Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

4.6
957 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.

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Steve
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was almost as good as the food. The price is a right on for food hat great. Awesome ambiance.

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CCook
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The venue itself was fantastic, service was good but slow. The menu looked like it was going to be amazing and when the food arrived it was beautiful but a miss. Overcooked halibut, gummy gnocchi, etc. Good attempt but I was hoping for 150$ worth of food and Bev it would warrant it. If they can nail their attentiveness to the cuisine it would be worth another visit.

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TonyS
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific service and very nice to see Michael the GM, always welcoming. The butternut squash gnocchi and eggplant parm appetizer were amazing.

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vipkathy
Salt Lake City
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were short on time and the server was very helpful. The food was delicious as usual.

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Jill
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Halibut was dry! I thought for the portion size it was pricey

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AMC217
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. Both the service & food were excellent!

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jrosl
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Stanza often and it remains our favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cherry on top for my birthday! Thank you for a lovely evening

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CDJ2897
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was nothing short of spectacular, I do wish my pasta had a bit more crab, but it was delicious. We will definitely visit again, great service.

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CodyS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic vibe filled with great caring staff and delightful eats and drinks.
A warm greeting when entering and quick service from the kitchen to table. One of my favorites in the city.

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vipCherG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, fresh delicious food.

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MaMaAl
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal here. Thoughtfully composed dishes and menu. Italian with contemporary notes and well-blended flavors. Love it.

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vipCharlesD
Salt Lake City
31 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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Bryan
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The overall dining experience was fantastic. Would go again.

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ToddS
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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DuncanC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a spectacular time and food service. I am from the East Coast (NY) and it has been difficult to find great food. By far - hands down this is the best place I have found out here especially with Italian cuisine. The building architecture was amazing from the curb to the door and the service was even better. Our waitress (Amy) was very kind and patient and obviously had loyalty to the restaurant and staff. It 'showed in her waitress' service and demeanor. I was recommended this restaurant from Dr. Johnson whom I work with at SLRMC in the OR. He did not let me down and I was surprised with the prices. I will recommend this to everyone I know and its only blocks away from where I work and its better food at very comparable pricing to other "food box" places like the Olive Garden. I can not recommend this place any more than I have. It was a great experience and I look forward to going again. - There are two things that I would improve that I think could have made things better but did not deter from anything. One being that there is no option when placing reservations and it prompts for the purpose of the visit. I guess I should have put "other" because - "special occasion" can mean different things to different people. IE an option of a platonic evening type choice rather than a downgraded..... "google spoke for me". Secondly, if there is a way to make the restaurant open on New Years day, that was my original intention but found out you weren't open on the holiday. I know you make reservations for new years eve, (not sure if there is a social event or party type activity) but it would have been nice to be able to go out on New Years and enjoy the day/early evening for food. Overall, I can't recommend this restaurant enough. Kudos to the owners and staff for making it very enjoyable and an intrinsic and satisfying evening. The layout and architecture was better than I expected and gave a bigger enthusiastic and enjoyable time for both of us. Thank you ALL!!!

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ToddA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After seeing this beautiful building from the road for months, I was finally able to get inside for a meal. Everything was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening! This was our second visit and we’re hoping to visit again soon. Our waiter, Marcio, attentive and we appreciated his suggestions.

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vipJulieM
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent. I was able to make a 2pm reservation but the kitchen was closing until dinner at that time and we were asked to order quickly! Other than that, our experience was excellent. Great food, excellent service and delicious entrees. I recommend the Arancini appetizer.

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StephenL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Limited menu compared to previous years and other restaurants, but what's on there is quality. The polpette is a must as a small plate/appetizer.

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vipBonles
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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JenniferP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

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badeater83
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was really good - the cheesecake needs something. Service was excellent. Cozy place.

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LeenaC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant! The service is amazing. The marinated olives and wine alone, are reasons to go! The sea food was fresh perfectly cooked. We can’t wait to go back!

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steveg
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience, pasta is incredible. Ambiance is very nice, great service.

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RickN
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Really liked the location and the service.

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LacyA
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An amazing birthday dinner! The food was exceptional!

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vipNeighbor
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for a birthday dinner and the dinner was wonderful. Our waiter was outstanding and the food incredible.

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Italianfoodie
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Beautiful surroundings and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, staff, and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I always have a fantastic meal and amazing service!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was so-so. Service was ok. Desert was disappointing but they did no charge it when we barely ate any. Gorgeous venue.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Very modern restaurant, great service, the food was very good and the wine was exquisite. Plus, they have vegan menu!!!

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JeffG
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Free, easy parking in back! Our seafood dishes were great - especially the generously portioned cioppino. Our server, and supporting staff did an excellent job of pacing our dishes, drinks, etc.. We will return.

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ScottA
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

An Italian restaurant that can't cook pasta properly is a travesty. Wish the chef took pride with there products

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RegC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful seafood dishes and good selection of wines.
The beet salad is delicious.
The service is friendly, helpful and attentive.

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vipWineLover
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We will be dining here again.

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vipShawnM
Salt Lake City
48 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and service!

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vipDavisM
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Zac Howa has done a wonderful job. Always a great evening! Halibut was perfect as was the Diavolo!

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 4.6 stars by 957 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.