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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (59)
Special Occasion (39)
Pre/post Theatre (37)
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Authentic (36)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Romantic (31)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Business Meals (26)
Cozy (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Casual (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Healthy (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fun (11)
Live Music (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Very close to Marriott Hotel - very friendly staff and some intrerwdting and different takes in d9ne dishes - recommended!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

NOISY. Server never came back to check on food and drinks after serving the dishes. Food average - nothing special.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We loved the pork tenderloin, brucetta, and gnocci as well as our delicious cocktails and wine. The live music was awesome, although I wish they would have played longer into the evening. Our reservation was for 7:45pm and we were initially seated in the adjoining room, but asked to be seated closer to the music, which was thankfully accommodated. Our waiter was sweet, knowledgable, and our food was so good. We would love to make Caffe Molise our go to for future special occasions and evenings out.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a very good experience at Caffe Molise. After we were seated a very large and loud group of teenage volleyball players were seated next to us. The staff went out of their way to get us a different and much quieter table. The manager was very apologetic and even comped our appetizer. The food was very good and the service was wonderful and very attentive. We will go back.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 6 days ago

Started closing up early especially for Valentine's day. Food was over salted. May as well have been olive garden.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service - all very quickly. Nice spot for lunch.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The food is very delicious and worth it. I’d recommend the butternut squash ravioli. They connect to Wine Bar so there is a great selection of cocktails, wine and beer. I highly recommmend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I always have the most amazing dining experience when I come here. The staff is exceptional and I so appreciate that it is so consistent! The food is exquisite and I love the ambience and it's always so nice and they have live music as well. I always have the most remarkable experiences when I come to dine here!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome waiter, excellent food, great ambiance.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and service. Homemade Italian done right! Try the tiramisu.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The staff is professional. The menu and specials are creative. When in SLC we try hard to eat at Cafe Molise.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Healthy, Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our favorite date night place to eat before the Symphony or a show.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have been there a couple times and has been wonderful every time

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Rather large restaurant with several separate rooms. This creates an odd, disjointed feeling if you are the only ones seated in one of those rooms. Street face of the restaurant is lacking, as is the entrance. I realize that is a costly change to make but the proximity to Marriott and Hilton and convention center should create enough business opportunity to help justify an upgrade.
We felt quite hurried at each step of our dining. Upon arrival we were rushed to our table with no greeting. Our sever approached and never greeted us, just asked for a beverage order. Next, serving our entrée's to the wrong patron(why ask if you are not going to listen to who ordered what?). Finally, they removed the plates before we were through eating. ???
The food was good: salads, salmon and ravioli were ordered and we agreed we would order again.

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food4
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service4
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Outstanding service and food. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Server was excellent. He gave us enough space for discussion and was there right when we wanted to order. Very attentive and knowledgeable.
Food was delicious. We all joined the clean plate club. Skipped dessert but a few sounded amazing.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It was a lovely little place and the staff was very kind and attentive. The food was delightful and perfectly portioned. I will definitely come back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We celebrated a friend’s birthday and we had a wonderful lunch. The service was superb—very accommodating with our special birthday cake. The food was delicious.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We keep coming back to Cafe Molisse! The food is always amazing and consistently delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Very impressed with the service and food! We stayed for over an hour and the servers were not pushy. There was a live jazz band playing! Good vibes and good food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I usually visit Café Molisse for lunch. My guest picked the venue for dinner before heading to the Utah Symphony performance. Dinner was delicious. The tenderloin was cooked to a medium rare perfection. We both ordered a glass of Brunello which complemented the meat very well. Great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great find and our go to place in SLC for great quality Italian food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I was just looking up great Italian places for my birthday and saw this as one of the first restaurants that came up. IT WAS EXCELLENT. Food was great, location was easily accessible, and service was awesome. I had a great experience and am already telling my friends!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We love Caffe Molise for it delicious food, warm hospitality and fun atmosphere! The staff are kind and welcoming and the food is consistently high quality with great and different specials every time we come.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food, services, atmosphere. One of SLC's finest.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful evening with dear friends at Caffe Molise in Salt Lake City. This restaurant is a must-try. The food was fantastic, the service and their knowledge and descriptions of the food and wine was impressive.
The timing of the arrival of food and beverage was spot on and yet you hardly realized that we were being attended by a team of two or three servers! I highly recommended.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Prompt and attentive service. A nice space overall, and the jazz trio that started up towards the end of our meal was a lovely addition. I ordered the Arista, which was outstanding. My wife ordered the house-made pasta dish, and it was okay, but the sauce lacked a little punch. She ended up wishing she had ordered what I did, so I shared.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent in every way. Very attentive waiters.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Had an excellent meal. It was the jumbalaya special.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Servings are VERY generous, so sharing might be advisable. The spinach salad was excellent and the pasta (Orecchiette al Salsiccia) was nicely spiced with a broth-like sauce. Wine list is very well balanced and priced reasonably. Service was quick and friendly. Recommended.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was SO delicious! We plan on coming again and again!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always perfect and service is great :) Love that it is quiet.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great table loved the jazz band on Friday nights! Good neighborhood restaurant for us!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I remember when it was in only one of its current several rooms. I’m very happy to see them prospering. Back then I always counted on a very well sourced and prepared meal, with a touch of innovation. Frankly, I am not downtown as much anymore, but I thought the food was all I came to expect back in the day. I hosted an important guest and he was every bit as pleased as I. I will make it a point not to make it so long between visits.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was fast and friendly. Prices were reasonable and food was delicious. A good selection on the menu.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I travel to Salt Lake every 6 months or so for business and Cafe Molise is my favorite. It is becoming more and more popular so make a reservation

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 11, 2018

There was nothing glaringly bad, but the experience could have been better. The server and workers were polite and cordial. The bread was very good. However, I didn't enjoy the chicken Marsala very much. It could have been my palate, but it just didn't suit my taste.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

WE love this restaurant and come in at least once a week due to events downtown that we can walk to from the restaurant.
Julie Lenoch

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food is only so so. Limited vegetarian options. Service is good. Only restaurant close to sympanynHall that serves alcohol.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Good food but a little pricey.
Park at City Creek...free parking for two hours...pay for parking on street

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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