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dining guide (hence the name). Beer, cocktails and specialty spirits also available. 67 W. 100 South, SLC, 801-359-2814. EGM

Cannella’s Downtown’s essential ItalianAmerican comfort food spot, with takeout pizza shop Amore, next door. 204 E. 500 South, SLC, 801-355-8518 EGL – M

Caputo’s Market and Deli A great selection of olive oils, imported pastas, salamis and house-aged cheeses, including one of the largest selections of fine chocolate in the country. The deli menu doesn’t reflect the market, but is a reliable source for meatball sandwiches and such. 314 W. 300 South, SLC, 801-531-8669; 1516 S. 1500 East, SLC, 801-486-6615. EGL Cucina Toscana This longtime favorite

has changed hands but the kitchen still turns out sophisticated Italian classics like veal scaloppine, carbonara and a risotto of the day. A tiny cup of complementary hot chocolate ends the meal. 282 S. 300 West., SLC, 801-328-3463

Este Pizza Try the “pink” pizza, topped

with ricotta and marinara. Vegan cheese is available, and there’s microbrew on tap. 2148 S. 900 East, SLC, 801-485-3699; 156 E. 200 South, SLC, 801-363-2366. EGL

Granato’s Professionals pack the store

at lunch for sandwiches, bread, pasta and sauces. 1391 S. 300 West, SLC, 801-486-5643; 4040 S. 2700 East, SLC, 801-277-7700; 1632 S. Redwood Rd., SLC, 801-433-0940; 4044 S. 2700 East, Holladay, 801-277-7700. GL

Nuch’s Pizzeria A New York–sized eatery

Beyond Sake Don’t forget - Takashi has a first- rate cocktail menu.

(meaning tiny) offers big flavor via specialty pastas and wonderful bubbly crusted pizzas. Ricotta is made in house. 2819 S. 2300 East, SLC, 801-484-0448. EGL

Per Noi A little chef-owned, red sauce Ital-

ian spot catering to its neighborhood. Expect casual, your-hands-on service, hope they have enough glasses to accommodate the wine you bring, and order the spinach ravioli. 1588 E. Stratford Ave., SLC, 801-486-3333. GL

The Pie Pizzeria College students

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Roma Ristorante Don’t be deterred by the strip mall exterior. Inside, you’ll find dishes like prosciutto-wrapped pork tenderloin and chocolate cake with pomegranate syrup.5468 S. 900 East, SLC, 801-268-1017. EGM Salt Lake Pizza & Pasta And sandwiches and burgers and steak and fish… The menu here has expanded far beyond its name. 1061 E. 2100 South, SLC, 801-484-1804. EGL – M Sea Salt The food ranges from

ethereally (baby cucumbers with chili flakes and lemon) to earthily (the special ricotta dumplings) scrumptious. Pappardelle with duck ragu and spaghetti with bottarga (Sardinian mullet roe) show pure Italian soul, and while we have lots of good pizza in Utah, Sea Salt’s ranks with the best. 1700 E. 1300 South, 801-340-1480. EGN

Settebello Pizzeria Every Neapolitan-

style pie here is hand-shaped by a pizza artisan and baked in a wood-fired oven. And they make great gelato right next door. 260 S. 200 West, SLC, 801-322-3556. GEL – M

Siragusa Another strip mall mom-and-pop find, the two dishes to look out for are sweet potato gnocchi and osso buco made with pork. 4115 Redwood Rd., SLC, 801-268-1520. GEL – M Stanza Main Course Management, the

group that brought us Current and Undercurrent, has transformed the former Faustina into an equally cavernous Italianesque restaurant. Chef Phelix Gardner is having his way with traditional Italian dishes, making all the pasta in-house. Beverage manager Jim Santangelo has laid in lots of Italian wines and amari. Va tutto bene!464 E. 300 South, SLC, 801-746-4441. EGLLL – MLL

