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Café Napoli

4.6
1240 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.


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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(314) 863-5731
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chip Bates
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Catering
Cafe Napoli offers catering options for large groups. Please call or email for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bemiston Ave.
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DINNER-
$6 Valet provided by Clayton Valet

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

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Entertainment
Music on Friday and Saturday nights in Bar Napoli.
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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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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

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.

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What 1240 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The waiter and staff were very busy working.
The waiter could not have been nicer and very accommodating.
Frankie was very knowledge about the menu and the dishes that were featured that evening.
The only thing that was a little disappointing was that we were at the table for 60 minutes before we got anything to eat besides the bread. We did not order alcohol or appetizers which may have been the reason for the lapse in time. After we received the soup, our dinners were brought timely and again Frankie was very good to us. He comp us with a dessert which was yummie and very thoughtful. We do not get the opportunity to dine out very often and in the end the evening was good.
Thank you,

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We really had a great time and the food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The meal was superb as was the service. If you want a great Italian meal it’s a must!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The food is excellent and the atmosphere is fantastic.
Good food and good drinks.
The service is outstanding.
The outside seating is great in Spring and Summer!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The wait staff was very attentive. The lunch portions were a nice size albeit a little pricey. The lunch menu is quite limited. I would like to have seen more variety. Water and ice tea glasses are rather small - but I guess that forces the staff to visit your table more often. Overall good meal with a semi-private room to meet with clients.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our food was absolutely delicious -- we had the seabass and a steak. The combination of spieces and sauces complemented the food perfectly. I usually don't like sauces, but these were not too heavy and they enhanced rather than overrode the flavor of the entree. The recommended appetizer sampler was fabulous. It was our son's birthday and this was just the sort of meal that made it really special. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food and wine. Only issue was that we waited 40 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. Host was very apologetic and compensated us free drinks while we waited and dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My wife wanted Italian, I wanted a steak. My wife won. I was pleasantly surprised though that this restaurant not only offered Italian food but also Prime cuts of beef! We were both happy! There are a lot of local steakhouses that don’t sell Prime beef due to the cost. Let me tell you, it’s worth every penny! The Bone-in-filet was superb, and so was my side of pasta :)
My wife loved her pasta that was a spicy pink sauce with scallops and shrimp. Service was spot on. Great experience all around, thank you !!

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was decent and while the ambiance was on the noisy side and the TV hanging in the background was something I never get accustomed to in restaurants, this would not have been enough to justify a "not recommended" rating.

The primary reason for the rating was what I felt was a complete lack of honesty on the part of the restaurant. Specifically, when introducing the menu our waiter went through the usual list of specials. They sounded appetizing, and although he did not quote prices we assumed they would be around or slightly above most of the main dishes on the menu, i.e., in the $30 to $35 range (the specials we ordered were the "Bone in Filet" and a "Veal Chop Vino Rosso"). However, to our surprise when the bill came in, the "Bone in Filets" were $60 a piece and the "Veal Chop Vino Rosso" was $45. These are pretty steep, NY level prices, and not something I would expect to see in St. Louis, at least not without a warning to your customers.

I will never set foot in this restaurant again, and have advised everyone in our company not to patronize it. They will not get reimbursed if they do. I recommend you stay away as well.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our first visit and there will definitely be a second.

WE had reservations for 5:30 and arrived at 5:15 not realizing they did not open until 5:30 but we were greeted politely and seated anyway.

Server was Paul who was splendid in all regards. All his recommendations, when asked, worked out well. He was so polite and friendly I was tempted to ask him to join us. He paced the entire meal to perfection, from cocktails through to dessert.

The food could hardly have been better. I ordered one of the specials and my wife had an item on the menu. Both were cooked as ordered, nice presentation and proportions.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Previous visit several weeks ago prompted us to reserve to celebrate our anniversary. Unfortunately, this evening was significantly less satisfying than the prior. My husband"s scallops were unevenly cooked, some being quite raw, and the pasta a glop on the plate because it was not hot. Luckily when further cooked and served hot the left overs were significantly better than the original serving. My dinner was very good. Had we not been the guests of someone else, we would have made an issue of these things at the time. Not the usual experience for Cafe Napoli!!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

First class and excellent food and service. Very nice menu. It is pretty dark in there is my only drawback.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

One of my favorites in the Clayton area. Great atmosphere and very consistent, good food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The standard menu is interesting and extensive enough (and affordable for fine dining) to please a discerning diner. The daily specials elevated the menu to a whole new level with the freshest and finest fish, beef and pork options. Everything was prepared perfectly!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Jp was great! Very swanky vibe

