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Cafe Napoli

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7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1810
+1 314-863-5731
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1810
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was below average and the service was terrible, so I recommended to go somewhere else. People were treated like cattle.

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Cafe Napoli to celebrate a birthday with family and friends. We had a very nice table for eight. The decor of the restaurant is very nice and relaxed. The food is excellent, but be prepared to spend some cash. All our entries...More

Thank Lori H
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

On a business trip, have to stay in the hotel over the week-end. Due to an art fair in town all restaurants full with families. As 'single', extremely difficult to get a seat...The guys in Cafe Napoli understood that i had no chance and spontaneously...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

We walked in on a weekday night because it looked pretty, and they were able to quickly accommodate us on the terrace. Was really lovely w/ the flowers and fairy lights. The food was very, very good and generous portions. We couldn't eat it all,...More

1  Thank Deborah K
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Enjoyed going here as a large group. We were well served and the food was great. Only concern was that so many dishes were made with wine, and when I asked for one to be made without wine, I was told no.

Thank Ceelie
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent - great veal parmesan and fried raviolis. The service was excellent - Jerome was a wonderful waiter.

Thank Rick C
Reviewed August 30, 2017

We visited Cafe Napoli while in the St. Louis area for a business meeting. We had a large group and the waitstaff did an outstanding job serving our group. The food and wine were excellent and the servers kept our glasses full and table cleared....More

Thank Moved2Texas
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Wonderful meal at this restaurant. Had dinner on a Monday evening. Stopped on a walk from our hotel and without reservations, a table outside was quickly set for us. (7:00 pm) The salad was delightful, which the staff split on to two plates before serving...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed August 25, 2017

We had reserved a table for four people a day in advance, and found ourselves in the bar with two round cocktail tables pushed together. The waiter was great, but it took forever for the food to come out of the kitchen. I think it...More

Thank Rick J
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Excellent Arencini. The Rigatoni Cardinal with the shrimp is incredible. I could eat so much more of that. The penne vodka is also delicious! There's a great sophisticated atmosphere. Beautiful restaurant for a date or just have an upscale family night!

Thank anderson213
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Response from anniebarry2016 | Reviewed this property |
Business casual!
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Response from afamily04 | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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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