Stoneground Kitchen

4.6
447 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Our menu features Rustic Italian Recipes, Thin Crust Pizzas & Fresh Pastas. Stoneground Kitchen is located downtown in a second-story loft overlooking the architecturally acclaimed Salt Lake City Public Library. Since opening in 2000, owner Bob McCarthy has been cooking up a dining experience that’s warm, welcoming and firmly planted in his Irish-Italian roots. He takes a simple approach to serving delicious food: always fresh and house-made.
The environment at Stoneground Kitchen is cool and casual; some describe it as a rustic/urban vibe. You’ll feel comfortable dressed as you are. The window tables have mesmerizing views and are ideal for intimate dining occasions. The outdoor deck seats about 40-people and is the go-to spot for your fair weather celebrations. Park and enter from the rear of the building. Parking is Free. Hope to see you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday Lunch 11:30a - 2:30p Dinner 5:00p-9:00p
Tuesday-Friday Lunch 11:30a -2:30p Dinner 5:00p-10:00p
Saturday Closed am Dinner 5:00p-10:00p
Sunday Closed am Supper 5:00p-9:00p
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Phone number
(801) 364-1368
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Justin Shifflett
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Parking details
Our parking lot is located just behind our building, on the north side. The east side of the lot is available to our guests all day; the west side is available after 5:30 PM. There is also street parking available on 300 East between 400 and 300 South.
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Public transit
Library Square TRAX stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 447 People Are Saying
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KR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location. Excellent food. Great service. Overall an A+.

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JR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Stoneground. It was very good. All four of our entrees were very good. They had good flavor and were just the right proportions. There are vegetarian options and meat options. I would personally recommend the port tenderloin - it was superb!
One thing I would caution anyone with nut allergies would be to avoid the rum cake dessert. I had asked about tree nuts and they guaranteed there were no nuts. There weren't any nuts but I did have a reaction (slight) so there was some cross contamination from something.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was tremendous. Dillon was attentive. Presentation of the food was perfect, and the food and drink pairing recommendations were excellent.

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Y
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Away for Thanksgiving holiday. Took chances and Wow were we surprised. From service, to atmosphere, to food presentation, to food taste, we were wowed. All pasta dishes were fabulous, hot and fresh. Donuts for dessert Uber tasty. Just might have to move to Salt Lake just for this restaurant.

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BK
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t say enough about Stoneground! I had family in town and wanted them to experience local dining that SLC has to offer and of course I chose Stoneground!
They loved everything about this place but mostly how good the food was!
Thank you for a wonderful experience from the moment we sat down, to our awesome server, and the excellent food, they left impressed.
I’m bringing my office staff for our Christmas party here and can’t wait for them to experience Stoneground!

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C
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had:

- Polenta tots, just fine, nothing special.
- Chef’s Pizza: Very Good
- Tuna Piccata: The tuna was okay but the lemon caper butter sauce was espectacular. Recommended.
- Tiramisu: Let me put it this way, “Best dessert ever in SLC, for real!

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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stoneground Kitchen was amazing. We had a business dinner with Samuel as our waiter. He was attentive and kind. The food rivals anything you’d find in the larger cities. It was definitely FIVE stars!

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Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Upscale restaurant with outstanding food at a reasonable price. Not often both my wife and I have a great dining experience. This place is a favorite. Highly recommend.

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

It took forever to get drinks, refills and good. Food was not good. Chicken in my salad tasted odd, dips for the Facchino weren’t the same as usual (like a bowl of sour cream ... really?!) the spicy honey pizza’s didn’t have enough honey on them. We were very disappointed, it was a totally different experience than what we’ve in the past!

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SB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was knowledgeable about wine selection and chef's special. Attentive enough that you didn't feel interrupted, but also not neglected. Love the ambiance of the place.

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AH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! We keep coming back for the great food and the fun ambiance. Fun downtown date night place!

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stoneground has become a go to. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent wine. The Black Tagliatelle with Lobster is delish

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my only regret is that I didn’t know about this place sooner. I randomly found it while looking for dinner reservations on OpenTable and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was gorgeous inside, we wanted to live there! Our waiter was amazing, he knew the menu so well and checked in with us the right amount. I had the gnocchi and it was amazing, and our beignets with local gelato was to die for! This place is a must go.

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IL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a great experience at Stoneground Kitchen. We were glad we made a reservation because people who hadn’t only had the bar as an option for seating. All the food was excellent! The polenta tots as an appetizer were amazing. I could have eaten two more servings of them! The gnocchi was excellent- and their homemade doughnuts? AWESOME. It was a tad overpriced but overall I was happy with our evening!

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T
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, unique food choices that were fun. Will be going back again.

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CM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

They didn't have what I researched and wanted to order on the menu when I got there. They were sold out. Other than that service was great, atmosphere was great!

