SLC isn’t the place to seek culinary excellence., yet once in a while there are these small eateries that stand out from the rest in this sleepy Mormon capital. Caffé Molise was one of them, and it’s main attraction to me was the live jazz in the evening.
Caffé Molise serves Italian cuisine. It moved from the old place next to the City Creek Marriott to this heritage building.
In a dry city like SLC, I was surprised that water costed more than a glass of house red. And for the dinner set, it came with a drink. I did not want a coffee or soda, so I went for a house red to help me get over the jetlagged.
The Italian salad was made up of sun-dried tomatoes, rockets and mesclun, whole olives with pits (which is rare in the US), pine nuts and feta cheese, dressed with EVOL and balsamic vinegar. A very light start to the dinner, except the portion was really huge.
I was glad that I order only a seafood spaghetti, that was a lot wetter that I thought it would be. It was almost like spaghetti in broth.
The tiramisu was the highlight of the evening, very fluffy with the right amount of mascarpone, and liberal dose of coffee liqueur. For one that did not like sweet dessert, this one really hit the spot.
I was sitting at the bar counter (the main dining hall was full) so I was very well looked after. Customary small talk with the bartender, and despite a very full evening, I was well looked after.
404 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
Date Visited : Jan 2019