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Caffe Molise
Caffe Molise

Caffe Molise Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.caffemolise.com
  • Email: fred@caffemolise.com
  • Phone: (801) 364-8833
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Fred Moesinger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: 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.
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz every Friday night with the John Flander's Jazz Trio.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On 100 South between West Temple and Main Street
  • Public Transit: Get off on the TRAX City Center stop and walk 1/2 block West on 100 South Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 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.
A word from 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "We ate here before going to a Ballet West performance which meant we did not have to rush as we could just walk across the street. Staff was friendly and efficient and thanked us for coming. Food was outstanding; excellent wine, very fresh salad and the olive oil was exceptional. My friend, who visits Italy frequently, thought the whole dinner was exceptional. A friend had recommended the restuarant and we will certainly spread the word."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "There were eight in our party. Everyone of us was pleased with the food and drinks. The restaurant was very busy yet the staff was attentive. Nice place to meet up with friends."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Wife had polenta con funghi (mushrooms). Colorful, perhaps too many ingredients,but good. I had polpette di melanzane (eggplant meatballs). Quite tasty, very good. The place is a "caffe", with simple wooden chairs and tables. It is somewhat disconcerting, since you expect a more decorative experience on a weekend outing. Having said that, the food was good, service slow and inattentive. I personally am not very fond of polenta (baked cornmeal slices). The caffe is huge, has both outdoor and indoor areas (outdoor can be nice on a warm summer day) ."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I somehow forget that every time I go to Cafe Molise it is always amazing. The food is incredible! The atmosphere is very inviting and comfortable. And the fact that they can take online reservations is so convenient."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We had a great time. There weren't many people there so we got all the attention. We were a chatty, lively family and it was a great place to get together to eat great food and drink good wine while catching up with loved ones. The menu is diverse enough that everyone could find something they liked. We will definitely be back again when the weather is warmer and we can sit out on the fantastic patio."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I picked this restaurant because of it's location with regard to symphony hall. We were not disappointed in he quality."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were a group of 12 and our waitress, Shelly handled it very well! Good food, as usual and very convenient to abravanel Hall."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Cafe Mollise was very accommodating to the size of our party changing on short notice during a busy event. Food was great as well!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We hosted a dinner for a visiting business contact with a total of 10 people. The room was very nice with a big window looking out onto the street. All of the appetizers and meals were very good and the staff were very friendly and efficient. The ambiance music was slightly louder than expected causing some difficulty hearing such a large group. However I would definitely select Caffe Molise again for future meetings or personal events."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I was initially very excited for my visit to Cafe Molise. My first impressions were that the environment was nice and I really enjoyed the live music. However, the service was horrible. Several people who arrived after us received their food before us. Our waiter was extremely slow and the food was "just ok." I was really disappointed overall in my experience at Cafe Molise."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great food. Fantastic service!! Fresh flavor combinations. Great wine options."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Caffe Molise is a local spot that serves up some great Italian food. The wait staff is nice and attentive and their menu is really solid, offering a lot of dishes from pasta to country style Italian cuisine. Although not as flavorful as I was hoping, it was a really good meal in Salt Lake that seems to have an abundance of chain restaurants in their downtown location. Their patio looks fabulous during the summer time and when I'm back in SLC, I'll give it a shot!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Our server was a gem, and the staff was charming and accommodating. The space is cozy, yet there's plenty of space for a private feel. The meal was well-balanced, perfectly spiced and delicious. Paired with a good friend and a glass of their fantastic Rose, the night was excellent."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "took some clients their for the first time everyone enjoyed the experiance"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My husband and I truly enjoyed our date at Caffe Molise. The food was delicious. The service was excellent (Joe). The ambience was perfect (intimate and inviting). Overall it was an excellent experience and well worth the money."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We had a very fine evening meal here. The food was good, better than most of the other restaurants in the area. the wine was good too."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Took a customer and his spouse while visiting Salt Lake. We have an enjoyable dinner, our waiter was well in formed and attentive to our needs. The dinner along with the appetizers were very enjoyable. Did recommend to others while at the convention we were attending."