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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

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (54)
Special Occasion (39)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Authentic (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Romantic (21)
Cozy (19)
Business Meals (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Casual (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Healthy (11)
Comfort Food (8)
Fun (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Live Music (4)
People Watching (4)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 10 hours ago

The place was cold, and I'm not usually cold. We had the brushetta, which was plentiful but tasted off. Our pasta dishes were okay but not inspired. The green salad had no other veggies other than leaves.

All on all, the place was decorated nice but I think we'll stick with Cannellas.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 2 days ago

Friendly staff and great food at a reasonable price. Definitely a favorite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined 2 days ago

Friendly, quiet, convenient, and good food. What more could you ask for?

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great but the service and ambiance was lacking. The first time we even saw our waitress she asked if we were ready to order and didn't introduce herself or tell us about the specials.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent dinner. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. A must go to when the Salt Lake City.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We just moved to Utah and have been eating out for the past 6 months during the relocation process. This was the best restaurant we have eaten at in Utah! The food was amazing, the service was almost too fast. The people are so nice and welcoming. Great atmosphere. The best part is the food though, absolutely incredible!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent Italian bistro!! We were a party of 6 and each of us raved about our entrees.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My wife and I love this place. Great price for a good amount of food. They have the best cream of mushroom soup ever!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants for everyday and special occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was delicious. We were here with a large party and they were very great with service even with our slight delay. :) We all had a great time!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Good food and service. Quiet, easy to have a conversation. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our business group had a nice time at the Caffe. The food was great and we were able to talk and experience the good service they provided. We would do it again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Reservations needed to be pushed back by us but our table was available and ready. Great service, friendly, professional staff. Food was great and everyone was happy with their meals....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We celebrated my birthday with friends on Saturday evening - it was the first time for our friends dining at Caffé Molise and they loved it! Our servers were very attentive the entire evening. As expected the food was delicious. My favorite appetizers are the Polenta con Salsiccia (“sausage”) and the Bruschetta Misto. Try the Arista dish - it’s amazingly wonderful! I also like the Orecchiette Pasta with Salsiccia.

Tiramisu is a perfect dessert as well!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Today In most restaurants they want to rush you out and it is annoying when they bring out the entree's even before you have finished your salad or appetizer. Our waiter, Trevor, was fantastic.!! He made sure that the appetizer, salad, entree and desert were perfectly timed and made our evening truly enjoyable. I would recommend, and have, Caffe' Molise to anyone! By the way, the food was absolutely delicious - again!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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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