Cafe Molise

(801) 364-8833 | View Website

55 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions   84101

40.767117 -111.893081

Open Hours

Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 PM Monday To Thursday From 05:30 PM To 11:00 PM Friday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 PM Friday From 05:30 PM To 02:00 PM Friday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM

 
Restaurants, Vegetarian, Italian  more

Price: $$

Tags: Local Favorite, Outdoor Dining, Quiet, Romantic Dining, Special Occasion Dining, Theater District Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Rio Grande

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Menu
Pomodori E Mozzarella, Bruschetta Misto, Polenta, Aglio E Pomodori, Pollo, Spinaci, Mediterranea, Gamberetti, Polenta Con Salsiccia, Polenta Con Funghi... more

Reviews for Cafe Molise

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great experience at Caffe Molise! – Excellent experience. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Caffe Molise. The food was wonderful and the service excellent.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Keep it up! – Whenever we have visitors from out of town we make a reservation at Caffe Molise.

The food is phenomenal.

Staff are professional and attentive, and remember us, and the one time we had a minor issue (in the 5+ years we've been dining here) the management listened and definitely made it right.

I've been to private parties here and events catered by them and it's consistently well-prepared and delicious.

Fred, you've got it right.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

A family friendly restaurant?!?! – I love Caffe Molise, but I would hardly consider it a family restaurant as listed in City Search's "Family Friendly Restaurants." To my knowledge, they don't have a kids menu! And, I wonder how it could be rated as a romantic spot AND a family friendly restaurant?!

City Search blew it in terms of a family friendly restaurant - but it is a quality restaurant nonetheless. Do yourself a favor -- visit Caffe Molise for a romantic dinner for two, and leave the kids at home!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

WONDERFUL!!! – My visit to Caffe Molise was great and I will definitely return. This is why:

1. Authentic flavors. It is obvious that Caffe Molise uses quality ingredients and the result is great tasting food.

2. The patio is phenomenal. In the middle of downtown, it is the best by far. 100 South street is very quiet and all you can hear is the fountain (or the Jazz band if they're playing).

3. Service. I've been to Caffe Molise many, many times and I have only had slow service once.

There are other good Italian restaurants downtown, but Caffe Molise is the best. At lunch I usually get one of their salads--the Spinaci or the Chicken--and at dinner, my favorite is the shrimp pasta dish. Their specials are always good and the Lasagne is the best.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Envision a cozy cafe in the Molise region of Italy, miraculously transported to Salt Lake City. – The Scene
The fountain in Dinwoody Plaza sounds like a babbling brook, making outdoor dining the choice for warm days. Inside, business associates and couples converge on this downtown spot for authentic Italian food in comfortable surroundings.

The Food
Sauces are secret family recipes; dishes, simply and tastefully prepared and presented. At lunch, pair the bruschetta and herbed white bean puree with a classic Mediterranean salad for a light and satisfying meal. Or try a spicy Italian sausage sandwich, served with roasted peppers and provolone on freshly made herbed focaccia. For a heartier lunch or dinner, the creamy polenta stands out, as do the varied pastas--from meat sauces to imaginative combinations of tomatoes, vegetables, and herbs. Don't miss the tiramisu for dessert. It's made on the premises and is irresistible.

Doesn't Recommend
0.5
over a year ago

HORRIBLE!!! – My visit to Caffe Molise was horrible and I will never return. This is why:

1. Only two servers for the entire restaurant. Service was excruciatingly slow.

2. We waited 20 minutes for a server to take our order. No water, no silverwear. Nothing.

3. My date and I had the spaghettini al pomodoro and the penne al sugo. The spaghettini al pomodoro was bland and was nothing more than tomatoes and spaghettini. No flavor, no basil. It was runny and watery.

The penne al sugo was also bland, runny, watery, and was really nothing more than some pot roast meat with over-cooked penne.

The worst part was that all of this garbage cost me $41 including tax and gratuity. I will never visit Caffe Molise again. I should have gone to Al Forno's.

Date of visit: 7/18/2003 at 8:15pm.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Italy, it ain't... – I've been a fan for years but lately I think Molise needs to re-examine its fare. It's gone from excellent to marginal. The staff and service are both above average but the execution of the menu items is marginal. You haven't lost me yet Molise. Check out Cafe Terigo in Park City as a model for your continued success.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Caffe Delish, more like. – Easily housing the best French-Italian cuisine in Utah, Caffe Molise has something to offer everyone. The pasta sauces are tangy and rich, the pasta itself never anything less than perfectly al dente. The art on the walls is equally pleasing to the palate, and the wait staff friendly and helpful. Should definitely be ranked in the top three restaurants in Salt Lake.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Salt Lake City, Italy. – Found in Molise, Utah. The best food available. You can't beat the patio at dusk.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A little part of Italy right here in SLC – This is the only restaurant in Salt Lake that I recommend when people I know ask for a good restaurant and is the first place I take out of towners. Everything about the Caffe is wonderful and fresh. The outside patio is the perfect place to dine for summer evenings and in the winter the inside is enchantingly warm, cozy, and friendly. The food is the abosulte BEST italian I have ever tasted.

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