Café Napoli

4.7
1360 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
The Pietoso family has been serving Southern Italian food in downtown Clayton since 1989. Bar Napoli was added in 2003, then a few years later, Napoli Reserve with private rooms and a bar.

Kye Pietoso is now the front man while Chip Bates brings fresh ideas to the menu. Nightly Specials feature big steak-house steaks like Cowboy Ribeyes & New York Strips, along with Seabass and Veal Chops, to name a few. On the menu are traditional regional Italian dishes; gluten-free available.

Power lunch serves generous portions and prompt service. Nighttime takes on an elegant atmosphere, hosting business meetings, romantic dates, and nights out with friends. Enjoy wine from the extensive list or a hand-crafted martini/cocktail.

Multiple private rooms are perfect for corporate events, happy hours, large dinners/luncheons and celebrations like engagements, anniversaries, reunions, birthdays, graduations and rehearsal dinners.


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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(314) 863-5731
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chip Bates
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Catering
Cafe Napoli offers catering options for large groups. Please call or email for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bemiston Ave.
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Parking details
DINNER-
$6 Valet provided by Clayton Valet

LUNCH-
Metered parking and public lots; download the Parking Passport App
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Entertainment
Music on Friday and Saturday nights in Bar Napoli.
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Special events & promotions
Private dining rooms and event space is available for rehearsal dinners, business dinners/luncheons, corporate events, holiday parties and happy hour.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We offer private dining areas of 8 to 200 people. Perfect for holiday parties, birthdays, corporate meetings, pharmaceutical events, rehearsal dinners, happy hours, anniversary parties, reunions, and more. All of our private spaces are either AV ready or capable.

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What 1360 People Are Saying
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St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Good service. Comfortable ambiance.

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OT
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I had to ask the greeter for a better table twice - he initially tried to seat me in bar (during happy hour) when dining room had only 3 tables in use - then he wanted to seat us in a lesser area.

Food is great as always $14 Caprese Salad is pricy compared to other salads

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F
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, as always.

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L
St. Louis
47 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always great!! Our Go To restaurant. We did have a long wait which is unusual. I guess it is the season.

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TF
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Always a favorite. Server was great, food was was outstanding

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MS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing veal! What a great romantic spot. Pity that it is not in Minneapolis!

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GH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! Food and staff were exceptional. Great amotsphere

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CP
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal i’ve had a restaurant in a long time. It was our 10th wedding anniversary and it was worth every dollar we spent for a memorable evening. Dan was our waiter and he was a true professional!

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G
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Service Ever!! Best bartender too!! Food was phenomenal! A new favorite for my friends and I! We honestly had the best waiter in town!!!

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M
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants in St. Louis. Our family favorite!

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BC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, easy parking, wonderful food. Ciapino is outstanding. Good wine selection

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TC
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is a great place for a business lunch and it also has a nice bar and patio for evening/social dining.

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N
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply excellent in every way. Classy Italian fare.

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SM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was so dark in the corner it was funny. Flatware was cafeteria quality for such a fancy menu.

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DB
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is the perfect example of the difference between frozen and fresh calamari. There is a huge difference. One is fine; the other is fine dining. Every dish at our table was prepared with care, with fresh ingredients that were just right. A memorable evening with family and great food.

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d
New England
50 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited during a busy Parent's Weekend. The drinks and appetizers were all excellent with the shrimp cocktail getting presentation points for how it is delivered to the table. Entree portions are generous and the fingerling potatoes were fantastic. Dessert was very creative as the chocolate covered chocolate/amaretto ice cream was served with some fruit on the side. Very nicely done!

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j
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. I highly recommend this restaurant and plan to return.

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t
St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites and again surpassed our expectations! The arancini was fantastic. The sea bass unbelievable. Service was spectacular, a thoroughly pleasant evening out. Looking forward to going back again soon.

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C
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good, however what a surprise the waitress did not know what broccoli rabe was. Worse was that the restaurant did not have any broccoli Rob on the menu and didn’t even serve it. Also the buratta was a joke, cost 20 bucks and served about 1.5 ounces of it, no joke. It looked like sour cream.

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JL
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service both times we ate at Cafe Napoli this week. The ciopinno is exceptional, as is the stack salad. The service was extremely attentive but not rushed.

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B
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a really good Italian restaurant with excellent food and service. I had the chicken piccata, which was really delicious. We will definitely return.

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EC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD was SOOO delicious, phenomonal service, overall great dining expierience! Perfect if you're looking for a fancy meal, or special occasion!

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YG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Paul was incredibly attentive, very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We travel often and we haven't seen service this good in a long time!

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AB
St. Louis
52 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific wait staff! Dining experience was outstanding!

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S
St. Louis
55 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to go to Napoli Clayton. Sea bass was awesome. Great table fir people watching. Priced very reasonably.

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SM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best veal parm in town! Always a great choice, especially for out of town guests...

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TL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining pleasure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Napoli are so welcoming, kind, and courteous! They really make sure you have the best dining experience you could ask for.

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KL
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in from out of town and found this gem

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DW
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had one of the specials which was a veal chop served saltimbocca. It was fantastic. My wife ordered the chicken licata. It was a little different than what she expected but still very good. The menu is very reasonably priced. Steve was our waiter and did a great job, informed us that the veal chop is thick so it may take a few more minutes to cook. We had a bottle of the Forester Pinot Noir 2015. It paired well with the veal and didn't cost a fortune, though there are plenty of more expensive bottles to be had if one so desires. We needed to leave in a timely fashion to make it to the symphony. Steve recognized this and got us out with time to spare. Our table was immediately next to the bar so it was a bit loud at times but never became too overbearing. We saw a Blues player on the way out so apparently the cool kids eat here too. I would reccomend.

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KS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service. Wonderful atmosphere. Great place for a dinner meeting or special occasion.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great outdoor seating and ambience. Service was fabulous but food was just so so. Bolonaise had very little sauce. Just a big lump of pasta. The truffle ravioli was lost in the tomato sauce and was not as special as it sounded. Drinks were good and wine list was robust and reasonable. Think it was just an off night but a bit disappointing for such a wonderful location.

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h
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going dine they opened. Love the owner and of course the food!

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f
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service- Patrick- and amazing food. We will be back!

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j
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Jerry and fabulous food. Highly recommend.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner. Adam was outstanding and really took care of us.

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J
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

We arrived for 7:15 reservation on time ... ordered our meal, but didn’t get entrees until 8:45. We were served our salads fairly quick - but then waited and watched other tables seated later than us get served.
When something odd was in my pasta side dish, and the waiter took it away to replace it ... after eating 3/4 of my dinner dish I had to remind the waiter that he never returned with the pasta side dish ... and then it took a while longer to finally get it.
I was disappointed with food and service. Too bad, was once one of my favorites.

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OT
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service at the bar was great even though food took a little long.

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St. Louis
52 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

There are dishes we get over & over here that always make us want to return...the Veal Marsala being one & I just love the liver....it's so tender you can cut it with a fork & the somewhat sour sauce is unbelievably good....I could eat a bowl of it! In nice weather we love sitting on the patio where there's music ( at least weekends) although an inside table provides intimacy if that's what you're after.

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JB
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a hotspot. A place to be seen at. Food was good enough, but not memorible.

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