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“Supurb”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Napoli

Cafe Napoli
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Ranked #2 of 68 Restaurants in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Topeka, KS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Supurb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Always excellent food and service, in the heart of Clayton. Have been dining there for many years, with family, and business associates.

Visited September 2013
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Tennessee, USA
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“This was a really good dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We had an excellent dinner at Café Napoli. The chicken picata was outstanding. My wife really liked the scallops with ravioli. The service was good but not oppressive. We would certainly eat here again. It is easy to see why this is the #1 restaurant in Clayton.

  • Visited October 2013
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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Had Nice Birthday Party”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We had a very nice birthday party there, the food was delicious, waiters are nice . we will do again

  • Visited October 2013
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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Excellent Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

This was the second time we visited Cafe Napoli. Our entire family enjoyed their meals. Great wine list that has some unique choices to enjoy. My only complaint was the wait and the owner was very gracious and sent over some toasted ravioli. All said...food, drink, ambiance, and service were all excellent. Enjoy!

  • Visited October 2013
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“An Italian from Chicago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

I'll have to say my meal was excellent! I didn't think there was GREAT Italian food outside of certain key cities like Chicago, Boston, New York. I was very surprised at the quality coming from this little place in Clayton, MO. From A to Z this place has it covered. Oh and my waiter was awesome too! Cant wait to go back!

  • Visited September 2013
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