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Cafe Napoli

7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1810
+1 314-863-5731
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1810
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

Fancy salads, tasty pasta dishes, but also liver and onions. The food is good. The service was a notch below five-star.

1  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I took my family to Cafe Napoli last week and it was an outstanding restaurant experience. I can't say enough about the food, the staff who greeted and seated us, and the waitstaff. Lots of selections on the menu and an extensive wine list.. We...More

1  Thank msh305
Reviewed 28 May 2015

I was staying at the Crowne Plaza in Clayton near St Louis. I asked the front desk about area dining. She was new to the area but had heard there was a very good place just down the street. Just a block away we had...More

1  Thank gregbricksr
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We hosted our daughter's law school graduation party at Cafe Napoli. The event planner, Gail, was a pleasure to work with and offered us wonderful suggestions. The staff at the party were most hospitable, especially Han, the head bartender. He went out of his way...More

3  Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Enjoyed an outstanding meal featuring the evening's specials (off the menu) seafood dishes. The quality of the food, and its preparation, surpassed my expectations. We were also assisted in selecting the perfect wine. The atmosphere was bustling rather than relaxing on a Saturday night, but...More

2  Thank sandlun
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Service and food qualty were beyond expectations. Anna and her assistants took such good care of us and made the evening special. High quality food at reasonable prices. Fabulous beer/wine/cocktail menu as well. A must visit if you want a high quality Italian experience in...More

2  Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 16 February 2015

This isn't Olive Garden Italian. Very nice atmosphere and the staff were a treat. They knew their food and it didn't disappoint. Pricey, but very nice wine list. Definitely recommend.

3  Thank Yaxcool
Reviewed 8 February 2015

This is a lovely upscale Italian restaurant walking distance from the Ritz. Our group enjoyed an excellent meal. I highly recommend this restaurant!

1  Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Best and most authentic Italian food in all of St Louis! Try the seafood dishes -- you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank SocialEspionage
Reviewed 26 January 2015

We were planing to go to the Catina and was 1.5hr wait (did not look like that many people at bar) so walked to this place - seemed just as busy and yet they could sit us in adjoining building right away. We got a...More

1  Thank Dawn C
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Response from anniebarry2016 | Reviewed this property |
Business casual!
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1 August 2015|
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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
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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