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Stanza Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.6
337 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar is Salt Lake’s newest addition to the downtown scene. Executive Chef Jonathan LeBlanc has created an amazing menu with tastes of Italy and a contemporary take on a traditional cuisine. Accompanying Chef Jonathan's food will be Beverage Director Hillary Merrill's wine bar and house made cocktails created by Amy Eldredge. Enjoy wine from all over the globe including premium wine on tap.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(801) 746-4441
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Phelix Gardner
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th East
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Parking details
There is private parking on the premises as well as extra spots on 3rd South.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Entertain your guests with great contemporary Italian cuisine in a dramatic setting. Stanza offers 4 private and semi-private dining spaces for groups anywhere from 10-200. Call for more information today!

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What 337 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

the appetizers were good - entries not so good. service was good - wines not so good.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Outstanding staff food was amazing I would definitely go back can’t wait for the patio to be open

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Our reservation was originally for four but at the last minute we needed a table for six. The hostess graciously accommodated our party without any problem. Because we had theater tickets, we communicated to our server that we would need to order and be served in a timely fashion. She was most gracious and efficient. Our party was most pleased with our meals, the wine, and the service.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Delicious food, nice atmosphere and great service. Strongly recommend the salmon. We will go back.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I have enjoyed many different meals here. For some reason this time the food was a little off. The pasta was not cooked all the way and was still a little crunchy. We were later than we normally eat and the restaurant was not very busy. Maybe the staff was just tired.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Awesome service and food was amazing. Our waiter did a great job of keeping our glasses full and making sure we were doing great without being overbearing!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We tried once when the restaurant first opened and were underwhelmed. My husband had lunch there last week and said it was one of the best meals he's had in a long time so we decided to go for my birthday dinner. It was very good (especially the anti pasta platter and Caesar salad). Three of us had the bolognaise. It was very nice, but not quite as good as the week before when my husband had the same item for lunch.
The service was very good however, and the ambiance is wonderful. I would recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My wife, son. and I had a great dinner at Stanza. Our server, Madison, was knowledgeable and provided excellent service. The menu is very interesting and all of our food was delicious!

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The space is lovely's service was very good, but the food was just OK. Cesar salad was average. we added white anchovies for $2 and got two of them. They were dried out, and tasted too fishy (and I love good anchovies). My salmon was cooked beautifully, but the cauliflower puree was loaded with butter- too much!- and the tomatoes that garnished it were too vinegary. The sweet potato string "fries" were tasteless although, pretty. My husband's veal was not good. He called the dish gloppy. Mushrooms were woody stems, sauce was salty and yet bland. Unappetizing presentation, I'm afraid. All in all, we'd hoped for much more.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

This place exceeding expectations. We had a client dinner that couldn't have gone better. Wine was great, food was amazing, and our server Andrew was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Had a great time. The beet soup was delicious as was the shrimp agnolotti. Our server was very attentive and gave great recommendations. The place was not busy so it was very quiet and easy to have conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic service. Great wine selection. I always appreciate when the manager goes out of his or her way to welcome you and check on you.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Stanza is a lovely, quiet, and stylish restaurant with excellent and attentive service, delicious menu choices, and warm and accommodating staff. Enjoyed every bit of the experience!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

All their pasta is homemade and tastes delicious. We got the pasta dish with shrimp and lobster and it was fresh seafood with a great blend of flavors. Highly recommend. The pricing is high so it works better for a date or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Don't take the 2 top table next to the kitchen and prep station. Way too noisy.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Wow.... I am from out of state and saw this restaurant on one of the review sites I checked before I traveled to Salt Lake City. I was on a blind date, so I wanted to make a good impression. I lived in New York for several years and since I moved back out west, have been looking for a restaurant that has food that compares with the east coast. I found it... The food was unbelievable, and the service was just as good. Our waitress knew the menu very well and everything she recommended was better than she described. I live 150 miles from Salt Lake and will make the trip just to have dinner here again. If you're wondering, the restaurant experience was far better than the date.. Thanks for an incredible meal..

