Pago
Pago

Pago

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pagoslc.com/
  • Phone: (801) 532-0777
  • 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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Pago reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (107)neighborhood gem (83)special occasion (64)notable wine list (44)great for outdoor dining (39)romantic (36)great for brunch (23)hot spot (20)great for lunch (17)good for groups (8)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I took my thirteen year old niece to Pago for her first dress up dinner to a nice restaurant. The dishes wowed her and she exclaimed "every single particle of food is perfection". I couldn't agree more. She was beaming and our server was very attentive towards her experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    AmesVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    They have one of the best Brunch menus in SLC!! The Pago breakfast and the Huevos rancheros are my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time and Exceeded Expectations
    Winecracker
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Four of us all agreed this is our new favorite place. Great food and presentation, good wine list and our server actually new what he was serving. Am very critical of restaurants today and really found nothing to complain about. Well....the server could pause a bit before launching into his spiel so that we can put our conversation on pause first. This is minor; the food and service otherwise were fabulous and better than most restaurants in Salt Lake. Very good experience. Will definetely go back -- soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm to Table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    If you are looking for a great neighborhood gem this is the place. It is small space, but the menu has unique culinary option of locally in season product paired with well prepared proteins. They also seem to carry many vegetarian and gluten free options. Don't plan on showing up without a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pago is delicious!
    Vunkie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Pago is a wonderful place to enjoy wonderful, creative foods. The Pago burger in particular is a must-have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Visit For Any Foodie
    MattMcClain
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I have brunch at Pago everytime I'm in salt lake for the weekend. Reasonably priced & exceptional quality, their diverse brunch menu is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palette!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    Lisa
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Nice industrial look to interior. Service was great. Brunch menu just a little trickie if you don't know French cooking terminology. Ordered what I saw on menu and got a grilled cheese sandwich not mentioned in English. I guess general knowledge is that is a croquette - now I know!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice dinner
    gerirn
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner and time at Pago's. Everyone was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable, especially the sommelier and the waitress. The food was delicious! We shared the pork tenderloin, outstanding! It was a great eating experience. Definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    2183
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    It has been sometime since we visited Pago but it is still a great place to dine and enjoy interesting food and great service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accomodating
    maryc
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Our server made extra special care to ensure that one of our party who had a gluten allergy was well cared for. We had a birthday celebration that was very special indeed. Food was sublime and service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Good Service
    Rodent
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This restaurant is a little pricey, but the cost is worth it. We have consistently received great food and the service has been excellent. The restaurant is a bit small, and hard to get a good table, but the food makes up for this.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pumpkin. event
    Mayra
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food was great as always. My favorite was the pumpkin potato risotto. Pago never disappoints
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Enjoyed our evening very much. The dinner was great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner
    Steve
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    stellar dishes, first to last--and spot-on service!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Recommendations were right on, food was great, service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a place!
