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Caffe Molise, Salt Lake City, UT
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Caffe Molise

4.6
4.6
2955 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Caffe Molise is open for lunch and dinner service every day. We feature daily specials for lunch and dinner, with made-to-order appetizers, pasta dishes, main dishes and delectable desserts. Peruse our award-winning wine and drinks menus. Seating is limited so please keep dinning to a 2 hour limit, reservations are recommended. We are also available for curbside pick-up and gift card purchase.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (801) 364-8833

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Fred Moesinger

  • Catering

    Featuring fresh fish, grilled meats, pasta, salads, and decadent desserts, with farm-to-table specials from the Caffe Molise family farm during harvest. We have a variety of fixed price set menus available, and love to get creative with bespoke menus if you have something special in mind. Catering for all events and budgets from weddings and holiday parties to box lunches for corporate events and breakfast / brunch trainings.

  • Private party facilities

    Caffé Molise has hosted hundreds of wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners. The garden patio makes for a memorable summer event. In the cooler months, our private dining rooms can accommodate all of your event needs, from corporate meetings to holiday parties, anniversaries, and more!

  • Private party contact

    Fred Moesinger: (877) 782-6373

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    On the corner of West Temple and 400 South

  • Parking details

    On street parking in front of the restaurant. Pay parking directly south and across the street to the east of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Get off on the TRAX Courthouse stop and walk 1 block West on 400 South Street.

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz every Friday night with the John Flander's Jazz Trio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,955 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Utah

    Italian

  • Salt Lake City

    Great for fine wines

  • Salt Lake City

    Italian

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  1. D

    Delrae

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly, hands down my favorite place to go! Food/Service are always great!!
  2. HK

    HunterK

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Service was good, great wine recommendations. Food wasn’t anything special. Chicken entree was extremely dry. Steak was rubbery and mostly fat, but the flavor of both entrees was great. Dessert was outstanding.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6-month anniversary dinner with my wife. She got the gnocchi and I got the ravioli. Both were delicious. We got the chocolate cake and cheesecake for dessert.
  4. c

    cherylb

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Italian food experience! Terrific service and great ambience.
  5. CH

    CindiH

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was great. Service was great also. The room was cold. So was not comfortable taking coat off.
  6. SO

    SteveO

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The building is old, quaint and wonderful, and perhaps that is why it was so cold inside. It is winter, after all, but it was quite cold during our lunch reservation. Otherwise, great food, prompt service, nice atmosphere, reasonably priced. Of course we will return, maybe just not in the coldest part of the winter.
  7. g

    gillesb

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Verry tasty food and professional service. They have just difficulties in heating the place enough. Maybe due to high ceiling.
  8. JM

    JayMo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    We've eaten here before and loved it, but this time it was disappointing. The food wasn't fresh or delicious - not even the specials. The staff were all lovely, but the meal and the drinks were not. I don't think we'll be back.
  9. p

    pickyveg

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. It was very busy but we're seated and taken care of right away. It's always a pleasure eating here.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife for our 11 year anniversary. My wife was in love with this place the minute she stepped in. The food was amazing. David was our waiter and was very knowledgeable. Next time we are in SLC, we will be sure to stop here for a romantic dinner.
  11. TD

    TimD

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time at Caffe Molise. The food, as always, was delicious, attractively plated, and the servic by Gabbi was beautifully timed, and attentively monitored. Our group really enjoyed ourselves and all vowed to return whenever we get to Salt Lake City.
  12. M

    Mangia1

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian food in Utah. Had some guests who were vegetarian and there were sufficient options for them. Would dine here again.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We had wanted try Cafe Molise for the longest time & were incredibly disappointed. Food was bland and overpriced. Not the Italian we had hoped for
  14. RD

    RebeccaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Overall it had a classy vibe and the service was pretty good. They were able to accommodate a group of 10 people for my birthday. However, almost every person in the group didn’t really enjoy their meal. It wasn’t necessarily bad but it definitely wasn’t very good and it didn’t feel like it was worth the price.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Beyond our expectations. We had a large family meal of 14 including a few babes in arms and we were able to sit at a bench and have conversation and enjoy each others company. The food is classic Italian with great ingredients, the beef ribs were worth going back for and the staff was disliked in like a well oiled machine. Acoustic quartet was playing... just amazing.
  16. J

    Jgastelo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Caffé Molise was the restaurant my wife and I have been looking for. The food was great, and the price was not crazy. We have tried a couple places lately that have been extremely expensive with either horrible portion sizes, or quality of food. But Caffé Molise was amazing quality and the portions were perfect! Will definitely be frequenting this place!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This is my second visit to Cafe Molise. Our first visit was a group event. It had our son and daughter in law’s rehearsal dinner. We were very pleased with that event and I wanted to go back when we in Salt Lake. CM did not disappoint, the food and services were excellent. The temperature of the restaurant was very cold. We didn’t remove our coats. It’s awkward dining in an upscale restaurant wearing a coat. I would happily return but not in the winter 😂.
  18. GC

    GaryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the dinner to the wine and dessert this was an awesome dinner. Will definitely be back. Our server Darby was so efficient and pleasant, couldn't of had a better experience.
  19. TM

    TracyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Caffe Molise was amazing, I can't wait to go back. The service was excellent.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The tables aren’t sticky.
  21. P

    Picky

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall the food is good. Some are very remarkable and others are good but could be better. Service and ambiance are excellent. Definitely very good value for money and would go back again!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing atmosphere. One of our favorite places.
  23. c

    chalycec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, atmosphere is the best. Food is great!
  24. SB

    StacyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful service, and great atmosphere.
  25. C

    Carol2013

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great, friendly and professional service!
  26. BF

    BrendaF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food has gone drastically down hill of late. I had been looking forward to this dinner for weeks and now I wish we’d gone to Olive Garden. The quality of the food doesn’t merit those prices. The wine was very good as was the salad, but the entrees were lukewarm and just ok, nothing special. The service was friendly but very slow. Really a disappointment.
  27. d

    dinochicken

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable fine dining experience--butternut squash ravioli, scallops, fig and pork, creme brulee. Really exquisite.
  28. D

    Daisy

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    We’ve been going to this restaurant for 8 years. We will not be returning. Gnocchi looked and tasted like store bought. Not even a good one! We are utterly disappointed and will not be returning nor recommending.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really like dining here. There were 6 of us and all but one of us really enjoyed the meal and the restaurant.
  30. AF

    AndreasF

    Saxony

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and so was the service (Jake). We loved to stay there. We had the starter with a bit of charcuterie and cheese - one tip for the chef, just don‘t cool it down that much. The aroma of charcuterie and cheese will even increase. The scalloped (with spaghetti) was perfect and also the Marsala chicken and the desert. Really had a great evening. Thanks a lot.
  31. B

    Bailey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and friendly service! Food was delicious and was served quickly.
  32. KD

    KylaD

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an early dinner reservation for two at Cafe Molise, everything from the food to the attentive service was wonderful. We had the nightly special (Salmon) and the "staff favorite" pork loin with fig compote. Both were incredible. Will definitely be back!
  33. AM

    AMB71

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Food was flavorful, but just OK. Chicken dish was extremely dry. Must have been precooked & reheated. Cocktails were good & desert was excellent. We were sat in a room upstairs with no ambiance, no music, and bright lighting. It felt like a cafeteria or an event room. Not where you want to spend a nice evening with your partner. Had we known that’s where we would have been seated when making the reservation, we would have gone elsewhere. The staff were good & attentive, but between the food and the strange accommodation, it fell short of expectations for a nice evening out.
  34. JM

    JoyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been going to Caffe Molise for years for our anniversary. Food is consistently high quality. Service is excellent and very efficient. Adequate, if not extensive, wine list. Great cocktails. Everything was very tasty. Pasta is al dente and tastes fresh. My shrimp was cooked perfectly, tender but firm. The "diablo" sauce was spicy but not too spicy. Husband's Pappardelle al Sugo was full of pork and beef flavor with plenty of sauce. And their Godiva chocolate cake is simply a chocolate lover's delight.
  35. KC

    KatieC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    There’s limited parking for the restaurant. Just a heads up, you may need to pay for parking on the street. Other than that, the meal was amazing. Definitely going back.
  36. CB

    CrystalB

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Highly recommend. Try the park with figs and the chocolate hacelnut mousse.

    Caffe MoliseResponded on December 20, 2022Hello Crystal, thank you for your review! So glad you loved the Arista! We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

  37. DB

    DavidB

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening and the server made sure to tell us about the delay in the kitchen. We were able to visit and have a good time and it was not that bad of a delay.

    Caffe MoliseResponded on December 20, 2022Hello David, thank you for your review! Your comments are appreciated. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

  38. AD

    ADAmF

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here. All the food was fantastic. We will definitely go back. I believe they were a bit short handed, which made the service somewhat slower, but it’s to be expected. They did a fantastic job with the people they had. Give this place a try.

    Caffe MoliseResponded on December 20, 2022Hello, thank you for your review! Your comments are appreciated. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

  39. S

    Shayna

    New England

    124 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good food, but not great. The setting was lovely. The server very good. My chicken Marsala was tasty, but there was only one tiny peace of chicken. Really tiny. The polenta I ordered as a side dish with it was excellent, however. My husband’s involutini had way too much sun dried tomatoes. Totally dominated the flavor.

    Caffe MoliseResponded on December 20, 2022Hello Shayna, thank you for your review! Your comments are appreciated. As a family-owned and operated independent business, we aim for 100% customer satisfaction, and when we get it wrong we do our best to make it right when given the opportunity. We hope you'll give us another chance to serve you again. Cheers!

  40. GH

    GyHar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great. Prices are not great but reasonable. Service and atmosphere are great.

    Caffe MoliseResponded on December 20, 2022Hello Gy, thank you for your review! Your comments are appreciated. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Caffe Molise offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 364-8833.

Caffe Molise is rated 4.6 stars by 2955 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 60 times today
Google Map for Caffe Molise

404 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the corner of West Temple and 400 South

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    On street parking in front of the restaurant. Pay parking directly south and across the street to the east of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Get off on the TRAX Courthouse stop and walk 1 block West on 400 South Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fred Moesinger

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz every Friday night with the John Flander's Jazz Trio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (801) 364-8833

  • Catering

    Featuring fresh fish, grilled meats, pasta, salads, and decadent desserts, with farm-to-table specials from the Caffe Molise family farm during harvest. We have a variety of fixed price set menus available, and love to get creative with bespoke menus if you have something special in mind. Catering for all events and budgets from weddings and holiday parties to box lunches for corporate events and breakfast / brunch trainings.

  • Private party facilities

    Caffé Molise has hosted hundreds of wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners. The garden patio makes for a memorable summer event. In the cooler months, our private dining rooms can accommodate all of your event needs, from corporate meetings to holiday parties, anniversaries, and more!

  • Private party contact

    Fred Moesinger: (877) 782-6373

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