Italian restaurants in Salt Lake City are some of the most popular options for those looking for someone else to handle the cooking. Not sure where to get your gnocchi fix or perfect pasta? We’ve got you covered with this list of some of the best Italian in SLC.
Caffe Molise * – A stalwart of the downtown dining scene and one of the best independent restaurants in Salt Lake City. Chef and owner Fred Moessinger focuses on fresh ingredients to power the seasonal and regional Italian cuisine Caffe Molise is known for. Dishes to keep an eye out for include the spectacular Pappardelle Al Sugo with house-made fresh pappardelle tossed with a slow-cooked sauce of pork and beef with tomatoes and topped with Asiago, or for something sweeter, the classic and elegant Tiramisu – one of the best in town.
Located conveniently next to the Salt Palace and all of SLC’s arts and entertainment venues, Caffe Molise makes for a great option for business dinners, convention dining or just a night out on the tiles. Which reminds us, be sure to check out the the adjoining wine bar, BTG, also owned by the same folks. BTG is perfect for pre or post dinner drinks and is the finest wine bar in Salt Lake city bar none.
55 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Caputo’s Market And Deli – Not a restaurant per se, but a one stop shop for all your gourmet Italian ingredients and so much more. From the artisan meats to the mind boggling array of cheese (much aged on site in one of the United States few genuine cheese caves) through to copious selections of olive oil and balsamic vinegars – with free tasting stations to boot!
Tinned imported San Marzano tomatoes sit near racks of pasta, endless arrays of sauces, condiments and high end touches for your home cooked Italian fare; why dine out when you can cook from the comfort of your own home with such an epic pantry. Finally, after a wide eyed shopping splurge, head next door to the deli and hunker down over one of their award winning sandwiches such as the mighty Caputo.
314 W 300 S Salt Lake City, UT
Settebello – Pizza Napoletana is the singular focus of this endlessly celebrated downtown pizza restaurant. This style of pizza means a soft dough is cooked quickly in a wood burning oven; the result is a thin pizza, with a pliable finish and unmistakable char marks form the blistering hot oven. Authentic ingredients and toppings are also the name of the game at Settebello – flour comes direct from Napoli, Parmesan comes from Modena – heck, even the ovens are handmade and imported from Napoli based artisans.
260 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Vinto – A restaurant with an embarrassment of awards and recognition from publications across the state. With locations in both Salt Lake City and Park City – Vinto offers diners an elegant, chic take on Italian cuisine. While pizza is strongly represented at Vinto, there’s also a range of modern Italian dishes from light bites to pasta to fabulous desserts.
418 E 200 S Salt Lake City, UT
900 Main St Park City, UT
* Gastronomic SLC is a proud local partner of Caffe Molise and BTG Wine Bar.