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Caffe Molise

4.6
1403 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Monday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
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Phone number
(801) 364-8833
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Fred Moesinger
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
On 100 South between West Temple and Main Street
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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.
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Public transit
Get off on the TRAX City Center stop and walk 1/2 block West on 100 South Street.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz every Friday night with the John Flander's Jazz Trio.
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.

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4.6
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4.5
service
4.4
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I chose Caffe Molise for Father’s Day dinner and my husband truly enjoyed it. The service was amazing and the patio was beautiful. I would definitely recommend Caffee Molise for any occasion!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Service feels very rushed. Dessert was served before our entree was finished. The check was given before we finished our dessert.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We did a special night for one of our girlfriends, the place is absolutely gorgeous. Its quiet and sophisticated and the food is delightful. The gnocchi is DIVINE!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were on the patio. Wonderful peaceful area with shading. A nice amount of room between the tables. There was no sense that others would hear your quiet conversation. The staff was attentive but not ever present.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

I love Cafe Molise’s patio❤️❤️ The patio is so nice and

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We always have the best time! They were flexible two times with our schedule change! The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is perfect! We have been enjoying our yearly trip for four years now and will continue to enjoy cafe molise when we come i to town!

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The special was overpriced.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This has been a favorite spot for many years. Great service and delicious food. We’ve had many wonderful memories and conversations over many dinners at Caffe Molise. We are so sad that you are changing locations.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Delicious food and wonderful outside seating. Great service.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The staff was excellent about not rushing our evening in the very comfortable patio.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Caffe Molise is a favorite of mine when I am in Salt Lake City. The food is unique. I have always enjoyed whatever meal I order as does everyone eating with me. I especially enjoy their Mediterranean salad an upgrade from their regular side salad.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Excellent food and wine and pleasant insude/outside seating

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Great food, but slow service.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great atmosphere, food and service. Only complaint we sat outside which was beautiful however the band was a little loud for us to hear each other.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We hoped to enjoy the patio while Caffé Molise is still in this location, but unfortunately it was rented out for a private event. Sitting inside doesn't have the same ambiance.

The service could have been better. Our server wasn't rude, but seemed very indifferent and merely going through the motions. She spent plenty of time chatting with another table, but did just the bare minimum for us. We said it was our anniversary, but that went right over her head. Didn't offer wine refills. Didn't ask if we'd like coffee with dessert.

The food was very good, as always.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Caffe Molisse is consistently great cuisine. Its conveniently in walking distantance to 2 theaters in Salt Lake City. Our waiter was very accomodating, warm, frendly and worked with us on a member of our party who was late getting there. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Hadn't been there for a long time. Enjoyed the whole experience. Ate outside in the courtyard, Very nice.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The outdoor seating is wonderful - secluded, shaded by trees, with a fountain, pool, and ivy covered wall, white lights for evening - all tucked into the downtown area. The service was excellent and well-timed. The scallop appetizer was fantastic, and our vegetarian dish (Polpette di Melanzane) was unique and delicious. We will definitely return again this summer.

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1.0Dined on May 30, 2018

So disappointing. The food was horrible and this restaurant was rated the number one Italian restaurant in slc. I booked for my husband’s birthday. What a bummer! Can’t get that birthday dinner back.....

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

This place was fantastic. Excellent service, starting with our waiter rushing to fix a wobbly table within 20 seconds of us noticing it. Two of us had limitations on what we could eat and they did a great job of adjusting. Food was very tasty. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Amazing. Excellent food. Definitely an instant favorite.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We were a party of nine. The service was great as was the food

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

This spot was such an unexpected delight. It's hard to find really good authentic Italian food that doesn't disappoint. This was the exception. The menu is small, but has a great variety. The wine list is lovely. The ambiance entices you to stay longer than you should. Customer service is perfect. This is quite the gem. Do yourself a favor and go on a Sunday afternoon and just... relax.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

