Sardella

4.7
607 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
An Italian-inspired Osteria and Wine Bar with handmade pastas, unique small plates, and progressive wine list featuring but not limited to natural wines and small producers.
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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Valentine's Day here. The food was AMAZING! We really like how it wasn't very large portion and that we had room for dessert.

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BE
St. Louis
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Started with fun drinks off the Sardella menu- great choices! Tempura appetizer was delicious! Braised short ribs and pasta ragu was amazing! Even saved room for dessert- a chocolate covered cake- yummy!!

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MW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Normally, we go to Sardella and it's great. Excellent food and great drinks. However, their portion size can be inconsistent. Went there a few weeks ago and got their chicken entree (it was excellent), and I could barely finish just over half the dish. Last night, went and had the monkfish, and the portion was more of one of their "small plate" portions, and actually had to order the tortelli after that to feel full keeping in mind I'm not a person that can usually take down too much in one sitting for dinner. Don't mind the wait (1 hour or so) once we put our order in to get our food assuming the food will be that good (and it usually is...), but leaving a restaurant hungry after eating an entree is a big pet peeve of mine. Be mindful of that when you go.

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SW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Many flavor surprises. The squash ravioli was vibrant and fresh. The braised short-rib had the beef flavor amped by a wonder jus. The deserts were perfectly executed. The service was very nice. This place cares about quality in everything. Try the “Thyme in a Bottle” cocktail. Savory, sweet, tart perfectly blended.

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RA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner for three on a cold wintery night, and it would have been worth driving through a blizzard to get there. The food was awesome, the service was great, and (surprisingly) the overall sound level was tolerable. The last time we were in that space, it was called Niche. This is a worthy replacement.

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food

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St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious. Right sized portions. Highly recommend, but sit on the booth side or you’re likely to stare at the blinking red traffic light. Really like this restaurant-we will be back.

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St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian Moxey is absolutely killing it. Food is deceptively simple. Hamachi Crudo and Braised Short Ribs were absolute highlights but the Roasted Chicken was also ridiculous. Kids had the burger which they sometimes have on Sunday nights (secret menu).

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We dine here often and have noticed that lately the service is lacking. For instance we ordered a second bottle of sparkling water toward the end of our meal and didn’t get it until after our dessert was served. Not a drink that has to be made or anything.l, just a bottle with a screw on lid took over 30 min. So we thought they had just forgotten it. When I mentioned to the waitress that we were essentially all finished and didn’t need the bottle she looked at me confused and left the bottle. The charged me the $8 for it.
The entrée was also very salty as they have been the last couple of times we have been here.

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SM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch and great atmosphere! Eggs Benedict Ravioli was divine, as was the butternut squash toast.

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H
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok, not as good as many meals with Gerard.

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L
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Surprised at how pricey it was, and how limited the menu is. But overall, food was good and service was terrific.

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sardella was my best friends favorite restaurant. She passed away this last August so we decided to get together to eat there for her birthday. They took such great care of us! Even let us bring in a cake. Their food was amazing as usual and the staff were excellent!

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SL
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We found the menu limited, but the food was fabulous and the service was outstanding. The noise level was so-so as it was hard to not hear adjacent conversations.

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HH
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food & excellent service!

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M
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and fantastically delicious food !! The only one disappointment was the espresso coffee ! With an Italian dish influenced restaurant the finish should be authentic and the espresso coffee fell very short . We will definitely go back to Sardella but will be skipping our after dinner espresso .

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TK
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was outstanding! The burger was so good and the desserts were great!

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JD
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The menu was a bit limited we thought, but we enjoyed the homemade pasta dishes, the bread was amazing, and the Mandarin Orange Sorbet was the perfect end. Our server was so helpful and even gave me two tastes of different wines to help me decide.

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S
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Clayton restaurant week

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TB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and very attentive service from Kelly at the bar

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SC
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere, will definitely be back!

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch, creative, fresh, fun. Perfect.

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LK
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

LOVED it. Although they sat my friend and I directly next to the only other table in the restaurant that was occupied-- and considering we were the only four people in the restaurant at that point it seemed like they could have afforded us a bit more privacy. But otherwise absolutely no complaints -- amazing food, amazing service, beautiful restaurant all around! :)

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D
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sardella is a solid restaurant - my braised short rib dish was superb. However my husband's order of ricotta cavatelli with pork ragu was a little on the dry side. Drink pours were decent sizes. I think it's too bad to have to pay for bread service, it seems a bit pretentious. The fois gras appetizer with crostini was fantastic. Overall I appreciate the creative efforts on the part of the kitchen and will return.

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EC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful New Year's Day brunch. Chef Moxey and his crew do an excellent job. Sardella is a yet another yummy spot to dine in the Niche Food Group world :)

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LB
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a New Year's Day brunch at Sardella. Great way to start off 2019!

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MB
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pre symphony dinner on nye. Have been several times and come back for the great drinks and food. Get the ravioli! Sorry can’t remember it’s name. And the dinner rolls are to die for!

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k
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Great service as well. We went around 11:30 AM on Saturday, thank goodness I made reservations. The place really filled up. They squeeze their juice in house which makes for super good screwdriver.

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OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

B Day celebration. Food, Drinks & Service were excellent.

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G
St. Louis
43 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is the least impressive of craft’s restaurants, and we have eaten at all of them. Our server was very helpful and tried to give us her best suggestions on the menu. The sweetbreads were cooked well but were covered in an usual heavy sauce/gravy that added nothing to our enjoyment. The chicken liver mousse was good as was the roasted chicken

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Beautiful interior and each dish was unique and exquisite!

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M
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed that the burger is only on Brunch menu now. I have gotten it fir dinner twice before.
It would be a cheaper entree!!

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j
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good, but our server seemed to have all the tables in the restaurant.

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SK
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my first time at Sardella and I had a wonderful experience! Our server, Scott, was kind, professional, and knowledgeable. Everything we ate was incredible, but the “fritto misto” was definitely a favorite. It was vibrant and loud inside, but noisy to the point that I couldn’t hear my own conversation! I will definitely be back!

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DP
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for Date Night, Service and Ambiance truly great. Quality of Fod Serving sizes / portions perfect. Don’t eat to many rolls-. Waitress Jessica hands down the best-

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ED
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were stellar. Tables are close together- patron right next to us was loud and quasi-drunk. We wished server or management had intervened to quiet him down.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday dinner

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MW
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service solid. Highly recommend the eggs benedict ravioli and butternut squash toast. The eggnog doughnut did not disappoint. Coffee - also solid.

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