Our Top 5 Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Favorite Restaurants

Salt Lake City has amazing restaurants and a unique history and culture unlike any other major metropolitan area.  Aside from great neighborhoods, education, and jobs Salt Lake City also has a diversity of restaurants.  Different cuisines and dishes abound in Salt Lake City!  Close to our De Anza Properties, we have some favorites which we like to bring to the attention of our customers. 

Whether you are familiar with the area or brand-new to the scene, we know you will appreciate this list of our top five favorite Salt Lake City restaurants.

1. Valter’s Osteria

173 Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Valter's Osteria Restaurants

If you are looking for high-quality, authentic Italian cuisine, then you don’t need to look any further than Valter’s Osteria.  Located less than one mile from our Axis at 739 apartments, Valter’s will make a fanatic out of anyone who sits down at their table.  

Valter Nassi, owner and founder, has created the entire experience to be reminiscent of his mother’s kitchen in Italy, giving you the full Tuscan experience.  Valter is often known to walk around the restaurant and introduce himself to guests, chatting with them personally, and ensuring their experience is everything they could hope for.  

Favorite appetizers such as the tutta pasta di valter, a pasta sampler, and chopped agnelli salad are divine ways to start your meal.  Popular main courses include chicken with Marsala sauce, spaghetti carbonara, and the butternut squash and sage ravioli.  One thing many say about this Salt Lake City restaurant, don’t skip the dessert.  Our recommendations are the “Hot Chocolate” and the lemon gelato served with local honey and salt!

2. Takashi

18 W Market St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Takashi restaurants

Maybe you are thinking Italian isn’t your favorite.  Well, don’t worry, because Takashi has your sushi fix ready to go.  Other good news?  It’s located just one mile away from our Axis at 739 Apartments!

With high praise from the community, Takashi is considered one of the best places in Salt Lake City to get authentic Japanese sushi and cuisine.  They fly fresh fish in daily for the absolute best sushi rolls around.  If sushi rolls aren’t your style, but you love Japanese food, then they have you covered with their rice bowls, soups, salads, non-fish menu items, and desserts!

Fan favorites include sushi rolls, with creative names, such as Little Mermaid, Puff the Magic Dragon, and Strawberry Fields.  Other favorites of the non-sushi variety include crunchy fried calamari, natsu flank steak, and panna cotta for dessert!

If you are looking for great restaurants in Salt Lake City, then Takashi is going to need to be on your list!

3. Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana

260 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana restuarants

We already talked about an Italian restaurant, but pizza has become a cuisine all of its own these days!  Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana will not disappoint your pizza needs!  This amazing pizzeria is only 1.2 miles away from our C9 Flats apartments!

This restaurant started out with two brothers who lived in Italy for a period of time, fell in love with authentic pizza making, and brought it back to the US.  Sure, you could order a pepperoni pizza from Settebello, if you want.  Wouldn’t you rather try the Margherita which clients rave about, though?  How about the Pizza Brisket for mixing up your typical pizza toppings?  Or try the savory focaccia for an appetizer?

Settebello has everything you could want for your pizza cravings.  They have even more than you want to.  Try their special Nutella Pizza for dessert to see what we mean.  You will not be disappointed.

Settebello will replace your favorite pizza place and is one of our all-time favorite restaurants in Salt Lake City!

4. Manoli’s

402 E 900 S #2, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Manoli's restaurants

Manoli’s is a premiere location for all your Mediterranean cuisine needs!  Located .8 miles from our Nexus on 9th apartments, this restaurant could become your go-to restaurant in Salt Lake City for walking down the street and picking up lunch for a lazy day at home.

Looking for a brunch menu with a Mediterranean flare?  Manoli’s has what you are craving.  Loukaniko and eggs, Greek toast, and Myzithra pancakes are only the start to your brunch cravings.  People also praise their biscuits and gravy and Lamb Burgers!

Trying to find a good dinner spot?  Manoli’s as appetizers for vegetarians, meat lovers, and those craving some Mediterranean seafood! Popular main courses include makaronia, lamb burgers, and psari psito.  The owner, Manoli, is often at the restaurant talking with customers and cooking up dishes himself!  This makes Manoli’s one of the most consistent quality Salt Lake City restaurants.

If Manoli’s wasn’t on your radar before, then you are welcome.  Make sure to add it in your rotation of restaurants to try, and be prepared for it to become one of your new favorites.

5. Freshie’s Lobster Co.

356 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Freshie's Lobster Co. restaurants

Freshie’s Lobster Co. strikes the balance of seafood and American cuisine with finesse!  The best part is our Nexus on 9th apartments are only a short .9 miles away!

This popular restaurant has three locations AND a traveling food truck which has been all over the map in the US!  People far and wide know how good Freshie’s is and we would be remiss if we didn’t include them as one of our favorite restaurants in Salt Lake City!  Whether you show up for lobster rolls or clam chowder or something else entirely, you will not be disappointed!

Some fan favorites are the XL Lobster roll with 5 ounces of lobster, Lobster Mac, and the Blueberry BBQ Chicken sandwich.  Even natives of the East Coast call Freshie’s Lobster Rolls some of the best they have ever had.  There isn’t much more to say about how good this place is without letting you try it yourself!

Be sure to add Freshie’s as one of your next Salt Lake City restaurants to try and look for other locations and the food truck, too!

For the best Salt Lake City apartments for rent in the city, contact De Anza to schedule a tour. Our Salt Lake City apartments are right near your new favorite restaurants. We look forward to making sure you find your new home!