Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

4.5
526 reviews
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Contemporary Italian
Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar is Salt Lake’s newest addition to the downtown dining scene. Executive Chef Jonathan LeBlanc has created an amazing menu with tastes of Italy and a contemporary take on a traditional cuisine. Beverage Manager, Raya Wall is on hand to guide guests through our wine list showcasing the wonderful variety from all over Italy.
Desserts, such as house-made gelato and sorbet and seasonal cannolis, are created by our talented Pastry Chef, Amber Billingsley. Located a few minutes walk from the heart of downtown, we are perfect for dining before shows and concerts and even U of U football games. And, with private dining space we can host private parties of 10-100. Please come and enjoy the gifts of good food and good wine with your family and friends.

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Portland
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent lunch in a beautiful space.

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MS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Yummy food and the service was amazing. Limited dessert menu would be my only criticism

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JW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Andrew was awesome.
Great experience!!

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OT
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh food. Great service

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PJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Stanza is always perfect. The wine list is very interesting and Keith always helps us pick a great bottle.

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded 7 hours ago

Thank you very much for your very kind shout out. Keep an eye on our website for our upcoming wine dinners in June and August. I hope that we will be able to entertain you with specially crafted menus by Chef Jonathan and wonderful wine pairings. Keith Foust, General Manager

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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a perfect night from start to finish. Stellar service by Austin with superb sommelier guidance. Restaurant was quiet in a good way and the food was completely magnificent. Will be back as soon as possible :)

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CB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner, great service, the food was timely, yet at a relaxed pace. We couldn't sit outside due to weather, but inside was nice and comfortable.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was incredible except the steak. The chef might now know how to do anything but rare. Several of us ordered the Wagyu as medium and medium well and the thing was still rare. Only complaint

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was not very good. Two of the three pasta dishes had a weird taste to them

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W
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Great Italian food & wines

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DD
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Vegan menu was the main draw. One vegan entree was excellent, the other was bland and more expensive.
Every table was full, hence the noise.

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NW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Really good food. Quiet enough to talk but not silent. Attentive but not pushy. Good family or client spot.

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Salt Lake City
43 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Only reason all ratings are not 5 star is that the rigatoni fish was too heavy on the garlic, otherwise it was delicious!

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L
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Killer service, food and ambiance!! And a really great $15 3-course lunch special! Yummmmmm

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KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu is surprising, the food is excellent. The wine list by the glass is larger and more interesting than most restaurants in Salt Lake. The noise level is moderate.

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Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Lunch; the waiter thought my order of a ceasar salad with chicken meant chicken sandwich with a side caesar. After that was straightened out by a longer term waiter, everything was ok. Stanza might rate higher with me for dinner as would most restaurants, but lunch food all over SLC is just ok. I suppose it's what you get when your bill is about $15.00 I will go again to Stanza.

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CB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I went with my husband and daughter, and while the service was good, none of us liked our entrees. The descriptions of the entrees and what the food actually tasted like were very different for all three of us.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's not a budget option, but the food, service, and decor were all exquisite. The ribeye was the most flavorful I've had anywhere.
It's fully carpeted, so not nearly as noisy as most places. I'm all in favor of returning when we want great Italian and we find ourselves flush with cash.

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W
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were completely blown away by the professionalism and charm of the waitstaff (Andrew in particular) and the excellence of the food and it’s presentation. Not sure why we’ve never been here before, but now that we discovered this Gem we will return often.
The ambiance of the restaurant was modern chic, but warm and inviting.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I love the ambience, but when I go out to dinner the food is the most important part. Pretty disappointed, I will not recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit to Stanza Italian Bistro, and we did enjoy it immensely !! We will go back there again with our frinds next time.

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RB
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance. We would recommend a visit.

