Caffe Molise

4.6
2482 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Caffe Molise is currently 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, reservations are recommended. We are also available for curbside pick-up and gift card purchase.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2482 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelissaW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was really good and we loved our meals. The only complaint we had is that we had to wait for refills of our wine and soda for about 10 minutes. The restaurant decor was nice and the ambiance was good. Our favorite aspect of the experience was the food, it was amazing. We will definitely dine here again.

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vipJulie
Salt Lake City
144 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always the food and ambiance is perfect to take my clients for lunch.

Caffe Molise
Responded 2 days ago

Julie, thank you for your 5 star review! Your comments are appreciated. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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vipMicheleS
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and overall value

Caffe Molise
Responded 2 days ago

Michele, thank you for your 5 star review! Your comments are appreciated. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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RyanO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down new favorite Italian restaurant! Highly recommend

Caffe Molise
Responded 2 days ago

Ryan, thank you for your 5 star review! Your comments are appreciated. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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vipbdpatty
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff, yet not intrusive on our conversation

Caffe Molise
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! Your comments are appreciated. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

As I saw in previous reviews, most appetizers are excellent. What was truly difficult was picking a main dish and unfortunately I may have picked wrong. The noodles are undercooked and the sauce is not very tasteful. I avoided other dishes as other reviews warned their chicken and pork are dry. The service was great and I loved the aesthetics.

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DeborahC
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great personable service in a Wonderful historical building. Highly recommend!

Caffe Molise
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! Your comments are greatly appreciated. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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JayneA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We had the misfortune to have a reservation at the same time that the restaurant had a 40+ party, and we were both seated upstairs. As a result, our service was very slow. We didn’t mind except for the fact that the entrees were warm and the sauces were congealed, and his was disappointing. Our waitress was efficient but she needed some additional help.

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vipTIMandSANDY
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second lunch here in 10 days and we are visiting from Austin for two weeks. Absolutely great food, service and atmosphere!!

Caffe Molise
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! So happy you came back again. We hope to serve you again when you are next in SLC. Cheers!

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AllisonS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Caffe Molise for our 4 year anniversary and it was truly amazing. Our waiter was so accommodating and very attentive, we felt like we were always cared for. The food was OUTSTANDING. I can't say enough about it, it was everything we could have wanted. I highly recommend Caffe Molise.

Caffe Molise
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! So pleased you chose to celebrate your special day with us. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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rwing
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We loved the food ample parking close to the restaurant .We live in Layton but we will be making the trip back to SLC to eat there again

Caffe Molise
Responded on July 16, 2021

Hello, and thank you for your review! We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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MariaK
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good, waiter was knowledgable. He was able to recommend a vegan option for one guest. Great atmosphere.

Caffe Molise
Responded on July 16, 2021

Maria, thank you for your 5 star review! So glad to hear you were well taken care of. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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backdoc
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Unusually, the service on this night was very slow and the kitchen was even more slow. It took about 50 minutes to get our food and that was unacceptable.

Caffe Molise
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hello, and thank you for your review! I apologize that you had to wait for your food. If you would like to send another message here directly and let me know the time you dined and any other info, I would be glad to look into this. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a surprise! Ate here for the first time and found the food, ambiance, and service to be outstanding!

Caffe Molise
Responded on July 13, 2021

Michael, thank you for your 5 star review! Your comments are appreciated. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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vipColumbusMom
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Very disappointing evening. We were a party of 2, seated upstairs. Overall, it felt like Caffe Molise was trying to be a fancy, upscale place but they just missed the mark due to poor service and a TON of upselling. I ordered a glass of prosecco and was served a glass of Moscato. When I got the correct drink, it was in the wrong glass. If it's a classy place and I'm paying $12 a glass, please serve it correctly. Salad orders were also inaccurate. Our server was slow and kept trying to upsell. "Can I get you some more rolls?" at $1 each. We watched her do that kind of thing at a LOT of tables. Food was pretty good, but not as good as other meals we've had. Staff was confused (there seemed to be a few bussers just wandering around) and everything took a really long time. Experience did not match what was advertised.

