Café Napoli

4.8
1661 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Jon Berger brings fresh ideas to the menu. Nightly Specials feature big steak-house steaks like Cowboy Ribeyes, New York Strips, along with Chilean 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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1661 people are saying
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LinErW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had steaks and they were amazing. Cooked perfectly.

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vipLasyden
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and excellent food as always!

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Stan
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best sea bass ever. I wish that it still included the salad but minus that a very good dish and would get again as I always do. The Clayton Cafe Napoli is my favorite for both location and overall appearance of the restaurant inside and out.

Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to go with great good.

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vipAdamsmom
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous dinner at Napoli. Our server, Paul, was one of the best servers I have ever had anywhere. So attentive and patient as we tried to decide what we wanted to order. I’m sad that the Indoor dining will be closed for awhile but they made the patio very cozy with the fire pits and heaters. I look forward to my next visit.

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Gina
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal food and service, as always! The most friendly staff and family :)

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect place to have a lovely dinner. We went for an anniversary celebration and enjoyed everything we ate from the delicious pot stickers to the creme brulee. Delicious food and great service.

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vipHudF17
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, underrated place in a good neighborhood! Will be back soon

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LinsL
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and service. Food & drinks were perfect. Highly recommend.

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deborahm
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal( my husband had Sea Bass and I had the Salmon), great service(all staff was extremely attentive), and we appreciated the dividers set up between tables to bring another layer of separation between other diners. All in all this was a 5 star experience.

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DavidP
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, Cafe Napoli never disappoints. We love going there...

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and great food

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HeatherC
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waiter was inattentive. Pleasant, but spent most his time attending to a nearby table with customers who dined there frequently, based on their conversation. Waited to get menus, waited for the meal, and waited quite a long time for the bill after finishing dinner – over 30 minutes.
Overall, spent a long time waiting-too long. For comparison-the couple that were “frequent flyers”– were seated at least 30 minutes to an hour after us, and finished their meal and were on dessert while we were still waiting for our bill.

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vipOTKF
St. Louis
91 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at Cafe Napoli in quite a while, and the first time dining outside there. It was great and we're looking forward to returning.

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mkwhittenburg
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took our two daughters here to celebrate a special occasion and we were treated so well. One daughter has a gluten sensitivity and our server, Frankie, went above and beyond to accommodate her. It was a lovely, delicious experience! Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with friends at Cafe Napoli! Try the potstickers, they change all the time. Shared the lobster caprese salad and veal saltimbocca. Great food and our server did an excellent job! Well versed in the menu and wine list. Can’t wait to go again next time we are in we are visiting STL.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in STL

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Kaline
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Stuffy atmosphere. Waiter seemed bored having to deal with us.

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TLien
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The food was great and the staff are excellent.

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rock
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The Caprese salad special consisted of four 1/4 inch slices of small (2 inch in diameter) tomatoes. I was shocked when the check showed $14. The wait staff was only modestly attentive. We had to ask for drink refills and coffee was not offered. Not to mislead, the staff were friendly and welcoming.

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vipVizarts
St. Louis
58 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love their patio but during these crazy times it makes dining here all the better! The food is consistently great...highly recommend the liver if you like liver...the sauce that tops it is scrumptious! Everyone in our party loved what they got so if it sounds good to you, chances are really good it will be!!

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vipMOTHEATRE
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was perfect! The food was delicious and the service outstanding. I loved the sea bass and my son enjoyed the sweet sour liver. Thanks for making our little celebration seem special.

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vipBillB
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adam was our server and treated us and our guests with great care. Always a treat!

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JeffreyA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Went on a Friday night of a holiday weekend and they were simply not prepared to handle a busy night. Service was terrible, but overall, the food was very good. Would give this place a qualified recommendation to go at off peak times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best! Great food and service!

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NatalieH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Our waiter was well informed and kind! Even brought us candles for our birthdays :) Very safe, too. Everyone was wearing masks.

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AbigailE
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Ambiance and food were great. Service was overly involved and pushy at times. Felt uncomfortable and rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and Steve our waiter the “best”

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vipMichaelB
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great atmosphere, great service. One of our favorite places.

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our dining experience was made great by our excellent server (Kori). The calamari was excellent. The steak was good.
We had a nice experience and would come again.

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LindaB
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food and attentive service. I prefer not to be interrupted during a meal. When a server walks by, frequently, we have the opportunity to catch their eye if we need something. Otherwise, to be interrupted six times in two hours to ask, "How is everything tasting?" is not correct. We expect it to be great, which is why we are there. If it is not, we'll stop them as they walk by. This is a training issue. We understand it is well-intentioned. Thank you.

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CatherineE
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Napoli is always amazing-service, food and ambiance!!
Maggie was a wonderful waiter!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Charlie Bongner, the manager on site was great, and definitely an asset to the company

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vipnandines
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating a wonderful food!

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Bernie
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We celebrated our 31st anniversary today an selected Cafe Napoli as our dinner location. Everything was very nice and Angela did a very good job making us feel welcome. I look forward to visiting again in the future.

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vipninak
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience!! Food is perfect, service incredible and the ambiance could not be better!

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vipDeniciaD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service with the best waiters. The food comes out to temperature and is extremely delicious. We enjoy the flexibility of the menu to adjust for dietary restrictions and portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside- food and service excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
43 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most consistent restaurant in STL. Food, service, ambience and that family touch make a world of difference. Just when you think it’s the best experience, it just gets better. I feel like famiky here, and every dime matters to them. We are so lucky to have this restaurant group. Can’t wait to go back.

FAQs

Café Napoli does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Café Napoli also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 863-5731.

Café Napoli is rated 4.8 stars by 1661 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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