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About Café Napoli

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.


7754 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Bemiston Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 863-5731

Website:
http://www.cafenapoli.com/

Entertainment:
Music on Friday and Saturday nights in Bar Napoli.

Catering:
Cafe Napoli offers catering options for large groups. Please call or email for more information.

Parking Details:
DINNER-
$6 Valet provided by Clayton Valet

LUNCH-
Metered parking and public lots; download the Parking Passport App

Executive Chef:
Chip Bates

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Private dining rooms and event space is available for rehearsal dinners, business dinners/luncheons, corporate events, holiday parties and happy hour.

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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.

Café Napoli Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Romantic (29)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Special Occasion (24)
Business Meals (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
People Watching (20)
Hot Spot (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Authentic (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Cozy (9)
Live Music (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, great waiter and bus staff. Fun bar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We had reservations which is probably a requirement on a Saturday evening. We were seated in the bar area, I’m not sure why. Our reservations were for 5:45 and we were early so it was quiet at first. By the time we were eating our entree we could hardly hear each other. The bar was crowded and there were several loud, excitable people there.
The food was perfectly cooked and the service was very good. Desserts and coffee were good also. We both ordered specials and knew the prices. There are much cheaper items in the menu that looked good also. So even though it wasn’t a surprise for $100pp I hoped for something closer to exceptional.
We would go back again but probably be a little less extravagant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

Café Napoli never disappoints. Me and my boyfriend have gone several times to celebrate special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. The food is always fantastic and the service is always prompt and attentive. We love the calamari. It’s to the point we don’t go anywhere else if we are in the mood for something a little more upscale.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The restaurant was clean, had excellent services, great food and great ambiance.

Tags: Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We find such great service to be the best with Gerome andthefood to above the normal service and the also thanks for your care, Myron Grodsky and we will see you soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Been going to Napoli for 25 + years. Napoli seems to get better and better each time. Definitely is becoming a STL classic!

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was fantastic. Our server was awesome. The only issue we had was deciding which of the specials to order, they all looked incredible.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. The calamari was some of the best we have ever had. The grouper was delicious! We had outstanding service too.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Tony and his team always do a great job. Fun, good food, great gathering place.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Was in town for a few days and had several business dinners throughout the week. Lots of good restaurants in Clayton but this one stuck out the most. Service, food, attention to detail was absolutely spot on. See you in a few weeks Napoli and job well done!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

It was my second time dining here from a couple years ago. Decor was updated and fresh, elegant and sophisticated. It's nice to see the owners take care in their establishment! Food was outstanding, as well as service. Our sever was attentive but not annoying, engaged at just the right times. Went to Bar Napoli afterward which was great (don't skip the Espresso Martini)! Napoli is now one of my favorite go-to places! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always my go to in Clayton for Italian. Good food and service with an impressive wine list.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a drink in the bar while we waited for our table. Service in the bar was slow and inattentive. Service in the restaurant was good, but the food was not. Salads were basic and tended to be soggy, as if they had them dressed a long time before being served.Prawns in a pasta dish were so over cooked they almost couldn’t be cut, and there were fibrous chunks of inedible artichoke hearts or hearts of palm in one salad. We let our server know, and he was responsive and made a small adjustment to the bill. The ciopionno was thick and dark, more like a gumbo, and had few distinguishable bits of seafood, it felt more like the place the leftover bits of fish went. Overall the cooking was uninspired and we wouldn’t recommend it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall great experience but I think the time from seating to menu presentation was too long. While I understand that was intentional I just prefer the menu when the waiter first arrives.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

my husband was not thrilled with the veal saltimboca, and i was disappointed that they did not have the wine i requested.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I've been to Napoli many times and it's always great. It's a bit dark at night and hard to read the menu. The food is always great although my fish was on the cold side. I didn't send it back because I didn't see our waiting for a long time after we got our food and then I figured I wouldn't get it back until after everyone was done eating. My other friend did't like her pasta at all and said the scallops tasted a bit old. The service was very slow and I really hate writing negative things about Napoli b/c honestly it's usually way better than this.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

