Michelangelo's Italian Restaurant in Salt Lake

Michelangelo’s Italian in Salt Lake City

Reviewed by Becky
When chatting with a fellow Salt Lake City foodie the other day I told her that there simply aren’t that many good Italian restaurants around. She then reminded me of the many Italian options we do actually have: Settebello, Fresco, Vinto, Tony Caputo’s, Buca de Beppo, Cucina Toscana, Roasted Sun Pizzeria, Nuch’s, The Pie. The Pie. I guess I wasn’t thinking of the pizza shops as traditional Italian restaurants. So, overall we really do have several places to get a great taste of Italian food. But one in particular sticks out for me as true, traditional Italian fare: Michaelangelo’s. It stays true to the legacy of simple, delicious Italian foods.

Michelangelo's Italian Restaurant in Salt Lake
We recently ate there and were delighted to find such a great spot. Thankfully, we have friends who also enjoy delicious foods with whom it is a joy to try new restaurants and tastes.

The friends we went with are chemists at the University of Utah. It is so fascinating that chemistry and cooking go hand in hand. I am so grateful for our chemist friends who have opened our eyes to countless new foods and restaurants in the area. We have explored Forage near Liberty Park in Salt Lake. And we have had many first experiences with them like sampling foie gras, hanger steak, duck confit, and sauternes dessert wine.

Michelangelo's Italian

It just feels good to be known and understood by your closest friends. And I’m not sure if anything is better than sitting down for a good meal with friends with whom you can just be yourself . Such friendships are rare..

Michelangelo's Italian

What we tried at Michelangelo’s:
On this trip we tried Mussels for the first time and loved them. We also sampled Carpaccio Di Carne, a thinly sliced filet mignon with arugula and parmesan cheese in lemon oil dressing, pictured beside the wine. I ordered the gnocchi in a gorgonzola cheese sauce and Josh ordered Fettuccine Bolognese. Everything we tried was fresh and deliciously flavored.

 Michelangelo's Italian Restaurant

Michelangelo Ristorante
3005 Highland Drive
(801) 466-0961
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Comments (6)

  1. My first "real" date as a freshman at the U. was to Michelangelo's. I got the gnocchi, too. :) The guy didn't last long, but the memory of that Gorgonzola is still kicking, 10ish years later!

  2. my mouth waters every single time i read this blog. i LOVE italian! michaelangelo's sounds incredible!

  3. What a fun memory Catherine! The gnocchi in gorgonzola sauce is dreamy it is so good. I can see how it could overshadow your date!

  4. I haven't been to the new location. I have had the gnocchi with pesto, it was good. The service wasn't the best but maybe it has improved. I love Cucina Toscana's and Luganos…oh Cafe Molise and Vinto too:)

  5. I love gnocchi and this one sounds excellent. It's so sweet to read your friendship thoughts intertwined with your food thoughts :)

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