Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

4.6
431 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar is Salt Lake’s newest addition to the downtown scene. Executive Chef Jonathan LeBlanc has created an amazing menu with tastes of Italy and a contemporary take on a traditional cuisine. Beverage Manager, Kelson Westervelt 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(801) 746-4441
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jonathan LeBlanc
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
500 East and 300 South
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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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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KH
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, great atmosphere. Love the fire pit on the patio.

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SK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely great food! The appetizers were great! I had the steak which was also great !! And nice ambience.

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J
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Maybe it was the night, but it took 2 hours for us to dine. The appetizers came fairly quickly but the main courses for 4 was very delayed. No mention was given, no updates while we waited, just a very long time. The ciopinni was very fishy and practically inedible.

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KH
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This our first time here and we absolutely loved it. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was so romantic.

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M
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

This was a very disappointing experience. The burratta small plate was the only acceptable dish although my husband felt the balsamic reduction was too strong. The shrimp and crab bisque was tasty at first but the spice overwhelmed the seafood flavor about half way through the dish. My husband had the Coppino which was overpriced, heavy on potatoes, squid, and vegetables with no evidence of the promised steelhead trout. The server did not have adequate knowledge of the wine offerings and we were disappointed in the recommendations. This not a restaurant we would recommend or visit again.

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

The food and service was great . The beautiful and quiet atmosphere is a great spot for a business lunch.

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DD
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was outstanding - the trout special and gnocchi were particularly delicious! Our waiter was attentive and friendly, and we enjoyed our time at Stanza.

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K
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service was great. They spaced the time between the drinks, appetizer and meal really well. We never felt rushed or felt like we were waiting around. They had a private event going on upstairs which you could hear when they used the microphone. Luckily they kept it really short. If the event wasn't going on, the restaurant would have seemed really quiet for the amount of people there. I would definitely recommend the restaurant and will be back again soon!

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CS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stanza has always provided excellent food and service. Great place to go for a special occasion.

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TG
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall had good expectations and did not leave disappointed.. Great service and good dining selections. The appetizers ere wonderful . One of the dishes with the Italian sauasage. Was way too spicy for a medium and was too seasoned to taste .

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AF
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both food and wine menu as well as preparation are excellent

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OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so fantastic and the service was excellent. We ordered a few small plates, a few entrees and few desserts. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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d
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this restaurant. We always choose to go there when we’re close to downtown.

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N
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good value. Reliably delicious and a pleasant, modern ambiance.

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RG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I have nothing negative to say about this establishment in general. The service was excellent. The location and ambience were great. Just wasn't a big fan of the food. I was looking for a broader menu selection. I however was told it was known for wine which I did not order. Im sure it has its cliental but I am not that person. Would not go back or recommend.

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SO
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a large group. Waiter was knowledgeable and very attentive. Food and wine was delicious.

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r
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food but a little too noisy even for a table of 5. Back to Oasis next time.

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MA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great everything, except the ambiance! It's unfortunate that SLC restaurants seem to have embraced the cavernous, huge restaurant design! Makes everything so much more impersonal and lacking charm and warmth!

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service
Delicious food

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g
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was not bad, but not particularly good either. Waiter was, for the most part, non existent during dinning experience. All red wine on list were marginal. Vivino'ed all of them. My fish came, for the most part, completely raw and everything else on plate was cold (had been sitting you could tell). Had them finish cooking but obviously returned to me much later while date ate solo. The food itself again was not bad... but not great either.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to take my girlfriend to eat for her birthday. The staff was amazing, the food and drinks were great and they even gave her a dessert that said "Happy Birthday" and gave her a card all signed by the staff. Very special dinner

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C
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for a low key birthday celebration. There were nice vegetarian options. All three of us had pasta and it was very nicely flavored and cooked. Gnocchi and bucatini were excellent, lasagna was great for our vegetarian. Started with small plates: eggplant parmigiana, and olives. Could have used some bread? That’s the only complaint. Service was good but our server seemed to vanish when we needed him. The ambiance is decent but kind of corporate, if that makes sense.

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DA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appetizers and small plates, salads were incredible. Great wine list. They offer 5 oz and 10 oz pours, which is really nice. Staff couldn't have been better, service was prompt, and friendly. Our waiter was Nick. He had one huge party plus his regular tables. Entire staff pitched in with us and the large party. We didn't feel neglected. It was nice to be waited on with a smile! Well-trained, customer oriented staff. Restaurant looked great, we may have a new favorite place. Thank you, Stanza!

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c
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a girls night out at Stanza this weekend. The restaurant is cozy and friendly with great service! Everything we ordered was superb! We tried the Dine O Round menu with pasta and Salmon...also included dessert. Portions were generous for a special priced item. Will definitely return to Stanza.

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JA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Staza to celebrate my best friend’s birthday and the service, food and wine selections were great. Andrew was our server and he was outstanding.

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B
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dined on patio - very pleasant!! Service was a bit slow although did not disrupt a great time by our group of 6. Food was good and wine selection broad.

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JW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. We had the lobster linguine and rigatoni and bother were fantastic.

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ES
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Our server, Sarah, was wonderful and very attentive!

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RP
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is outstanding! The food is amazing my wife is gluten free and to have an amazing pasta dish is a treat. One of the best in Slc

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N
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and we will definitely be back soon!

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was good, we enjoyed it. The food is a bit on the heavy side, but it was good overrall.

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K
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Everything I read said people loved it. We had a good experience all around. Didn't blow us away given the price but it was am enjoyable evening.

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SH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been there twice before for lunch and returned for dinner Saturday. Everything about Stanza is top notch! I wish I lived a little closer. They even have parking in the back. A gem!

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DE
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The arancini dish (an appetizer) is outstanding, it has changed slightly since last time but improved. Beautiful olive oil around delicious tomato puree with golden balls of filled risotto, crisp and toothsome, really a signature dish. Then on entrees we enjoyed properly cooked vegetables, pasta, and shrimp with lobster that are so hard to find in land-locked SLC, the kind of shrimp that seem to have a freshness like you are down in the gulf, or at least only acceptable to a place that has a watchful chef.

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M
Salt Lake City
63 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful space! Matched in every was by the menu offerings and attentive service.

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AA
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for business lunches and dinners. You can actually hear what other people are saying. Music is not too loud and the food and service is excellent.

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The hostess - average. The server - excellent. Appetizers - excellent. Wine selection - great. Caesar salad - less than average. Pastas - poor. Desserts - passed on these based on the steep decline in quality of the courses.

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Boise
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

This is a big commercial restaurant with two floors and no personality. The food was awful and my wife and I both left not feeling well. The ambiance is modern and very light for a nice restaurant, almost feels like a cafeteria. Food came out about 7 minutes after we ordered which let us know the entire prep was pre-done. I think Olive Garden would have been a better choice.

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RD
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and delicious food. The olive plate was a find.

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W
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Drew is an amazing waiter and the staff on whole is always on point. The food is both delicious and beautifully presented.

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