Best American Restaurants in Downtown Salt Lake City

BambaraBambara
(1909)
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American | Downtown, Salt Lake City
The Garden RestaurantThe Garden Restaurant
(571)
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American | Downtown, Salt Lake City
Peery Hotel - Carnegie's Public HousePeery Hotel - Carnegie's Public House
(13)
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American | Downtown, Salt Lake City
Table XTable X
(271)
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American | Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City
ProvisionsProvisions
(568)
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American | Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City
Oasis Cafe - Salt Lake CityOasis Cafe - Salt Lake City
(469)
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American | Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City
The Roof RestaurantThe Roof Restaurant
(1948)
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American | Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City
Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar - Station ParkTwigs Bistro and Martini Bar - Station Park
(610)
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American | Farmington, Salt Lake City
Nordstrom Grill City Creek CenterNordstrom Grill City Creek Center
(92)
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American | Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City
Garage Grill & RPM BreweryGarage Grill & RPM Brewery
(109)
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American | Draper, Salt Lake City
The Nelson Cottage by High WestThe Nelson Cottage by High West
(47)
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American | Park City, Park City Area
AragostaAragosta
(307)
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American | St. George, Southwest Utah
State Road TavernState Road Tavern
(21)
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American | Kamas, Park City Area
J&G Grill at The St. Regis Deer ValleyJ&G Grill at The St. Regis Deer Valley
(832)
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American | Park City, Park City Area
The Foundry Grill @ SundanceThe Foundry Grill @ Sundance
(953)
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American | Sundance, Sundance
Snake Creek GrillSnake Creek Grill
(112)
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American | Midway, Park City Area
Jeffrey's SteakhouseJeffrey's Steakhouse
(419)
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American | Moab, Moab

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Salt Lake City

VENETOVENETO
(82)
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Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City
Stoneground KitchenStoneground Kitchen
(313)
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Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City
Caffe MoliseCaffe Molise
(1271)
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Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City
CANNELLA'S Restaurant LoungeCANNELLA'S Restaurant Lounge
(268)
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Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City
Cafe Trio DowntownCafe Trio Downtown
(66)
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Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City
Tucci's Cucina ItalianaTucci's Cucina Italiana
(98)
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Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City
BRIO Tuscan Grille - MurrayBRIO Tuscan Grille - Murray
(457)
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Italian | Murray, Salt Lake City
TuscanyTuscany
(1711)
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Italian | Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union, Salt Lake City
BRIO Tuscan Grille - Salt Lake City - City CreekBRIO Tuscan Grille - Salt Lake City - City Creek
(546)
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Italian | Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City
Cucina ToscanaCucina Toscana
(454)
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Italian | Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City
Maxwell's  East Coast EateryMaxwell's East Coast Eatery
(126)
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Italian | Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City
Cafe Trio CottonwoodCafe Trio Cottonwood
(395)
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Italian | Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union, Salt Lake City
ToscanoToscano
(222)
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Italian | Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union, Salt Lake City
Buca di Beppo - Fort UnionBuca di Beppo - Fort Union
(233)
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Italian | Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union, Salt Lake City

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Downtown Salt Lake City Restaurants

Aristo'sAristo's
686 reviews
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Greek | Downtown, Salt Lake City

They were out of several items - but what they did have was good. More

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PalletPallet
1064 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Salt Lake City

We enjoyed the best meal of our vacation at Pallet, before returning home to LA. The menu was varied and interesting, and every item we ordered fresh, flavorful and inventive. We started with the Full Board charcuterie and cheese which was delightful. We each thoroughly enjoyed our entrees - the bass was super tasty, and the scallops, the lamb and beef were exceptional. We’d been searching for a great restaurant in SLC, so glad we found Pallet! More

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BTG Wine BarBTG Wine Bar
208 reviews
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Wine Bar | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Quiet, low lighting - perfect for intimate conversation. The entree menu wasn’t available (as my reservation was after 9) but the small plates & dessert menu was which more than made up for it. Gigi, our server was spot on with wine pairing recommendations & cocktail selections. Will absolutely return More

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Caffe MoliseCaffe Molise
1271 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Great food and service - all very quickly. Nice spot for lunch. More

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The RestThe Rest
357 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Good food, great ambience, wonderful service. Will definitely go there again. More

