Reviews of Sardella's Italian Restaurant (Catering)

30 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840

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donna colletti

No matter what time of year we visit Sardella's, the food is always consistently good. We love the atmosphere. The staff is professional and welcoming.

Mario Petrella - Singer / Musician

Always great tasty selections

Paul Begemann

Very nice Italian restaurant. Both of our entrees (lobster ravioli and pasta with chicken, mushrooms and Gorgonzola sauce) were excellent. The ambiance was nice, the place is not huge but had a nice bustling kind of vibe with an open plan with the bar area on one side and the dining room subdivided by a half wall on the other, with a fireplace. Beware the question sparkling or still water and ask for tap unless you want the $7.00 bottle of still spring water (I guess I am naive). Recommended. The desserts looked awesome but no room. Prices seemed in line for the area. Street parking seems generally available.

Nir Melamoud

ok for nothing more, ribs, lobster soup, mashpotato

Bradley Mills

Food was okay but service was poor. Honestly Mama Luisa's is better for Italian.

Debbie Waller

My husband and I went there with our dog after being turned away from another place who were listed as pet friendly but were no longer allowing dogs. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The wait staff very friendly and efficient--even bringing water over for our dog and adding a meatball to our order for him. We started with an order of garlic bread and escargot. The escargot was amazing with a sauce of garlic, gorgonzola cheese, fresh herbs and cognac. And the bread was very garlicky. We then split an order of linguine and clams with garlic green beans. The linguine was so so (It had onions which I didn't care for) but everything else overcompensated for it. We will definitely stop here again on our next trip here.

Bridget Moore

We always have great food and service here and we've never had a long wait

Ashley Brede

BEST place in Newport for a rehearsal dinner! The food, service, menu, atmosphere, and location are all perfect! Parking was easy and very accessible even for our older guests. Staff leading up to the event was also superb. Would definitely recommend hosting events here!!

Edward Miller

Excellent.Always stop here when I am in Newport.Food and service the best.

Bill Pendergast

Good pizza

Phil Cogan

Great meal... Nice outside seating in enclosed, heated patio enabled our dog to join us.

David Morey

Delicious food, a great martini and wonderful service

josie fonseca

Very nice

Anthony Maccarone

Bolognese was alright and can't complain about the service. For the quality the price is a bit high, but it's Newport.

Michelle Klassner

Everytime... so good

Danielle Pernell-Scanlon

Service was great food was good.

Marlene Rodrick

Worst experience. Arrived exactly on time for our reservation. Found ourselves 15th in line. When we questioned when we would be seated we were told a group of 15 just walked in and it would be 5 min. 45 minutes later we were finally seated. This is not a quality italian restaurant. No candles. No table cloths. No cloth napkins. Once seated we waited more than half hour to order without a server. We had to ask for bread When it arrived, Nothing with it. Just plain bread. No butte, oil ,Parma, etc or anything. Atmosphere was not good at all. Stuck us in back room like a cafeteria. Food was mediocre at best. Chicken parmigiana was thick but mushy and watery. My fiance's bolonais was only eaten for 4 bites. We chose this restaurant because of its many great reviews. Beware!!!! Its not a place you will like. Please take this review seriously. I'm not one to write negatives reviews lightly. Thank you.


Good but pricey

Johnny V

An All Around Excellent Experience. Had a Wonderful Time

Ryan Malloy

Excellent pasta dishes. I had the lobster risotto in a cream sauce that was amazing.

Diane Germani

Love their new pizza menu!

Kathy Bruneau

Very nice restaurant, food was delicious, had the veal parmigiana and it was the real deal(hard to find!), very good!!! Homemade bread was excellent, service was very good as well. All of the staff was friendly and very attentive. Will definitely go again!

Mike Cap

The service and atmosphere was very good and the food was good. I cannot say that the food was over the top but it was good for that level of restaurant. It is worth checking out if you are in Newport Rhode Island.

Ida Zecco

Good Italian food with very nice ambiance. Recommended for wedding parties, birthdays and other celebrations. Terrific service. One of the best bars and bar service in RI. Richard Sardella, owner, is all about his patrons! Wonderful man and his restaurant reflects that.

