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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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Arlington, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Goldens Bridge, New York
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

WOW!. This is a go to place for fabulous food, service and ambiance. Chef will accomodate a tweak of the menu as needed. Mussels, veal marsala were choices that did not disappoint!!

Thank school88
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

School88, Thank you for your review and recommendation. The head Chef and I are willing to make any tweaks to our menu if it satisfies our guests. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon Chef Jason More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Like Italian food? Seafood? Then you will love Sardella's. Great service & delicious food. We have been several times.

Thank kevinrU3607PW
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

KevinrU3607PW, Thank you for your repeat business over the years and for your recent review. We are wishing you all the best this New Year and hope to see you again soon. Richard Sardella Owner More 

Washington Township, New Jersey
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had a delicious dinner. I had chicken parm and my husband the lobster ravioli. The dessert and drinks were also great!!

Thank TAD_12
Sardellas, Owner at Sardella's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Tad_12, We want to thank you for leaving us your feedback following your experience at our restaurant. The fact that we could exceed your expectations and make your dinner enjoyable means a lot to us. We’re happy that we could lend to a memorable experience, and we are excited for the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. Chef... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited here with a very large business group of about 75 people in November. Pros: Family style option Great selection of food Stuffed talapia was amazing. Friendly staff Outdoor heaters for those wanting to go outside Cons: A bit too small to handle our crowd, it was snug

Thank Marie N

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