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Gone, Not Forgotten: SLC's Defunct Restaurants


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Few now-gone food spots provoke as many wistful sighs as Bill & Nada’s Cafe, but for our June 24 anniversary issue, Ted Scheffler reviewed several other defunct restaurants that left their mark on Salt Lake City (see “Lost Meals: Utah Restaurants We Knew & Loved,” June 24, City Weekly) and commenters added more to the list.

“Firenze!” wrote Laytonian. “One of our most memorable SLC meals was there, with the chef’s tomato sorbet atop the delicious greens, and the lightest cinnamon-flavored, rich ice cream as a finish.”

“I miss Confetti on South Temple, circa 1985,” wrote Deadlght. “It was our go-to restaurant in high school for events like proms and first dates. The decor (and the wait staff) was just so very ’80s chic!”

“Luke’s Italian Restaurant—it was one of those hole-in-the-wall neighborhood restaurants that had no business being where it was (Indiana Avenue, about 1500 West),” wrote Josh Casper. “It’s now an immigration law firm—more fitting for my ’hood, but not nearly as tasty.”

Perhaps Bill & Nada’s is the city’s most-missed restaurant, because RON, Amy and Eric all mentioned it as their favorite, more than any other restaurant. “Since my Mom and Dad met at Bill & Nada’s (Dad-cook, Mom-waitress), it was one of my favorite places,” wrote RON.

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