About Caffe Molise
Caffe Molise is a full service restaurant featuring fresh Italian cuisine inspired by the Molise region of Italy. Enjoy dinner surrounded by local art in our dining room or choose a table on our delightful garden patio. Friday evenings feature live jazz with the John Flander's Trio. Caffe Molise is the perfect pre-theatre, opera, symphony, concert, or sporting event dining location and is conveniently located downtown at 55 West 100 South, directly across from Crossroads Mall. Caffe Molise is a DABC liquor licensee and offers wine, beer, and cocktails.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Monday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
On 100 South between West Temple and Main Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz every Friday night with the John Flander's Jazz Trio.
Fresh fish, grilled meats, pasta, salads, and decadent desserts. Catering for all events and budgets from weddings and Holiday parties to box lunches for corporate and pharmaceutical trainings.
On street parking in front of the restaurant. Pay parking at the City Creek Center (across the street) and a pay lot to the East of the restaurant.
Get off on the TRAX City Center stop and walk 1/2 block West on 100 South Street.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The spacious 6500 Square Foot Garden Patio is the perfect location for weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties and other private events. For diners who prefer to sit inside, the restaurant features a semi-private dining room. A minimum food and beverage purchase is required.
Caffe Molise Ratings and Reviews
Caffe Molise never disappoints. As usua ...
Caffe Molise never disappoints. As usual, the food and service was great. I always run into someone I know when I eat there. My only complaint is it tends to get chilly in the restaurant when the door opens on cold nights.
The food was ok. I had not been there si ...
The food was ok. I had not been there since they remodeled and it was just tiny and cozy. They still had some of the same food from them and I decided to get sometime had had in the past and it could have been the end of the night but the sauce was minimal and the chicken was dry. I do however will go back and try it again before I give up completely.
My wife and I dined at cafe Molise befor ...
My wife and I dined at cafe Molise before going to the theatre at Eccles. The location was perfect, food was very flavorful and reasonably priced. Service was friendly, but the restaurant was busy and it seemed there were more patrons for the amount of servers. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, and everyone. Food is simply amazing.
Wanted to have a couple drinks before di ...
Wanted to have a couple drinks before dinner was told fine by hostess, but waitress questioned our intent to eat when we ordered #2, citing Utah law, which we are well versed. Had to ask for wine we ordered with dinner after the entrees had been served. Ordered coffee with dessert (which was terrible) and never received. Overall very disappointing!
Went before a performance at the new Ecc ...
Went before a performance at the new Eccles theater. The service was solid and responsive, the food was excellent and overall a welcoming yet slightly sophisticated ambiance. Will certainly be returning to Caffe Molise!
I recently moved to Utah from the East c ...
I recently moved to Utah from the East coast and was thrilled to find a place that mirrors many of the Boston and New York City restaurants. The ambience here was amazing! The wine list, was great, but a bit too costly for a bottle of wine. My friends all chose to eat the Pappardelle with Sugo and Meatballs - great choice. The pasta tasted like it was actually homemade and the sauce was a good Bolognese sauce with a hint of nutmeg. I had the spiced-rubbed roasted pork dish called Arista - great choice. The pork was very moist and the mission fig sauce was just the right touch to complete this dish. I cannot wait to eat here again.
Great restaurant with emphasis on rich f ...
Great restaurant with emphasis on rich flavors rather than fussy presentation. Very reasonably priced for the complex sauces, homemade pastas and perfectly cooked meats. You will not be disappointed....unless you like your meals to be stacked 8 inches high and topped with a single chive or something....then you might be disappointed.
Took a group of 20 to this wonderful res ...
Took a group of 20 to this wonderful restaurant. The food was OUTSTANDING. Everyone absolutely gushed about the delicious food. Great wine selection and wonderful service. I had the house-made spicy sausage with small shell pasta and it was simply incredible.
This is an excellent restaurant.
Waiter talked us into adding unnecessary ...
Waiter talked us into adding unnecessary meat balls to an already meaty pasta dish so he could boost the tab and his tip. We never ate them. Food was okay but nothing to write home about. Décor was minimalist. mostly bare walls, ceiling and floors with blond tables and chairs pretty close together and no table cloths or decoration on tables. No plants. Lighting slightly too bright. They need to drop a few tables and put in some type of dividers, plants, etc. to improve the ambiance. Only good thing about it was that it was convenient to the concert hall.
Excellent service and unique menu. Pasta ...
