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1. Salt Lake Pizza & Pasta
Location: Sugar House Area of Salt Lake
Located in historic Sugar House, this casual eatery features specialty salads, pizzas and fresh pasta specials daily. Private, cushioned booths and televisions tuned to sports channels make this a great place for lunch or a casual dinner.
Child Friendly! - Have dinner after a day of shopping in the area, and bring the kids, they will love what is on our menu for them. For adults who want more, Salt Lake Pizza & Pasta carries a variety of local micro-brews along with imported beers, wine and liquor. "Salt Lake Pizza and Pasta: A Slice of Heaven" - Salt Lake Trib.
Open Seven Days A Week
1063 East 2100 South - 801.484.1804
4 Miles from Downtown, Travel Time: 10 to 15 minutes
2. Piastra Italian Cuisine
Location: Downtown Salt Lake Marriott
220 South State St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Fine Dining at the Marriott City Center. "I was staying at the Marriott City Center by myself on a recent business trip and was very pleased to find such a fine restaurant in the Hotel. I stayed here for four nights and ate at Piastra 3 of those nights. I highly recommend trying this place, the food was high-end, with reasonable prices. The chicken kabobs were fabulous and I cannot even begin to describe how amazing the chocolate crepes were. My last morning there I stopped by the restaurant for the breakfast buffet and was not disappointed, the hot food selection was plentiful and the omelet station was a nice addition. If you find yourself in this area of the city treat yourself to a nice meal at Piastra". A traveler/diners review.
Location: Salt Lake Cottonwood / Holladay Area
Awarded Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence and Three Stars by the Salt Lake Tribune, Tuscany Restaurant offers the perfect charm to any occasion. As if in an Italian village, Tuscany provides a beautiful landscape and excellent cuisine for any event including business meetings, family celebrations, wedding functions, or small dinner parties.
4. Fratelli Ristorante in Sandy
Location: Sandy Area of Salt Lake City
Fratelli Ristorante brings traditional Italian cuisine to the new Quarry Bend Shopping Center in Sandy. Fratelli translates to "brothers" in Italian and is owned and managed by brothers Pete Cannella and Dave Cannell, along with their families. They are proud to present their Grandmother's cooking secrets to their patrons... her photos are even on the wall! Their food is made from scratch with many ingredients imported from Italy. The family prides themselves on being one of the few locally owned restaurants in the Sandy area. Featuring traditional Italian cuisine, offering appetizers, salads, pizzas, pastas, entrees and homemade desserts. They also feature a full-service deli, takeout menu, and offer wine, liquor and beer.
Open 11am - 9pm Monday - Thursday, 11am - 10pm Friday & Saturday
9236 South Village Shop Drive (approximately 1000 East)
5. Rovali's Ristorante Italiano
Very rarely do we get up to the Ogden, except to play Valley View in Layton, one of Utah's best golf courses. But after getting hints about an italian restaurant that we just had to try, we gave it a shot. Drove 40 minutes north to a family owned restaurant in Ogden called Rovalis. Didn't tell anyone working there as usual, don't want special treatment nor free food. Here are some of the dishes we tried. The linguini w/ clams, delicate baby clams sauteed in fresh garlic, herbs, extra virgin olive oil, with a touch of crushed red pepper. The pesto w/ fresh basil, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese tossed with spaghetti. And the chicken marsala, juicy boneless chicken breast, tossed with a herb breading and sauteed with marsala wine, olive oil, mushrooms, and herbs. All three dishes were excellent! They have a full service Espresso & Cocktail bar with a wide variety of drinks to choose from. The service is exceptional, the food is moderately priced and well worth the drive from Salt Lake!
Located in Ogden at 174 Historic 25th St. - Phone: 801-394-1070
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