Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

4.7
830 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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

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manyrollingpins
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service and staff and good food. We enjoyed our dinner.

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MaryKateJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Will defiantly go back when in town. Andrew the bartender was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & myself had a great date night! The food was delicious, we will definitely be back!

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vipGreggR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service, inviting patio all make for a most enjoyable evening!

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AnnaD
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, and they always have good wine by the glass.

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vipStephanieM
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allison, our waitress, was knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. Celebrating my friend's birthday and she went an extra miles to add a birthday candle on our fabulous dessert.

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RueduDome
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great combo of food, service, and location! The wine list is impressive. The service is superb...and the menu is diverse. The salads are also exceptional. I loved the two levels of al fresco dining as well.

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AbeB
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcella was just wonderful! She did a wonderful job, as she served the food and drinks promptly and professionally.
She took care of all tables with smile, consideration and courtesy.

Thank you for a great service , quality food and respect for the customers.

Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy

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HappyDiner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. All around fantastic meal and service. Good portion sizes too

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, service, and aesthetic were perfect as usual. Love Stanza!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience what amazing staff great place to eat replace for a date or anniversary or anything in between I would go back in a heartbeat thanks for the great service everyone there. And you don’t have to wear a mask.

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DAVED
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Disappointing is the one-word review.
Service was very slow, both to order and to be served.
My order arrived sans bacon; it was a salmon BLT sandwich. My companion observed the bread was inside out for his chicken sandwich resulting in chives sticking to his hands.

Hopefully, things will improve. But I won’t be returning any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcia our waiter was attentive and amazing. Michael - the MOD - took special care to accommodate our last minute guests (day before) and our special occasion cake. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great patio dining. Everything we had was great.

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Greg
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, and great food. Tomato Basil bisque was exceptional!

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vipGeorgiosD
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner and what a great time we had! Everything we had was absolutely fantastic and the service was impeccable. The wine list tends to be on the pricey side but some of the least expensive options are very well selected and you cannot go wrong. Desserts were phenomenal, and I appreciated the selection of amari. Very beautiful restaurant and and a great addition to the SLC high end restaurant scene. Just please (please, please) bring back the ossobuco!

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sandwichislands
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quiet dining and helpful waitstaff. Food was very good with lots of variety.

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ToddS
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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SteveK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta, excellent service. Sat at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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MaryL
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They were out of the dish I went for - their house made Italian sausage. Pasta dish with carbonara with "local egg" - but egg was "all mixed in" - not what I expected when they brag about the egg on the menu. Lovely and attentive waitress described something on the menu as "well it is supposed to be___ but ours is ___." And a much smaller wine menu than I'd expect for a "wine bistro." Hubby says the pork chop was delicious. My pasta was average. Nice fire pit on the patio, and good service with nice staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go to places for business dinners and lunch. Good food and great service.

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MaryB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Wonderful ambience . Initially server very attentive but then had to wait a long time for meal . Food was good especially beet salad and shrimp pasta. Caprese salad just ok tomato’s not great . Really enjoyed meal

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Brett
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived there was a notice the restaurant was short staffed and to forgive any slow service. If the notice hadn’t been there we wouldn’t have know they we’re short staffed, the service was fantastic, and the food equally as good!!! We sat outside on the patio and loved the atmosphere. We actually commented on the music being perfect, we could still talk with each other but it drowned out the conversations of the other people.

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vipSaltLakeFoodie
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server could not have been better! We really enjoyed eating outside.

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NICKIH
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanner, our server was fantastic! He made the night so much better. And the food and wine was most excellent!

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Veghoundslc
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food and excellent wine list. There is a vegan menu that is not an afterthought, but you have to ask for it. It is well composed, offering multiple course options, and beautifully prepared. This was a vegan fine dining experience.

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Armen
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
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 on May 12, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Food was great! Hostess was rude.

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frequentdiners
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner out with my family

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 8, 2021
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.

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 830 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.