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great service and great food!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great find
Wonderful menu

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great flavors and nice atmosphere. Waiter was fine but hostess needed some training.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We had the linguini with shrimp and lobster. The shrimp and lobster were excellent but the sauce was way too rich for me and I didn't eat much of the linguini. Wine was great. Lovely location and ambiance. We'll return.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The service was good. The food was quite good, though I would have changed a few things. The bread could have been better...it was more like a biscuit than focaccia, and I wished they had used salted butter to serve it with.

The citrus and pistachio dessert with olive oil cake was stellar, and frankly worth a visit if only for that! But share with a friend, because it is very rich!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

New to Salt Lake City and hit a home run with Stanza. From greeting at the door to departure, a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Food was fabulous, exceeding expectations. And, table service was stellar. Our waiter Andrew really added to our first evening dining out in Salt Lake City...

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Consistently great food and service. Our visitors were impressed by this taste of SLC cuisine.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Outstanding meal—food was terrific and Sarah, our server, made the entire evening. So knowledgeable AND fun. We will be back and ask for Sarah!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

I could not be happier with my experience at Stanza. The service was INCREDIBLE and the wine and food were to die for. I will be taking friends and family here again before soon!

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

The food was awful. Either too salty or no flavor. There was no in between. Our waitress was great however.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Normally, i do not review, but i felt from the moment we entered Stanza everything was perfect.
the hostess was knowledgeable and friendly. the bar tender was attentive and i loved the selection of cocktails. décor was fresh, classy with out being stuffy. our server knew the menu well. made great recommendations and was attentive to our needs. appetizers and main course meals were cooked to perfection and plated well. everything came out timely. again I am not much for writing but I felt they needed the cudos!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Fantastic service, good food, good wine, and good martinis. Our group of eight friends enjoyed the ambiance and atmosphere for dining and conversation. Every bite was delicious from the Arancini appetizer and fresh made pasta to the tiramisu dessert. What a wonderful way to spend our last evening in Salt Lake after a memorable ski week in Solitude/Brighton. Cheers to the staff at Stanza - keep up the good work!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Always enjoy dining here. Nice ambience and quiet enough for conversation. Wine corkage is $15.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Worst attempt at Wagyu steak ever. No stars for Stanza

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We think of Stanza as our "go to" restaurant: the food is always good, the service is outstanding, the prices are reasonable, and the ambiance is both comfortable and impressive. Guests from out of town are impressed and unlike other "higher end " restaurants, you have space between the tables and the noise level allows you to have real conversations. It is a wonderful place with excellent food and a great staff.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our Service was great and personable. Food was a set Valentines Day menu. No issues with the choices, however, the food did not come out hot. My steak was raw on the inside and charred on the outside. Not sure if this was the chef's interpretation of the dish, but not to my liking. My wife enjoyed her choices off the menu. The server did discount the meal for the steak but would have rather enjoyed the meal.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Absolutely lovely dinner at Stanza. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was amazing. Well done Stanza team!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

This was our first time at Stanza and we will definitely return. Our server was very knowledgeable about the interesting wines on the menu and the food was amazing. The beet salad and gnocchi were excellent vegetarian dishes. We’ve already made recommendations to friends!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Had a fantastic dinner with friends. Appetizers were excellent. We all had pasta dishes and they were delicious. Perfectly cooked pasta that they make in house. Service was top notch. Very accommodating and friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Have been twice now, and each time was magical. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is lovely, and the staff is friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had an excellent dinner here on Saturday night. The salmon dish was perfection, and the trout special was also very good. Be sure to have the tiramisu for dessert. A new favorite.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

New chef has added a nice twist to the menu! Great food and fun cocktails!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food, great place. The Manager was hands on, not to much, just enough. The food was delicious and we will definitely put this down as one of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Absolutely superb! The food was inventive and beautifully flavorful. The wine list is the best in SLC - thoughtfully selected by those with true oenological knowledge. The ambiance while modern was warm. The service is perhaps the best we have had the pleasure of experiencing in SLC — on par with Le Caille and Log Haven.

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