Stoneground Kitchen

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Stoneground

Stoneground

Just when I thought I had a handle at all the good pizza places in town I find a new one.  Stoneground Kitchen is on the top floor of a building across the street from the Salt Lake City Library along 4th South.  A good childhood friend of mine had recommended this place for dinner, and it was a place that both him and his wife and remembered from their college days more than 10 years ago.  He told me that not only the pizza was fantastic, but that they had an excellent tiramisu here as well.  Definitely good enough for me to give it a try.

Walking up the stairs and into the restaurant I was majorly impressed with the dining room.  Wood floor and tables, with stone walls and relaxing lighting, it felt very warm and cozy. The hostess that greeted us gave us the option to eat inside or on the porch.  I initially didn’t see a porch, and the inside dining room was so nice my first reaction was to just eat inside, but after my friend’s wife did some investigation of the patio, we decided to eat out there.

The patio

The patio

Don’t let your eyes deceive you, this is the outdoor patio.  Stoneground does a good job of giving you an outdoor feel for your dining experience, but they protect you from the elements like a hot sun or rain at the same time.  Was a great place to eat.  The menu of Stoneground consisted of some rustic Italian dishes along with an assortment of pizza pies.  Since we had 5 kids total in our group, we thought a few pizza pies would be perfect so we ordered a few.  A cheese pizza and then a Salumi pizza.

Salumi

Salumi

The Salumi pizza came with spicy pomodoro sauce, although it really isn’t that spicy and is okay for sensitive pallets, mozzarella, pepperoni  prosciutto, calabrese and peppadew peppers.  This was the first time I’ve ever heard of peppadew so I looked them up on Wikipedia.  The pepper is a cross between a pepper and a cherry tomato and is lightly hot and sweet.  I loved them on the pizza.  Stoneground pizza has a thin crust which I liked, but what I liked more is that they really cooked the pizza to perfection.  Overcooking can manifest itself more in thin crust pizzas as opposed to thick crust pizzas.  Also a lot of thin crust pizza places cook their pies in high-heat ovens so somethimes there can be parts of the crust that burns.  This thin-crust pizza was cooked perfectly.  The crust and dough were soft and chewy.  The toppings, sauce, and cheese all proportioned well.  I’m going to go ahead and rank this pizza pretty high on the taste scale.  4/5 perhaps?

Cheese Pizza

Cheese Pizza

The cheese pizza was excellent as well.  Stoneground pizzas come in two sizes, a 12-inch and an 16-inch that has 8 slices.  They run roughly $14 and $18 respectively which is a fair price.  I can think of several other table service pizza places in town like Este or Maxwell’s with the same prices, so for the taste and quality, it is priced fairly.  I wasn’t able to try any of the entrees but they were also in the $15 to $20 range for dinner.

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Finally we ordered probably 4-5 slices of tiramisu.  A few for the table and a few to take back for family members.  It was great tiramisu.  My friend who lives in Delaware now told me that they order tiramisu quite a bit, and have yet to come across something they enjoyed as much as Stoneground.  I also rate it pretty high.  I really liked the raspberry coulis around the side of the cake.  I’m not normally a tiramisu eater because I don’t particularly care for the taste of coffee, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit.  It’s not the best tiramisu I’ve ever had.  I still give that title to the bakery around the corner.

Service was great, location across from the library was nice.  Food was excellent and the ambiance was top-notch.  I really enjoyed Stoneground Kitchen and would definitely visit again.

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