Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

4.7
801 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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+.

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.

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Armen
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great vibe, wonderful wine list, upscale service. Food is not as consistent as it has been in the past, but a lovely experience nonetheless.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Food was great! Hostess was rude.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Italian food is our favorite type of food! We had such a nice time in Stanza, our course were arriving on time as we expected, I did had a zampato Sauvignon Blanc combine with my main course chicken Marsala and it was just phenomenal! Chef did an amazing job on the mushroom risotto! Unfortunately I can not say the same with the pasta, something was extremely salty at the rigatoni allá Bolognese..
However we had a excellent time, services was outstanding and the ambience quite and clean

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vipAmymer69
Salt Lake City
51 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

While we did appreciate our appetizer and entrees being brought out in a timely manner, our server did forget to bring out the bread and lemon we requested (for our water). Other than these two things, the meal was delicious and enjoyed by all four of us.

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KateS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Table didn't quite feel private, though we did go on a Friday night so I anticipated it being busier. Food was absolutely incredible, genuinely some of the best food I've ever eaten. I would absolutely recommend this place, but maybe not for a more intimate evening.

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RuthAnnR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience for a date night! We sat outside and the atmosphere was beautiful and romantic. The food was absolutely delicious! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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SavannahT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was delicious. We went for the spring wine dinner and we will do those events forevermore, it was so fun. The only downside was,it was pretty noisy I felt I shouted a lot

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PETERM
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was Stanzas spring fixed dinner and wine tasting menu and it was truly brilliant. There were five courses and four wines served ( to match each course) . The food quality , taste and plating was as good as it gets at the best restaurants. Size/proportions were perfect for the average person and the timing cadence of each course was ideal with all members at a table being served concurrently as the wine was poured. Excellent attentive service by pros without being in your face .
All four of us considered it an outstanding evening and we will definitely attend their next fixed menu/wine pairing dinner if we are available and I hope we are.

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Alex
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat at the bar and had some nice wine and a meat and cheese board. The bartender was very nice and gave me some great recommendations of places to hit next. Food was great, the staff was great, and the wine was excellent. I'll be back next time I'm in SLC!

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JaredM
Salt Lake City
29 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good! A little more expensive than I think it ought to have been, but not disappointing by any means.

Service was fantastic!

I had the lobster pasta dish. Great flavors, however, the lobster was quite tough. So if your a lobster Lover then pass on that dish. If the lobster isn't That important to you, it's a great dish.

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ADAMM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice place, great food and just a little pricey but overall worth it.

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DavisM
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Stanza. Food is always very good, staff is friendly and helpful. Cocktails and wine list are also good

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Hans
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service started off very good, then faded. Apps were wonderful. Wrong dinner brought for one of us. The correct one had to be cooked, so my partner's dinner got cold while waiting. Correct dinner arrived in a reasonable amount of time but it was...cold. Manager was very gracious about the whole experience/picked up the entree's. Hard to say we'll go back soon...maybe try them for lunch. Staff is nice there...

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ChristinaD
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous inside & out. A pleasure to eat here, delicious food!

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JerryB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful restaurant with wonderful Italian Cusine. Service was prompt and consistent to meet our need but not overbearing. I would recommend this restaurant.

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SamanthaS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Silverware was dirty, had a hair in my drink and rude service. Was not offered a comp or anything to make up for my poor experience. I wouldn’t go here again.

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Marsushi
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so delightful. Service is excellent and food is extraordinary.
We always return for special occasions and even just to have great food. Thank you Michael for such attentive service.

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Dine4Fun
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food. Good wine and safety measures in place!

BJ
BrendaJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We started with drinks and and appetizers. The martinis were way too salty. The toast with the burrata was black. The Caesar salads and beet salad were good. I tried to order the pork for dinner but it was sold out so I went with meatballs which were way too mushy! The service was good which was the only saving grace. $250 for 4 people was a bit spendy for sub par food. My husband had the carbonara which for an Italian restaurant should be edible, it was not. The seafood pasta was good with a decent amount of seafood maybe the best thing ordered. I know I’m being harsh but when you don’t get to go out much your expectations might be too high. If the are high you should eat at home.

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AnnalisaG
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was fabulous! It was our anniversary and they took such special care of us and brought us dessert, the food was amazing and we will definitely be back! Thank you!

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HollyV
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! The food was fantastic and our waiter was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio and it was a beautiful evening. The food was incredible, as well as the desert!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food all around. The staff was very professional and friendly. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner out prior to the symphony, we have enjoyed Stanza before other “night outs” Stanza continually delivers a terrific/wonderful dining experience. The food set your taste buds wanting the next mouthwatering bite.
Tanner was our waiter, fantastic positive energetic could not have asked for better food and service. Even with a mask on, we are certain Tanner was touting a full smile ear to ear. Thank you Stanza & all of your employees, we had a exceptional time.

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viprichard
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The linguini with lobster was outstanding!
Service was a bit slow possibly due to not enough staffing.

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RickM
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stanza has the best Italian food in Salt Lake City. Service is excellent--Maricela is an outstanding server. Excellent wine and liquor menu as well.

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EdTheShred
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!!

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JamesC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought the food was excellent, the service was very attentive. Gluten free options on the pasta dishes for our celiac son. We will visit again

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DianeH
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious selection of foods, beautifully presented.

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MichaelK
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were there on Fri, Mar 19... No special occasion, just for fun... Lovely meal (appetizer, salad, entrees)... Each was done to perfection... Service as attentive, yet not overly so... Plenty of space between guests... Our visit reminded us of why Stanza is one of our favorites... Both for special occasions, as well as for those "just for fun" evenings...

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Swayze
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. We sat outside on a warm evening. ( they have outdoor heaters if needed) The food and service were great. Our server Sarah M couldn’t have been more helpful. She gave us wonderful direction with the food and cocktail menus. We look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and dining was amazing!!

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shannonhollinger79
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing so yummy and the lobster linguine is worth it!!! Thank you for making my boyfriends birthday a special night!!!

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vipAngelo
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful dining experience

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vipMrsJamesMD
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great wine selection and our waiter, Max, gave awesome wine recommendations! We ordered the frito misto to start which was a variety of fried veggies and I think there may have been just a few pieces of calamari thrown in, but it was really hard to tell what all was in there. The breading was good, but it was a little different than what we were expecting. I ordered the canneloni al fungi. It came with fried mushrooms on top of the pasta, which wasn't what I was expecting either. Again, it wasn't bad, but didn't match the description on the menu. I probably wouldn't order it again. My husband got the wagyu steak with potatoes and asparagus, which was pretty average. The lemon ricotta cheesecake was a great dessert...not too sweet and a pretty presentation. Overall, a good experience, especially the service and wine. We would go again and give some other menu items a try.

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KatieH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food and wine list was great and our server was kind and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great as alway but we felt very rushed my our waitress. She brought the bill to us and we hadn’t even been there one hour. Not classy.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night for me and the wife without the kid and decided to try someplace new. Everything from service to food was absolutely on point.

Our server (Tanner?) was amazing! The Mezcal Sour he recommended as the cocktail special was addictive. He was attentive and very friendly.

We did the beet salad, my wife had the lobster ravioli special and I did the agnolotti do granchio.

We’ll definitely be coming back very soon.

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RickM
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine, superb service and a clean, elegant ambience.

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vipCharlesD
Salt Lake City
25 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter William was excellent

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 801 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.