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Café Napoli

4.8
4.8
1839 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Café Napoli is a family owned restaurant, established in 1989 by Tony and Kathy Pietoso. Quickly becoming a success, they moved the small basement restaurant to a larger location at the corner of Forsyth and Bemiston in the heart of Clayton. In 2003, sons Ande and Kye expanded their family restaurant by adding Bar Napoli, a swank cocktail lounge. A few years later, Napoli Reserve was added onto Bar Napoli allowing for private event space and an additional bar and lounge for the weekends. After years of a flourishing business, Kathy and Tony decided to take their ventures West to Town and Country where they opened their second location, Napoli2, managed by Ande. Kye has taken the reigns from his father and is now the front man for the 8,000 square foot establishment in Clayton. Café Napoli and Bar Napoli have recently undergone a face lift inside and out. Inside the kitchen, Executive Chef from Napoli2 Jon Berger was recently added to the team, bringing fresh ideas and innovation to the regional Italian specialties.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (314) 863-5731

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jon Berger

  • Catering

    Cafe Napoli offers catering options for large groups. Please call or email for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private dining areas of 8 to 200 people. Perfect for holiday parties, birthdays, corporate meetings, pharmaceutical events, rehearsal dinners, happy hours, anniversary parties, reunions, and more. All of our private spaces are either AV ready or capable.

  • Private party contact

    Kelly O'Leary, Event Coordinator: (888) 653-0766

  • Neighborhood

    Clayton

  • Cross street

    Bemiston Ave.

  • Parking details

    DINNER- $8 Valet provided by Clayton Valet

  • Entertainment

    Music on Friday and Saturday nights in Bar Napoli.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,839 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Hot Spot

  • St. Louis

    Notable Wine List

  • St. Louis

    Italian

  • Midtown

    Best Overall

  • Midtown

    Best Food

  • Midtown

    Best Service

  • Midtown

    Best Ambiance

  • Midtown

    Best Value

  • Midtown

    Good for Groups

  • Midtown

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Midtown

    Notable Wine List

  • Midtown

    Outdoor Dining

  • Midtown

    Romantic

  • Midtown

    Special Occasion

  • Midtown

    Most Booked

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  1. KG

    KimG

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was outstanding. It was a perfect night for the patio and we had a lovely time. Our server was excellent. It was our first meal at a restaurant in quite some time and we were a little shocked at “market prices”, but it’s our fault for not asking. All in all, it was a delightful evening.
  2. L

    Luvgoodfood

    Columbus

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best service and food we’ve had in a long time. Their Chicken Piccata is the best. No shortage of staff and they work as a team.
  3. C

    Cj24

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was a 10. The cheese plate was nothing unusual. You could have more unique cheeses. I will be back for sure!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Order veal chop and its supposed to be good. Its was unfortunately terrible. Never ordering veal again. Def will go back but not ordering veal
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Will definitely be back next time we are in St. Louis! Our waiter was wonderful as well.
  6. JB

    JohnB

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Most of the food was very good. However, the scallops were too salty. The server was outstanding.
  7. B

    Betina

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This wasn't necessarily the restaurants fault. I have a hearing challenge and ask for a quiet table/booth to dine with my long time friends from high school. At the booth next to us was a lady dining with her two kids....one a toddler and the other maybe a year old. The little child literally screamed for the first hour we were there. I don't know why a Mom would bring small kids to a fine restaurant. I couldn't hear a thing. Perhaps since it was disturbing to all in the that section they should have moved her. The service was slow and my veal parmesan was burned on the bottom. The manager did come over the redo it for me but it never should have been served in the first place. Our bill was incorrect. It just wasn't the fun evening I had planned for my friends and to celebrate a 76th birthday....Pity since I used to love this restaurant.
  8. ED

    ElaineD

    St. Louis

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    We had several birthdays to celebrate on a Monday night. Our waitress was good but it took forever for our party of 5 food to come. I loved the truffle ravioli. Meatballs were fantastic but some of the other people at our table thought food was just ok. Definitely loud.
  9. J

    Jeff

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tony’s team was awesome as usual! Timmy was our awesome server!
  10. BH

    BobH

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I place Cafe Napoli among the very top few Italian restaurants in St. Louis, which is saying something given the deep pool of selections. Every aspect of service was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive without being overwhelming. This staff is well-trained and well-managed. The shrimp scampi appetizer is awesome. As were my veal chop and my wife's veal marsala. We need to come here more often.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. So glad they they have gluten free pasta!
  12. t

    tomm

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great Italian food in a wonderful atmosphere with great wait staff.
  13. JG

    JeffG

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The evening was exceptional, from start to finish! Staff, food, just everything!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Cocktail (Manhattan) was served incorrectly (on the rocks) and had no taste. Arancini balls and fried calamari were good, however the lobster risotto was horrible. Basically a soup with the named ingredients in it and the rice was not cooked all the way through. Cute place for a date but food is just so mediocre. So many better places to go.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I wash quit disappointed . Last year was amazing which is why we went back. First we were sat in the sports bar. When I’m spending $500.00 on dinner I don’t expect a tv. Our veal chop was fatty. We choose badly. I wanted to order a bottle of wine it never came into question. First cocktail was watered down.needless to say not my first choice to revisit Maureen Adams
  16. AO

