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Cafe Napoli

7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1810
+1 314-863-5731
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1810
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We visited Cafe Napoli while in the St. Louis area for a business meeting. We had a large group and the waitstaff did an outstanding job serving our group. The food and wine were excellent and the servers kept our glasses full and table cleared....More

Thank Moved2Texas
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Wonderful meal at this restaurant. Had dinner on a Monday evening. Stopped on a walk from our hotel and without reservations, a table outside was quickly set for us. (7:00 pm) The salad was delightful, which the staff split on to two plates before serving...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We had reserved a table for four people a day in advance, and found ourselves in the bar with two round cocktail tables pushed together. The waiter was great, but it took forever for the food to come out of the kitchen. I think it...More

Thank Rick J
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Excellent Arencini. The Rigatoni Cardinal with the shrimp is incredible. I could eat so much more of that. The penne vodka is also delicious! There's a great sophisticated atmosphere. Beautiful restaurant for a date or just have an upscale family night!

Thank anderson213
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Dined here as part of a large group and was very impressed by the service. Food was spot on and the atmosphere was wonderful.

Thank Barb F
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous Dinner on our anniversary- Chilean sea bass was perfectly prepared, and the "stack" appetizer was delicious (essentially a caprese salad with eggplant). The service was excellent and we were given a delicious dessert prepared at our table: vanilla ice cream, strawberries, and a liqueur...More

Thank LeslieBeld
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service, great patio! Steve was an amazing server, we didn't look for him once, he anticipated and executed:)

Thank Diana L
Reviewed 3 June 2017

After being shown the bum's rush by a pretentious café across the street called the Crossing, we punted and came up with Café Napoli. The place was hopping, service was terrific, good food, decent wine list, very accommodating service. We left a hundred bucks at...More

Thank Ignatius56
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We were told by Jake at Clayton Plaza to come here for our anniversary. Great recommendation! Our waiter was Steve, who was very helpful with choosing our meal & accommodating for my picky self. We both had veal chops that were magnificent. Steve threw in...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Nice location and very Nice Ambiance. We just went for late desert and drinks. Food looked smelled great earlier but it look like it was going to rain, which it did. So I'm glad we decided to skip the out side seating. Desert was really...More

Thank fred060901
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Response from anniebarry2016 | Reviewed this property |
Business casual!
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Response from afamily04 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure what hotel you are staying out to know if they provide any type of shuttle service. If you are staying at a hotel located in the immediate Clayton area you can walk to Cafe Napoli. If you are in a surrounding... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: +1 314-863-5731
When Tony Pietoso opened the original Cafe Napoli in the '80s, it quickly became a success. So Successful, in fact, that it moved to a bigger location at 7754 Forsyth Blvd. The restaurant continued to flourish with its generous portions of regional Italian specialties. Cafe Napoli has recently undergone a facelift and has added Bar Napoli next door. The swank cocktail lounge has soft lighting and a separate wine room that can accommodate 30 diners. The kitchen is headed by chef Jeff Davis, who has been with the restaurant for several years. Fortunato Pietoso, Tony's brother, has also returned to the kitchen. Tony makes rounds chatting with customers, many of whom appear to be on a first-name basis with him. The sons Ande and Kye split their time between the Bar and Cafe, as they are being groomed to take over the family business. Cafe Napoli is a must visit when in the St. Louis area. Some guests include Tony Bennett, Gloria Estefen, Joe Torre and Arnold Palmer to name a few.
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