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Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar, Salt Lake City, UT

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

4.6
4.6
1079 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar is Salt Lake City’s go-to spot for fresh, modern Italian cuisine. Executive Chef Paul Cafaro has created an amazing menu with tastes of Italy and a contemporary take on a traditional cuisine.

Located a few minutes walk from the heart of downtown, we are perfect for dining before shows and concerts and even U of U football games. And, with private dining space we can host private parties ranging from 10-100.

For casual dining or celebrations in your life, please come in and enjoy the gifts of good food and good wine with your family and friends.

Tables for parties less than five will be reserved for a maximum of two hours, please let us know in advance if you would prefer additional dining time and we can accommodate your request.

Mangia Bene!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (801) 746-4441

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Paul Cafaro

  • Private party facilities

    Entertain your guests with great contemporary Italian cuisine in a dramatic setting. Stanza offers 2 private and semi-private dining spaces for groups anywhere from 10-150. Call for more information today!

  • Private party contact

    Kayla LeBlanc: (801) 746-4441

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    500 East and 300 South

  • Parking details

    There is private parking on the premises as well as extra spots on 3rd South.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. HH

    HeatherH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience from reservation, to being sat, our waiter and the food was on point :). Hope to come again soon.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The service was mediocre and the food was not worth the money. I mentioned in the reservation that this was a special occasion birthday, and there was never any acknowledgement by the restaurant. Overall, it was an underwhelming experience.
  3. JZ

    JenZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and wine were delicious and service was great. Indoors was rather loud but the outdoor seating area had nicer ambience and luckily it was nice enough weather to enjoy dining outside. Would definitely eat here again.
  4. JB

    JimB

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. The atmosphere was inviting. The Star was the food. Best lasagna I have ever had!! The Salmon fresh and perfectly cooked!!
  5. RW

    RickW

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! We ate outdoors and it was perfect. The food was fantastic. The service was spot on. I can't think of anything that could've made the experience any better.
  6. AF

    AvenuesFoodie

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as always. Low noise level. Tables not crowded. Excellent wine menu
  7. JW

    JessicaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    I had high expectations but was sorely let down. I had wine, olive marinate, brie/prosciutto polenta, waygu steak...my friend had the cioppino. I love olives and I barely made it through two olives before asking the dish to be cleared. The polenta was okay, not the best combination of flavors but not inedible. My steak was good but just good. The cioppino had by my friend was a 2 out of 10. It lacked flavor, had lots of mediocre pasta as a filler, the fish was overcooked and the dish seemed as if you could replicate it easily with the ingredients of an empty pantry at home. I don't think we will be repeat customers ar Stanza.
  8. b

    bradleyk

    Salt Lake City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service (Joshua). Imaginative cocktails and outstanding food. Especially enjoyed the Bianco Negroni and the gnocchi
  9. JV

    JeremyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Stanza, not just for the food and ambience but the staff and management are amazing. General Manager Michael took amazing care of us, as did Abby. Thank you for helping make my special occasion EXTRA special!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect as usual. This is mine and my husbands go to restaurant for date night and it never disappoints.
  11. SM

    ShawnM

    Salt Lake City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! One of our favorite spots!
  12. SK

    StevenK

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The mushroom Rigatoni was amazing!! And vegan!! Delicious. The arugula salad was great too. And to top it off the sorbets, homemade blackberry was just delicious! We’ll be back next time we are in town.
  13. A

    Allegrov

    Salt Lake City

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently meeting and exceeding expectations, Stanza remains a favorite to bring to our out-of-town guests. Great service from Tanner and delicious pastas!
  14. M

    Maritza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food! awesome atmosphere! I will come back , I will recommend!
  15. r

    ryanj

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiting staff was great. We had 3 courses and they were timed perfectly. Never had an empty glass. The food was awesome. The manager even came over to wish us a happy anniversary. The whole experience couldn't have been better.
  16. GR

