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Sardella's Italian Restaurant

30 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302
+1 401-849-6312
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (47 reviews)
“puttanesca” (7 reviews)
“tilapia” (6 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
30 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The best Italian food in the area. Locally owned for many years. Delicious food, fantastic service, reasonable prices. I always sit at the bar... love Keith... the bartender on Monday and Tuesday nights. I have been visiting for over 15 years and have NEVER been...More

Thank LeonaMass
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have been to Sardella's a number of times. The meals have always been consistently very good. The service is always very good as well.

Thank db2187
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

db2187, Thank your for your review and continued patronage over the years. Richard Sardella ~ Owner

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great Italian food at a mid range price. Atmosphere is nice if you are outside or in the front room. back room is more like a cafeteria. Best veal dishes in Newport. Also, nice little bar if you want a casual dining experience.

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mediocre food, poor service, and expensive. We ate here last evening and were quite disappointed. Service was very slow. Tables on either side of us were served and left before we received our food even though we arrived and ordered at about the right time....More

Thank HawaiiNut02760
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hawaiiannut02760, Thank you for your review. If you read the review above by KeithW and various other reviews, our prices are regarded as fair for Newport standards. I remember your table and it seems that you are misinterpreting why the other tables left before you....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've had two excellent dining experiences at Sardella's. I was on Americas cup Ave and everything was packed. We made a short journey up the hill and found Sardella's and everyone in my party was more than pleased. We had a small dog with us...More

Thank Yachtcaptain7979
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was wonderful ! They are very accommodating since we brought our Chihuahua ! We actually ended up eating there twice in our 4 night stay in Newport because we really enjoyed the food and the service ! First night we went we had...More

Thank lr123452017
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Ir123452017, Thank you for writing a review on my service. I remember the first night you came in because your chihuahua was so cute. Then on the second night I had the pleasure of being your server. You are correct. I have been with Sardella's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined there last night and was surprised to find out that they have a Dinner for 2 special on Monday-Wednesday nights. This included 2 entrees and a bottle of wine for $30. Very reasonable. The only fault is the entrees do not come with a...More

Thank brando16a
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Brando16a, Thank your for taking time and writing a positive review. Having an outdoor patio has its perks. One of them is accommodating dogs. Most of our staff are dog lovers, however, I would never want a guest to feel neglected so I am glad...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I now reside in New Mexico, a state not renowned for great Italian food( my apologies in advance to good Italian food restaurants), I returned home to the East Coast with visions of great Italian food whirling in my head. Shortly after settling into...More

Thank Mark R
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mark R, 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 via the internet. We are committed to providing unique quality and flavors that you will enjoy and hopefully...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for dinner during 4th of July week. We had a group of 8 took reservations and were seated at outdoor table. Food was terrific and srvice for our group was great.Restaurant is very popular every time we have driven past it is...More

Thank pk5500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go hear every summer and get a consistent and good food. We have been here 20 times I would estimate but this visit the wine that was ordered tasted like vinegar so we sent it back. This happen to me at least once every...More

Thank cons18
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Cons18, Thank you for your review. It happens very rarely, but I am glad that you enjoyed your bottle of Super Tuscan instead of the Sangiovese. We appreciate your continued patronage over the years. We look forward to your 21st visit!! Thank you!! Richard Sardella...More

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Alice S
9 July 2017|
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Response from SueQ17 | Reviewed this property |
You can generally find street parking even during their busy season.
3 May 2016|
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 Travelscribe | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, they're open these days from 5-10 PM. May be open for lunch in the summer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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