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“Great food and good service”
Review of Cafe Napoli

Cafe Napoli
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Ranked #5 of 75 Restaurants in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
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 December 16, 2013

A very nice restaurant with excellent food. Perfect if you're trying to impress someone. They have a very extensive wine list as well. If you're interested in the same food but a more casual atmosphere you can go to Bar Napoli; it is connected to the building, but separate from the restaurant.

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3  Thank John F
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

I happen to like liver. I know not everybody does, but I really do. And here is where you will find the best, tenderest, tastiest liver in St. Louis. They prepare it exactly as I ask and it is absolutely delicious.

I have had other meat and fish dishes there, but I find it difficult to order anything but the liver in the past year or two.

The service is excellent, but the premises are a bit crowded. That's my only complaint. I think the prices are appropriate.

The owner always rushes over to kiss me on the cheek - I'd like that better if he was a woman.

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5  Thank ready314
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

The food, the ambiance, the service, this place has it all. It is a bit costly, but it's worth it. This is one of the best Italian restaurants I've eaten at, outside of Italy.

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4  Thank positanovacation
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Love this place, great food and atmosphere but its quite over priced. The servers made me feel like is was a nuisance, very snooty. It's where the pretty people of St Louis hang.

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1  Thank ReneeHB
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

This was our first visit to Cafe Napoli. We are DEFINITELY going there on our next visit to St. Louis. The waiter was superb. The food was the absolute best.

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1  Thank john s
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