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Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete

4.5
4.5
515 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.

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.

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (727) 258-7517

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Our restaurant and catering team can host private events up to 75 people, and an unlimited amount of guests off location for catered events such as weddings, corporate functions, and other private parties. Bavaro's offers the finest authentic Italian cuisine prepared with quality ingredients to assure your guests enjoy a true culinary experience.

  • Private party facilities

    While your event is at Bavaro's, enjoy the atmosphere of 100 year old historic brick walls, imported Italian floors, and a hand-crafted mahogany bar with mosaic Italian tiles. Listen and relax with a compilation of Italian music and Frank Sinatra playing in the backdrop; all while you can see and hear the crackling logs on the cooking surface of the 3rd generation wood-fired brick oven.

  • Private party contact

    Aimee Daley: (908) 812-4206

  • Neighborhood

    St. Petersburg

  • Cross street

    9th

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Popular dishes

Menu

Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday 4-6 PM; Friday 12-6 PM. Half off Beer & Wine

Small Plates

  • Wood-Roasted Gulf Oysters

    parmesan, pecorino romano, garlic butter, crispy pancetta

    • 6 for$12.00
    • 12 for$24.00
  • Charcuterie$19.00

    honey comb, sliced apple, almonds, asiago, provolone, cured salame piccante, prosciutto di parma, spicy soppressata, fig preserves, toasted bread

    • Avocado Bruschetta$9.00

      fresh baked sourdough bread, cherry tomato, avocado, garlic, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil

      • Antipasto Bavaro$11.00

        imported mozzarella di bufala with prosciutto di parma, cherry tomato on a bed of arugula, extra-virgin olive oil

        • Ricotta Meatballs$12.00

          hand rolled ground beef & pork, pancetta, ricotta, parmigiano reggiano, sour-dough bread, garlic, basil, sea salt, parsley with antico pomodoro sauce

          • Garlic Bread$8.00

            wood-fired dough, garlic, oregano, parmigiano reggiano, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil with antico pomodoro or arrabbiata sauce

            • Burrata Caprese$12.00

              burrata, plum tomato, oregano, house pesto (pesto contains nuts)

              Lighter Fare

              add avocado $4, sedred chicken $5, shrimp $7

              • Tomato Basil

                san marzano tomato, onion, panna, basil

                • Cup$6.00
                • Bowl$8.00
              • Italian Chopped$12.00

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

                • Caprese di Bufala$12.00

                  imported mozzarella di bufala, basil, tomato, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil

                  • Verde$7.00

                    arugula, cherry tomato, shaved parmigiano reggiano, lemon, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil

                    • Mediterranean$8.00

                      baby spinach, pine nuts, red onion, cherry tomato, feta, fig vinaigrette (pesto contains nuts)

                      Pizza Napoletana

                      Served 6" / 12" at lunch, served 12" at dinner. Add follow your heart vegan mozzarella +$1. Lunch portion sizes & prices are available from open - 4pm

                      • Margherita$8.00

                        san marzano tomato sauce, fior fi latte, parmigiano reggiano, basil, extra-virgin olive oil

                        • Prosciutto Cotto$9.00

                          san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte, prosciutto cotto, parmigiano reggiano, basil, extra-virgin olive oil

                          • Tre-Carne$10.00

                            san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte, soppressata, prosciutto cotto, spicy italian sausage, basil, extra-virgin olive oil

                            • Diavola$10.00

                              san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte, mixed peppers, spicy italian sausage, parmigiano reggiano, basil, homemade infused chili oil

                              • American Pie$9.00

                                san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte, pepperoni

                                • Funghi$9.00

                                  san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte, garlic, mushroom, parmigiano reggiano, basil, extra-virgin olive oil

                                  • Vegetariano$9.00

                                    san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte, zucchini, peppers, mushroom, extra-virgin olive oil

                                    • Burrata$10.00

                                      burrata cheese, roasted cherry tomato, arugula, parmigiano reggiano, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil

                                      • Quattro Formaggi$10.00

                                        fior di latte, provolone piccante, asiago, parmigiano reggiano, spicy soppressata, garlic, oregano, extra-virgin olive oil

                                        • California$10.00

                                          fior di latte, seared shrimp, avocado, pickled fresno chilis, arugula, shaved parmigiano reggiano, extra-virgin olive oil

