Bringing Italy to Salt Lake, from Tuscany to Molise

Christine Balaz

By , Local Expert, Salt Lake City
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At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Salt Lake City's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given niche. When we're in the mood for Italian food in Salt Lake City, we head to Caffe Molise – a reader favorite – or we count on Fresco Italian Café's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places – and any of the restaurants on our list – to be fantastic options for Italian cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Downtown area.

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    Cafe Trio Cottonwood

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the rosemary flatbread!"

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    Local Expert Tip: "If you absolutely loved your meal, check Lugano's website; several dozen recipes are posted there."

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    Salt Lake Pizza & Pasta

    Local Expert Tip: "Check online for instructions on how to text-message for specials."

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    Café Trio

    Local Expert Tip: "Check out Trio's delicious brunch."

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    Cucina Toscana

    Local Expert Tip: "Located in one of Salt Lake's busiest art districts, this restaurant pairs well with a gallery stroll."

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    Tony Caputo's Market & Deli

    Local Expert Tip: "Check out Tony Caputo's website to purchase their many Italian imports online. "

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    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $30
    • Neighborhood: Holladay

    Local Expert Tip: "When making reservations during the summer, inquire about the outdoor patio."

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    Local Expert Tip: "Check online the day of your visit for a listing of daily specials."

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    Caffe Molise

    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $20
    • Neighborhood: Temple Square

    Local Expert Tip: "Keep your eyes and ears out for Salt Lake City's spring and Fall Dine-o-Round; Caffé Molise is a regular participant of this fantastic event."

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    Al Forno's Ristorante

    Local Expert Tip: "Al Forno's is one of Salt Lake City's ultimate bargains."



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