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Stoneground KitchenStoneground Kitchen
313 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Stoneground is our favorite place! The waiters and waitresses are so knowledgeable about what they’re serving. Our service has always been great and they never disappoint. Thanks Stoneground! More

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Zest Kitchen & BarZest Kitchen & Bar
61 reviews
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Vegetarian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Vegan options are really delicious at Zest. I am not vegan, but was looking for something healthy and Whole30 compliant, and they delivered on that point. Service was impeccable, and they were willing to tailor meals and ingredients to our dietary preferences. More

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Current Fish & OysterCurrent Fish & Oyster
724 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Excellent small plates served promptly! The oysters were succulent and grilled calamari so good I’d return just to have it again. The ceviche was nicely prepared, bright and fresh. Very attentive service staff throughout the restaurant. More

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Stanza Restaurant & Wine BarStanza Restaurant & Wine Bar
312 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

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! More

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BambaraBambara
1909 reviews
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American | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Great food. Great service. Nice easy location with valet parking More

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Cafe Trio DowntownCafe Trio Downtown
66 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

My favorite place to eat! I will use any excuse to go to Cafe Trio. Brunch, dinner, dessert, anything. The downtown location is the best! Servers are always polite and on top of it. More

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Avenues Proper Restaurant & Publick HouseAvenues Proper Restaurant & Publick House
246 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Service was quite good, very loud acoustics, food was pretty good but not exceptional, somewhat pricey for a gastropub. I’d recommend for small plates and drinks. More

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Trestle TavernTrestle Tavern
11 reviews
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American | Downtown, Salt Lake City

I went for the first time recently and I will definitely be going back! It had a quiet and relaxing ambiance. The food was really good with a couple vegetarian options (veggie burger was delicious). My boyfriend got the trout salad and really enjoyed it! I would recommend this to anyone. It is pretty small so I suggest making a reservation. More

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VENETOVENETO
82 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

We love Veneto so much! Incredible food, service and atmosphere. More

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Martine CafeMartine Cafe
749 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Martine Cafe has long been our favorite restaurant in SLC. We enjoyed the Pris fixe menu last Saturday. The fish and chicken entrees were perfectly prepared, and the cherry pie was splendid. The location is convenient for pre- and post- events, as well as to shopping at City Creek. The service is generally attentive and professional. We are rarely displeased with meals at Martine. More

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CANNELLA'S Restaurant LoungeCANNELLA'S Restaurant Lounge
268 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Love this place. More

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Spencer's For Steaks and ChopsSpencer's For Steaks and Chops
689 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Overall was really good. Very pricy but good fosd and better service. More

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House of Tibet Restaurant House of Tibet Restaurant
3 reviews
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Asian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Really enjoyed our meal. We will be back More

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The Garden RestaurantThe Garden Restaurant
571 reviews
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American | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Delicious meal and wonderful service. We really loved the quiet relaxing ambiance with a live piano music. More

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Christopher's Prime Steak House & GrillChristopher's Prime Steak House & Grill
1336 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Probably due to the Valentine’s Day, waitress seemed rushed. I totally have received better service at Christopher’s More

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Texas De Brazil - Salt Lake CityTexas De Brazil - Salt Lake City
451 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Salt Lake City

I been to other more accesible price wise Brazilian restaurants and they are ok. This restaurant and their meats are outstanding not to mention the salad bar and the service is phenomenal I will go back and I’m sure will continue to go back More

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MeditrinaMeditrina
148 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Between the two of us we tried 8 tapas. There were at least 6 more we wanted to try. The food was great and service was fantastic. Even the items we didn't like so much we're delicious, just not as much as the ones we really liked. More

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FincaFinca
418 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Salt Lake City

My husband and I had a wonderful Valentine's Day at Finca. The manager Sarah was very accomodating and attentive and made us feel very special. More

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Bourbon House Cocktail Emporium & Craft KitchenBourbon House Cocktail Emporium & Craft Kitchen
90 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Salt Lake City

I had the chickpea burger, and though I'm not a vegan/vegetarian, I was a bit disappointed. It didn't really have a good texture/temp. It was a lot like eating room temperature hummus on a lovely bun with cheese. The frites were great. The drinks were great. We waited a while for our server to appear despite our reservations, and a bit longer for water. We did get water and drinks, eventually, and all was pretty good. I'd return, but avoid what I ordered before. Were I a vegan, I would have been sad because there were a few options, but this one was pretty disappointing. I have more options as a omnivore and will select accordingly in the future. More

