Since we have a lot of natives, frequent visitors, second homeowners, ski bums, transplants, and those that we cannot yet classify in the Wasatch front I thought we could jot down some of the best eats to have in Mormon land. After spending weeks months in SLC here is what I can tell you is worth your time
1) Settebello pizza - all i can say is ridiculous. I am talking you will be sending these pizzas home fedex with dry ice. Ridiculous. Crazy. I thought SLC had the crappiest pizza ever, then we tried this place, and I was like GOOD GOD. Don't be surprised if the wait is long. We waited 1 hour 15 minutes one night. They have a italian geloto ice cream shop next door that is connected. Runner up here is Vinto's. Vinto's had some great ambiance/decor/wait staff/decent food, but they were not on the same level as Settebello. Don't be surprised if you have to wait once again
2) Copper Onion - had some beef wagyu stroganoff here. Off the charts. Flavor was out of this world. Maybe one of the top 5 dishes I have ever had in my life. I will always return here as well.
3) Tucanos / OR Braza Grill on State Street. - these brazilian churrascaria places are just delicious, we don't have one where I live so I make sure to stop at one of these places and carb out. I typically go to Braza Grill.
4) Red Rock Brewery - probably the most reliable "local applebees". They got some good grub, daily specials, homemade beer. Much better then Squatters if you ask me.
Less memorable but popular places
Davanza's pizza, just havent had OUTRAGEOUSLY GOOD pizza from there ever, just run of the mill "this is okay pizza". This is regardless of location, SLC or PC
Porcupine Pub & Grill - this place is at the mouth of BCC and is worth visiting for those reasons alone, along with the decent food, but the food was just really decent, not Copper Onion or Settebello great. Worth checking out, but I don't make a point of it to visit it.
Squatters Pub - this place basically had hamburgers, pizza, and beer. I was not overly impressed with the menu, unless you wanted to go for their genre of food, which wasn't that varied. I wouldn't go there necessarily again
Stoneground - just okay pizza.
Other notable restaurants. Inn & Out. They are not necessarily conveniently located by ski areas, but they as well as Chik-Fil-A both exist here in SLC. They both are over rated :)
Oddly enough I never been to Red Iguana.......