CANNELLA'S Restaurant Lounge
CANNELLA'S Restaurant Lounge

CANNELLA'S Restaurant Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cannellas.com/
  • Phone: (801) 355-8518
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thurday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from CANNELLA'S Restaurant Lounge
Established in 1978, Cannella’s was built on the love of food, family and friends. Joe and Missy created a charming tiny space where all the amazing meals Joe enjoyed as a child became the menu. Cannella’s has always been a place of warmth, integrity and great food served generously at affordable prices, thanks to the vision of its founder, Joe Cannella. With the addition of the bar and lounge in 2007, Cannella’s added a new dimension, bringing a nightly eclectic bar scene together with the warmth of the family business to create the freshest supper club in the city. We rock the best playlist in town, mix strong specialty cocktails and inspire everyone to have a good time. Cozy, comfortable and familiar, Cannella’s is the kind of place where you meet friends for life. Our staff, customers and quality food make it a rare dining experience that makes you look forward to your next visit.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
CANNELLA'S Restaurant Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)fit for foodies (20)romantic (15)special occasion (13)good for groups (9)notable wine list (9)great for lunch (5)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • A slice of NYC in SLC...
    Guzzieswife
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It's the only place for miles where you can get a Pimm's Cup...my favorite cocktail! Canela's is a gem, with a true Italian restaurant feel. The wine list is excellent!...just ask Snigg's for a recommend, and she'll tell you about the vineyard. The food and pizza's are excellent! Our favorite, for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great again!
    FoodG2
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went back last weekend for dinner. This is the test. Is it great the second time and having different dishes? Short answer: YES. I had the Chicken Carbonara with both chicken and Colosimo's sausage. Awesome! Fiance had the Madonna Pizza (ate the whole thing) the other couple had the Tortellini and Chicken Carbonara. We have vowed to go back until we have tried everything once which will be easy because everything on the menu sounds so appetizing. Service was very good. Wine list is small but good. Our new favorite Italian restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time...great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was my first time at Cannibals and it will not be my last. First the staff was friendly and courteous. Very nice atmosphere, clean and quiet. Our server was Adam who is as nice as he is cute. The wine list is excellent. We started with the garlic flatbread. So good. Dinner was Alberto ' meat lasagna. Among the best I ever had. Then we finished with the chocolate beat cake. The entire meal was so wonderful I can wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was not impressed. There are no parking arrangements, although we paid to park at the library parking structure across the street. The food wasn't as good as we anticipated and it took a very long time to get. The staff was friendly but not very attentive. They had one girl bring is our drinks and take our order and than someone totally different bringing out the food and had to go down the line of tables to find who it belonged to. I guess all they need is some organization.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food!
    FoodG2
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was amazing. I had the rigatoni and sausage with a vodka cream sauce, and my fiance had chicken carbonara. It was outstanding. A nice wine list too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Been to Canellas many times and always order the Canella's Italian Salad and it always is very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made my favorite list
    Ebmerkley
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Cannella's had great servers, even better food, and a great drink menu. The only down side was a neighbouring party table was very loud causing us to try and talk over the noise to hold a conversation. I would have given a 5 star experience if I could have heard my date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Busy Friday night slow cocktail service. Food a little cold a little bland. Great neighborhood location
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eat it!
    txtraveler
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Easy to find and a great atmosphere. The food and service was really good. Go check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food is always outstanding, great servers and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    PeepPatrol22x
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food here is amazing! If you want quality Italian food, this is the place. The Gnocchi was fabulous! I loved the atmosphere. Great place for an intimate date. It's quiet and chill. I will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fail
    Meandmine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We waited over an hour for our food. It wasn't even very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dine Around
    KCHRIS44
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have dined at Cannella's several times in the past and decided to try out the Dine Around promotion. The food was very good,service was also very good. They seem to enjoy what they are doing from the Kitchen to the Bar and all services are very professional. I have recommend this Restaurant to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place...
    Sunkissedlady
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Cannelas is great little restaurant downtown. We were seated promptly and our waitress was attentive and helpful. The ambience is perfect for catching up with old friends over a glass of wine. It is not too noisy. The food is excellent! We have been there several times and I have yet to find something that I do not like on the menu. Overall it is a great little place to go for a night out with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian In Salt Lake
    haggatha
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Best Italian food in Salt Lake. The wait staff was amazing. They put up with our late arriving friends with a smile! We will be sack!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodNWineLovers
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We always enjoy our dining experience at Cannella's. We love the atmosphere and the great food. A little gem of Salt Lake.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business dinner
    Businessdining
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Hosted business dinner during conference in Salt Lake. Food good, service good. Given location, immediately across street from street festival on the night we were there, surprisingly slow. It was clear that they preferred that our group (9) take our seats ASAP as appossed to first having cocktails at the bar. Didn't understand the urgency to be seated in a downstairs separate room when they were not busy but it was clear it was important to be seated away from the bar.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was just ok
    Outerworld13
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Hoping for a bit of a fancier evening. We were sat at our table promptly but waited a good 15 minutes before any service was offered. Soup was much too hot. Our tortellini was lukewarm. The food was good but not memorable. Probably won't go out of my way to return, but won't refuse to go if others in my group want to go.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 37 reviews are from the CANNELLA'S Restaurant Lounge reviews archive.