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed a very lovely dinner with wonderful, attentive service. The food was excellent and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars for food was because my meal was lukewarm. It was delicious, however."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Server was.great (530 pm on March 2) and suggested wonderful appetizers, entrees and desserts. So great!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food was beyond amazing, the waitress asked up front if we had a schedule to meet, we did, so we were served accordingly!,"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I had the Arista which was pork tenderloin. It tasted like a bottle of pepper was poured over it. It was not edible. The waitress said this was their favorite dish. Dissappointing meal . The ambience of the restaurant is fantastic"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I want to give props to this restaurant. I was in SLC for a conference and had left my purse in my hotel room. After a GREAT lunch, I realize I didn't have any money. They were fantastic and understanding (in a very embarrassing moment). I left my phone with them while I got it and returned with money in hand. After that, I sent ALL my co-workers and friends to this restaurant with their clients. I went back for dinner with a client, and again, the food was GREAT and the atmosphere was fantastic for a quiet dinner where we could talk."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Everything aboout the restaurant was acceptable, just nothing memorable."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This restaurant was fantastic. It was our first time checking it out and we will definitely be going back soon. The scampi alla diavola that I had was prepared just right and the flavor was incredible. My wife had the Orecchiette al Salsiccia and the mix of spicy sausage and the sauce was just right. I love that it wasn't covered in a super thick sauce but that it pack a punch of spices and flavors. We also had their Four Cheese Polenta with a Bacon Jelly that was amazing. My wife could not get over how good the bacon jelly was. I would definitely recommend this to those who are seeking a romantic venue with wonderful food. Very quiet and has a more upscale atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Did enjoy the dinner and wine, wine by glass was sort of limited. Since wife and I have different tastes a bottle does not work. Was suprised the Lasangna was put together when served. Not a baked. Service was good, but, had to ask twice before we got our bread and then did not come till eating dinner, would of liked it with my Salad.."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Cafe Mollise consistantly provides a high quality experience."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My wife and I ordered the Scampi Alla Diavola and the Arista. They were both very delicious. Our server was wonderful and the live band provided for an excellent atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The service from Joe was great! The food was excellent!! What a great find while on vacation."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Food was vey good.. Great wine choices. The steak with mushroom tuffle sauce was wonderful. The pork dish was a bit dry. We look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great food, great atmosphere. The service started out a bit slow, but then they were awesome the rest of the night. I've been to this restaurant several times and they just expanded into the space next door. I have always loved their food and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This place was great. It had delicious good, nice selection of wine and beers. Band that played was good. Service was slow, but in a good way that did not make you feel rushed. Wait staff was very nice. I would definitely go here again"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Superb food. Simple, tasteful decor. Skillful, effective service. Pleasant music that does not seek control of your nervous system. Very classy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service was great and the food delicious. Absolutely perfect for an anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places to go for special occasions. My husband and I always finish every bite because we just can't let such delicious food go to waste! Good portion sizes, friendly people & nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This is a dependable place for a good meal. In the summer, the patio is really wonderful."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Mussels app was decent but my wife makes better. Bread was ordinary and late to the table, after app was eaten despite a very slow night in the restaurant. Entree's were good but not enough to draw me back."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We were headed to the Capital Theater for a performance. We park once, enjoy a wonderful dining experience the staff was wonderful and quickly made us feel welcome. After dinner we wandered over to the Theater to complete our evening. Made the evening special and relaxing. Would do again."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My sister came to visit, and I wanted to take her somewhere sophisticated and tasty. Cafe Molise fit the bill with an impressive wine list, friendly ambiance and delicious food. We took a chance and ordered the fruit crustini appetizer and we're delighted by the combination of fresh berries and brie drizzled with a balsamic reduction. We had a wonderful dinner."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I've enjoyed several networking mixers, and many lunch dates at Cafe Molise. The food is always amazing, the ambiance charming, and the service first class. I highly recommend Cafe Molise if you do not mind paying a little extra. The patio is a flexible space that allows for large groups, without feeling crowded. The inside seating is cozy, almost private. I enjoy the upscale finery of good silverware, cloth napkins, and gourmet food."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "We love the restaurant. Professional. Excellent food and service."
    Dined on 2/1/2014