It may surprise many people to know that Salt Lake City has a large and diverse assortment of restaurants and cafes ready to be explored. Whether you are looking for a place where you can get great American Classics or you want a fine dining experience that will impress that special someone, you can find it in Salt Lake City. There are many bars and pubs in town also which is perfect for those who enjoy the night life. We have listed the best places to eat in Salt Lake City to give you a good starting point to begin your culinary adventure. These great restaurants will give you a small taste of what Salt Lake City has to offer in the way of restaurants, cafes, diners, bars and pubs.
Visit: Settebello Pizzeria
There are many characteristics that set Settebello Pizza part from other pizzas. First of all the pizza is made with a soft dough that takes about one minute to cook when using a wood burning pizza oven and gives it a softer, foldable quality that is just like the authentic pizza you would get in Napoli. If there are some blackened char spots on the crust, don’t worry, your pizza is not “burned”. This is a tell-tale way to know that your pizza was cooked in a wood-burning stove that is blistering hot. No two pizzas look exactly the same because at Settebello, each pizza is considered a work of art. The ingredients used to make the delicious food at Settebello are first rate, whenever possible coming from Napoli itself. When certain things can’t be imported they search for the highest quality American ingredients to complete the pizzas. The result is a pizza that tastes so authentic you may think you’re actually in Italy.
Aristo’s Greek Restaurant
Visit: Aristo’s Greek Restaurant
If you’ve ever gone to a good Greek restaurant you know you’re in for great food with lots of delicious sauces and big portions. At Aristo’s Greek Restaurant you will enjoy plenty of delicious food that is made with a dedication to hand-crafted dishes from garden-grown produce, the finest olive oil from 4,000 year old olive trees, and the freshest and highest quality meats, homemade cheeses, and seafood. All of these things make a huge difference in how the food at Aristo’s tastes and guests can tell the difference. The chefs grind their own meat and grow their own mint and greens, as well as sourcing the best seafood. This is the foundation upon which the restaurant operates…serve the guests the best of everything. The menu is filled with delicious Greek dishes that are filled with flavor and quality that will make you want to come back again and again.
Siegfried’s German Deli
Visit: Siegfried’s German Deli
If you want to enjoy some authentic German cuisine, come to Siegfried’s German Deli. They offer their guests daily specials such as the meal of the day and many other dishes that are sure to satisfy that craving. The meals served at Siegfried’s are made fresh every day, from scratch using traditional ingredients that are imported directly from Germany. One of the most popular items is the weiner schnitzel, breaded and deep fried lean pork that is mouth-watering and delicious. Another favorite is the authentic German sausage, bratwurst that many love to have with an ice c old beer and onions. There are also sandwiches such as the corned beef Ruben to please every palate. Every entrée is served with your choice of side dishes that include tomato and cucumber salad, Spaetzle with gravy, hot potato salad and more.
R & R Barbecue
Visit: R & R Barbecue
When you dine at R & R Barbecue you will get to experience barbecue the way it is meant to taste. Slow-roasted over hardwood to ensure the smokiest, full, rich flavor that barbecue is supposed to have. The menu is full of selections for the whole family including burgers, salads, wings, BBQ pork sandwiches, BBQ by the pound and plate meals like the 2 meat plate that allows you to choose two from ½ lb. brisket, ¼ chicken, ½ lb. pork, 2 ribs and smoked sausage. Plates include hush puppies or a dinner roll and one side dish from the list. There are several different plate meals to choose from. Side dishes include garlic smasher, mac n cheese, coleslaw, red beans and rice and more.Slow-roasted barbecue can’t be beat and you will definitely be back time and time again to enjoy flavorful barbecue and tangy sauce.
