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Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar, Salt Lake City, UT

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

4.6
4.6
1314 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 Paul Cafaro has created an amazing menu with tastes of Italy and a contemporary take on a traditional cuisine.

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.

Mangia Bene!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (801) 746-4441
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Cafaro
  • Private party facilities
    Entertain your guests with great contemporary Italian cuisine in a dramatic setting. Stanza offers 2 private and semi-private dining spaces for groups anywhere from 10-150. Call for more information today!
  • Private party contact
    Kayla LeBlanc: (801) 746-4441
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    500 East and 300 South
  • Parking Details
    There is private parking on the premises as well as extra spots on 3rd South.
  • Public Transit
    Trax stop one block away on 400 S.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,314 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Salt Lake City

    Innovative

  • Salt Lake City

    Great for fine wines

1,314 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious…we had the roasted beet salad, the sweet potato gnocchi , lasagne and bolognese. Everything was beautiful and delicious and Lyndsey was an amazing server . Can’t wait to go back

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  2. WithaGrainofSalt

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for being the first time there. Will go back for sure.

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  3. Tierndog

    Salt Lake City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. First day of the season on the patio and with the fireplace and space heater it was very comfortable and the ambience was great.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, not too busy or loud. Parking was easy. Great experience!

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  5. Diego

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and everyone was very welcoming, food and wine were great.

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  6. StephenW

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful contemporary restaurant. Menu provided a variety of traditional Italian dishes with a few unique concepts. The food was amazing! We had an issue where the kitchen forgot our appetizer however the restaurant manager and server was great. They apologized and provided the appetizer complimentary and mad sure the rest of our experience was great. Highly recommend this restaurant as a place to try when in SLC

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  7. DavisM

    Salt Lake City

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Sarah did a great job and made terrific recommendations on the food and wine. Definitely coming back.

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  8. GaryB

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service, and a nice place to eat.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    There was a little confusion when we were sat at out table as to who our server was. The table sat right before us had 2 visits from their server before we were greeted. Our server mentioned that she was unaware we were her table and did her best to smooth the mix up out. The food was delicious but for the cost compared to the portion size I feel like the was a little high. All in all a good experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great environment, food was phenomenal. Definitely returning soon! ❤️

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  11. Utahfoodie13

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Highly recommend for any occasion

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing love the food and unique experience we had

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious modern Italian food. Fresh ingredients and served hot as it should be. Our server Lynsey was most helpful. Well chosen wine list.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue and excellent service! The food was top tier and our server, Lindsey, was friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable and personable. She had amazing recommendations on drinks and food!

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  15. DarhlB

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was excellent. Service, food, atmosphere was all great.

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  16. LaelB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit. Great manager greeted us and seated us quickly. Open room with lots of windows. Sat in a booth. It felt private without feeling closed in. Menu varied. Small plates as well as entrees. Portions just right. Prices spot on. My friend got the wagu beef. It was cooked to perfection. I got the crab and ricotta ravioli. The arugula salad was delicious. Desserts were well portioned. The gelato was divine. Such a nice evening.

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  17. ITALY

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place. Little pricey but food was good. Staff was very helpful and accommodating to my special needs.

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  18. LupeB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love it. I’ll come back. I recommend this place very much

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  19. DavidJ

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Abby recommended dishes that were insanely good Service here is always good The food slaps Carbonara is so good, my NY accent comes back

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  20. SteveM

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional service. The food quality and proportions were ideal. We loved our first dining experience at Stanza's Italian restaurant and wine bar.

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  21. jfunk

    Salt Lake City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for our ‘late’ Valentine’s dinner. It was wonderful. The food was outstanding. The only issue we had was one of our dishes was much spicier than anticipated and there was no indication on the menu that it was spicy. But, the wine was wonderful and Tanner was an excellent server.

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  22. RandallC

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Italian cuisine with a delicious and varied menu. Great, attentive service and there was no rush for us to leave as we relaxed over dessert.