Maureen Cusanelli

Great food & service. Also jazz on certain nights.

Carl Palmisciano

Very nice Italian restaurant atmosphere out of this world service and staff members great place very well kept nice and clean including bathrooms highly recommended top of the line. Little pricey but well done

Frederick Andrew

Classic. Great service. From the martini through the bread sticks and the linguini putanesca to the coffee the flavors were remarkable. Atmosphere exactly as you'd expect. Classic. I've been coming to Newport for over thirty years. Why did I wait so long to try Sardella's?

Tina Smith

Excellent pasta and the kids loved the wood fired pizza!

Barbara Corkin

Ambiance was pleasant. However the pasta was over cooked and mushy. My chicken dish was over done with garlic. Will not return

John Burke

Great family feel. The staff is on point, the food is good and the portions are big.

Ian McIlwraith

Absolutely wonderful Italian restaurant in the Newport area. Delicious food and the wait staff was very kind. Can get a little pricy but it's worth it once in awhile!

Bob Grinder

Great food and service

Josh Dube

The staff was very friendly and accommodating, we sat in a booth in the barroom. The atmosphere was very cheerful and the dinner for two with a bottle of wine we selected was a great bargain. The steamed mussels were tremendous!

paul degiovanni

Always a wonderful experience, fantastic staff, delicious food and great fireplace.

Zen Brown

The authentic wood-fired pizza oven is amazing. Truly a classic plays and also family run. You can tell.

Tom Childers

Nice find on a snowy Friday Newport night. Got there for the start of the dinner service. What better way to start than two Tiramisu Martinis delicious. Food was spectacular. Service was great and the fireplace made the night complete.

Caroline McAllister notch restaurant, from appetizers to dessert. I can not wait to come back even if it's 2 hours away from my house. I got the veal chop....mouthwatering, my husband got shrimp wrapped in prosciutto with a pesto sauce & my son got chicken parm just like home!!!!! Service was great also

TWebb family

Loved the atmosphere! The pasta dishes were amazing. We had the best service and the best waitress! Ruby. You rocked! Thank u for taking great care of us!! Would definitely come back here!

Glenn Duda

Great service. The portions were perfect. The dishes were spot on Italian. Nice ambiance, bordering on romantic.

Ed Rumley

Really nice food but when we walked in, a waitress was having an argument with a manager. She walked past us and called him a "jackass". It felt like we were having dinner at a friends house but you felt uncomfortable the entire time knowing they're having a domestic!

Jonathon Ferrara

Service was ok. Food was average


Excellent Italian food and service. Enjoyed

Carolyn Gizzi

Love the food and atmosphere

Michael McKeever

Great food! Can't beat the early week specials.

Jim Canderozzi

Had pizza and drinks. Strong drinks good pizza

Andrew Nierenberg

Terrific dinner tonight after a very long day touring the Newport cottages. Servers were very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. Very large portions. I had chicken sorrento & my girlfriend had the manicotti. Leftovers of both going home with us. Ambiance was very good. Dining outside or inside with the door walls open.

Melissa O

Every summer I can't wait to come back to Newport, just to go to Sardella's for their eggplant parmigiana! Better than Italy itself. Atmosphere and service is great also.

Sean McKenna

Service was excellent the place was busy and loud. The food was “meh”. I ordered the chicken marsala I do not recommend it

Shraddha Shete

Yummy Food..

Mary Flynt

Historic restaurant with great food and service. Kitchen was a little slow but overall a great dining experience.

Michael Madden

Everything we ate was one of the best dishes we have ever had. The service was good, not rushed. The restaurant was packed with a long line of people outside, we didn't have a reservation, but the Manager moved everyone through with only a 20 minute wait.

Diane Rosen

Food was so-so. Service was very good & the live jazz music provided a nice atmosphere. Restaurant was very loud. They need sound absorbing material.


Good food and great atmosphere for those cold winter nights.

Ron Schnaper

I visited Sardella's Italian Restaurant for a wedding rehearsal dinner. I had my elderly father with me and the room was on the second floor up a very dark stairway. On a positive note, there was a single unisex bathroom right near our table. The artisan bread was very crusty and chewy good. The 3 main courses were served plated family style on towers and were good. Service was awesome. The bar was good. I found on-street parking directly in rear of the restaurant.

