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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.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Monday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
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, 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
I came to Salt Lake for my 30th birthday and wanted to treat myself to a nice meal. Loved the atmosphere; the patio is surrounded by Ivy and the tables are lit by cafe lights. The food was incredible. The ambience and the menu were top notch, I would definitely come back ! Would make a great place for a special occasion, date, wedding, birthday, etc. Will definitely return the next time I'm in SLC !
Took a little long to get initial drink order. Server was friendly but just didn't seem happy to be at work as was the overall feeling I got there. No one was really rude but no one was really friendly either. We weren't welcomed by the hostess or by the server. The hostess did thank us and wish us a good evening as we left. My business just didn't overall feel appreciated.
Caffe Molise continues to be a consistently good restaurant year after year with a very nice patio and outdoor eating in the heart of downtown Salt lake City. It's also open Sundays--a perfect reentry place to eat after flying back into Utah on a Sunday afternoon. The menu is creative and the ambience welcoming. I overheard people the other night saying that they felt like they could have been in San Francisco--sitting out on the patio, with its ample pool and understated yet melodic waterfalls, a glass of wine and great food...we agreed!
For such a renown restaurant, I had high expectations, where were not met. I ordered the involtini di pollo, which arrived cold, looked like it had set out for a while and contained bones. I was very disappointed. On the up side, the staff handled the situation very well, and the manager came over right away. She offered to comp my meal and asked what else they could get me. The rest of the meal was just average. I'll try them again, because I want to like this place. The ambiance outside was quite lovely.
We have had this particular server a few times. No personality! Not very attentive! It was 2:30 on a Monday, so not very busy. Wrong dish was brought out. I was going to keep it and eat it anyway but discovered a hair. I had them make me the dish that I originally ordered. It was delicious as usual. No one really seemed to care or apologize for the problem. Not really the best experience for our anniversary.
We were in Salt Lake City for one night and we were looking for a place to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The place looked nice so we tried it. The waiter was very stoic, but did his job. I indicated that we were coming to celebrate a birthday, but until I asked them to go and check the note on my reservation, they made no mention of the birthday.
Portions were a bit small for the price, and the desserts were a bit disappointing.
It was a nice night and we sat outside, which made up for the other shortcomings.
Not a bad place for dinner.
Cafe Molise is in the perfect location if you're heading to the theater. We really enjoyed the outdoor patio. The service was very good but the food was sub par. It was very basic Italian food, nothing to set it apart from other mainstream Italian restaurants. That was very disappointing.
We enjoyed our meal at Caffé Molise immensely. We were in town for a show at the Eccles Theater and we were looking for a nice, unique place to have dinner. Caffé Molise was a perfect choice. We sat out on the patio and enjoyed the summer evening while listening to a jazz trio that was playing. Our server, Dillion, was attentive without being pushy. We were able to relax & enjoy our meal. The food was excellent. Well prepared, well seasoned & the price was reasonable. We had a smooth, sweet Moscato to drink. We had the Bruschetta appetizer which is almost a meal by itself. My husband had the Penné do Caprino & I had the Polpetta do Melanzane (eggplant "meatballs"). We barely managed to squeeze in dessert but I had read several reviews that said the Tiramisu was not to be missed & they were right. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Caffé Molise for a date night or special occasion!
If you like to be rushed through your meal you will probably like this restaurant. We weren't close to finishing our salad when the entree was placed in front of us. We had a 5:45 PM reservation on a Tuesday. The dessert, Creme Brulee was just ok. The Gnocchi was just ok.
The salad was good. Ate outside which was very nice. Probably never return.
Great find! This was our first time eating here. We searched for something near the Eccles Theater and chose Caffe Molise based on their location and menus on Open Table - we couldn't have been happier with the selection. The food was very good and the service was outstanding! Our waitress, Mollie, was quick and attentive. She asked us if we were going to the theater then insured that we could enjoy our drinks, appetizers, salads and main course and still leave with plenty of time to walk to the theater. We noticed the entire wait staff was working hard. They were quick to spot and handle a need anywhere in the restaurant. We will dine at Caffe Molise again and recommend it to our friends.
Caffe Molise consistently provides great food and great service. The food is delicious and not overly expensive for what you get. The servers are attentive and friendly , and the patio dining is nice (as long as it's not too hot outside : ))
We will definitely go back again.
We loved the food! Our waiter wasn't really attentitive though which was a bummer since we were there to celebrate our 8 year anniversary. I know it was very busy but there were few times I felt like he was purposely avoiding our table! 🙁 But the delicious lasagne made up for it! My hubby loved the spicy itallian sausage. I wanted to try their dessert but since our server was being a stinker. I didn't want to deal with trying to catch his attention. I still plan on coming here again just hoping we don't get the same waiter.
My dish was good with housemade pasta and bolagnese type sauce. My husband's pasta was swimming in a watery sauce. The salad was acceptable as was the roll. However charging an additional $.95 per roll is crazy. The wait staff was attentive. And the addition of al fresco live music was enjoyable. There were more pluses than minuses but it wasn't a home run.
This was the second time here and the first time blew my socks off! I had a chefs special which was some kind of dumpling dish which melted in my mouth and never got old. This time I ended up getting the pasta which was good, but didn't leave me with the same satisfaction.
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