About Pago

Pago offers seasonal, new American cuisine, with an ever-changing menu to reflect the best seasonal ingredients we can find from local providers. The high quality food and service comes without the formal or stuffy atmosphere -- no white linens or jackets-required here, just top-notch service from friendly, knowledgeable servers.

878 S. 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Weekend Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 532-0777

Website:
http://www.pagoslc.com/

Catering:
We provide full-service catering for off-site events, from business lunches to weddings. Please contact us for more information.

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can accommodate private parties on select dates. We also provide full-service catering for off-site events, from business lunches to weddings. Please contact us for more information.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We hope a custom tasting menu and optional wine pairing at Pago fills a gap for a New Year’s experience that’s right on the mark. Bring a couple of your favorite people, and join us to celebrate the end of one year and the start of another in a cozy yet festive setting.
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Pago Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

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Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Cozy (13)
Romantic (10)
Casual (9)
Seasonal (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Special Occasion (6)
Fun (5)
Organic (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall we were pleased, but my steak was overly salty. I should have sent it back, but did not.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Recommended by a friend and very happy with the restaurant

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Thank you for your warm hospitality. Your beet salad was over the top! Bloody Mary's and scones were delicious.

Because we had hoped to be away from the traffic pattern, my preferred table is in the alcove partitioned off from the entrance/kitchen. Unfortunately those tables don't accommodate 3. We opted to sit near the entrance because I find the back of the restaurant too dark. However, the front door is distracting every time someone enters/exits. Guessing this is not the first time you received this feedback. Your food and service made up for the rest...but I'll request a table for 2 next time!

Thanks! I look forward to returning.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Pago continues to be my go-to spot since moving to the area a little over a year ago. The staff is attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable about their menu. I've had nothing but great experiences and I make a point to introduce it to family and friends at every opportunity. Their seasonal menu surprises me with creativity and their burger never disappoints!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Organic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful food and service. A bit pricey.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have been to Pago several times and each time is as good if not better than the last. The chef cares and it shows in his/her work. We love it for a nice date night or with friends. Great food. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Entering the restaurant, the hostess greeting us wasn't very friendly but once we got to our seat and received our food, we had an amazing time. The food was great and the menu was full of yummy options.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

When the highlight of the meal is the blue cheese on the cheese plate, it maybe says good things about the person picking the cheese, but doesn't really say anything good about the food. The soup, bland. My gnocchi; not good. My hubs burger; so raw initially I could literally scoop the raw hamburger out with my finger. The cheese plate was good, but for 100 bucks I can make my own cheese plate with a lot more cheese.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Really great food. Great seat, as long as it's by the entrance and the windows. My friend ordered his burger with a salad instead of the fries. I changed my burger order to match his. They forgot to and it came the original way I ordered it. Still really good, though. Great wines. I would definitely come again!

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went to Pago with a friend visiting from out of town to celebrate her birthday! Had an amazing meal, excellent drinks and great service! Perfect evening!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I had been to Pago before and had a great experience, great food. I brought my significant other after raving to him about the food and I was so disappointed. Cheese platter had barely any cheese and 2 of the 3 were tasteless. The poached quail egg was medium boiled and again lacked flavor this time. My duck was cooked well but the sauce, again, lacked the flavor I was hoping to get from the wine soaked blackberries. My significant other ordered the burger after seeing the Yelp reviews...medium rare....I'll attach the photo. It could have walked off the plate. I was so excited for another chance to eat here but after this last time I will not be going back or recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Pago was good as always and the staff are really nice and helpful with suggestions. The ambiance was perfect for having a good conversation. The restaurant is small so reservations are highly recommended. Overall great quality food, ambiance, and staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

10/28/17
It's your neighborhood eatery but a go to place for anyone in SLC. Food was eclectic and beautifully presented. I can't praise it enough.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It’s so hit or miss at Pago. I’ve had some incredible meals and some that are just OK, but never bad meals. Service is usually quite good.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 25, 2017

