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Caffe Molise

4.6
1333 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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What 1333 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 16 hours ago

Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Nice dinner before the show. Great service and tasty dinner. Had the pork tenderloin with fig sauce. It was spicy and rich.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious. One of my favorite places to eat.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Limited wine list. Pork tenderloin dish very good.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Very good service. Food was outstanding. Every employee was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We decided to try Cafe Molise with our friends who were visiting from out of town. They are picky eaters, and it always stresses me when I need to choose restaurants for them. Everything that was brought out was wonderful and our friends were so happy. They said they’d definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Best bruschetta I’ve ever had. Great place overall.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was delicious!! Will definitely

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love this place! Consistently good!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was fantastic and the wait staff was helpful and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I have dietary restrictions of dairy and gluten (not celiac), and generally find it difficult to eat out. My worries were soon dispelled, as our knowledgeable waitress gave me a low down on what dishes they could easily modify, were already within my restrictions, and also gave the option to create my own dish (with the ingredients they had on hand)! The food quality was great, and the prices quite reasonable. I will definitely be going back.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food and service. The only think was our table was near the front door and you’d feel a cold draft every couple of minutes.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food was good, the service was prompt (felt a bit rushed) and easy to get to.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This is a well-established SLC restaurant, offering a menu of both a goodly number of classic Italian dishes, a selection of seafood, plus a few creative dishes. Service was very good, including hosting and reservations. Their location is, I think, newly relocated, and a good spot downtown. I'd recommend for lunch, dinner, and is worth a trip in for a weekend treat.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

A fine Italian restaurant. Great food & friendly capable service. Conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very nice private restaurant and alternative to chain Italian restaurants. We love the food and the service is awesome. It was too cold for outside dining but we like that option in good weather.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was the cutest little Italian restaurant ever eaten at! My daughter and I ate there after the symphony, and the hostess was accommodating, our waiter was amazing, and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is my second review because this place is always amazing!! Our waitress was lovely and the food is always perfect! We can't wait to see the new building!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Wonderful food at a competitive price. The atmosphere is nice indoors but the outdoor dining is fabulous.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Truly lovely. We informed the waitress that we needed to be out in about an hour and 15 minutes to catch a show at the Eccles theater. She let the kitchen know as well and we arrived in perfect time. We were still able to enjoy our evening and experience without feeling rushed. Would love to be able to relax without a time constraint next time.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Nice spot for dinner before seeing the the evening theater (Eccles), they share the same parking lot.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Service from entering the restaurant to departure was great. Our waiter did a great job of service without being intrusive. All courses were served at the correct temperature and were delicious! We were given all the time we wanted to talk without being rushed out for another customer.
One of my favorite places to take out of town guests to in downtown SLC.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent!!!!!! Great service and great food. We had an excellent server who gave wonderful selections!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was great, the service was okay, The girls in the front could've been a little bit more friendly. I believe that first impression is important. When we arrived, 2 girls in the front didn't greed us until I said we have a reservation. But, I get that alot eating downtown Salt Lake City, because I'm a minority. Than the waitress wasn't friendly at all, I think she was having a bad day. I get it, but we have to ask about everything, maybe she should've take the day off.
The only reason we stayed because I was bragging about the food to my husband and family.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had a group of 15 for a surprise birthday party and the restaurant did a great job accommodating our big group. Our waiter (sorry his name escapes me) was fantastic, was on top of all our requests including splitting the bill 10 ways. The food was good but honestly the service made it this evening. Thank you Cafe Molise!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Good to go

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I used Open table to make reservation and received confirmation by email yet the restaurant had NO record of my reservation when we arrived !!!! Thankfully they were able to sort out a table for us. Food was very good staff friendly.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service. Good food. Hope they don’t lose any of the great atmosphere when they move.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food is AMAZING!! You need to try the butternut squash ravioli, it is an appetizer but I was tempted to order another plate and eat it as my main course. Everything else was delish too. My husband and I kept eating off each other’s plates and loving every bite. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We missed the live music but we will be back soon to catch it.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Have dined here several times and have always been pleased with the food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I had the Chicken Marsala that was excellent. My only complaint was that the busing staff was a little aggressive and tried to remove my plate while I was still eating. I spoke up and kept my plate. My colleague did not and they removed her plate before she was finished eating. It was a weekday night with open tables. Why rush your patrons?

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We had a business dinner at Cafe Molise and it was perfect! The food was amazing, the service was excellent and the environment was comfortable!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Really enjoyed our meal and he service was very good.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Nice setting. Great service. Large portions, good for splitting. Reasonably priced. But the food was noting special.

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2.0Dined on March 14, 2018

My wife’s scallops were not cooked as requested. It took 20 minutes to have it corrected and in the mean time my dinner became cold. The manager took care of everything.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Caffe Molise was fabulous. The menu is great, the daily specials were amazing, and they have a fabulous wine list. What more could you want? Well, you might want a fabulous wait staff, a great chef in the kitchen, and very comfortable ambiance - and you get that too.
Highly recommend this local gem!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Even though we are from SLC, my husband and I decided to stay downtown because we had an event that was going to end close to midnight. We walked to Cafe Molise from our hotel. What a lovely place with delicious food! We both had the Mediterranean salad as well as the scallops with pasta. Loved the brick walls, and the art, the quiet atmosphere, and the service. We will go back and we will recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Lovely meal, friendly waitress, delicious wine, great live music!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service! This was our first time here, but we will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Lovely dinner with a small group after our conference. A nice mix of traditional options plus more interesting Italian dishes. Very informed and pleasant server. The pork loin and bread pudding were especially yummy! Nice to be able to make a late night reservation.

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