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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (44)
Good for a Date (40)
Special Occasion (40)
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Romantic (33)
Business Meals (31)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Cozy (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Authentic (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Fun (6)
Casual (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day was the occasion. Terrible service and food options. Not great opportunities to add different sides etc...

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

A+ outstanding food and service and atmosphere. Would highly recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding!!

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·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Early table allowed us a good location after being offered a passageway seat. Waiter was very attentive and sharp. A very nice Valentine meal. We will return.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

5 stars as usual.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

FANTASTIC .... atmosphere, staff, food, .... everything. Highly recommend.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I have eaten there several times every year for years. It is always outstanding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2018

A get to know you meeting with new staff. Great service great food. Very prompt and courteous.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our service and food was outstanding. Wait staff very attentive during special celebration. Owner stopped by to wish check on us and wish us Happy Birthday. One of the best restaurants in the city.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

3 couples went for Clayton Week. Choice of salad, entree, and dessert for $35. What a bargain, and a fabulous dinner! It was among the best sea bass I've ever had. Great portion size, and screaming hot, right out of the kitchen. Best bread pudding ever!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Cafe Napoli had the best menu for Clayton Restaurant week. There were wonderfully delicious options from which to choose.
Service was great, had a window seat, the food was exceptional. I will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Good Service and good selection of food.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Wonderful experience! From the second we walked in to the second we left was perfect. Service, food and ambiance couldn't be better. Outstanding wine list as well. It looked as if they have a large patio outside as well. Can't wait to return in the spring!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food and service is always good but it took a very long time to get our meal....too drawn out. We were ready to eat the table by the time the dinner arrived.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Stephen provided excellent service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·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 6, 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 December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 24, 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 24, 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 23, 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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