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Cafe Napoli

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7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1810 (Bemiston)
+1 314-863-5731
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

We have been coming to Cafe Napoli for years and it is always consistently good. The menu has a good selection of everything. I usually order some type of fish which is always delicious, however, this last time I had veal Parmesan and it was outstanding. They have some of the best marinara sauce. The Bella Napoli salad is great... More 

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New York City, New York
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154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

I am writing this short review while having a decaf cappuccino at the Cafe Napoli. Went here for a solo dinner during business trip based on Tripadvisor reviews. Excellent and fresh food with quality ingredients. Spinach salad was fresh and outstanding and they make an excellent chicken parm which was surprisingly light and delicious! Service was outstanding and extremely attentive.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Fancy salads, tasty pasta dishes, but also liver and onions. The food is good. The service was a notch below five-star.

1 Thank Julie C
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

I took my family to Cafe Napoli last week and it was an outstanding restaurant experience. I can't say enough about the food, the staff who greeted and seated us, and the waitstaff. Lots of selections on the menu and an extensive wine list.. We enjoyed a bottle of Montepulciano for $60 and it was very good. Our waiter was... More 

1 Thank msh305
Woodbury, Connecticut
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

I was staying at the Crowne Plaza in Clayton near St Louis. I asked the front desk about area dining. She was new to the area but had heard there was a very good place just down the street. Just a block away we had the pleasure to find café Napoli. They had a special bone in Filet that was... More 

1 Thank gregbricksr
Charleston, West Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

We hosted our daughter's law school graduation party at Cafe Napoli. The event planner, Gail, was a pleasure to work with and offered us wonderful suggestions. The staff at the party were most hospitable, especially Han, the head bartender. He went out of his way to ensure that every guest was properly served and had just what s/he wanted. The... More 

3 Thank Jessica L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

Enjoyed an outstanding meal featuring the evening's specials (off the menu) seafood dishes. The quality of the food, and its preparation, surpassed my expectations. We were also assisted in selecting the perfect wine. The atmosphere was bustling rather than relaxing on a Saturday night, but it's clear why it's such a popular place. Count me among its fans.

2 Thank sandlun
Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

Service and food qualty were beyond expectations. Anna and her assistants took such good care of us and made the evening special. High quality food at reasonable prices. Fabulous beer/wine/cocktail menu as well. A must visit if you want a high quality Italian experience in STL area.

2 Thank Joseph S
Sugar Land, Texas
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

This isn't Olive Garden Italian. Very nice atmosphere and the staff were a treat. They knew their food and it didn't disappoint. Pricey, but very nice wine list. Definitely recommend.

3 Thank Yaxcool
New York City, New York
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149 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015

This is a lovely upscale Italian restaurant walking distance from the Ritz. Our group enjoyed an excellent meal. I highly recommend this restaurant!

1 Thank Andrea T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?