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.
spaghetti, penne, or rigatoni w/choice of antico pomodoro, marinara or arrabbiata
ladyfingers soaked in espresso, mascarpone, eggs, cocoa powder, powdered sugar raw eggs
wood-fired dough, garlic, oregano, parmigiano reggiano, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil
The fire oven pizzas are really tasty
The service and food was much much better than we expected it to be!! Definitely we will go back!!
We're so glad you hear we exceeded your expectations! We look forward to having you again.
Great food and service.
Absolutely delicious food and wonderful service. Small areas to walk around tables but will definitely be back!
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.
The waiter Dom was very knowledgeable and the food was outstanding. Best margarita pizza I ever had!
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!
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
The Bavaro's team appreciates your visit, and for the feedback!
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 🤷🏽♀️
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!
Gluten-free penne with vodka sauce was out of this world good! Marguerita pizza as well! Thank you!
Our vodka sauce and Margherita pizza are two staples for a reason - and we're glad you agree! Thanks for visiting Bavaro's.
It was super yummy food with great service!! The pizza was amazing. We will be back again!!!!
Thank you for visiting us - and for leaving a review! The Bavaro's team appreciates your support.
Authentic Neapolitan wood fired pizza and pasta..
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.
Great service 👌🏼
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!
The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support Alison. We're glad to see you're enjoying everything!
We appreciate your visit, and your feedback JeanneW! Hope to see you again soon.
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.
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 email@example.com om I would like to hear more about this so I can pass to the GM on location. Thank you!
One word, OUTSTANDING. The Pizza was amazing and the home made raviolis were the best I’ve ever had!
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 :)
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.
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!
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.
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!
Vodka Sauce was incredible and the brick fire oven really makes the difference. Excellent service
Our vodka sauce is a crowd favorite for sure gecarti!!! So glad you enjoyed everything - see you again soon!
The atmosphere and staff was amazing. The food was cooked perfectly and they surprised us with a birthday dessert. Such a great dinner!
Everything was good
Thanks for visiting us GavinD! Hope to see you again soon!
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.
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!
Thank you for leaving us your feedback! The Bavaro's team thanks you for choosing us!
Best pasta in town
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.
Always love going here, good food and good times.
And we always love having you JessicaC! The team thanks you for your review!
Always love Bavaro’s. They took our temperatures before we sat down, which was a nice step during this time. Our server was wonderful.
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!
I love dining at the downtown location! Always amazing food and fun atmosphere!
And we love our guests! Thanks for the great review, and your continued support of Bavaro's!
Best Italian food in Tampa favorite dishes are any of the pizzas and the Tagliatelle Bolognese.
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!
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!
Thanks for the review - and for the BOGO shoutout! (Who doesn't love a free pie?!?) See you again soon!
We have been here several times and Bavaro’s’s never disappoints. Our family favorite when visiting Tampa!
Thank you for your support Jeanne! We look forward to hosting you next time you're in town!
Authentic Italian food - we felt like we were in Italy. We will definitely be going back every time we visit Tampa.
Grazie Danny! The team strives for an authentic Italian experience. See you next time you're in town!
Great service, very nice atmosphere, unbelievable food. Real Naples Pizza !!! Try their baked oysters.... the best.
The team is grateful for your review, and so glad you enjoyed our authentic Neapolitan pies! We hope to see you again soon.
Love this spot! Food is very good - pizza and wine are fantastic!! Servers are always spot on and very accommodating!! 👍😊
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.
Meatballs were excellent as was the Marguerita pizza. Service and seating was prompt, helps to have a reservation on a weekend
Thanks for sharing your feedback MikeC! We aim to please, and are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. See you again soon!
So delicious - we’ve missed going to eat there these last few months!
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.
Pizza was not good, do everyone a favor and consider taking it off the menu.
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!!).
The food was delicious and I will definitely go there every time I am in Tampa!!
Thanks for your visit (and your review) Doreen! We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town.
Always so delicious!! Can get a little pricey, so it’s not my everyday dinner place.
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 :)
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!
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.
Fantastic food and service! Check this place out for sure!
The Bavaro's team appreciates your fantastic review Shannon! We'll see you again soon!
It was my husbands birthday and they surprised him with an amazing dessert!
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!
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.
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 reservations at the moment.