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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delicous pasta dishes. Waitstaff friendly and offered good suggestions for dinner. Went early (5pm) and got a seat but filled up quickly

Thank allisonmangels
Slingerlands, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food 3/5 Service 2.5/5 .atmosphere very loud and bar like. Receives high ratings in Newport but not my kind of good Italian food.

Thank P T
Portsmouth, RI
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place that has been there a long time and has remained consistently good. The food, service, wine, and atmosphere are all very good. The restaurant is within walking distance of downtown Newport. Prices are a little high but worth it. Watch for specials!

Thank Bob W
Guilford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff. Gluten free options. Had a fire going on a cold night, nice ambience for a family dinner. Not blown away by the food, everything was okay to good.

Thank KathrynCT
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with 2 friends. They both enjoyed their meals while I thought the food was inauthentic and used low quality ingredients. Sky high wine pricing. I won't go back. I am not a tourist.

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

Pauline M, Thank you for your review. However, I assure you that our recipes are as authentic as they get. The recipes come from my two aunts. My Aunt Josephine who is from Jersey City, New Jersey, and my aunt Genovaese who lives in Frosolone Italy. If you ever do decide to try Sardella's again I would recommend trying the... More 

Magnolia, Delaware
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I both enjoyed the wood grilled pizzas. The restaurant was busy and all the food looked delicious. Tables are close together and it was noisy. We would return to try other dishes.

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

Molley C, Thank you for taking your time to write a review based on your experience at Sardella’s. When you do decide to return I would suggest requesting a table in the Salutes Room or a booth in the Front Room. Both of these options have a little more space than some of our other rooms. Thank you again for... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for delicious Italian food with generous portions. We had an app with a glass of wine. Calamari app was delicious, service was great! Planning a small family gathering there at the end of the month. Owner is fantastic and willing to work with you to make event special. Rooms are cozy with lots of character.

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

Mary U, Thank you for taking your time and writing a review. We work very hard to provide reliability, a great product and friendly service. When you are ready to plan your party please contact me personally and I will make sure it will be a night to remember. Thank you. Patrick ~ General Manager More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Sardellas. Excellent meal. We had sausage and pasta and the mussels. We had the dinner for two menu, two meals for $18. Plus you can buy a bottle of wine for $12. A complete delicious meal for $30. Hard to beat! It doesn't show up on the menu, you have to ask for it. Many other... More 

Thank JimB8956
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

JimB8956, 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. Not only do we try to provide outstanding quality food and service, we try to also make it affordable. We look forward tohopefully serving you again soon. Gratefully, Patrick ~ General Manager More 

Georgetown, Texas
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to Sardellas for years and this time didn't disappoint. Mon - Wed they have a 2 for $18 menu with a $12 bottle of decent wine. They've expanded their menu to include 10 entrees so most can find something to eat and even if you're a single or don't have a partner who wants what's on the 2... More 

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

Lynne P, Thank you for your detailed description regarding our 2 for 1 dinner special. More importantly thank you for your support and continued patronage for the last 20 years. It is customers like you that have kept us in business for the last 37 years and counting. Richard Sardella ~ Owner More 

East Hampton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Sardellas for our anniversary dinner. The food was amazing, the service was great and the Tiramisu martinis were the best!

Thank PMags331

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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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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