Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
A company committed to the art and craft of Neapolitan pizza, Bavaro’s stays true to tradition by using hand-crafted, wood-fired brick ovens designed by third-generation Neapolitan craftsmen, a 100-year-old yeast culture, 100-year-old Neapolitan recipes, and top-of-the-line ingredients sourced directly from Italy.
From a restaurant in downtown Tampa that seats 50 guests, to a global brand with a standard of quality that resonates around the world, Bavaro’s has since built 3 additional locations and continues to commit itself to the high-quality, welcoming experience that guests all around the country have grown to love.
As a pioneer in the traditional Neapolitan pizza culture, Bavaro’s has set the standard for authentic Italian food, and has paved, and continues to pave, the way for many others in the industry.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
Spaghetti, Penne, or Rigatoni w/choice of Antico Pomodoro, Marinara or Arrabbiata
wood-fired dough w/ nutella spread
wood-fired bread, plum tomato, oregano, garlic, basil, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil
Second dissatisfied visit. Arrived 5 minutes before confirmed 7:30 PM reservation. No tables available. Miscommunication between staff members as who should be seated first. Two parties seated before us. Was sat at 8:00 PM. Got entrees at 8:50 PM. Everyone apologetic. Offered free desert. Desert never came. My grandson disliked the Margarita pizza. Me too. Ordered well done. Delivered a soggy dough pizza. Yuck. Shame on you. I live across the street at 930 Central Ave.
Hi PaysonAdams3, I'm sorry to hear you had a less than satisfactory experience with us. If you wouldn't mind dropping me an message at email@example.com I'd like to as you a few more questions, as well attempt to make this right this on our end. Thank you!
Always delicious - a favorite spot for us!
We went to Bavaro's for the first time this week. (Parking is a nightmare). Our waitress was wonderful, although overwhelmed as she was the only one and serving inside and outside. We ordered a large pizza with sausage. Extremely soggy and inedible. Our waitress happily had a new one made. The pasta dish my husband had was wonderful except it was lukewarm. We won't return. Go to Portofino's on 34th and 54th St South instead!
Hi Baywaymom - thanks for visiting Bavaro's! Our pies are a traditional Neapolitan pizza - which only come in one size (12") and are made in a traditional fashion - a soft tender center with a doughly, slightly charred crust. We're glad to hear your server made you a new one, we are always willing to make our guests happy when we are made aware of an issue.
Garlic-parm wings were really good.
Jacob, our waiter, was very attentive and helpful.
We had a very nice evening!
We thank you for visiting us TimL! I will be sure to pass along the feedback to Jacob. We hope to see you back at Bavaro's soon!
Love this place!! Nice little niche Italian joint to enjoy with some friends and good conversations.
Our team thanks you JamesB! We hope to see you back again soon.
When we arrived for our reservation my wife and I were told that the restaurant was running around 30 minutes behind. We chose to sit outside for faster service and I am glad we did. Jacob was our server and he was wonderful! He vhecked on us often, was very friendly and welcoming. The homemade pasta and pizza were amazing.
We will definitely be back!!!
We appreciate your patience and understanding! I will be sure to pass your feedback onto Jacob. We're glad to hear you enjoyed everything, and look forward to seeing you back at Bavaro's soon!
We feel like we just discovered a little gem in St. Pete- and almost hate to share it.
We will be back!
Thank you MaryM! (But please do share - we promise there's room for everyone!!) Glad you enjoyed everything at Bavaro's. See you again soon!
Great pizza, great pasta and an excellent menu. Thank you for making our valentines meal perfect.
Thank you for choosing us for your special day Eric! We know the way to many people's hearts is through their stomach, so we try our best! Hope to see you again soon :)
Amazing! Great service and atmosphere.
We love to hear we're doing amazing - thanks PamK! Looking forward to seeing you again.
Very nice outdoor dining area with some live music. Food and service were great.
We appreciate you visiting us at Bavaro's ShawnU, and are happy to see you enjoyed your experience with us. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with our weekly specials! See you again soon.
Always good - love the margharita pizza!!
Thanks VeryGood - it's THE staple of our restaurants, we're glad to hear we have it perfected! (But pssssttt - we have some delicious pastas too!!)
Food was very good. Serving staff excellent. We Would go back
The Bavaro's team thanks you for dining with us! See you next time!
We have been going now every Tuesday night for the bogo Margarita Pizza. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Live
The staff is always welcoming and the food is delicious.
Thanks for visiting Bavaro's! We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!
great pizza.. the restaurant is adhering to. all safety precautions. they have tables outside and to go inside you need a temperature check and tables are nicely spaced out... great place to eat and thank you Bavaros for keeping us all safe..
You're very welcome - and thank you for recognizing our efforts to keep our guests (and staff!) safe. We appreciate your feedback, and look forward to having you again soon!
This is just a great small restaurant experience. Pizza and pasta all delicious. A gem in st Pete’s.
Food was fantastic, atmosphere with love music was the icin in the cake. Will be coming back!!
