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Caffe Molise, Salt Lake City, UT

Caffe Molise

4.6
4.6
2906 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 46 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 2,906 people are saying

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

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  1. DC

    DebC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food presentation and taste was great! I sat at the bar and the bartenders were very accommodating.
  2. JZ

    JZamo

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a cozy, lovely meal at Caffe Molise. Theresa was our waitress and she was so helpful and patient with all of our questions about the menu and individual dishes. The winning dishes were the mushroom al funghi and the marsala (although everything was spot-on delicious). For non-meat eaters, I love the polpette eggplant meatballs every time! Definitely a great date night or special occasion meal.
  3. KB

    KBrad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fresh. Great service. Will for sure be back.
  4. SJ

    SoJoFoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, by fantastic people, in a fantastic building!
  5. JL

    JamesL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Very accommodating. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful.
  6. JM

    JakeM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and it did not disappoint! My girlfriend and I went here for a date night and we loved it! We arrived about half an hour early for our reservation (coming from Park City) and they were able to accommodate us when we got there. From the moment you walk in, they take great care of you and you are welcomed by a friendly, family style ambiance. The service was amazing and the food was even better. We will definitely be coming back for another date night and/or with family and friends. We definitely will be coming back in the summer for their outdoor patio which looked gorgeous and there is also a wine bar (BTG Wine Bar) below Caffe Molise.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really good Italian priced right in a good atmosphere. Not fancy, just good. Wait staff would be if it from additional training.
  8. TH

    ToddHenri

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my 4 th visit and I have never been disappointed
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Chicken Involtini and the Pork tenderloin were both dry and not well seasoned. The lasagna was clean and simple but also lacked depth in flavor. Disappointing as we had heard good things and liked the atmosphere. The appetizers were 7 out of 10 but it felt like the focus was on quantity vs quality.
  10. W

    Wiseguy

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    The first time I ate here, the wife and we’re seated upstairs and it was a nice setting. We went back a 2nd time for a special occasion and honestly, I won’t be going back… The food and service was ok~, but the ambiance was like Wingers or Chili’s. Ofcourse that’s not the end of the world, but when you consider parking and what you’re paying for a meal, I should have gone to Market Street or another place downtown. Won’t be heading back to this place.
  11. d

    danihe

    Nashville

    187 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Good, varied menu and wine list. The bread was tasty and so was the house salad. The pork shank was delicious, the eggplant meat balls were also delicious but cold. Overall, a good meal with good service, felt slightly rushed but enjoyed.
  12. AP

    AnneP

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Food was delicious and service was great. We were the loud table because we were having such a good time!
  13. S

    Suzanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was FANTASTIC. It's hard to find good customer service now a days but we had a great time and will be going again!
  14. JR

    JonathanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such an amazing restaurant, from the building, to the ambiance, to a delicious meal, I would recommend this place to everyone.
  15. FF

    FrancisF

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous service, impeccable food and best sugo on the planet
  16. JD

    JohnD

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place for any occasion. We had a busines meal there and it was quiet enough to talk. Food, service, and atmosphere was really great.
  17. T

    Tlee

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been going to Cafe Molise for over 30 years and have NEVER been disappointed. Excellence in all categories.
  18. LH

    LoriH

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The noodles in my meal were under cooked to the point of being tough and stuck together. They didn’t seem fresh. Nor was the meal very hot. The egg plant dish was just so so. Those that had lasagna were pleased.
  19. M

    Mitch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, service was superior, out waitress was bubbly and attentive, as were the hostess, manager, busboy. Beautiful building, will be back for again.
  20. TG

    TimG

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great server and dining experience is still excellent. Good ambiance and value is very reasonable
  21. AG

    AnaG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would come back to SLC specifically for Cafe Molise!
  22. CS

    CSG101

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so great! Suzanne had great recommendations!
  23. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So yummy. Food was outstanding. Service was excellent. Our water glasses were never empty. Beautiful ambiance. Not loud. We could easily have a conversation. So happy it was ADA compliant. My mom used a walker. I will absolutely be back. Great place for a family meal or date night.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Will be back!
  25. AB

    AdamB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Bruschetta bread was dry, too old, should not have been served. Parmesan ought to be freshly grated over the salad, otherwise it's too pungent. ***And should never remind someone of the old Kraft shaker can. Service was very good. Attentive and prompt. Wine and coffee excellent.
  26. RR

    RyanR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I brought a party of 5 here for lunch and we were a bit disappointed.
  27. JD

    JDBooth

    Salt Lake City

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Consistently good food in a great atmosphere. Great for business lunch
  28. C

    Chet

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining. Experience was excellent all around. Highly recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The braised short rib is the best thing on the menu when they have it
  30. KM

    KathyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good service, nice ambience Enjoyed the food. Would definitely return
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place purely for the food at their old location but the new building and gorgeous decor have improved an already stellar experience. In warmer weather the outdoor dining area is incomparable
  32. CS

    ChristinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was wonderful! It took a bit longer than we had hoped to get our food but it was worth the wait.
  33. SJ

    SteveJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming setup, great service. The food was flavorful and not too much in terms of portion.
  34. RK

    RebeccaK

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best meal I have had in SLC. Amazing Italian cuisine.
  35. MJ

    MadJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was wonderful! The sweet potato corn bisque was to die for! Didn’t love being seated upstairs, but the building is really cool and loved the decor.
  36. HT

    HenryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    jake was the man!! incredible food and incredible vibes
  37. TM

    TallMaryAnn

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a historic building, with service that is efficient, professional, and unobtrusive .
  38. ED

    EnDersh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The environment was really charming, the menu offerings diverse but very approachable, and the staff were very friendly.
  39. KP

    KrisP

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great restaurant. The food is consistently good. They also have a nice large patio.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Sat us next to a large table with 2 small, noisy kids. Ruined our date night. Food was average.

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 2906 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 46 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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