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/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
Paul was the best and recommended an excellent wine to go with my dinner.
The food and the service were great, ver ...
The food and the service were great, very high class. In fact, I've never experienced a salad that melts together in my mouth like Molise has done. The indoor walls are brick with several paintings, and so sounds are amplified. My wife and I were there for our 10th anniversary, and we had a good time. It was very loud however, and I could only hear a portion of what my wife was saying in conversation, so that was a bit frustrating. All in all, this Cafe deserves a good review. Great for a friend's night with a group, but I'd not recommend it for a romantic dinner, unless you are in the deaf population, (I'm not joking, my ASL friends and family would LOVE it here), as communication can be challenging.
I travel to Salt Lake 6 or 7 times a yea ...
I travel to Salt Lake 6 or 7 times a year and always try to eat here. Very reasonable and great food.
First time here
We had the butternut squash ravioli, scampi pasta, steak and creme brûlée. Thought it was all great our server was great and happy, we will go back again.
Great food, good atmosphere
Took my mother here for Mother's Day. Great Italian food, comparable to Canella's but at a lower price point. I had the Parpadelle al Sugo and my mother had the chicken artichoke dish, the name is escaping me, both of which were outstanding. Service was the most attentive I've experienced other than the most high end dining.
Perfect date night
We had amazing food and a fantastic experience! Our server was friendly and efficient, and each course was delivered in great timing.
Amazing Italian food. Enjoyed gnocchi wi ...
Amazing Italian food. Enjoyed gnocchi with sausage and the pork medallions with fig compote. Great location in Salt Lake City across from City Creek. Will be visiting again. Looking forward to trying the dessert menu.
Good Food, Moderately priced . Service staff was very friendly and interactive. Walking distance from City Creek. I would definitely recommend
Lovely and Delicious
Dinner for twelve on a Tuesday night during a conference. Location was very convenient to the convention center. Almost everyone had the scallops as an appetizer, they were perfectly done and the sauce was delicious. I had the gnocchi which was delicious,?all the other dishes looked great! The tables were small and we were all able to converse. It was a nice atmosphere, the food was great and the waitstaff was attentive. Thanks! If I'm ever back in salt lake I will be there again.
Great meal for our group of 15. Service was efficient and friendly but not rushed. I had the gnocchi which was great, but no one had anything but raves for their meals overall.
Great Food! Great Wine List! The most awesome desserts! A must go place to eat a great authentic Italian dining experience.
Food was great! Wine selections were fa ...
Food was great! Wine selections were fantastic! Service was even better! Thank you!
A very nice bistro located near the Marr ...
A very nice bistro located near the Marriott City Creek. Wonderful food, great service. I have a convention I attend here each year and a dinner at Cafe Molise is a "must do".
My favorite fine food restaurant in Salt Lake City
I absolutely love this restaurant and have to go there when in Salt Lake City. I always tend to order the butternut squash ravioli and would love to branch and order something new. It is so great though I have to order it every time I go. I take special business guests here when at any business event. It is perfect for that. I highly recommend this restaurant.
The upcharges for something as simple as ...
The upcharges for something as simple as a dinner is lame. Include it in the price of the entree, something less tacky. I prefer the appropriate wine glass to accompany the wine, not Libby from the restaurant supply store. The decor is so grandma 1990, dusty fake plants, artwork from thrift stores, and creaky seating. The noise, was simply annoying. We sat around the median wall of the swinging doors to the kitchen and the whomp is so loud we thought there were movers upstairs. I had not been here before and was expecting an upscale Italian eatery, but I was disappointed. The food was fine. I won't be back. The staff are friendly, but I'll keep looking for the new Fresco.
First time date night here. Saw some negative reviews, but tried it anyway. It was the best dining choice in a long time. Great value for the money. Beef and chicken entrees were some of the best food that we have found anywhere. We will definitely return and recommend the place to friends.
Love at first sight
Small, local, intimate, and romantic. Cafe Molise was perfect for our weekend away. It was slightly noisy due to the traveling crowds for LDS general Conference but it was perfect either way. The food was fresh and our servers knowledge of the wine list was fantastic. My wife and I both found new wines to love. The pace was very good but if you skip the starter you may wait just a moment. I recommend the Pollo Marsala. We loved it and my wife raves to all of her friends. The review I read said there was vallet parking but the vallet said he was working for the Japanese bistro next door. He still helped us out though. City creek parking is right there so parking isn't an issue anyway.
It was ok
The food was oveover priced for what you get.$35 for sea bass with bones in it is unacceptable
Delicious food, wonderful service and lo ...
Delicious food, wonderful service and lovely art.
A Personal Favorite
I love this restaurant, the food is great and the 10$ corking fee is worth it to bring in your own bottle of wine. Food is great, to some it's a little over priced, but overall worth it because it's a nicer dining experience.
Very good food
I have been a patron of Caffe Molise within a year or so of their opening. The food is always consistently very good. They should expand their bar offerings. I am a single malt scotch fan, specifically, Glenlivet. Unfortunately, they only carry McCallan, which I do not drink. I doubt that it would be prohibitively expensive for them to expand their offerings by a bit.
