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About Caffe Molise

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 55 West 100 South, directly across from City Creek Center Mall. Caffe Molise is a DABC liquor licensee and offers wine, beer, and cocktails.

55 West 100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Monday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;

Cross Street:
On 100 South between West Temple and Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 364-8833

Website:
http://www.caffemolise.com/

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

Catering:
Fresh fish, grilled meats, pasta, salads, and decadent desserts. Catering for all events and budgets from weddings and Holiday parties to box lunches for corporate and pharmaceutical trainings.

Parking Details:
On street parking in front of the restaurant. Pay parking at the City Creek Center (across the street) and a pay lot to the East of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Get off on the TRAX City Center stop and walk 1/2 block West on 100 South Street.

Executive Chef:
Fred Moesinger

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The spacious 6500 Square Foot Garden Patio is the perfect location for weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties and other private events. For diners who prefer to sit inside, the restaurant features a semi-private dining room. A minimum food and beverage purchase is required.

Caffe Molise Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (54)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Special Occasion (40)
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Pre/post Theatre (34)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Casual (22)
Romantic (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Authentic (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Cozy (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Business Meals (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Healthy (13)
Comfort Food (8)
Fun (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great Beer (4)
Live Music (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

I enjoyed a great meal at Cafe Molise with colleagues. Two of us had the special of stuffed salmon with asparagus and it was delightful. Another had the special of scallops and he found them very good as well. Matthew was an excellent server and the rest of the staff pitched in to round out the excellent service that we experienced. Excellent meal and a good find.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 4 days ago

The staff is extremely polite and caring.. almost to a fault. Asking how we were doing maybe a couple times too many.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Our food and server were great, and the price was exactly in line with what we expected. My only negative comment is that we were seated across from the register where I watched another server (not ours) drop a roll of silverware on the floor, pick it up, quickly look around, and then place it on a table she was setting. However, given the rest of our experience at the restaurant, I'd categorize that as an individual problem, rather than one characterizing this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Came upon this place, highly recommended from a colleague. I was NOT disappointed! The food was filling, delicious, and authentic. We went on a Saturday so there was some fabulous live jazz and they were fantastic. Everyone in the place seemed pleased and easy going.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Each of the 4 of us got something different, and all were delicious. Service was excellent even though our party did not all arrive at the same time. Next time I want to try the desserts!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service and menu. We always love our meals here.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is our favorite place to eat when visiting SLC. Food is always wonderful. Nice jazz band added to ambience and excellent service.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was great and the staff was very attentive. You can't ask for much more from a restaurant. The coffee after the meal was on point!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Only reason I gave 4 stars is because the food didnt come out hot. It was a little warm but I would have liked it hot. Besides the food temperature, it was a little pricey but the food tasted terrific. We were seated immediately and on time, we were greeted by our server quickly, and the staff is very friendly. I will eat here again to give the food temperature another chance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Late-night Find, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great experience and fantastic food from apps to dessert. Will definitely be back!

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Nice menu with special authentic Italian dishes. You can also get gluten free as well! Dishes were well prepared and fresh. Definitely a good spot for something different.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We sat in the area that was an art gallery with a fabulous female waiter that was fantastic!!!

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best Italian Restaurant in Salt Lake. The spaghetti is to die for.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always perfect. Food is excellent. Service is spectacular.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

