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

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

4.7
4.7
1028 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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Booked 24 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Olive Marinate$8.00

    fennel, cinnamon, roasted herbs, red chili

    • Stonefruit Burrata$16.00

      frisée, smoked heirloom tomato, prosciutto, crispy farro, cherry balsamic vinaigrette, whole grain crackers

      • Mascarpone Polenta$13.00

        brie, chestnut honey, crispy prosciutto, pear, pecan praline crumble, sage

        • Arancini$12.00

          house made Italian sausage, mozzarella, Arborio rice, pecorino, pesto, basil

          Salads / Soups

          • Arugula$10.00

            shaved kohlrabi & fennel, blueberry, pomegranate, shaved parmesan, pistachio, tarragon prosecco vinaigrette

            • Caesar$11.00

              romaine hearts, classic dressing, parmesan, olive oil crouton

              • Spring$12.00

                strawberry, blood orange, mixed spring greens, feta, hearts of palm, red onion, candied almond, raspberry citrus vinaigrette

                • Beet$12.00

                  seasonal beets, arugula, toasted pistachio, goat cheese, honey-Dijon vinaigrette

                  • Grilled Salmon$18.00

                    frisée, arugula, dried cranberry, citrus segments, blackberries, strawberry champagne vinaigrette

                    • Steak$15.00

                      arugula, red onion, cherry tomato, blackberry, mushrooms, shaved parmesan, grilled lemon vinaigrette

                      • Tomato Basil Bisque$8.00

                        parmesan, croutons, chives

                        Salad - Additions

                        add to any salad

                        • Chicken$7.00

                          • Salmon$9.00

                            • Steak$10.00

                              Pasta

                              • Stanza Lasagna$24.00

                                whole milk mozzarella and ricotta, mushroom, cherry tomato

                                • Bucatini Cacio e Pepe Mollusco$32.00

                                  clams, mussels, pecorino, pink peppercorn, tarragon, leek, garlic, chive, citrus zest

                                  • Rigatoni alla Bolognese$28.00

                                    pork, beef, and prosciutto ragu, parmesan

                                    • Yukon Gold & Chive Gnocchi$28.00

                                      candied Duroc bacon, fava beans, baby heirloom tomato, asparagus, spring onion, wild mushrooms, mascarpone pea purée, mint, lemon zest, radish

                                      • Bucatini alla Carbonara$28.00

                                        pancetta and onions, peas, black pepper, quail egg

                                        • Rigatoni Fra Diavolo$26.00

                                          picy pomodoro sauce, heirloom tomato, pecorino

                                          Pasta - Additions

                                          add to any pasta

                                          • Sausage$6.00

                                            • Meatball$5.00

                                              • Shrimp$8.00

                                                • Salmon$9.00

                                                  • Clams$8.00

                                                    • Mussels$8.00

                                                      • Lobster Tail$25.00

                                                        Sandwiches

                                                        • Salmon BLT$15.00

                                                          grilled salmon, Applewood bacon, lettuce, heirloom tomato, dill aioli, sourdough

                                                          • Grilled Vegetable$14.00

                                                            rosemary & olive oil focaccia bread, grilled summer vegetables, smoked provolone pimento-herb aioli

                                                            • The Piedmontese$16.00

                                                              thinly sliced Piedmontese beef, fontina-pecorino cheese, sautéed mushrooms, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions

                                                              • Chicken$15.00

                                                                lemon-rosemary chicken, Applewood bacon, whole milk mozzarella, heirloom tomato, frisee, basil-pesto aioli

                                                                Last updated: April 18, 2022

                                                                What 1,028 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                4.7
                                                                4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                • 4.7Food
                                                                • 4.7Service
                                                                • 4.6Ambience
                                                                • 4.3Value

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                                                                  Solvang

                                                                  Palm Springs

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Dined today

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Wife’s birthday

                                                                2. NY

                                                                  NYtransplant

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Everything amazing Vegan menu so great and appreciated.

                                                                3. C

                                                                  Cheddar

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  It's always nice to be warmly greeted at a fine restaurant upon entering. It's even better when the staff remembers you from the last time you were there 4 months earlier. True, we had our wedding at Stanza on Christmas Eve, so the event was not the usual dinner, but still, it's nice that the staff remembered us.

                                                                4. AK

                                                                  AngieK

                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The beet salad was delicious!! . The menu is small and the main courses are pretty expensive $30-$50. But the service was incredible. They were quick to fill our empty Diet Cokes.

                                                                5. V

                                                                  Veghoundslc

                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                  Delicious food. Very pleasant server. Did get the wrong wine and a split check was not accurate.

                                                                6. JV

                                                                  JoshV

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We had an amazing dining experience at Stanza! Mother's Day brunch was delicious and comes highly recommended!

                                                                7. BH

                                                                  BlakeH

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Superb cuisine with outstanding service. A most pleasant experience.

                                                                8. LG

                                                                  LauraG

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Mother’s Day brunch was lovely. Good good, great service.

