Caffe Molise

4.5
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$30 and under
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Italian
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 404 S West Temple, 2 blocks south of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Caffe Molise is a DABC liquor licensee and offers wine, beer, and cocktails.
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DM
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter’s 21st birthday. Dinner and service were excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner and really enjoyed our waiter as well, very helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks Paul!

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were superb. Very efficient service. No long waits for the delicious entrees. Highly recommend!!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service has just been inconsistent since the move. Parking is horrible

Caffe Molise
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are sorry to hear you did not have an optimal experience. As a family-owned and operated independent business, we take all feedback seriously and strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We have not changed ownership nor management. If you'd like to reach out to me directly, I would welcome more detailed feedback about your experience. Please call me at 801-364-8833 if you'd like to discuss. Cheers! -Shelley

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AR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food with a variety of choices. Good service.

D
Salt Lake City
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We previously dined at the old location and really enjoyed the food. I don't know if the restaurant changed ownership or management/head chef but the quality has gone way downhill. The scallop appetizer was 5 small scallops on a pool of spicy mayo sauce with a little salad next to it. The side salad was doused with way too much powdered parmesan. The tuna special, which was supposed to be cooked rare, was medium and fairly bland. It was supposed to come with an apricot sauce; the apricots were whole and squishy. The "waygu" beef was so crusted with peppercorns it was inedible. The service was pretty good but our cutlery was not replaced until we asked. I had to ask for both a knife and a fork for my entree. Overall, with a $55 bottle of young wine, we paid over $150. I expect better for that price point.

TC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a great date night at Caffe Molise. The only thing I didn't love was that I thought it was a bit dark for my preference. If you turn up the lights a bit and offer a free refill on your italian sodas, I'll be back next week. I'll also definitely be telling my friends that I had a good experience here and recommend Caffe Molise for their date nights. Thanks for a fun evening.

Caffe Molise
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review! Unfortunately, with the premium Italian syrups and heavy whipping cream, our Italian sodas are the ones that are not refillable due to cost! Regarding the lights, we appreciate that feedback as well. Glad to hear you had a great experience! We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

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PL
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful experience. Great food , fantastic service. Having before dinner drinks at BTG downstairs is perfect

Caffe Molise
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We love to hear your detailed comments. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

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N
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places for a date night in Salt Lake City!

Caffe Molise
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! So glad you had a great experience. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

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OT
Jackson Hole
81 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Gordon provided great recommendations for food and (Rosemary Gimlet! The King Salmon spécial for sure!!) And of course the Tiramisu was incredible!!! Many thanks.

Caffe Molise
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! So glad to hear Gordon took great care of you. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

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s
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is in an old, historic building that used to be a night club, I believe? Anyway, the food was great and there was a fairly decent wine list. Would definitely go to the next time I'm in SLC.

Caffe Molise
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Yes, there have been a couple of dance clubs on site, and other businesses going back to the Benevolent Order of Eagles, a fraternal organization. Glad to hear you enjoyed our wine list. We have the benefit of our sommelier, Louis, just downstairs at BTG Wine Bar. If you ever have questions or feedback regarding wines, he is great to talk to. Thanks again for choosing Caffe Molise! We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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IH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Caffe Molise is a place with a beautiful ambiance. On the night we went, they had live music (a trio) and they were great. Our waitress wasn’t the best. My food was outstanding. We got mozzarella and tomatoes for our app, then I got the bone-in pork special. Meat was fabulous. It was so well sous vide and therefore very tender. It was the special that night. The spaghettini pomodore wasn’t the best.

F
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great!

4
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We will absolutely return!!!

CB
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caffe Molise is a keeper!!@!
We enjoyed the historic atmosphere, excellent service, and Italian dishes very much.
They offer a Gluten Free alternate in many of their dishes. Everything was good!
Our only suggestion is that we would like to see Caffee Molise offer a gluten free baked dessert option as well. Thank you for an enjoyable family style evening experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cuisine for very reasonable prices.

