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Cafe Trio Downtown

4.6
4.6
299 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Café Trio is an Italian neighborhood restaurant nestled in the East Bench of downtown Salt Lake City.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (801) 533-8746

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    NorthWest corner of 700 S 900 E

  • Parking details

    Parking to the North, East and South.

  • Public transit

    Trax train stops 4 blocks north. UTA bus stop on the corner of 900 E and 700 S.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 299 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Utah

    Outdoor Dining

  • Utah

    Italian

  • Salt Lake City

    Great for Lunch

  • Salt Lake City

    Outdoor Dining

  • Salt Lake City

    Italian

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  1. TR

    TRKM

    Salt Lake City

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor dining was great, food was great & the service (specifically Grace) was superb!
  2. NY

    NYDR

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect early fall evening on the patio. Food is excellent as always.
  3. O

    Oliver

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Loved the outdoor patio. The food was subpar when compared to the early days of Trio. The cocktails had no flavor, I make better drinks at home at a much lower cost.
  4. C

    Carrie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought my sister and brother-in-law who were in from out of town. This is their new favorite place. Thanks for the great food and amazing service!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing!
  6. DD

    DinerDivine

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always enjoy the food at Trio, and the service is great, too.
  7. KP

    KiPu

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    There were 4 of us. The 2 pizzas and 2 pastas came cold and the pastas were overcooked! The server did not even ask why we had not eaten the food. Very disappointing to say the least.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was really amazing! Loved our lunch ❤️
  9. RB

    RobertB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining experience! Good service, absolutely beautiful presentation of delicious meals. Loved the European feel to the outdoor dining area. Do not miss this place!
  10. KB

    KevinB

    Salt Lake City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu hasn’t changed in decades and that’s why we move this place. The menu is perfect, the prices are very fair and the service is always top notch. We have eaten here nearly 100 time in the last decade and will continue to come back as long as they’ll have us.
  11. TR

    TRKM

    Salt Lake City

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food & service were very good. Table was a little uncomfortable because it was set in direct sunlight.
  12. S

    Scooter

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    I love the food at Trio Cafe but the service is so slow. Everyone is friendly and nice but it’s just so hard to get someone to take our order. It was such a long long meal because we had to wait so long for our service.
  13. JB

    JoeB

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Horrible food. Very disappointed. Not the usual fare. Server removed a few items from the ticket so that was fair.
  14. AS

    AmandaS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Trio. The location is great and the food is amazing. It's become our go to restaurant for special occasions.
  15. AA

    AnnA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had dinner and 2 of us are gluten free. The gluten free flatbread was delicious with the beets and burrata. The only reason I give the food 4 stars if because the gluten free pasta was overcooked but overall everything was excellent.
  16. L

    Londonskier

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely place. Great food, good portions, good value, great service. Will definitely return soon.
  17. MG

    MelG

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was wonderful.
  18. w

    wendyl

    Salt Lake City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Always a pleasure. We miss the misters on the patio!
  19. s

    saltcity

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great place for lunch or dinner. The service is wonderful. Highly recommend.
  20. DN

    DianneN

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had requested a booth as I am hard of hearing. The hostess was extremely helpful. The server was very pleasant.
  21. JA

    JenniA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The patio was perfect and the service was great. No complaints there. Unfortunately the food was so underwhelming. We’ve been here before and we couldn’t remember why we haven’t been back. Now we remember. We just ate it and didn’t complain, but it was like eating at a friends house who wasn’t a good cook and didn’t know how to use seasoning. Sorry. I will post pics from my hubby’s phone later.
  22. CJ

    ConnorJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend, the food was great and the staff was very helpful. Would definitely go again!
  23. EM

    EdwardM

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, nice place, pleasant service.
  24. MM

    MaryM

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Too slow service, noisy
  25. Y

    Yummy2

    Portland

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Always great with wonderful consistency and very nice people. Does it give anybody else high anxiety when servers take your order without writing things down?? When we requested a salad without goat cheese, my daughter is highly sensitive to the taste of it, he didn’t write it down and the salad came with goat cheese after an extremely long wait. They then had to remake the salad. The flatbread was completely forgotten.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great and a wonderful patio and great service -it was a treat
  27. AP

