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Café Napoli, Clayton, MO
Café Napoli, Clayton, MO
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Café Napoli, Clayton, MO
Café Napoli, Clayton, MO

Café Napoli

4.8
4.8
2146 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 45 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Unspecified
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 863-5731
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jon Berger
  • Catering
    Cafe Napoli offers catering options for large groups. Please call or email for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Kelly O'Leary, Event Coordinator: (888) 653-0766
  • Neighbourhood
    Clayton
  • Cross Street
    Bemiston Ave.
  • Parking Details
    DINNER- $8 Valet provided by Clayton Valet
  • Entertainment
    Music on Friday and Saturday nights in Bar Napoli.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Best Overall

  • St. Louis

    Best Service

  • St. Louis

    Good for business meals

  • St. Louis

    Romantic

  • St. Louis

    Italian

  • Midtown

    Best Overall

  • Midtown

    Best Food

  • Midtown

    Best Service

  • Midtown

    Best Ambience

  • Midtown

    Best Value

  • Midtown

    Good for business meals

  • Midtown

    Hot spot

  • Midtown

    Great for fine wines

  • Midtown

    Romantic

  • Midtown

    Good for special occasions

  • Midtown

    Most Booked

2,149 Reviews
  1. WINGK

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening with family to celebrate birthday. I have been coming here everyone once in a while since 1983. We live in Wildwood so it is a bit of a trek but very worthwhile. Sitting outside is the best!
    Café NapoliResponded 1 day ago
    Thanks for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon!

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  2. BigAl

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is excellent as always! One of our favorites!
    Café NapoliResponded 1 day ago
    Thanks for the review, please join us again soon!

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  3. Chowhound

    St. Louis

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat to dine at Cafe Napoli. Have been regulars for 30-plus years. Outstanding food, service and ambience. We’ve had just about everything on and off the menu over the years and always loved the food.
    Café NapoliResponded 1 day ago
    Thanks for dining with us, please come again soon!

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  4. Merthefoodie

    St. Louis

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal and service. The BEST Italian restaurant in St Louis.
    Café NapoliResponded on April 6, 2024
    Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon!

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  5. JohnS

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Napoli, as always, was an amazing dining experience. The service is impeccable, the food is the best in town, and the team is so much fun to spend an evening with. Special thanks to the owner for showing us such a fantastic time!
    Café NapoliResponded on April 6, 2024
    We're glad you had a terrific experience at Cafe Napoli, and we hope to see you again soon!

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  6. Heinous

    Dallas

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best. Have tried others even on the hill but keep coming back…don’t need to search for another spot!
    Café NapoliResponded on April 6, 2024
    We're so glad your experiences at Cafe Napoli have met your expectations! Please join us again soon.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been going to Napoli since it first opened at the original location in the downstairs area of an old office building that has since been tore down.. It has always had great Italian food but sometimes it disappointed—like any place you go to they have good & bad days. However, last night it was the best on all fronts. Great waiter, great food and great service all the way around & we had it all—oysters to sea bass, pasta & lamb—all were outstanding! Couldn’t have asked for a better night with family from out of town. Thank you!
    Café NapoliResponded on March 30, 2024
    Thank you! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

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  8. JohnM1

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love liver and onions, and Cafe Napoli’s version is about as good as it gets. It was also a lovely evening, so we ate outside.
    Café NapoliResponded on March 30, 2024
    Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

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  9. nicholas

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good food good service very nice almost romantic feel
    Café NapoliResponded on March 30, 2024
    We're so glad you chose Cafe Napoli for such a special occasion! We hope to see you again soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Best waiter ever! Thank you for your great service with us.
    Café NapoliResponded on March 25, 2024
    Thank you for the kind review, we hope to see you again soon.

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  11. namenick

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Been here several times, it’s always the same. Pretentious servers offering uninspired food.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most amazing hospitality from start to finish and every bite was delicious.
    Café NapoliResponded on March 23, 2024
    Thank you for your positive feedback and hope you join us again soon.

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  13. StacyW

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, exceptional service! What a wonderful place to celebrate birthdays!! My gluten intolerance was accommodated with ease.
    Café NapoliResponded on March 23, 2024
    Thank you for your review, happy birthday, and we hope to see you again soon!

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  14. Sles

    St. Louis

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Teddy was an excellent waiter. The food was very good. It’s always a little bit noisy but we enjoy coming to Cafe Napoli
    Café NapoliResponded on March 23, 2024
    Thank you for recognizing Teddy, we'll be sure to share your experience with him. We hope to see you again soon!