Excellent service and unique menu. Pasta dishes were very tasty and portions were just right. Tiramisu is a superb dessert. Blaine, our waiter, was personable and knowledgeable about the menu without being obtrusive. Overall an excellent dining experience.
Excellent wait staff. Our server provid ...
Excellent wait staff. Our server provided recommendations that were welcomed & did not disappoint. We Caffe Molise for our anniversary dinner prior to seeing Madame Butterfly at the Capitol Theatre. The entrees, desserts, wine & coffee were very well-prepared & presented.
This is a restaurant for grown-ups offer ...
This is a restaurant for grown-ups offering solid, if not breathtaking Italian fare. I've never had a bad meal here. That said, the place could benefit from minor sprucing up. There haven't been new offerings on the menu in what seems like ages, and I really could do without those insipid salads that accompany every entrée. The complimentary bread is a nice touch, but I'd prefer something more rustic to the dinner rolls that look like they've been sourced from Costco. The desserts are fantastic, and the servers are always efficient and wonderful.
Excellent food, wine, and ambience. Bes ...
Excellent food, wine, and ambience. Best wait staff I've had in years. Very prompt, yet not overbearing. Delicious, yet small menu. Glad to see it had a small menu, because they make those dishes the right way. 9.9/10
Cafe Molise is a wonderful little gem do ...
Cafe Molise is a wonderful little gem downtown. We come here before we go to the Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall. The location in perfect - only a block away. Small intimate setting and wonderful Italian food - we always find something tasty and delicious to eat. Will return..
As always when I have dinner at Caffe Mo ...
As always when I have dinner at Caffe Molise the food is very good and service is excellent. I must say that this past Tuesday they ran out of whipped butter. Still being from Wisconsin I had to have butter which they brought to the table. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
we were seated in front but found the ro ...
we were seated in front but found the room comfortable and also noticed the sound level was keyed down due to acoustic panels on the walls and ceiling. Conversation was very easy despite a full room.
We ordered the Halibut and the Pepperedelle w meat sauce. The fish was cooked perfectly with the sauce having a well rounded flavor. The pepperedelle was cooked very nicely ,the sauce being of a consistency that it stayed with the pasta while the well cooked and shredded pork was dispersed evenly. The sauce flavor was a bit flat and could have been layered a bit better with a more prominent herb and a touch of red wine.
The waiter and staff were friendly , helpful and always available
The fish was overpriced for the portion size but the pasta dish was a very good value.
It would be an easy decision to return here for another dinner.
Cafe Molise features authentic Italian c ...
Cafe Molise features authentic Italian cuisine. I had pappardelle, which was good, but the overall dining experience is less than satisfactory. When you walk in the restaurant, I was met by hostessing frowning at computer screens one of whom looked up long enough to ask "do you have a reservation?" When I gave my name, she stared at the computer quite some time, brow furrowed, before actually acknowledging I was in the system. I was then brusquely escorted into another room, with stripped down, minimalist decor, where I was left waiting for too long before a harried waitress could find the time to take my order. The waitress checked back with me quite often after I got the food but with little personal warmth. I was left with the feeling that, while the chef had real ability, the people that comprise the restaurant staff had little interest in making their patrons feel welcome or comfortable.
The service was absolutely great! Our se ...
The service was absolutely great! Our server provided fantastic recommendations and was very kind and personable. Checked in with our table frequent enough to keep us in mind without being rushed or hassled. It was my friend's birthday and they were so kind to celebrate it with dessert even upon closing, though we were not expecting it!
This restaurant came highly recommended, ...
This restaurant came highly recommended, and I'm so glad that we went with it! I started out with reservations for 15 conference goers, but it soon blossomed into 20. The restaurant was VERY accommodating, and there were no issues, and the restaurant accommodated all of us with our need for individual receipts (business reimbursements). The food was excellent, the service superb. Everyone commented on how excellent the food was, and the bread was amazing! Go. You won't be disappointed.
Caffe Molise is consistently great. We o ...
Caffe Molise is consistently great. We often stop in there for dinner after flying in to Salt Lake City as they are open on Sundays. In the Summer the outdoor patio is very nice--a couple friends from out-of-state commented once that it felt like they were dining in Italy! The food is always fresh, great fish, a solid wine list and usually good service.
I was there with a group of 12 high scho ...
I was there with a group of 12 high school students for a dance and it was the best night we every had. The dinner was increadible and the people were awesome. And it wasn't too expensive. Definitely a great place for a date or just a nice night out for dinner.
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