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Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota

4.5
4.5
512 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. Determined to share their family recipes with the world, Dan Bavaro, his wife Anna-Maria, and their five beautiful children packed their U-Haul, left their friends and family, drove from New Jersey to Tampa, and set out to provide for others the same love, energy, and authenticity that they experience around their own dinner table.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 552-9131

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our private dining options, perfect for any occasion. The restaurant has 3 different spaces to fit all your needs. Need more than 1 space? Rent out the whole restaurant!

  • Private party contact

    Elena - Private Event Coordinator : (844) 611-5281

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Cross street

    Main Street & Fletcher; Fruitville Rd

  • Parking details

    FREE parking available in the lot directly next to the restaurant. Street parking and public lot available as well as handicap parking in the rear of the building.

  • Public transit

    Fletcher Ave. is one block east of 301. Cross Streets are Fruitville and Main St..Heading East on Main Street pass 301 and make a left onto Fletcher Ave. The restaurant is on the left. Heading East on Fruitville, cross main street and make a right at the Chase bank onto Fletcher Ave. Restaurant is on the right.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Wood-Roasted Gulf Oysters

    parmesan, pecorino romano, garlic butter, crispy pancetta

    • 6 For$12.00
    • 12 For$24.00
  • Heirloom Bruschetta (4)$7.00

    ciabatta toast, whipped ricotta, heirloom tomato, basil

    • Marinated Imported Italian Olives$8.00

      whipped ricotta, orange, garlic, rosemary, ciabatta

      • Ricotta Meatballs (3)$12.00

        beef, ricotta, pork & pancetta, crostini

        • Antipasto Bavaro$13.00

          mozzarella, prosciutto di parma, arugula, extra virgin olive oil

          • Garlic Bread$7.00

            wood-fired dough, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, parmigiano reggiano

            Charcuterie

            Served with bread, nuts, & fig jam. Select any 3 for $18 | 5 for $24 | 7 for $31 | 10 for $46. Additions: Honey-Truffle Ricotta Jar $5 | Giardiniera $3 | Marinated Olive Jar $3 | Burrata Cheese $6

              Meats

              • Prosciutto di Parma

                pork, dried, cured, delicate, sweet

                • Sweet Soppressata

                  pork, dried, cured, rich, savory

                  • Bresaola

                    beef, cured, salted, aged

                    • Salame Piccante

                      pork, cured, spicy

                      • Sweet Coppa

                        pork, dry-aged, mild

                        Cheeses

                        • Pecorino Romano | Sheep, Firm, Salty, Italy

                          • Point Reyes Toma | Cow, Semi-Firm, Creamy, Buttery, U.S.

                            • Piave DOP | Cow, Firm, Full-Bodied, Sharp, Italy

                              • Humbolt Fog | Goat, Soft-Ripened, Floral, Creamy U.S.

                                • Gorgonzola Dolce | Cow, Soft, Sweet, Fruity, Italy

                                  Lighter Fare

                                  add chicken $5, shrimp $7, salmon $12

                                  • Verde$10.00

                                    baby arugula, grape tomatoes, parmigiano reggiano, lemon, olive oil

                                    • Mediterranean$11.00

                                      baby spinach, grape tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, fig vinaigrette

                                      • Italian Chop Salad$14.00

                                        romaine, red onion, tomato, olives, soppressata, chicken, parmesan, champagne vinaigrette

                                        • Burrata Caprese$13.00

                                          burrata cheese, heirloom tomatoes, basil pesto, extra virgin olive oil, pink peppercorn

                                          • Wild Caught Salmon$24.00

                                            fennel-coriander crusted salmon, fennel puree, sautéed spinach

                                            • Vegetti$19.00

                                              sautéed zucchini noodles, homemade spicy sausage, seared shrimp, pomodoro sauce

                                              Pizza Napoletana

                                              add follow your heart vegan mozzarella +$1

                                              • Margherita$14.00

                                                san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte, parmigiano reggiano, basil, evoo

                                                • Americano$16.00

                                                  san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte, pepperoni

                                                  • Diavola$17.00

                                                    san marzano tomato sauce, fior de latte, mixed peppers, spicy italian sausage, basil, chili oil

                                                    • Tre-Carne$18.00

                                                      san marzano tomato, fior di latte, spicy fennel sausage, sweet soppressata, prosciutto cotto

