Sicilia Mia - Downtown

4.5
37 reviews
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Sicilian
Our family takes pride in our cuisine, we enjoy seeing our friends every night, look forward to meeting new guests and love providing an experience that is all Sicilian.
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AH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t wait to head back to Salt Lake to experience Sicilia Mia again! Phenomenal!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We arrived at 6:20pm for our 6:30 reservation. We were going to see a show so we made sure to reserve early enough. We were not seated until 6:55. We had to order salads because we didn’t have enough time to eat a full dinner after being seated late. It was my wife’s birthday, I mentioned that in the reservation, yet no one mentioned it at the restaurant, nothing offered for my wife, etc. And after seating us 25 minutes late we weren’t even comped an appetizer or anything. Amazing salads though and the food everyone else was eating looked amazing! Hope to go back again eventually, guess we will give ourselves several hours next time even with a reservation!

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DH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a very nice restaurant. Food was great. Service was great. They sat us down right at our reservation time, witch was awesome. The only reason I am not giving 5 starts is because we had the worst table in the restaurant. We were sat in the back area, in the middle of the room. Waiters from the kitchen and waiters from the bar converged at out table. Seemed like there was always someone from the staff passing by.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect Valentines Day dinner. Francesco was such an amazing and tentative server. Made us feel like we had the place to ourselves.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect evening from Sicilia Mia. The food, the service, the ambience, everything was perfect. Our server was the perfect balance of attentive without being annoying. The Fritto Misto appetizer is a large, beautiful platter of deliciousness. The spaghetti carbonara is both an artful performance and a superb dish. I don’t recall the name of the other dish we had - a pasta with seafood dish listed as “mama’s favorite’, as I recall. It was also very good, but we both agreed that the carbonara was better. Trust me, try the carbonara.

The dishes here are enormous — I couldn’t imagine eating an entire entree alone, or even the fritto misto. I’m a 275 lb man, by the way, so don’t dismiss that comment as being from a petite and dainty eater.

This was our first visit to Sicilia Mia, and we’ll definitely be back. Absolutely excellent evening.

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DV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday!
Party of 6
Nice food and service
Will go again!

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food just wasn’t as good as their main location. The carbonara was great the first time at the original location. This time it had a starter fluid aftertaste and just wasn’t as good. But we will try it again, maybe.

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k
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food, best service. Love them💗

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KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine was fantastic. The service was also very good.

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S
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very disappointed, to be honest. We have consistently gone to the 4500 south location, and were excited that they were opening one downtown.

When we got there, it was an awkward situation because there were only a couple of tables, and it felt like you couldn’t talk very loudly without everybody listening.

Our server seemed to be new, and was not helpful at all. In fact, she disappeared halfway through our meal (the girl who replaced her was much better, so we weren’t sad). When we ordered drinks, it seemed like they had no idea how to use the beautiful bar in the back.

Probably the worst part were the OVERLY inflated prices. Not sure if they thought downtown warranted higher prices, but I can assure you that those prices will drive business away. Huge disappointment all around. We will pass in the future.

Oh, one last thing... the black rubber gloves on the servers were a complete turn off. They look as though they had just been cleaning up a mess. Gross.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In love with this place...literally came just for the carbonara after seeing photos and videos on social media and it did not disappoint!!! It was mouth-watering and watching it prepared in front of us in the cheese wheel was pretty spectacular. Cocktails, appetizer, pasta and dessert were all delicious! The staff was extremely friendly and Francesco (I’m not sure if he was the head chef or the manager) came out several times between courses to check on us and wanted to make sure we enjoyed everything and if there was anything else we needed. Our waitress was amazing too. We felt so taken care of and could see that they really take pride in their restaurant. It was a phenomenal experience all around. Highly recommend this gem!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

good food. a little pricey for many menu items. Not for the value customer

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K
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Giuseppe and company always treat you right and provide a quality dining experience. My favorite Italian in Utah!

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n
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful , family owned restaurant with excellent food , good prices.
Fun atmosphere with Italian singing with table side food preparation.
Great for prior to a theater experience.

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience. The table side dishes are a great enhancement to delicious meals.

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BY
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife out to Sicilia Mia - Downtown for her 30th birthday, and it was a hit! My wife had been dying to eat there for sometime. The food was delicious! The staff was friendly and very welcoming. My wife loved watching her carbonara spun in the parmesan-cheese wheel! The ambiance was perfect. I would recommend this place to anyone who is wanting to try something new and delicious!