    AnneP

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Ive been dining at Trio for years and the menu never changes. It needs more specials and seasonal offerings. It’s become downright dull. Update needed!
  28. S

    Steve

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Trio is our go to restaurant for lunch and dinner. Always consistent. Good food, good service and fair prices.
  29. m

    mega

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love Cafe Trio. The patio is beautiful. The food is good. Great place to eat outside..
  30. BP

    BPB2020

    Salt Lake City

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. All the staff is great Taylor did a great job as always.
  31. TR

    TRKM

    Salt Lake City

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service & food were great!! Ben is super sweet, & he makes a mean flatbread!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best waiter ever and the food was delicious! I haven’t been there for probably 15 years and it’s even better now! We will definitely be going back. Loved dining out on the patio!
  33. C

    Charles

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always food was excellent. Our male waiter did the best he could to keep up with the busy evening.
  34. W

    Wonderful

    Salt Lake City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio at the Trio SLC is absolutely the best patio in SLC along with great food and wonderful service. We visit at least once a week come rain or shine because the Trio is almost like going home to mom's. The chocolate pudding for dessert is better than mom made. The tomato soup along with a BLT sandwich is the BEST!!
  35. W

    Wonderful

    Salt Lake City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service and wonderful food quality. We are always treated like family and special requests are honored as we bring in clients and others to the facility. The Trio from the cooks to the servers go the extra mile in making sure that each time we come that it is a good experience. For dessert the chocolate pudding is the BEST! Great to share or have individually. The tomato soup is better than mom used to make and the salads are incredible. You can't miss with anything on the menu.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a first date :)
  37. MH

    MichelleH

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Granted the only reservations we could get were late in the day on Mother’s Day but we were rushed through our meal. Our salads were served along with the entree and yet the entrees were all lukewarm. We ordered soup which we didn’t get (that would be three things in front of us) and the bill was brought out with the soup on it. We weren’t asked if we wanted dessert. Disappointing meal but the server was very nice and pleasant however.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They were understaffed for mother’s day, so it may be an exception but the staff was extremely inattentive until we openly complained. They did give us a discount but the place has clearly gone downhill with fewer menu options and poor service
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time here and it was outstanding. Promptly seated outdoors, which is a pleasant area; little traffic noise at 1800 on a Saturday night. Our server missed our wine order, which we didn't notice until the bottle was opened. Regardless, it was good. Both salads, mixed greens and caesar, were excellent. Both entrees were outstanding, Baked Penne and Pomodoro with meatballs. We will definitely be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    I hate leaving poor reviews but after a week of reflecting I still feel the same way. My husband and I made reservations for this spot a few days in advance and we were very excited to try it for the first time due to the glowing reviews. Upon arriving, it seemed a little unorganized and we were asked several times if we made a reservation. They also didn’t want to seat us because they didn’t have menus. No big deal. A menu is minor, especially with QR code’s available. Anywho, we sit down and start going over the digital QR code. 10 minutes goes by and not one person checks in on our table other than to give us waters when we first sat down. We patiently waited for (30 minutes) as those around us were waited on and not one person stopped at our table. I even tried to stop someone multiple times but couldn’t get anyone’s attention. Finally, one of the servers stopped to refill our waters and we expressed that we hadn’t been helped in over 30 minutes. He seems frazzled and placed our orders. We hoped a manager would stop over but instead I watched him ask every single table around us about their experience. It was so obvious. We ended up asking them to just package our food to go, of which they did. The order was still missing stuff. On our way out, I basically ran into the manager and that is when he decided to address what had happened. Although he apologized and offered to have us email him the next time we wanted to come in, our experience had been tarnished. I don’t want to email someone when I am coming in to receive good customer service or special treatment. I hope this review leads to reflection and change because I do believe this place could be worthwhile. Until then, I don’t plan to return in the near future. Unfortunately, poor customer service can over power even the best of products/food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Cafe Trio Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 533-8746.

Cafe Trio Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Cafe Trio Downtown

680 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102-3478

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    NorthWest corner of 700 S 900 E

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking to the North, East and South.

  • Public transit

    Trax train stops 4 blocks north. UTA bus stop on the corner of 900 E and 700 S.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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