    Jess2k1VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    It was very cozy contemporary surrounding. Great for romantic dinner, or just friendship dinner is fine. It is more suitable for smaller party even though they had 6 ppl of party when I was there. Food decoration was nice. Good wasn't bad at all. Overall, I would come again for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Dusty
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Another absolutely amazing meal at Pago! Everything was fantastic, especially the service from our favorite waiter Dave!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Excellent
    Moonbeam
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Every time we dine here we are glad that we did...from the sweetbread small plate to the shared trout and the chocolate panna cotta. It was an outstanding meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great discovering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Pago remind me of the Zuni Café en Sfo, only better. The restaurant is small, but great. The food is original. The drinks are new and great. I am coming back tomorrow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quiet gem
    AllegrovVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    On this, our second, visit, Pago delivered amazing fall flavors and friendly service. Simply delicious! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Such a great find
    ndj12
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I wanted to try to find an organic restaurant, and Pago came up in the search. The menu is small, and changes with the seasons. It's a bit pricey but the food was absolutely amazing. A must try for any one who enjoys food, who wants to enjoy a meal with out a bunch of chemicals. This is the place, and I will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wendellVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I enjoy Pago. The menu had changed--I wasn't too pleased with my pasta dish, but, oh well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful spot
    SLCdineguy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I drove by this place a few times and decided to try it out for my anniversary, and what a great choice! Food is so fresh & organic, you can really taste it! Beautiful fall flavors and nicely prepared dishes. Service was top-notch friendly and knowledgable and we both left happy & very satisfied!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't eat the fries...not good
    windhula
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The burgers, the tuna melts and the fish was wonderful! The fries that came with every entree were very disappointing. No one finished them which is telling especially because my three little boys (ages 10, 7, and 4) ended up playing with them more than eating them. Other than that, the food was wonderful...one of the best burgers I have had and I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Meal I Ever Had
    KDslc
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I have eaten out a lot, and I cook well. The cocktail, bread and the pork tenderloin entree served at Pago were exquisite, every sip, every bite. The tenderloin was plated on a raked bed of some sort of pesto, with dollops of risotto/wild mushrooms, tenderloin wrapped in bacon topped with lightly glazed baby carrots. I couldn't resist and got the olive oil cake as a later at home dessert and it was incredibly flavorful with some sort of candied orange rind strips. Everything was fresh, local, organic and delicious. A great treat. The servers were friendly, fast and attentive, with plenty of time to answer questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Resolved: SLC has a food scene
    BeenThereEtThat
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A terrific meal for two first-time visiting foodies; one from LA the other from NYC. We both thought Pago would be a welcome addition to either city, but it's good to know its there for our next rip to SLC. The fried green tomato app was inventively sauced and a tangy opener; the burger deserves the acclaim it's had; and the squid ink pasta with pork belly and shrimp had big flavors going off in all directions but kept it together for a light, but very satisfying main.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We recently ate here on a trip to Salt Lake City. Being from Portland, we love to try new restaurants with a "farm to table" feel. We were not disappointed! My husband started with the best wedge salad he has ever had. I had the tomato-pepper soup which was delicious. Then we had the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and gnocchi. Both were amazing. We ended with a plum and pear crisp that was small, but delicious. From start to finish it was an amazing meal! Also, we were in a hurry to catch our plane and they accommodated us perfectly! We can't wait to come back when we are back in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Keeplookin
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We did a birthday dinner. Wine great, cheese plate great, sea bass literally raw, steak ok but way over priced. Service great, handled sea bass disaster well. Other staff kept going into the restroom together, strange i thought.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid dining choice
    DJz0dVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was our second visit to Pago. The menu is creative and unique when compared to the majority of restaurants in Salt Lake City. It does lean toward the current trend of what I will describe as "health food" ingredients (e.g. a Caesar salad made with Kale) and many of the dishes had an "earthy" undertone, but it's well executed and not overpowering. The pork tenderloin and the burger are both exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delivers on food
    Dine4FunVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great food every time we have eaten here. Service is consistently very good and ambiance is comfortable. Food is what it is all about with well prepared and tasty dishes - BBQ Beets are wonderful, Squid Ink Pasta and Pork Tenderloin are flavorsome. A quaint restaurant that delivers well above expectations consistently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly impressed
    SteakandDessert
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Small place, small menu, but covers all the basics (fish, chicken, beef). Food was excellent and just unique enough to be interesting, but not so unique it was off putting. Prices were reasonable and the food tasted amazing. The only thing about the experience that I would change is that they were still serving their Summer menu and it has just turned to fall. I live in the south where it's always hot, so I was really enjoying the actual change in weather to go along with the change in season in SLC and so a Fall menu would have been more to my liking. (This truly is a minor issue, it just sort of interrupted the day's running theme of Fall, food was still very good!!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was excellent, the waitress very knowledgeable, friendly, provided excellent service. We received personal attention from the chef and were genuinely interested in us as patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food and atmosphere
    NewBlackDak
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Everything that landed on our table was outstanding. The staff was terrific, and the atmosphere was perfect for a night out with my beloved. We normally try to never eat at the same place twice, but Pago made it into our small list of repeats. Try the BBQ beets, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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%
    Bonehead
    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.
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    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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  • 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