Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

4.6
920 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 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 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.

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vipWineLover
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We will be dining here again.

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vipShawnM
Salt Lake City
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and service!

DM
vipDavisM
Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Zac Howa has done a wonderful job. Always a great evening! Halibut was perfect as was the Diavolo!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we were seated until wee walked out the door, it was a pleasant tasty evening. Highly recommend!

KC
KCArtAffecinado
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. Prompt, professional service.
Only minor disappointment was the cannoli, granted we took it to go.

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Connie
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our food was very good and our seerver was very pleasant. Everyone was welcoming and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Food was pretty good but service was off the night we went. Felt more like an evening at Olive Garden than a finer restaurant. Not sure we will return

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JulieJ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stylist, relaxed, not rushed. Good place to get together with friends. Helpful waitstaff.

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ChristinaF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

A party of 2 is given 1.5 hrs for their reservation. We were promptly asked to leave after only being there for an hour and 15. Our reservation was at 6:30 and we were asked to leave at 7:44 because another reservation was waiting. I asked the hostess why we were being pressured to leave as no one was waiting, there were open tables, and we should have had an hour and a half. He said we could sit down for another 15 mins then leave if we like. This was one of our fav places and now we will never go back. They were very rude.

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LaraP
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and cocktails. Decor felt hotel- ish or stale to me, and the cannoli was not good. But the food was off the charts- would definitely return.

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Kiger33
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The building is beautiful, the service was great, and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend the duck breast for an entrée and the pistachio cheesecake for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The wine selection was phenomenal! The staff were all such a delight. I really enjoyed parts of the things I ordered. However I would love to have seen more gluten free and dairy free options on their menu. Even just one or two entrees and appetizers that are gluten free and dairy free. Other than that we will be back again :)

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Ellie
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was underwhelmed in terms of both food and service for the price point.

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vipNitinC
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very flavorful meal all around. Service great. Certainly more than one entree on menu I could have eaten so guess will be going bach

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MindyR
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, and the atmosphere were perfect!

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JosephR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

My wife ordered the Cioppino, a seafood dish. It took much longer than usual for our entrees to be served and I could tell they had sat under a heat lamp for some time. The sauce on my dish was glazed over but lukewarm. This morning my wife is in bed with chills, cramps and stomach pain. I will let you draw your own conclusion. This is our fourth and last visit this year.

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NancyB
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner at Stanza. We had the linguine aragosta and agnaloti. Both were well prepared and tasty. For dessert, we had the canneloni which was a bit sweet for our taste. Overall our meal and service was excellent.

JK
JoeK
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! Super nice staff. The atmosphere was spot on perfect not stuffy but very classy and comfortable. Most importantly the food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine, great service. Would definitely come back. The meatball appetizer was 👌🏻

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vipcarefreegirl
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and very accommodating staff who adhered to our schedule as we had symphony tickets and had a deadline.

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BBDuckLover
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Strongly recommend the arancini and the duck, although the wife loved her lasagna. Would definitely go again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of this world! Service was the best! Table was ready when we got there and the atmosphere was perfect! Outstanding restaurant and we can not wait for the next visit!!!

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NikP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice here! Our first time. Servers and staff were very professional, kind & informative. I had a difficult time deciding between two entrees and our service made an intelligent recommendation and I'm very glad she did. I loved my entre. Food tasted and felt fresh.

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meenah
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Unfortunately my pasta was so over cooked it had stuck together in clumps on my plate. The sauce for the lobster shrimp pasta was great! The pasta not so much. My husband's "tomato bisque" was so clumpy and thick it seemed like a concentrated pasta sauce. Not bisque like at all. Calamari and salad were good.

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vipDavisM
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Zach Howa has done a great job since taking over. Stanza is as great as ever!

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Anne
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around experience.

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vipCharlesD
Salt Lake City
29 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, William, was excellent. The unique original cocktails enhanced the delicious meals.

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AbbyR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the meals were excellent

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MamaMias
Salt Lake City
55 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration for our daughter’s birthday and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The waiter helped with wine recommendations that accompanied the food perfectly. The ambience is so very classy and at the same time welcoming and comfortable. Thank you for a memorable dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent- friends finally getting together sharing a meal and stories. We were not rushed it was delightful

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cioppino was incredible.

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abcpoet
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I've eaten at Stanza about six times since it opened, and it's always been good, but this last visit was excellent. We sat outside because indoors was noisy because of too loud music and hard surfaces.

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JoeN
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST FOOD EVER! The seafood dishes with very long names were incredible 12/10

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vipBrandonC
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The patio is so nice...fire pit, heaters, lots of room and good lighting. The food was absolutely perfect! The appertizers and main course were outstanding! The cocktails were great as well.

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vipJeffR
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive and better than a lot of restaurants. Always skeptical about paying up for Italian food, I was pleasantly surprised by the fabulous food! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience at Stanza! Perfect for a ladies night out. We started with delicious cocktails and olives. Our entrees were spectacular! The agnolotti was splendid with crab meat, shrimp and an orange-saffron butter sauce. The service was perfectly timed, relaxed but classy. Would dine here again!

JD
vipJDBooth
Salt Lake City
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soup is always outstanding and the pasta is fabulous.

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vipPCD48
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy to find a wonderful Italian restaurant during our visit to Salt Lake City.

First it was easy making the reservation through Open Table.
Our timing was perfect -- we still found a parking space for a 7 pm reservation.
We were greeted so very warmly by the host, and by our server.\
The decor was modern. expansive with very high ceilings, yet the setting felt intimate.

Our appetizers arrived quickly, and they were incredible. We enjoyed the arancini so very much. It was light, fluffy and cheesy. So very tasty. And the tomato basil soup was so thick one can eat it with a fork (I did), and it was loaded with so much flavor. We can honestly say it was probably the best we've ever had.

We had the Rigatoni Fra Diavolo (spicy pomodoro sauce, heirloomtomato, pecorinochoice of shrimp or house made Italian sausage). We asked for mild sauce --- the spicy flavor was still there with a slight kick. We also had the Agnolotti di Granchio. (red crab and gulfshrimp, ricotta stuffed pasta, asparagus tips, baby heirloom tomatoes, crisp leeks,orange-saffron butter)_Both dishes were generous servings and chockful of flavor. We truly wanted to have dessert but we were so full (and still had enough leftover for another meal the next day).

So very pleased we went there for dinner. We've dined at many wonderful Italian restaurants during our travels (including in Italy), and we would rank this as one of the very best!

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NicT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

They offer GF noodles and omitted gluten from the dish but turned the pasta dish into a soup, not sure why they served 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 4.6 stars by 920 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.