                                                      • Prosciutto$17.00

                                                        san marzano tomato, fior di latte, prosciutto cotto, fresno chili, red onion

                                                        • Funghi$16.00

                                                          san marzano tomato, fior di latte, mushrooms, garlic, basil, evoo

                                                          • Burrata$17.00

                                                            burrata, cherry tomato, arugula, prosciutto di parma, parmigiano reggiano, evoo

                                                            Pastaria & Carne

                                                            select gluten free pastas available upon request

                                                            • Braised Short Rib$25.00

                                                              chianti-braised short rib, creamy polenta, hazelnut gremolata

                                                              • Penne alla Vodka$17.00

                                                                pancetta, onion, cream, san marzano tomato, vodka sauce, penne pasta

                                                                • Spaghetti$18.00

                                                                  fresh spaghetti, braised veal & pork meatballs, basil oil, parmigiano reggiano

                                                                  • Tagliatelle$21.00

                                                                    fresh tagliatelle pasta, short rib ragu, san marzano tomato, red wine demi-glace

                                                                    • Ravioli al Formaggio$19.00

                                                                      homemade ravioli, mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano, ricotta cheese, vodka sauce

                                                                      • Rigatoni al Funghi$21.00

                                                                        rigatoni pasta, chicken, mushrooms, sundried tomato, cream sauce, truffle oil, fried basil

                                                                        • Cavatelli$21.00

                                                                          cavatelli pasta, gulf shrimp, peas, mascarpone cheese, crispy prosciutto

                                                                          Dolci

                                                                          • Cannoli

                                                                            homemade cannoli shell, sweet ricotta filling, powdered sugar

                                                                            • 1 For$4.00
                                                                            • 3 For$10.00
                                                                          • Tiramisu$8.00

                                                                            espresso, lady fingers, mascarpone cream, ghirardelli cocoa powder

                                                                            • Nutella Pizza$9.00

                                                                              wood-fired dough, nutella spread, powdered sugar

                                                                              • Complimentary Birthday Nutella

                                                                                wood-fired dough, nutella spread, powdered sugar with gelato & a sparkler

                                                                                Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                                What 512 people are saying

                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                4.5
                                                                                4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                • 4.5Food
                                                                                • 4.5Service
                                                                                • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                • 4.4Value

                                                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                                                • Sarasota / Bradenton

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                                                                                  Lfamily

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  The service was phenomenal. Everyone was so nice and really took the time to make sure we were having the best experience. The food was delicious, but I will go back again and again just for the personal touch/service.

                                                                                2. BC

                                                                                  BernC

                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Just great!! Nice variety of food and drinks to choose from. All four in our party agreed that everything was excellent. Definitely a place we will return to.

                                                                                3. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  New England

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Our server, Adrian, was excellent!

                                                                                4. LC

                                                                                  LauraC

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  Excellent food, our service Adrian was great! Friendly, kind and on top of it. They were slammed because of Mother's Day but Adrian did an excellent job!

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                  We appreciate hearing from you LauraC! We will be sure that Adrian sees this note. Hope to see you again soon!

                                                                                5. F

                                                                                  Foodie

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                  Food is always great. Due to Mother’s Day there were expected delays . But the server never came by to check on us. We only got water when the food came. Never came to see if we needed anything like another drink or water in between. We were there 2 hours. We had to ask for serve ware dinner utensils and napkins. Just overall very poor service .

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                  We appreciate your visit, and we are sorry to see that you had a less than spectacular visit with us. Please check your DM's so we can make this right.

                                                                                6. TB

                                                                                  TylerB

                                                                                  Portland

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                  There were 2 negative things that happened, both out of our servers control, both due to lack of staffing. We ordered 2 appetizers and only received one, worked out being ok because we did not need a 2nd anyway, we were not charged. The 2nd was our desert was ordered and never delivered, we were given it in a to go box as we left. Our server was also the hostess so she had a lot going on and I do not blame her for this one bit. They had food runners that brought all the food to us so someone else along the line dropped the ball. Both issues were taken care of on the spot and my wife and I are very understanding of the situation and lack of staffing. Overall a GREAT experience and GREAT food.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                  Hi Tyler, thank you for the visit, and the understanding! We are doing our best to get to full staff so we can best serve our guests. (And the staff that we do have is doing an amazing job!!) We appreciate your feedback, and your visit. See you again soon!