Patrick OBrien

Tasty Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere. Meatballs were amazing and dint forget to get a canoli plate before you leave!


Horrible, over priced and tasteless , never going back there.

jose hechavarria

Really good food and music. Service was great !

Sarah Jones

Great atmosphere and delicious gluten free pasta. My husband and I have been coming to Sardellas for a few years every time we come to Newport after Christmas. Make sure you call for a reservation!


Great food, atmosphere and staff. A definate visit for great Italian cusine.

Margaret McNamara

Great food at a great price! Wonderful ambiance and friendly staff.

David Antedomenico

Good food, great prices! Had the early week special!

Erika Hall

Nice food; cozy atmosphere, especially by the fire.

Crystal Vejar

Great service and good food, drinks were ok. Mojito was overpriced for what it was and it was not very good. The veal parmesan was amazing and a huge portion. The prosciutto raviolis we had were good but the sauce could have been more flavorful and the portion a little larger to fit in with the rest of the dishes. Over all great atmosphere and fun place for dinner!

Belinda Clackler


Gabriel Kinney

Good food and decent prices compared to most of the Newport area.

Amy Davis

Food was amazing, portion size was good, service was excellent!!!

Toni Lewallen

Fabulous food and staff! Don't miss it!

Joseph Topham

Their pizza was great! I also really liked their dessert, chocolate decadent cake. Yummy!! They have fantastic pasta and out of this world lemonade. Signed, Josie T

Anne C

Food was very good! Mussels and bolognese pasta were excellent! Service ok but good makes up for any shortcomings. Ask for parking validation.

Alberto Escobar

Very nice restaurant. I will go back again.

Zack Rogge

Sitting here now, and this place was absolutely fantastic! Lauren was one of the best waitresses we have had in a while, smiling, friendly, and on top of things! Food was incredible, had a little bit of everything, and nothing disappointed! Thanks for being awesome, and we will be back!

Robert Acquisto

Good food good atmosphere

Derek Mahin

Great food. Amazing atmosphere next to wood burning fireplace. Made for a great winter night

Rick Hopkins

Good food.. Good service.. A little pricey for its caliber

Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor

Very good food and okay service.

Ron Baker

This is not a chain restaurant. Sardella's is a true Italian restaurant with old fashioned ways still ingrained. The food and services was excellent.

Sandeep Pathak

Decent Italian restaurants. Average food.

Lori Virgadamo

I've had excellent meals at private parties here. But other meals have been ok. Just had dinner tonight for 80's pricing. Get what you pay for, but was expecting more. Disappointed. :(

Al Seeman

Fantastic service and the swordfish, calamari, and marinara sauce were incredible!

Jennifer Collins

We scheduled an early dinner and thank is a popular place! And for good reason, the food is very very good! The service is attentive and if you like a lively atmosphere, Sardella's is for you! Some delightful engaging locals inhabit the bar area for the cocktail hour. Eating at the bar is permitted, even encouraged. We recommend you try Sardella's during a visit to Newport!!

Anna Liik

Italian restaurant. Food was good and service was fast.... actually too fast.

Jim Copeland

Food is always fantastic, lobster ravioli is the best. Service exceptional, the only thing preventing a 5 is needed flashlight to see the menu/wine list. I never give 5s

Heidi Howard

Delicious authentic Italian food. Snuggly comfortable environment. Good wine list. Great service.

Megan Dosouto

Great food and love their Thursdays in April special where they celebrate their anniversary by bringing back the original menu.

Linda Simons

Wonderful atmosphere, excellent food. If I lived here, I would be a regular customer.

Paul Maca

Outstanding service and great food.

mark diterlizzi

The pizza was good, could use a little more sauce but $17 for a pizza that left us looking for more to eat.

Todd Smith

Went with our puppy. The food was great. The service people were outstanding. A great place to go for anyone especially if you have your dog with you. We happen to have our 12 week old Weimaraner puppy with us and it was a “god send” to be able to have a good meal in a great atmosphere, outside on the patio and have our puppy so welcomed. The staff was exceptional in making us and all the guests welcome. Several of the wait staff and bus staff came over to say hi to us and our pup. It was just a good experience. Waitress was great too

Veronica Croucher

Wonderful food and fantastic wait staff! Always enjoy dining here! It never disappoints!

