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Sardella's Italian Restaurant

30 Memorial Blvd W, 78 William Street, Newport, RI 02840-3302
+1 401-849-6312
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (56 reviews)
“puttanesca” (7 reviews)
“tilapia” (6 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Memorial Blvd W, 78 William Street, Newport, RI 02840-3302
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sardella's Italian Restaurant
1. Family Owned since 1980
"WOW - Very friendly staff....food was outstanding."
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2. Voted Best Italian
"We loved it so much the first night, we went back"
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3. Voted Best Rehearsal Dinner
"Can't say enough about the great time we all had"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Homestyle cooking, good portion size, yummy desserts, not the best interior because of lots of different rooms but fine for a dinner out. You may end up taking home leftovers or go with an appetite. Parking may be difficult to get as it is mostly...More

Thank trustmyreview2016
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 5 days ago via mobile

This place is sooo good! The food was sooo good, we started with the mussels which were delicious! The service was awesome, we had Jeff and he was great! Definitely recommend!!

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is very cozy and cute. I had the ravioli with cream sauce and it was fantastic! Reservations recommended at in season.

Thank Lisac C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was ok, it wasn't any where near a "wow" experience...you know what I mean; .like when you take that first bite and say to yourself..."omg that's delicious!" It definitely didn't seem freshly made and the presentation was not good at all. The bread...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to dinner on a Wednesday for the 2 for 30 special. We were early and had our choice of seating and we chose a corner table. By the time we finished there was a pretty good crowd in the dining room. I had...More

Thank JohnMcko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to celebrate a special occasion!! The food was cooked perfectly and the service was excellent. I ordered a branzini fish special and my hubby ordered the prime rib. The taste/ seasoning was outstanding. Very expensive so be prepared to drop $200 on a...More

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

Diane, Even though I like the 5 star rating, I have to admit that I think your talking about a different restaurant. Reasons being - We do not have Branzini or Prime Rib on the menu and we do not offer the kind of special...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

I strongly suggest you find Sardella's and give it a visit. I always wanted to visit and I am so happy we did. It's now our favorite go-to restaurant for Italian. I strongly suggest you yryvit, you WILL LOVE IT!

Thank Kelli T
Sardellas, Manager at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Kelli T, Thank you for your tremendous recommendation, it truly means everything to us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you!! Gregory Parkos

Reviewed 4 January 2018

It's been awhile since we have dined here and it was very good. We like to sit at the bar or near the bar especially in the winter as they have a nice fire place and the front rooms are the most cozy. Food and...More

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Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Brr4346AD, Thank you for your review. Summer in Newport is always fun, but when it's cold outside and the wood fireplaces are going is another truly beautiful time to visit. Please come visit with us again soon!! Gregory Parkos

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Large restaurant with multiple rooms. Convenient location but parking is an issue (but it is everywhere in Newport). Nice menu with many choices for all tastes. Service is friendly. Knowledgeable wait staff. Prompt arrival of food and it was hot. Use of space heaters was...More

1  Thank Diane T
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Diane T, Newport does get busy, especially in the summer months and parking does become a problem throughout the town. However, we offer parking in the Bellevue shopping Gardens located at 18 Bellevue Avenue. This parking lot has over 200 parking spots and is never...More

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Alice S
9 July 2017|
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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
3 May 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the restaurant. Your question is just going to people that have written reviews.
18 February 2016|
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Response from Mrs J | Reviewed this property |
Contact the RESTAURANT for this information. Their specials change regularly.
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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, 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.
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