                                                                9. KA

                                                                  KASLC

                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  2.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall2food1service2ambience5

                                                                  Summary : Nice place, good vibe, great wines but expensive and not so-good food. Came two times. Won’t come back again. Pro: the place, ambiance, lights, very good wine you can have by half the glass, full glass, bottle which is great to try several different wines. The frito misto (starter) is well served and tasty Con: service. I asked olive oil to wait for our appetizers when we get sited, got it during the main dish. Asked for salt because lack of taste of our pastas, got it 10 mins later when I asked a second time. Waitress never asked us how the food is. Bad experience. Food : couldn’t feel the fish in the expensive 40$ pasta. Only garlic and butter. Same with the bolognese pasta: lot of meat but we could only feel the green condiments, no meat taste at all. Thankfully I took a side of meatball which was really tasty. Finally : passion fruit pana cotta. Very good pana cotta but the passion fruit coulis was super super sour and had absolutely no taste of passion fruit. To summarize : service was bad, food was bad, portion are generous, wine are excellent and ambiance was great. Pros don’t compensate cons. For the price go somewhere else…

                                                                10. RS

                                                                  RichardS

                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Nice and Service was Great.

                                                                11. BJ

                                                                  BakJustin

                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great food and their pasta's are on point! Upscale fancy restaurants with reasonable prices. Will definitely be returning.

                                                                12. JK

                                                                  JoryK

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great food and great service. Always pleasantly surprised.

                                                                13. l

                                                                  lu2dine

                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  104 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  104 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                  Very expensive...very "meaty". Starter and a salad was way too much food. Better information re plates might have helped.

                                                                14. LL

                                                                  LuvLeesburg

                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Perfect Italian dinner after a week hiking in Southern Utah. Our meal, server and neighbors were great!

                                                                15. WL

                                                                  WesL

                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Bolognese was exactly what it should be. Stick with Italian dishes; duck was underwhelming. It seems most restaurants in SLC are dealing with staffing issues but this was barely noticeable here.

                                                                16. NT

                                                                  NancyT

                                                                  London

                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We have been here twice now. The restaurant is beautiful. We love the parking in the back. The food is fresh, prepared right and the service was friendly and prompt. The cocktail I ordered was delicious. We will be back.

                                                                17. HS

                                                                  HarrisS

                                                                  London

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                  overall2food4service4ambience3

                                                                  We had reserved a table on the patio, because of the pandemic. However, they had decided not to use the patio...."because it is chilly." Well, we came wearing jackets and it was in the mid 60s anyway! This was a big bummer and the first time either of us contemplated eating indoors in Salt Lake City for two years. It was not good customer service at all.

                                                                18. JH

                                                                  JulioH

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Service was great, food was great ! Such a nice place

                                                                19. D

                                                                  Doug

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  One of the best restaurants in slc. Clientele skews older and it’s not cheap. Ambiance is more classy/modern than hip.

                                                                20. DH

                                                                  DillonH

                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Food was amazing as always. And service was amazing, even with them being short staffed we didn't even notice. One of my favorite restaurants in SLC!

                                                                21. B

                                                                  Brian

                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                  Nice, a little noisy, lousy choice of whiskey, the wine list is questionable, good food.

                                                                22. DL

                                                                  DocLandry

                                                                  Houston

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Excellent food and exceptional service.

                                                                23. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Tahoe

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Attentive, friendly staff, cool vibes and great music. the food was great, wine list was well curated and we will be back

                                                                24. SJ

                                                                  SamanthaJG

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great management, food and atmosphere! Thank you!!

                                                                25. DL

                                                                  DavidL

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                  overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                                  Gosh dang I was really hoping to be wowed but the food was ok. Service was lacking and bathrooms need attention.

                                                                26. MB

                                                                  MarkB

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great food and great service. First time coming to this restaurant but will definitely return.

                                                                27. KP

                                                                  KarinP

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                  The food and wine selections were excellent. I highly recommend the wine and pairing experience.

                                                                28. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We love Stanza! Perfect for a date night. We love the plant based options and always feel well taken care of. Not to mention the delicious wine selection and cocktails!

                                                                29. AR

                                                                  AnnieRae

                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Food and service is excellent. Need a better wine list though with morwe choices.

                                                                30. n

                                                                  nat36

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Amazing atmosphere and food!

                                                                31. GA

                                                                  GAUG

                                                                  Guadalajara

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Such a great place, since design, food and service, just great

                                                                32. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                  Excellent night for my husband and I! Bartender was taking care of us with the nonalcoholic drinks for my hubby ! And our server was aware of my food restrictions! Thanks

                                                                33. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New England

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Love stanza! The food is always great!!

                                                                34. RS

                                                                  RoSu

                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We loved it! This is one of our favorite restaurants. Never disappoints!

                                                                35. GA

                                                                  GregA

                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Everything was good just not overwhelmingly good.

                                                                36. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Nothing to criticize - excellent meal, service, ambiance and overall value.

                                                                37. N

                                                                  Niszsien

                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                  I had a date reservation, they gave me my table really fast but my table was not set for 2 people,it was set for 4people, I had to help the waitress to clear the table so we won't have extra wine glasses and silverware. I am always willing to wait for 2 extra minutes so I can deliver the best experience my date with no interruption. this are some details that can make this establishment excel and deliver and outstanding service and an experience to remember, beside this, I will recommend this establishment to anyone.

                                                                38. DP

                                                                  DebP

                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                  overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                  We showed up and there was a big crowd and we were not able to be seated. Usually the host is very kind and apologetic, but in this case he definitely was not kind nor we he understanding that our reservation likely got mixed up.

                                                                39. JP

                                                                  JillyeatsPhilly

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  78 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  78 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Cool vibe. Food was great!

                                                                40. SA

                                                                  ScottA

                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The Fettuccine Gamberatti was on the spot. Best dish I've ever eaten. The lime cheesecake melted in your mouth. Definitely will get repeat business from me.Nice Job!

                                                                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 4.7 stars by 1028 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                Booked 24 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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