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  15. ChristopherD

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Birthday celebration with friends. Excellent service provided by Bradley. Food exceptional

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  16. Seaana

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, service with attention to detail was excellent. Although the food quality declined, we enjoy coming here and will return for another meal.

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  17. Skip

    St. Louis

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and table service excellent. Our server Paul paced our meal perfectly. Best Halibut I ever had!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My brother and I took our father here for his birthday. We had a great big table with window views. Service was great. Food is phenomenal. I will continue to pick Napoli for special occasions

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  19. Luvtoeat

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff courteous and friendly. Food was luscious. Wonderful experience

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  20. jenn

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sea bass dish best I’ve ever had . The family style lobster risotto is a must.

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  21. Nashfoodie

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an amazing experience! Great atmosphere and superb service. Our drinks and water glasses never went empty. I love this place so much. And the food was outstanding. Everything we ordered was delicious. We will be back again and again!!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is a lot of good reasons that this place is so popular.

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  23. AlexisW

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my family here as they are new in town and we had a great experience. Great food, atmosphere and service!

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  24. WilliamS

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent service I will continue to come back

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  25. StevenY

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The misses and I had a great Valentine’s Day dinner, followed by a walk around downtown Clayton, and it all started with a great experience at Café Napoli.

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  26. SusanR

    Memphis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommend for special occasions, romantic dinners. Caprese with Burrata was wonderful. Great cocktail and wine selections along with a nice option of entrees. The service was exceptional! Paul was very attentive. Expensive and not an every day dining place but will definitely return for a special occasion

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  27. MartinJ

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attention was impecable. People were super nice and constantly refilling our waters and attending our needs. Food is excellent and ambience is quiet and comfortable

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a great experience but to my own fault forgot that I had been here before with the same results. Food was bland, menu was not good, you get the picture.

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  29. EricB

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I usually enjoy eating at Cafe Napoli about once a week. The food is outstanding and the service is superb. They really have a tendency to make you feel like family. I would highly recommend. EKB

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  30. LBOz

    St. Louis

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite places to dine. The shrimp cocktail is our favorite starter, followed by one of their many amazing salads- Wedge, Stack, etc…Seabass was outstanding, as well as the Chicken Piccata. Excellent service by Derek is always an A++. Highly recommend!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The table where we were seated was clearly an afterthought and way to squeeze in one more table. I was dining with a friend and we were seated at what I would describe as a “sweetheart” table. It was very small and in the line of traffic. The owners and wait staff are aware as they describe as “best seat in the house.” What a joke. The food was great as always. Noise level high. I prefer the ambiance at Napoli 2. The waiter also kept referring to us as “Dear.” Seemed very inappropriate way to refer to diners. Won’t be back!

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  32. LatriciaC

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience was a little too dark but great service and great food.

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  33. AlexP

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian restaurant in St. Louis. Family owned and operated. They take care of their customers. I have been going for 20+ years.

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  34. Annie

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is always great here! You cannot go wrong and generally the portions are quite large. If you wish to have a quiet dinner, or business dinner with important conversation, then ask to be seated in the inner room which usually has two tables and is mostly soundproof. Maybe a table in the back corner would be okay as well. Unfortunately, where we were seated was so loud that conversation was difficult, on a Thursday evening.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All appetizers were served perfectly. Entrees did not disappoint. Wine was spectacular as was the bar service.

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  36. Likewine

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food in Clayton. Outstanding customer service. Extremely friendly atmosphere.

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  37. Miki41800

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service. Good appetizers. Good wine selection. Three of us enjoyed our entree, one of us thought their entree was just okay.

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  38. MMMM

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, exceptional service. Always the best!!!

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  39. KhanhB

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was amazing! We had the truffle fries and "stack" for apps/highly recommend. We went to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday and our server Sarah made it a great Dining experience. All the staff there were very friendly and made us feel like important guests. Highly recommend and can't wait to return!

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  40. PatrickW

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing atmosphere. Everything was delicious and the servers were extremely attentive. The owner was incredibly kind and made our evening truly special.

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FAQs

Café Napoli offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 863-5731.

Café Napoli is rated 4.8 stars by 2146 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 45 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Café Napoli

7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bemiston Ave.
  • Neighbourhood
    Clayton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    DINNER- $8 Valet provided by Clayton Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jon Berger
  • Entertainment
    Music on Friday and Saturday nights in Bar Napoli.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (314) 863-5731
  • Catering
    Cafe Napoli offers catering options for large groups. Please call or email for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Kelly O'Leary, Event Coordinator: (888) 653-0766
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