Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

4.7
636 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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Experiences

  • Mother's Day Bouquet

    $30.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Treat mom to a beautifully designed flower bouquet made especially for Bavaro's! The bright colors and thoughtful gesture are sure to bring a smile to her face.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 636 people are saying
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kitty
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious- the best pizza in Tampa! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good and I will be returning to that place next time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on April 21, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on April 21, 2021

We appreciate you stopping in! (And be sure to bring a hungry friend to help you next time!!)

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AVH2
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizza and wine and incredible service by our waiter Domenic. We will return every visit to Tampa.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on April 21, 2021

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.

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MIcheleD
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun family dinner outside with my teen kids. Delish wood fired pizza and delectable meatballs. Wonderful service

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on April 21, 2021

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!

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BocaBeth
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on April 21, 2021

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.

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ChloeT
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was a little slow, but they were busy. I would definitely go back.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thanks for dining with us at Bavaro's Chloe!! Looking forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pretty good but smelly garbage truck for the beginning

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on April 17, 2021

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.

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Mc12
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on April 10, 2021

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!

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SuzanneB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Appetizers,
Meal and dessert were perfect! Highly recommend!!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on April 6, 2021

Grazie SuzanneB! We appreciate you choosing Bavaro's!

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EllenL
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on April 6, 2021

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.

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LisaH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on April 6, 2021

The Bavaro's team appreciates your recommendations LisaH! Thanks for dining with us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was excellent! Would definitely go again.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on March 20, 2021

The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support! We look forward to seeing you again.

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vipGerardS
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Food. Their pizza never disappoints.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on March 25, 2021

So glad to hear we never let you down GerardS! Thanks for supporting Bavaro's.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. We sat outside so I never saw inside.

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

Thanks for visiting Bavaro's and for supporting our team. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipbossmomrn
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

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

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on March 11, 2021

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! They made my son’s birthday extra special with dessert.

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

We appreciate you choosing us for your son's special day! Our team appreciates you dining with us.

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PhilP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Exceptional authentic Neapolitan cuisine. A little bit of HEAVEN...

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on March 11, 2021

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!

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Vince
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fire oven pizzas are really tasty

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on March 11, 2021

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 :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
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 on March 1, 2021

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 on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
Responded on March 11, 2021

Glad to see you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope you'll be back soon!

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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
2 reviews
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
66 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
8 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
3 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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vipJoseD
Cancun
17 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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vipAlison
New York Area
6 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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vipJeanneW
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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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 636 OpenTable diners.

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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.

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