Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

4.7
616 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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Vince
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fire oven pizzas are really tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food was much much better than we expected it to be!! Definitely we will go back!!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded 2 days ago

We're so glad you hear we exceeded your expectations! We look forward to having you again.

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vipGumbylvr
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service.

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DC16
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food and wonderful service. Small areas to walk around tables but will definitely be back!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on February 18, 2021

We appreciate you visiting Bavaro's DC16! If you prefer a little more room - the bar seats have a great view! We also have outdoor seating if that's your preference as well. Glad you enjoyed everything - see you again soon.

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reneem
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Dom was very knowledgeable and the food was outstanding. Best margarita pizza I ever had!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on February 18, 2021

We're honored Reneem! We've spent many years perfecting what is the staple of a Neapolitan pizzeria - the Margherita pizza. We are so glad to hear we are exceeding your expectations. (But next time definitely try some pasta too - they're all made in-house and are DELICIOUS!). Ciao!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bavaro's is always amazing every time we go. The food is amazing and homemade. Service is quick and knowledgeable. The only complaint is that they try to fit a few too many tables in such a small space, but it is overall well worth the time and money. Highly recommend the meatballs even just on the side with your entree

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on February 18, 2021

The Bavaro's team appreciates your visit, and for the feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came in and they didn’t have any seats outside, so we sat inside. It was probably more romantic to sit inside, but we made reservations 🤷🏽‍♀️

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bavaro's! We do our best to accommodate every seating request - so be sure to note next time which area of the restaurant you prefer! We aim to please and are happy to seat you where you like. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipPassingthrough
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gluten-free penne with vodka sauce was out of this world good! Marguerita pizza as well! Thank you!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on February 13, 2021

Our vodka sauce and Margherita pizza are two staples for a reason - and we're glad you agree! Thanks for visiting Bavaro's.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was super yummy food with great service!! The pizza was amazing. We will be back again!!!!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on February 13, 2021

Thank you for visiting us - and for leaving a review! The Bavaro's team appreciates your support.

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PhilP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Authentic Neapolitan wood fired pizza and pasta..

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on February 18, 2021

Authentic - a word we love to hear! We aim to be as close to true Italian as possible - and we're so glad to hear we're hitting the mark! Our team appreciates your visit, and your review.

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JoseD
Cancun
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great service 👌🏼

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on February 9, 2021

Our team appreciates your visit JoseD! We work hard to make our guests feel like family - and glad we were able to extend that to you. See you again soon!

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Alison
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on January 19, 2021

The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support Alison. We're glad to see you're enjoying everything!

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JeanneW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent service.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on January 13, 2021

We appreciate your visit, and your feedback JeanneW! Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Manager wasn’t wearing a mask properly and allowed employees to do the same. She was touching her face and the food. The whole thing was very unsanitary.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on January 16, 2021

Hi there, our team is dedicated to practicing very strict safety procedures, and we're sorry if this is not what you experienced. If you can please drop me an email at lisa@bavarospizza.c om I would like to hear more about this so I can pass to the GM on location. Thank you!

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Dannyboy
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word, OUTSTANDING. The Pizza was amazing and the home made raviolis were the best I’ve ever had!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on January 2, 2021

And two words for you - thank you!! We love hearing that our guests enjoyed everything. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on our specials (BOGO pies, 50% off beer and wine and MORE!) See you again soon :)

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KlaraB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Warning: if you're booking an outdoor reservation online, it did not show as outdoors on Bavaro's end (and they said that had happened to the several times). Book a reservation through phone or make a special note if you want outdoors.

Otherwise, it was a fine place that I won't head back to anytime soon. The outdoor seating consists of a few tables right off the sidewalk. The food was good, not amazing. The garlic bread was the best thing we had.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hi Klara, thanks for your visit. We apologize that our system did not note your seating request - it generally does so this may have been a glitch! And we'd love to see you back to try a few more menu items that may be more to your liking. Thanks for your feedback!

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AngelicaL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

I booked a reservation and specifically requested outside seating, in fact it was the only option available for the time I was trying to book. When my friends and I arrived, all the tables outside were taken and they offered us an inside table, there was a little bit of a miss understanding. However, I have to say the staff resolved the issue immediately and we were seated outside as requested. The Food was amazing, we ordered the garlic bread with cheese as an appetizer (the marinara sauce was so good), two different pizzas (tre-carne and California) which were both amazing. We finished with the tiramisu, which was also very good. We had a great time, and our server was so nice and attentive (she said it was her first day but you couldn’t tell). Great place, great food.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on December 15, 2020

The team thanks you for your visit Angelica! Our staff does our best to accommodate every request, and we're glad we were able to get you seated in your preferred spot. Hope to see you back again soon!

