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CANNELLA'S Restaurant Lounge
CANNELLA'S Restaurant Lounge

CANNELLA'S Restaurant Lounge Details

  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We always enjoy our dining experience at Cannella's. We love the atmosphere and the great food. A little gem of Salt Lake."
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We go to Cannella's at least once a month. The food is always delicious, and the service is always outstanding. The pasta carbonara is a must, as well as any pasta with the vodka sauce. Have also had the Madonna pizza, which is exceptional."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Nice bar area, great service. Food solid, but not over the top."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The service was great, food was delicious. Sat us fast and were very attentive. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Second time at Cannella's and it did not disappoint."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It was our first time at Cannella's. The whole experience was amazing!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    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!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Creamy Cauliflower Cheese soup was incredible. Very convenient location. Reasonable prices. I'll be back."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I went in for lunch on a weekday. It seemed as though I had missed a rush, and had most of the place to myself. The vegetarian lasagna was magnificent. The atmosphere was very nice, accented by big booths and dark wood. Will definitely be going back m"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Over the years I had been a lunch patron, regularly enjoying the terrific Italian salad. I had no idea the dinner menu would be so reasonably priced for such a high quality meal. My wife and I enjoyed our meal immensely!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Cannella's and overall we left very happy. We ordered Italian sodas, bruschetta, chicken carbanara, chichen marsala, and the gelato. The pastas were excellent, some of the best we've had in Utah! Everything else was really just meh. We would probably try another app sometime and another dessert, but if they were on par with what we had tried already, we would probably just stick to the pasta from there on out (and we will for sure be back for pasta). Service was mediocre. Our waitress took a very long time coming back to the table in every instance and we were there for about 2 hours because of this (we didn't really mind as we weren't in a hurry, but if we had been I would have been annoyed). Go for the pasta!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "My first time here! Very pleasantly surprised with the food. Ate very well. Came for anniversary. Good ambiance."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Hands down, the best Italian in SLC! We love Cannella's and have never had a bad experience! Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We were told they had homemade pasta. However this was not true. The one thing that was homemade, the gnocchi they were out of. We told them in the reservation that it was our mothers birthday and they did nothing special. Possibly did not read the comments at all on the open table reservation"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "The food was good, but 2 of 6 orders were incorrect. Quickly fixed by the kitchen. Server was covering the entire bar side, which was a little too much. Will look forward to dining there again."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Went there to celebrate a friend's college graduation. The food was fantastic, service was great, price is reasonable. Really, for the money they're one of the best italian joints in town. I'll definitely come back."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Excellent food and good service. The ambiance was quite nice."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Food is excellent! Definitely recommend going here!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The food and ambiance where great - always enjoy eating at Cannella's. The service was lackluster. This person has been our server before, but her service was just terrible this time. Took forever for anyone to come to our table. Had to call out to the manager or whoever he was asking if he'd open our wine for us since no one was coming to the table and doing anything for us. The kicker is that I was visiting with a friend who is vegetarian and who asked the server if a menu item was vegetarian - the server said yes. It turned out it had chicken in it. When my friend was finally able to raise the issue with the server, her response was "was it good?" Cannella's really needs to up their game on service."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "If you don't like it here, I am concerned for you."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Cannella's is the neighborhood location we continually turn to for comfort food and coctails served up by a friendly and attentive staff. The lasagna is always great and someone at our table always orders it based on someone elses recommendation. Solid bar selections with a bar staff staff that will actually speak with you - a rarity in Utah. If you are looking for a casual environment to meet friends, colleagues or family close to downtown you should definitely give it a try. It just might become a regular habit."
    Dined on 10/20/2013