Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

4.6
666 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 666 People Are Saying
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTroddy
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Overall good experience. Food was very good. Music entertainment was a nice surprise. They appeared to be short staffed and we waited over 25 min to have a server to even acknowledge us.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome penne ala vodka!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded 3 days ago

It's been a crowd favorite since the day we opened our doors! Thanks for dining with us at Bavaro's.

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ChristineH
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I ordered pasta. Very very ho hum. It was lukewarm, not hot. They served two of our party the entree, but had too much delay in serving the other two in our party. They also had the BIG screen TV with loud wrestling as if it were a sports bar. It used to be a quant Italian bistro making awesome wood fired pizza. Not anymore.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded 3 days ago

We're sorry to see you didn't enjoy your visit to Bavaro's. We've noted your feedback and it will be passed along to our managers.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded 3 days ago

Grazie! Thanks for stopping in!

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Cheryl
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had not been to Bavaro‘s since before the pandemic and wanted to take some friends to a great quaint little restaurant. Bavaro‘s did not disappoint. The service was absolutely incredible. The food was so very delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and was outstanding. I would highly highly recommend this restaurant.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 17 July 2021

Welcome back Cheryl! We appreciate you choosing Bavaro's for your special get together. Hope to see you again soon (and thanks for the recommendation!)

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! I love their margarita pizza with Buffala cheese, it is so delicious!!! The wine and the atmosphere is great.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 17 July 2021

Thanks for dining with us! Our Margherita is "the" signature pie of Naples - and we're glad to see you enjoyed it! Looking forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food. Loved the pizza

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 8 July 2021

And we love hearing it - thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Dishes are the perfect size and the food was very fresh. Nutella pizza was really good. We will definitely be back. A great place for a great meal with family/friends or a date night.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 11 July 2021

The Bavaro's team appreciates you dining with us, and for your review!

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Anonymous
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

Arriving on time for a 7pm reservation we were told there were no available tables indoors for at least an hour and a half. The gentleman informed us that the only tables available were outside on the sidewalk, basically a take it or leave it attitude. We had made the reservation a week in advance knowing it was a small space having eaten there a number of times and it was going to be a busy night ( July 4th). We confirmed the reservation on open table when requested..a courtesy of 5 minutes to hold the table would have been nice. We took the sidewalk table and we’re accosted by a man asking for money during our meal. Not the best experience. The server was very nice and more than accommodating.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 8 July 2021

Thanks for dining with us at Bavaro's! We're sorry we were not able to accommodate you to your liking. If you prefer an inside reservation we do recommend making that note (it's unclear if that was the case - and if so we greatly apologize!). We are also doing our best with city officials to work with our less fortunate population, and we appreciate your patience with the situation. We do hope you'll join us again soon so we can improve your experience with us!

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vipFisherGirl
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Food is average. The noise from the dough machine was constant, loud and disruptive.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 11 July 2021

Thanks for dining with us! We're sorry the dough machine was an inconvenience - we'll be sure to pass this along to our staff to keep in mind.

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vipChrisN
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Usually spectacular, Tampa location falling off a bit as of late.
Undercooked pasta and goofy scattered service signals management needs to get a grip.
Similarly, wine rep pushing $65 bottles tableside was inappropriate.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 11 July 2021

Thanks for dining with us - and for your feedback! We will be sure to pass this onto our management staff so we can use it to improve our service. We do hope to see you again soon!

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WorldTraveler
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A true Napolitano firewood pizza.
Pasta dishes good too
Very small place, so make a reservation for dinner on the weekend

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 29 June 2021

The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support!!

