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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us had dinner here in late January - no reservation, but they fit us when we showed up at 6:30 on Saturday. The place was crowded, but not mobbed. We were trying to avoid some of Newport's more touristy 'regulars'. We hit the jackpot here. Caprese Salad and Eggplant fries to share. Generous portions, but not huge. The... More 

Thank SarahB0927
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

SarahB0927, We at Sardella’s are very pleased to read about your first experience while dining with us. Even more rewarding is the reaction that you indicate that you “hit the jackpot”. Wow...does this make us happy. We believe all guests should expect and receive a high level of service. Thanks for sharing your memorable experience with others. We look forward... More 

East Haven, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I walked in and heard Frank Sinatra playing, I knew it was going to be great. I had the best seafood risotto for dinner. We were looking for good Italian food and stumbled upon Sardella's. We cannot wait to go back!!

Thank anneandj0e
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

anneandj0e, Thank you for taking your time and writing a review based on your experience at Sardella’s. Hearing that you enjoyed your dining experience so much that you cannot wait to come back gives me great pleasure. Please introduce yourself on your next visit so that I can have a couple of glasses of wine waiting on the table, and... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We've been going to Newport once a year for about five years. Planned to eat here this trip because we'd heard a lot of good about it, but hadn't tried it yet. Picked a Wednesday because it had jazz in the lounge. The jazz was loud and okay, but the food and service were very good. Garlic bread was what... More 

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

Larry B, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your dining experience. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed my service while dining with us. I have been with Sardella’s for over 3 years and I always appreciate when a customer is satisfied enough to mention me in their review. On your next visit to Sardella’s please request... More 

Plymouth, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

A group of us visited this restaurant over the recent MLK holiday weekend. The other couple that we were traveling with had frequented this restaurant and highly recommended it. Well, my husband and I were not disappointed. From the cozy ambiance to the authentic Italian cuisine, this was definitely the right decision for our Sunday dinner. The menu was plentiful... More 

Thank Weenie42
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Weenie42, Thank you for your taking up your friend’s recommendation and for the kind words about Sardella's Restaurant. It is always a great pleasure to hear about new customers like yourself discovering us and enjoying your experience. We are committed to providing unique quality and flavors that you will enjoy and hopefully keep you coming back. We look forward to... More 

Arlington, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Sardella's has been a favorite of our family for 15 years. Their lobster ravioli is one of the best I've ever had (and I order it everywhere it is offered). Their Cesar is also very good and big enough to split between two adults before entrees. Generally if you tell the server you plan to share they will have it... More 

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

Jennifer S, Thank you for 15 years of business and loyalty. The lobster ravioli has been a Sardella’s staple for well over 20 years. It was on the menu when I started in 1985. The plum tomato cream sauce really adds to the natural flavor of the lobster. We have many different rooms available for dining. When making a reservation,... More 

New Hampshire
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The food was overpriced and not amazing. The mozzarella sticks were like $10 for two puddles of sauce and cheese. The fish of the day dish was alright. The other dishes ordered were enjoyed however the muscles with pasta had sand in it. You also had to deshell them.

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

ToffeeCookie, Thank you for taking your time and writing a review. The prices on our menu are very fair compared to our competitors. After looking at the pictures that you posted to tripadvisor I thought that each dish that you had was presented to our standard. We also offer a 2 for 1 dinner special year-round for $30 including a... More 

Sandwich, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Couldn't believe how quickly food came despite crowd. And it was absolutely delicious chicken Marsala and veal Loretta. Best tiramisu too

Thank jczar2014
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

jczar2014, Thank you for writing a review regarding our food. The Veal Loretta is a dish that is a Sardella’s Restaurant creation that is named after Mr. Sardella’s Mother Loretta. It is a recipe that dates back over 100 years with ties to Frosolone Italy. It is a staple at our restaurant and I am glad that you had the... More 

Stratford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had Christmas Eve Dinner at Sardella's. The service was fantastic. The menu was substantial along with the choices of specials. The food we ordered was presented perfected and tasted just as well. Overall this restaurant is a must stop when in Newport. You will not be disappointed.

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

John Paul S, Thank you for choosing Sardella's as your dinner location on such an important day of the year. Your feedback is a great compliment to our team. I appreciate your comments regarding the presentation of our food. I was cooking on the line that night and take great pride not only in the taste of the food, but... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed their menu for two, available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Had mussels and chicken parmigiana ($18.00 - $9.00 each) and bottle of wine $12. We were expecting to not like the bottle of wine, but thoroughly enjoyed it (red - cab.). We looked at the other entrees as they came out (not on the dinner for two menu). Everything looked... More 

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

CoastalCarolina, Thank you for dining at Sardella's and informing future customers about our 2 for 1 mid week dinner special. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Chef Kevin More 

North Brunswick, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Have eaten here a few times and will return when in Newport. The food is good and so is the service. The restaurant is cozy. Recommend reservations on the weekend.

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

robertarubinremember, Thank you for your support and repeat business over the years. On your next visit please introduce yourself so we can thank you personally. Richard Sardella Owner 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
US$15 - US$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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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, 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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