My friend and I went to Caffe Molise to celebrate her birthday, and had a lovely dinner. Our server (I believe her name was Claudia) was very accommodating and helpful with food and wine choices. I had the gnocchi with shrimp, which was good, but my friend had the eggplant “meatballs”, served with polenta and asparagus, and that was absolutely delicious. I would definitely order it for myself. The vanilla gelato was also quite scrumptious!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The Garden Area made for a quiet and lovely outdoor dining experience and the food was amazing and fresh. All the pasta was homemade making it out of the ordinary and definitely not the run of the mill Italian food.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Our party was seated outside on the patio. Outside seating is much more quiet, even hearing some traffic drive by. I’m guessing that the owners will work on sound control better in the new location.

Our server was attentive and fun to talk with. The meals were wonderful.

This was the second time visiting for my husband and I. Our two friends were very impressed with the quality and presentation of their meals, as were we. I wanted to try another item off the menu to see if it was as delectable as my previous choice. It did not disappoint . My husband also enjoyed a different menu item.

To date, we have tried the Antipasti del Giorno (meat and cheese appetizer), Polenta Con Funghi (mushroom and polenta appetizer), lasagna, orecchiette, Involtini di Pollo (prosciutto stuffed chicken), Arista (pork tenderloin), Bistecca (beef tenderloin) and a beef special of the evening. Entrees (besides pastas) come with mashed potatoes and each entree comes with a dinner salad a wonderful, fresh dinner rolls.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We held a baby shower for my daughter at Cafee Molise. We requested to be seated on the patio. When we arrived they had everything ready for us on their beautiful patio. We actually ended up having 2 additional guests that we added at the last minute. The staff was very helpful and cordial in making room for our larger party. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was lovely and all of our guests had a wonderful time. Thank you to your staff for making this truly a wonderful event!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Wonderful restaurant - great food but bad acoustics. Definitely fit for foodies.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

I used the opentable app to make reservations and our polite server commented on our special occasion referenced in our reservations. The steak and the pork loin were incredible! My wife said she wanted to eat slower because she didn’t want the dinner to end.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We have been coming here for years and years and have always had great service. We came on Mother's Day afternoon, after brunch was over, around 3pm. We were on the patio, and it wasn't very busy. We had a rather young man who was friendly. I ordered a dinner salad. Another person, who wasn't our waiter, brought out our entrees, which was very quick. I asked if I could get my salad first. He went back to find our waiter, who came out and said he must have forgot to put that in when he gave our order to the cooks. I said to never mind, as my Mother would have to have either waited to eat her entrée, or She would have been done before I had even started my entrée. We ordered two deserts and two coffees. He brought out the two deserts but not the coffees. Again, we had to ask for them, as he said he had forgotten. If you have waiters who can't remember things, maybe they should write them down. This in no way will deter us from coming again, or coming to the new location, as this is one of my favorite restaurants, but thought you might want to know and possibly do some additional training.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Delicious food and great service in an elegant atmosphere. Cafe Molise was a great find.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a delicious meal and lovely experience at Caffe Molise! The best dish on the table was the pork with plum sauce. Yum!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Pasta dish was mediocre at best :( No creamy sauces for pasta dishes this night so the fresh tomato choice was not good containing too many seeds and skins. Pasta was cooked right at least. The fish entre was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I wanted to go for lunch for an early Mother's.Day with my husband and my daughter. The pasta was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Awesome! Requested the patio, it looked crowded but we were sat right away. It was a pre-concert dinner, and wonderful. Great ambiance, great food, great service, didn’t make us feel rushed at all!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Excited to see and eat at the new place. Great food, great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Has been a favorite of mine for years! Excited to see what the new location will be like - but will really really The the amazing patio they have now!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Going to miss the outdoor patio. It's a downtown landmark.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I've loved the Cafe being located on 1st South. I am curious to how much I will use it after you move. This has been my favorite place to bring business guests - especially in the summer time when the patio is in use.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great outdoor patio. Good menu with lots of reasonably priced options.

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