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“tasty, noisy”
Review of Cafe Napoli

Cafe Napoli
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Ranked #5 of 71 Restaurants in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bemiston
Description: 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.
Reviewed August 2, 2013

I always like the food here and I never like the noise. Same was true once again. Cannelloni is might fine.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

I travel to STL often always love when I have the time to have dinner at Cafe Napoli.The food and service are fantastic. The servers are always warm , welcoming and have a great command of the menu. If you are in the mood for Great italian or a steak, then you have to visit Cafe Napoli.

1  Thank Donald M
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

I guess it depends on what night you visit this restaurant. The meal was very under par that night. I have been there when the service and food was better. For Clayton area I did expect better. Maybe they need a Chef not just a cook.

1  Thank DL63301
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very delicious Italian restaurant. Nice atmosphere with great service.
try to try to set outside if the weather nice. The price is little bit high ( we were two people and the bill was $100). we went without reservation and they let us in.

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Thank quick_backpack
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Excellent Italian food and great service. I really enjoy their Veal Napoli (Eggplant Parm plus Veal - oh yeah). They will get you served and out the door quickly if it's a weekday lunch (great place for a business meeting as it is somewhat quiet) or a great place to have a romantic dinner and head to their bar next door for a date night.

Thank Januarybride01
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