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M
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, nice ambiance, quiet enough to have a conversation, and the food and wine were very good.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stanza was much nicer than I first expected. Our server was Madison, and she was incredibly nice and quick. I will definitely recommend Stanza to friends and family.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The service did not match the price tag. It took over 10 minutes just to get water and the vegan menu

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Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious- they even filled a special request for my vegetarian husband! Thank you Stanza and crew!

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Friendly service, nice atmosphere! Wonderful food!

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, and delicious food! The staff was kind and quick. Every dish ordered was perfectly made. I'll definitely be going again.

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EL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was horrible. We ordered the Fritto Misto and there were co calamari only the bread crumbs. We also ordered the bake clams with mussels, what a joke baby clams and bay mussels that obviously were frozen. There I ordered the linguini with lobster and shrimp, the lobster was soft, of course I didn’t eat it. Anybody know lobster is hard. Horrible experience will never go there again and will never recommend and they called themselves an Italian restaurant, obviously their chef has never been to Italy or has had any seafood. Asqueroso!!!

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TT
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Already have recommended a few friends to go. Stanza is pretty amazing. We loved the atmosphere and the service. A tenured was training a newer waiter this night as I had taken my girlfriend and her two daughters for a night out. The ambiance, service, and amazing food made our night. We will be back. Next time, we'll bring our supper club with us. That good!!! 5 stars!!!

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun, great food, fantastic, wonderful , professional staff and management ! Thank you Michael , Elizabeth for another wonderful, memorable, fantastic evening with friends !

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrancini are a great starter.
The pasta dishes are quite large.
The ricotta gnocchi with goat cheese was excellent.

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FC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food tasted amazing and service was very good and quick. A bit expensive though.

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DP
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Would love to see a few more vegan options on the menu. Food has always been good!

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TK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the most delicious meals I’ve had in a few years, including trips to Paris, NYC, and Oaxaca Mexico. The place is a touch loud and is a bit cavernous for my taste, but I like the overall style of the place. Service is friendly and quite casual.

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KL
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It had been a while since we had visited Stanza before we went two weeks ago. Our last visit had involved a poor meal in most aspects. That is why we waited so long to go again...
Unfortunately, we were still fairly disappointed in the service. The food was better, but we expected more. Our server was lack-luster (and didn't know the difference between vermouth and other amaro), the busser threw away our left-overs, and the manager was non-responsive to questions.

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AM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress gave amazing recommendations. Will definitely be going back.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was amazing, and Zachary gave us some fantastic service. We started with the antipasto, which was decent, but I don't know that I would get it again. I got the market fish, which was Mediterranean Sea Bass, which was delicious. Both of us loved it, and it was actually fairly priced for being market fish. Definitely worth going just for this. My husband got the duck, which was good, though not my favorite. The duck itself was good, I just was not a fan of it paired with the blackberry sauce. I do, however, know of others that love the dish, and we came here at their recommendation of that dish. My husband also does not like wine, but Zachary recommended a wine that he actually thought was pretty good. We ended the meal with their dark chocolate panna cottage and the gelato sampler. The ?lemon? Pine nut gelato was like a zap of electricity to the tongue, with a similar flavor to key lime pie. The chocolate panna cotta was very delicious, though I wish there had been more raspberries, or a lite raspberry drizzle. A big thing for both of us is service, which was impeccable. Zachary checked in often enough that we felt we were paid attention to and welcomed, without being pushy or imposing. We were very happy with the experience, and plan on coming again in the future. Very affordable for a high end restaurant. Usually at nice places we spend about $200 (with tip), and we spent only $150 (also with tip).

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place and will go over and over again! The service is always top notch and we are always checked on by the manager at some point. The food is out of this world and always served at a perfect temperature:

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BB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We had a reservation for 7:30 and had to wait 25 minutes. We were told we could wait at the bar or in the lounge area which would have been fine but it took the bartender about 10 minutes to even acknowledge us. When we were finally seated it took our server a while to come over. The food was good but didn't compensate for lousy service. Would not go back and would no recommend. I did mention all of this to the manager before we left in hopes that they will improve because it has potential.

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