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
Great service, nice ingredients but terr ...
Great service, nice ingredients but terrible entrees. Tri tip was tough and no flavor. Risotto was full garlic. Pasta was undercooked and sparse. Cocktails, starters And service were the best part. Will not return.
Overall an excellent dining experience. ...
Overall an excellent dining experience. We enjoyed the short pours whic allowed us to taste a wider range of wines. All of the food was very good, but the standout for the evening was the poligamy porter chocolate tart. I suggest pairing with the colheito.
One of my favorite places for lunch. Ecl ...
One of my favorite places for lunch. Eclectic creative cuisine in an urban casual ambience. I got the beet starter which has been reinvented several times and is always delicious with a complex variety of textures and tastes. I wanted the soup, but it wasn't available so I asked my server for suggestions. She tuned in to a light selection and recommended the shrimp tacos, with perfectly cooked shrimp and great topping choices.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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