                                                                                7. CM

                                                                                  ChristyM

                                                                                  Naples

                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great food, fabulous service and excellent location!

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                  Thanks for the visit, and the review!

                                                                                8. JS

                                                                                  JudithS

                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great new find for us. Charcuterie board was very good as was the appetizer with olives and cheese. Salmon was perfectly prepared on a very nice salad. Kids liked the pizza.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                  Thanks for the visit JudithS! We're so glad you stopped in. See you again soon!

                                                                                9. JJ

                                                                                  JulzJrny

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                  We were a party of 11 for a triple birthday party and they sat us upstairs. Food and service was great and I booked the reservation through open table with no credit card charge which was so nice. They even brought a free Nutella cake for dessert with amazing sparkler candles for all 3 birthday girls. Awesome place!

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                  Thanks for choosing us to celebrate - we're honored!

                                                                                10. N

                                                                                  Norma

                                                                                  New England

                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  We were steered to this place through reviews and agree that this place is a gem! Food was delicious. Service was very good and we were kept informed if something was going to take a little longer or if the bar was backed up a bit. Outdoor seating was great. Cute place, great service, delicious food. We will be back!

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                  Thanks for the visit Norma! We're so happy to see you enjoyed everything. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

                                                                                11. JS

                                                                                  JoelS

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Excellent food, service and atmosphere

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                  Thanks for the review, and the visit JoelS!

                                                                                12. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  This place was fantastic! I highly recommend the bruschetta, it was the best I’ve ever tried! The pizza was also delicious and flavorful. We will definitely be coming back again!

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on May 3, 2022

                                                                                  We thank you for dining with us, and for the recommendation!

                                                                                13. s

                                                                                  snowbird

                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  offered to move us inside if we got rain. Food was great

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on May 3, 2022

                                                                                  Thanks for dining with us, and for the review!!

                                                                                14. k

                                                                                  karenair

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  The staff was very accommodating and wait staff was very kind and pleasant. The food was good but maybe a bit overpriced same with the drinks. The bar is cute and inviting downstairs and outside seating was great. It’s shaded and somewhat enclosed which is great. They have an upper level which we did not experience but will next time!

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                  And we look forward to seeing you again karenair!!

                                                                                15. DP

                                                                                  DoctorPam

                                                                                  Naples

                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                  Pizza's were excellent. Outdoor dining was a bit too breezy. Set ups ought to include both a knife and fork. Bathrooms were clean and attractive.

                                                                                16. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Orlando

                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                  We went for pizza. The live music was nice. The patio is great! Service was a bit slow due to staff shortages. But the pizza was delicious and my wife is vegan and enjoyed the vegan cheese margarita pizza.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 28, 2022

                                                                                  We're so happy to see you enjoyed everything - thanks for dining at Bavaro's!

                                                                                17. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Atlanta

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Large selection, Terrific staff, And food I’m going to crave till I go back again. We had the fired oysters. They were Melt-in your mouth wonderful! I had the fire grilled steak, I could cut it with a fork. It was served with a huge serving of oven fired fingerling potatoes and broccolini. We all tried the traditional cannoli, the Cannoli chips and 3 fruit dips, served with fresh berries, and tiramisu. All were so good I won’t be able to decide next time. Our waitress, Kelsie was so pleasant and energetic. We had met her the previous night while she was behind the bar. She so much fun we came back for dinner. What a great evening with friends! I’ll be back for the huge charcuterie tray!

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 28, 2022

                                                                                  We appreciate your review, and are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything. Looking forward to next time!

                                                                                18. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                  Early dinner on the patio was just the ticket after a long day in 5th the sun. The aperol spritz was particularly delicious and refreshing.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 28, 2022

                                                                                  We're so happy to see you enjoyed everything! Thanks for the review!

                                                                                19. s

                                                                                  srqrob

                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                  Nice local place pizza and other eats, good quality. Open area dining. Entertainment, good but kind of lost.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 28, 2022

                                                                                  Thanks for dining with us! Hope to see you again soon.

