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

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

4.6
4.6
1300 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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.
  • Public transit
    Trax stop one block away on 400 S.
  • 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

What 1,300 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Utah

    Good for business meals

  • Salt Lake City

    Good for business meals

  • Salt Lake City

    Great for fine wines

1,300 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue and excellent service! The food was top tier and our server, Lindsey, was friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable and personable. She had amazing recommendations on drinks and food!

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  2. DarhlB

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was excellent. Service, food, atmosphere was all great.

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  3. LaelB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit. Great manager greeted us and seated us quickly. Open room with lots of windows. Sat in a booth. It felt private without feeling closed in. Menu varied. Small plates as well as entrees. Portions just right. Prices spot on. My friend got the wagu beef. It was cooked to perfection. I got the crab and ricotta ravioli. The arugula salad was delicious. Desserts were well portioned. The gelato was divine. Such a nice evening.

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  4. ITALY

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place. Little pricey but food was good. Staff was very helpful and accommodating to my special needs.

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  5. LupeB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love it. I’ll come back. I recommend this place very much

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  6. DavidJ

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Abby recommended dishes that were insanely good Service here is always good The food slaps Carbonara is so good, my NY accent comes back

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  7. SteveM

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional service. The food quality and proportions were ideal. We loved our first dining experience at Stanza's Italian restaurant and wine bar.

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  8. jfunk

    Salt Lake City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for our ‘late’ Valentine’s dinner. It was wonderful. The food was outstanding. The only issue we had was one of our dishes was much spicier than anticipated and there was no indication on the menu that it was spicy. But, the wine was wonderful and Tanner was an excellent server.

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  9. RandallC

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Italian cuisine with a delicious and varied menu. Great, attentive service and there was no rush for us to leave as we relaxed over dessert.

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  10. BenV

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was 10/10, Lauren our sever was awesome, the manager on Thursday the 15th was excellent with greeting us, and overall the experience was great. I would go back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for the valentine’s day chefs menu. The first course was one oyster with no lemon or anything to dress it with. Second course was pleasant. Third course I got overcooked duck and my partner got the seared halibut. The halibut was still frozen in the middle and the gentleman that took her plate only asked if she wanted another plate. No apology or offer to accommodate. The food is far from being worth the price, low quality and poor service. Do not eat here.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was incredible but we were very disappointed in the service. We attended on Valentines with a five-course pre fixe menu. We felt incredibly rushed - they got through all five courses and handed us the bill within 55 minutes. I wouldn’t expect to linger for hours on a busy night, but would like to spend more than 1 hour at a restaurant over a five-course, $350 meal.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stanza is a “go to” restaurant when you need a perfect dine out experience. And on a special occasions like “Valentines Day” it is always a winner. Great food, presentation is always creative and service is impeccable. Most special event are “prix fixe” but allow you to chose between two items to match your mood and tastes. On regular dining days, the options are unlimited with rich pastas and savory seafood, beef and veal. If you haven’t tried them, you’re in for a very pleasant surprise!

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  14. Purple

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Most food was overcooked. Service was poor. Wasn’t worth the money. Which makes me sad because we were really looking forward to the meal.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service subpar food. The lobster dish was terrible

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I had a set menu for Valentine’s Day. All of the food and drinks were great, and the service and timeliness were also great.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute restaurant, our server was amazing but the pasta wasn’t good.

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  18. TinaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the vibe inside stanza. Waitstaff was fantastic. The vegan pesto was very oily. I’ve had it before and it wasn’t that oily in the past. I wouldn’t order this again. My partner enjoyed her seafood pasta with no complaints.

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  19. CameronL

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is excellent and the food even better! Their website notes casual dress and we fit right in dressed up. Service was excellent. Great experience. Well done here again for sure!

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  20. alejandraB

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tanner was amazing very attentive and helpful. He is very knowledgeable and gives great suggestions.

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  21. CharlesD

    Salt Lake City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lyndsey was an excellent waitress with great recommendations

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  22. EatingBoiseUp

    Boise

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time dining at Stanza - a superb experience from top to bottom. Fantastic appetizers and creative and delicious pasta dishes. Highly recommend!