A very good option when you are in downtown Salt Lake.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We loved everything about Caffe Molise from the service to the atmosphere to the incredible food! It was exactly what we were looking for. The best meal we have had in a long time! We will be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We always eat at Cafe Molise before the symphony or theatre - they are always great and accomodating and the food is excellent. Our go-to for event night!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always a great value, Caffe Molise is one of my favorite places downtown.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Booked this restaurant after reading good reviews and was not disappointed! There were several large tables but the service was quick and the food was delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was delicious as always, the ambiance is perfect, and the staff is very efficient.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, People Watching, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Given its location, Caffe Molise is perfect for a pre-theatre meal. We arrived at 5:45 and easily made it to Symphony Hall by 7:30. The service was excellent--we were seated promptly and at the end of the meal, we did not have to request our check. One of us is lactose intolerant, and the waitress ensured that selected menu items were dairy-free. The waitress even selected only dairy-free desserts to offer as choices. Food was delicious, served hot, and plated appealingly. Service was gracious, efficient, and non-intrusive. My husband loved the halibut fish special. Salad greens were fresh with dressing served on the side, as requested. As a I don't eat much meat, I ordered spaghetti pomodoro, and it was served on a bed of fresh arugula--a delicious combination. Restaurant Noise level is moderate, given the hard surfaces, but there was no loud or annoying music. Our only complaint was the bread (rolls). They were rather doughy/heavy without a crisp crust and rather tasteless. The restaurant could do better with a small, crisp airy ciabatta roll or light, heated french bread. Overall, we were very happy with our meal and left a larger than usual tip. We will return again when attending a theatre event in Salt Lake City. With such great service, well-trained waiters, convenient location, and delicious food, it's the perfect choice.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Wonderful food. Great service. Great menu. Difficult to decide on what to order so we will be going back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Evening dinner, we ate on the patio, beautiful autumn leaves in a lighted outdoor canopy made it very romantic. We could see pieces of the city skyline through the lattice. The food was very interesting and delicious Italian, pasta was fresh, sauce and fabulous fresh rolls were the perfect complement.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The convenient Sunday hours and ideal location make this a perfect spot to enjoy a meal before the Sunday Ecckes Theater productions. Lots of nearby parking.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My wife’meal was delicious but mine was flat which is not the usual experience when we come.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent as always! Wonderful daily specials and able to eat without being rushed and still make it to the play on time. Service is ALWAYS superb!

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Have been there at least 6 times with different friends I have brought. Most every time was grand. This time our waiter let us wait a bit too long to order prior to the theater which made us anxious. Also the bus staff was supposed to bring us a box for takeout which we never got. Very small things but great overall.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We eat here before the opera at least twice per season. The servers are knowledge about the menu. The wine list is excellent (they have a range of top Italian wines). The food is excellently prepared and presented from appetizers to the salads to the main dishes to the desserts. I particularly like their interpretations of Norther Italian (that means no tomato and garlic) foods.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful service and wonderful food. Reasonable corkage fees, which makes group events even better.

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Delicious food and great service. It feels like a special treat, but doesn't break the bank.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Our waitress was great. We told her we had show reservations and she -made note of it. Our dinner was delicious and it was presented beautifully. I will definitely be bringing family and friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We made reservations for dinner before an evening at Abravanel Hall. We arrived right on time and they seated us immediately. The restaurant is rather large for being right downtown. Great for walking distance from Abravanel, Salt Palace, or City Creek. The food was good. First time I have had polenta. A very fun appetizer with a tomato base sauce, cheese, and spicy sausage. Very tasty and not too spicy. We followed that with a pappardelle dish that was very nice as well. Simple presentation. Excellent pasta. The meat (beef and pork) was nothing special, simply ground. The dinner rolls were served warm and were wonderful. I can see why they charge for additional rolls.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Every restaurant needs a vegan and a vegetarian option that isn't pasta with a red sauce. This includes Caffe Molise. Pasta with a red sauce is boring. Eggplant balls on polenta is gooey and not very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent dinner prions including gluten free. We were in small we rom to the west of the main dining area and noise level was good for normal conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We each had a different chicken day sh and they were excellent. Nice bread. Came with a salad which was lovely and fresh

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always been a fan of Cafe Molise. Great ambiance especially outside though a little loud inside on occasion. Food and service are great!

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

We were in Salt Lake City for a convention and made reservations for 12 people. We instead had about 15 people. The restaurant was so accommodating. The service was exceptional and everyone's food was delicious. I had the salmon and it was fabulous (and...I am picky about quality). I loved this restaurant and I will definitely eat here again when I come back to Salt Lake!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Enjoyed our meal at Caffe Molise. High quality food at what I belive to be fair prices. Wine selection was very respectable and the service was on point and friendly. The place certainly had a lively dynamic for a Wednesday Evening dinner too.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Date night with wife.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food was very good. We found the antipasto plate to be expensive, but were willing to pay for it and it was delicious. All other selections were reasonably priced and very well made. Our server, John, was friendly and efficient.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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