Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota
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- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Awesome experience! We had a large party and they accommodated us with great service and even better food!
Great food and ambience. Will go back when in the area.
Thanks for your visit - and for your review!
Excellent hostess assisted in finding an outdoor table for us as the night was beautiful. Had no idea about this restaurant - cool vibe environment, great choices for apps and dinner. Really liked it a lot!
It was very nice. However, we sat upstairs and service was slow on the drinks. Also, our bottle of Chardonnay was warm. We were given a ice bucket and it did get cold. But, not the way that should have been served.
Thank you for dining with us Sime! I will be sure to pass along your feedback on the wine service. Hope to see you again soon!
Excellent appetizers. We had the bruschetta and meatballs. Good pizza and fresh made pasta. The tiramisu was wonderful—not too sweet. The wine was fantastic. Our server was attentive. All employees were masked. We sat outside with live music—Natalie Bonatti has a Janis Joplin sound and played the guitar covering a huge array of songs from multiple genres. The entire experience was amazing! Our new favorite place for a casual date.
We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Bavaro's Foodie! We love hearing you are enjoying the outdoor entertainment, and we're adding it to all of our locations based on guest feedback. We look forward to seeing you again!
We started visiting Bavaro in the summer because of its outside seating. The pizza is thin crust and very tasty. They have music on the weekend (not sure if during the week), which can get a bit loud (no need to crank up amplifiers). Service is uneven, but always friendly and the staff all wear masks. You can also make reservations on Open Table and indicate outside seating.
Thank you for your visit Susan - our team appreciates your support! See you again soon.
We enjoyed a very nice evening out. Patio was very pleasant for safe, socially distant dining. The bruschetta, the tagliatelle and the ravioli al formaggio were delicious and the vodka sauce was the best I've ever had. Drinks from the bar were also excellent and an order of cannolis for dessert was the perfect end to a wonderful meal. Service was fast and friendly too. We'd highly recommend and we'll be back again.
The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support JeffW! We look forward to having you back!
Pizza was a 6.5 on a 1-10 scale. But I’m picky when it comes to a margarita pizza. The ice cream desert was freezer burnt however they did take it off the tab and gave us a coupon for next time.
The tiramisu was average however it would have been better if they didn’t put enough coco on top for 3 more. It’s almost as if they just dumped cocoa powder on it.
Thanks for your feedback BillyM! Our pies are crafted in the traditional Neapolitan style - which is different than what some may be used to. We'll be sure to pass along the feedback about the dessert to the local manager. Hope to see you again.
So much fun! Loved the live music!
Thanks for your visit - and for your support of Bavaro's!
Customers not wearing masks when moving about. Waitress did not always have mask on properly.
Great food, cool atmosphere, and the outdoor patio is awesome.
Thanks StephenD - we're glad to see you enjoyed your experience with us! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on our local specials!
We really enjoyed our meal at Bavaro's. It's a bit off the beaten track. It has a spacious covered patio, nocely.decorated.and lighted in front and nice indoor eating plus a bar inside. Good pizzas, fresh pasta and seafood. We had a party of 8 and we all enjoyed our meals. We will go back.
The Bavaro's team thanks you MatK! We are so glad to hear your party enjoyed everything - and we thank you for choosing us for your special outing! Looking forward to having you back soon!
We enjoy the outdoor dining experience. Feel so fortunate to have found this neighborhood gem.
And we feel fortunate to have you TheresaC! Thank you for the support - we look forward to seeing you again soon.
On vacation with family and this was a find online. We couldn’t have picked a better place for dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was just as good. Will definitely keep this on our list of favorites when we return.
We're so glad you found us MelissaH! We look forward to having you next time you're in town.
Good food and service
Thanks Pablol! Our team appreciates your feedback.
Delicious food —-great service—- and a perfect night outside
Sounds like the perfect trifecta - thanks CathyB!
The outside dining is delightful. We really enjoyed our evening listening to music while we dined.
We are glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Based on feedback such as this, we are adding regular music to all of our Tampa Bay locations - so thank you! We hope to see you again soon :)
Great outdoor dining, outdoor fire place
The Bavaro's team thanks you for dining with us - and are so glad to see you enjoyed everything. Our fireplace is definitely a staple of our cozy ambiance! See you again soon :)
Gets loud outside. Great pizza and desserts. We're regulars
We love our loyal guests - thanks for your patronage Cago! (And if you don't love the hustle and bustle, we're always happy to find you a quieter spot to enjoy your meal!) See you again soon.
Food was fantastic. Service was great. Live music and atmosphere was very nice. Definitely will be back.
The team thanks you for your support RobinH! We're glad to see you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope to see you again soon!
We had a tomato and whipped ricotta appetizer that was terrific and then a Margherita wood fired pizza that was really good. They had some other great menu items that I bet would have been great but couldn’t try everything. The tiramisu was also very light and finished with cappuccino. They have a beautiful covered patio where we sat outside with plenty of heat lamps for a chilly evening. Overall a terrific experience
Thank you for the visit Catherine - we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at Bavaro's! (And we agree, you have to come back multiple times to thoroughly enjoy all we have to offer!) Be sure to try some of our handmade pastas next time - the penne alla vodka is a crowd favorite!!
