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Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria, Tampa, FL

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

4.7
4.7
819 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 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 819 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Tampa

    Best Value

  • Tampa

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Tampa

    Italian

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  1. AK

    AK01

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    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
  2. 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!
  3. BF

    BuddytheFoodguy

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food is ALWAYS delicious!
  4. 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location. Terrific service. Incredible food
  6. 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.
  7. 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!

  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. AR

    AngelR

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. d

    dineoutordie

    Tampa

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 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.

  16. AR

    AngelR

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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!

  17. 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.

  18. VV

    VeronicaVegas

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. HM

    HeatherM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.

  22. 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!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 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!

  24. 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!

  25. A

    Alli

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will defiantly be coming back here for lunch/dinner.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 16, 2022And we look forward to seeing you again Alli!

  26. JP

    JacquelineP

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Very disappointed in the tagliatelle with half and half sauce. It was the thing I came for and it was SUPER AL DENTE, to the point I couldn't eat it. My husband wouldn't send it back, but I could not eat it. I don't mind al dente pasta, but this didn't just have bite, it bit back! Hope things aren't going downhill at Bavaro's.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 9, 2022Hi JacquelineP - we're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your pasta. We do ask that if you are ever unhappy with a dish that you please let your server know. We are more than happy to replace it - we want you to enjoy everything you order with us! We will pass this along to our team to ensure quality control on the pasta. We appreciate the feedback.

  27. CZ

    CassieZ

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. It was a wonderful meal and great experience! We were there when you were closing. All members of the staff were so kind and respectful. We never felt rushed. Thank you for a nice evening!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 2, 2022We're honored you chose us to celebrate your special occasion. We appreciate the feedback and will share with the team.

  28. CL

    CLDC

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This was our second visit to Bavaro's. On the first visit we ordered pizza and thought it was great. This time around we tried the pasta. It wasn't bad, just kind of bland. Definitely recommend sticking to the pizza. Our server was phenomenal. Excellent service and very friendly without being overbearing.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 2, 2022Thanks for taking time out of your day to leave us a review. We will be sure to share this feedback with the team. Hope to see you again soon!

  29. KK

    KeithK

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always eat at Bavaro’s when I’m in Tampa for work. Garlic bread and spaghetti with meatballs were delicious. I got 3 jars of their Pomodoro sauce to take home.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 2, 2022It's always our pleasure KeithK! (And we also offer our sauces on Amazon if you want to purchase them from home!) See you next time!

  30. JE

    JimE

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food best pizza in town. Very fresh salads. Fresh salmon would be helpful. Service very attentive.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 2, 2022Thanks for the note - and for dining with us JimE!

  31. ES

    ElenaS

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have an amazing experience at Bavaro's! The pizzas are incredible and the staff is especially, friendly, courteous, and accommodating. I won't stop recommending this place to everyone I meet who's looking for a fun, relaxed and delicious dining experience!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 2, 2022We love to hear it - thanks ElenaS! The more the merrier :) See you again soon!

  32. LK

    LKet

    Detroit

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal with excellent service! Would definitely eat here again!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 2, 2022And we look forward to having you! Thanks for the review!

  33. d

    diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Outdoor seating was nice. Great attentive service.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 2, 2022Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  34. SL

    SydneeL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared the bruschetta, garlic toast, and two pizzas (burrata and Marg). There were two of us and it was perfect. Delicious food and sososoo reasonably priced.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 2, 2022Thank you for dining with us SydneeL! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to check out our daily specials (hint: BOGO margherita pies!)

  35. OF

    OrinF

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Over the years, we've eaten at several Bavaro locations in Tampa and St Pete. We like the Franklin St location very much. The food and service are always great. We lived in Naples Italy for four years, then Pisa for another four years. We have a passion for actual southern Italian cuisine and Bavaro's produces the most authentic southern Italian food that we've found in the USA. We live more than 30 miles away from Bavaro's but still manage to make the drive at least once a month and the food is always terrific.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 2, 2022Our team works very hard to bring a traditional Neapolitan experience to Tampa, and we are so appreciative when we read reviews like these! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vodka sauce is superb. So is the Nutella dessert

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 2, 2022They have been crowd favorites since day one! Thanks for the recommendations!

  37. SS

    StephanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been going here for ten years. We’ve never had a bad experience. Staff is always kind and the food is always delicious.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 2, 2022We love hearing from our loyal Bavaro's guests - thanks StephanieS! Looking forward to next time.

  38. h

    hanifenmv

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent pizza, nice service..we will return.

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on June 2, 2022It was our pleasure! See you again soon.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Hannah, was awesome! She did a great job and also helped me adjust our reservation time. The food was delicious and prices were very reasonable. I’ll be back!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on May 22, 2022We're so glad to hear it! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! The food is consistent - high quality ingredients and great presentation and taste. Megan was such a wonderful server tonight … very personable, attentive and helpful. It was another delightful evening at one of our favorite places in downtown Tampa. Thank you!

    Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & PastariaResponded on May 18, 2022We love to hear it! Thank you for dining with us, and for the review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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 819 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 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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