    GreggR

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Unfortunately the quality of food has been considerably lowered and the prices have increased! I have been a frequent dinner at Stanza since it opened, but I will not be returning anytime soon. So sad to see an excellent restaurant in a great location go down hill so fast.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service overall food was delicious duck breast was overcooked
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were visiting SLC from out of town and picked Stanza based on favorable reviews on Open Table, and we were not disappointed. Delicious fresh food and impeccable service. Our server was very knowledgeable and did not rush us, but rather kept the flow at just the right pace.
  19. G

    Gartisan

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    We were seated near the hostess table/kitchen, and there was someone else seated outside our window despite there being many open tables. This made for a diminished experience, since we could not enjoy the beauty of the restaurant, not nature outside the window. There was always someone near our table, providing little to no privacy or ambiance. It was unfortunate.
  20. BF

    BeerFoodie

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful evening, great food, exceptional staff, a perfect place, best meal in a long time!
  21. RT

    RonT

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food paired with outstanding service! Grazie!
  22. M

    Matt

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Micheal was our server and was amazing.
  23. S

    Sassysandy

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was good, but not great. We were there early and appetizers we ordered weren’t hot. Great service and beautiful restaurant.
  24. DB

    DebuseB

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The quality of the food was very good as well as service. For the price of large plates, the portions could have been larger. Nice restaurant.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service were excellent 👌🏽
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoy coming to Stanza. Food and service is great.
  27. T

    Toby

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've eaten here several times and never been disappointed. The only new wrinkle this visit was some difficulty finding a close parking space.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Really enjoyed food, service, and accommodations! I will definitely be back!
  29. AT

    AndresT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t remember his name our waiter but he has a deep voice with a accent marcio I think not important what is important is him he gave me and my wife our first time experience a charm I believe it was him that made our anniversary a great night thanks you so much man and if you see or hear about this feedback just give ppl a heads up about the duck breast fat hahaha nothing wrong he will understand me tho inside joke
  30. CL

    ChristyLee

    Salt Lake City

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Joshua was fantastic and provided us a wonderful dining experience! I gave 4 stars because the Cacio e Pepe was very salty and the Carbonara needed more parmesan cheese and a little less meat. We did love the burrata appetizer though.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Came to celebrate a birthday. Excellent food, cocktails, and very good service (plus a FREE desert) for a reasonable price. 10/10 will come back.
  32. BF

    BobbyF

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exploring a new restaurant is so much fun and this was no exception. The staff was so friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious. We will be back!
  33. MP

    MitchellP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, our server was great as well. My wife and I ordered different seafood and pastas and they were both excellent! The wine list was a little limited, but good, prices were a tad steep, but not crazy. About $50 a person without drinks.
  34. CK

    CandiceK

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. One of my go to’s for good Italian. I always get the Arancini to start. It’s amazing.
  35. HE

    HEWbie

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This is one of our fave places to dine. My regards to the staff and the chef.
  36. P

    Professor95

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently very good food and service. I'm always surprised they are not more crowded, but happy to be able to almost always get a tabel.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Liked this place! Food was good, but a little overpriced. Atmosphere was excellent with a nice patio
  38. JP

    JohnP

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Fantastic service with a waiter that took his time to explain the menu. Loved being outside. Noise level low, you could actually carry on a conversation! Would recommend family and friends.
  39. CC

    CarolC

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a spectacular experience. So many excellent choice to select from. It’s now “our” place to go.
  40. TM

    TerriM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early and sat at the bar. Javier was the Bartender and his counterpart (sorry don't remember his name), we had a great time visiting, laughing and joking. Made great suggestions on wine. Marico was our waiter for dinner. He was great, helped us decide on fabulous dishes. Marico was just as entertaining, great deep voice. Would highly recommend.

FAQs

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 746-4441.

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1079 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

454 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    500 East and 300 South

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is private parking on the premises as well as extra spots on 3rd South.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Paul Cafaro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (801) 746-4441

  • Private party facilities

    Entertain your guests with great contemporary Italian cuisine in a dramatic setting. Stanza offers 2 private and semi-private dining spaces for groups anywhere from 10-150. Call for more information today!

  • Private party contact

    Kayla LeBlanc: (801) 746-4441

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