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Cafe Napoli

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7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1810 (Bemiston)
+1 314-863-5731
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Lexington Park, Maryland
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Café Napoli has become a "must do" on our annual Christmas trek from Maryland to St. Louis. Tripadvisor reminded and showed me my previous review of a year ago, and I don't have much to add to that. Based on last minute plans, we could only secure a 5:30 booking for us and our friends, but were not treated as... More 

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Naples, FL
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the opportunity to visit for a business dinner. The service and food were both excellent (I had the cowboy rib eye). Everyone in the party seemed to enjoy their food. The location is a bit challenging in that the valet area is tiny. The building itself is a bit unusual and finding the front door can be a challenge... More 

Thank Don C
London, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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.

Thank TheRunawayFound
Saint Louis, Missouri
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114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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.

Thank Tom D
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229 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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

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 14 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Antonia G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 

Thank Seaf00dGuy
Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank HeidifromPepperPike
Scarsdale, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Ellen S
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113 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?