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KC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our second visit and enjoyed it as much as the first time. Food is delicious and the staff is great!

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D
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The Cacio de Pepe was amazing!

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DD
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Still new so probably still struggling to get thing right. Have enjoyed the other locations but everything about our experience downtown was a bit lackluster.

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m
Salt Lake City
31 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jessica was our server and she was awesome. Very attentative and friendly. We ordered the charcuterie board to start and it was impressive. Great selection of meat and cheese and yummy bruschetta. We ordered more bruschetta and also had a rib eye and cacio e pepe and carbonara that were made tableside. All cooked perfectly and seasoned appropriately. Dessert was fantastic as well. We had a tiramisu (best in town) and the profiteroles. Both a perfect indulgence.

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M
26 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always friendly and attentive staff makes any visit memorable. Food was excellent and prepared to perfection— a true delight and worth a visit

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was fantastic and took care of us well. The food was so good! We'll be back for sure.

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DM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with our family for dinner before the basketball game. The food and service were terrific. Would recommend to anyone. We had grandchildren with us from 6 to 13 and the staff were great with them making them very welcome. Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It took 45 mins for us to get us food, other couples that sat down after we were able to order, get their food and finish before our two entrees came out. Then when we are for the manager to bring us our check to discuss the issue the manager was too busy!

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k
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything that you love about the suburban locations can be found in the downtown location, along with some new already favorites! The food, the ambience, the incredible staff... Li amo❤️ It’s like coming home!!

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DP
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding attentive service, varied menu, delicious meals. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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L
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was very surprised at the fact that we did not care for this restaurant. We love all of their other locations. The menu was not great. It is not the same as the other Sicilia Mia. Not one single chicken option either. Seemed like they were trying to be too upscale with choices. Prices are definitely higher. Service and food are much better at other locations. I hate to say it, but we won’t be going back.

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E
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

For someone who grew up eating real Italian food the restaurant is only ok. The calamari were the best I’ve had in Utah (not chewy or fishy). The carbonara pasta that they make table side is a cool experience and pretty good. They light the cheese on fire and prepare it in front of you. The traditional mama’s pasta was disappointing though. Although the noodles were homemade and really good the meat in the sauce was shredded (instead of chunks of meat that is supposed to cook in the sauce all day). I think they reused it from another day because it was over cooked and tasted OLD. The pasta just did not have a good taste at all. The bread that comes to the table was good, but was not a traditional Italian bread at all. They came by complimentary bean soup before the meal which was nice and a sorbet drink after the meal to cleanse the palette.

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BU
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas with family

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

In a word, disappointing. We have been to Scilia Mia's restaurants on Highland Dr. and 3300 South and were looking forward to the opening of the new restaurant downtown. We found the new location to be awkwardly pretentious, amateurishly decorated and the food ordinary and overpriced. The warmth and authentic feel of the other restaurants was lacking. The lamb Bolognese was more like a tomato ragu stew with a few small cubes of lamb and one small lamb riblet. Virtually no meat texture or lamb flavor in the sauce. Did I also mention the paccheri pasta was tough? The porcini ravioli had a nice sauce and was more flavorful but the pasta was too heavy and reminded me more of a frozen ravioli you would buy in a grocery store than handmade pasta. Two dishes do not make a restaurant but the cost of going back and trying other dishes at the downtown location is too steep a price to pay. We will continue to frequent the other Scilia Mia restaurants but will not be going back downtown. If we want elegant Italian dinning we will go to Valter's Osteria.

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TO
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly staff. We LOVED the arancini. Would suggest one chicken dish on the entre menu. Would definitely recommend and return. A bit pricey.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was some of the best I’ve had. Our server wasn’t very personable, and didn’t bring us bread until we asked. Otherwise a perfect experience.

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FD
Salt Lake City
37 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Like eating in a warehouse. Very good food but no money spent on the space - more like a pop up restaurant than a place with a lease. Will stick with the other locations.

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W
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service, attention to detail in both service and food.

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MC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was horrific. We had to ask 6 times for our drink order and when it showed up 50% of the drinks were wrong. We rarely saw our waiter, Giorgio.

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OT
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food, service and quality.

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J
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were very good. To make the restaurant a little more romantic the lighting needs to be lower. All the alcoholic beverage pricing was extremely expensive. Much higher than their other locations.

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