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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.


7754 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Bemiston Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 863-5731

Website:
http://www.cafenapoli.com/

Entertainment:
Music on Friday and Saturday nights in Bar Napoli.

Catering:
Cafe Napoli offers catering options for large groups. Please call or email for more information.

Parking Details:
DINNER-
$6 Valet provided by Clayton Valet

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

Executive Chef:
Chip Bates

Additional:
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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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.

Café Napoli Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Special Occasion (34)
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Good for Birthdays (28)
Romantic (28)
Business Meals (25)
Notable Wine List (23)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Authentic (10)
People Watching (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Cozy (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Fun (6)
Casual (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

As usual the service was excellent. Nicholas did a great job. Everyone loved the meals, the veal chop in particular

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Price of entree day special sea bass excessive at $45. Quality of pasta and dessert mediocre.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

An overall excellent experience, no cheap but not crazy expensive either. The service was really what made it a great night. The staff was attentive without being intrusive. Food was very good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent service, tasty food and wine and overall a great experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Never disappointed. Food is just great. And the service is the best!

Tags: Authentic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent wait staff and valet service, great food and ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was really great. Nice atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any of my friends.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Exceptional service and delicious pasta entrees on Christmas Eve. Wonderful experience.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was an 8 pm Xmas Eve reservation. They were very busy but we were seated within 5 minutes of arrival at 7:50. Excellent calamari fritto appetizer. The Caesar salad was ok, but nothing special: bigger, tastier croutons would have helped—the croutons served reminded me of pieces of a stuffing mix—hard and dry. The Christmas specials on the menu sonded good. I especially enjoyed the scallops and linguini special. My partner liked the veal chop. The waiter was courteous, although he forgot an iced tea until midmeal. Service was a little slow, but they were quite busy. All in all, a good Xmas Eve meal and I expect we’ll go back next year sometime.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was a very busy night.....we had a 7:30 reservation but when we arrived we had to wait 30 minutes for our table.
Our server was great, food was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always a good option for business lunch or dinner. Great atmosphere and the service and food are excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Birthday dinner for myself and my daughter. The food and service were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was a busy night and had a table close to the bar. Noise level and crowd around the table was uncomfortable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Service, food and ambiance was spot on! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Attended a business holiday dinner. I took advantage of the valet parking. The space is beautiful and the wine and food were fantastic. Service was also very good with informed and knowledgeable staff. Just an over all lovely spot.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and awesome service. Extensive wine list as well as all other cocktails l. Great cognac selections. Only complaint is we went out for my wife's birthday and where seated in the bar dining area. It was very loud. Other than that it was great. We will return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always enjoy seeing Tony. Our waiter,Paul, was the best. And, as usual, the food was outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Lovely evening with outstanding food and exceptional service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service! I enjoyed the Vesl Picatta with the bread pudding for dessert. Other members of my party enjoyed steaks, scallops, chicken picatta. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal...and dessert!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 7, 2017

First time visit to this restaurant, based on OpenTable Rewards options and diner ratings. Overall, great food and service but you better come dressed up for dinner or you'll feel out of place.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Too noisy for a business meal and not enough bar space for client arrival. Would never have another business meal at this restaurant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable, and professional. The food was horrible! The pasta and shrimp was chewy. The shrimp also consisted of 2 very large pieces - not at all what I expected. The presentation was not very appetizing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was good, but felt like we were being rushed through our meal. We were told there was a group coming in after us, and we were clearly be encouraged to hurry through our meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Overall good food, although we’ve had better steaks for less money. Our waiter was very good but I wish the water service would leave us alone. I don’t need my water refilled after every sip. Only complaint would be the $10 charge for requesting your scotch neat. We’ve ordered scotch neat from several 5 star restaurants and that was a first.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food, great waiter and bus staff. Fun bar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had reservations which is probably a requirement on a Saturday evening. We were seated in the bar area, I’m not sure why. Our reservations were for 5:45 and we were early so it was quiet at first. By the time we were eating our entree we could hardly hear each other. The bar was crowded and there were several loud, excitable people there.
The food was perfectly cooked and the service was very good. Desserts and coffee were good also. We both ordered specials and knew the prices. There are much cheaper items in the menu that looked good also. So even though it wasn’t a surprise for $100pp I hoped for something closer to exceptional.
We would go back again but probably be a little less extravagant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Café Napoli never disappoints. Me and my boyfriend have gone several times to celebrate special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. The food is always fantastic and the service is always prompt and attentive. We love the calamari. It’s to the point we don’t go anywhere else if we are in the mood for something a little more upscale.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The restaurant was clean, had excellent services, great food and great ambiance.

Tags: Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We find such great service to be the best with Gerome andthefood to above the normal service and the also thanks for your care, Myron Grodsky and we will see you soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Been going to Napoli for 25 + years. Napoli seems to get better and better each time. Definitely is becoming a STL classic!

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was fantastic. Our server was awesome. The only issue we had was deciding which of the specials to order, they all looked incredible.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. The calamari was some of the best we have ever had. The grouper was delicious! We had outstanding service too.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Tony and his team always do a great job. Fun, good food, great gathering place.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Was in town for a few days and had several business dinners throughout the week. Lots of good restaurants in Clayton but this one stuck out the most. Service, food, attention to detail was absolutely spot on. See you in a few weeks Napoli and job well done!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

It was my second time dining here from a couple years ago. Decor was updated and fresh, elegant and sophisticated. It's nice to see the owners take care in their establishment! Food was outstanding, as well as service. Our sever was attentive but not annoying, engaged at just the right times. Went to Bar Napoli afterward which was great (don't skip the Espresso Martini)! Napoli is now one of my favorite go-to places! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always my go to in Clayton for Italian. Good food and service with an impressive wine list.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a drink in the bar while we waited for our table. Service in the bar was slow and inattentive. Service in the restaurant was good, but the food was not. Salads were basic and tended to be soggy, as if they had them dressed a long time before being served.Prawns in a pasta dish were so over cooked they almost couldn’t be cut, and there were fibrous chunks of inedible artichoke hearts or hearts of palm in one salad. We let our server know, and he was responsive and made a small adjustment to the bill. The ciopionno was thick and dark, more like a gumbo, and had few distinguishable bits of seafood, it felt more like the place the leftover bits of fish went. Overall the cooking was uninspired and we wouldn’t recommend it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall great experience but I think the time from seating to menu presentation was too long. While I understand that was intentional I just prefer the menu when the waiter first arrives.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

my husband was not thrilled with the veal saltimboca, and i was disappointed that they did not have the wine i requested.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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