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Café Napoli

4.8
1779 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 1779 people are saying
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vipjacquelinep
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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Alan
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Chris was a terrific server and delivered great information and outstanding service. It was nice that the owner came by to personally check on our experience. The meal was terrific and the menu had lots of options. Valet service was efficient and touch free. I will definitely return.

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vipEagleriver
St. Louis
74 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was ok, not great favors. Service was spotty. Very expensive for what we received

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RichW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great gem in downtown Clayton. I can't wait to go back and enjoy their patio dining. All our food was delicious and the attentive staff (with both a great personality and sense of humor) made our family dinner outstanding.

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LIsa
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was just a pleasure to dine in the restaurant. The food and service were just wonderful. I was however surprised that none of the wait staff had masks and the restaurant was packed. However, it did appear that dining outside would have been an option had we requested it. Can’t wait to visit next time we’re in STL.

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MattS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing all around from when we walked in the door to when we left. We got the arachini and it was amazing. The flavor of all the food was amazing. My steak was cooked perfectly but my risotto and girlfriend’s pasta was undercooked. We both agreed we definitely go back at so point and hope for a better result with the food.

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HaleyM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, trust the reviews and get the Chilean sea bass. The sea food platter is a great starter. Small for the price, but absolutely top quality. The bartenders never miss, they will make your drink exactly to your liking every time. For a casual fun night, hit Bar Napoli for a great drink and fun interaction with legendary Han. Napoli rarely misses.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and even the owners were very attentive and all about providing a high level of service. Ambiance of the outside patio is Great!! Food, well just Awesome!!

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ShaunteH
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. And the food was awesome!

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vipHiexpectations
Phoenix
73 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When in St. Louis I love to eat here. Always delicious..the bar is the best area to enjoy a meal, light, bright, reasonable noise level. Dining room is crowded…just sayin

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vipninak
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted out of town clients here because we are never disappointed at Cafe Napoli!! Food is always amazing, service is great and the ambiance is perfect!!

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SamS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING. I don't usually leave reviews but this was awesome.

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DyanA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, we had a server named Scott on the patio, he and the entire team were awesome! Made our anniversary dinner very special! Food was delicious, the recommendations from our server were spot on.

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our wait was good. Table we were was working so we were moved immediately & finished the night with great food.

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vipZakT
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Chris?) was the most enjoyable person to talk with. The food was amazing. Ambience and view from our table was beautiful. Will definitely be returning again and again.

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John
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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WilliamT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal. My date mentioned offhand while ordering that we both couldn't decide between the same 2 entrees and were going to share a bit with each other. When our meal arrived, the kitchen, without our request, had split the 2 entrees so we each had equal portions. Entire wait staff was attentive and even our water glasses never were half empty. Very cozy and romantic booth enhanced the experience. Highly, highly recommended.

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Marsue
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outdoors. People watching marvelous. So was waiter, Sergei.

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Nancy
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Cafe Napoli was most pleasant. The valet was most accommodating , even though we arrived a few minutes before his service began. The hostess was friendly and exceptionally helpful. Timmy was our server and he took great care of us. Of course, the food was wonderful. In these unsettled times, it was nice to spend an evening in such a gracious atmosphere.

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vipNancy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is amazing! Good, service, atmosphere all top notch!!

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LisaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! My favorite restaurant when I lived in St.Louis. Still incredible!

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DrewF
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and it could not have been more perfect!!!

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vipDebbieR
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and ambiance was outstanding as always! Hostess/reception was disrespectful. Demeanor Not consistent with this Restaurant.

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AllisonH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience! The food was exemplary, the staff was attentive and went the extra mile, drinks were delicious, great outdoor eating area, the valet was polite and prompt. My husband and I had a great time and will definitely be returning!!

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DannyB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but a great place for date night. Food and service are great.

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Debbie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband's birthday and had a lovely evening. Our server was Brian and he took good care of us.

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AnnR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening on the patio, get reservations! Lots of patrons but the service did not suffer. Delicious food.

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AmyH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food and service were AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 30th Anniversary. Everyone congratulated us and the complimentary desert was terrific! The meal was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pretty good overall. I do think the reception area out front is very busy with staff and sometimes what they are talking about isn’t very professional. Also…the owner guy is a social butterfly and while some appeared to enjoy his revelry others clearly didn’t care for his constant interrupting and impromptu sit-ins at tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The place is set up beautifully. The service was great. I ordered the steak it was bland and cold. Otherwise it was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ava was our server. She was excellent. Very personable. Actually, every staff member that took care of us from filling our water glasses to delivering our food was very friendly.

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vipBethRig
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable by Joe. Food was wonderful, burrata ravioli, salmon, veal picatta all delicious. The outdoor patio on a nice Friday night was lovely.

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a business dinner Tuesday night. Wonderful dining experience! We’ll be back.

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Michaelp
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all good. Service exceptional. Food was good.

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Dee111
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughters birthday

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vipJujubee20
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best meals in St Louis!

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vipDickS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian restaurant! Always a great meal and service!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s birthday on Wednesday evening. Scott was our server and did a great job. He surprised us at the end of the meal with a delicious dessert prepared table side. Drinks, appetizers, and entire meal was enjoyed by everyone!! Talented chefs and dedicated staff! Highly recommend Cafe Napoli for a perfect night out.

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EricW
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic food and service!

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 1779 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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