  • After Work Time-Out
    Twiggs
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The bar has an "edgey" feel with twinkle lights and lit candles. We liked out wind down drinks very much. Table service was acceptable, not fancy. Food was slightly on the bland side of things, however the salad might get me back in again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better each time we go
    kkv511
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We've been going to Cannellas occasionally for a few years and I swear it gets better each time. Their food is to die for and the cocktails aren't bad either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SLVisitor
    1SLvisitor
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Nice bar area, great service. Food solid, but not over the top.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Prices starting about where a chain Italian would start but much better food. Be careful with appetizers and ext as as the main course will leave you stuffed. Nice atmosphere even though it is usually loud. Check out the fun pictures in the bsmt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fast and delicious
    Irishdiner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The service was great, food was delicious. Sat us fast and were very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open Table - Bad Tables
    afbda
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We were going to be sat in a good place (place was half empty). I said I had an open table reservation and they said oh... you can have the choice between downstairs and a bad table near the front. We sat and ate. Food was great as usual. But I felt like I was second rate due to booking on Open Table. Our server was great and food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going downhill?
    Jewlgrl77
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    First time visit. Menu is very cute and seating was quick. Service was slow and inattentive (think our waiter was assigned to too many tables). Couple across from us was making out entire time. Food was stale. Salad was Brown, bread was old, etc. Cocktail was good though.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite
    Welsh
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The wife and I have wanted to have a "go to" neighborhood restaurant for sometime. A place where we we know we can get good food and entertain friends. The only problem is it's no where near our neighborhood! We love Canellas.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's not the food
    DaRyL
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Ok Italian although marinara is a little tomato pasty red/thick. Missing classic dishes on dinner menu like calamari, linguini and clams or an eggplant dish. Can't recall veal either, except in the Bolognese which was good. Cannolis with chocolate, pistacios, and cherries? I don't think so! I can see why people like the place, but the food isn't it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite
    Jessica
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I opted for Cannella's for a weekday Mother's Day celebration based on other OpenTable reviews. And they were right! Every one of us loved this restaurant. The ambiance is cool. It's downtown, with decent parking options around. They seated us right away. Our waitress was awesome - she made good recommendations, kept our drinks full, and found a good food option for my four-year-old. Every dish we ordered was excellent. I had the chicken carbonara, which was amazing. And the salad, with the house dressing, was as good as the other reviewers said. While the restaurant is not exactly what I would call "kid-friendly" - there is no kids menu - they easy accommodated our kid-related needs. We'll be coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a joy
    JINSH
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Second time at Cannella's and it did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Food wonderful Ambiance
    Belle
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I dined with a group of four, we all had a different entree and everyone loved their own. Our Waitress Cat, was very attentive without being intrusive. The dining area was very nicely lit and was comfortable. I will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Awesome Experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    It was our first time at Cannella's. The whole experience was amazing!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    TracyBrad
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    What a fabulous evening we had. The service was excellent, food was great! Just an enjoyable evening! We like this place a lot. We have dined here before and enjoyed it; this time though for some reason was a notch above.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Jenw
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We were given bread and olive oil/balsamic for dipping. Would have been great if the bread was warm, but it was still yummy as it was. The salad that came with the meal was unique and very tasty! I got the house dressing - a mix of blue cheese and italian - and it was fantastic. I had the Papardelle Bolognese for my meal. It was likewise unique and very, very good. The atmosphere was good, lively but not overly loud. Prices were good for the quality of the food. Service was good. The waitress was very helpful in helping me decide what to order and at the end of the meal she brought me a refill for my diet coke in a to-go cup, which was very nice. I'm glad we finally tried this place and we'll definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find!
    Cathy
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    What a special, cozy place. We took our two tween kids with us, and everyone loved it! Homemade pasta, great wine, warm and relaxing atmosphere. Quiet enough where we could visit, but not stuffy. Would definitely come here again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local with great service
    Durango
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We sat in the lounge booth, had great drinks and food with outstanding service. This place is an old school restaurant that could be in Chicago or New York. Very nice folks and the food will make you smile. Prices are very reasonably for the quality of food. Try the Moscow Mule.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING Food
    brow
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My boyfriend and I booked reservations here for our one year anniversary. We were a little thrown by the ambiance and the vibe of the restaurant since the pictures looked romantic and intimate. My boyfriend and I are pretty easy going so we went with and boy and am I glad we did. The food was absolutely DELICIOUS and very reasonably priced. We each had an adult beverage, 2 entrees, a soup and a salad and with a tip our meal was $60.00. I cannot speak higher of this place and the plating of the food was what you would expect with a 5 star restaurant. The portions was satisfying and overall AMAZING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Great service.
    BEAST
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great food. Great service. We ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and spinach lasagne. The lasagne was a little dry but will order again with a side of sauce because it was so delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, average service
    luvitalianfood
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We made reservation at 8, arrived at 8, and was told our reservation might have been given away. We were finally seated at 830 but out seats were sharing a table with another couple. That doesn't quite make for an intimate Valentine's day setting. The food tasted great and our server did an ok job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your Normal Utah Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Love the atmosphere and food here! Makes you feel like you stepped out of the normal Utah scene. I go here often for great Italian Food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    HighlandAce
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were coming from Utah County for a Valentine's date scheduled two weeks in advance. There was an accident on Northbound I-15. We were a half hour late because of the accident. We had called to advise of our situation and Cannelas held the table for us despite being bombed. Truly great customer service! Once again the food was very good. BTW - The Chocolate Beet Cake was a real find, truly decadent and delicious. What a customer centric approach. We are big fans!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic