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Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar, Salt Lake City, UT

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

4.7
4.7
1138 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar is Salt Lake City’s go-to spot for fresh, modern Italian cuisine. Executive Chef Paul Cafaro has created an amazing menu with tastes of Italy and a contemporary take on a traditional cuisine.

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 ranging from 10-100.

For casual dining or celebrations in your life, please come in and enjoy the gifts of good food and good wine with your family and friends.

Tables for parties less than five will be reserved for a maximum of two hours, please let us know in advance if you would prefer additional dining time and we can accommodate your request.

Mangia Bene!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (801) 746-4441

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Paul Cafaro

  • Private party facilities

    Entertain your guests with great contemporary Italian cuisine in a dramatic setting. Stanza offers 2 private and semi-private dining spaces for groups anywhere from 10-150. Call for more information today!

  • Private party contact

    Kayla LeBlanc: (801) 746-4441

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    500 East and 300 South

  • Parking details

    There is private parking on the premises as well as extra spots on 3rd South.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $110.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join Stanza for Valentine's Day. A five course pre fixe menu created by Executive Chef Paul Cafaro. $110.00 per person, not including alcohol, tax, or gratuity. You can view the menu @stanzaslc.com.

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What 1,138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. L

    Lealoo

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing and the staff are very attentive. I would recommend this for any occasion.
  2. C

    Christine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and we loved it!!! Great service and food!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us went to dinner on Friday night, and the entire experience was fantastic, from the appetizers to the salads and the main dishes, we enjoyed everything immensely. The pork chop was fantastic. Would highly recommend it if you’re having dinner here. We did have a couple of hiccups, but Michael took care of us very quickly to ensure our experience was a memorable one. Would highly recommend stanza if you’re in the downtown Salt Lake area.
  4. AP

    AshishP

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service. Loved the pastas and definitely tasted fresh and handmade. Phenomenal restaurant.
  5. p

    pauld

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful restaurant. Very quiet inside as well. Tables are way spaced apart and comfortable. Clean and stylish. The Misso Frita I’ve had much better. Simply lacking flavor. Went with the waiters recommendation of the shrimp and lobster with pasta, white wine, and butter sauce. I think if chef Ramsey was to eat this meal, he would say it was drenched in butter. They shrimp had absolutely no flavor. I would go as far as to say that they were boiled. My goodness for $42. This is absolutely unacceptable. My friend went with the Brinzo fish. This was very tasty. I can’t even imagine the difficulties of running a restaurant. And I’m grateful that a place like this is open to serve food. And I do understand the cost associated with not only the food, but the overhead costs as well. But, a pasta dish, swimming in butter and plain shrimp just doesn’t cut it in today’s market. I could’ve cooked shrimp at home with olive oil and garlic or cook them on the grill with skewers and it would’ve been so much more flavorful. I hope you take this as positive criticism and make some changes. Thank you.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kentucky took great care of us. The food and atmosphere were fantastic and I highly recommend going.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time here. My wife and I enjoyed it A LOT! Food was great, ambience was super mellow. Our server Elliot was one of the best we’ve ever had. Recommend some excellent wines and dishes, that did not disappoint at all! Will definitely be coming back.
  8. JL

    JoshuaL

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    I am a frequent customer so this experience was underwhelming. Ordered the lasagne with bolognese. It came warm to our table but looked like it had been under a heat lamp for a bit. That wasn’t good. Wife’s food was decent but needed some salt. Food was just off this visit.
  9. GP

    GageP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service all around! Food was delicious! The Diavolo dish if you like spice I highly recommend you try it. 5 stars!
  10. JR

    JimR

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very nice lunch. Soup was excellent, sandwiches were good and service was excellent.
  11. P

    Profstevan

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really one of SLC's best restaurants. Best authentic modern Italian. So lighter, more complex sauces and more original flair More like Italy today and less Sicilian. Service friendly, professional and welcoming. Nice wine selection as well and cocktails that are upscale.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not worth the price. Food was okay and done dishes cold.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    New Years Eve is always fun at Stanza. We go every year and it’s always outstanding. Perfect night and a perfect start to 2023!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the services was exceptional!
  15. DG

    DeirdreG

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully kind staff as we were there a couple hours, food was delicious. Definitely would like to return.
  16. J

    Jsun

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The foods were really great but it’s a bit pricier side. Service was minimal neither bad or good but we did go pretty late.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was wonderful! Everything tasted great our server was very nice too! One downside is that parking is super hard to find.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Stanza for the first time and enjoyed it very much. The portions were just right and I very much look forward to going back.
  19. AM

    AlexM

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dependable and attentive service. Very good food.
  20. RP

    RafaelaP

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Christmas Eve dinner
  21. EB

    EllenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We go there every Christmas Eve for our anniversary for a reason. The ambience and wine selection is always excellent. Our server Cami was very professional and attentive. My only complaint is that the music was too loud.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and exceptional service!! Delightful Christmas Eve!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and ambiance!! The chef even made my daughter a vodka sauce pasta that wasn’t on the menu…we’ll be back soon for sure!!
  24. RD

    RonD

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food very fresh. The servers are very knowledgeable with food and wine. Dessert was incredible.
  25. FL

    FoxL

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Looking for the top Italian in Salt Lake took me to Stanza. We saved it for a special event and were totally let down. There is room for an experience but Stanza fell short across the board.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are from out of town and wanted to treat my mother in-law to a nice meal. Amy our server was outstanding. She was so sweet and kind. The food was amazing. We will be coming Beach the next time we are in SLC.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always !!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely secluded table, great food and service.
  29. G

    Greg

    Salt Lake City

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit in a week. This is one of the best restaurants—let alone values—in SLC.
  30. AB

    AlexanderB

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That was the best carbonara I've ever had, so flavorful. I'm glad I decided to switch it up and give it a try
  31. WT

    WillTravelForFood

    Salt Lake City

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Stanza was excellent. We were seated quickly when we arrived (we had a reservation). We brought our own bottle of wine and the server made sure to let us know about the corking fee - standard in Utah. The mascarpone polenta was delicious and like a wonderful comfort food. The arancini was also super tasty and well prepared. For the main course we had the linguini with lobster and shrimp (devine and perfectly cooked) and the rigatoni bolognese (spicy and warm). Altogether a very pleasant experience.
  32. A

    Amymer69

    Salt Lake City

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We almost always start with the fritto misto appetizer, and it was on point. The yukon/chive gnocci is one of my favorite menu items, and is always delish. Husband had the lamb entree and said it was tender and flavorful. We opted to share a panna cotta with passion fruit, mainly because I normally don't like dessert. After tasting one bite, I wished I had ordered my own. It was incredible....smooth and creamy, with just the right amount of tang at the end. Stanza is one of our favorite go-to restaurants and we never hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
  33. MH

    MarcyH

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was not only fantastic but the service was amazing! Our server was outstanding!
  34. JG

    JodiG

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beet salad was delicious, and the service was wonderful.
  35. n

    nofearfd

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I feel like the wine list could be improved but otherwise...absolutely fantastic experience. I will be returning. Duck breast...substitute for wild mushroom ravioli. Phenomenal!
  36. B

    Bluemoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, staff was very kind and we really enjoyed our anniversary. Thank you

    Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine BarResponded on November 19, 2022Thank You! Happy Anniversary!

  37. DG

    DanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food / great server! We found something in our salad, so they removed the charge.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great Birthday celebration everything was great
  39. GM

    GMar

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was great...I had the pork which had a fall, thanksgiving taste to it. My husband had the gnocchi and enjoyed it. We also had caesar salad and the appetizer salad with burrata which was really tasty.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday and she lives Italian so we tried it and it did not disappoint! Delicious and good portions with enough to take home and eat later that night at midnight. Wonderful feel inside and yummy birthday cake/pudding surprise.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 746-4441.

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

454 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    500 East and 300 South

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is private parking on the premises as well as extra spots on 3rd South.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Paul Cafaro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (801) 746-4441

  • Private party facilities

    Entertain your guests with great contemporary Italian cuisine in a dramatic setting. Stanza offers 2 private and semi-private dining spaces for groups anywhere from 10-150. Call for more information today!

  • Private party contact

    Kayla LeBlanc: (801) 746-4441

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