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Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria, Tampa, FL

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

4.7
4.7
802 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Out of passion, tradition, hard work and integrity, Bavaro’s opened its doors in March 2009 as the first traditional Neapolitan Pizzeria in the state of Florida.

A company committed to the art and craft of Neapolitan pizza, Bavaro’s stays true to tradition by using hand-crafted, wood-fired brick ovens designed by third-generation Neapolitan craftsmen, a 100-year-old yeast culture, 100-year-old Neapolitan recipes, and top-of-the-line ingredients sourced directly from Italy.

From a restaurant in downtown Tampa that seats 50 guests, to a global brand with a standard of quality that resonates around the world, Bavaro’s has since built 3 additional locations and continues to commit itself to the high-quality, welcoming experience that guests all around the country have grown to love.

As a pioneer in the traditional Neapolitan pizza culture, Bavaro’s has set the standard for authentic Italian food, and has paved, and continues to pave, the way for many others in the industry.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (813) 868-4440 ext. 201

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Dan Bavaro

  • Catering

    Our restaurant and catering team can host private events up to 75 people, and an unlimited amount of guests off location for catered events such as weddings, corporate functions, and other private parties. Bavaro's offers the finest authentic Italian cuisine prepared with quality ingredients to assure your guests enjoy a true culinary experience.

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant and catering team can host private events up to 75 people, and an unlimited amount of guests off location for catered events such as weddings, corporate functions, and other private parties. Bavaro's offers the finest authentic Italian cuisine prepared with quality ingredients to assure your guests enjoy a true culinary experience.

  • Private party contact

    Aimee Daley: (908) 812-4206

  • Area

    Tampa

  • Cross Street

    Twiggs St.

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is free from 6:00pm-8:00am. There is a parking lot on the corner of Twiggs and N Florida Ave which is one block east from our restaurant. <br />

  • Public Transit

    Bus and Trolley available

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Popular dishes

What 802 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Tampa

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Tampa

    Italian

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  1. AR

    AngelR

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I added a couple of requests to my order and was really surprised when upon being seated both requests were addressed immediately. I love Bavaros. Some of their servers are superstars. The servers listen. The aim to please and they deliver.
  2. PB

    PBParrothead

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in to Tampa to see the Avs win the Stanley Cup. Had a big group of 8 and found the gem right ear our hotel that was walking distance to the arena. Even though they were completely full it felt like we were the only table in there. Our server was fantastic and top of everything. Food came out very quickly from appetizers to entrees. Presentation was impeccable. All good was on point. The wood fired oysters might be the best oysters I’ve ever had. Will definitely be back whenever in the area. Thank you!!!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded 5 days agoThanks for visiting while you were in town (we'll even forgive you for being an Avs fan!!). Hope to see you on your next trip.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great price!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was great! Fresh food, savory and good prices!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded 5 days agoIt was our pleasure!

  5. HM

    HeatherM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and food!! The food is always excellent and the staff is so friendly!! I will be back!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded 5 days agoThanks for the review Heather! We look forward to next time.

  6. BF

    BuddytheFoodguy

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fhe food is always great!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 16 June 2022We're glad to hear you think so! Thanks for stopping in!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 16 June 2022Thank you for visiting us at Bavaro's!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food &amp; service!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 16 June 2022Thanks for the review, and the visit!

  9. A

    Alli

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will defiantly be coming back here for lunch/dinner.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 16 June 2022And we look forward to seeing you again Alli!

  10. JP

    JacquelineP

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Very disappointed in the tagliatelle with half and half sauce. It was the thing I came for and it was SUPER AL DENTE, to the point I couldn't eat it. My husband wouldn't send it back, but I could not eat it. I don't mind al dente pasta, but this didn't just have bite, it bit back! Hope things aren't going downhill at Bavaro's.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 9 June 2022Hi JacquelineP - we're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your pasta. We do ask that if you are ever unhappy with a dish that you please let your server know. We are more than happy to replace it - we want you to enjoy everything you order with us! We will pass this along to our team to ensure quality control on the pasta. We appreciate the feedback.

