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Café Napoli, Clayton, MO
Café Napoli, Clayton, MO
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Café Napoli, Clayton, MO
Café Napoli, Clayton, MO

Café Napoli

4.9
4.9
2130 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Café Napoli is a family owned restaurant, established in 1989 by Tony and Kathy Pietoso. Quickly becoming a success, they moved the small basement restaurant to a larger location at the corner of Forsyth and Bemiston in the heart of Clayton. In 2003, sons Ande and Kye expanded their family restaurant by adding Bar Napoli, a swank cocktail lounge. A few years later, Napoli Reserve was added onto Bar Napoli allowing for private event space and an additional bar and lounge for the weekends. After years of a flourishing business, Kathy and Tony decided to take their ventures West to Town and Country where they opened their second location, Napoli2, managed by Ande. Kye has taken the reigns from his father and is now the front man for the 8,000 square foot establishment in Clayton. Café Napoli and Bar Napoli have recently undergone a face lift inside and out. Inside the kitchen, Executive Chef from Napoli2 Jon Berger was recently added to the team, bringing fresh ideas and innovation to the regional Italian specialties.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 863-5731
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jon Berger
  • Catering
    Cafe Napoli offers catering options for large groups. Please call or email for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Kelly O'Leary, Event Coordinator: (888) 653-0766
  • Neighborhood
    Clayton
  • Cross street
    Bemiston Ave.
  • Parking details
    DINNER- $8 Valet provided by Clayton Valet
  • Entertainment
    Music on Friday and Saturday nights in Bar Napoli.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Best Service

  • St. Louis

    Good for business meals

  • St. Louis

    Hot spot

  • St. Louis

    Romantic

  • St. Louis

    Italian

  • Midtown

    Best Overall

  • Midtown

    Best Food

  • Midtown

    Best Service

  • Midtown

    Best Ambiance

  • Midtown

    Best Value

  • Midtown

    Good for business meals

  • Midtown

    Hot spot

  • Midtown

    Great for fine wines

  • Midtown

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Midtown

    Romantic

  • Midtown

    Good for special occasions

  • Midtown

    Most Booked

2,130 Reviews
  1. Nashfoodie

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an amazing experience! Great atmosphere and superb service. Our drinks and water glasses never went empty. I love this place so much. And the food was outstanding. Everything we ordered was delicious. We will be back again and again!!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is a lot of good reasons that this place is so popular.

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  3. AlexisW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my family here as they are new in town and we had a great experience. Great food, atmosphere and service!

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  4. WilliamS

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent service I will continue to come back

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  5. StevenY

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The misses and I had a great Valentine’s Day dinner, followed by a walk around downtown Clayton, and it all started with a great experience at Café Napoli.

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  6. MartinJ

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attention was impecable. People were super nice and constantly refilling our waters and attending our needs. Food is excellent and ambience is quiet and comfortable

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  7. SusanR

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommend for special occasions, romantic dinners. Caprese with Burrata was wonderful. Great cocktail and wine selections along with a nice option of entrees. The service was exceptional! Paul was very attentive. Expensive and not an every day dining place but will definitely return for a special occasion

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a great experience but to my own fault forgot that I had been here before with the same results. Food was bland, menu was not good, you get the picture.

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  9. EricB

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I usually enjoy eating at Cafe Napoli about once a week. The food is outstanding and the service is superb. They really have a tendency to make you feel like family. I would highly recommend. EKB

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  10. LBOz

    St. Louis

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite places to dine. The shrimp cocktail is our favorite starter, followed by one of their many amazing salads- Wedge, Stack, etc…Seabass was outstanding, as well as the Chicken Piccata. Excellent service by Derek is always an A++. Highly recommend!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The table where we were seated was clearly an afterthought and way to squeeze in one more table. I was dining with a friend and we were seated at what I would describe as a “sweetheart” table. It was very small and in the line of traffic. The owners and wait staff are aware as they describe as “best seat in the house.” What a joke. The food was great as always. Noise level high. I prefer the ambiance at Napoli 2. The waiter also kept referring to us as “Dear.” Seemed very inappropriate way to refer to diners. Won’t be back!

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  12. LatriciaC

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience was a little too dark but great service and great food.

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  13. AlexP

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian restaurant in St. Louis. Family owned and operated. They take care of their customers. I have been going for 20+ years.

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  14. Annie

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is always great here! You cannot go wrong and generally the portions are quite large. If you wish to have a quiet dinner, or business dinner with important conversation, then ask to be seated in the inner room which usually has two tables and is mostly soundproof. Maybe a table in the back corner would be okay as well. Unfortunately, where we were seated was so loud that conversation was difficult, on a Thursday evening.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All appetizers were served perfectly. Entrees did not disappoint. Wine was spectacular as was the bar service.

