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
Italian restaurant with a great patio se ...
Italian restaurant with a great patio setting outside or you can choose inside with a casual flair. Menu was not extensive but adequate. Portions were ample but not overwhelming. They only had one pasta that was made in house. Wine list was limited but adequate, if not a bit overpriced. Service was fast and friendly. We would go again at some point. Ask for a seat outside near the reflecting pool.
We always have a good experience at Caff ...
We always have a good experience at Caffe Molise and this time did not disappoint! Great place for a business lunch and although we did not take advantage of the Dine-O-Round menu, the meal was well prepared, quick and tasty! Will definitely be back for future meals!
My dish was great, my friends was over c ...
My dish was great, my friends was over cooked but waiter didn't return to ask till we were 3/4 done. I would go again and recommend it but it wasn't as good as the first time I went to it. Good days/not as good days but overall a yes.
Excellent food. Everything that we order ...
Excellent food. Everything that we ordered tasted deliciouuso . All of the food that came out of the kitchen and served to the other patrons looked and smelled wonderful. Our waitress was very friendly, helpful and made sure that our dining experience was one to remember. We also loved the outdoor patio. I want to come back at night and eat under the lights. The only suggestion that I have is to possibly offer some type of soup instead of salad for a pre main course.
I found this location on yelp and ate th ...
I found this location on yelp and ate their 1.5 years ago. The dinner was great. Food was great, service was better, there was a jazz band playing out side, it was well worth the higher end pricing. We visited again with a friend and had just as good experience so for New Years I took my family there and the wow factor was not there, but being busy that's acceptable. The only true issue I had other than our server going outside to smoke and coming back in smelling like a ashtray, is that night I got hit with a champagne cork that missed my head and bounced off the wall behind me and hit me in the back. Nothing was done and I was not going to make a scene. Fast forward to the most recent visit where my sister and her husband joining us in celebrating their move to GA. We ended up with the same server from new years and she was less than pleasant to say the less. She could of had a bad day but we felt rushed, not welcomed, and a nuisance. The service was a 2 star due to the busser and helper waiters being very nice, they got us bread and a box that we had to ask for 3 times. The food was subpar and paying 33 dollars for the bisteca (I've had before and it was great) that was bland and the plate looked like a goulash, was very displeasing. My wife's gnocchi was good, she got it with shrimp and alfredo sauce.
Went to caffe molise for a friends birth ...
Went to caffe molise for a friends birthday and it was really fun!! Great food. Not too crazy expensive. The only thing is their wine glasses aren't super nice...which is always a weird pairing when it's a nice dish with weird wine glass. I'm somewhat of a wino and think upscale restaurants should have real wine glasses.
There was a miscommunication on our rese ...
There was a miscommunication on our reserve seating, she couldn't find our name & was going to seat us inside. The other lady found our name & took us immediately, but she was so fast, I didn't know where she went. Our waiter was excellent, the ambiance was great! It was worth it!
Classy/casual spot. Went here for a ladi ...
Classy/casual spot. Went here for a ladies night dinner. The service was great, awesome wine list, food was exquisite, very relaxed atmosphere! We went on a Friday evening and there was live jazz music outside. <3 The patio is lovely, with a small pond, water fall, string lights all about, and bugs were not an issue on a warm summer evening! It's a great place for romantic dates, small groups, and larger gatherings. Be sure to make a reservation! This place gets pretty busy on the weekends.
Ambiance on the patio was pleasant and l ...
Ambiance on the patio was pleasant and lively, but not noisy. Even though the daytime temp was 93, the shady patio was quite comfortable at 7:15. Menu selections were ample and food was quite nice. Our server was one of the best in recent memory.
We had a group of 13 sitting outside in ...
We had a group of 13 sitting outside in an idyllic courtyard. The server was very nice and attentive most of the time, but it was sometimes a little slow. The food was mostly really good, although my salmon was over-cooked but it tasted good so I didn't send it back. The prices were very fair. The ambiance in the outside area was awesome. We had a great time and would recommend.
Nothing special here even though others ...
Nothing special here even though others have given more positive reviews. A long wait for our server and for each course. Meal was very good as in salmon, pasta and caprese salad. Forget cocktails in Utah. The state regulates the allowed amount of alcohol in each pour, yet you may order an entire bottle of wine without issue. Go for the wine or beer. This was a nice outside dining venue on a lovely evening. After awhile, your backside has had enough of the wire mesh chairs, and it's time to go. On the whole, enjoyable.
This was a dinner in honor of my birthda ...
This was a dinner in honor of my birthday. We were seated on the patio on a very hot day and we were bothered by large numbers of flies the entire time. The food was very disappointing considering the prices. My husband, mom, and children had meat that was very over-cooked and dry. Our waiter was very kind and provided very good service. We would not return to this restaurant again and I would not recommend it. It was very disappointing after reading such great reviews online.
My wife and I decided to grab some Itali ...
My wife and I decided to grab some Italian on our weekend trip to Salt Lake. When searching cafe molise on tripadvisor we saw they had outdoor seating and immediately decided we wanted to sit outside. The food was amazing and the hung lights outdoors really set the mood for a romantic dinner.
I really love this place and we eat thei ...
I really love this place and we eat their (take-out) for lunch all the time, when we attend the Outdoor Retailer Show as it is literally 50 yards from the show. The Panini sandwiches are the best.
Dinner is tough, because the layout of the restaurant is somewhat awkward with the rooms. I find that the service is rather slow and if you are not in the main dining room, then good luck.
The acoustics with the hard floors and low ceilings make it very loud and hard to relax and have an enjoyable conversation.
The food is always good/great!
We made reservations at Café Molise for ...
We made reservations at Café Molise for our anniversary and to try something different in Salt Lake. I read all the reviews and everyone said it was authentic Italian. We were seated promptly and were given a corner table as requested in the reservation. We were handed the wine list and menu and were then shortly attended to by our waiter. We were given the specials of the night and asked if we would like anything besides water to drink. We could not read the menu because the lighting was so poor and the menu was difficult to read. After deciding on a bottle of wine I had the waiter pour me a glass to try. I was extremely dissatisfied with the taste and he just stood there. I told him I did not like it and he didn't know what to do. He really did just stand there. Finally I said "never mind, just leave the bottle."
Besides not being able to read the menu or having a bottle of wine that we both enjoyed we decided the food was very good and that we would give the restaurant another chance and maybe try the outdoor dining area for better lighting next time.
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