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

What a great restaurant. Everything was perfect, from drinks at the bar through desert. Attentive service, excellent food and drink. Definitely will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always great-
Consistent food

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This has to be one of the best restaurants in St. Louis and certainly one of the top placed that I have taken to have a meal at. This is my second time at the restaurant and the food is outstanding. Highly recommend finding this place and stopping in on your next visit to the area.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

A perfect gem of a restaurant in St. Louis! Appropriate for a business dinner , but if I lived in St.Louis, I would probably frequent the restaurant on any given night.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Lovely meal. Pasta was delicious as was my husbands filet. Very attentive waiter and even a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. Perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The food and service was amazing, as expected. This was a business meeting and while I had made a reservation, we were seated in the bar. The noise level made it difficult to conduct business.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Birthday dinner. Food was good and service was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great food and service, but a little noisy given how close the tables are to each other.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We may have had an off night, but our service was challenged and the food was so/ so. Our server was not particularly observant and while the gesture was lovely to comp us a dessert after the Maitre D literally asked us to move our table for 6 to make more room for another table.. (and the boozy sabayon was delicious)... one person had already expressed egg and cream allergies and one over person was a recovering alcoholic. Not the best last impression.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great atmosphere, even better service. The food was okay nothing great for the price.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great food and great service! A nice place to gather and celebrate with friends.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I hadn’t ever been here before, and wanted a nice dinner for my birthday. Everything was exceptional, from the service to the food.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was wonderful, especially the Shrimp Parmesan.
Weird thing, the tile floor was greasy, Nike’s very slippery, but I would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had the best experience at Cafe Napoli! I planned ahead of time with Gale the events coordinator and they made our dinner experience very special for my mom's 60th birthday. Truly a dinner we will never forget. Each and every staff member was super helpful and incredibly nice, and the food is absolutely wonderful. Not to mention the fantastic wine list! This is all around my favorite restaurant in all of St. Louis. I recommend it at the highest level!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Our service was amazing, Charles did a fantastic job!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We had a great time at Cafe Napoli. In traveling a lot I have had to the chance to visit many restaurants and this was by far one of my favorite experiences. Service was exceptional and everything we ordered was delicious. The staff was very knowledgeable and the management staff and owners took the time to come to the table thanking us for coming in, which added a special touch. We will definitely be back next time we are in town.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Never a bad meal and the service is top notch. Real deal Italian food.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Start to finish was absolutely perfect!! Highly suggest the strip steak as it was the best I've ever had !

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing experience. Perfection to say the least. From the greeting upon arrival, they couldn't have been more smooth and well organized. Everybody on point, polite, professional, friendly, and attentive without being overbearing. Great suggestions and guidance from staff took us through an ultra-enjoyable evening and I haven't even mentioned the food. Perfectly flavored and prepared. I could go on and on. Will be back as soon as we can...... and can't wait to.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We were greeted by the hostess and taken to our table right away. The food was outstanding and the service, even better. We felt as though we were royalty as the only thing we had to do was pick out our food and eat! Everything else was taken care of: wine was poured for us, napkins refolded, and chairs pulled out. What an experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Had dinner in the restaurant, again. DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Then took my gal next door to the bar, which, by the way, is awesome. Am I the only one in St. Louis that has never been to that side? We should’ve just had dinner over there. The staff was also attentive but didn’t annoy us, then a Dj set up and the evening turned into night-club feel. Very impressed, can’t wait to go back this weekend!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Frankie is a fantastic waiter. We each ordered a different special they sounded so good. We were pleased that they tasted even better than his description! Excellent meal!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great service, great food, great drinks. Seabass was delicious

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My wife and I ate at Cafe Napoli to celebrate valentines day but we did it the following Saturday as that day worked out better for schedules. The entire experience starts by the way they greet you as you enter. We had reservations and I would strongly suggest them for a weekend dinner. We were promptly taken to our table and from there the service took over. Prompt attention by all the staff but never too much. I got the veal chop which was exceptional and my wife got the scallops which were also very good, not my cup of tea but she likes them. A meal at Cafe Napoli is an event so plan for 90 minutes to 2 hours as you don't want to rush it. You don't even know it takes that long and when its over and you are leaving you think damn we are coming back here again. This was a wonderful experience...

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Very attentive service and customer oriented, thye take pride in service and quality. One of my favorite resraurants.

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