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Niki
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My family and I are from New York and it’s hard to find pizza in Tampa that comes close to what we were used to in New York and from our trip to Italy. This place took me back to Italy - everything from the appetizers (had avocado bruschetta, garlic bread, burrata caprese), dinner (margarita pizza, Diavalo pizza without sausage as we are vegetarians, pasta fella crema without chicken) and complimentary tiramisu as it was our friends birthday (sweet of them) - was FANTASTIC!!! This is our second time eating there in 4 weeks and we loved the food and the ambiance. Only minor complaint is the service - was a bit slow and not as professional. But all else A+ so will definitely be going back again, very soon!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 24 June 2021

Grazie Niki! We aim for traditional, authentic Italian, and anytime we can take someone back to the motherland we know we're doing our job! Thanks for your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. (And don't pass up the Nutella dessert either...it's delish!!)

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vipMiMercedes2
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Some of the best pizza in town and the appetizers were very good as well. Some slight mistakes in our drink orders (Ordered Prosecco, received Moscato, Ordered Sangiovese, received Montepulciano, Ordered Sparkling Water received Soda Water) but they fixed it.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 24 June 2021

Thanks for dining with us! We're sorry about the mix up, but happy we were able to get it corrected for you. We look forward to seeing you again!

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MariahW
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The live music really set the ambiance. The food was amazing it was my 1st time but I’ll definitely go again

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 24 June 2021

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed the music Mariah! It's a recent addition, and we're happy to hear it's enhancing your visit! Thanks for dining with us, and we hope next time is even better :)

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HappyBirthdayNYE
Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

This is a mixed review... first, the food and our waiter were AMAZING! Some of the best Italian food we have ever had. Our waiter was awesome, very attentive, great customer service, and offered suggestions for things to try. Now the "negative" part... we made a reservation for inside seating. We got there early and there was a table open. However, the hostess advised even though we had a reservation, they had a 6 top coming in. Not really sure what that has to do with us, we had an inside reservation for 4 at this time. We sat outside, which was OK, but when the 6 top showed up we heard the hostess tell them "we took care of it for you and have you all setup." Not sure what was going on, don't really care, but if we reserve inside, we should have been seated inside. Nevertheless, go eat there, if only for the food alone!

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vipPatr
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening! We will definitely visit again!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 20 June 2021

It was our pleasure! Look forward to seeing you again Patr!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Sat outside on a not so hot day in Florida. Great people watching as well. Highly recommend

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 20 June 2021

Enjoy those days while you can! (And we have some nice cold drinks for the hot ones too!) Thanks for dining with us, and for the recommendation!

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JimE
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Pasta dishes are good. Pizza not so much, over cooked and dry. Waiter was good. Kitchen neglected to cook one of four meals. It took an additional 15 minutes for the fourth entree to be served. Restaurant added outside seating which increases total seating by 50%. It does not appear the kitchen/Pizza oven is sized to accommodate the additional customers

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 16 June 2021

Hi Jim - I'm so sorry to hear you had this experience with us. We value our loyal guests and I will reach out to you directly to ensure this gets resolved. Thank you.

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Derr4Sure
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent arugula salad and margarita pizza 🍕. We will return again soon. First class service. Always exceptional.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 16 June 2021

Two of our staple menu items since day one for a reason! Hope to see you again soon - and don't forget to check us out on Facebook and Instagram for daily and weekly specials.

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Sinead
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant for any occasion. Everything is always fresh and absolutely delicious.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 10 June 2021

Thanks for the awesome review Sinead! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we're glad to see we're hitting the mark. See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall 10/10 . Highly recommend the pasta vodka holyyyyyyy cow did it blow me away

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 10 June 2021

Our penne alla vodka is a crowd favorite for a reason - and we're glad you agree!! But don't forget to try the pies, they aren't so bad either ;) See you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Our server Ashley was the best part of our meal. He was very attentive and personable but our food was just so bland and mediocre. We had happy hour wine that was half off, a pizza, and two pasta entrees, and two glasses of wine at regular price and the bill was $100. The funghi pizza was just ok, the penne vodka was absolutely not a vodka sauce and had bland chicken in it, and the vegan vegetti was cold. We wanted to really like this place but really not worth it for the money.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 5 June 2021

Thanks for dining with us! We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal. We'll be sure to pass along your feedback to Ashley.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great wood fired pizza

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 5 June 2021

Thank you for supporting Bavaro's! Be sure to try some of our pastas next time you visit - they don't disappoint either ;)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service at a very fair price! Highly recommend!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 3 June 2021

The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our trips to Tampa are not complete without visiting Bavaro’s. The best Italian dining in downtown. We have yet to have one item on the menu that isn’t excellent. You can not go wrong. Bavaro’s is the best kept secret in the Tampa.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 3 June 2021

Well thanks for letting the 'secret' out!! We love to hear we're on your list of things to see in Tampa - we love our city and are proud to represent! Hope to see you again soon.