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BurkeA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! We will definitely be going back!!

Caffe Molise
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hello Burke, thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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Winecracker
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food and a nice ambiance. Very dependable.

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MeganE
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our good was fantastic and our server was super friendly and helpful with suggestions. The atmosphere was great, we came here for my daughter's 21st birthday and can't wait to come back.

Caffe Molise
Responded on July 13, 2021

Megan, thank you for your 5 star review! So glad you chose to celebrate with us. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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PrestonW
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent

Caffe Molise
Responded on July 13, 2021

Preston, thank you for your review! We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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vipkarenk
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience!

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vipMicky
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Everything was just sort of average and uninspired. Our waiter Chris was great. I’m all about the bread and we got some cold rolls that looked like they came out of a bag. The building is beautiful. The food….not so much.

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TomM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped at By The Glass before dinner (owned by the same people and directly below in the same building) and really enjoyed it.

For dinner, we sat on the shaded patio with a gurgling fountain nearby. The food is amazing! The wine list and house cocktails are unmatched. The service is fantastic!

Great location too!

Just go.

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vipTIMandSANDY
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We made a reservation to dine on the outdoor patio which is nice and shaded. Unfortunately we were seated on the South facing balcony in the early evening heat (98 degrees). It made what would have otherwise been a great experience nearly unbearable. The food and service was terrific other than the establishment making the choice to seat us in a different area than we reserved.

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ests
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food was great. Server was very good. After eating inside, looked around at the outside seating and the wine bar we were even more impressed.

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DonnaM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and an atmosphere is a must. I enjoy each time I go.

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vipsteveoh
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good value for the quality of food. Good size wine list with quality wines even in the cheaper price points. Knowledgeable waitstaff

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RaeganD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wish you did music on the patio on Saturday’s too.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The patio here is spectacular! A must experience! P

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great wait staff and a lovely table on the patio listening to the live music.

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2Knik
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved the jazz trio that was there. The live music was unexpected and added to the ambience. Although the day was very hot, sitting outdoors was comfortable because they did a good job with shading the patio.

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vipEddie
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio and live music. Loved it.

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Dennis
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great ambiance and service, mediocre food

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal

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vipGlobalTraveler
Salt Lake City
34 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back. Always been nice. Felt like they upped their game coming out COVID. Food was wonderful, service "anticipated" us without being pushy, and we had a lovely table by a large window full of blue sky. The bread pudding dessert was exceptional. Glad we skipped a first course in anticipation.

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davids
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. They adjusted our reservation and so forth to help us, the service and the food was great!

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SherriZ
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This is an Italian restaurant with unexpected flavors. The menu was not clear as to the ingredients that were in the food. We ordered the bruschetta with spinach and artichoke dip, only to learn that there was pepperoncini peppers added. There was way too much heat and we would never had ordered the dish. The waitress was gracious to remove it from our bill but we asked if the following dish of scallops with white sauce and pasta had any 'heat' and she said no and would confirm with the kitchen. Once again. the dish came back with 'heat', only to find out that chili pepper flakes were added to the dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

For the second time in a row, when i make a reservation through open table we were given tables by the kitchen and bathrooms. The previous time was at Tuscany in SLC as well. Coincidence?!!

At Cafe Molise, the butter squash ravioli was superb. The sea bass was ok but nothing to write home about; the pork loin was overcooked and dry, seemed like it was a leftover warmed in the microwave. The mashed potatoes felt the same.
Finally, a leaf of arugula was laying on the floor between two tables from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. Not one of the serves bent down to pick it up and believe me the saw it and even avoided stepping on it!!!’

Has it not been for Susanne the waitress and the wine, it would have been a sheer disaster.

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fatbear
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good, table was good on patio, our B Day girls had a problem with a rude server though. But we will come back some day.

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 2482 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.