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
Pasta dishes are good. Pizza not so much, over cooked and dry. Waiter was good. Kitchen neglected to cook one of four meals. It took an additional 15 minutes for the fourth entree to be served. Restaurant added outside seating which increases total seating by 50%. It does not appear the kitchen/Pizza oven is sized to accommodate the additional customers
Excellent arugula salad and margarita pizza 🍕. We will return again soon. First class service. Always exceptional.
My favorite restaurant for any occasion. Everything is always fresh and absolutely delicious.
Thanks for the awesome review Sinead! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we're glad to see we're hitting the mark. See you again soon!
Overall 10/10 . Highly recommend the pasta vodka holyyyyyyy cow did it blow me away
Our penne alla vodka is a crowd favorite for a reason - and we're glad you agree!! But don't forget to try the pies, they aren't so bad either ;) See you again soon.
Our server Ashley was the best part of our meal. He was very attentive and personable but our food was just so bland and mediocre. We had happy hour wine that was half off, a pizza, and two pasta entrees, and two glasses of wine at regular price and the bill was $100. The funghi pizza was just ok, the penne vodka was absolutely not a vodka sauce and had bland chicken in it, and the vegan vegetti was cold. We wanted to really like this place but really not worth it for the money.
Thanks for dining with us! We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal. We'll be sure to pass along your feedback to Ashley.
Great wood fired pizza
Thank you for supporting Bavaro's! Be sure to try some of our pastas next time you visit - they don't disappoint either ;)
Amazing food and great service at a very fair price! Highly recommend!
The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support!
Our trips to Tampa are not complete without visiting Bavaro’s. The best Italian dining in downtown. We have yet to have one item on the menu that isn’t excellent. You can not go wrong. Bavaro’s is the best kept secret in the Tampa.
Well thanks for letting the 'secret' out!! We love to hear we're on your list of things to see in Tampa - we love our city and are proud to represent! Hope to see you again soon.
The food was delicious, as always! You can’t go wrong with pizza and penna all a vodka!
And as always - thanks for dining with us at Bavaro's! See you again soon.
Food was amazing, wine and atmosphere was even better.
Thanks for dining with us! Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up to date on happy hours - so you can get some of that delicious wine half off ;)
Great food and very good service.
Happy to see you enjoyed everything Carol! We appreciate you choosing Bavaro's!
We loved Bavaro’s and the story behind it all! I wish we had one in Kissimme!
Thank you for dining with us - we hope to see you next time you're in town!
The food is always wonderful, and the service is great! We were a large party outside, and it was a perfect evening. Thanks!
Perfect is our favorite 'P' word besides PIZZA! We're happy you had a great experience - thanks for brining your group to see us!
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!
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 4.6 stars by 651 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.