37th Wedding Anniversary. We had a gift card, never been before. Very glad we took advantage of the gift card. Lovely, quiet, terrific food and great service! Would highly recommend to others, but a bit above our budget, but worth every dollar! Love the location, very nice.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambience on large outdoor patio.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, People Watching, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

From the moment we entered Cafe Napoli, the staff was attentive and friendly. The drink menu on the iPad waiting on us as we set down had a very extensive wine list and specialty drinks. We recommend the chocolate cherry & lemon drop martinis. Our server, Jerome, was not only knowledgeable, but very concerned with making sure we had an excellent experience. The chef/s did an outstanding job and only added to our evening with fantastic entrees cooked to perfection. We'll be back and have already told our friends and clients about this wonderful St. Louis gem.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful evening with friends on the patio at Cafe Napoli. One of our core set of dining experiences in St. Louis. Never disappoints, and always happy to return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food was spectacular. It always is. Our waiter was excellent. Wines by the glass were not great. Would like to have Rombauer Chardonnay available by the glass. And a better quality Cabernet by the glass.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fantastic night! Scott was our waiter and was absolutely great! I would highly recommend this place! Music was fun, food was amazing!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We thought the food was fantastic. My wife had a lamb chop special and I had a white fish special. They were both awesome. We sat inside and it was a bit loud and very dark. The wait staff was very good and attentive. That really added to the experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Thank you, it was great

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food! Fantastic patio area...

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Cafe Napoli has been a consistently good place to eat for many years. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable. Wine selection is good; the house wines are unusually good. Cuts of meat are very impressive , the cioppino is my favorite. They do veal particularly well.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Food very good but service was slow even though not very busy - Tuesday night.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Cafe Napoli is probably THE restaurant in St. Louis to see and be seen. When the patio is open there is no better place to people watch in town. I love it. My wife and I also thoroughly enjoy the delicious food. In terms of service it’s outstanding with a professional feel that very few places have in the STL. Of particular note is our favorite server there, Sarah.

Regardless of what you may or may not have heard about the attached Bar Napoli don’t let that stop you from giving Cafe Napoli a try. Hurry while the weather is still nice!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had an 8:15pm seating. We were guided to a Taber in a bar area. Difficult to hear. Waiter was excellent. I did not complain, as there was nothing that could be done. I'll reject a table in the bar again unless I am wanting a casual time. People were having fun. I was on a date. I planned to "eat big." 175$ with tip. I regret staying where we were seated.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a group of 8 and everything went great. We were seated right away, the service was excellent and the food was amazing. The waiter notified valet when we were leaving, and our car was waiting for us when we exited the restaurant. We will definitely be back!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Couldn’t have been happier. Our server Sarah made our 10 yr. anniversary very special. We will be back, and seated in her section! Thanks Sarah and the team @ Cafe Napoli.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Always an outstanding experience!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

INCREDIBLE food and outstanding service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Cafe Napoli is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always good. The Italian dishes are authentic and consistently good. The Sea Bass is melt in your mouth delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Restaurant more crowded than normal due to St.Louis Art Fair. Effected service which was much slower than normal, but food still great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our last couple of visits have been hit or miss but this go-around was a bit hit! We sat on the patio on a beautiful evening & their guitarist amplified the atmosphere! Our waiter couldn't have been better in all respects & we both loved our entrees...mine a lamb chop special in the most delectable berry reduction & cooked perfectly & his the veal Marsala which he gets there often & didn't disappoint! His martinis were perfectly crafted & my wine was nice. It's pricey but if you expect that it's a beautiful evening!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great food great atmosphere !

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Our table of six thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our dinner; great food, drinks and beautiful evening with friends. One can have a traditional Italian fare but one can also find tasty heart healthy foods to enjoy as well. Always great food and service and Napoli did not disappoint yet again last night. We don't always remember to go to Cafe Napoli but it should be a regular visit!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Each time I go to Cafe Naopli, I really enjoy myself.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, People Watching, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Authentic, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food, service, ambiance and live music was some of the very best I have experienced in the St. Louis Metropolitan area! This was my first time, but not my last! Thanks for helping to make my birthday dinner super special! Anna A.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Healthy, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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