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  23. BenV

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was 10/10, Lauren our sever was awesome, the manager on Thursday the 15th was excellent with greeting us, and overall the experience was great. I would go back!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for the valentine’s day chefs menu. The first course was one oyster with no lemon or anything to dress it with. Second course was pleasant. Third course I got overcooked duck and my partner got the seared halibut. The halibut was still frozen in the middle and the gentleman that took her plate only asked if she wanted another plate. No apology or offer to accommodate. The food is far from being worth the price, low quality and poor service. Do not eat here.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stanza is a “go to” restaurant when you need a perfect dine out experience. And on a special occasions like “Valentines Day” it is always a winner. Great food, presentation is always creative and service is impeccable. Most special event are “prix fixe” but allow you to chose between two items to match your mood and tastes. On regular dining days, the options are unlimited with rich pastas and savory seafood, beef and veal. If you haven’t tried them, you’re in for a very pleasant surprise!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was incredible but we were very disappointed in the service. We attended on Valentines with a five-course pre fixe menu. We felt incredibly rushed - they got through all five courses and handed us the bill within 55 minutes. I wouldn’t expect to linger for hours on a busy night, but would like to spend more than 1 hour at a restaurant over a five-course, $350 meal.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. Purple

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Most food was overcooked. Service was poor. Wasn’t worth the money. Which makes me sad because we were really looking forward to the meal.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service subpar food. The lobster dish was terrible

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I had a set menu for Valentine’s Day. All of the food and drinks were great, and the service and timeliness were also great.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute restaurant, our server was amazing but the pasta wasn’t good.

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  31. CameronL

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is excellent and the food even better! Their website notes casual dress and we fit right in dressed up. Service was excellent. Great experience. Well done here again for sure!

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  32. TinaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the vibe inside stanza. Waitstaff was fantastic. The vegan pesto was very oily. I’ve had it before and it wasn’t that oily in the past. I wouldn’t order this again. My partner enjoyed her seafood pasta with no complaints.

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  33. alejandraB

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tanner was amazing very attentive and helpful. He is very knowledgeable and gives great suggestions.

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  34. CharlesD

    Salt Lake City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lyndsey was an excellent waitress with great recommendations

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  35. EatingBoiseUp

    Boise

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time dining at Stanza - a superb experience from top to bottom. Fantastic appetizers and creative and delicious pasta dishes. Highly recommend!

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  36. LisaA

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael , The Manager, Dylan, our server ..... outstanding. The food was incredible!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was overcooked. Lobster was like rubber and calamari was like chewing on a shoestring. Wagyu steak was mediocre and I had to use my knife to cut my halibut. We laughed the whole way through our meal because I couldn’t believe it. Waiter kept asking how it was and I didn’t have the guts to tell the truth. I’ll never go back…..

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  38. lisaa

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wide selection, great food, great service, private feel, made for a super anniversary celebration

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  39. JENNIFERA

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Appetizers were okay, maybe more eye appealing then tasty. Salad lacked flavor, had to ask for another dressing and came on a small plate, so salad was falling off the plate. Main course (Wagyu) was quite small along with the other plated items. Might have ordered dessert, but I am under the impression that they did not have one as nothing was offered. Drink menu (cocktails) was very minimal. Staff was kind of mute when it came to their character. One of the staff from the back, a gentlemen, was very friendly, he was dusting off some rugs and stopped to open the door for us.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my daughter for a date night and it was amazing. I’m definitely going back for the pork chop. I’m still dreaming of the smell and taste of the meal, so good! Our waiter was perfect only showed up when we needed something. A wonderful experience

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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 1314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

454 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    500 East and 300 South
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is private parking on the premises as well as extra spots on 3rd South.
  • Public Transit
    Trax stop one block away on 400 S.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Cafaro
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (801) 746-4441
  • Private party facilities
    Entertain your guests with great contemporary Italian cuisine in a dramatic setting. Stanza offers 2 private and semi-private dining spaces for groups anywhere from 10-150. Call for more information today!
  • Private party contact
    Kayla LeBlanc: (801) 746-4441
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