    AlexO

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Went for a celebrartion-- food was good; however, service lacked. One meal came improperly prepared, and they took it back along with the entire table's dishes. However, they just brought out everyone's dishes with the fixed dish cold (they just brought out all the same items, would have rather had my food warm the first time). No attempt to render the issue, staff unprofessional
  17. E

    Eric

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for drinks and appetizers. Sat outside. Enjoyed visit. Great patio.
  18. A

    Alan

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a perfect experience in all regards. Server was courteous, prompt, and attentive. Food was great— every course, each item.
  19. B

    Bruce

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and the wait staff was excellent. A wonderful experience.
  20. SW

    SusanW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cafe Napoli has been around for quite a while ... and you would think it gets tired over time. But it doesn't! the food is still top notch. We had the "stack" for a salad which is eggplant, burrata, roasted peppers and tomato. Delicious! I had the sea bass over spinach and it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. My aunt had a seafood pasta which was delicious We ate outside and the they have plenty of umbrellas to create it shade and have really made a nice outdoor area. The service was perfect. yes, it isn't cheap. But I think it's worthy it. I go out less and less these days and when I do go, I want it to be special. it was.
  21. R

    Rondo

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exxellent food and service. Had the Chilean Sea Bass. The patio on a stellar summer evening was a delight.
  22. s

    simplyreddish

    St. Louis

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp scampi best ever! Salad with artichokes delicious! Great service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration- great night!! Food and drinks were amazing.
  24. B

    Bradley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service by Derek and the team.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have worked here as a valet for quite some time and finally decided to eat here. I knew this place was special but after eating here I definitely see why it’s special. Great food, service, and atmosphere. Not to mention one of the managers recognized who I was and sent us a free dessert. It’s things like that which make me really appreciate a place. I will definitely be back in the future. Highly recommend
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always!
  27. SC

    StephanieC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite spots. Love eating in the bar and the outside patio. The service was excellent and the food is always consistent and tasty! Looking forward to our next dinner here already.
  28. KH

    KateH

    St. Louis

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing place. The food is sooo amazing and the service always exceeds our expectations. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome.
  29. IL

    ILOVEBRIO

    St. Louis

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fabulous as was the food. Without being intrusive, water was always refilled, wine was poured, and food was provided in a timely fashion. Fantastic dinning experience. We will be back!
  30. SG

    SheilaG

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The menu has added a few new items (entrees, salads). It was nice to have some new options to choose from instead of our 'regulars'. Cafe Napoli is always one of our favorites
  31. HC

    HeatherC

    E. Tennessee

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience as always. Came in for daughters 21st birthday.
  32. F

    patF

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Victor was a wonderful waiter with great recommendations and our iced tea glasses were kept full on a very hot night. I can’t wait to come back.
  33. NS

    NicholasS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dining - as always! Highly recommended!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, UNBELIEVABLE food and great atmosphere! HUGE shout out to Manuel! What an awesome person! Eat here you won’t be disappointed unless you don’t like AMAZING Italian food!
  35. BL

    BrittanyL

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went here with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. I’ve been here before and always love the nice quiet ambience and mood lighting. The food is great and pretty decent price for the quality, especially compared to other nice restaurants. I’ve liked everything I have tried here. Waiters are courteous and of course he got the free Tartufo for his bday. It was delicious. Always a good night out! Also the drinks are yummy.
  36. KG

    KeithG

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Have had multiple meals here - great experience. Would recommend to anyone who wants a great dinning experience.
  37. s

    skibum

    St. Louis

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night outside only added to the amazing food and attentive service that we have come to expect from Cafe Napoli! Sea Bass is the best in St.Louis! See you soon!
  38. EB

    EricB

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like usual - everything was great. I had halibut that was probably the best I've ever tried. Can't wait to return!
  39. JB

    JudyB

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Napoli is our favorite restaurant. The food is outstanding. The staff is professional, friendly but not too friendly, helpful , attentive. The Veal Saltimbocca is my go to dish. It did not disappoint. My husband had the Halibut special. The fish was cooked to perfection and the sauce….. well it might well be his new favorite. A side of Penne Ala Vodka ….. WOW! Cannoli for dessert. Yum.
  40. RF

    RonnieF

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family has been celebrating special occasions at Cafe Napoli for decades, and it never disappoints. It was a favorite of our parents, now deceased, and we've been taking our son there for years, and now he's brought his girlfriend. So, three generations! We just love it. Food, ambiance, service, it's all good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Café Napoli offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 863-5731.

Café Napoli is rated 4.8 stars by 1839 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Café Napoli

7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bemiston Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Clayton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    DINNER- $8 Valet provided by Clayton Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jon Berger

  • Entertainment

    Music on Friday and Saturday nights in Bar Napoli.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (314) 863-5731

  • Catering

    Cafe Napoli offers catering options for large groups. Please call or email for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private dining areas of 8 to 200 people. Perfect for holiday parties, birthdays, corporate meetings, pharmaceutical events, rehearsal dinners, happy hours, anniversary parties, reunions, and more. All of our private spaces are either AV ready or capable.

  • Private party contact

    Kelly O'Leary, Event Coordinator: (888) 653-0766

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