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  16. Likewine

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food in Clayton. Outstanding customer service. Extremely friendly atmosphere.

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  17. Miki41800

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service. Good appetizers. Good wine selection. Three of us enjoyed our entree, one of us thought their entree was just okay.

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  18. MMMM

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, exceptional service. Always the best!!!

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  19. KhanhB

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was amazing! We had the truffle fries and "stack" for apps/highly recommend. We went to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday and our server Sarah made it a great Dining experience. All the staff there were very friendly and made us feel like important guests. Highly recommend and can't wait to return!

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  20. PatrickW

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing atmosphere. Everything was delicious and the servers were extremely attentive. The owner was incredibly kind and made our evening truly special.

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  21. Macca1

    St. Louis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best restaurants in the St .Louis area. Food and service are the best. You cannot go wrong at this establishment.

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  22. Jasmine

    St. Louis

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a friendly atmosphere. Lively and yet you can talk and hear. I had chicken piccata and it was wonderful. Pesto pasta delish. Vodka and salmon pasta also delish. It is a jewel of a place.

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  23. madstl

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful decor and great food!. The service was excellent too

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  24. JudyK

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal and very good service in a very pleasant atmosphere.

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  25. Adrienne

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely place for a special celebratory meal. Delicious food, great service, romantic ambience. Love it! One of our all time faves for years.

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  26. Luvtoodine

    St. Louis

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service as usual!!! 🎅🏻🎄 This has become our family tradition on Christmas Eve.

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  27. frankc

    Memphis/West TN

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent at a fair price. Service was great

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  28. wierf

    St. Louis

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate around 5:30 Christmas Eve so our experience may not be representative of later that evening. It was busy but not yet crowded, and the whole atmosphere was pleasant. The server was excellent and food arrived at the right pace. I thought the portions were generous and we very much liked all of our selections (calamari fritti, clam chowder, salmon, veal osso busso). The only minor issue was a very wobbly table which I commented on when we first sat down. I wish they had fixed it then, or moved us to a different table, but they said they’d take care of it when I mentioned it again as we were leaving. It is a very nice place and we’ll be going back for some special occasions.

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  29. JudyB

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious as usual except for what turned out to be a deconstructed bread pudding. I saved room for dessert but was very disappointed.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! Food and service were both amazing, we will definitely recommend and be back!

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  31. JohnsonS

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time eating at Cafe Napoli. I believe it was one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten at. The food, atmosphere, and service was outstanding. We got the filet which was cooked to perfection. We also got a lamb chop and eggplant parmesan as an appetizer. Everything was delicious, and the restaurant was nice and quiet. We were able to enjoy our evening as a couple, relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Will recommend to anyone!

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  32. JoshV

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, service was great. I will be going again

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  33. shawn

    St. Louis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic meal and service. Our waiter, a taller gentleman with a beard, took great care of us. The seafood arancini with an aribiatta sauce was one of the best we’ve had. For our mains my wife had a surf and turf special consisting of a fillet over a bed of seafood risotto that I got a taste of. Perfection. She also loved it and is pretty particular about risotto. My veal parm will be burned into my brain for a long time. It was a lovely first visit.

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  34. JoanP

    Naples

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Napoli is one of our favorite restaurants in the St. Louis area. The food is always excellent and the service is very professional. If you are celebrating a special occasion or want to impress your date, this is the place.

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  35. AllenP

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here before and had the same exceptional service and food. Always a pleasure and one of my favorites

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great table & delicious pasta- am excited to go back

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  37. LBOz

    St. Louis

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with friends. The food and wine were top notch + we always ask for Derek, and he is awesome.

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  38. Chloe

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server Tyler was just the right amount of knowledgeable and doting but never hung around our table too long. Explained food and beverage offerings in ways we could follow.

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  39. Skip

    St. Louis

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great energy here. Halibut was awesome and best Caprese in town.

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  40. LBOz

    St. Louis

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner! It is always a treat to have a classy date night highlighted by wonderful people who go to great lengths to make you happy. Thank you, Derek, for being a class act. We will definitely dine again. Also to Myra, thank you for taking care of us. You are a jewel!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Café Napoli offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 863-5731.

Café Napoli is rated 4.9 stars by 2130 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 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Café Napoli

7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bemiston Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Clayton
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    DINNER- $8 Valet provided by Clayton Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jon Berger
  • Entertainment
    Music on Friday and Saturday nights in Bar Napoli.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (314) 863-5731
  • Catering
    Cafe Napoli offers catering options for large groups. Please call or email for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Kelly O'Leary, Event Coordinator: (888) 653-0766
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