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Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria, Tampa, FL

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

4.7
4.7
834 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 13 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 834 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tampa

    Best Value

  • Tampa

    Italian

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  1. MB

    MichelleB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great, as always!
  2. J

    Jacq

    Tampa

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time here and we always love it. A great experience every time and they're always so accommodating to my gluten and dairy-free preferences!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on September 20, 2022Sounds like second time was a charm! So glad to hear it. Thank you for the visit, and the review!

  3. LD

    LaraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, an amazing night of wonderful food and service! Definitely try the Nutella pizza!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the most delicious pizza I ever tasted.
  5. KD

    KarenD

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To see Rod Stewart in concert!
  6. HH

    HappyHour

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food has gone downhill & service was mediocre

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on September 20, 2022We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit to Bavaro's. We'd love to hear some more feedback - as many of our traditional recipes have not changed since day one! Please feel free to send us a direct message and we'll be sure to address your concerns. Thank you!

  7. B

    Brittany

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have a dinner with friends ! We really enjoyed the appetizers and the delicious pasta dishes ! The wine selection had something for everyone which was great too. The hostesses were very welcoming and Hannah our server was great as well. Thank you for a wonderful meal!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on September 7, 2022We love to hear it - thanks for the support Brittany!

  8. AC

    AnthonyC

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Might have been a bad day. Food was not at the same level as previous visit.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The pizza was great. The meatballs were dry and the charcuterie didn’t seem to the best quality. The olives with the charcuterie were excellent. I got the Ravioli and I thought there was too much parmigiana reggianno in it. Great atmosphere. Food was fair. Would go back for pizza.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on September 1, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy everything, and we would invite you to ask your server for recommendations based on your preferences next time! But we will be sure to share this with the team. Hope to see you again soon.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, atmosphere was very nice. Cute little spot.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on September 1, 2022Thanks for reviewing Bavaro's! We thank you for the support.

  11. k

    kathleen

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was excellent and everyone in the restaurant was friendly & helpful.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on September 1, 2022We're so glad to hear it! Thanks for the visit Kathleen!

  12. AM

    AmeliaM

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bavarros has always been our family’s go-to for a special time, and last night did not disappoint! Thank you so much for a perfect celebration of our daughter’s birthday and delicious food!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on August 24, 2022We're honored you chose us to celebrate your special occasion! So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and delicious pizza.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on August 24, 2022Thank you for supporting Bavaro's!

  14. f

    flsundude

    Tampa

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed this small intimate downtown restaurant. Hayley was really great, pizza and pastas were excellent and definitely worth the visit.
  15. AR

    AngelR

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Usually good. Typically busy. Helps to make a reservation. They were kind to hold my reservation since I was running late.
  16. AK

    AK01

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amaaaazing ! best Italian in Tampa. The pasta was perfectly cooked and both the marinara and vodka sauce are so good! The pizzas are perfect as an entree or an as app for a couple of people. Dough is perfectly thin but thick at the crust !! Amazing

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on August 16, 2022We love to hear it! Thank you for the review, and the visit!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super as usual

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on August 24, 2022The Bavaro's team thanks you!

  18. CL

    CLDC

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! The cheese garlic bread was a perfect appetizer. The pizzas are delicious. The kids meals are awesome, my kids ate every bite. Wonderful service. Our best time yet at Bavaro’s!
  19. BF

    BuddytheFoodguy

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food is ALWAYS delicious!
  20. C

    Carmen

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian cuisine, nice ambiance, friendly staff, expensive but worth it, I will eat there again when I am visiting Tampa.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location. Terrific service. Incredible food
  22. SS

    SteveS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Penne with Vodka sauce was amazing as was the Americana Pizza. Our server Jess was excellent - just the right amount of attention and letting us enjoy dinner and conversation. Would highly recommend this place.
  23. s

    sem2uk

    Naples

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really really good pizza, would recommend if you are looking for great napoleon style pizza.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on July 17, 2022Thanks for the recommendation - the team appreciates your support!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Their food is always delicious! I love the small space of the restaurant too.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on August 16, 2022The Bavaro's team appreciates your support! Thanks for the review, and for dining with us.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Salad os bland but literally everything else is phenomenal.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m from NY and picky about my pizza… however Bavaro’s proved to be a great choice!!! Excellent pizza and pasta!! Menu was simple but what they have is prepared so well! The garlic bread and rigatoni pasta in truffle oil was awesome!! Dessert was also delicious! Highly recommend!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on July 17, 2022Glad to hear we didn't disappoint! Thanks for dining at Bavaro's!

