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Cafe Trio Cottonwood
Cafe Trio Cottonwood
  • Address:
    6405 South 3000 East
    Salt Lake City, UT 84121
    Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Cafe Trio Cottonwood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.triodining.com
  • Phone: (801) 944-8746
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Mikel Trapp
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Looking for a chic space to hold your next event or meeting? We cater to all kinds of private dining events, including Wedding Receptions & Rehearsal Dinners, Business Meetings, Birthday Parties, Reunions, Bar Mitzvahs, Holiday Parties - You name it!
  • Private Party Contact: Natalie Ashcroft (801) 944-8746 x11

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6200 South
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking for 60 cars in our private lot, then there is ample parking in the near vicinity (behind the restaurant & on the street.
A word from Cafe Trio Cottonwood
Cafe Trio is a spacious, casual but elegant restaurant serving fine contemporary Italian cuisine. With its accessible menus & popular Trio dishes, it's a favorite destination for the many local residents & business personnel in the area. Menu favorites are their signature flatbreads, delicious thin crust pizzas, Lemon Chicken Salad & Trio Meatball Pasta.
The unique decor & layout of Trio perfectly accommodates parties as small as two or as large as 150.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We chose trio for a birthday night out. Awful choice. The staff was out right rude more than once. The waiter did not so much as say happy birthday to my son when we had to ask for a desert menu. Waited with dirty dishes at the table between every course w no server in sight. Had to ask on specials and get up to find her to ask for a check. At the end the manager accused me of not telling anyone we had bad service as I told her we had waited a long time for everything. Food was ok, bland and over rated though. I left almost in tears at how rude they were from start to finish."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My brother was in from Boston, we went for a hike up at Alta and then went to the Trio for dinner. The size of the Martini that he was served was almost comical. However, the olives were huge. My girlfriend and I both ordered wine and they were quite small as well for the price. I know Utah has some strange liquor laws but I have been to a lot of restaurants in SLC and received larger servings. We all ordered salads and although they were good the portion sizes were fairly small. It is back to the Porcupine for us."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food is good, High ceiling makes things noisier then I like. our waiter was super."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I love trio's menu, I always have my favorite meals, i know they will be so tasty as I remembered. The atmosphere was pleasant, I prefer booths to tables. Our server was so attentive, and also offered a wine recommendation which was his favorite, it is now a new favorite for me :)"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great patio-good cocktails and everyone cleared their plates"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is a nice place to bring someone on a date or to celebrate an anniversary, etc. Great ambience with good food and a good experience overall."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "ATMOSPHERE - Came here on Friday night after work. It was a great relaxing atmosphere especially being seated out in the patio. FOOD - The seafood pasta i ordered @$19 was horrible. Don't order this. Otherwise, the Antipasto (with only one tiny piece of bread), BBQ chicken pizza, trio flat bread, cocktails, coffees etc all great. Recommend coming here. Service better than SLC branch."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "If looking for outdoor dining, Cottonwood Trio has one of the best patios in the valley. Wait staff are very attentive and efficient."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I ordered the BBQ Chicken pizza and I must say, it wasn't thick, but it was extremely tasty. Always order a flatbread as an appetizer here. It is a great small starter food. The menus are terrible, that is the one bad thing about this restaurant. The words are too close together and not properly organized. The waiter I had wasn't bad but he had a vibe that suggested he wasn't extremely comfortable with his position."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was terrific. Service even better. The patio dining is wonderful."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner at Trio last Friday, and it was a very enjoyable experience. The goat cheese flatbread appetizer and cobb salad that we ordered were delicious. We had their pasta special as an entree (and shared it), but were both a little disappointed with it. It was more bland than most of the dishes we have had at Trio before. I think in the future I will probably stick with their salads. Service was great, and we never felt rushed to finish our dinner and leave."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great service. The pasta special had wonderful flavors, however pasta was undercooked. Well beyond al dente. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "been here before loved it. this time just ok. very loud, our server was slow. I will try once more to see the two outta three what happens."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Had a reservation for 1:00 but was not seated until 1:30. After going to the brunch buffet found that 50% of the buffet was lacking food. Really a disappointing experience considering that we have enjoyed our dining experiences here on multiple occasions. I will chalk it up to management and staff having a "bad" day! (Not a good time to have a "bad" day when trying to celebrate Mother's Day.)"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I was thrilled that Trio took reservations. That is what drew us to this restaurant. I have been there for dinner before and loved the food. We were a little disappointed with the buffet for bruch however. While the beef, pasta and eggs were good, the bacon was over cooked, our coffee was cold and the desserts tasted like they had freezer burn. We were a bit dissapointed in the offerings. For brunch my son thought for sure there would be pancakes. Definitly not what you would expect for a $30 per person brunch. The waiter did bring us nut-free french toast upon request, which was great because my daughter has a nut allergy and the french toast in the buffet was a had pecans on it and was a bit soggy from sitting in the buffet server. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was very good with big portions. The service wasnt that great but it could have been just a busy night."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Our goodbye lunch for a dear tennis buddy was held here with 8 attending. We had a very patient waiter who did an outstanding job. We mostly all had salads and flatbread and wine, of course. Very nice atmosphere, clean, and friendly. We liked the fact that you can order a half salad. It is a good neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "This is a nice place for good food. Lunch was relaxed and there were plenty of tables. The hosts were not very attentivewhen we first arrived but the wait staff was great!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The Easter brunch was an enjoyable experience. Food was very good. Staff was very hospitable and on top of the situation."