop3086, Thank you for not only raving about our Food, Service, and surroundings but especially for your recommendation. Luba will be pleased to hear about your kinds words and review about her. she has been with us for about 2 years now and she is really starting to "own" the menu. Thank you for dining at Sardella's. Please come again... 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
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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?