New Restaurants in Utah

Ted Scheffler, restaurant critic and Dining Editor for the Salt Lake City Weekly, reveals some new and tasty places in Utah to go to.


418 East 200 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-539-9999


Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday, 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

It’s new and it’s no wonder why people are buzzing about a new pizzeria in town. Vinto is described by its owner as a casual Italian dining style with fast and efficient service. Not only does it provide you with fresh, seasonal cooking, but its atmosphere screams hip and new. The new restaurant serves appetizers, salads, pasta, fresh desserts and piadina — unlevened bread wrapped around fillings, a specialty of Italy’s Romagne region.

Bayleaf Café

159 South Main St.

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-359-8490


Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday- Sunday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

11587 S. District Main Dr.

Whoever said breakfast can’t be eaten for dinner is being proven wrong by Salt Lake’s new Bayleaf Café. Serving breakfast all day and all night, this café is known for serving comfortable food seven days a week. Bayleaf Café takes you on a journey of home-style southern and Asian comfort food with recipes that have come right from the owner’s heart. Sit back and experience a taste of home sweet home.


878 South 900 East

Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Phone: 801-532-0777


Lunch: Tuesday- Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Dinner: Tuesday- Saturday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Until 10pm Saturday & Sunday)

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3pm

Closed Mondays & from 3pm-5pm daily.

Artisan. Local. Farm Fresh. Achieving exactly what the new restaurant, Pago, had in mind. With its menu constantly changing, Pago writes its menu around Utah’s local products and creates an experience that is centered upon the season. Serving brunch, lunch and dinner, Pago serves rustic food that according to its owner, speaks to you in a different level. Located on Salt Lake’s 9th and 9th in an old brick building built in 1910, Pago, deriving from a Spanish word meaning a single vineyard, offers a variety of local grown foods and wines.

Mini’s Retro Café

12 East 800 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-363-0608


Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, 10 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Bringing back some of your old childhood memories is what Mini’s Retro Café is great at doing. From the food to the décor, Mini’s inspires you with the things you grew up with. Somewhat resembling your grandmother’s living room, while being retro and hip at the same time, Mini’s is the perfect place to go for breakfast or lunch. Experience great food and great decorative details all at the same time.


331 Parrish Lane

Centerville, UT 84014

Phone: 801-298-3644


Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday- Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

“There are more important things to fight about than where to eat” is the slogan centered at the top of Tonyburgers’ menu. Brothers, Chris and Nick Carver came up with the idea to bring in a burger lover and a salad lover and have them eat together at the same place. The Carver brothers traveled all over the nation during their Great Burger Quest to find a great burger and find the best way to make it. Well they found it and went above and beyond to make everything else in their restaurant the best. Come see what makes Tonyburgers so famous.

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