  11. CZ

    CassieZ

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. It was a wonderful meal and great experience! We were there when you were closing. All members of the staff were so kind and respectful. We never felt rushed. Thank you for a nice evening!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 2 June 2022We're honored you chose us to celebrate your special occasion. We appreciate the feedback and will share with the team.

  12. CL

    CLDC

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This was our second visit to Bavaro's. On the first visit we ordered pizza and thought it was great. This time around we tried the pasta. It wasn't bad, just kind of bland. Definitely recommend sticking to the pizza. Our server was phenomenal. Excellent service and very friendly without being overbearing.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 2 June 2022Thanks for taking time out of your day to leave us a review. We will be sure to share this feedback with the team. Hope to see you again soon!

  13. KK

    KeithK

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always eat at Bavaro’s when I’m in Tampa for work. Garlic bread and spaghetti with meatballs were delicious. I got 3 jars of their Pomodoro sauce to take home.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 2 June 2022It's always our pleasure KeithK! (And we also offer our sauces on Amazon if you want to purchase them from home!) See you next time!

  14. JE

    JimE

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food best pizza in town. Very fresh salads. Fresh salmon would be helpful. Service very attentive.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 2 June 2022Thanks for the note - and for dining with us JimE!

  15. ES

    ElenaS

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have an amazing experience at Bavaro's! The pizzas are incredible and the staff is especially, friendly, courteous, and accommodating. I won't stop recommending this place to everyone I meet who's looking for a fun, relaxed and delicious dining experience!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 2 June 2022We love to hear it - thanks ElenaS! The more the merrier :) See you again soon!

  16. LK

    LKet

    Detroit

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal with excellent service! Would definitely eat here again!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 2 June 2022And we look forward to having you! Thanks for the review!

  17. d

    diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Outdoor seating was nice. Great attentive service.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 2 June 2022Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  18. SL

    SydneeL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared the bruschetta, garlic toast, and two pizzas (burrata and Marg). There were two of us and it was perfect. Delicious food and sososoo reasonably priced.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 2 June 2022Thank you for dining with us SydneeL! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to check out our daily specials (hint: BOGO margherita pies!)

  19. OF

    OrinF

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Over the years, we've eaten at several Bavaro locations in Tampa and St Pete. We like the Franklin St location very much. The food and service are always great. We lived in Naples Italy for four years, then Pisa for another four years. We have a passion for actual southern Italian cuisine and Bavaro's produces the most authentic southern Italian food that we've found in the USA. We live more than 30 miles away from Bavaro's but still manage to make the drive at least once a month and the food is always terrific.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 2 June 2022Our team works very hard to bring a traditional Neapolitan experience to Tampa, and we are so appreciative when we read reviews like these! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vodka sauce is superb. So is the Nutella dessert

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 2 June 2022They have been crowd favorites since day one! Thanks for the recommendations!

  21. SS

    StephanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been going here for ten years. We’ve never had a bad experience. Staff is always kind and the food is always delicious.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 2 June 2022We love hearing from our loyal Bavaro's guests - thanks StephanieS! Looking forward to next time.

  22. h

    hanifenmv

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent pizza, nice service..we will return.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 2 June 2022It was our pleasure! See you again soon.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Hannah, was awesome! She did a great job and also helped me adjust our reservation time. The food was delicious and prices were very reasonable. I’ll be back!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 22 May 2022We're so glad to hear it! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! The food is consistent - high quality ingredients and great presentation and taste. Megan was such a wonderful server tonight … very personable, attentive and helpful. It was another delightful evening at one of our favorite places in downtown Tampa. Thank you!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 18 May 2022We love to hear it! Thank you for dining with us, and for the review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  25. WM

    WillM

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Solid pizza place with good wine, but a little pricey for the experience.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 18 May 2022Thank you for the visit WillM! We hope to see you again soon. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to follow our weekly food and drink specials!

  26. JR

    JonathanR

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the location and size of this restaurant. The food isn’t too shabby either….it’s amazing! Knowledgeable and friendly wait staff.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 10 May 2022We appreciate your review JonathanR! Thanks for dining with us!