Delicious wine and food. Great service. ...
Delicious wine and food. Great service. Not inspiring, but very good.
Years of excellence
We have been going to Cafe Molise since they opened...still in our top 5!!!
We absolutely loved this place. Great lo ...
We absolutely loved this place. Great location, reasonable price for exceptional food and a great ambiance. I will be coming back here again for sure.
This is the second time we have dined he ...
This is the second time we have dined here. The service was great and our server very patient with us. We asked her to delay bringing out apps and entrees so we could dine at a slower pace, keeping in mind the need for her to turn the table. (We were there early, so this was not a problem) The pastas we ordered were great as usual, and also the pork tenderloin was fantastic! Good portion sizes too. I noticed that all the servers helped each other clear tables, bring food out, take away plates, fill water glasses, etc. Makes things flow smoothly. Dine here, you won't be disappointed.
This was our first time
We love good quality, different food and Caffe Molise fit the bill! Delicious Italian food with great flavor profiles. We will definitely go again.
Food, as always, was amazing. Courteous ...
Food, as always, was amazing. Courteous staff. Gnocchi was great, though a bit soft this time. Probably just an off night... Definitely try it.
Great destination before going to Capitol Theatre
We were able to get a perfect reservation time prior to the opera and enjoyed ourselves immensely! Delicious food just a short walk to the theatre.
Excellent Italian Downtown SLC
We are from Boston a city with fabulous Italian restaurants. We come out to Ski at Snowbird every year and were lucky to find this restaurant. Excellent food. The eggplant "meat balls" are to die for.
The food was good and servers were polite. Our server was really nice, but brought out dessert menus before I was finished eating (the other two in my party were finished) and asked if I wanted dessert before I was done with my meal. I told her I hadn't looked at the dessert menu yet, so I would let her know. She was very nice, just needed a bit of training on etiquette with regard to serving. Other than that, we had a nice dinner. I would go back.
Staff was very accommodating with our la ...
Staff was very accommodating with our large group and timing of our reservation. Came to the restaurant twice in three days.
I'm a Salt Lake City local and someone who is always trying to find somewhere different to try with my wife for a local dining experience. Caffé Molise was a great find! The restaurant is relatively small and with it being located in downtown Salt Lake City, the parking isn't the best, but the food and the service made it all worth while. My wife and I shared a menu special of the night which was Beat Salad. Nice earthy salad with Arugala and Gorganzola and a house-made Balsamic Vinegrette dressing. The next course that was part of our meal was another salad. We didn't realize we had a salad coming with our meal too, otherwise we would have selected a different appetizer or a soup with our meals rather than a salad. Regardless, it was tasty. We then had two different chicken dishes. Both were fabulous. We shared a Gelato dessert and both had soft drinks with our meal. Total was $80.00 with our tip. Bottom line, the location is very accessible, parking not the greatest but not poor enough to complain about, reservations were easy to make on OpenTable, food was a 10 out of 10, ambiance was a 6 out of 10 but they seem to be doing what they can in the space they have, and the service was great. Our waitress was knowledgeable of the menu and very friendly. We will definitely be going to Caffe Molise again.
Nice, casual local spot. Not too expensive. Good value.
Great selection of dishes, variety was k ...
Great selection of dishes, variety was key. Ordered a cheese/ meat appetizer. Was not informed what we were eating, a bit confusing. Wine was decanted in the back of house, not at the table. Poured every glass throughout dinner ourselves, even the first glass. Table was cleared timely, even if we were still eating off of it. Even with temperatures of the food a little off, the flavors were spectacular. Ambience was very nice, the server did allow us to take our time with dinner. Overall satisfied with dinner, few bumps.
Nice place, good people, good food.
This is a nice place to go when you want to be casual and appreciate service that is also casual and wants to please. They do. The prices are reasonable for some nice food and when the climate is right, a great outdoor patio. Put this place on your list.
The butternut squash ravioli is awesome! ...
The butternut squash ravioli is awesome! I ordered it as my entree and it was the perfect amount of food.
I was very excited to try this restaurant on my birthday. Half my party arrived early and asked to be seated until the others had arrived. We were not offered drinks for about 20 minutes and completely ignored by busters and servers. Our waitress had a "higher than thou" attitude which added a damper to our dinning experience. While the food was good it was nothing extraordinary. The shrimp in our appetizers was over cooked and rubbery and the pasta was bland. I would recommend this place for lunch with friends but not for a special occasion dining experience.
Very delicious food and courteous hosts.
My family and I fell in love with Caffe Molise. The food was delicious and the hosts were very kind!
I made a reservation for 2 on Valentines day. The place was very quiet, there were candles and flowers on the table and service was excellent and perfectly on time. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a fun date.
Great Valentines Day Spot
We decided to try Cafe Molisse for Valentines dinner. A couple of times a year we like to really go out somewhere nice (nicer than Olive Garden ha!). The menu looked very "fancy" and everything we ate tasted great! Our server was wonderful, very polite and spent just the right amount of time with us. They refilled drinks almost immediately and were very prompt with our food. We had a great experience at Cafe Molisse and would definitely recommend it to our friends.
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