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Cafe Napoli

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7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1810 (Bemiston)
+1 314-863-5731
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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went to Cafe Napoli a couple of times in a week, for lunch and dinner. The food is good, although the risotto serving was a little small. Good linguine.

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Thank TheRunawayFound
Saint Louis, Missouri
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113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family party of 9 in one of their private dining rooms. The location, service and food were all top notch. Our waiter (JP) did a great job...he was there when we needed him but didn't hover over us. The food was top notch. Very nice family evening for the adults.

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Thank Tom D
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142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with the family for a high end meal and it was worth it. Food excellent, service, excellent, wine excellent, atmosphere outstanding.

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Thank Neal M
New York
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good pasta and fish but unbearably noisy in the Grill room. Not conducive to any sort of conversation.

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Thank Antonia G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been wanting to try Cafe Napoli for a long time and we came here for a celebration dinner. To start, the service was great. Our server, Josh was very friendly right from the start and certainly not pushy. Many others have noted that the prices were a little higher (there seemed to be a lot of business people, or... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We went here for dinner on a Saturday night when we were in town for Wash U's parents weekend through an Open Table reservation. We sat outside since the weather was unseasonably warm for late October. It seems like a popular place with the locals since there was a lot of activity there and it is located in a very... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We called ahead to inform the restaurant we had a Celiac in our party. We informed the waiter. We were assured it was no problem. The food given to the Celiac was covered in gluten and he was so sick. When we called to speak to the chef we were informed that he just assumed he was on a "gluten... More 

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Thank Ellen S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Incredible food with huge portions. Huge menu selection. Great bread and fresh Parmesan on the table with dipping old. The veal milanase is top notch. Extremely dark in the restaurant, hard to read the menu.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were staying in Clayton for a family gathering. There were 12 adults and 10 kids aged 10 and under. We were looking for a family friendly place where we could all eat. This restaurant does not look family friendly. They have a beautiful outdoor setting with white lights in the trees and the inside is dark and intimate. We... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very nice with an extensive menu. One of he evening specials was a veal chop and it was outstanding. Various pasta dishes were also enjoyed. Salads were good but none of us had room for dessert. We ate on the patio and the only downside was one table was very noisy and smoking. Waiter said this was to allowed but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1810
    (Bemiston)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: +1 314-863-5731
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?