Greg G

Didn't actually eat here since the hostess wouldn't even write our name down after we asked how long the wait was for a table.

Stacey L

Sardella's is our favorite restaurant in Newport. The atmosphere is simply amazing... the fireplace is really quite nice. The food is superb! I also love the furry friendliness outside.

Dan Smilth

As awesome as always!! Been going there for over 30 years!

Lucie L.

Made a reservation in advance to ensure we would have a place to dine Labor Day weekend. Arrived on time and we were greeted by a dismissive tall blonde hostess who sent us to another host station. We were seated in a back room with very very loud groups. We ordered entrees and appetizers as soon as we sat down because we were hungry. We received one appetizer on time and then proceeded to wait an hour for the rest of the meal. It never came. The waitress was apologetic but on our way out (without eating dinner) the blonde hostess made a snarky rude remark about it being labor day - as if we should expect NOT to eat even though we had a reservation!!! RUDE RUDE RUDE. Fire this lady. She's a liability. We'll never be back and we will tell all our friends not to eat there. Ever. There are so many better choices to dine in Newport.

Lee Loewenstein

Good food, good service, nice atmosphere.

Andrew Gargano

Good food and drinks, reasonable prices, good service


Had the true pleasure of exploring the new pizza restaurant...the staff, The ambiance and menu creations were FABULOUS and deserving of the Sardella's reputation. A wonderful casual restaurant.

Shane Watts

Great service, very quick service, and great food...

Siggy Nichols

I have had the swordfish here, the butter sauce is perfectly seasoned to highlight the taste of the fish. Wonderful wine selection, charming courtyard, warm interior room.

Sawyer Nelson

Great, as always. Good service from Matt!!

Terri Giviens

Chicken Marsala was scrumptious and Mike Renzi playing piano was excellent!

Ben Fels

Great service and food reasonable prices

Lindsey G

Attention. They charged more than the receipt. The credit card reported me I got charged more than 22% (a larger number than I wrote) from a meal. The food was ok, not yummy but with long wait. Service was good, I mean good attitude with long wait.

Karol Brzozowski

I love sardelllas and you certainly can’t beat their specials. However if you have a gluten free pasta as I did they charge you a outrageous 5.00 extra! It’s not like I have a choice people, the waiter looked at me like I should change my mind. I happen to be GF DF and egg free. It makes eating out very hard sometimes. I know I am not alone. I can purchase a entire box of high quality gluten free pasta for less then this. Bottom line.... not a very happy customer, but will reluctently return as my family likes it here. Hopefully they read this and make some adjustments.

Robert Prisco

Food ok. Service was terrible

Marc Roidt

Great atmosphere great service average food

Joe Frazier

We enjoyed the atmosphere and the company. We sat at the bar and though this was our second time there we were next to the same couple and had fun talking with them. I had one of the best meals as well. I'd return when I'm back in Newport. :)

Denise Sabilia

2 for 1 special brought us there. Nice outside dining space, interior dining was incredibly loud. Mussels were overdone and dry. Chicken parm was eehh.

james ohair

We have been coming to this restaurant for over 20 years. The food has changed very little and the atmosphere continues to be comfortable. We truly have not had one mediocre dish since we've been coming. That says something about the longevity of this Newport gem.

sherry russell

This is a charming restaurant. Beautiful outdoor patio and the interior is cozy. This used tb our favorite go to for pasta seafood style dishes. Its good, just not great. It seems the menu has less variety than in the past. Pizza choices abundant. Gluten free entree options seemed meager. Gluten free pasta on menu, no gf pizza. Prior visits, dietary needs cb accommodated on number of dishes and server would just confirm w kitchen. Last visit only 3 or 4 gf options. One of our guests ordered the lobster ravioli. Another a pizza. Both were good. My gf pasta w clams in a white wine sauce was disappointing. Clams were not tender and the dish lacked flavor. Caprese salad at start of meal good, not quite same quality as before.