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GN
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good designer Italian food; amazing service - perhaps the best I’ve experienced in SLC to date!

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BH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Stoneground when I was a kid and haven't been back since they have updated the place. My wife and I went for our anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better restaurant to celebrate. Beautiful setting, amazing food, and a very knowledgeable staff. This will definitely be a place we come back to for celebratory events.

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WB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. One of me and my wife’s favorite spot.

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KS
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One review said it was good place for quite conversation, wrong very noisy. On the plus side food and service was very good.

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AN
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Exceptional food and service as always. This restaurant is a true gem of the neighborhood!

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JW
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stone Ground has upped their game in the last several years from pizza and pool tables (they still have the pizza) to creative Italian fine dining. My wife and I had dined in their nice outdoor space before, but this was the first visit "inside" the renovated digs. Wonderful, rustic stone and wood, but an upscale vibe with white napkins and very well-stocked with talented waitstaff. Our server, Samuel, was very knowledgeable about the variety of Italian wine selections available, the selection very well chosen and reasonable in price. All of the staff worked together to provide a seamless, timely and yet not rushed dining experience, including fresh cutlery for each course. The menu was not extensive, but a wide variety of choices. The presentation and taste of our appetizer (shrimp cannoli) and entrees (black tagliatelli and cab and avocado agnoletti) was perfect--and well worth the reasonable price, far below other Italian establishments not nearly as good. Can't wait to return!

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JI
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stoneground is by far my favorite restaurant in Salt Lake City. Great atmosphere and incredible food.

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l
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The visit to Stoneground was mainly to try out its contribution to Salt Lake’s Dinoround event. I have observed that there are restaurants that enthusiastically embrace the idea that the semi-annual downtown event is an opportunity to shawcase the best they have to offer patrons and draw them into the downtown dining scene and others whose participation is less enthusiastic. Judging from Monday’s dinoround dinner, Stoneground belongs in the latter catagory. The dinoround dinner menu was nonexistent. Neither the waitress or the receptionist knew what was being offered. After the waitress researched the question, she reported there was one choice— a house salad or soup, chicken Parmesan, and gelato for $30. Since our purpose was to try out this “menu” my husband and I both ordered, choosing the salad, which was the highlight of the meal, with fresh greens, grapes and sugared walnuts. The chicken breast was heavily breaded, under coagulated cheese, served with a choice of pasta. We chose linguini:, which came quite a bit more solid than al dente. The tomato sauce was well seasoned and although not extraordinary, was quite good. The ample bowl of gelato came with a small dish of raspberry coulis to share, and was a pleasant end to the dinner. I was disappointed because based on experience I know that Stoneground is capable of producing excellent dishes. If restaurants aren’t really into Dinoround, perhaps they should leave it to those who go all out. I am not likely to return.

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JE
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fabulous. I can barely wait to go again.

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L
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! Sunday nights they do family night with delicious salad, a variety of Pizzas, and a Pasta delivered to your table. It was delicious. We'll be back!!

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Z
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and exceptional service. Thanks to Courtney for taking care of us so well.

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CT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the recommendations from our waiter! He was very attentive! Will go back again!!

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is absolutely charming. I can do without the stairs, but the view from the window tables is great of the outside and interior of restaurant.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We could not have had a better experience. We were seated on time, our servers and hostess took care of everything, and the food was delicious.

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BH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived downtown pretty close to stoneground kitchen. Walked past many times but never went. I took my girlfriend there last Saturday. It was a great experience. The food was fantastic. The service was excellent. Parking in the back but plenty of free parking on the south side of Washington square on the weekend.

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JD
Salt Lake City
196 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Four in our party: I had the Black Tagliatell and it was outstanding. Wait staff was excellent and ambiance was both upscale and charming. Lively conversation so probably not the best place for a first date. Yes, we'll be back.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great night for a double date. Delicious dinner and ambiance.

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OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I really like this place. Alas, not every dish you get will be awesome. It’ll be good. It’ll be fresh. I keep coming back. But, it’s a bit spendy for what you get.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at Stoneground Kitchen was wonderful. Loved the food, loved the wine, loved the server. Definitely sit outside!

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TJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great and timely. Atmosphere was cozy and it was easy to hear and talk.

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HG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here for a Saturday night date on a whim and it was one of the best nights of our lives! We had wonderful bottles of wine, phenomenal food and the service was exceptional. Courtney, our server, was knowledgeable, attentive and yet not too overbearing! The atmosphere/view on the patio was stunning as well. The rest of the staff was great! They were all smiles and very friendly! Would highly recommend the pork tenderloin and the Margherita pizza! You won’t be disappointed! Thank you Stoneground Kitchen xoxo

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit, but not my last! We loved everything! It was delicious and a great vibe!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Service is bad and food is just ehhhh.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner before a concert

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