Pago offers seasonal, new American cuisine, with an ever-changing menu to reflect the best seasonal ingredients we can find from local providers. The high quality food and service comes without the formal or stuffy atmosphere -- no white linens or jackets-required here, just top-notch service from friendly, knowledgeable servers.
Contemporary American, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Phelix Gardner - Executive Chef, Drew Fuller - Chef de Cuisine
Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
This reservation is for our multi-course tasting menu for New Years Eve. The normal menus will not be available for this evening and a credit card will be required for reservations on this day.
Pago Ratings and Reviews
Loved our server. The scones were out o ...
Loved our server. The scones were out of this world
One of the finest restaurants for the fo ...
One of the finest restaurants for the foodie in Salt Lake.
One of the best in SLC staff is always e ...
One of the best in SLC staff is always excellent. Food is amazing. Every entree is excellent.
Great food! Unique tastes! I love that t ...
Great food! Unique tastes! I love that they have small plates as well so we could taste a variety of dishes!
Bad overall, We waited about 40 minutes ...
Bad overall, We waited about 40 minutes for our foods. It was not busy at all. Other people who order after us got all of their foods before we did. They even ordered the same things we did. There were no apologies. I asked my burger to be cooked medium but what I got was well-done. I probably will not go back.
We love Pago, but this was the first tim ...
We love Pago, but this was the first time that we have had food there that has ranked in our top 3 foods ever eaten. I wanted to order a bowl of that risotto and eat it until I made myself sick. Always a fantastic experience at Pago.
Great food and very competent service.
Great food and very competent service.
Pago was absolutely amazing! It has been ...
Pago was absolutely amazing! It has been a while where I have enjoyed food this much! I will most certainly be back to Pago!
My second time to Pago. First time was ...
My second time to Pago. First time was life changing; one of the most enjoyable dining experiences I've ever had (fast/knowledgeable/friendly service, freshest food, innovative flavors, quiet/comfortable atmosphere). My wife and I couldn't wait to tell friends about it and recommend it. We went back a few days ago. Supposedly the executive chef changed in April. The experience was clearly different and, because we were so high on the first experience, an unfortunate disappointment. Service was slower, portions were smaller (particularly on the BBQ'd beets), less energy and excitement among the staff, the menu presentation was crumpled and tired, nothing very exciting on the desert menu. This was sad to see. We hope it was just an off night. Pago is a great restaurant and we don't want it to lose its charm. I'm not one to write critical reviews, but I felt in this case I needed to because I want so badly for Pago to remain what it once was and I hope by writing this someone notices the slide and turns it around.
Amazing as always. We brought our family ...
Amazing as always. We brought our family to Pago because they don't eat out much and rarely at good restaurants. They asked for an affordable fine dining experience. They were speechless! The best food they have ever eaten. They loved that it was fresh and locally sourced. Thanks for making fine dining accessible to everyone and for promoting local products. Cheers.
I went there for lunch and the food was ...
I went there for lunch and the food was excellent (I had a cold carrot/ginger soup and the Pork Sugo) and the staff was very friendly and attentive. They even graciously put up with my friend and me chatting for three hours. I do feel a little bit bad about doing that to them :-/ The portion sizes are pretty small -- I was tempted to order two of everything. Instead I took really small bites. Fortunately, each minibite was bursting with flavor. FWIW, I'm not a glutton; I'm easily overwhelmed by monstrous Cheesecake Factory-sized meals. But after the soup, entree, and dessert courses, I was still a little bit hungry. If the portions were 1.5 - 2x larger, I think I would have been completely satisfied. My friend had the shrimp tacos, which appeared to be more filling than the sugo (but wow -- the sugo was soooo good!). I'll happily go there again.
Best of SLC. The most consistent, highes ...
Best of SLC. The most consistent, highest quality, chef created cuisine in town. A must go for special occasions where you can't risk a poor experience elsewhere.
Our server had no personality. And being ...
Our server had no personality. And being in SLC alcohol isn't a big thing but when people come to visit and want a drink and are paying $13-$15 for a drink it should have a good amount of alcohol in it... The dishes were pretty but could taste better
Outstanding farm to table restaurant! D ...
Outstanding farm to table restaurant! Delicious, organic and healthy
Another wonderful evening at Pago. Consi ...
Another wonderful evening at Pago. Consistently delicious food with a menu that is constantly evolving, incorporating seasonal ingredients with excellent technique.
Plates were well designed and delicious. A little pricey and very noisy, but a great neighborhood spot.
Tastes like pretension
This meal would have so been worth the bill if it were mediocre cuisine... But the hamachi starter tasted like pure salt, and was fit for ants. The trout for two had some textural issues, the curry beneath it was acceptable. They are trying to do far too much here, too many flavors, too many risks, too much seasoning... We loved our wine, server, and cider... But the food was so disappointing. Perhaps we visited on an off night?
Over-Rated and Over Priced
Mediocre food at best in tiny portions. Ordered the carrot sampler, it tasted AWFUL. Ordered two vegan entrees. They came with four small piles of various veggies and starch. The beet risotto wasn't even edible. The other dishes were okay, but at $20 and entree, I should at a minimum, be impressed. Sushi is a more affordable option and at least you'll leave satisfied and happy. Also our server was very condescending and rude.
Good food, Good service. Sat on the pati ...
Good food, Good service. Sat on the patio for brunch. Not crowded and food was delivered fast. Relaxing environment
Melt in your mouth
Get the beef sugo...melts in your mouth. Our only complain was that it wasn't bigger because we were obsessed with it and never wanted it to end. 😬 Also, order a side of truffle fries. They come in a huge bowl with a side of delicious aoili...doused in truffle so the taste really comes thru. Didn't love the Destiny's Child drink, but the food made up for it.
