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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%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
30 Memorial Blvd W, 78 William Street, Newport, RI 02840-3302
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Italian Restaurant with excellent food and a warm greeting and service. I had their eggplant parm with linguine, and others in our party had the chicken parm and the risotto. We all loved our food. Portions were big but not obscene, so there was...More

1  Thank Bld211
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For some reason, we did not go to Sardella’s during any of our previous trips to Newport, and I always said that we had to try it. Well, we finally went there, and we were not disappointed! It was a lovely evening, and we were...More

1  Thank Lu-AnnR
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate at Sardella’s last Thursday and there was a special two for one dinner that was on the menu and we ended up not using it but ordered a bottle of wine that came with it and the food was spectacular....More

1  Thank kcdenning2018
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Sat at the bar, lots of people there mid week who knew each other, seemed like regular gatherings but not that open to new people. I was there on business, looking for something off the tourist trails along the water (Thames) and this was very...More

Thank tqmman2002
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We went for a special menu on Wed. night the deal was very good the food was ok. We ordered som meatballs they were horrible! the waiter made ti a point to let us know that the special menu we would not be getting the...More

Thank Arnie S
Reviewed 19 September 2018

I have eaten at Sardella's Restaurant on many occasions and I have never been disappointed. Their authentic Italian pasta dishes along with their appetizers and desserts are outstanding. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the service is very good. Every time that I have eaten...More

Thank pz220
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Had dinner there. Sat outside under cover. Wait staff very nice and helpful. Had veal parmigiana. Very good. Good size portion. Wife had eggplant parmigiana and liked it. Would go again.

Thank Autoxer48
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

What a disappointment! This renowned establishment is always busy, full of people who think they are eating Italian food. This is in reality low quality mass catering, trading on an ill-deserved reputation. My Saltimbocca was like leather and served with tasteless mashed potato - how...More

1  Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Went here for dinner with my wife. Seated promptly by a very friendly Host. The decor is very nice much like an old taverna. For appetizers we had the eggplant fries and the Arancini. Both were fantastic. The fries were seasoned with salt but not...More

Thank wpd91
Reviewed 9 September 2018

All four of us enjoyed everything about this restaurant. We each had a delicious meal. The owners are Italian, and the recipes are authentic. The service was excellent.

Thank Nanci S
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12 July 2018|
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Response from Patrick F | Property representative |
Our dress code is “Business Casual”. No cut off shirts or hats. Thank you!!
Alice S
10 July 2017|
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Response from Patrick F | 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
18 February 2016|
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Response from A S | 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
USD 15 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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