We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sardella's Italian Restaurant

30 Memorial Blvd W, 78 William Street, Newport, RI 02840-3302
+1 401-849-6312
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (96)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (54 reviews)
“puttanesca” (7 reviews)
“tilapia” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
30 Memorial Blvd W, 78 William Street, Newport, RI 02840-3302
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sardella's Italian Restaurant
1. Family Owned since 1980
"WOW - Very friendly staff....food was outstanding."
See reviews that mention wonderful evening
2. Voted Best Italian
"We loved it so much the first night, we went back"
See reviews that mention italian food
3. Voted Best Rehearsal Dinner
"Can't say enough about the great time we all had"
See reviews that mention rehearsal dinner
Write a ReviewReviews (584)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 578 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were part of a rehearsal dinner the night before a big wedding in Newport. There were two people who primarily served us (a bartender and a wonderful waitress). They both did an excellent job. The food was very good to boot.

Thank Terry H
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Great place. Our server Ruby couldn't have been more helpful. The food was fantastic and we were seated in a back room where we could chat easily as it wasn't too noisy. Great.More

Thank Ann P
Sardellas, Head Server at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Ann P, Thank you very much for choosing Sardella's and for mentioning me in your review. I have been with Sardella's for around 10 years and I try my best to make sure every guest that serve leaves truly satisfied. On your next visit please...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sardella's offers old world charm and excellent Italian cuisine. Gnocci and sausage app in fra diavolo sauce started dinner off on a good roll. Scampi over angel hair pasta and the swordfish were over the top and the service is spot on.More

Thank Bob P
Sardellas, Head Chef at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. I am glad that you had the opportunity to try the Fra Diavolo sauce. That was our top seller throughout the evening. On your next visit to Sardella's if you would like the same dish just tell your server to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here on a Friday night. I had made a reservation and we were seated right away. I noted in my reservation that my daughter has a wheelchair and they had the table set and ready to go for us with a chair already...More

Thank JEN M
Sardellas, Head Chef at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Jen M, Thank you for your review. I have been the Head Chef for over 20 years and haven't changed my sauce recipe one time. I learned the recipe when I was traveling in Italy when I was 18 years old in a town called...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good Italian food for a low price. Two meals, and a bottle of wine, and we split a dessert for $50. We came last year and will be back again. (The $50 included an eight dollar tip.)

Thank JimB8956
Sardellas, Front Office Manager at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

JimB8956, Thank you for your informative review Jim. We appreciate your business very much and we look forward to welcoming you back. Gregory Parkos

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I dined at Sardella's on Wednesday, November 8, while we were visiting Newport on our annual Mom/Daughter Getaway! We arrived a bit grouchy because we had just been told at our hotel, the Marriott, that the Two-For-One entree special would not be...More

1  Thank Anne S
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Anne S, This was the best review. It is pleasing to know that you and your daughter enjoyed your experience at Sardella's. Hopefully you take that hour and a half trip again soon and pay us a visit. When you do please be sure to...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

We have an Italian restaurant in our immediate family, so we understand the opportunities and difficulties of having a nice restaurant in a tourist town. Sardella's does a good job. This is not the place for take-out pizza. Nor is it for high-end modern Italian...More

Thank lawrenceo616
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Sardellas is a great place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal. The veal with angel hair pasta was excellent. Sardellas espresso martinis ( I prefer without Baileys) are the best in the town. I was surprised and happy that they serve Limoncello as an...More

Thank ConnIngrid
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Although we had to wait about 40 minutes for a table, the wait was worth it. The food and drink were excellent as was the service and atmosphere. On the night we were there, there were "meals for 2" specials which were REALLY reasonable; better...More

Thank RexT
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We were wet and hungry so we dived into Sardella’s on the way back to the hotel. We were greeted by delicious aromas and the sound of Italian voices so we guessed we had found a good restaurant. We had the antipasto to start which...More

Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Nearby Restaurants
Jo's American Bistro
422 reviews
.03 km away
Midtown Oyster Bar
900 reviews
.39 km away
Red Parrot Restaurant
2,046 reviews
.38 km away
Cru Cafe
92 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bellevue Avenue
519 reviews
.23 km away
International Tennis Hall of Fame
447 reviews
.18 km away
St. Mary's Catholic Church
142 reviews
.22 km away
Audrain Automobile Museum
135 reviews
.25 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Alice S
9 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
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
2 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the restaurant. Your question is just going to people that have written reviews.
17 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Mrs J | Reviewed this property |
Contact the RESTAURANT for this information. Their specials change regularly.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing