Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar
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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We had an amazing time, deff our go to’s when we feel like being on a cute/romantic date
This is a great Italian restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City. The service was excellent. The food was excellent and they have a great wine list.
One of our favorite places. We go there often and have always loved the food. The staff is knowledgeable and there is little turn over.
We have been here twice before, but the menu has changed and my entree wasn’t nearly as good as what I had before. All four of us thought the menu wasn’t nearly as good. Our favorite entree, which was a shrimp with stuffed pasta , is no longer in the menu.... huge loss!
All was great on our visit. Everyone liked the dishes they ordered and the staff was friendly and did a fine job.
Lights could be dimmed a bit more for better ambiance. Other than that, great food and good service.
We are so happy to have rediscovered Stanza! The chef is amazing and completely responsive to the needs of diners.
Quality food in a relaxed atmosphere.
The cioppino was delicious!!
Very nice but took a ling time to get things started but once did was excellent. Food was amazing couldnt believe how much delicious seafood in my linguini! Very loud if hard of hearing could be difficult to hear but great spot for special meal
I like Stanza. Would welcome bringing back the squid ink pasta.
I wanted a great birthday dinner for my husband. And it turned out fabulous!! The food was outstanding! They helped us pick a wine that went well with both my meal and as well as my husbands. I can't wait to go back again. Will definitely recommend to my friends and family!
We are loyal Stanza customers and love dining here. The staff, service and ambiance is tip top, but the food last night was not as usual. The salad which is my favorite in the city was soggy. The ciopino had pasta in it and no fish or shrimp which is unusual. The bolognese sauce did not have its usual hearty flavor and was way off. Please fix this so we can continue enjoying your beautiful restaurant!!!
This is without a doubt the best Italian restaurant in SLC. Every dish is meticulously prepared with subtle attention to details you notice in both flavor and presentation. Highly recommend
Experience this excellent restaurant. An amazingly beautiful and tasty Salmon dish...awesome Osso Bucco... great original cocktails. Allison- our server was spectacular!
Four of us for lunch. Outstanding service from Maricela. Two had the lunch special and two had Linguini & Clams. Everything was delivered quickly. Delicious meal.
Michael the host was very gracious. Our server Breezie was attentive and the food delicious and a great value. Definitely will go back for more!
Perfect - service, food recommendations, atmosphere
Appetizers were meh, soup was good, wine was good, dessert was good, service was excellent.
Now the main problem... the langostine in our pasta dish wasn’t shelled properly(we were eating pieces of shells) - dish was remade for us but then the langostine was old(had that ammonia taste when seafood starts to go bad)... the seafood overall in our cioppino was on that same border of going bad(didn’t bother to get it replaced, dish was comped). The problem was bad ingredients. On the flip side, service was excellent. Expect more at this price point.
This place is a gem in Utah. The food is fantastic and the service is unbeatable.
Again Stanza presented us a flavorful and visually interesting meal completely within my highly restricted diet. It is so nice to have a fine restaurant in town where the chef and wait staff welcome people with all kinds of diets. And Stanza appears to do that. An Italian bistro that willingly creates a gluten free pasta dish with zero garlic or onion! Remarkable. And delicious.
We finally tried Stanza again, after more than three years. We did not like their meat focused menu a few years back. Well, we were pleasantly surprised. The menu has so much more to offer. And between our wait person and the chef, all my food restrictions were avoided and I ate with confidence that the staff cares about my health and enjoyment. That alone makes it a new ‘go to’ place for us.
Everything! Yummy. This place is amazing. The lighting is breathtaking!
Great service...great food....great wine! Loved the whole experience!
Always fabulous between the food and service it’s always top flight!!!
My dinner at Stanza was the best I had while in Salt Lake City. It doesn't seem to get quite as much press as some of the other restaurants in the area, but it blew some of the bigger names out of the water. I went with a group of six coworkers during a work trip and everyone raved about their meal. The portions are generous and every dish was excellent. From the pillowy, flavorful gnocchi, to the perfectly cooked duck, to the colorful plate of salmon, each item was prepared to perfection. If Stanza were closer to home for me, I would be a regular!
The waiter was fantastic in providing food and wine descriptions and ensuring we had a great service.
Their fresh pasta is very good, and portions are very abundant. The gelato was incredible, the mushroom one was a big surprise, an interesting combination of flavors!
I would highly recommend Stanza. I enjoyed both the food and drinks we ordered. My wife especially loved the education surrounding the various wines! I will go back again, and quickly.
My salmon was so full of bones, I couldn't eat it.
After about 1.5 years hiatus, we returned to Stanza to find a dedicated vegan menu, in addition to their regular one. Both vegan and non-vegan food was absolutely fantastic. Pair that with very friendly and effective service and you have a dining combination. Highly recommended!
Great service. Most outstanding duck and presentation of all dishes was wonderful.
The pecorino fondue was delicious. And the pasta was outstanding. The server was very friendly and did a wonderful job.
Inside temperature can be cool with strong air vents.
The watermelon brûlée, suprêmes of grapefruit and orange and prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe balls made a wonderfully refreshing appetizer.
We appreciated the perfect cook on the polenta with shrimp: polenta a lovely creamy interior with light crunchy outside, two seasoned, well-grilled large shrimp. The dish of linguine alle vongole presented just-cooked, small tender clams served in a creamy, garlicky clam reduction sauce. Less chili oil would be a request next time we get them. Service is always attentive and professional. Because of the consistent quality Stanza is one of our go-to places.
Maybe my expectations were too high. Food Didn’t live up to the hype.
Our lunch was amazing: fresh pasta and a great wine list. We left very happy!
Amazing pasta, beautiful patio, wonderful service. Especially loved the Tragiatella, Linguine, and Mushroom Gelato!
If I could have given Stanza 10 stars I would have. The food and service was that amazing! We will definitely be going back and I will be recommending Stanza to all our friends!
Always great food. Outdoor summer seating is great.
Food and service are excellent-- a little higher price point than we usually spend on the weekdays, but worth it because the food and service are excellent.