This place is amazing. The fireplace was so nice on this beautiful cold winter evening. Service was very friendly and super attentive. The food selection is small but sooo good. We were given plenty of time to make a selection and enjoy your company after our meal. Overall a wonderful addition to the Sarasota area!
The Bavaro's team is so glad to hear you enjoyed everything Lizzie! Our staff loves what they do - and we're glad it shows! Hope to see you back again soon :)
The best pizza and pasta in town, alongside excellent attentiveness by the team, mixed with live entertainment in the beautiful outdoor oasis makes for a most enjoyable dining adventure!
Thank you for the visit! We're always glad to hear from our loyal guests. See you again soon!
We had Tracie as our waitress and she was FANTASTIC!!!
We'll be sure Tracie sees this Allie! Our team loves what they do - and we're glad it shows!
Great ambiance with excellent service! Pizza is solid, brick oven pizza. I would come back anytime!
Thank you for your feedback! Our Pizzaiolos work hard to ensure perfection in their pies - and we're so glad to hear you enjoy them. See you again soon!
Absolutely the best bolognese I've ever had. The staff are kind, make recommendations, which I love, and the food is super flavorful.
This would make a quaint date night dinner spot if I lived closer :)
The best bolognese ever!? What an accolade - thanks Brandy!! We hope to see you back next time you're in town (and be sure to check out our Neapolitan pies next time - straight from the 900 degree oven to your plate!!).
Great food and ambience- been to Bavaros many times !
We're honored to get a five star review from one of our loyal patrons - thanks Giles! Hope to see you again soon.
Rude waitress who didn't bother to say hello, but instead greeted us with, "I'll be with you in 12 minutes". I assumed this was because we committed the cardinal sin of being 12 minutes early. She then told us to go wait outside even though the temperature was in the 40's or low 50's. If this was a Covid 19 thing, there was no one in the restaurant, I am quite sure we would not have killed anyone. We never got her name, she was short and fat with a surly attitude. We decided we had enough and went to La Mucca Ballerina. Please tell your staff that if someone arrives early just seat them and see if they want a drink. No one is going to complain about that.
Good tasting food. The wait staff was attentive but had very limited knowledge of the menu when asked about several of the selections. The restaurant turns into a nightclub around 9:30 with a DJ so get there in time to finish your meal. Having DJ lights shine in your face while having a romantic dinner wasn’t the ideal situation. Prices were what was expected. Dinner for two with wine was $80 plus tip.
Thank you for your visit - and for the feedback! I will pass your concerns onto our management to take into consideration. Hope to see you again soon.
Great vibe and holiday decorations. Wonderful singer with a terrific voice! Nice service. Good food.
Thanks for visiting us at Bavaro's! We look forward to having you again soon!
We first visited for my son and daughter-in-law’s rehearsal dinner. They did a great job helping us make the night special. We recently ate there fir my sons birthday and were equally impressed. Because of the pandemic there were very few customers and all staff wore masks. We had excellent service and great food. Tuesday night special was a BOGO pizza which was icing on the cake.
Every. Nice place. Will come. Again
Food. Was. Good. Also. Service
We appreciate your visit Marilyn! See you again soon.
Service is always good! They were getting ready for a set up for entertainment later and he was quite disruptive and at one point his decorations fell - so it was not the usual - the one guy singing kept getting interrupted which was rude.
Food was good - chef Carl doesn’t disappoint!
Thanks for stopping in Ginaa! See you again soon!
Looking for a wonderful place to go for dinner? This is the restaurant! great food, service, atmosphere. Friday night lovely guitar music added to our meal! will be back!!
So glad to hear it Dmoney! We'll see you again soon!
Great food as always, service downstairs excellent and enjoyed the singer
Always an excellent experience at Bavaros. The food is delicious, the servers are efficient and very friendly, and the atmosphere is laid back and comfortable. Bavaros has become our go to for a great night out!
Reserved for a party of 10 to thank someone very special volunteers! Brandon our server was attentive and phenomenal, helping us select the perfect charcuterie for starters. The gentle breeze mixed with the beautiful sounds of the live guitarist was the perfect accompaniment.
We're honored that you chose us for your special event Renee! The team is so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and for your feedback. See you again soon!
Best pizza in Sarasota!
Wow - what a compliment RayB! Our pizzaiolos say "Grazie!!".
Unique style and setting. Most importantly the food was the same and so very delicious!
The team thanks you for your feedback! We're always glad to hear our guests are enjoying the experience at Bavaro's! See you again soon. Ciao!
We enjoyed a lovely evening sitting outside on the patio while listening to the live music on Friday night. Although they were short staffed, our server was wonderful and the Neapolitan pizza paired perfectly with our charcuterie board and wine!
Grazie AnthonyS! We appreciate your patience while we learn the new flow of patrons in this ever-changing environment! Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram page to see our latest specials - we have daily Happy Hour items, as well as BOGO pies on Tuesdays! See you again soon :)
You can order delivery directly from Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota using the Order Online button. Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 552-9131.
Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota is rated 4.6 stars by 219 OpenTable diners.
Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota 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.