Napoli 3

4.8
691 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Café Napoli is a family owned restaurant, established in 1989 by Tony and Kathy Pietoso. Quickly becoming a success, they moved the small basement restaurant to a larger location at the corner of Forsyth and Bemiston in the heart of Clayton. In 2003, sons Ande and Kye expanded their family restaurant by adding Bar Napoli, a swank cocktail lounge. A few years later, Napoli Reserve was added onto Bar Napoli allowing for private event space and an additional bar and lounge for the weekends. After years of a flourishing business, Kathy and Tony decided to take their ventures West to Town and Country where they opened their second location, Napoli2, managed by Ande. Kye has taken the reigns from his father and is now the front man for the 8,000 square foot establishment in Clayton. Café Napoli and Bar Napoli have recently undergone a face lift inside and out. Inside the kitchen, Executive Chef from Napoli2 Jon Berger was recently added to the team, bringing fresh ideas and innovation to the regional Italian specialties.
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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

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JeffB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff

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writerauthorphotographer1
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent my birthday dinner at Napoli 3. It did not disappoint. The seabass was savory. I even tried my husband's Robert and it was phenomenal.

The service by Chris was above incredible. Atmosphere was lovely. Dessert divine.

SD
vipScottD
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is interesting and excellent. Brunch is outstanding - best eggs benedict you'll find anywhere.

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vipWineEE
St. Louis
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica is the best server ever. The food is amazing you will be so happy to have been here.

JQ
JavierQ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was a great food and amazing service. Great job guys. I recommend this place to everyone that love Italian food style.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Over priced

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ToylondaP
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We arrived for our 1pm reservation at 12:55, and the restaurant was just opening, I'm assuming. I don't even know where to start. When we first entered, we were seated quickly. We were a party of 8, that was celebrating a birthday. We were welcomed by our server, she took drink orders, which seemed to take forever to fulfill. I didn't understand why because we were one of the first to be in this restaurant. So I would think our orders for drinks would have come out a lot sooner. It took sometime for our server to come back to us as I do understand that staffing everywhere is short handed but come on now we should have never waited so long for simple drinks off their menu. We waited for another while to get our orders placed for appetizer and entrees, and all and all it wasn't a great first time impression for me at this restaurant, especially, when your reservation is set for 1 and you're literally not walking out the door until 4 pm after waiting for your food, drink order and a check. I've been to their other locations and have had phenomenal experiences. This was a disappointing visit to this establishment. I'm giving it a 3/5 because although it took forever to get our food, the cuisine was very good. Hats off to the chefs in the back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Everything about it. Very pleasant experience.

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SueS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived about 15 minutes early. We were seated immediately. Annie was our server and just provided amazing service. Timing on everything was on point. We will return and if Annie is working we will request to be seated in her section. Excellent dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service.

JS
vipJSpezz
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How did I not know this place has been here for over a year? High quality food, great service in a more casual comfortable setting. I am most definitely coming back soon.

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ScottW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location, varied menu well prepared, aesthetically pleasing presentation and attentive waiters. Beer menu a bit limited.

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StevenL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner strip steak cooked to perfection wife loves the Bolognese great drinks . Server did a fantastic job . Kye , jon and the staff know how to do it right thanks to everyone for a spectacular dinner

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vipBighuey22
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service.

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GeoffK
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is alway great and everything is fresh. Service was a tad slow for how busy it was but I can't complain with the current world atmosphere.

JD
JimD
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Ryan was great.
Chicken parmigiana was delish.
Enjoyed the music and atmosphere.
We were celebrating a birthday and
enjoyed a dessert. The entire
experience was wonderful.
Thank you

DI
vipDISAAPOINTED
St. Louis
50 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet was fantastic but the potatoes it came with it were dry and boring. The other three meals were fantastic too! Service was perfect and friendly!!! We will be back!

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vipAllergyAwareAmy
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An all-around excellent dinner! Food was fantastic (one of the best filets I've ever had) and the chicken parmesan is unrivaled! Our waiter was also very good - friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

JM
JohnM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great service as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the ambiance, our server Harold was top notch, food is consistently good. My only complaint is we were seated in room that I believe is used for outdoor dining in summer. Its a little chilly and the decor is not as nice as main dining area or bar.

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vipBlazinBob
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hate to do this to myself, but this place is a gem. It's a great classy joint, with excellent service from the getgo at checkin with the host(ess) to our server who was great. And the hits kept on coming after that, the food was excellent, wine selection excellent, cocktails excellent. Just a great overall experience, I also like that it's a classy place but not stuffy, dress is casual as expected these days. But you also pay for this excellence as I would put it on the higher end, but not overpriced by any stretch. Enjoy and many thanks to the staff at N3 was a great dinner for the wife and me.

