Cafe Trio Downtown

4.4
202 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Café Trio is an Italian neighborhood restaurant nestled in the East Bench of downtown Salt Lake City.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 202 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.5
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4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Michele
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have always enjoyed the different Café Trio restaurants in the Greater Salt Lake area. The dining experience is nice, and it's always great to dine on the patio, especially after COVID. This time, however, the menu seemed dated and not terribly interesting. Time for a menu refresh.

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vipSUSA
Salt Lake City
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cafe Trio had a dip in service earlier this summer but our waitress was very efficient yesterday and pleasant.

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FoodieMike
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My last two visits I've gone with the Steak Frites and couldn't be happier. Excellent meat with a generous salad and ample fries. My wife's Cobb salad was also wonderful. I'm looking forward to a left over dinner tonight.

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BrianS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the Rosemary flat bread don’t settle for just the plain flat bread!

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vipJudseth
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Been coming here for years. I realize perhaps the COVID situation has been hard to get good help in the restaurant business but it was not great. We were the only ones at the hostess area and it took forever for the hostess to seat us (this was at 5:30 pm and half full) Food was not good, I ordered shrimp scampi with over cooked noodles and overcooked shrimp. Service was really slow. Not sure we will be back.

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SteveO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meatball appetizer with polenta and gravy (red sauce) was out of this world!!

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vipAmyM
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers day

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JaneB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Zachary, our server, was outstanding. Great spot for a casual dinner!

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Sycamore
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely ambience, good food, and attentive staff.

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RooN
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great little patio area! Overall, I would say the food is tasty, although maybe a bit overpriced for certain dishes.

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vipSUSA
Salt Lake City
76 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very nice. Flatbread has new dough--yeastier than before, but ratio of parmesan to flatbread ought to be MORE cheese!

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CatCat
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was minimal and hard to find. Food took ages as they told us we were waiting being DoorDash orders. Pasta dishes pretty good, others less good. No atmosphere in the overly warm dining area, next to the kitchen. Not worth the money or the trip for a special occasion.

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vipSALT
New England
62 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was OK - server was nice, but too busy and kitchen couldn’t deliver food in timely manner.

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vipmmarker
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We had reservations at 6:00 on a very busy Friday but I had to remind the hostess at 6:20 that we still hadn't been seated. After ordering we waited close to 45 minutes for our food. The food, when it came was excellent.

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vipmeandB
Salt Lake City
39 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There aren't a lot of things on the menu here that I love, but the ones I like I really like. Just discovered the best BLT ever.

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SydneyI
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so great! The employees were so nice and welcoming, the food was delicious, and the restaurant itself was very cute. The location is nice, and finding parking was super easy. I will definitely be bringing more friends here!

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BeckyA
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful. Ended with the divine chocolate pudding!

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MaMaAl
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This is maybe our 5th trip to Cafe Trio in the last several years and the second during the pandemic. We went with our 17 year old for her birthday. The service was slower than we've ever experienced. It was at least 8-10 minutes before our server came to visit us after being seated. We ordered immediately and then it was a solid 10 minutes and probably longer before our flatbread appetizer came, and 2 minutes later our salads arrived. We juggled those for a while and then waited another 10 minutes minimum before our entrees arrived. Note, the table adjacent to ours arrived well after us, and received all of their food well before us, with several identical items. The carbonara was excellent, but the baked penne that two of us ordered was overdone, to the point that tips of pasta were burned black and brown on the edges, and the garlic cream sauce broke into curds and melted butter. The creminelli ham was hard to find, and the hot chafing dish in which it was served was SO hot that it took forever to eat, having to blow each bite for 30 seconds to keep from searing the insides of our mouths.

The salads and the flatbread were excellent.

I would normally give a 4 or 5 star rating for each of my previous visits - but this was just plain disappointing.

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vipKimP
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our server was terrible- he came back
to our table about every 20 minutes or so, mumbled,
Left our food sitting, didn’t refill drinks.
We were late to the Jazz game- and we arrived
at 4:45pm to make a 7pm game, and that was taking
our desert to go! Terrible. The food was fantastic
as usual. To bad our server was so bad.

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MikeW
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, accommodated my request for seating. Service was wonderful also

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vipBruceK
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch menu and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. We both really enjoyed. The food and will definitely be back.

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SamanthaP
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice place to have lunch with a friend. Easy to chat with a very nice menu, healthy and tasty.

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DCSLC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We have been going to Trio for years, but this was the first time since the pandemic. The pizza and flatbread was not thoroughly cooked- it was soggy, raw and doughy. I have to give them credit that they tried to make things right by sending us home with another pizza, but it too was soggy and undercooked.

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vipEdwardM
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. The Old Fashioned I ordered was ok. I didn’t even get a half a glass of the cocktail !

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love cafe trio! Always a great experience, good food, friendly staff.

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Gomer
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Wonderful staff. A wonderful evening.

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ChristinaP
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ya...made reservations for Christmas dinner, received a confirmation number & a text asking us to confirm...went at our reservation time....restaurant closed...you guys suck!!!!!

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vipPrestonW
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant with a nice patio area in the summer. Staff is wonderful

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LesliG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as usual! Our server was so nice and helpful. He recommended dishes that we hadn't tried before and they were great. Outdoor seating was nice and we felt comfortable. Can't wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Patio seating with comfortable social distancing.

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GayleE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were very accommodating to our needs, the food was good and the atmosphere pleasant.

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LaurieC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trio never disappoints! It is my "go to" restaurant (I've been well over one hundred times)
The new chicken sandwich was delicious!

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WilliamB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice local place
Steak and pasta were great
Quiet and plenty of social distancing
Friendly staff
Bottle of wine a bit overpriced
Overall good value for the money

KB
vipKevinB
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was not as good as I remember.

MJ
MJF3000
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fabulous. Everything I’ve tried on the menu is delicious. It’s really a good value. Fancy enough to take my sweetie for our 3rd anniversary, but it did t break the bank. The patio was delightful on a late-summer evening.

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AlejandroN
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! We really enjoyed and the food was excellent

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RickR
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Quite noisy on the patio due to 9th east traffic but overall, as always, great!

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KevH
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It’s was ok.

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vipbutch
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

This is an excellent restaurant overall. But this time we were seated next to an entry walkway right next to a busy street. People walked right behind us to go in, and traffic noise disturbed us. We were seated there despite plenty of free tables on the patio, despite the fact that we'd reserved. Service was slow, with a couple of mistakes. I hope this was just an isolated frustration--Trio's been favorite spot for years.

FAQs

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

Cafe Trio Downtown is rated 4.4 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.