Top 10 Pasta Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Contributors:
Brooke Eliason

Pasta is truly a thing of beauty. The magical combination of carbs, sauce, more carbs, more sauce cooked delicately with some of the best flavors in the world is undeniably heaven-sent. The Salt Lake City Female Foodie team is beyond excited to present to you our list of the best pasta restaurants in Salt Lake City. Enjoy!

10. Stoneground Kitchen

After spending an afternoon in downtown Salt Lake City, head across the street to Stoneground Kitchen. Known for their house-made thin gourmet pizzas and pasta, this is a great addition to any downtown day. We recommend the Artichoke Heart Throb: artichoke heart, charred red pepper, roasted mushrooms, spinach, and beurre blanc served with homemade linguine. Read our full review hereStoneground Kitchen (249 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT // 801.364.1368)

9. Castellemmarre

A lesser known spot in Salt Lake City for fantastic pasta (and in particular gnocchi) is Castellammare- previously known as Michelangelo Ristorante. Some menu items tend to be hit and miss, but we’ve found that their pasta dishes are definitely worth a visit! Try the homemade gnocchi di patate with the gorgonzola sauce for a rich and creamy pasta fix or read our full review hereCastellammare (3005 Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT // 801.466.0961)

8. Tin Angel Cafe

Another SLC pasta destination for gnocchi lovers is undoubtably the Tin Angel Cafe. Their potato dumplings cooked with cream, white wine, and imported gorgonzola picante cheese are truly TDF. My server talked me into adding the duck confit (amazing but not necessary). This dish is rich, creamy, and everything you want in a dreamy bowl of gnocchi. Read our full review hereTin Angel Cafe (365 West 400 South, Salt Lake City // 801.328.4155)

7. Nuch’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

After loving the pizza at Nuch’s we had our suspicions that the pasta would be fantastic as well. Bingo. Although there are several pasta combinations for ordering and rotating specials, we recommend a house favorite and menu staple, the butternut squash ravioli. Roasted butternut squash mixed with house-made ricotta, romano, and a touch of nutmeg served in a brown butter sauce is the perfect fix for ravioli lovers. Nuch’s Pizzeria & Restaurant (2819 S 2300 E, Salt Lake City // 801.484.0448)

6. Copper Onion

Three words: Wagyu Beef Stroganoff.  The Copper Onion deserves a spot on our list of best pasta restaurants in Salt Lake City if it’s for this dish alone. The combination of ouse made pappardelle, melt in your mouth snake river farms beef, combined with mushrooms and creme fraiche topped with chives is something that every SLC local must experience. Read our full review hereThe Copper Onion (111 Broadway #170, Salt Lake City, UT // 801.355.3282)

5. Per Noi Trattoria

It’s a shame it took us so long to discover this charming and whimsical neighborhood spot for phenomenal Italian food. Tucked away in a sugarhouse neighborhood, Per Noi Trattoria serves fantastic pizza, pasta, and Italian entrees. The house favorite and our recommendation is the Ravioli di Spinaci. Make sure and save some room for gelato from Sweetaly next door following.  Per Noi Trattoria (1588 Stratford Ave S, Salt Lake City // 801.486.3333)

4. Stanza

New restaurant, and brand new chef, we are thrilled to have Stanza in the Salt Lake City dining scene. Among other items, I highly recommend the Linguine all’Aragosta e Gamberetto (a recent menu addition by Chef LeBlanc) : house made linguine served with Maine lobster, Gulf shrimp, baby heirloom tomato, white wine, butter and herb oil. The flavors of this dish are something I’ve yet to find elsewhere in SLC! Stanza (454 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT // 801.746.4441)

3. Veneto Ristorante Italiano

For one of the most intimate, beautiful dining experiences in Salt Lake City, whether you love pasta or not, be sure to put Veneto at the top of your list. Situated inside of a beautiful repurposed home on 9th south, Veneto’s features year-round classical favorites and seasonal specialties from the Veneto region in Italy. I highly recommend indulging in a variety of the seasonal offerings on Veneto’s menu including their house made pasta, which changes monthly. The staff at Veneto including owners Amy and Marco will make you feel as if you’re dining in their own home with the detail and authenticity they have to offer. Veneto (370 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT // 801.359.0708)

2. Sicillia Mia

For a more down-to-earth and casual feel, we love the experience offered at Sicillia Mia. Tucked away in a strip mall off of Highland Drive, Sicillia Mia offers a unique and delicious dining experience. Their menu has a wide variety of items, but I highly recommend spaghetti alla carbonara. This decadent, homemade pasta dish is served and tossed in a giant parmesan wheel table-side. An unquestionable must try for all pasta lovers in Salt Lake City. Sicillia Mia (4536 Highland Dr, Millcreek, UT // 801.274.0223)

1. Valter’s Osteria

Number one on our list of best pasta restaurants in Salt Lake City is unquestionably Valter’s Osteria. Also mentioned on our list of best restaurants in Salt Lake City, Valter’s offers an unforgettable authentic, high-end Italian dining experience (please note- Valter’s won’t be the cheapest option on this list but it is worth every penny). With a variety of pasta options for diners to choose from, I highly recommend trying their pasta sampler- a sample of homemade pastas served on one plate. My personal favorite is the gnocchi arrabiata- a house potato dumpling in a zesty organic tomato sauce. You will die and go to heaven. Read our full review hereValter’s Osteria (173 West Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT // 801.521.4563)

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