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Cafe Napoli

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7754 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1810 (Bemiston)
+1 314-863-5731
17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had a group of 8 for dinner. An absolutely incredible cool vibe, the wine list was amazing, the oyster & jumbo shrimp appetizer was a production and spectacle in it self. Highly recommend!!! Steaks, fish and the pasta dishes were cooked to perfection . 5 star experience and most definitely will be back

Thank Matty5801
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I really liked this place! Very well decorated, the seating area outside is also really nice on a summer night. On Wednesday nights during summer the bar area becomes sort of a party place... packed with people, really nice energy and environment. The food is delicious, the specials are always changing and are all worth a try! You can also... More 

Thank Fernanda N
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

How can you not love this place? The entree specials are a menu in of themselves. This is upscale, savory italian food done right. Start with the calamari fritti and make sure to order one of the main dishes that have either scallops or shrimp. I had the special which had linguine and five scallops-it was fantastic. Cafe Napoli has... More 

Thank Garrett O
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Anatomy! Incredible! The best! Can't get even better!! It just never disappoints. The food the service everything top notch consistent

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173 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Ordered the Bella Napoli & house side salads. A little underwhelming. The special was Bass - which was perfectly cooked & the star of the plate. ($40) The sides of green beans & fingerling potatoes couldn't compete. Enjoyed the veal Piccata ($24) which had a lovely lemon flavor and wasn't too salty. A side of farfalle in a red sauce... More 

Thank Goose G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have been coming to Cafe Napoli for years. It is consistently good. They have delicious food, extensive menu, nice decor and good service. It is not cheap but definitely on par with any other restaurant in fine dining catagory. It would be my recommendation to anyone staying in the Clayton area if you want great Italian food close by.... More 

Thank afamily04
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I went with a coworker during restaurant week (RW) and wasn't disappointed. I was a little skeptical being it was RW but man! Everything was so good and just the right serving size so that we were not overly-stuffed by the end of the evening. Will definitely visit again.

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ft. Myers
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I had pasta with Bolognese sauce that was extraordinary and then one large rmeatball that was even more extraordinary. I had two glasses of Pinot noir and I was totally satisfied. I had amazing service. The only thing that was a little sobering was my bill which with top came to $70. Not a surprise I knew what I was... More 

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Clayton, Missouri
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's a very classy place with excellent service, superb cuisine, tremendous wine list, and a surrounding that reminds one of Italy at it's best.

Thank Glenn M
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Was there with a large group from work. Food was good. Service a bit slow very impressive wine menu with hundreds of bottles to choose from.

Thank Aviv R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?