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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been serving wonderful Italian dishes for over 20 years. The service is great. Good place to see and be seen also. In a city filled with hight quality Italian restaurants, this place has always been a standout.

Thank gcstrib
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a fan of places like this. It thinks it's fancy and so it is indeed a little fancy. Locals think it's fancy - so it all feeds on itself and becomes an upscale Clayton destination, and in the summer folks like to get out of nice cars in front of diners on the patio. It's expensive so it attracts... More 

Thank Brian M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we want a good meal we always head to Napoli. They never fail!!! The salad is delicious and the chicken parmesan is the best I have ever had. The bar scene is always entertaining, especially on a summer night.

Thank Mswol
Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply said, pure perfection! Our waiter, Josh, plus the staff that helps him, were a well-trained piece of work. Honestly, it reminded me of 'Hello Dolly' during the dinner scene! We went there to celebrate my 61st birthday! Starting with the Valet - from start to end - it was a perfect night! The drinks & food were fantastic! Started... More 

Thank anniebarry2016
Lexington Park, Maryland
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 

Thank Bill M
Naples, FL
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

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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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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22 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

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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?