                                          Wood-Fired Panini

                                          available only at lunch open-4pm

                                          • Meatball & Mozzarella$10.50

                                            homemade meatballs, melted mozzarella, antico pomodoro sauce

                                            • Pepe$10.50

                                              chicken, fresh mozzarella, tomato, greens

                                              • 50/50 Special Combine any Two$11.50

                                                choice of any half panini; choice of any half salad; cup of tomato basil soup

                                                Pastaria

                                                add seared chicken $5, shrimp $7, side of 2 homemade meatballs $6.50

                                                • Gluten Free Penne$11.00

                                                  gluten free penne pasta with a choice of antico pomodoro or arrabbiata sauce

                                                  • Penna alla Vodka$11.00

                                                    Penne pasta with san marzano tomato, pancetta, onion, panna. Contains pork

                                                    • Tagliatelle alla Bolognese$11.00

                                                      Tagliatelle pasta in bolognese sauce. Contains pork

                                                      • Pasta Bavaro$9.00

                                                        penne, spaghetti, rigatoni or tagliatelle pasta with choice of antico pomodoro or arrabbiata sauce

                                                        • Pasta alla Crema$11.00

                                                          prenne, spaghetti, rigatoni or tagliatelle pasta with seared chicken, sundried tomato, parmigiano reggiano, crema sauce

                                                          • Ravioli al Formaggio$11.00

                                                            ravioli filled with fresh mozzarella, shaved parmigiano reggiano, ricotta cheese with choice of vodka sauce or antico pomodoro sauce

                                                            • Vegetti$11.00

                                                              sauteed zucchini noodles, seared shrimp, choice of chicken or spicy sausage, antico pomodoro sauce

                                                              • Vegan Vegetti$11.00

                                                                sauteed zucchini noodles, antico pomodoro sauce, choice of two vegetables: mushrooms, roasted peppers, onions, artichokes

                                                                Daily Specials

                                                                • Monday - Frontline and Industry Night

                                                                  25% off Entire Menu Dine-in or Take-out 5pm-9pm

                                                                  • Tuesday - Bogo

                                                                    Margherita Pizzas, Dine-in or Take-out

                                                                    • Wednesday - Ladies' Night Out

                                                                      Complimentary gourmet cheese board with purchase of a bottle of wine -special Ladies' Night menu-

                                                                      • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Live Entertainment

                                                                        Starting at 6pm

                                                                        • Sunday - Family Night

                                                                          Complimentary Kids Meal with purchase of an Adult Entrée

                                                                          Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                          What 515 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
                                                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                                                          • 4.2Value

                                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                                          Loved For

                                                                          • Tampa / Central Florida West

                                                                            Hot Spot

                                                                          • St. Petersburg

                                                                            Fit for Foodies

                                                                          • St. Petersburg

                                                                            Healthy

                                                                          • St. Petersburg

                                                                            Hot Spot

                                                                          • St. Petersburg

                                                                            Great for Lunch

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                                                                            Lily

                                                                            Tampa

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            2nd time dining here, food was delicious. Dessert pizza is a must try.

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                            We hope third time is a charm! Thanks for dining with us Lily!

                                                                          2. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Tampa

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                            overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                                            Pizza was pretty black all over bottom and the service was terrible.

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                            We're sorry to hear you had this experience with us. We do hope we can make this right. Please look for a DM to come shortly!

                                                                          3. V

                                                                            Vegefoodlover

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            We went with another couple and were lucky enough to get a corner table - allowed for easy conversation … pizza and meatballs were wonderful!

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                            Thanks for stopping in! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed everything.

                                                                          4. LS

                                                                            LeslieS

                                                                            New York Area

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great food great atmosphere

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

                                                                            Thanks for the visit LeslieS!

                                                                          5. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                            No music on ambiance could improve

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

                                                                            Thanks for the visit, and for the feedback! We'll be sure to pass it along to our team.

                                                                          6. JS

                                                                            JeffS

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            We were a large group and food was delicious and served quickly. Loved our visit and would definitely return again

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

                                                                            So glad to hear it! Thanks for the feedback JeffS!

                                                                          7. GS

                                                                            GenevieveS

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                            Service was a little slow food was amazing. I would highly recommend this place

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

                                                                            Thanks for dining with us GenevieveS! We, along with many of our industry partners are experiencing staffing shortages which we are doing our best to overcome. So we appreciate your patience! We look forward to seeing you again soon, and appreciate your recommendation!

                                                                          8. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Sacramento

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Bavaros’ food is always excellent, fresh, and very reasonably priced

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

                                                                            Thank you for taking the time to review Bavaro's!

                                                                          9. PA

                                                                            PaysonAdams3

                                                                            Tampa

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great time at Bavaros last night. The Prosecco was great. Just don’t like their pizza much.

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

                                                                            Thanks for dining with us! We do hope you were able to enjoy some of our other homemade dishes instead! See you again soon.

                                                                          10. CS

                                                                            ChristinaS

                                                                            San Diego

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            3.0

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                            Come here for pizza and pasta. It's casual, fast and loud. The space is also small. Wines are okay. They do have gluten free pasta available in penne so if you were set on the tagliatelle note it will be penne if you go gluten free. Navigating inside the restaurant is only for the svelte and tiny. Tables are packed in here and so are the patrons. Recommend outdoor seating weather permitting. Or take out. We did that for one night and just warmed the pizza up under the broiler for a few minutes. It was fantastic.