CC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was excellent, as was the service, and ambiance. The wine list was good, with nice choices by the glass. We enjoyed the evening very much.

PC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Knowledgeable staff, friendly service while waiting.

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

NYE date couldn’t have gone better. Thanks Caffé Molise

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Just was really expecting something special and it felt more like Noodles and Company. Thought the design inside would
be cooler, felt like an old diner. Just meh!

K
Dallas
113 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated New Years Eve Day with my mom who is 90! Food was excellent, and the dark chocolate cake was a perfect way to end our meal.

Definitely will be back!

OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The butternut squash ravioli and the pappardelle al sugo are my favorite!

HW
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time actually sitting and dining in. I have sampled Caffe Molise at local events and have always loved the samplers. The food was great! Service was great!

P
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Poor inauthentic Americanized food. Waiter was attentive yet food arrived cold. Sauces and recipes have nothing in common with real Italian food. Really need an executive chef to revamp their kitchen. So many tables they probably don't care less

JK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The forgot our apps and the entres were cold plus the service was generally sub-par. We couldn’t get the waiter’s attention to tell him that the food was cold or that the apps didn’t arrive. The manager ultimately deleted the cost of the entres, but the damage was already done. A terrible night out. We won’t go back. We have visited Caffe Molise about 5 times over the past 10 years - whenever we are in SLC - but I guess the move to the new and bigger space has caused the quality to suffer. Too bad.

LZ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We hardly saw our waitress, when asking for a simple straw she brought it unwrapped? Not very sanitary . Our spaghetti was extremely watery, no flavor, my husband requested no Arugula his meal was wrong. The waitress was hard to get find, she seldom showed up.

MB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, delicious food, what’s not to love?

KS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had excellent food and service at Caffé Molise.

JT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Wonderful menu, great meal but only average service.

Caffe Molise
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to a review! We appreciate all of your feedback. If you have specific information we can address regarding service, feel free to call me (Shelley) or email us with more details. Thanks again for your review! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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C
Salt Lake City
45 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The new location is very nice, very upscale. We enjoyed the special of the day [scallops with linguini]. Wine list is good. Can be a bit noisy at times. Recommend reservations for the best possible service and location in the restaurant. Servers are aware that you may have other plans or something else scheduled for the evening and will work to make sure that you have an enjoyable dinner while meeting your dealing to depart.
We highly recommend Caffe Molise.

Caffe Molise
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed it. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by a friend for a birthday celebration. Service was cheerful, attentive, and timely. The food was delicious and beautifully plated. Love, love, love this place.

Caffe Molise
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed it. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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DF
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Menus selection was limited but the specials were great!

Caffe Molise
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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P
Tampa
72 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re from out of state and we’re celebrating a milestone birthday. We love Italian food and we picked Cafe Molise because website said they happily accommodate vegans. Our waiter was wonderful and pointed out each dish that could be changed to accommodate vegans. All the food was delicious and good value for the price. Attentive service throughout the meal and good wine list. The ambience of the restaurant in the historic era house was charming. Would definitely return when back in SLC.

Caffe Molise
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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L
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Nice atmosphere!

Caffe Molise
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! So glad you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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N
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I initially went to Caffe Molise for a work and have been in love with the place since then. Its the go to place for my wife and I for any special dinner. Great food and an even better staff! You can't go wrong.

Caffe Molise
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate all of your feedback, and your kind private note as well. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

My meal was almost cold and the waitress forgot to give us bread.

BJ
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, great food. Love this place!

Caffe Molise
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate all of your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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SE
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away with our reservation and our waiter was very attentive. The spinach/artichoke dip was the best I have ever eaten. Both of our pasta dishes were also delicious. We will definitely be returning!

Caffe Molise
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate all of your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Love Cafe Molise food and service. Not their fault it was loud since due to noisy guests. Chairs could have more padding, but most wouldn't notice. I have some pain issues. Bench seating looks very comfie.