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MichelleB
Denver
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, as always! You can’t go wrong with pizza and penna all a vodka!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 3 June 2021

And as always - thanks for dining with us at Bavaro's! See you again soon.

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KarissaH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, wine and atmosphere was even better.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 30 May 2021

Thanks for dining with us! Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up to date on happy hours - so you can get some of that delicious wine half off ;)

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vipCarol
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and very good service.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 30 May 2021

Happy to see you enjoyed everything Carol! We appreciate you choosing Bavaro's!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved Bavaro’s and the story behind it all! I wish we had one in Kissimme!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you for dining with us - we hope to see you next time you're in town!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always wonderful, and the service is great! We were a large party outside, and it was a perfect evening. Thanks!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 26 May 2021

Perfect is our favorite 'P' word besides PIZZA! We're happy you had a great experience - thanks for brining your group to see us!

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vipAmeliaM
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and treated like royalty on Mother's Day!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 12 May 2021

We're honored you chose us to celebrate this special holiday AmeliaM! From our family to yours - thank you!

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vipAlisonB
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an amazing day. Everything was absolutely perfect. When i go here, i know im going to get a great experience, but this brought me such joy. The food, drinks, and live music filled my soul. The Bavaro family is pretty special.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 12 May 2021

A heartfelt thank you for your review AlisonB. There is a lot of love put in our our restaurants, and we're so delighted to share it with our guests. See you soon.

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kitty
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious- the best pizza in Tampa! Highly recommend.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 12 May 2021

We're honored kitty! We love what we do and we're glad it shows. Thanks for dining with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was good and I will be returning to that place next time

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 5 May 2021

Thanks for dining with us - we appreciate you choosing Bavaro's! See you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Horrible service. Kids pizza came out timely but 20 minutes later the kids were done and our food was no where. Wife cancelled her order, my salad came out and was tasteless. Will not be back.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 21 April 2021

We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. Your feedback has been noted and will be sent to the staff on location.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely location and great food and wine.
If I had on recommendation I would look for the appetizers to be smaller they are a meal in there own right ;-) Delish !

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 21 April 2021

We appreciate you stopping in! (And be sure to bring a hungry friend to help you next time!!)

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AVH2
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing pizza and wine and incredible service by our waiter Domenic. We will return every visit to Tampa.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 21 April 2021

Thank you for dining with us! So happy to hear you enjoyed not only the food, but the service as well. Be sure to try out our Sarasota and St. Pete locations if you are ever in those areas as well.

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MIcheleD
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun family dinner outside with my teen kids. Delish wood fired pizza and delectable meatballs. Wonderful service

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 21 April 2021

Thanks for bringing the fam to dine with us MicheleD! We know we've done well when the whole family enjoys their meal. See you again soon!

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vipBocaBeth
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined outside before an outdoor concert at The Straz. Haley was our server and she was a delight. The burrata Caprese salad was very flavorful and fresh. Our veggie pizza was perfect in its texture and taste. The wine selection is fair and the pours tend to be a bit short but overall we would return again and again if we lived closer! The manager was very visible and truly seems to care about his staff and guests.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on 21 April 2021

Thank you for your review BocaBeth! We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to the chef, managers and server. (And noted on the wine pours!!) We look forward to seeing you next time you're in town.

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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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 868-4440 ext. 201.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria is rated 4.6 stars by 666 OpenTable diners.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/bavaros-pizza-napoletana-and-pastaria/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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