  27. CD

    CassieDee

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. We were a few minutes early for our reservation, immediately sat and asked where we preferred of the open tables available. Our server was quick to bring us water, take our order and in general always seemed to visit us when we needed her. She made a suggestion during our order as well to add the sausage to the penne ala vodka stating it was her favorite... we will never order it a different way again! It was so tasty and we appreciated the candid recommendation. All of the food came out fast, hot and as ordered. All around a great dinner at one of our favorite spots in downtown Tampa.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on July 17, 2022Thanks for sharing your experience with us CassieDee! The Bavaro's team thanks you for your continued support.

  28. AR

    AngelR

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bavaros continue to be consistent with food and service. On this visit I was amazed they had chilled a bottle of wine I had requested on a previous reservation and they asked as soon as we sat if we were interested in the same wine. Impressive.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on July 17, 2022We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit AngelR. Hopefully many more to come!

  29. BS

    BethS

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Food was good. Drunk customer accosted us on three separate occasions and manager did NOTHING about it, nor offered even a dessert as an apology. We had reservations, but they gave our table away and we were early.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on July 17, 2022Hello Beth. It is our understanding that two tables were offered, and your group decided to wait for a preferred table - hence the wait. We are sorry you had an issue with the other guest. The manager on duty tried to handle the patron as best he could with discretion, but unfortunately it escalated out of our control. (This person has since been dealt with and will not be returning to our establishment.) We are sorry you had this experience with us.

  30. AU

    AlexU

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Overall an interesting place. Dining is very small to include roughly a dozen tables or so. Parking can be a challenge. Appetizers were very good as well as the deserts. Most of the deserts, pasta and sauces are made in house. The entrees however, were sub-par. Undercooked fresh pasta that is hard? The pizzas are somewhat pedestrian rather than an elevated brick oven pizza that should be savory and rustic on the palate. Worth a visit but perhaps maybe not a destination for frequent dining. Service was great. Our server, Kendal, was very professional, attentive, responsive and pleasant which helped to make up for some of the dining shortcomings. Alternatively, there are many other choices offering much better quality Italian fare throughout the Tampa/Greater Tampa area.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on July 17, 2022Thanks for stopping in Alex. We will be sure to share your experience with the team. We hope you'll dine with us again, and enjoy everything next time.

  31. d

    dineoutordie

    Tampa

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Both had pizza. The toppings were good but the crust was under cooked and tasted doughy. Remembered it being much better. A replacement offered but to late in the dinner for us to wait. Outdoor seating was lovely on a beautiful night

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on July 17, 2022We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your pizza! This will get passed along to the team to review for quality control. We hope to see you again soon.

  32. AR

    AngelR

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    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.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on July 8, 2022Thanks for sharing your experience AngelR! Our staff loves what they do and we're glad it shows. See you again soon!

  33. PB

    PBParrothead

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    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 on June 28, 2022Thanks 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.

  34. VV

    VeronicaVegas

    Jacksonville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service as always. We both enjoyed the Tagliatelle Bolognese. Thank you for the memorable birthday dessert and for making my day special!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on July 17, 2022It was our pleasure!! Thanks for choosing Bavaro's to celebrate your day.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great price!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on July 8, 2022Thanks for supporting Bavaro's!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

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

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 28, 2022It was our pleasure!

  37. HM

    HeatherM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 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 on June 28, 2022Thanks for the review Heather! We look forward to next time.

  38. BF

    BuddytheFoodguy

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fhe food is always great!

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

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!

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

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service!

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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff 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 834 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 13 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.

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • 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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