When I lived in SLC it was my place to go to and now that I moved away it is my place to dine when I visit SLC.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Organic
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Cozy atmosphere and a really nice attentive server. Everything that I had was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We haven't been to Pago in a couple of years and it will probably be that long before we try it again. The service was excellent-our waiter was very attentive. I ordered the salmon and asked for a substitute of fries instead of faro--the salmon was seasoned well but raw in the middle and a bit fishy to the taste. The fries tasted good but were cold, and there was nothing else on the plate besides those 2 things. My husband order the duck--he really enjoyed the flavor but it was very chewy. Our friend ordered the artichoke appetizer and loved every bite. I will give it awhile then try again.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We loved the whole dining experience. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The service was excellent. The food was unique and delicious. Highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Pago is a very convenient location for me and a nice small restaurant with a friendly waitstaff. We took another couple there for an evening of food and conversation. It was perfect except two out of four main courses were marginal. Both my steak and my wife’s duck were extremely tough and we would not order them again. Our guests had the pork and chicken and had no complaints. We all had a Caesar salad and found it to be very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Was an interesting locale, and stimulating atmosphere. I enjoyed the intimacy matched by the various social interactions...

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent dinner for entire group of 5, all with different entrees. Should have asked for price of suggested bottle of wine before we got the bill, but otherwise thoroughly enjoyable!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Perfect food! Better than times before!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The gnocchi was TO DIE FOR. Best pasta dish I think I’ve ever eaten. Unfortunately the green salad’s dressing was not flavorful at all (I’m not even sure it had salt in it), which left the salad tasting very bitter and dull. Will return, just won’t order anything with the green goddess dressing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Outstanding dinner experience. Food was exceptional!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I had been wanting to try this place for a while so when we got a gift certificate, I immediately booked a reservation. I was worth the excitement. This will be the place I suggest for our next anniversary or when my parents are in town. It's a bit pricey for me to go to regularly but I'd still say the prices are reasonable for the quality of food. Really delicious and interesting flavor combinations. I had duck breast with blackberry jam, and my partner had a peppery steak. Both were incredible and cooked to perfection. The server had great suggestions for cooking temperature as well as things to try on the menu. We had crab cakes for the appetizer-- probably the best I've had in SLC. I rated it only 4 stars though because the service was a bit slow after the beginning of the meal. We would go a long stretch of time without seeing our server, so when I wanted another glass of wine, it took a while to order one. However, the wine menu is amazing, so it almost makes up for the slowness of the service. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

as always great food in cozy atmosphere.
our server was great. she was very accommodating and ensured we had a great experience

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great service, great food, love the open kitchen, server was fantastic and there was not a thing on the menu I wouldn't order

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food. Manager attentive. Good wine selection. There was a large group which detracted out wait person from us. Overall good. Would go back

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I LOVE Pago! I live 30 minutes away and regularly make the drive. The service is as exceptional as the food. Every bite is unique & full of flavor. Our server Jessie was knowledgeable about the menus and patient as we were the last table in the restaurant. Even though we were shutting it down he refilled our coffee and let us enjoy our last moments without feeling hurried. THANK YOU JESSIE! That was a really gracious of you. We LOVE Pago!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Nice dinner out

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

A nice, low key environment with great food! A little pricey but worth it

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great fresh locally sourced food! Fabulous pasta and veggies!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This was our second experience at Pago. The food was very good with fresh ingredients as advertised,
however we found the ambiance and service was not at the same level as the food. It also seemed as if the staff felt we should be thankful to be in their establishment. Don't think we will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

One of the most outstanding meals we ever had! Great service too. Perhaps the best restaurant in town. Farm to table fresh. Great flavors. Beautiful presentation. Must have the chicken, duck, gnocchi and pudding dessert.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Awesome service and the pork chop is a must have !!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was truly unique and outstanding. The preparation was perfect. We had the lamb chop served with a revelatory potato salad/arugula blend and the gnocchi with curry sauce. Genius. We enjoyed a lovely Cab Franc by the glass that we would purchase again. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. It was a bit loud because of a very loud party next to us, but not prohibitive.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food had good flavor but duck breast was way overdone.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We were visiting SLC from out of town. Pago was a great little restaurant in a trendy neighborhood. Our waiter was personable, genuine and made good recommendations for food and wine.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food is excellent, next time I'd like to eat outside. We weren't offered this is an option when we arrived. Excellent service, very friendly staff.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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