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

                                                                            Thanks for the visit ChristinaS! Hope to see you again soon.

                                                                          11. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Tampa

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                            We enjoyed our meal very much. Burrata pizza and ravioli. Our server was good, but a little inattentive. Never told us about specials, which I heard from another server after we had already ordered. The windows were rolled up which led to nice outdoor atmosphere. Weather was nice!

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

                                                                            Thanks for dining with us - we're glad you enjoyed everything! We will pass this along to our team to improve our service. See you next time!

                                                                          12. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Everything was amazing! Found this restaurant by chance and it exceeded our expectations!

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

                                                                            We're glad you found us! Hope to see you again soon!

                                                                          13. j

                                                                            jefersonv

                                                                            Detroit

                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Everything was delicious! A must go place.

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

                                                                            Thanks for the recommendation!

                                                                          14. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            El Paso

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience2

                                                                            Serious problem with panhandlers at lunch time. Too many to count stopped at our table begging. Probably won’t go back.

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

                                                                            We're sorry you had an issue while dining with us. We do our best to address this issue with city officials, and we will continue to try and make everyone's dining experience a positive one. We invite you to make a reservation inside to avoid this issue in the meantime. Thanks, and hope to see you again soon.

                                                                          15. G

                                                                            Gatoronthebeach

                                                                            Tampa

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            The Rigatoni was amazing!

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

                                                                            Thanks for the recommendation!

                                                                          16. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Tampa

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            3.0

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                                            overall3food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Reservation not honored

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

                                                                            We are sorry to hear there was an issue with your reservation. We are however glad to see you enjoyed everything. If you have anything you'd like us to address, please reach out to us via our website.

                                                                          17. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Detroit

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Limited seating, go early or make reservations. Worth all the effort. Service was excellent (Crystal F.), Food was delicious. Highly recommend wings small plate.

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

                                                                            The team thanks you for the review!

                                                                          18. BJ

                                                                            BJS2015

                                                                            Indiana

                                                                            31 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            31 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                            Nice little Italian place with a great street vibe, very attentive staff.

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on March 30, 2022

                                                                            We appreciate your review - and your visit to Bavaro's!

                                                                          19. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Orlando

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            Excellent food and excellent service. The vodka penne was absolutely delicious. My wife and I split the pasta and a pizza. The pizza dough was the best I’ve had. So chewy and flavorful. We definitely recommend it and will definitely go back!

                                                                          20. JL

                                                                            JoeyL

                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Good, reasonably priced italian cuisine

                                                                          21. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Philadelphia

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            1.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                            overall1food3service3ambience3

                                                                            Very disappointed that we had reservations for outside but when we got there at our appointed time they told us it would be 1/2 hour wait for outside. The attendant told me that all the walk ins wanted outside so they didn’t have any seats. Very poorly handled. Server was very nice and food was good just extremely disappointed with hostess.

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on March 23, 2022

                                                                            Thanks for letting us know about your experience. We are sorry we weren't able to honor your reservation request for outside. We will be sure to pass this onto our team to make sure this gets addressed. We do hope to have you back to dine with us soon.

                                                                          22. LP

                                                                            LynneP

                                                                            Tampa

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                            overall3food1service4ambience4

                                                                            4 diners. Appetizer was flavorless and overpriced. Pizzas were bland and crust was soggy. One diner had a the shredded zucchini with shrimp and chicken that had flavorless sauce, dried tasteless chicken with odd texture.

                                                                          23. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Orlando

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Sat at the pizza bar. Was nice to watch them working the wood fire oven

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on March 17, 2022

                                                                            It was our pleasure to have you!

                                                                          24. JP

                                                                            JeffreyP

                                                                            Orlando

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                            The Vodka Sauce, Garlic Cheese Bread and Vegetti Zucchini noodles were excellent. Service was very prompt, professional and friendly.

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on March 17, 2022

                                                                            We appreciate your recommendation! Thanks for stopping in!

                                                                          25. V

                                                                            sophieV

                                                                            Philadelphia

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience2

                                                                            Good and service was great, but the music of the club next door was super loud

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on March 17, 2022

                                                                            Thanks for stopping in sophieV! If our neighbors are a little too enthusiastic, be sure to let your server know you'd like something a little quieter - we'd be happy to move you! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

                                                                          26. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Delish food, good service and great location!

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on March 17, 2022

                                                                            Thanks for the review!!

                                                                          27. CB

                                                                            CarolB

                                                                            Chicago

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service3ambience3

                                                                            Excellent value for portion size of sandwich ordered! Great taste as well. Leftovers on the next day were just as delicious as day before. