Pago
Pago

Pago

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pagoslc.com/
  • Phone: 8015320777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Richey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: This reservation is for our multi-course tasting menu for New Years Eve. The normal menus will not be available for this evening and a credit card will be required for reservations on this day.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pago
Pago features seasonal cuisine from local producers and 20 artisan wines by the glass, complemented by an intimate eco-chic setting.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Pago reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (100)neighborhood gem (83)special occasion (63)great for outdoor dining (41)notable wine list (39)romantic (39)great for brunch (27)hot spot (21)great for lunch (15)good for groups (10)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Very nice nieghborhood place
    JLDCEOVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Simply put, the apps are the bomb! The burger is another gem. The rest of the menu is VERY good but these two steal the show!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 75%
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Of the four selections in our party, three were wonderful. One was less than expected - and it was perhaps the most simple meal to prepare. The presentation for all of the meals was lovely, the service was very good, and the food was presented in just the right amount of time. They just took a swing that missed with the Pork dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodlover37
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was great, with attention to detail and mostly sourced locally. Everything was very fresh and tasty. I had the Pago burger for lunch. A thick, juicy, cooked-to-order patty--just like you'd make at home--from grass-fed beef with a local gruyere cheese and a flavorful aioli on a fresh bakery bun. The fries were excellent, crispy and spiced just right with a sprinkling of fresh parmesan. My friend had the Pago tacos, which were made with smoked chicken that day, and she pronounced them delicious. Even better were the martinis made with local Beehive gin and expertly mixed. The desserts were unusual but delicious, especially the chocolate panna cotta. The server was friendly but a bit slow and could have been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service, Ok food
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Overrated restaurant. Not "best" of anything as touted by Salt Lake Mag
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful local restaurant
    JemLondon71
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It's a little way from the downtown hotels but worth the taxi ride as this is a really exceptional, buzzy little restaurant. Great atmosphere, lovely decor, and very knowledgable and helpful service without being intrusive. Most importantly it has a simple and imaginative menu of expertly cooked food. The only very minor reservation was that the chocolate mousse does not have enough cocoa....however American 'chocolate' is generally pretty low on cocoa so it could just be a European/American taste thing. Did not affect a lovely meal complimented with a beautiful New Zealand Chardonnay. Highly recommended if you are in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely amazing
    SlcFoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I went here a few days ago and haven't been able to stop talking about it. The food was incredible. Everything was so fresh and delicious we can't wait to go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something else
    Ruby
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My husband and I are from Dallas. There is a lot of great food in Texas. However, our experience at Pago was truly superb. The special of the evening was like nothing we've ever had. My husband doesn't even like eggplant but if we'd eaten nothing else it would have been perfect. Dusted with nasturtium leaves the appetizer was beautifully presented. The eggplant was slightly grilled along the edges and tasted caramelized. The fresh tomato puree was an exquisite blend of acidity and sweet fruit mellowed with shallots and garlic. All of the ingredients were at their peak of perfection. I could eat it everyday for a week and never get bored.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Innovative dishes prepared and served with great flare. Service was casual but prompt and attentive. Just an outstanding experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Please
    Unknown
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    If you want a nice small quiet getaway restaurant. Pago is the perfect place. Good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Losing Ground
    Lunching4aves
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been with Pago since the beginning and love having them in the neighborhood. Dinner Saturday was good, but not up to their usual standards. The taste was ok, but the presentation was unappealing. I likened it to a young artist not knowing what colors to choose so uses them all. The beet salad looked like everything had exploded. The pork had so much going on that the pork was no longer the center of attention. It was quite nearly offensive. I have always liked Pago for the creativity, but restraint in using everything in the kitchen for one dish. I wonder what has happened. But the service was impeccable as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was very good. Service was excellent. Mimosas were perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Meal at Pago
    GrantVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We eat here pretty often and as usual, the menu had plenty of offerings to make us hungry. We ordered the Squid Ink Pasta for two, and then the explosion of flavors hit us with that first bite. Absolutely fantastic dish. Congratulations to the Sous Chef who was the creator!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion dinner
    JAparkcityVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Took my husband out for his birthday. Eclectic menu with fresh local ingredients and beautiful flavor profile. Our waiter Walker was exceptionally professional and proficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit or miss
    murrayman
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Been here once before and it was fabulous, romantic, and altogether memorable. The problem with my second visit had to do with the size of the restaurant. It was raining so the patio was closed. When the patio closes, this restaurant becomes very small. My date and I got put at a small 2 person table. Our candle wasnt working, the dining room had a terrible cold draft, and the overall ambience was terrible. Worse yet, we were reminded no less than half a dozen times that we had between 75 and 90 minutes to eat depending on the table we wanted. Apparently this is because Pago turns into a closet when the patio closes; and people need to be shuffled in and out as fast as possible. Frankly, it killed the mood for our date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in SLC
    Dusty
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in SLC. I have yet to try anything on the menu that does not wow me. My favorites are the daily soups. Never go here without trying the daily soup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious every time.
    callei25
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Everything I have had is unique and delicious. They use creativity with the menu and your mouth is never bored. I recommend it to everyone looking for good food! I really appreciate their use of local foods and the fine quality of ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    DGBoulder
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Everything was delicious. Great food and reasonable prices for fine dining. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    Dona
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The service was Amazing I usually tip pretty good but our waiter was so great I tipped him 100 dollars and thought he deserved more I'm pretty sure his name was Jesse I will most defently be going back and hope to have him as a waiter again. He was very knowledgable about the food and could tell us what everything was on our plates and describe the taste witch was great so we knew what we were getting ready to eat and the food was prepared greatly and fancy. Extremely impressed with the service and the cooking, GREAT JOB!!!!! Pago look forward to another visit for sure!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely loved Pago!!!
