About Caffe Molise
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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
Food was great and service was great als ...
Food was great and service was great also. I had a fish stew that was loaded with fish. The stock was amazing. My wife had a chicken dish that was also great. A good wine was suggested. Chocolate mousse desert was suggested and it was tremendous. Good bread also. We did not have pasta. Next time. This was our first visit.
I don't like rating a restaurant based o ...
I don't like rating a restaurant based on Valentine's Day but that is when I was there. Our server explained one of the specials incorrectly. I was a little surprised when my dish arrived and had a completely different sauce. My salmon was ordered medium rare and came out very well done. They did bring me another piece of salmon which was much better.My husband ordered the pork and thought it was good. I don't get to SLC very often so I'd probably try somewhere else. Bread is very good.
Cafe Molise was a pleasant surprise in d ...
Cafe Molise was a pleasant surprise in downtown SLC. The food was very good and reasonably priced. What stood out however was the excellent service. Mollie and her team are professionals and the dinner was a treat as a result.
Overall a pleasant experience. We were s ...
Overall a pleasant experience. We were seated quickly and the food arrived promptly. The waiter wasn't overly friendly but we really enjoyed that. The food was good and the price was very reasonable. Loved the restaurant itself and the setting, also very easy to carry a conversation without yelling.
This was my first dinner experience in S ...
This was my first dinner experience in SLC. Came here with a colleague while in town on business. Wonderful penne dish with goat cheese. The polenta with sausage was very, very good. Excellent service, wonderful food. We made a reservation, and it was a good thing - the restaurant was nice and busy!
Our experience overall was just ok. My b ...
Our experience overall was just ok. My biggest challenge was our server - he was a hard pusher on the upsells. When we inquired about a bottle of wine, instead of providing any information on the one we wanted, he suggested two others at a significantly higher price. When we persisted on our question for the original bottle, again, he pushed the more expensive item. We noticed the same when it came to recommending entrees - he mentioned only the two most expensive menu items. I don't mind paying for good (or great) food or wine but it was his approach that was such a turn off.
As for the experience, we were seated relatively near the door (even with a reservation and other open tables) and found ourselves graced with a very cold breeze every time the door opened. The food was good, nothing really exceptional. The wine was also good - although we still have no idea about the bottle we inquired about (we opted for one of his recommendations because of the lack of information about the others).
Stumbled upon this restaurant while vis ...
Stumbled upon this restaurant while visiting Salt Lake City and was very satisified. I had the antipasti and lasagna and they were delicious! Great atmosphere and our waitress did a fantastic job delivering the food quickly when we informed her that we were in a hurry. Definitely recommend!
Since my husband's family is from the pr ...
Since my husband's family is from the province of Molise in Italy, we decided to give Caffe Molise a try. When we mentioned my husband is Italian, the chef came to our table and talked with us about the restaurant's history and the menu.
All seven of us were delighted with our selections! The gnocchi was delicious by itself, but some of us added toppings. Our toppings included shrimp, meatballs, and eggplant meatballs. Two members in our party had the special, salmon over pasta. They both said it was delicious. The spinach salad was perfect and when one person in our party asked for several ingredients to be left off her salad, the server quickly obliged. By the way, our server was Chris. He efficiently and expertly took care of us.
We enjoyed cocktails, wine, sparkling water, and coffee. We really didn't need dessert, but decided to order it anyway! We weren't disappointed with creme brulee, tiaramisu, and chocolate cake.
For the quality of food and service, the price was very affordable.
Both food and service were exceptional; we'd love to return if we ever get back to Salt Lake City.
My Italian family highly recommends this Italian restaurant!
Five adults had five different entrées a ...
Five adults had five different entrées and each loved our own selection. Menu suggested "desserts not to miss" and they were right! In town visiting family for four days, Molisse provided the finest meals we had. Superb.
The food was good, I really enjoyed that ...
The food was good, I really enjoyed that. I had never been there before so I was a little underdressed but they were polite still. But the chairs seemed awfully flimsy, the first chair I was using the screws fell out, the second one was really wobbly and I'm not a heavy guy. So it was a little unusual. But other than that, I enjoyed the experience.
I took my fiancé to Caffe Molise for a s ...
I took my fiancé to Caffe Molise for a special date and couldn't be more pleased with how perfect it all was, the food, while decently pricey, is outstanding, the salmon being the best I ever tasted. Wonderful ambiance and service, prompt service and food. Incredible evening spent at Caffe Molise
We have been to Cafe Molise several time ...
We have been to Cafe Molise several times and they never disappoint. We love the ambiance, attentive and knowledgeable servers like Angel, and the food is always wonderful. This restaurant is a treasure for Salt Lake City.
Found you online to combine with a visit ...
Found you online to combine with a visit to SLC. This was a lunch at 2 p.m. We were so very delighted with the menu, and the entree's were the best Italian we've had outside our home cooking and our Rome experience while we were living there. Honestly. The music and Orvieto just topped us over. We have been back for dinner and bought two gift certificates for family and friends to experience what we know will be a lovely evening. We are regulars now and cant wait til it warms up so we can experience the outdoor dining, so very much like our Rome dining.
The house made papperdelle is incredible ...
The house made papperdelle is incredible. The mixed green salad is boring, it's just lettuce with a lot of oil and vinegar. It could be improved with salad veggies, fruit and/or croutons. My husband's chicken was dry and overcooked. We would definitely come back but we would both get the papperdelle pasta.
We all enjoyed our meal very much. Our s ...
We all enjoyed our meal very much. Our server was quite attentive. And the manager was instrumental in helping us to solve a ticketing problem for an event after dinner. This is the perfect place to go for dinner before the show at the new Eccles Theatre.
We live out of town but frequently come ...
We live out of town but frequently come to Salt Lake City to visit family. Caffe Molise is one of our favorites. We like the relaxed environment and the staff are always friendly. Highly recommend the butternut squash ravioli for an appetizer and the Aristo pork dish is phenomenal!
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