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BettyS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always had the most energetic courtesy and best experience every time a have dinner there. The ambiance is so inviting. Thank you for the best service ever.

JR
JamesR
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Service was very poor. …. Drinks were good. The porter that was pouring water kept my glass full. The server don’t remember his name was very bad for us. Did we look like we crawled out of the garbage? Or what? He kept pulling everything off our table why I couldn’t even finish my calamari. When I asked him what they had for dessert he said two items then he left to serve another table because the food runner was delivering to that table. Overall not a good server. I’m not impressed with the restaurant!! But the host was great very energetic!

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FoodAdventurer
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch. Appreciated being able to have a cacio e pepe sauce on gnocchi. Delicious. Disappointed in Prosecco (bitter aftertaste) but enjoyed Chandon Rose. Hope to dine at another Napoli in evening one day soon.

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vipCharleyandLiz
St. Louis
240 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon, our server, was like the food — fabulous!!

We have been here multiple times, and are never disappointed. The Oysters, bread, seafood pasta, Milanese Panini, and Saint Louis Salad are to die for! Go to this restaurant! You will never be disappointed! Italy would be proud!

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SDJII
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Service was adequate. Price was good. Don’t understand the need to seat patrons near the door to the kitchen when there were only 3 other customers in the restaurant.
This is a nicer place. Even though it was for lunch I would’ve expected that the wait staff would’ve seated us in the best possible seat for our experience rather than for their convenience. I asked and was seated elsewhere though it seemed that the staff were not pleased by my request.

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DarylR
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, nice place, good food and service. Will go back!

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JimmyG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply fantastic. My entree was more of an event than merely a main course. Our waiter was a pro. First time here, can't wait to go back. Bring your wallet though!

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SheLooksHungry
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine are absolutely amazing! They use enough garlic and don't mind when you special order. Napoli3 is relaxed fine dining at its best.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and even better food !!

JG
JanetG
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wagyu steak made everyone say YUM! Great finish to a terrible year. Everyone at the table had the best experience. The shrimp cocktail was big servings and great to share. One of the best New Years Eve dinners

CJ
CindyJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service great as always! This is my daughter’s favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is cozy and nice.
We sat at the bar waiting for our table since we was early. Bartender was great, I was not sure what drink I wanted and he made me a Pumpkin Spiced Russian, it was awesome.
Our waiter was great very knowledgeable. The food amazing. The shrimp cocktail were huge. The veal chop my hubby said was mouthwatering. The ricotta gnocchi was great.
Would recommend this place for sure. You pay for quality here and it was worth it.

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vipWhitneyS
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The bread and salads were great. Our appetizer (Lobster Cocktail) was amazing. My filet mignonette was extremely over cooked. I ordered rare and it came out medium in the middle and medium-well on then ends. It was so busy that I didn’t feel like I should complain about it. The mashed potatoes were very bland and my husband’s broccoli was undercooked. His chicken parm was very good. Overall it was Ok, but the entrees were definitely sub par.

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StaceyS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the food. Excellent gluten free options.

KS
KurtS
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Holidays with our daughter!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good restaurant! Love the location in Clayton and this was very comparable but more casual.

LG
LarryG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner with another couple. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals, drinks, and wine. Brandon was very attentive and did a wonderful job. Also appreciate a visit from the manager, checking on our experience.

MT
MichelleT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

ordered 3 main-course items (beet salad gets a B grade, gnocchi got a C+ grade, lasagna was a C and too cheesy) plus 1 appetizer (toasted ravioli gets a C- grade). We got the ravioli within 10 minutes but it took an 1 hour from sit down to get the 3 entrees which is an F grade. Toasted ravioli was 8 pieces for $11 with below average flavor that was nondescript mostly flavorless meat with soft-crispy exterior. Disappointing to the point of not finishing eating appetizer and would not order again. Beet salad was fine. Gnocchi was ok but not good enough to wrap left overs. Same with lasagna. This dinner might have been rescued if we had descent or good service. Smiles seemed forced or non existent. Next table spilled a whole iced drink and our server walked by it and kicked the majority back under their table and left the rest for patrons, bussers and water girls to walk on. Weird. Our server only smiled when she dropped off the check. The best part of the meal was the water person who came by at least 4 times for refills. Waste of $87 for 2 appetizers and 2 entrees.

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Napoli 3 is rated 4.8 stars by 691 OpenTable diners.

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