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Caffe Molise, Salt Lake City, UT

Caffe Molise

4.6
4.6
2858 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Caffe Molise is open for lunch and dinner service every day. We feature daily specials for lunch and dinner, with made-to-order appetizers, pasta dishes, main dishes and delectable desserts. Peruse our award-winning wine and drinks menus. Seating is limited so please keep dinning to a 2 hour limit, reservations are recommended. We are also available for curbside pick-up and gift card purchase.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (801) 364-8833

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Fred Moesinger

  • Catering

    Featuring fresh fish, grilled meats, pasta, salads, and decadent desserts, with farm-to-table specials from the Caffe Molise family farm during harvest. We have a variety of fixed price set menus available, and love to get creative with bespoke menus if you have something special in mind. Catering for all events and budgets from weddings and holiday parties to box lunches for corporate events and breakfast / brunch trainings.

  • Private party facilities

    Caffé Molise has hosted hundreds of wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners. The garden patio makes for a memorable summer event. In the cooler months, our private dining rooms can accommodate all of your event needs, from corporate meetings to holiday parties, anniversaries, and more!

  • Private party contact

    Fred Moesinger: (877) 782-6373

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    On the corner of West Temple and 400 South

  • Parking details

    On street parking in front of the restaurant. Pay parking directly south and across the street to the east of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Get off on the TRAX Courthouse stop and walk 1 block West on 400 South Street.

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,858 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. BF

    BernF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious . Service was great. Had a reservation and was seated on time.
  2. EG

    EricG

    Greensboro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    I can’t begin to express how disappointed I was in the service I received last night at Caffe Molise. I read reviews on TripAdvisor that praise this establishment. However, I was duped! I would not recommend this restaurant for visitors to Salt Lake City. I ordered the Pollo Alla Gratella. It arrived cold - not just the chicken, but the whole plate of food. I informed the server and asked for the chef to remake the order. However, 3 minutes later, the same plate of food was served again - the plate was hot and the food was still cold! I alerted the manager, who apologized. I left and went to Ruth’s Chris - consistently good food and great service.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday with friends, staffs was accommodating and polite. Your patience and flexibility made for a stress free day. Also amazing drinks
  4. PG

    PhilipG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Historic building that makes a nice mood. Portions are appropriate and the food is excellent. The wine list was only one page but had a great selection at affordable prices. Would definitely go again.
  5. o

    once

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Large portions. Even great for my kids!
  6. GM

    GaigeM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Caffe Molise, is our go to. The ambience is very relaxing, whether you are dining and experiencing the outdoors, or the upper floors. The food is always on top of their game, me and my significant other love hearing about the specials, and regularly order from them. This restaurant is amazing and we love dining here frequently, whether that's for a small birthday celebration or date day, we will book online and be there with as much excitement as the last.
  7. KR

    KRistene

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my top choices when going to events downtown. I can make a reservation, it's large enough for any size party, food is consistent(been a customer since 1996 in the old location), and service is always wonderful.
  8. J

    Jeepers

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food and great menu with lots of enticing dishes. Good variety on the wine menu too. Service was efficient though not overly warm and welcoming. A great meal. Highly recommend led.
  9. SS

    SamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service! Looking forward to going back soon
  10. AH

    AmyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was great. We sat outside on the patio. Great setting. Last 5 minutes we saw a rat running along the planter wall. Ruined it a bit.
  11. r

    rcarraretto

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good and they carry a nice menu. Execution could be a bit better on the presentation and the service was just a bit slower than expected. Nevertheless, this is still a good choice in SLC.
  12. AC

    AmyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, and loved seating is available outside.
  13. JO

    JosheuaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our mom passed away last year so we celebrated her birthday here!
  14. L

    Lucy

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is outstanding! The food was extraordinarily, I am thinking about the marvelous flavours we tasted yesterday. I will define go back. Beautiful place.
  15. KS

    KSfoodie

    Dallas

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent pasta, rolls were yummy, service was great! This was first visit but would go back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Caffe Molise and can’t wait to go back. Our server was fantastic, attentive, approachable, and answered all of our questions to ensure we got the food we wanted and how we wanted it. Can’t praise her enough! The ambiance was beautiful too.
  17. GR

    GREG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went for our Anniversary and the meal was wonderful.
  18. CC

    CaliC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food! Good service. It's one of my favorite spots to eat with colleagues.
  19. RI

    RonI

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great food and great service. Our waiter Paul was fantastic. Very attentive and made great recommendations
  20. MG

    MelissaG

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The seating was great and they were ready we had a party of 11 and one waitress overall she did good . The desserts were a bit spendy def rec the Chocolate mousse ganache
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David was awesome and the food was so good.
  22. CB

