Downtown Salt Lake is always hopping! Whether you’re out for a bike ride around town, rowing boats at Liberty Park, or checking out books at the Salt Lake Public Library, you’re bound to have a memorable time. After spending an afternoon reading books, you have got to head across the street to Stoneground Kitchen. Known for their house-made thin gourmet pizzas and pasta, this is a great topper to any downtown day. Whether you’ve want to enjoy a cozy winter evening inside by the fire, or a nice summer night out on the patio, this is the place for you!
My first experience at Stoneground Kitchen immediately sent my taste buds flying; everything from the food to the atmosphere is deep hearted. What do I mean by that? This food hits home for all of those Italian lovers. Not only is it all made in-house, but the menu offers the comfort Italian food you crave, gourmet style! What could be better. They present each dish with such class and comfort, that you can’t help come back for more.
This place has my heart for the top pizza dough in Utah. The perfect slice of thin, crispy, warm, melt-in-your mouth dough could be topped with anything and I’d be happy. Whether I’m eating the Verdure Miste or the Bacca, my mouth is singing. Have fun picking which one you desire, you’re mouth will start drooling the moment you read the menu! Don’t be afraid by the Italian terms used, it makes the experience that more authentic – the employees are great helpers, too. Even if your mouth can’t pronounce it, it will still be satisfied when you feed it!
For pasta, a crowd favorite is always Steve’s Special – a combination of spicy and unique flavors. This time around, we ordered the House Lasagna (the dish that you wish you could make at home but aren’t that creative – baked bubbling and cheesy in a good size pastry dish), Black Tagliatelle (for all the seafood lovers out there – don’t be afraid by the black noodles, they’re delicious!), and Artichoke Heart Throb (light, fresh, and delightful). Appetizers? The Pan Roasted Clams and Braciole Crudo.
Stoneground Kitchen you have my heart for one of the best dining experiences. Your setup is inspiring and fun, while your dishes could never disappoint. Named one of Salt Lake Magazine’s Top Best Restaurants for 2016, looks like I’m not the only one that thinks so.
Thanks Stoneground, I’ll for sure be back soon to stuff my belly!
( 249 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT // (801) 364-1368 )