Went for lunch with coworkers because I' ...
Went for lunch with coworkers because I'd been wanting to try the restaurant for ages. Our server was friendly and our food definitely lived up to its reputation. I can't wait to go back!
We adore Pago! We try and come about eve ...
We adore Pago! We try and come about every other week for brunch/lunch and we often come for dinner also! You can really taste a difference in the local fresh and housemade ingredients wow! And the healthy preparation. Plus they are so great to cater to special diets with a kind and accommodating attitude which we appreciate! Great food, atmosphere and service :)
Not as great as it's been in the past....
Perhaps we "ordered wrong," as we say, as two of us had the beet risotto and were quite disappointed. While it looked pretty :) yet it tasted very little of beets. We've been to Pago many times in the past and have usually been extremely happy, often having food that we talked about later, it was that memorable. But not this time! We haven't been for awhile--I hope this gem isn't going downhill--hope it was just an anomaly.
They had a really hard time getting us s ...
They had a really hard time getting us seated even though we had made the reservation. The restaurant was not full, so I'm not sure what the problem was.
Nice for a Friends dinner.
Service was great, warm ambient, little bit of time to get the table and food in average ( burger was kind of grease ). Kudos for the pork chop. Menu little bit limited but enough. Cake was also tasty.
We were given a gift certificate to Pago from friends. What a delight. The food was delicious and tastefully presented. The service we received was prompt and courteous. We will go back again and again.
Better Every Time
Went for a casual dinner earlier this week. It was very good, as usual. BBQ Beets for starter, Pork Sugo with house made Pappardelle for my wife. Manila Clams in a delicious broth with pork belly and rock shrimp accompanied with toasted sourdough. All outstanding. Desert was amazing. It was called High Tea. Panna Cotta was the base but it was surrounded by all sorts of other delicious bits. Hard to describe, really. We were blown away.
Pago has a great reputation they may not deserve anymore. Wait staff friendly but distracted. Food was over-salted, overpriced and lukewarm. (Why can't SLC's high-end restaurants get hot food to the table HOT?) Tables, chairs, glass shelves had layer of grime. Niman Ranch pork chop was mostly fat. Fried hominy too salty to eat. Accompanied by a tablespoon of tasteless red cabbage. Friend's "truffle frites" were as limp as overcooked noodles. The Pago partners keep expanding their empire. Perhaps they should take a time-out and pay attention to the ones already in operation.
Great local food!
Highly suggest the starter Sikil Pak Crudites- it had the perfect spice paired with the freshest vegetables. All the food was perfectly rich and the portions were great. Highly recommend making a reservation, Pago was a full house all night. Will definitely return.
Great Night Out, Great Food, Great Wine,
We have eaten their many times they are always on their game they make going to dinner a pleasure. My wife is gluten free she had chicken and it was awesome. I had the pork and noodle dish outstanding. One of the best restaurants in the city. Staff was great, food exceptional. Their flavors are unique. They make dinning out a real pleasure. We live in Provo but well worth the 30-40 minute drive.
The meal we had at Pago was the best I have ever had in my life. This was also the most expensive dinner I have ever paid for, but we did opt for the 3 hour, chef's special and wine pairing at $100 per person. I have never had a meal with all of the individual courses and wines coming out one at a time, over a span of hours. It was very enjoyable and special, although it is not one I will duplicate for many years. Our server was very nice and helpful to the 'red necks' eating out this nice for the first time.
In town to visit friends. This was my se ...
In town to visit friends. This was my second visit and both times, it was perfect! Jesse is a terrific asset - his enthusiasm and knowledge of the menu is the first experience and nothing disappoints. Tonight's standout was the crudo. When in town again I will be sure to pay another visit.
Easy for Gluten Free Diners
We were staying near Pago and walked over to the charming location. Two of us eat gluten free and our server was really accommodating. She suggested alternatives for us and we had a fine meal.
Everything is good or even better. They ...
Everything is good or even better. They always have some cool dishes that work. The roasted chicken or the pork chop is guaranteed to be good. Have always had great service. They have a fun wine selection that's a little high but not a deal breaker and you are, after all, in Utah.
Still great after all these years.....
Pago's is a superior neighborhood restaurant specializing in locally'sourced ingredients. Excellent food and service are 'givens'. The restaurant is small and not well insulated so the noise level will be a problem for some; for us, we've always found that energy a positive. One of the things we particularly like is the ability to order either 5 or 3 oz wine pours, priced accordingly. Pago's is not inexpensive but worth every penny. A delightful experience all around.
Chintzy on the bread. Took awhile for th ...
Chintzy on the bread. Took awhile for the food
I was in for the Easter Brunch where there was supposed to be a special Easter Brunch menu. This menu did not exist it was the standard brunch menu with normal specials. The food was great as there normal brunch menu is good just kind of disappointed that it was not really as advertised. Also there was some confusion with my reservation and the manager on duty left some things to be desired which I would look for in my managers.
Worth a visit!
This was our first visit to Pago and we left wanting more and looking forward to coming back. We ordered their tasting menu and couldn't have been more pleased.
All in all we loved it!
The salad was delicious. We had a pork dish that was equally delicious although a tad too salty
Great food - well flavored and spiced.
Had a great lunch there recently. Creative menu and a meal well executed. Very full flavored with a nice slice level. Staff was pleasant and attentive. Quality to value ratio was great.
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