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

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

4.7
4.7
1058 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

9:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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.

  • 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

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What 1,058 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. M

    Matt

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Micheal was our server and was amazing.
  2. S

    Sassysandy

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was good, but not great. We were there early and appetizers we ordered weren’t hot. Great service and beautiful restaurant.
  3. DB

    DebuseB

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The quality of the food was very good as well as service. For the price of large plates, the portions could have been larger. Nice restaurant.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service were excellent 👌🏽
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoy coming to Stanza. Food and service is great.
  6. T

    Toby

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've eaten here several times and never been disappointed. The only new wrinkle this visit was some difficulty finding a close parking space.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Really enjoyed food, service, and accommodations! I will definitely be back!
  8. AT

    AndresT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t remember his name our waiter but he has a deep voice with a accent marcio I think not important what is important is him he gave me and my wife our first time experience a charm I believe it was him that made our anniversary a great night thanks you so much man and if you see or hear about this feedback just give ppl a heads up about the duck breast fat hahaha nothing wrong he will understand me tho inside joke
  9. CL

    ChristyLee

    Salt Lake City

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Joshua was fantastic and provided us a wonderful dining experience! I gave 4 stars because the Cacio e Pepe was very salty and the Carbonara needed more parmesan cheese and a little less meat. We did love the burrata appetizer though.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Came to celebrate a birthday. Excellent food, cocktails, and very good service (plus a FREE desert) for a reasonable price. 10/10 will come back.
  11. BF

    BobbyF

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exploring a new restaurant is so much fun and this was no exception. The staff was so friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious. We will be back!
  12. MP

    MitchellP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, our server was great as well. My wife and I ordered different seafood and pastas and they were both excellent! The wine list was a little limited, but good, prices were a tad steep, but not crazy. About $50 a person without drinks.
  13. CK

    CandiceK

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. One of my go to’s for good Italian. I always get the Arancini to start. It’s amazing.
  14. HE

    HEWbie

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This is one of our fave places to dine. My regards to the staff and the chef.
  15. P

    Professor95

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently very good food and service. I'm always surprised they are not more crowded, but happy to be able to almost always get a tabel.
  16. JP

    JohnP

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Fantastic service with a waiter that took his time to explain the menu. Loved being outside. Noise level low, you could actually carry on a conversation! Would recommend family and friends.
  17. CC

    CarolC

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a spectacular experience. So many excellent choice to select from. It’s now “our” place to go.
  18. TM

    TerriM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early and sat at the bar. Javier was the Bartender and his counterpart (sorry don't remember his name), we had a great time visiting, laughing and joking. Made great suggestions on wine. Marico was our waiter for dinner. He was great, helped us decide on fabulous dishes. Marico was just as entertaining, great deep voice. Would highly recommend.
  19. PM

    PhillyMamaDoc

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arancini, bone marrow and chicken marsala were top notch! Cant wait to come for dinner again. Thank you Stanza
  20. KT

    KathrynT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. We love sitting on the patio during the Summer. Highly recommend the Burrata and the Gnocchi!
  21. AC

    AngelC

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem, fantastic service and food.
  22. RM

    RockyM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Good food, but they are way too carried away with the pride flags. You get a feeling they’re trying to turn this place into a gay bar. There are countless rainbow flags all over the entire restaurant as well as signs when you walk in and on the hostess stand and bar. Not family friendly if you are a family values oriented consumer.
  23. OB

    OliviaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time trying and it was so good! The pasta was delicious and the cocktails were nice I loved the outdoor patio seating
  24. DB

    DebB

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was not good and the waiter rushed us through the meal. A good restaurant should not need to take a full order - especially when the place is less than 1/2 full. The Bouillabaisse had almost no fresh fish except mussels (used frozen deveined shrimp!) and the broth had no wine and was full of some kind of pasta - it was the worst. I would definitely try other places for the money....this was not good..
  25. SL

    StephanieL

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was delicious, and our server was great! My Dad is a somewhat picky eater, and our server was so patient and made sure my Dad got just what he wanted.
  26. B

    Berniet

    Salt Lake City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect- service,food, setting- couldn’t have asked for more. Patio is outstanding
  27. A

    Anniversary

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great menu and server help. nice wine choices. desserts were great'
  28. s

    smartfox

    Salt Lake City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the neighborhood location of this restaurant. The chance to sit on the patio is very pleasant. There are numerous items that I would choose from the menu. The Caesar salad with anchovies is perfect and dressed to the right amount. The duck breast entree is delightful and satisfying. Nice affordable wine list. Bar program is known for its Negronis. Had the smoked Negroni which was a great cocktail to start the experience.
  29. k

    kathy

    Salt Lake City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in a hurry to go to a show and our server help us enjoy our delicious meal and get to the show on time. Thank youQ
  30. C

    Cla12

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    There are several issues here! For an Italian restaurant to rightfully say they are Italian they must good bread and pasta. The bread is shameful; they bring it warm but it’s flavorless. The pasta dishes over use Ricotta as if there are no other cheeses for filling. The Wagyu steak was a joke. Please just call it a steak but don’t let customers eat that and believe that that is a Wagyu steak. The layered potatoes were legit with a hint of truffle. It was excellent.
  31. S

    Solvang

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday
  32. NY

    NYtransplant

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything amazing Vegan menu so great and appreciated.
  33. C

    Cheddar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always nice to be warmly greeted at a fine restaurant upon entering. It's even better when the staff remembers you from the last time you were there 4 months earlier. True, we had our wedding at Stanza on Christmas Eve, so the event was not the usual dinner, but still, it's nice that the staff remembered us.
  34. AK

    AngieK

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beet salad was delicious!! . The menu is small and the main courses are pretty expensive $30-$50. But the service was incredible. They were quick to fill our empty Diet Cokes.
  35. V

    Veghoundslc

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food. Very pleasant server. Did get the wrong wine and a split check was not accurate.
  36. JV

    JoshV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dining experience at Stanza! Mother's Day brunch was delicious and comes highly recommended!
  37. BH

    BlakeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb cuisine with outstanding service. A most pleasant experience.
  38. LG

    LauraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day brunch was lovely. Good good, great service.
  39. KA

    KASLC

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    Summary : Nice place, good vibe, great wines but expensive and not so-good food. Came two times. Won’t come back again. Pro: the place, ambiance, lights, very good wine you can have by half the glass, full glass, bottle which is great to try several different wines. The frito misto (starter) is well served and tasty Con: service. I asked olive oil to wait for our appetizers when we get sited, got it during the main dish. Asked for salt because lack of taste of our pastas, got it 10 mins later when I asked a second time. Waitress never asked us how the food is. Bad experience. Food : couldn’t feel the fish in the expensive 40$ pasta. Only garlic and butter. Same with the bolognese pasta: lot of meat but we could only feel the green condiments, no meat taste at all. Thankfully I took a side of meatball which was really tasty. Finally : passion fruit pana cotta. Very good pana cotta but the passion fruit coulis was super super sour and had absolutely no taste of passion fruit. To summarize : service was bad, food was bad, portion are generous, wine are excellent and ambiance was great. Pros don’t compensate cons. For the price go somewhere else…
  40. RS

    RichardS

    Salt Lake City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice and Service was Great.

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 1058 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
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

  • 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.

  • 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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