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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
Delicious food and good service-- our plates were delivered in two rounds (large group) because of a mixup in the kitchen, but the waiter handled it very professionally. The patio is gorgeous and a can't-miss. We had a change to our reservation and they were kind enough to accommodate us rather quickly. Will definitely be coming back for a romantic date night.
We went to Caffe Molise for our monthly Red Hat Dinner. The service was amazing, we all felt like queens! The food was amazing and the waiter helped us pick a delicious wine or cocktail to enhance our meal. The atmosphere was so delightful on the back porch. Love love loved it. Will definitely come back.
Wow! Excellent from beginning to end. If possible make reservations unless you arrive during a slow business hour.
We started with the Polenta Con Funghi. Wonderfully delightful dish. The goat chese was my favorite part.
We moved from that to Polpette Di Melanzane. The zucchini meatballs were "on steroid" fabulous! I don't know how they can make a squash so palatable; it's more than magical.
Dessert was sinfully rich, sensuous, and daring; chocolate hazelnut mousse cake. Yikes-o-licious!
Wait dtaff very competent, attentive, and professional. Restroom was very clean, floors were spotless.
This is a true Salt Lake jewel.
Service was great but Food was only mediocre. Italian restaurant that happened to be "out of Parmesan cheese" at 7pm on a Monday night! Asiago cheese was substituted for Parmesan and the server told me "it is the same". Pasta was firm and only warm. Glass was broken immediately next to me and glass hit my leg and some glass landed on our table. There was no visit by a manager to see if everything was ok although a waiter walking by apologized. No injuries but it would have been appropriate for our table to have been cleared and remains food and drink been replaced.
My boyfriend and I went for a romantic birthday dinner. The food was AMAZING! Had the salmon and beef specials. The gorgonzola cream and fig compote with the beef was to die for! The tiramisu was excellent as well! Paul, our server, was very professional, attentive and friendly to new SLC residents. We sat outside in the garden area, but unfortunately there was a large, loud party next to us, and a storm whipped up, so we moved inside. But Paul was very gracious at our request to move inside before the rain even started. This will definitely be a return spot for future special occasions!
We found the restaurant to be good to very good, but perhaps not to our expectations as stated by the TripAdvisor reviews. Perhaps this could be attributed to our choices as we were very focused/interested to enjoy pasta versus other menu and "special" items which looked and smelled terrific. We would go back, but perhaps would try the other Italian options in the city prior.
My boyfriend and I went on a date here before the movies and had a great meal! We ordered a salad right away to split because we were hungry and it was very good and fresh. Before looking at the entrees we ate the salad and then realized salads came with our entrees so make sure you read the entire menu before looking. They had the BEST lasagna I have ever had with homemade Italian sausage and our white wines were both great and reasonably priced per glass. Also, their bread was warm and soft; however, if you want more of it they charge you because it is so great!
Several of my friends and I were attending Close to my Heart's annual convention and chose to dine at Caffe Molise one evening. I arranged/set up the reservation, and I am so glad that I did. The food, service, atmosphere, etc. were AWESOME! We sat out on the patio; and for us Texas girls (& 1 Florida girl), the weather was PERFECT!! We had a great time discussing the events of the first day of our convention at the Salt Palace. I highly recommend Caffe Molise to anyone looking for a wonderful Italian meal while visiting Salt Lake City.
I have had the pollo alla gratella before and really liked it, but, the last couple times I have dined here, they have overcooked the chicken...which is a shame because I really liked this entree when I went there the first time. I also asked for the sauce to be on the side, and it came with it on anyway. Their special (shoulder) was also overcooked and very different from the way the server described it. Also, maybe check the oil that is on the tables...ours tasted a little rancid. The service was okay--nothing too bad; but we did have to wait on refills, which is a pet peeve of mine. It was too hot to dine outdoors, but, it wasn't that much cooler inside the restaurant--likely because the door to the outside was open... I'd like to see them step up their game...especially since they raised their prices to that of a finer dining establishment. When you do that, people generally expect better food and service. I used to tell people to go try it out, but, I don't feel comfortable doing that right now. I'd like to see some marked improvement before I would recommend it to my friends/associates/clients, etc. again. Background music would also be lovely. If they were playing some, it was so low, we couldn't hear it.