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Tucci's Cucina ItalianaTucci's Cucina Italiana
98 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

An absolutely lovely Valentine's Day dinner. Very warm, inviting atmosphere and delicious food. More

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Elevations RestaurantElevations Restaurant
10 reviews
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American | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Our group of 4 went here prior to a show at the Eccles Theater. Parking is validated so it was nice to park once and eat near the theater. Service was slow. It took forever for us to even get our water glasses filled. Once the waitress filled our water glasses, we told her we were ready to order and she said,”I guess I can squeeze you in before his other large party I’m serving.” Once our food order was in, the food cake pretty quickly. I had the chicken wrap and side salad. It was good. The rest of my party ordered burgers and a Cæsar salad. The Cæsar salad was small for the price. The French fries were terribly underdone and crunchy. If we had more time, they would have been sent back. I would probably return only for the convenience of eating at parking downtown. If I wasn’t attending an event downtown and was just looking for a good place to eat, this would not be it. More

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J Wongs Thai & Chinese BistroJ Wongs Thai & Chinese Bistro
90 reviews
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Chinese | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Great place. It’s my new go to Chinese. My wife and I loved it. More

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Peery Hotel - Carnegie's Public HousePeery Hotel - Carnegie's Public House
13 reviews
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American | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Only people there. Our waiter was a little scattered, but nice. The food portions were huge. More

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Twist Bar, Bistro, SocialTwist Bar, Bistro, Social
38 reviews
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Bistro | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Cool atmosphere, great service, fun food selection, great prices! More

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California Pizza Kitchen - The Gateway - PRIORITY SEATINGCalifornia Pizza Kitchen - The Gateway - PRIORITY SEATING
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American | Downtown, Salt Lake City

California Pizza Kitchen welcomes you by PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant.

California Pizza Kitchen is a casual-dining restaurant serving up California creativity through its innovative menu items. CPK provides a range of California-inspired dishes, from signature hand-tossed and hearth-baked pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrees, soups, sandwiches and cocktails.More

Downtown Salt Lake City Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Salt Lake City's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Zest Kitchen & BarZest Kitchen & Bar
61 reviews
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Vegetarian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Vegan options are really delicious at Zest. I am not vegan, but was looking for something healthy and Whole30 compliant, and they delivered on that point. Service was impeccable, and they were willing to tailor meals and ingredients to our dietary preferences. More

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BTG Wine BarBTG Wine Bar
208 reviews
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Wine Bar | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Quiet, low lighting - perfect for intimate conversation. The entree menu wasn’t available (as my reservation was after 9) but the small plates & dessert menu was which more than made up for it. Gigi, our server was spot on with wine pairing recommendations & cocktail selections. Will absolutely return More

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Aristo'sAristo's
686 reviews
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Greek | Downtown, Salt Lake City

They were out of several items - but what they did have was good. More

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Current Fish & OysterCurrent Fish & Oyster
724 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Excellent small plates served promptly! The oysters were succulent and grilled calamari so good I’d return just to have it again. The ceviche was nicely prepared, bright and fresh. Very attentive service staff throughout the restaurant. More

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PalletPallet
1064 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Salt Lake City

We enjoyed the best meal of our vacation at Pallet, before returning home to LA. The menu was varied and interesting, and every item we ordered fresh, flavorful and inventive. We started with the Full Board charcuterie and cheese which was delightful. We each thoroughly enjoyed our entrees - the bass was super tasty, and the scallops, the lamb and beef were exceptional. We’d been searching for a great restaurant in SLC, so glad we found Pallet! More

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Caffe MoliseCaffe Molise
1271 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Great food and service - all very quickly. Nice spot for lunch. More

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Stoneground KitchenStoneground Kitchen
313 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Stoneground is our favorite place! The waiters and waitresses are so knowledgeable about what they’re serving. Our service has always been great and they never disappoint. Thanks Stoneground! More

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The RestThe Rest
357 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Salt Lake City

Good food, great ambience, wonderful service. Will definitely go there again. More

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Stanza Restaurant & Wine BarStanza Restaurant & Wine Bar
312 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

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! More

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VENETOVENETO
82 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Salt Lake City

We love Veneto so much! Incredible food, service and atmosphere. More

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