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Café Napoli

4.8
1784 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1784 people are saying
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JoeN
Indiana
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. Just to get out on a chilly Friday night was fantastic. Everyone was super and good delicious

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BethT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was extremely wonderful from the minute we walked in the door. Fantastic service, food and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, SERVICE, and food! I loved celebrating my anniversary here and felt so special

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ronaldm
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

When we arrived there were only two couples in the whole restaurant. One was on the main floor in a booth and the other in an alcove. When they seated us we were put right next to the couple in the alcove! I asked if we could please move to a table not right next to the other couple. They moved us to the same area in what looked like a makeshift table which was right in open on the corner of the alcove in the path to the kitchen! We watched as they seated other couples at booths and tables that were set for four people in the main dining area. I did have to ask for a knife to cut my veal as I was only given a butter knife. And the sauce on the Saltimbocca was very thin almost watery. I ate half of it and had the rest boxed up. On a good note Joe was a great waiter and the wedge salad was awesome.
All I all We spent $150 for the two of us to sit at a crappy table out in the open in front of the kitchen after they tried to seat us right next to one of only two couples in the whole place!!!! I can only assume we were put there because we booked on open table????

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James
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! The food is without compare in STL as well as is the service!

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Chuck
St. Louis
39 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met our friends for a night out. After drinks and excellent salads, we all enjoyed great pasta dishes. I enjoyed the Vodka Pene pasta with smoked salmon, the dish was scrumptious. My wife enjoyed her seafood pasta aburro. Both pasta dishes were very large so we now have leftovers for yet another excellent meal. Our waitress was very pleasant and provided us excellent service. The restaurant manager or owner came by our table to check everything was good and was great to talk to overall a wonderful evening out.

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vipSles
St. Louis
37 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waiter helped us get our exact choices and the food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was some of the best we have had in a very long. Christina G was absolutely "Great" as a our waitress. She is as an assett to they're restaurant. Everyone was a pleasure to my wife's birthday experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great…very excellent especially on New Years Eve!

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JoeS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, drinks and service. Paul always takes great care of us.
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BradleyS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service & attention to detail was impeccable. always feel cared for when I go there. like I’m coming home again.

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DanaG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Booked this Cafe because it was advertised as romantic, but it was so loud! The food okay, we both had chicken dishes. Mine had 2 large slices of prosciutto on it and it was so salty. The broccoli very raw and super garlicky. Our waiter was phenomenal, wish I could remember his name! The steaks are marked "market price", we thought that was ridiculous.

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caroll
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Well done, staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a good time. A great go to spot to take out of town guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a great experience at the restaurant. The food was outstanding. The only complain I had was that our waiter took our salad order but we never got them.
At the time he was taking our order, he seemed very distracted with his other table next to us.
What I dis not like was that he said we didn’t order the salads when in fact all four of us did.
He dis bring us a family style salad later but my husband really wanted to try the moz/tomatoe salad and my son wanted to try the wedge.
Overall the service was good and we still had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time. The food was cooked to perfection and all of the staff were so friendly and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite

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JenB
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ben was outstanding! we took our two kids to a nice holiday dinner and he was so accomodating to all of us. He suggested an excellent bottle of wine and even told us a little about that winery and another one of their different bottles to consider at a different time since we told him we loved his suggestion. Overall a wodnerful family night out!

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vipNyamichi
St. Louis
44 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was scrumptious and the wine was delicious.

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vipDISAAPOINTED
St. Louis
50 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Christmas tree great food and service!!!

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UmeshC
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and experience.

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viplynneb
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Ordered shrimp scampi got wrong dish- other couple ordered steak and not good - said not good when they asked how r meal was and was totally ignored

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vipMichelleB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! Staff and the ambiance welcomes you with open arms!

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TomM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s retirement. Perfect.

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HeatherC
E. Tennessee
19 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Cafe Napoli is always outstanding. From the service to the food to the ambiance. So happy someone I met at the Ritz recommended it to me because I always visit when in town from Nashville. Thank you for the great experience.

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vippatrickc
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal here. Highly recommended for a special dinner.

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vipcdsfood
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A true gem.

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vipMaureen
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. We had a lovely time.

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Stan
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul was our server and was awesome. He will become our preferred server when we go there from now on.

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edwards
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was wonderful an excellent service and the food was exquisite

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around wonderful experience!

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LaurieP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to treat myself and glad I chose Napoli. The cocktail, wine and halibut special were perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Twisted tree has way better steaks. The food is not worth the price. The ambience is nice and the service is nice. It’s a nice place if you want to try to impress somebody with paying a big bill. But if you want a good steak I would go to twisted tree

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DiningOut
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The usual superb food very helpful with menu/drink selections, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergei was the best. Food was exceptional. Perfect date night with my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance combined with delicious food!

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vipKdines
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food!

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Colette
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! A wonderful place to enjoy your evening!

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vipjacquelinep
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal! We had the salad special & chicken parmesan and veal parmesan. Delicious! We topped off the meal with an amazing cannoli.

FAQs

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

Café Napoli is rated 4.8 stars by 1784 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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