We went to celebrate just getting married. The food was great as always. Our waiter seemed a little shy compared to the last waiter we had. We love sitting on the patio. My only complaint (not about the restaurant) was this table that was seated next us as we were finishing. They were highly obnoxious and loud.
I used to love this restaurant. The patio is especially nice. Went for my 28th wedding anniversary. Patio was nice, weather was perfect. Service was perfect. Food was terrible. Ordered caprese salad to start. Heirloom tomatoes were good and tasted like they were grown in local garden. Mozzerella was okay, but olive oil and low quality balsamic was poured everywhere. It was hanging off the plate and person who brought didn't even notice that it dropped off the side of the plate and onto my shoe. Ordered shrimp scampi and pasta. Pasta and scampi were over cooked and shrimp tasted off. Sauce for scampi was extremely oily and very tomato-y. Menu said butter, garlic, and white wine sauce. Sauce was completely red. Husband ordered the fish special. Most items on the menu were 18.00. Would expect the fish to be more, but was surprised when the big came and it was 34.00. Fish was not good. Also overcooked and rubbery. Also tasted old. But the angel hair pasta underneath was not good either. Server very attentive and noticed I did not like my dish. Promptly took away and offered something else. I declined after tasting my husbands meal and finding it no better. Mentioned that the shrimp tasted off. Server came to table and was very nice, but wanted to correct me for some reason. She said that three chefs tasted the shrimp and all three said the shrimp was fine, was "only rubbery and overcooked" not "off". Um... okay. Felt like I should apologize for suggesting the shrimp was old when three experts concluded that it was only overcooked and rubbery. Offered us free dessert. We had cheesecake. It was still cold from being frozen and had canned blueberry sauce. Dinner with one appetizer and one entree, no drinks was for some reason $80.00. It looked like they took my entree off the bill and gave us free dessert, but somehow the total didn't seem like it. I was sorry I had suggested it for our anniversary. Lovely setting, good service. Food is one step down from Olive Garden.
The hostess was one of the most unprofessional and uncourteous people I've ever experienced. We arrived for our reservation - on which we had requested patio seating and noted that we were celebrating a special occasion - and were told that it may rain so the patio (which is fully covered) would be closing. We asked two more times to be seated outdoors, explaining that it would mean a lot because we were celebrating a special occasion. We mentioned we would gladly accept the risk of an interrupted dinner if rain ensued. We were told no again and again, because it might rain. So, we were seated at the table by the door to the patio - where we watched the hostess immediately seat more than a dozen groups ON THE PATIO. When I stopped her to ask why we were told the patio was closing when it clearly was not, she responded curtly "If you really still want to sit outside, talk to your server." The rest of the experience (food, atmosphere) was fine, but if you're looking for a restaurant with consistently good, friendly customer service, I would suggest another venue.
It was a good evening! Too hot outside, but once the restaurant filled up inside, it was way too noisy. The food is always good, especially the pastas. The lasagna was only OK. The service was very good. Great place before going to the theater. Parking next door and the Eccles is 1/2 block.
I reserved a table for Caffe Molise for my 30th birthday dinner and it did not disappoint! Absolutely gorgeous garden patio, especially at night with the string lights. The food was authentic, upscale, and delicious. We wanted to go to a few bars afterwards and the location was within perfect walking distance. I will definitely be back!
Food was good overall, but not great. Got the sea bass special - delicious, but I should have asked the price before ordering it. It ended up being double in price to most things on the menu. Pretty much the first thing our server said was that no outside beverages are allowed-one of the people in our party brought in her stainless steel water bottle. That was kind of annoying.
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