  27. WD

    WilliamD

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food in Tampa been going there for years.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 10 May 2022We're honored - thanks WilliamD! See you again soon!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 10 May 2022Grazie!!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very nice meal here to celebrate Mother’s Day with my mom. The service was fast, and friendly. The tres carne pizza was so good. We also tried one of the pasta dishes and subbed some gluten free pasta. We were very happy with that dish as well. Overall great experience and find, we will return.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 10 May 2022Thanks for choosing to celebrate with us! We're so glad to see you enjoyed everything. See you again soon!

  30. A

    Argenti

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was average. Service was slow but our. Waiter was very good though

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 10 May 2022We thank you for dining with us. We do hope you'll give us another try!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Great service.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 10 May 2022The team thanks you for dining with us - and for your review!

  32. BD

    BigD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Solid pizza, good pasta, delicious tiramisu. Family atmosphere, not much in the way of ambiance.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 3 May 2022Thanks for dining with us! We do hope to see you again soon.

  33. JN

    JenniN

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great atmosphere. This place feels like a little trattoria in Italy! Very authentic.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 3 May 2022Grazie JenniN! We appreciate hearing from you!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to Tampa for the first time this weekend to visit my sister at school and wanted to have a nice Sunday dinner. Food was very good and our server was very nice and considerate of our needs.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 28 April 2022We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you next time you're in town!

  35. NR

    NathanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot to dine before an event at the Straz Center. Oyster appatizer is savory, the pizzas are wonderful. delicious crust with wood fired flavor. Sauce is tasty with fresh tomato flavor.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 28 April 2022Thanks for stopping in before the show! Love to hear your recommendations. See you again soon!

  36. AL

    ALBERTP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pasta & pizza is always superb. Added treat tonight was the wood-fired Oysters. WOW WOW WOW

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 28 April 2022We're so glad you were impressed by our oysters! Thanks for the review, and the visit!

  37. M

    Marcelino

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service are always great. The ambience is good and it's never so noisy that you can't have a conversation. Highly recommended.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 28 April 2022Thanks for stopping in Marcelino! We appreciate the recommendation!

  38. HK

    HeatherK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place for a wonderful meal!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 28 April 2022Thanks HeatherK! We hope to see you next time!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Out of towners looking for good wood-fired pizza ! We definitely found it here & will be back in the future. Kendall was our waitress & she was wonderful! Very helpful & friendly. We sat outside so had a nice outdoor breeze. Small interior so I think it was a good call. Meatball appetizer was delicious, loved the whipped ricotta cheese on top. Both the margarita & fungai pizzas were outstanding! Tasted fresh, loved the crust.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 28 April 2022We thank you for your visit, and for your review!

  40. I

    Italiana

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to the original Bavaro's since Dan opened. It has a wonderful ambience, is cozy and inviting. The food is always delicious. We are proud to be long time customers of Bavaros! Grazie mille to dan and the staff.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on 28 April 2022Thank you for dining with us on a very special holiday! We appreciate you being loyal Bavaro's guests, and for the note. See you again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria using the Order Online button. Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 868-4440 ext. 201.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria is rated 4.7 stars by 802 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

514 N. Franklin St. Twiggs St. Tampa, FL 33602

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Twiggs St.

  • Area

    Tampa

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is free from 6:00pm-8:00am. There is a parking lot on the corner of Twiggs and N Florida Ave which is one block east from our restaurant. <br />

  • Public Transit

    Bus and Trolley available

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Dan Bavaro

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (813) 868-4440 ext. 201

  • Catering

    Our restaurant and catering team can host private events up to 75 people, and an unlimited amount of guests off location for catered events such as weddings, corporate functions, and other private parties. Bavaro&#39;s offers the finest authentic Italian cuisine prepared with quality ingredients to assure your guests enjoy a true culinary experience.

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant and catering team can host private events up to 75 people, and an unlimited amount of guests off location for catered events such as weddings, corporate functions, and other private parties. Bavaro's offers the finest authentic Italian cuisine prepared with quality ingredients to assure your guests enjoy a true culinary experience.

  • Private party contact

    Aimee Daley: (908) 812-4206

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