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  23. LisaA

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael , The Manager, Dylan, our server ..... outstanding. The food was incredible!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was overcooked. Lobster was like rubber and calamari was like chewing on a shoestring. Wagyu steak was mediocre and I had to use my knife to cut my halibut. We laughed the whole way through our meal because I couldn’t believe it. Waiter kept asking how it was and I didn’t have the guts to tell the truth. I’ll never go back…..

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  25. lisaa

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wide selection, great food, great service, private feel, made for a super anniversary celebration

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  26. FoodieMike

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice place for lunch. Good selection and presentation.

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  27. JENNIFERA

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Appetizers were okay, maybe more eye appealing then tasty. Salad lacked flavor, had to ask for another dressing and came on a small plate, so salad was falling off the plate. Main course (Wagyu) was quite small along with the other plated items. Might have ordered dessert, but I am under the impression that they did not have one as nothing was offered. Drink menu (cocktails) was very minimal. Staff was kind of mute when it came to their character. One of the staff from the back, a gentlemen, was very friendly, he was dusting off some rugs and stopped to open the door for us.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my daughter for a date night and it was amazing. I’m definitely going back for the pork chop. I’m still dreaming of the smell and taste of the meal, so good! Our waiter was perfect only showed up when we needed something. A wonderful experience

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  29. MelG

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and good service...they certainly want to get you in out as soon as possible. The servers were checking our table every few minutes to take a plate away even if the other person hadn't finished. We received our food within minutes after ordering...no time to just chat over a glass of wine. Felt very rushed.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The exquisite ambience and elevated service without pomp compliments the fabulous fare coming out of this masterful kitchen. Dustin is knowledgeable and was accommodating when we had to pivot in timing. DO have the home made Italian sausage, mozzarella, Arborio rice, pecorino, pistachio & hazelnut pesto - not a pine nut in play and the most delicious I've had this side of the Mediterranean! DO bring your own chair - we had to laugh or we would've cried. Oh we coveted those big empty booths.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, the service, and the ambience were amazing! The manager was horrible! No tact and lacked in overall awareness.

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  32. BlakeW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and Abby was awesome as was everyone. Enjoyed!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience, start to finish. The food was wonderful. Whoever the chef(s) is, bravo.

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  34. Jeffrey

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid vegan options, including a vegan pesto and vegan Mediterranean pasta. Service was outstanding.

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  35. Milo

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy atmosphere with delicious food. Great service.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was fantastic!

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  37. DaveT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the better restaurants in SLC. Chicken Marsala was excellent.

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  38. jnebs

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not a bad effort. Wagyu was perfect temperature with good flavor but nothing special—seemed barely prime quality. By-the-glass Chianti disappointed as there are better choices in this price range. (Maybe this “wine bar” intends to cater to Salt Lake City versus Italian sensibilities. Would be rational.) Cherry tomatoes were green and tasteless. This must have been intentional—at least the green part. Halibut was unevenly cooked: dry to perfect. Accompanying risotto was very good. Tomatoes same as above. Small plates and pasta dishes promise better. The Ogden couple with us rated their selections as “good”. Service was great.

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  39. MikeF

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I arrived early for a dinner date and the Host was very accommodating and wonderful. I asked for a few special arrangements like a candle one the table and a quiet booth and was kindly provided with everything I asked for. Our waiter was exceptional, the Manager visited to make sure everything was good, and the Bar Keep was very friendly and offered many suggestions to our liking. All of the employees were friendly and accommodating. The building was stylish but a little aged, and the atmosphere was very nice. The food was very good and extravagant My date and I truly enjoyed our visit to Stanza and will likely return someday!

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  40. rickphe

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting our son who recently moved to the Salt Lake area for the holidays and were thrilled to have found Stanza and made a reservation for New Year's Eve. The menu was a five course pre fixe and every course was delicious. There were no complaints. Their seafood bisque was exquisite as was all the seafood options. We look forward to visiting again so we can try their regular menu. The deco and ambience is perfect for a date night or night out on the town. So happy we found this gem.

    1 person found this helpful

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 1300 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 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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.
  • Public transit
    Trax stop one block away on 400 S.
  • 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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