A Few of Our Favorite Places to Dine In Southern Utah

In a place like Southern Utah, with a variety of unique and delicious places to dine, it can be a challenge to choose just one restaurant for your next meal. From
Indian food to Mediterranean cuisine, here is a list of some of Southern Utah’s most ideal places to dine.

Cappeletti's Restaurant

If you’re hungry for an Italian bistro with an Argentinian twist, then Cappelletti's is a must-try! This is a family-owned and operated restaurant in St. George, open for lunch and dinner. The menu has an assortment of foods that can leave you feeling both satisfied and wanting more. Some customer favorites include the Chicken Gorgonzola, Seafood Linguine, Chicken Marsala, Grilled Rib Eye, and Prosciutto Arugula. The chef at Cappelletti's pride themselves on creating one-of-a-kind specials regularly, especially their daily selection of homemade desserts.

When dining at Cappeletti’s, you'll get to enjoy your meal in a pleasant, brick-accented space or out on the patio where you can experience the charming scenery of downtown St. George.

Painted Pony

Since its opening date in 2001, Painted Pony has been a staple in the Southern Utah Community. The Southwestern-style atmosphere, with dimmed lights, and desert-esque decor, provides both a comfortable and romantic dining experience.

This restaurant is located in the historical shopping area Ancestor Square in St. George. Painted Pony offers gourmet entrees with healthy and clean meats including beef, chicken, duck, lamb, and seafood. Each dish is garnished with mouthwatering ingredients and flavors that are unique from other delicacies.

Open for lunch and dinner, “The Pony” also offers appetizers, small dishes, and desserts. Their list of fine wines is consumer favorites and makes each meal even more enjoyable. 

If that doesn’t convince you, the hospitable staff is known for their friendliness and professionalism and the environment is always clean and tidy. Dining at Painted Pony is a special event that you will not want to miss out on!

Mad Pita

Mad Pita is a local restaurant that's a bit of an adventure compared to other dining options in St George, Utah. With delicious Greek and Mediterranean food on its menu, this restaurant is a must-try.

They are open for lunch and dinner and they have a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Mad Pita serves good food fast with healthy ingredients and tasty Mediterranean flavors. Their menu serves pitas, gyros, rice bowls, kabobs, and more.

Mad Pita is a great spot for a date night or a family dinner, with delicious food, intriguing decorations, and a pleasant and lively atmosphere. This restaurant is a great place to try when visiting Southern Utah!

Red Fort Indian Cuisine

For those of you who are looking for more of an exotic place to eat, you'll want to give Red Fort Cuisine of India a try. This is another family-owned and operated restaurant, so you'll be supporting the local economy when you dine there.

Another benefit of eating at this restaurant is that you'll be enjoying secret family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Red Fort Indian Cuisine also uses plenty of fresh ingredients to bring its dishes to life. If you have spice preferences or dietary needs, the chef can custom-make your meal accordingly, so you’ll get a meal that’s perfect for you. This restaurant is also known for its savory vegetarian dishes.  It is a restaurant for everyone to enjoy.

Benja Thai and Sushi

Benja Thai and Sushi is a local favorite and one of the best Thai restaurants in St. George, Utah. It has two locations, one in the heart of downtown St. George and the other (Benja’s Thai Garden) at East Ridge Mall. From the food to the decor, Benja will give you an eastern culture experience right in Southern Utah. 


Benja offers an array of appetizing Thai cuisine: a sushi bar, flavorful curries, papaya salad, pad thai, drunken noodles, and more. They also have a dessert menu that includes their famous mango and sticky rice dish that is unmatched. 

The friendly and polite staff will make your night out to eat even more enjoyable because of their good service. The atmosphere is exotic and relaxing leaving you satisfied in more ways than one. If you want the best experience in Southern Utah, you must go eat Benja Thai and Sushi.


We Hope You Enjoy Dining In Southern Utah

The next time you’re hungry and want to dine in Southern Utah, you now have a great list to refer to! These recommendations are only the tip of the iceberg. There are countless other delicious restaurants in town, so don't hesitate to explore all that Southern Utah has to offer. You just might discover some new favorites!

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