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Always love going to Trio. The food is always excellent and I love patio dining! "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We have dined at Trio many times. We also like Mikael's Fresco. This was a huge disappointment. I had the Orchietta with clams and shrimp. The shrimp appeared to be small shrimp cocktail tossed into a tasteless broth. The arugula salad was good. My husband ordered a special of braised pork ragu on linguine. It was an unimaginative display of what could be a delicious ragu. To top all this off, we were surrounded by tables of rowdy families. The table next to us had the iPad going with a loud movie playing to entertain the children. It certainly did as they shrieked along with every line. Last year we celebrated my husband's birthday here and had a wonderful dinner for eight. Something very bad has happened here."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I ordered two sides for dinner. Mussels and cauliflower. There were,at most, 4 small pieces of cauliflower in the ramekin and way too much sauce and spce. Thank goodness I ordered the Rosemary flat bread (which was delicious) or I would have left hungry."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant many times. We like the food and the service is good. Our hesitation is that it is extremely noisy and we may decide to go earlier in the evening to avoid the crowded, noisy time of 7 p.m."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The outdoor section was not open yet, but it seemed that that would be a nice place to dine. It is very modern decor and this is most likely why it is noisy. Too much hardscape including wooden seating. Colors make it inviting but noise and seating detract from that."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I was a bit confused when I walked into Cafe Trio - there was no obvious place to go to find the maitre d'. At least five employees walked by be, some saying hello, others focused on something else other than me, the only customer. No one tried to help me for five minutes. The situation was more dumbfounding since I was on crutches. I almost walked out. Once I was seated, I placed my order with a server who seemed to have other things on his mind. He returned five minutes later to tell me that my selection was no longer available, and that it had run out nearly an hour ago (causing me to think that he should have known that when I placed my order). My second selection tasted good, but the service left a bad taste in my mouth."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "First time Diner at Trio. Great food, had the special tenderloin. I recommend it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great Place love it always have a fantastic time :-)"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food was good but we had bright spotlights shining down on us. We asked if they could lower the light and were told no. Also, we were at an extremely small table, against a wall and no windows."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I had our first date at Café Trio almost 4 years ago. We thought it would be a nice V Day dinner and it was. We haven't been there for quite some time and things have changed a bit. Our waiter was very pleasant and checked on us at always the right moment not to interrupt but make sure we didn't need anything. We were very pleased with the table we sat at and the atmosphere. Overall we had a very pleasant evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We are frequent diners at Trio. The sole we had on Valentine's Day was the best thing we have ever eaten there. I hope it can be permanently placed on the menu. It was fantastic!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our Valentine diner was great. Our server was delightful! We were seated in a quiet corner where we could hol hands have private conversation and truly just enjoy each other. 37 years of marriage and we still love going out for a fine meal on special days."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Since the restaurant is located at a higher elevation, the mountain and city views were fantastic. I recommend the loft for a romantic evening. Our service was very good. Our appetizer of charred brussel sprouts were good although very spicy due to the chili. They could have used more parmesan cheese and lemon. My husband ordered the baked penne with mushrooms, biscotto ham, and tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce. He stated the pasta was excellent. I ordered one of the Valentine's Day specials--fillet of beef. The bland-tasting steak was cooked more medium than medium rare which I ordered. The rosemary au gratin potatoes lacked seasoning. The creamed kale with blue cheese was absolutely delicious! It was the best tasting part of my meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wait staff was great. Noise level high for good conversation."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Defintely the portions have changed. We are frequent diners of Cafe Trio. Ordered the Itanlian Sausage brunch and it came sliced open in half to compensate for the shrunk size. Cafe Trio - both cottonwood and SLC are inconsistent in their food portions. Disappointing as this was our favorite place to hang out. Will be looking for other places now."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We we're celebrate ping our fourth anniversary at are Trio as we were married there. It holds a special place in our hearts. The service was wonderful. The food was good, except for my husband's dish. It was poorly executed. He had the cider braised pork loin which was dry, and the gnocchi was burnt and didn't go well with the charred brussels sprouts. My dish was a gluten free pasta with a spicy cauliflower ragu which was really good. It was a bit too spicy for me, but I highly recommend it! Usually, we never go wrong with what is on the menu. I would not recommend the cider braised pork."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I am vegan, and I know this is not whom Trio caters to, but it's hard to find a healthy meal here. (LOTS of cheese...) I ordered a flat bread that came with three dips (Trio Flatbread) and the server told me not to eat the basil dip because it had Parmesan (she told me this when I ordered, not when it arrived). That's fine except it would have been nice had she swapped out the basil dip with one of the other two dips, providing me with extra of what I can eat and not completely wasting the basil dip from the get-go. The wine menu was small but adequate. I also had a salad that was spendy for what was included and the bread and salad were not much of a meal for me. My spouse's chicken and polenta dinner looked very good though."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "good restaurant, a little cozy(cramped) and a little loud but food is good, and service is good. will go back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Trio on Christmas Eve was hard pressed to uphold its online reservation but after a half hour did deliver. Reception fumble. Not even a sign "wait to be seated" nor any place to wait other than a few chairs up against an entrance door that opened to 20 degrees of cold every 4 minutes. Wait staff was friendly and informed. This is hardly a place to bring a romantic significant other: Folks around us included older types including men wearing industrial baseball hats (no, it did not occur to them to take then off while eating at their tables). Salade was triple aces. Interior decoration was pleasant. Pizza was a bit bland. Prices were reasoable. It was one of the few places open. Might be worth returning to after winter chill has passed."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great service in a quiet romantic atmosphere with good food and drink."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We held the December meeting of our wine club here. They were very accomodating considering we brought as many bottles of wine as people. Didn't rush us at all as we were winding through all the different wines. And the food we ordered to compliment our wine choices was fabulous. The winner "Cheesy Goodness" as ascribed by one of our members was the pasta special for the evening. This was my second time there and my wife's third. Our experiences have been similar each time, so no one time flukes here. It is just Good!. We'll certainly be back!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013