The Red Iguana
Visit: The Red Iguana
The original founders of The Red Iguana started in the restaurant business over forty years ago. They shared a passion for Mexican cuisine and together, created dishes and recipes that expressed their cultural background. In 1985 they opened The Red Iguana to the delight of the locals and won several local and national awards. The restaurant has been passed on to the Cardenas children who are continuing the tradition that their parents started. The menu is full of exceptional tasting dishes like enchiladas, combination plates, traditional Mexican specialties, tacos and burritos, egg dishes, appetizers, salads, quesadillas, desserts and more. If you’re craving authentic Mexican food that has been prepared with care and attention to the traditional methods used in Mexico, this is the place for you.
The Roof Restaurant
Visit: The Roof Restaurant
Located in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on the 10th floor is Utah’s premier dining buffet loaded with gourmet foods and offering guests fantastic views of Downtown Salt Lake City and Temple Square. The buffet is filled with delicious, mouth-watering foods that include seasonal steamed vegetables, seasonal fruits, hot entrees, hot, freshly made pasta, a variety of potatoes depending on what the chef chooses, slow-roasted Prime Rib, Honey baked ham, fresh garden salad with all the fixings and dressings, chilled shrimp with chef-made cocktail sauce, imported & domestic cheeses, hot soups and chowders and their world renowned dessert buffet. If you are hungry when you arrive you are certainly not going to be when you leave. The mission of the staff at The Roof Restaurant is to provide you with an effortless, enjoyable experience that you will want to repeat again and again.
Visit: Valter’s Osteria
One look at Valter’s Osteria’s menu and you will know why this restaurant is so popular. It provides guests with an intimate, enjoyable dining experience that is like a Tuscan Granary but with a modern twist. They offer a menu that is full of incredible dishes like the Pizza Carne, delicious, butterflied pork tender loin that is pan-fried and served with freshly made tomato sauce, basil and mozzarella cheese or the Scoglipo Di Mare Con Gamberoni, fresh made angel hair pasta that is topped with delicious shrimp, clams, scallops, and mussels and served in a tasty seafood demi-glace. There are so many incredible dishes on the Valter’s menu that you may have a hard time choosing. Don’t forget to order a glass or bottle of wine to go with your meal. The knowledgeable staff will help you choose if you are not sure which to choose.
Log Haven Restaurant
Visit: Log Haven Restaurant
If you are looking for a place to have a romantic dinner for two or an intimate family celebration in a setting that feels like a retreat, Log Haven is the place for you. They only use local and regional ingredients in their dishes and support local producers who are focused on sustainability and conservation as well as using their own garden to supply some of the produce and ingredients they use to craft these incredible dishes. After almost facing demolition, Log Haven was purchased by Margo Provost in 1994 that had it completely renovated and refurbished so it could operate as a restaurant once again. It is consistently voted Most Romantic Restaurant by Utah publications and when you see the surroundings, enjoy the food and experience the incredible service you will know why. Log Haven will quickly become your favorite restaurant to come to whenever you want to spend some time with your special person.
The Park Café
Visit: The Park Café
There is a lot to enjoy at The Park Café starting with their delicious breakfast choices. They are famous for their mouthwatering French toast that you won’t find anywhere as good as it is here. You can also enjoy lunch with a great view of Liberty Park while you dine. The menu is full of breakfast and lunch options like omelets, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, deli sandwiches and much more. The focus and motto of The Park Café is Good eats, Good people, Good fun, Good Memories and a dining experience that you will look forward to repeating again and again.
Visit: Crown Burgers
Knowing the place to get the best cheeseburger in town is very important. Once you’ve been to Crown Burgers you won’t have to wonder where that place is anymore. They have over 100 different items on their huge men including their delicious, mouth-watering burgers, homemade onion rings, French fries, Greek Gyros, salads, dinners featuring fish and chicken, and much more,. The burgers are cooked and put together at grills located at the front counter where you can watch your order being made, something many guests really love. At Crown Burgers, the guests are the number one priority. The staff provides great service to every customer that walks through the door. They have a passion for providing their customers with excellent food and service that brings people back again and again. Many of the customers have become personal friends just from coming to the restaurant for so long. In all of the different locations you will find several family members working with the employees. You will always find the friendliest service, the freshest food and the best tasting food at Crown Burgers. It is their promise to you.