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gecarti
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vodka Sauce was incredible and the brick fire oven really makes the difference. Excellent service

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on November 22, 2020

Our vodka sauce is a crowd favorite for sure gecarti!!! So glad you enjoyed everything - see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and staff was amazing. The food was cooked perfectly and they surprised us with a birthday dessert. Such a great dinner!

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GavinD
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was good

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on February 7, 2021

Thanks for visiting us GavinD! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here several times now and are always so happy with the food and service. This was the first time we opted to dine outside and it was lovely and the service was the same quality as indoor dining. We are already looking forward to our next meal.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on October 20, 2020

And the Bavaro's team is looking forward to having you! We are always glad to hear our guests are enjoying their entire experience while with us. See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you for leaving us your feedback! The Bavaro's team thanks you for choosing us!

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vipWilliamD
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in town

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on September 28, 2020

What an honor WilliamD - we're so glad you enjoy our pastas! Would love to hear what your fav is next time! See you again soon.

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going here, good food and good times.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on September 23, 2020

And we always love having you JessicaC! The team thanks you for your review!

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Erin
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Bavaro’s. They took our temperatures before we sat down, which was a nice step during this time. Our server was wonderful.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on September 16, 2020

And we love our regulars! Thanks for choosing Bavaro's Erin. We're taking COVID very seriously, and doing our best to ensure safety for all of our guests. See you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love dining at the downtown location! Always amazing food and fun atmosphere!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on September 11, 2020

And we love our guests! Thanks for the great review, and your continued support of Bavaro's!

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vipWilliamD
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Tampa favorite dishes are any of the pizzas and the Tagliatelle Bolognese.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on September 11, 2020

Wow William - that's quite an accolade! We're so glad to hear you enjoy everything. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Ciao!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE THIS PLACE! I’ll say it to anyone who asks, I love the pizza and the pasta and can’t get enough of BOGO Tuesdays!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thanks for the review - and for the BOGO shoutout! (Who doesn't love a free pie?!?) See you again soon!

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vipJeanne
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here several times and Bavaro’s’s never disappoints. Our family favorite when visiting Tampa!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thank you for your support Jeanne! We look forward to hosting you next time you're in town!

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Danny
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food - we felt like we were in Italy. We will definitely be going back every time we visit Tampa.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on August 26, 2020

Grazie Danny! The team strives for an authentic Italian experience. See you next time you're in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very nice atmosphere, unbelievable food. Real Naples Pizza !!! Try their baked oysters.... the best.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on August 26, 2020

The team is grateful for your review, and so glad you enjoyed our authentic Neapolitan pies! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipBarbara
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot! Food is very good - pizza and wine are fantastic!! Servers are always spot on and very accommodating!! 👍😊

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on August 26, 2020

The Bavaro's family thanks you Barbara! Don't forget to check our Facebook and Instagram pages to check our our wine and drink specials (50% off sounds good to us!!). See you soon.

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MikeC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatballs were excellent as was the Marguerita pizza. Service and seating was prompt, helps to have a reservation on a weekend

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thanks for sharing your feedback MikeC! We aim to please, and are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. See you again soon!

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vipAmeliaM
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious - we’ve missed going to eat there these last few months!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on August 26, 2020

We missed you too AmeliaM! Don't forget to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to see our updated daily specials, they've changed recently - and we know you'll enjoy them (Girls Nite - BOGO pies - the list goes on!) See you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Pizza was not good, do everyone a favor and consider taking it off the menu.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on August 26, 2020

We're sorry you did not enjoy your pizza - it's the backbone of Bavaro's and we strive to create an authentic Neapolitian pie with the freshest ingredients. But if that's not your thing - our pastas are delicious too (the penne alla vodka is a crowd fav!!).

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DoreenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and I will definitely go there every time I am in Tampa!!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thanks for your visit (and your review) Doreen! We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so delicious!! Can get a little pricey, so it’s not my everyday dinner place.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on August 20, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed everything! Don't forget to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up to date on our specials - including BOGO Margheritas and Happy Hour specials, they definitely keep things easy on the wallet! See you again soon :)

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vipLEW1001
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a double date and enjoyed pizza and pasta inside, which was cozy. Our server was stellar - we all enjoyed our time here! Will be back for more!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thanks for choosing us for date night! We are glad you had a good experience at Bavaro's, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Check this place out for sure!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on August 20, 2020

The Bavaro's team appreciates your fantastic review Shannon! We'll see you again soon!

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vipFloridabelle
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands birthday and they surprised him with an amazing dessert!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on August 15, 2020

Thanks so much for joining us for your special occasion Floridabelle! We are so glad we were able to surprise your hubby on his big day. See you again soon!

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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 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 616 OpenTable diners.

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