Leslie Vandroff

Delicious lobsta ravioli and dessert tray....

Darcy Chloe

I love, love, love their pizza! The ambience here is perfect for a lazy day or a get together with friends. But, don't forget to grab some pizza to take home; it is better heated up the next day!

Alan A

I really liked this restaurant. They have a large outdoor seating area and an even larger indoor area. Typical Italian food with veal parm etc. prices are in the mid $20s. But they do have other items. The salmon was excellent. When I was there, they also had a rib veal chop for $34. Also excellent. My only complaint is that their meals only include a starch - mashed potatoes. If you want a vegetable (healthier), there is an up charge.

Bakhtiyar Karimov

Hidden gem. Great atmosphere, just off Bellevue Ave. Very good food. You just can't miss dinner for two offer: just $19 Mon thru Wednesday plus you can add a bottle of wine for just $13.

Trish Hall

Excellent food and customer service!

Alec Voccola

Ok.. give me CT and By Italian

Sarah Gomes

Cute place but the food was average and not worth the price I paid. The rissoto and marsala needed to have the wine cooked off some more and for the chicken to get a bit more color before tossed in the sauce. I just expected more for what I paid.

Nick Baldassara

Excellent service

Keith Basile

Nice veal parm, good canolis

Michael Smith

Great food and great service, as always. Sardella's dinner for two special (Mon-Wed) is the best value in Newport. Two entrees and a bottle of wine for 30 bucks, you can't beat that! Also, despite having no reservation and it being quite busy, we were seated within minutes on our last visit.

Michelle Esile

This Newport staple has an open air feel and the option for pizza or a full meal. The pizza is better than most of what Newport has to offer and the bar is lively with plenty of people to chat with. Mon-Wed there is a super cheap dinner special that offers many options. Definitely a place to check out!

Raghu Krish

Really bad, waitress took the plate just like that. Long wait time, for a overrated restaurant. Their calzone is such a joke. Check your receipt, they added two extra plates, when asked about it , the manager was rude and shouted it’s not intentional. Bad service Average food for a higher price Scam, Disrespectful

Jamie C

Average at best. Waitstaff couldn’t be found to ask for refills. Portions were extremely small. Much better options available in Newport

Nicholas Miller

Awesome spot in Newport! My wife and I will definitely be back!

gabby velez

Omg. Just wow. Authentic amazing Italian. The food is just wow. The atmosphere is just wow the service is great. Just wow. There is a patio area that is connected to the main dining area so if it rains your okay but has giant spaces where a window would be. So nice fresh air. Had those gaint metal heaters. A beautiful coach area for some tea with your ladies. A beautiful family dining room and a bar area. Just beautiful. Can go with your family and bring kids. Or just with you friends but can also just go with a nice date night. The food again is just amazing. They also have gluten free pasta if you can't have gluten. The place is just spectacular.

Jeanette Marulli

Great food. Nice atmosphere.


Good Italian food.. a bit noisey though!

Judith Carroll

As always, service is friendly and efficient! Love the shrimp facaccia and love the eggplant parm!! My favorite!!!!

Amy Tuppakaka

Excellent food and service

patricia v.

Boring bolognese. Very little meat. Very little flavor.

Chris Barlow

The new redesign adds Neopolitan pizza to their already great food! Better than the pizza we had in Naples!

Dennis Payne

Food was great. We had a big party and they didn't miss a beat. Our waitress was very knowledgeable on all of the dishes and how they were prepared.

Hans Knuijt

This is our favorite deli in the area because the meatball subs for $6.50 are large enough for two people and delicious. Also can get a large bag of flavored potatoe chips for $2. Can get busy during lunch (about a 10 min. wait in line), but it is interesting to watch the interaction between the staff and customers during the wait.

jesse centamore

Great food, good prices, and comfortable atmosphere

Marie Kenney

Great early bird special food very good charming location great spot to take family and friends


Great classic Italian food. Don’t fill up with bread. You’ll need room for your meal. And, you’ll want to wipe your plate with the bread. Our only complaint is that we ate way too much.

Christine Haverington

Wonderful waitstaff, nice atmosphere, so-so pizza.


New pizza place was great

Tim Cassidy

Good but pricey.

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