Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
Pasta alla Crema
penne, spaghetti, rigatoni or tagliatelle pasta with seared chicken, sundried tomato, parmigiano reggiano, crema sauce
penne, spaghetti, ligatoni or tagliatelle pasta with choice of antico pomodoro or arrabbiata sauce
hand rolled ground beef & pork, pancetta, ricotta, parmigiano reggiano, sour-dough bread, garlic, basil, sea salt, parsley with antico pomodoro sauce
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.
Awesome penne ala vodka!
It's been a crowd favorite since the day we opened our doors! Thanks for dining with us at Bavaro's.
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.
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.
Grazie! Thanks for stopping in!
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.
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!)
Great service! I love their margarita pizza with Buffala cheese, it is so delicious!!! The wine and the atmosphere is great.
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.
Great food. Loved the pizza
And we love hearing it - thank you!
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.
The Bavaro's team appreciates you dining with us, and for your review!
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.
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!
Food is average. The noise from the dough machine was constant, loud and disruptive.
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.
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.
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!
A true Napolitano firewood pizza.
Pasta dishes good too
Very small place, so make a reservation for dinner on the weekend
The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support!!
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!
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!!)
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.
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!
The live music really set the ambiance. The food was amazing it was my 1st time but I’ll definitely go again
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 :)
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!
Wonderful evening! We will definitely visit again!
It was our pleasure! Look forward to seeing you again Patr!
Great food. Great service. Sat outside on a not so hot day in Florida. Great people watching as well. Highly recommend
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!
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
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.
Excellent arugula salad and margarita pizza 🍕. We will return again soon. First class service. Always exceptional.
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.
My favorite restaurant for any occasion. Everything is always fresh and absolutely delicious.
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!
Overall 10/10 . Highly recommend the pasta vodka holyyyyyyy cow did it blow me away
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.
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.
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.
Great wood fired pizza
Thank you for supporting Bavaro's! Be sure to try some of our pastas next time you visit - they don't disappoint either ;)
Amazing food and great service at a very fair price! Highly recommend!
The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support!
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.
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.
The food was delicious, as always! You can’t go wrong with pizza and penna all a vodka!
And as always - thanks for dining with us at Bavaro's! See you again soon.
Food was amazing, wine and atmosphere was even better.
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 ;)
Great food and very good service.
Happy to see you enjoyed everything Carol! We appreciate you choosing Bavaro's!
We loved Bavaro’s and the story behind it all! I wish we had one in Kissimme!
Thank you for dining with us - we hope to see you next time you're in town!
The food is always wonderful, and the service is great! We were a large party outside, and it was a perfect evening. Thanks!
Perfect is our favorite 'P' word besides PIZZA! We're happy you had a great experience - thanks for brining your group to see us!
Delicious and treated like royalty on Mother's Day!
We're honored you chose us to celebrate this special holiday AmeliaM! From our family to yours - thank you!
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.
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.
Delicious- the best pizza in Tampa! Highly recommend.
We're honored kitty! We love what we do and we're glad it shows. Thanks for dining with us!
It was good and I will be returning to that place next time
Thanks for dining with us - we appreciate you choosing Bavaro's! See you again soon.
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.
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.
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 !
We appreciate you stopping in! (And be sure to bring a hungry friend to help you next time!!)
Amazing pizza and wine and incredible service by our waiter Domenic. We will return every visit to Tampa.
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.
Fun family dinner outside with my teen kids. Delish wood fired pizza and delectable meatballs. Wonderful service
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!
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.
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.
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.