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.
wood-fired dough, garlic, oregano, parmigiano reggiano, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil
organic spinach sauted in garlic, fior de latte, cherry tomato, ground pepper, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil
mozzarella di bufala, plum tomato, oregano, basil, extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt
True authentic Italian food in a very tastefully styled small restaurant. Pizza-oven perfect pizza pies, and delicious pastas . . . Salads are fresh and healthy—love the mango cheese on my Floridian. Never had a disappointing meal in all the years we’ve been frequenting. Addicted to their homemade red sauce!!!
The food is so good! I would say though inside seating was a bit tight and beer and wine limited or sold out. They cleaned the tables nicely but there is only one toilet available. I would still return.. They have outside seating as of this date
Totally recommend their food. Excellent pasta and pizza
This is the first place we went to after quartine restrictions were loosened. Great food and great service!
Highly reccomend! The table was ready on time. The service was excellent. The food was amazing. I can still taste the garlic!
This is not our first time at Bavaro’s. Their food was as good as always, but the service was way slower and our one year old got cranky. We won’t hold it against them, we’ll be back for the delicious tomato basil soup and ravioli di funghi.
Delicious food, great ambiance, fabulous service. One of our favorite restaurants!
Excellent adventure! We enjoyed a birthday night out. The pizza chef was amazing! Wine was smooth and pizza perfect. My wife wants more garlic bread!
It was our first time and it was a great place for a date!
A must. Absolutely delish and have never been disappointed.
Delish margarita pizza & Chocolate hazelnut gelato. Great service.
The food was great.
Space is tight for wheelchairs.
We stopped for a bite before going to a concert.
Service was fast, efficient and food was great
Thanks for the review!
Caprese and meatball appetizer were very good....pizza not so much. It was cold enough in the restaurantto require a jacket.
Sorry for the chill that day, Donna! Thank you for your review.
Noisy, pizza was marginal at best. Too tight of seating, everyone’s conversations were to close to not here at a high volume because of the close proximity of the next table and patrons.
Hi there, we are a small and quaint restaurant. We are sorry for the noise you experienced with us. Please check your DMs.
We enjoyed the pizza. The meatball and spaghetti were fine. The meatball was a bit dense.
Thank you for your review! Hope to see you back again soon to try some other menu items.
Food was quite good and the service was good as well. But the place is small and you don’t have a lot of space between tables. It’s quite noisy. But I would go back if I was ever in the neighborhood.
Thank you for the review!
Such amazing food and on Wednesday’s they have 1/2 off wine!
This is a fantastic place. The food and service were excellent. They seated us at the exact time of our reservations. The wood fired oven pizza was wonderful. The server was knowledgeable.
Thanks for your review, Frank!
Great pizza! Cozy place with great wine and service. Will go back!
Thank you for the review!
Thanks for joining us!
My fiancée and I love coming here. The food is always great and service is awesome.
Reserved table for 2 sisters pre-Billy Joel concert. From the hostess to Pablo our server - service was the best I’ve experienced in my 14 months in Tampa Bay Area! We shared Ricotta Meatballs, Mediterranean salad (very light fig vinaigrette!) and a Margherita pizza. All superb! Sauce used is fantastic- they sell it but we were not in a position to take one with us. Place was packed, understandably so! Will bring my husband next time!
Our third meal! Excellent food and great service… We are so pleased that we found Bavaro's and we will come back many times in the future. We especially want to thank our wait staff, led by Guillermo, who provided us with a great experience. We all had pasta dishes and salads... we had two apps which were so very good. Thanks for a great time again!
Great food with an authentic Italian taste and atmosphere. We really love the sauces and desserts.
Made res with Open Table, arrived a little early. Hostess acted confused, said have a seat at any empty table. Okay service until order arrived, one was wrong pizza (2 of us). Wait person insisted she put in right order, I asked, well it's not what we ordered. Dinner companion was very agreeable to keep wrong pizza, wait staff said well its 2 for that kind tonight. Wasn't told that when we ordered. Then got message next day saying I didn't show up for res. Pizza was pretty good, but not mind numbingly good. Overall, did not rock my world.
Dude! Turn on the lights! I'm 44 with perfect eyesight and I almost had to bust out my camera's flashlight to see the menu it was so dark. Always with these young hipster joints and the low lights. Why?!
BUT!!!! The food and the service were spot on. Keep up the great work but turn the lights up, my wife is hot and I'd like to see her face when I eat.
Love this place!
Absolutely fantastic from the quality of the food to the service! By far, one of the most authentic wood fired pizzas in the US. Great wine selection and house made pastas, too. I only wish I lived closer......
Thank you Gretchen!
Our new favorite spot in Tampa! My daughter wanted to eat there for lunch & dinner every day we were there. Wish there was one on our coast!
The place was quaint (a little cramped) and the food was good but rather pricey for what you got. My wife and I shared a pizza but we easily could have eaten one each since the slices were very thin with sparse toppings. The pasta with cream sauce didn't have much of a flavor. We were greeted with a friendly smile from the hostess and our waiter Dominic was friendly and knowledgeable.
Overall it was an okay meal but doubtful we would go back there.
We love Bavaro's. The staff is EXCELLENT! They are so welcoming and we look forward to seeing them each time we visit. This is our go to restaurant before going to the Straz .
One of our favorite Italian restaurants in Tampa. Food is always delicious.
Great service and food
Enjoyed the pizza. It was delicious
Delicious as always!
I think I was overcharged for my meal but my companions enjoyed the atmosphere. Knowing I made a reservation for 9 people several weeks in advance the staffing was light and the one waitress not prepared such as condiment shakers should have already been on what was a pre-set table.
My husband and I were very impressed with the quality of the food. We ordered the Ricotta Meatballs as an appetizer and they were the best meatballs I’ve ever eaten. We both loved our pizza and I was reminded of the pizza in Rome.
Esther was our server and I will definitely ask for her again!
Great food and service anytime we go to Bavaro's. Quite and intimate we would recommend reservations on the weekend!
Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria does offer 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 574 OpenTable diners.
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You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.