Sardina’s Is Closing.

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To all of our guests and friends, old and new:

Sardina’s Italian Bistro will offer its last dinner service on Saturday, May 15th. We will continue catering service and pre-ordered family pack dinners until fall, 2021.

For the past seventeen years, it has been a such a thrill not only to create my dishes and cook for you, but to get to know so many of you. Thank you so much for sharing some your evenings and celebrations with us and for sharing your stories of food and family with me—they have always been, and will remain, some of my happiest memories here.

The restaurant has had many amazing people work for us over the years. Thank you for your kindness and generosity with my staff. They have been an integral part of the spirit and longevity of the business.

As a working chef/owner, each dish I create is a reflection of my family, background and point of view. Everything I put in the kitchen pass-through—from the simplest pastas to my most fancy specials—say this is who I am. So for all your support of that for all these years, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Susan Marie Sardina
Chef/Owner, Sardina’s Italian Bistro

Our restaurant hours through May 15th will be Open for Dine In and Carry Out: Wednesday-Saturday at 5 PM
Please call 775-828-0105 to make reservations, or place your order for curb-side carry-out.

RGJ: Reno Restaurants Reopen After COVID-19

Susan Sardina was interviewed for a Reno Gazette Journal article about restaurants reopening after COVID-19. Here’s an excerpt:

Susan Sardina, who owns Sardina’s Italian Bistro in South Reno, another small restaurant, is pondering the numbers, too. Her 12 tables are now six.

“To reduce capacity by that much? I’m hopeful, but at this point, I’m not sure it’s sustainable,” said Sardina, who passed on Mother’s Day (“I’m just one woman, with a frying pan and a dream”), but who has been sustained by takeout during the shutdown.

“People typically come in here to dine,” she said. “Takeout was probably less than 5 percent of my business before. I was very worried. But people have been supporting us and referring us. I didn’t lay off a single employee.”

Read the full article at Reno Gazette Journal.

Food Delivery Service Notice

Notice to our great customers:

Sardina’s Italian Bistro does not have a relationship with any third-party food delivery service such as Uber Eats, Postmates, Grubhub, or DoorDash. Any menu or listing displayed at their website representing Sardina’s Italian Bistro are not authorized or approved by us, and may suggest incorrect offerings and pricing. We apologize for the frustration this may cause; as their listings are made without our permission and without any notice to us.

Please contact Sardina’s directly at 775-828-0105 if you have questions regarding our menu or carry-out service. As always, I thank you for your support of our little restaurant.


Susan Sardina

Sardina’s Bistro: Italian Food Near Me Reno NV

Sardina’s Bistro Italian Restaurant

Italian Food Near Me in Reno NV

Sardina’s Bistro brings home style Sicilian dinners to Italian restaurants in Reno, Nevada. Serving up delicious authentic Italian food with a Southern Italian influence since 2004, Susan Sardina uses locally sourced ingredients to deliver the best tasting Italian cuisine to the Reno area. Sardina’s Italian bistro restaurant menu features classic spaghetti, pasta, and ravioli plates, and much more!

Consider Sardina’s Bistro when you want food from a nearby Italian restaurant in Reno. In addition to diner service in our dining room, we also offer carry-out service for convenient take-home dinners. Please call ahead to book reservations, or place your dinner order: 775-828-0105.

Additionally, there are plenty of new 3rd-party services that offer Italian food delivery in Reno. If you would like Sardina’s Bistro to utilize services such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, or Postmates, please let us know!

Vino Noceto Wine Dinner with Winemaker Mr. Rusty Folena

Vino Noceto Wine Dinner with Winemaker Mr. Rusty Folena

Event Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 Time 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Please call for 775-828-0105 for event details.

Cost is $65/person, including tax. Gratuity Additional.

Includes coffee.  Other cocktails/beverages additional.

1st Course

Family style presentation of sausage and white bean arancini and grilled flatbread with Sicilian pesto and fresh ricotta.  Presented with Noceto Rosso Blend

2nd Course

Arugula salad with pears and candied pecans in a gorgonzola vinaigrette

Presented with Noceto Pinot Grigio

3rd Course

Family style pastas—our housemade ricotta gnocchi in a prosciutto cream and our traditional puttanesca sauce with tomato, capers, olives and anchovy.  Presented with Noceto Sangiovese Riserva

4th Course

Grilled wild game with a zinfandel-cranberry sauce and local veggies

Presented with Noceto Zinfandel, Original Grandpere Vineyard

5th Course

Mini lemon pistachio cannoli with drunken fruit.  Presented with Noceto Frivolo Moscato Blanco

Supporting Local Businesses

As a small local restaurant it is important for Sardina’s Italian Bistro to support local businesses such as Nevada farmers and suppliers whenever we can.  We are proud to use their products to create our menus and winelists.  Thank you to our suppliers who help us make our customers happy!


Sterling Farms, Reno                                                Spanish Springs Farm, Sparks
From the Earth Farm, Washoe Valley               Great Basin Food Co-op, Reno
Avanzino Farms, Reno                                             Lattin Farms, Fallon
Reno Egg                                                                         Encore Beverage
Sierra Meats & Seafood, Reno                                Barone Wine Importers