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About Café Napoli
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.
Clayton, MO 63105
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
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Music on Friday and Saturday nights in Bar Napoli.
Cafe Napoli offers catering options for large groups. Please call or email for more information.
$6 Valet provided by Clayton Valet
Metered parking and public lots; download the Parking Passport App
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
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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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.
Café Napoli Ratings and Reviews
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...
Great dinner and service during dinner. We arrived about and went to the bar 90 minutes before our reservation with no expectation to be seated early. However, as we were finishing our first drink at the bar, we were advised that a table had opened and we could be seated. Melvin was our server and he knew his stuff. I always enjoy ordering from the entree display they present. I ordered the veal chop and my friend got the sea bass. Both of us were extremely pleased with our choices. Dinner was served in a timely manner though we were very surprised as we were leaving to see that we had been seated at our table for two hours. Very pleasant evening!
As always the staff and food and wine suggestions were outstanding. We were seated in the bar area and it was a festive weekend, Mardi Gras and there were a few who were energetic at the bar. I should have requested before we sat to be in the main dining area. I will remember that next time. Otherwise it was another great meal experience.
The cioppino was very good, also the grilled grouper was prepared well. The risotto was excellent! Our server provide a good balance of being attentive without rushing us in any way.
The selection of wines available by the glass was good, but seemed a little pricey.
Overall a very good experience.
Everything must be prefaced by saying this is a high end dining place.
Expect to pay $60-70 for one of the "daily special" steaks.
Strip steak was good but was overcooked. Waitor disagreed.
After a beer and glass of wine with dinner, bill was $150 for 2.
My boss is German, and tipping rules in Germany are a little different. I will admit that he probably tipped on the light side of what is "normal". But our waiter came out and asked if we were upset about something with the service and then challenged my boss on the tip and asked him if he wanted to change it. I thought this was INCREDIBLY rude. Even before that, service was fair at best. Took FOREVER to get a glass of wine with dinner.
Also, waiter did not write down our orders and then came back out 15 minutes after ordered to ask what we ordered.
I won't be back to this place.
Our server waited to bring the menus til after he had brought the board with all of the raw meat and seafood on it to showcase their special cuts. We were not at all interested at that point since we had not even had a chance to look at the menu first. We sat for a long time between ordering cocktails and receiving menus. The food was good but the raw meat board was not at all appealing to us since we had a few vegetarians in our party. Seems like an outdated practice anyway now that steakhouses are popular across the country and it's not so difficult for restaurants to get special cuts.
We had in the past had only wonderful meals here so I chose to go for my birthday and was disappointed. When I made the reservation I noted it was a birthday and we were first seated in the noisy bar. After a short wait we were shown to a table in the main dining area. I had a wedge salad that used lettuce on the bitter side and the cheese crumbles were not as flavorful as I had hoped for in my salad. The fettuccine with salcissia was so over spiced it was almost inedible. The tartuffo dessert was delicious as we had hoped the rest of our meal.
We've been many times over the years, but it had been a while since we were last there. We went for Restaurant week, and in previous years at various restaurants you get a limited menu of smaller servings, sometimes items that just don't reflect the quality of the restaurant. That was not the case here. While the servings were perhaps smaller, they were more than adequate. The men in our group were plenty satisfied with the quantity. The arancini were delicious; the salads were fairly mundane. The sea bass entree was the best thing that evening--moist, perfectly cooked. The steak was ordered medium rare and came VERY rare. The were immediately attentive and took it back to cook it correctly. Service from all was very good. Desserts were varied and delicious as well. We will definitely return--have never had a bad meal there and service is usually top drawer.
Visited the restaurant for dinner during Clayton Restaurant with my boyfriend and another couple. The food was wonderful, the server was very knowledgeable and attentive, along with other staff who checked on us as well. Overall, it was a great dining experience and would absolutely recommend to others and return. Thank you for a great experience!
The salad was good, can’t remember which one I got though. Got the sea bass for my main dish...slightly over cooked, and not seasoned very well, but I was very hungry, so I ate it anyway. My date got the veal...that was delicious! The service was good, but I got overcharged for the bottle of wine by $25! The amaretto ice cream was delicious, but the chocolate shell was very waxy.
Made a reservation, and we got a table in the bar. It was a little loud to conduct business. We ordered from the Clayton Restuarant Week menu, and it was a great value. But I did feel like the bread pudding was pre cut and sat for a while. It was cold. :( My steak was cooked perfectly, and the service was outstanding.
We met friends for dinner, our first time dining here for dinner. Our service was unbelievable!
We all raved over the quality of our dinner, Salmon over spinach, Chicken Parmesan, Sea Bass and Ribeye. Gary said it was the best steak he has ever had!! Our wine was perfect. Could not have asked for a better dinner choice. We will be back!!
Average service for New Years Eve 2017. I had the Liver Napoli and it was somewhat soggy inside the crust. Annie Gunn's makes the optimum liver. The server , Scott was average, and the menu selections are starting to get a bit stale over the last year or so. The other thing is we were seated in the bar area along with 3 other tables and they did not have the sense to turn off the football game. When you spend $150 for dinner you dont want to have an NFL game ruin the ambiance of your evening. Cafe Napoli is running the risk of turning into another Olive Garden if they don't start picking up the slack so to speak. I would rather spend my dining dollars at an Olive and Oak in Webster Groves or stay in Chesterfield and patronize Annie Gunns given they have their routine down to a science and the food is never disappointing.
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