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Cafe Napoli

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Thu, 6/20
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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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
$21 - $30
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate outside and had an excellent meal. The Atlantic Salmon was among the best I have had. Can't wait to come back.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank rdhastings
Reviewed April 27, 2019

Interestingly, my companion asked that the fish be prepared with lemon butter on a bed of spinach, instead of the menu version with red sauce. The waiter complied cheerfully. Sounded wonderful so I asked for the same meal. The fish came crispy on the outside...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Paula H
Reviewed April 15, 2019

Napoli has been a close dependency of mine for years. Not the bar scene, but the restaurant. The food is incredible. Service bar none. Management friendly and always helpful. Tony, the owner is always walking the floor making sure you have the best experience. Chip,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank constantadventurer
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Celebrating our Anniversary, we chose Cafe Napoli. The perfect choice! Frankie, our waiter, made the evening. He was knowledgeable, Italian by heritage, knew the wine list extensively, and made our evening with handmade desert table side. Food was awesome. Wait staff was just as good.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

Food was four to five stars and if I’d been here dining on my own, I’m sure things would have been different. As guests at a dinner for 100 people we were pleased with the strong drinks and tasty appetizers. After being seated we enjoyed...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed April 4, 2019

INCREDIBLE & FINE DINING AT ITS BEST! My husband and I recently dined here for our wedding anniversary celebration. Everything I put in my mouth was outstanding. Service was fast, attentive and impeccable. Our steward - Frankie - was simply the best, and he guided...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Nancy J
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Located in Clayton, which has been explained to me as the business district. Great menu & great service. A short walk away from several major hotels. Relaxed atmosphere.. I wore jeans, why not? Highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mark C
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Went to dinner here based on the menu selections and reviews. Had a fantastic table by the window and Paul was my amazing waiter. Had the house salad which was delicious followed by the Pasta Abruzzi (shrimp, scallops and sundried tomatoes). It was served steaming...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 100jenc
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Delicious! The lobster caprese salad was a wonderful twist on the caprese and so tasty! The raw oysters were perfect and the veal parmesan was perfection though enough for two. Fabulous wine list and superb service. I'll be back.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jjmec
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Second visit to Cafe Napoli and it wowed us again. Great food and wine served by an incredible well choreographed staff who work together seamlessly to ensure that the diners are having the best dining experience possible. Steaks are special here.

Date of visit: February 2019
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April 1, 2017|
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Response from anniebarry2016 | Reviewed this property |
Business casual!
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I am not sure what hotel you are staying out to know if they provide any type of shuttle service. If you are staying at a hotel located in the immediate Clayton area you can walk to Cafe Napoli. If you are in a surrounding... More
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