Stoneground Italian Kitchen

The longtime pizza joint has blowwomed into a full-scale midpriced Italian restaurant with chef Justin Shifflet in the kitchen making authentic sauces and fresh pasta. An appealing upstairs deck and a full craft bar complete the successful transformation. Oh yeah, they still serve pizza. 249 E. 400 South, SLC, 801-364-1368. EGL – M

can live, think and even thrive on a diet of pizza, beer and soft drinks, and The Pie is the quintessential college pizzeria. (There are other locations.) 1320 E. 200 South, SLC, 801-582-0193. EL

Tuscany This restaurant’s faux-Tuscan kitsch is mellowing into retro charm, though the glass chandelier is a bit nerve-wracking. The double-cut pork chop is classic, and so is the chocolate cake. 2832 E. 6200 South, 801-274-0448. EGN

Pizzeria Limone The signature pie at this new local chain features thinly sliced lemons, which are a terrific addition. Service is cafeteria-style, meaning fast, and the pizza, salads and gelato are remarkably good. 613 E. 400 South; 1380 E. Fort Union Blvd., SLC, 801-733-9305. EGL

Valter’s Osteria Valter Nassi is back and his new restaurant overflows with his effervescent personality just like Cucina Toscana did. The dining room is set up so Valter can be everywhere at once. New delights and old favorites include a number of tableside dishes. 173 W. Broadway, SLC, 801-521-4563. EGN

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JAPANESE

Ahh Sushi!/O’shucks The menu features classic sushi, plus trendy combos. Try the Asian “tapas.” Then there’s the beer bar side of things, which accounts for the peanuts. 22 E. 100 South, SLC, 801-596-8600. EM

Ichiban Sushi Sushi with a twist—like the spicy Funky Charlie Roll, tuna and wasabi filled, then fried. 336 S. 400 East, SLC, 801-532-7522. EM Kyoto The service is friendly, the sushi is

fresh, the tempura is amazingly light, and the prices are reasonable. Servings are occidentally large, and service is impeccable. 1080 E. 1300 South, SLC, 801-487-3525. EM

Koko Kitchen This small, family-run restaurant is a genuine, low-key noodle shop. The ramen is outstanding. 702 S. 300 East, SLC, 801-364-4888. GL Naked Fish Fresh, sustainably

sourced fish is the basis of the menu, but the superlatives don’t stop there. The richest Kobe beef is a highlight, and so is the yakitori grill and the sake collection and the exquisite cocktails. 67 W. 100 South, SLC, 801-595-8888. GEL – M

Shogun Relax in your own private room while

you enjoy finely presented teriyaki, tempura, sukiyaki or something grilled by a chef before your eyes. 321 S. Main St., SLC, 801-364-7142. GM

Simply Sushi Bargain sushi. All-you-can-eat sushi, if you agree to a few simple rules: Eat all your rice. No take-home. Eat it all or pay the price. 180 W. 400 South, SLC, 801-746-4445. GEL –M Takashi Takashi Gibo earned his

acclaim by buying the freshest fish and serving it in politely eye-popping style. Check the chalkboard for specials like Thai mackerel, fatty tuna or spot prawns, and expect some of the best sushi in the city. 18 W. Market St., SLC, 801-519-9595. EGN

Tosh’s Ramen Chef Tosh Seki-

kawa, formerly of Naked Fish, is our own ramen ranger. His long-simmered noodle-laden broths have a deservedly devoted following—meaning, go early for lunch. 1465 State St., SLC, 801-466-7000. GL

Tsunami Besides sushi, the menu offers

crispy-light tempura and numerous house cocktails and sake. 2223 S. Highland Drive, SLC, 801-467-5545; 7628 S. Union Park Ave., Sandy, 801-676-6466. EGM

MEDITERRANEAN

Aristo’s The best of local Greek

eateries is also one of the city’s best restaurants, period. Fare ranges from Greek greatest hits like gyros and skordalia

Salt Lake Magazine Sept Oct 2016  
Salt Lake Magazine Sept Oct 2016