Stoneground Kitchen

4.6
417 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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 417 People Are Saying
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SJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
183 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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JZ
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the squid ink tagliatelle and it was spectacular. We will be going back again.

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MH
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is upstairs - was confused with what was downstairs and thought I picked the wrong place. Fear not, once you get seated the service and food would make a trip back to SLC worth the trip alone. Will be back.

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BW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific innovative cuisine. Most interesting Italian wines I have ever seen for a relatively smaller wine list. Dillian was a very knowledgeable server.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is fast becoming my favorite place in Salt Lake City. The staff is excellent, the food is creative and executed to perfection. The atmosphere is relaxed but elegant.

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AF
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anytime I have something to celebrate, Stoneground is my go-to place. First, I know that all my guests are going to love the food, service and overall dining experience. The staff, from the hostess to you very knowledgeable wait staff is a very pleasant atmosphere. I would highly recommend also having lunch, it’s economical and delicious. You can’t beat that.

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JS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious spot for pasta, pizza and tons of other yummy options. Sat on the outdoor patio which is lovely when the weather is right! Great cocktails, good ambiance, and fun night

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Okay place- did their family style dining and it was basically all pizza and only one pasta dish. Wish we went on a non-family style night.

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great meal and the service was excellent. We were on our way to a concert and let them know we were in a bit of a hurry and they were wonderful about getting us out in plenty of time. The food was excellent. We were with another couple and they also said they will definitely come back.

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BK
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always love dining at Stoneground! The service is excellent and if the food is delicious. Favorite dining spot in SLC!

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c
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Decided to eat here based on the reviews. Sat outside on the patio. There was only another table of two sitting outside.
The food we ordered were really tasty - mixed salad, black tagliatelle and pizza with duck sausage (can’t remember the name). Fresh pasta tossed in rich cream sauce - so good. Thin crust pizza - delish.
Service has room for improvement. Discovered lipstick mark on one of the glasses. Informed the waitress - no apologies. No follow by her on whether the food was good, whether everything’s fine. She did ask the other table though. The bill came in a hurry - we didn’t ask for it.
We walked through the restaurant when we left. It was half full. Not busy at all.

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g
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always fantastic experience from the Stoneground staff. We had requested patio seating but the place was packed and we ended up being offered the often forgotten two place table that faces the street which fit the occasion perfectly. Food was fantastic as always, service was prompt and courteous, and the pricing is well worth the quality of experience served.

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LA
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Disappointed in the quality, service, the taste of the food and the moscow mules were terrible. We have always had great food and service here but the last time we went it was not good and the menu changed that day so nobody seemed to know what was on it. Our food was not piping hot and my order was wrong! When I said so the server made a face at me and DID not get me what I ordered. I'm really hoping that this was all because of the new menu and it was all new for the staff.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The Moscow Mule was in a copper coated mug instead of an actual copper mug. The service was lack luster. My ID was checked thrice. My drink order arrived late in the meal. It looks like an upscale place but the service and the food are not especially great, and the prices are too high for the poor performance.

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RT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had great food and really enjoyed the Sunday family style menu. We must have sampled 10 different types of pizzas! They are thin crust and the pieces aren't large so it was perfect. Highly recommended.

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k
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing and the service was good. We will definitely be returning!

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JK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!!! Excellent, this place is the real deal!!!

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SC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually go to Fleming’s or Spencer’s for our Anniversary but found this gem and couldn’t be happier! They have the best meat and cheese platter we’ve ever had, the steak was perfectly cooked, seasoned and tender. The pesto risotto was earthy, creamy and oh-so-satisfying. The cocktails are cozy and make it easy to melt into the romantic, casual atmosphere. There’s no question why the fluffy, cinnamon sprinkled tiramisu has won best in state for ten years. It was a light and delecatable ending to what I thought was a perfect meal.

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KF
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing and create food. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Service is impeccable! Samuel made us feel like we were his best friends!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great anniversary here! Our waiter was friendly, gave great recommendations, and checked in to make sure we were happy. We sat on the deck and the misters made it so that it was the perfect temperature. The food was delicious too!

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LB
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time to Stoneground and we were thrilled with the food and ambiance at both visits. We will definitely go again. Try the Sunday Supper as it's a fun alternative to selecting off the menu.

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SM
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

I have dined here at least 10 times in the last year. This will likely be the last.

First, there was no air conditioning on a 90 degree night. Next we were sat and waited 20 minutes before we were greeted by our waiter, who dropped off a bottle of water (did not pour for us). Then he went to leave...we had to stop him to order drinks. He returned, still without drinks, and bluntly asked, “what are you going to eat?” At this point we are sweating, we have water-no drinks, and we are being condescended to. What a place...but wait it got worse!

After we ordered we remarked to each other about how terrible our experience was. Then out of no where a woman comes to our table, maybe a manager, and says, “we are having a tough night, don’t swear at my servers.” Funny thing: we never said a cross word to the server.

Meal was still north of $100, and that will be spent elsewhere in the future. I will relate this experience with all of our friends in the downtown area and the Aves.

Just awful.

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l
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING service and creative beautiful dishes.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great! Our waiter, Samuel was friendly and knowledgeable. We loved the decor and atmosphere. BUT DANG...it was SO hot in there (we were seated inside the main dining area). We were fanning ourselves with the wine menu. Other than that, we loved the food and service. Will defiantly be coming back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Samuel our waiter, was wonderful! Very personable, conversed with my 12 Yr son. I accidentally brought home the wrong receipt so he called me I was so embarrassed. But they were able to add my tip without me coming back which was great.

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CM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really fun Sunday night family dinner

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Fair wait staff. Not very attentive, but okay. Also the portion of the special pasta was tiny. I went away hungry.

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KC
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit, third excellent experience. Love this place!

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t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent but the blonde waitress was pretty rude.

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C
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was only our 2nd time dining at Stoneground & it's a favorite of ours already!!! Both times we dined, our servers (this time Hannah & last time Samuel) were great! Professional yet fun & great recommendations! We love the tomato-basil soup, focaccino, beet salad, any pasta dish, & do have the donuts!!!! They are worth it, even if you're full!!! My husband isn't a fan of driving into downtown SLC from Sandy, but he was the one that suggested we make a 2nd trip. He's decided we've found a great spot worth a little commute! See you soon Hannah & Samuel!!!

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