                                                                                20. KV

                                                                                  KellyV

                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great food as always. The ribeye special was exceptionally good which was wood fired in the pizza oven.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 28, 2022

                                                                                  The team thanks you for dining with us (again)! See you soon!

                                                                                21. LC

                                                                                  LisaC

                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  Food was excellent! Patio ambiance looked really nice but we sat indoors due to no available outdoor seating. Servers were very busy but did their best to be as attentive as possible while understaffed. Great place overall!

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 28, 2022

                                                                                  We thank you for dining with us LisaC! We look forward to seeing you again.

                                                                                22. m

                                                                                  mickyb

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                  overall3food3service5ambience1

                                                                                  Its ok to have some low volume music but the way people were talking they were not listening to it . We found it annoying to have conversation and we were sitting fairly far way

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                  Thanks for the feedback mickyb. We will be sure to pass this along to our team to ensure the level of the music is appropriate for our guests to enjoy their meals.

                                                                                23. LP

                                                                                  LuisP

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                  Ambiance was great.we had a party of 8. Service was good but a bit slow as well as the time it took to receive our food. Not a problem cause we all know every business is short staffed. Alcoholic drinks were average, nothing spectacular. Live music was great. I recommend this restaurant, especially since it is tucked away from the busyness of Main St.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                  Thanks for bringing your group to see us LuisP!

                                                                                24. LL

                                                                                  LisaL

                                                                                  Atlantic City

                                                                                  118 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  118 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                  We have eaten at this restaurant numerous times. Service was a bit slow. Buy there was confusion on who served what tables no doubt. Our waitress ended up being very sweet and kind. She’s from PA originally like me so all good! Food was very good! The rigatoni with the cream sauce was just splendid! Glad they are so busy! It’s a really good place for pizza and pasta. One thing though should have had some specials without meat for Good Friday. Next time!

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                  Thanks for dining with us LisaL! We have had some turnover in staff lately, and our newbies are doing their best to get caught up! We do appreciate your patience. And we have several items that don't have meat - be sure to ask your server for recommendations! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

                                                                                25. g

                                                                                  gardenstateraider

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  The vibe at Bavaro’s was great. Service from Alexis was outstanding. Three couples enjoyed dinner drinks and dessert. Music was outstanding - we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Bavaros

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                  We're so glad to hear it! We will be sure this gets passed along to Alexis. At a time when staffing is difficult, we appreciate you recognizing their hard work!!

                                                                                26. SH

                                                                                  SteveH

                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Love this restaurant! The food is amazing and the service was wonderful. Will definitely be coming back with our kids and grandkids!

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                  We look forward to seeing the whole fam SteveH! Thanks for dining at Bavaro's!

                                                                                27. b

                                                                                  brioz

                                                                                  New England

                                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Music was fantastic and pizza was outstanding! Best in the city!

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                  We're honored - thank you for the recommendation!

                                                                                28. LG

                                                                                  LouannG

                                                                                  Detroit

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                                  The staff was so nice but stressed due to short of staff issues. They really did everything needed and did their best. The antipasto salad wasn't a salad and was over priced. Pizza was tasty. Nice menu.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                  Thanks for dining at Bavaro's LouannG! We appreciate you supporting our staff. And you may have ordered our Antipasto Bavaro, which is an italian "antipasti" - typically containing meats and cheeses to be enjoyed before the meal, and not a salad at all! Be sure to ask your server if you'd like any salad recommendations - we have many! We do hope to see you again soon.

                                                                                29. RS

                                                                                  RobertS

                                                                                  Detroit

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                  overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                  The Hostess was over worked last night and hustling to seat guests. She was doing a great job. As for the food, it was under whelming. I’ve had pizza from there in the past and have always enjoyed it, so was surprised that their pasta was not so great. I recommend trying the pizza.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                  Hi Robert, thanks for the staff shout-out! Our team works hard and we love seeing them acknowledged. We're sorry to see you didn't enjoy your pizza. We do hope you'll join us again - we're sure we can improve next time!

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                                                                                  deedsatdux

                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Decided to go for an early dinner to avoid the crowds. Service was great and we were able to sit outdoors on a beautiful night. The food is really good. Each had a pizza (mine was a burrata pizza with prosciutto. The appetizers of bruschetta and meatballs was delicious. The drink selection was nice as well. Service was perfect…just the right amount of attention but we were not rushed. The only complaint is there were some pesky flies buzzing us, but that’s tough to control if you’re sitting outdoors. Bavaro’s is one of the Sarasota restaurants we have in our rotation since it’s consistently good food with a nice selection on their menu.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                  Thank you for the review, and for dining with us at Bavaro's!