Thanks for choosing Bavaro's! Hope to see you again soon - happy New Year!
Tried this place on a whim as we were walking down the street and it smelled so good, look cute and inviting, look up the place on line to check it out and liked the family video presented made me want to go, so glad I did their sauce tasted like the one our family makes at home, I am so particular on my sauce (aka gravy as my grandfather would call it)...
The team is glad you stopped in to check us out! And we LOVE to hear we would get the Grandfather stamp of approval. Hope you'll be back next time you're in town. Ciao!
Great place with good food in a fun part of town!
Sounds like a recipe for a great evening! Thanks for choosing Bavaro's!
We eat here often with my family and enjoy it every time. The pizza is always great, and the service is always great. They have added additional seating outside to allow more people to sit outside if you chose.
Thank you for joining us - we love hearing from our loyal guests! Hope to see you and the fam back again soon!
Wonderful food and service as always. Would definitely recommend if you love Italian food.
Thanks for choosing Bavaro's WilburnJ! We love to see that our guests are enjoying their experience with us. Hope to see you again soon!
Overall great the food was amazing and the portions were huge. I had looked at the restaurant online and there are several menus and I though this restaurant had a full bar but actually only had beer and wine.
Thanks for the visit ChrisC! We appreciate you choosing Bavaro's, and recommending us!
Really good pizza - the Margherita pizza was spectacular.
Only bummer was we parked in the empty bank lot and we were towed - not a nice way to end a nice evening.
Totally bogus - perhaps put up a sign that warns people that although the bank is CLOSED, they somehow still tow cars.
Loved industry night. We got pizza & entrees and they were all excellent. If you like Nutella, ask about their Nutella pizza dessert. It was a must have.
Best pizza ever. Arugula salad was also wonderful! Nice wine selection.
Wow JillS - what an honor! We're thankful for your review, and are so glad you're enjoying everything! Don't forget to check our Instagram and Facebook pages for our weekly specials (BOGO pies, 50% off beer and wine - and more!!)
Love that they have vegan cheese!! The pizzas are so good!
Always a pleasure to dine here! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Plenty of room between tables. Wait staff polite and welcoming. Cheese Ravioli, Butternut Squash Rigatoni, and a couple of delicious apps!
It's always a pleasure to have you Debbie! Don't forget to check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for our updated specials (BOGO pies on Tuesdays, no-cork fee Thursdays)! Looking forward to having you back soon.
Speakers from bar next door were too loud for a relaxing dinner.
Hi TFred - we're sorry our neighbors ruined your dining experience! Always feel free to let our staff know if you'd like to be moved to another table. We want to ensure all of our guests are happy with all aspects of their visit. Hope you'll be back to see us again soon.
I love Bavaro’s!! The food is always good but seemed exceptional at my visit 9/12/2020. Thank you!
And we love you LethaM! Thanks for choosing Bavaro's - we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Bavaros is always the best stop for delicious food and great service. Authentic Italian pizza with great sauce flavor. Can’t recommend enough!!!
We appreciate you leaving a review MichaelG! (And even happier that you enjoyed everything!) Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook pages to keep up to date on our daily specials. (Can't miss out on BOGO pies and half priced drinks!!)
Delicious food. The kids loved it too. The adults loved the garlic bread with melted cheese.
Loved the food! I had pizza and my husband and son had pasta. It was very well prepared. Definitely will be back.
We're so glad to hear we made the whole fam happy! Thanks for choosing Bavaro's - we'll see you again soon!
Love it always!
We love to see a happy guest! Thanks for choosing Bavaro's - hope to see you again soon.
Great atmosphere, service and food. Their is no place like it the area.
Leah, our server, was so friendly and efficient. The food was great and her honest recommendations were spot on.
Leah (and the rest of our staff!) appreciates your feedback! We hope to see you again soon at Bavaro's!
Love this Neighberhood restaurant. Always dependable for a good meal.
And we love you Armando! Thanks for always choosing Bavaro's. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
I like the restaurant and the food. I would like to suggest that the food be served hotter the restaurant was not busy as we went early and the food was just warm and the slices of bread served with the dishes was cold or room temp. Just these few little things would bring their star level up one notch. Of course, the pizza that just came out of the 900 degree oven was served hot. Let me go a step farther, I had the tagliatelle Bolognese ...the pasta needed a bit of the pasta water to smooth out the sauce which was I said not real hot. Personally I would have done all that then plated, spritzed a bit of olive oil with a few shavings of Parmegiano to escalate the level!
Hi Gialuvsfood51 - thanks for the feedback! We strive to ensure all of your food comes to you nice and hot, we appreciate you sharing your experience. We hope to see you again soon!
a little disappointed - food was not as good as in the past -
Great food, great service and great location with easy parking.
Thanks so much for visiting us PierreD! We're glad you had a great time with us! Ciao!
Amazing food!!! service was regular and professional. but food was AMAZING
You can order delivery directly from Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete using the Order Online button. Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 258-7517.
Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete is rated 4.7 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.
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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.