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

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

4.6
4.6
1104 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 18 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

  • A Taste of Argentina

    $120.00 per person

    Nov 30, 2022 only
    Menu created by Executive Chef Paul Cafaro with wine pairings by Javier Zuniga and Piatelli Vineyards. Dinner starts at 6:30pm.

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What 1,104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. n

    nofearfd

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  2. 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!

  3. 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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great Birthday celebration everything was great
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. C

    Cate

    Salt Lake City

    32 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Stanza was expensive and mediocre. We spent $50 for a steak that was at least one quarter fat and gristle. The chairs are very uncomfortable, too low for the tables and they lean back so far it feels like one might just fall over backwards. As a result we sat throughout dinner without back support. We have not been to Stanza for awhile and now we remember why. Won’t go back.
  8. JT

    JonathanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LINGUINE ALL’ARAGOSTA E GAMBERETTI WAS INCREDIBLE! Best pasta dish I've had.
  9. IR

    IgnacioR

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Fantastic service, unfortunately the food wasn’t as good as we remembered. More than that, the ambiance is entirely too bright and modern, it’s more akin to an office lobby than an Italian restaurant.
  10. FG

    FoodG2

    Salt Lake City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Had the tomato basil soup, Carbonara with sausage and gnocchi with butternut puree. A Gelato sampler for dessert. Outstanding team service! We'll be back soon!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Like always. Love this place
  12. W

    Wyjo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Communication and immediate seating wasgreat. Food was very good, but a bit overpriced. The wine was definitely overpriced! Service was great.
  13. GS

    GrantS

    Salt Lake City

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For all three of us it wa a marvel!!!
  14. K

    Kibbles

    Salt Lake City

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food wasn’t as hot as expected, also took a while to receive. Think Stanza can be considered once of the best in SLC, however, my experiences have been inconsistent. Prices have risen significantly since first visit.
  15. JJ

    JoshJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and flavorful. Our waitress, Sarah was very pleasant. Only thing is the portion size of the cheesecake. It’s not a slice, it’s a bite. Overall it was great though, we will definitely recommend and return.
  16. W

    Wally

    Salt Lake City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure
  17. E

    willardE

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant and food was incredible. Locally owned .
  18. n

    none

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Way Better than Olive Garden, though it costs more, so it should be better.
  19. SP

    SPace9

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our daughter’s birthday and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! The food was incredible. Our server was exceptional and he joined in the fun and laughter with us. It seriously was a 5 star evening!!!
  20. JD

    JDBooth

    Salt Lake City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently great. The house soup is a must.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Havent been in ages…food was much much better than i recall
  22. LR

    LoR3

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Arancini was cold. 3 pasta dishes came out cold so we sent everything back… our waiter spoke so softly that we could barely hear him and it wasn’t that crowded. I had heard such great things about this place and I was disappointed.
  23. SB

    SallyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I ordered the cioppino and it wasn’t as good as other's I have had including my own. I felt it was poor value for money. The others enjoyed their food
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    We were here for my sister’s birthday for the first time. The food was sub par Italian food. Overcooked duck, grainy ravioli, the lobster pasta left a strange aftertaste. The whiskey cocktail that was supposed to be infused with black tea tasted simply tasted like an old fashioned with too much citrus. We killed 5 flies around our table with one of our napkins. Otherwise the atmosphere was nice, and our server was kind. For $125 though… not worth it.
  25. HH

    HeatherH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience from reservation, to being sat, our waiter and the food was on point :). Hope to come again soon.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The service was mediocre and the food was not worth the money. I mentioned in the reservation that this was a special occasion birthday, and there was never any acknowledgement by the restaurant. Overall, it was an underwhelming experience.
  27. JZ

    JenZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and wine were delicious and service was great. Indoors was rather loud but the outdoor seating area had nicer ambience and luckily it was nice enough weather to enjoy dining outside. Would definitely eat here again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Outdoor patio was very nice and our server Carson was perfect - super friendly and knowledgeable.
  29. JB

    JimB

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. The atmosphere was inviting. The Star was the food. Best lasagna I have ever had!! The Salmon fresh and perfectly cooked!!
  30. RW

    RickW

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! We ate outdoors and it was perfect. The food was fantastic. The service was spot on. I can't think of anything that could've made the experience any better.
  31. AF

    AvenuesFoodie

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as always. Low noise level. Tables not crowded. Excellent wine menu
  32. JW

    JessicaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    I had high expectations but was sorely let down. I had wine, olive marinate, brie/prosciutto polenta, waygu steak...my friend had the cioppino. I love olives and I barely made it through two olives before asking the dish to be cleared. The polenta was okay, not the best combination of flavors but not inedible. My steak was good but just good. The cioppino had by my friend was a 2 out of 10. It lacked flavor, had lots of mediocre pasta as a filler, the fish was overcooked and the dish seemed as if you could replicate it easily with the ingredients of an empty pantry at home. I don't think we will be repeat customers ar Stanza.
  33. b

    bradleyk

    Salt Lake City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service (Joshua). Imaginative cocktails and outstanding food. Especially enjoyed the Bianco Negroni and the gnocchi
  34. JV

    JeremyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Stanza, not just for the food and ambience but the staff and management are amazing. General Manager Michael took amazing care of us, as did Abby. Thank you for helping make my special occasion EXTRA special!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect as usual. This is mine and my husbands go to restaurant for date night and it never disappoints.
  36. SM

    ShawnM

    Salt Lake City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! One of our favorite spots!
  37. SK

    StevenK

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The mushroom Rigatoni was amazing!! And vegan!! Delicious. The arugula salad was great too. And to top it off the sorbets, homemade blackberry was just delicious! We’ll be back next time we are in town.
  38. A

    Allegrov

    Salt Lake City

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently meeting and exceeding expectations, Stanza remains a favorite to bring to our out-of-town guests. Great service from Tanner and delicious pastas!
  39. M

    Maritza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food! awesome atmosphere! I will come back , I will recommend!
  40. r

    ryanj

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiting staff was great. We had 3 courses and they were timed perfectly. Never had an empty glass. The food was awesome. The manager even came over to wish us a happy anniversary. The whole experience couldn't have been better.

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 4.6 stars by 1104 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 18 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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