Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar
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.
grilled salmon, Applewood bacon, lettuce, heirloom tomato, dill aioli, sourdough
house made Italian sausage, mozzarella, Arborio rice, pecorino, pesto, basil
seasonal beets, arugula, toasted pistachio, goat cheese, honey-Dijon vinaigrette
Halibut was dry! I thought for the portion size it was pricey
This was our first visit. Both the service & food were excellent!
We have eaten at Stanza often and it remains our favorite.
The cherry on top for my birthday! Thank you for a lovely evening
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.
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.
Outstanding service, fresh delicious food.
We have never had a bad meal here. Thoughtfully composed dishes and menu. Italian with contemporary notes and well-blended flavors. Love it.
Great food. The overall dining experience was fantastic. Would go again.
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!!!
After seeing this beautiful building from the road for months, I was finally able to get inside for a meal. Everything was fantastic.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent food and service
Food was great!
Everything was really good - the cheesecake needs something. Service was excellent. Cozy place.
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!
Outstanding experience, pasta is incredible. Ambiance is very nice, great service.
Really liked the location and the service.
An amazing birthday dinner! The food was exceptional!
Went here for a birthday dinner and the dinner was wonderful. Our waiter was outstanding and the food incredible.
Always a great experience! Beautiful surroundings and great food!
Amazing atmosphere, staff, and food!
My husband’s birthday
I love this place. I always have a fantastic meal and amazing service!
Food was so-so. Service was ok. Desert was disappointing but they did no charge it when we barely ate any. Gorgeous venue.
Everything was perfect. Very modern restaurant, great service, the food was very good and the wine was exquisite. Plus, they have vegan menu!!!
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.
An Italian restaurant that can't cook pasta properly is a travesty. Wish the chef took pride with there products
Wonderful seafood dishes and good selection of wines.
The beet salad is delicious.
The service is friendly, helpful and attentive.
We will be dining here again.
Great meal and service!
Chef Zac Howa has done a wonderful job. Always a great evening! Halibut was perfect as was the Diavolo!
From start to finish this lovely restaurant was simply amazing! The selection of wines superb! The menu selection covered all the basis and the taste and presentation memorable! The service was second to none! Thanks for making our evening unforgettable!
From the minute we were seated until wee walked out the door, it was a pleasant tasty evening. Highly recommend!
Amazing dinner. Prompt, professional service.
Only minor disappointment was the cannoli, granted we took it to go.
Our food was very good and our seerver was very pleasant. Everyone was welcoming and attentive.
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 953 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.