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 sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
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
wood-fired dough, garlic, oregano, parmigiano reggiano, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil with antico pomodoro or arrabbiata sauce
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.
Food was great. Service was a little slow, but they were busy. I would definitely go back.
Thanks for dining with us at Bavaro's Chloe!! Looking forward to seeing you again.
Pretty good but smelly garbage truck for the beginning
Thanks for dining with us! Unfortunately being downtown we do have minor inconveniences we have no control over. Be sure to bring it to the attention of your server - we'd be happy to move you! Hope to see you again soon.
We were in Tampa for a few nights staying at the Marriott Water St and found this restaurant just a few blocks away. The pizza was some of the best we’ve had as was the rest of the meal. Great Italian food and extremely reasonable prices. 5 stars!
We're glad you found us Mc12! Be sure to stop in next time you are in town. We hope you enjoyed your stay in the T-Bay!
The food was fantastic! Appetizers,
Meal and dessert were perfect! Highly recommend!!
Grazie SuzanneB! We appreciate you choosing Bavaro's!
Lovely night in downtown Tampa. The pizzas were so good. We had the grilled oysters as well and they were excellent. Haley, our server, was great! Extra bonus was the entertainment next door at Kava Culture. Highly recommend this spot!
So glad you hear you enjoyed everything Ellen! The oysters are a recent addition to our menu - and we're happy to see you enjoyed them. See you again soon.
I had the Italian chopped salad and that was fabulous. Enough for leftovers the next day. My son had the pizza and we were so happy with the atmosphere, the food, and the service. I would definitely recommend Bavaro’s.
The Bavaro's team appreciates your recommendations LisaH! Thanks for dining with us.
Food was excellent, service was excellent! Would definitely go again.
The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support! We look forward to seeing you again.
Great Service and Food. Their pizza never disappoints.
So glad to hear we never let you down GerardS! Thanks for supporting Bavaro's.
Great service. We sat outside so I never saw inside.
Thanks for visiting Bavaro's and for supporting our team. Hope to see you again soon.
We ate here to be near the Tampa Theater. We were out dining and attending their opening night since the pandemic started. Celebrating my mother’s 83rd birthday. We sat outside. We had excellent service and a super fun free birthday dessert. We loved the pizza! The charcuterie board was ok and the house salad was very tasteless. I’d definitely go back for the pizza!
Happiest of birthdays to your Mom! We are honored you'd choose to celebrate with us. Hope to see you again soon - and be sure to try one of our pastas, you can't go wrong!
We had a fabulous time meeting all our family from tampa. We live in Rehoboth beach Delaware & this place is small & intimate, but made accommodations to seat us all & everything was fabulous! We love the margharrtta pizza
We are so glad you made the visit while you were in Tampa! The Margherita Pizza is the centerpiece of the Neapolitan pizza craft - and we're honored that you enjoyed ours! Hope to see you again when you're in town.
Food was delicious! They made my son’s birthday extra special with dessert.
We appreciate you choosing us for your son's special day! Our team appreciates you dining with us.
Exceptional authentic Neapolitan cuisine. A little bit of HEAVEN...
Thanks PhilP! We aim to be as authentic Neapolitan as possible - and are glad you agree we hit the mark! (And we aim for delicious... but heaven is even better!!). Hope you'll be back soon!
The fire oven pizzas are really tasty
Thank you for visiting Bavaro's - we appreciate your feedback! Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates on specials - including BOGO pies!! See you again soon :)
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.
Glad to see you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope you'll be back soon!
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!
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 638 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.