    CrystalB

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Love eating here.
  23. T

    Tab3

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday and it was perfect. The food was very delicious with fresh vegetables and sauces and the service was the best thanks to Vanessa. A complimentary birthday dessert was unexpected and appreciated! Order the tiramisu, you wont be disappointed!
  24. JS

    JenSM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have the best time at Cafe Molise last night for my daughter’s birthday 16th Birthday! Our server on the veranda was wonderful. She made great recommendations and took care of every request. The food was delicious. It was the perfect place to celebrate. Out daughter’s dessert was “on the house” since it was her birthday. Thank you!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Natalie was our server. A large group of 12. She was outstanding!! Incredibly attentive and kept things moving. The food was amazing!
  26. l

    linsaysgoodfood

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Highly recommend the polenta on the appetizer menu! Best I’ve ever had! Everything was delicious! Service was remarkable!
  27. BR

    BarbaraR

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very romantic anniversary dinner. Food and drink exceeded expectations. Service was friendly, attentive and well paced.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service from Matthew
  29. P

    Pieman

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both had the chicken Marsala which was outstanding. Really flavourful sauce and perfectly cooked chicken and vegetables. If we had been in SLC we would have returned.
  30. a

    alysiaw

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    not really Italian, pasta sauces were not authentic
  31. NF

    NickF

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were recommended to Caffe Molisse by a local resident. The food was excellent as were the drinks. My wife had pasta which was well prepared and flavorful. I ate a king salmon with orzo that was also excellent. We shared a spinach bruschetta appetizer which was outstanding. Our meal was made more enjoyable by the presence of a charming local couple at the next table! I would describe the food as American with an Italian influence as much as I would call it Italian. The bread pudding desert was more than we could finish and was wonderful. The double espresso was served in a hot cup and stayed hot until the last drop. Service was friendly and prompt. I highly recommend the restaurant and would gladly go back!
  32. MJ

    MrsJamesMD

    Salt Lake City

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We really like Caffe Molise! Food is tasty and service from our waitress, Christine, was wonderful. It does take awhile to get drinks and food, but overall a great place!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  34. JS

    JimS

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. We started with salads & then pasta dishes. Shrimp scampi on menu was spicy, so my wife asked for shrimp to be added to a pasta dish. They did and it was very tasty!
  35. JS

    JaneS

    Boise

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is that I informed on reservation that it was our anniversary and no one acknowledged it. Otherwise it was great.
  36. JS

    JaneS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was some of the best, if not THE best food I've ever had, especially the Ravioli con zucca. Price is quite worth it. The desserts are wonderful, the staff was very helpful and on top of the ball with our large group. Food came fast and overall experience was amazing!
  37. f

    foodie4951

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    All aspects of this restaurant were excellent, though the food was somewhat slow getting out.
  38. RC

    RichC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Didn’t care for the dish I ordered. Shrimp was over cooked and tough. Sauce was basically crushed tomatoes from a can with sautéed onions. I will say that the tiramisu was delicious which helped make up for the disappointing main course.
  39. J

    Jules

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was really good and somewhat good value considering the price. The only thing was ever since we came in we couldn’t stop noticing a weird smell that lasted the whole evening. Even though we marked in our reservation we were going for a special occasion we got absolutely no mention of anything or any congratulations (nor any intention to cover something as complimentary like other restaurants might - of course not complaining, just mentioning.) The overall service was meh although the food did come out consistently timely. To end on a good note we’ll still mention that the food was really good and we left thinking what we’d get the next time we go—though we might just go downstairs to BTG.
  40. SW

    StephenW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was well done apart from the butternut squash ravioli. It was swimming in oil. Way too much. A drizzle would be much more appropriate.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Caffe Molise offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 364-8833.

Caffe Molise is rated 4.6 stars by 2858 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today
Google Map for Caffe Molise

404 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the corner of West Temple and 400 South

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    On street parking in front of the restaurant. Pay parking directly south and across the street to the east of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Get off on the TRAX Courthouse stop and walk 1 block West on 400 South Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fred Moesinger

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (801) 364-8833

  • Catering

    Featuring fresh fish, grilled meats, pasta, salads, and decadent desserts, with farm-to-table specials from the Caffe Molise family farm during harvest. We have a variety of fixed price set menus available, and love to get creative with bespoke menus if you have something special in mind. Catering for all events and budgets from weddings and holiday parties to box lunches for corporate events and breakfast / brunch trainings.

  • Private party facilities

    Caffé Molise has hosted hundreds of wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners. The garden patio makes for a memorable summer event. In the cooler months, our private dining rooms can accommodate all of your event needs, from corporate meetings to holiday parties, anniversaries, and more!

  • Private party contact

    Fred Moesinger: (877) 782-6373

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