    Reb1VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband and I have our favorite 2 or 3 places to have Sunday Brunch. We wanted to try something different and came across Pago. Wow! How did we go so long without trying this place? It was great! The food is fabulous! The menu is very innovative with a wonderful blend of flavors. The scones were delicious. My husband had the burger and it was one of the best ever! We've already made another reservation to go back with some friends this weekend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was WOW!
    JoeSargeVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Another great meal at one of our favorite restaurants in all of Salt Lake. Great service, great wine list, great food. Who could ask for more. Don't miss this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricey
    Celticson
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The major thing that we keep us from coming back more often is that it is too pricey. It will be a great occasional spot, but certainly not a routine experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    1st time in for brunch, WOW! Everything was great and with our 4 top we tried most everything!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    looking4Eden
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a great time! The four of us were a little rowdy (within reason) and the server was great, didn't get irritated and played right along with us. Each dish was exceptional in flavor and presentation. Definitely will be returning next time we are in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A neighborhood gem
    1211kate
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great and inte resting menu. Not to be missed. Every time in SLC it is a must!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local food is great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Thank you for keeping a varied menu that highlights local food and makes for a memorable meal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Yorkers Loved Pago
    TwinOneVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had some time to kill before a red eye flight to NYC so we ate dinner at Pago. Wow, were we impressed. The chicken dish with summer fruits was bright, perfectly cooked and surprising. The gnocchi were fluffy and flavorful. The waiter was knowledgeable and recommended just the right wine and beer. It was by far one of the best meals we have had all summer. Thanks!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Every time a winner
    Tasty
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love Pago's! They never disappoint. The food was very good. We had quiche that made my mouth water. And the zucchini bread was to die for! Did I mention the Hibiscus tea? Delicious! The perfect drink on a hot afternoon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a meal to...
    joeingoodtasteVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    remember! truly, one of the most memorable meals of the year. fresh, healthy and unique!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must Visit in SLC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Visiting from out of town - got the Pago Burger. AMAZING! Everything was fresh and it was one of the most thoughtfully crafted burgers I have had. It was food the way it should be prepared. As a plus, their Parmesan fries were awesome! Must stop for locals and visitors alike.
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  • Excellent restaurant!
    Zardoz
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I would highly recommend this restaurant. The service was friendly and excellent. The food was outstanding; kale Caesar salad was awesome and the local trout was best I have ever had. Great food!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Among the best in Salt Lake
    Matt
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Pago is one of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake. The food is always exceptional and the menu is unique. We tried the carrot tasting appetizer this time just because it seemed unusual. (Neither of us particularly likes carrots.) Of course, it was fabulous! Pago is highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Wonderful, fresh, farm-to-table restaurant with innovative takes on traditional dishes. One of the best dining experiences we have recently had in SLC. Table was ready on time. Our waitress was prompt, knowledgeable and made good recommendations and the food was superb. All of this is in an atmosphere that is relaxed and casual. It was truly a great experience. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful quaint place
    chrisyeain
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Beautiful quaint place with amazing one of a kind food~ Staff was friendly & knowledgeable(always a plus with me!). Menu was eclectic and delicious! It's a pretty small place so I would make reservations for sure. Outside seating and the ambiance almost reminded me of places in NYC. We ordered veggie crudites and it was not only beautiful but really well balance of flavors. Initially I was hesitant but it was a perfect start to a summer meal. Cheese plate was also delicious~ That night they modified the surf and turf and gave us black pasta instead of pho(amazing!). The chicken was also salty and savory which just hit the spot. I would recommend for date night or night out with friends~
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    Angel
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was the first time visiting. We were surprised and happy with our Daughters choice. We loved the food. Some of the best we have had. Our server was exceptional, we loved him. Every thing was very clean and we had cloth napkins, both important. We will come back on another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First and Last Time
    dfurst
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I went with my sister who lives in SLC, and has eaten at Pago many times. Her experiences mirror mine, which has me scratching my head..What is the big deal? Mediocre food, a waitress who talked incredibly fast so we missed all the intricacies of food preparation/availability. Food was good, but not great. Chairs are tinny and uncomfortable. Very impersonal. There are other places in SLC that are better. Will not return when I visit.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worthy
    rkatutah
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Would never go there again when you have to go somewhere else to get some more food
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, nice environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Small menu with varied options and a good wine selection. Farm to table is wonderful, and tastes were fresh. Food was very well prepared. Size of portions can be quite small, even for restaurants of this type (particularly fish dish). Very enjoyable, but for the price, I might not return so soon.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening at Pago
    Camyman
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I read some of the reviews and was slightly disheartened to hear that some individuals had a negative experience here. I had quite the opposite. Our server was very attentive and the food came out delicious. Both of us got the Pago burger and it was excellent. Both were cooked to perfection and the truffle frites on the side were absolutely delicious. I highly recommend this dish to anyone looking for a great burger!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre in every aspect.
    undine
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I've always passed by Pago on my way to the Coffee Garden and wondered what it'd be like to dine at a restaurant so highly rated by OpenTable. After going for a birthday brunch, I must conclude... It's nothing special. The atmosphere of the place is, as they promote, 'eco-chic': an open kitchen, business-persons chattering incessantly in the background (to the point of "obnoxiously noisy"), jean aprons. The entrees were horrendously overpriced and underwhelming in texture and flavour (we had to pay for soup starters)--interesting concept for surf & turf, poor execution. The burger was dreadful, the wine list was disappointing, and our server was unintelligible. The saving grace was dessert and French press coffee. I won't be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still Outstanding
    Bingobrain
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Such a superb experience. We were there for a special occasion and the food was delicious as always and I have to say the service was the greatest.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.