                                                                                31. EV

                                                                                  ElizabethV

                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                  Food is good, atmosphere was great outside however it was noisy and people across the table couldn’t hear each other- only negative

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                  We appreciate your review Elizabeth! We will be sure to pass this feedback along to our team. See you again soon!

                                                                                32. C

                                                                                  Carol

                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                  overall3food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Ran out of half price beer on happy hour after an hour? Felt like bait and switch. Service and food okay. Nothing special.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                  Hi Carol, we're sorry to hear we ran out of "happy" during our happy hour. We are doing our best to deal with supply chain shortages, and we're sorry to hear this affected your visit. We do hope you'll join us again and give us another chance!

                                                                                33. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Orlando

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                  We sat on the patio for dinner as a group of 7 on a Sunday evening. Service was just as amazing as the food. Will definitely be back!

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                  Thanks for bringing the gang to see us! Looking forward to next time.

                                                                                34. ND

                                                                                  NathanD

                                                                                  St. Louis

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Excellent pasta and pizza. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Live music in the patio was perfect.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 10, 2022

                                                                                  We appreciate your visit, and your feedback! See you again soon!

                                                                                35. l

                                                                                  laurenw

                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great food!!! A very nice date night.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 10, 2022

                                                                                  We're honored you chose us for your special night! Thanks for the review!

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                                                                                  frosty

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great! So glad we found Bavaro’s!

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 10, 2022

                                                                                  We are too! Thanks for visiting us!

                                                                                37. A

                                                                                  Aquavit

                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                  53 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  53 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                  Live music a distraction. Unable to converse.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 10, 2022

                                                                                  We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our entertainment. We are more than happy to move anyone who would like a quieter spot to enjoy their company. We do hope to see you again soon.

                                                                                38. J

                                                                                  Jackieg303

                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                  88 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  88 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  I love the pizza and the staff was awesome: friendly, helpful and great service

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 7, 2022

                                                                                  Thank you for the visit, and for the review! We'll be sure to pass this onto our team. See you soon!

                                                                                39. F

                                                                                  Frank

                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                  We had 4 adults (My wife and I, with our 2 adult sons) and 4 of our grandchildren. The service was OUTSTANDING! The restaurant is definitely catching on. A bit on the noisy side and very busy. The food was as good as ever. I hope success doesn't ruin the final product. Had a great time and will definitely return.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 7, 2022

                                                                                  We're so glad to hear you enjoyed everything Frank! Thanks for bringing in the family to see us. Looking forward to next time!

                                                                                40. DW

                                                                                  DeniseW

                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Wonderful pizza, drinks and dessert! Our server was attentive and friendly with great recommendations.

                                                                                  Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-SarasotaResponded on April 7, 2022

                                                                                  We're so glad to hear it - thanks for the review DeniseW!

                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                • Physical distancing

                                                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                                                • Protective equipment

                                                                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                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 4.5 stars by 512 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                Google Map for Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota

                                                                                27 Fletcher Ave Sarasota, FL 34237

                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                  Main Street & Fletcher; Fruitville Rd

                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                  Sarasota

                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                  Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                                                  Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                                                  Happy Hour
                                                                                  Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                                                  Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                  Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                  FREE parking available in the lot directly next to the restaurant. Street parking and public lot available as well as handicap parking in the rear of the building.

                                                                                • Public transit

                                                                                  Fletcher Ave. is one block east of 301. Cross Streets are Fruitville and Main St..Heading East on Main Street pass 301 and make a left onto Fletcher Ave. The restaurant is on the left. Heading East on Fruitville, cross main street and make a right at the Chase bank onto Fletcher Ave. Restaurant is on the right.

                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                  (941) 552-9131

                                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                                  We welcome you to explore our private dining options, perfect for any occasion. The restaurant has 3 different spaces to fit all your needs. Need more than 1 space? Rent out the whole restaurant!

                                                                                • Private party contact

                                                                                  Elena - Private Event Coordinator : (844) 611-5281

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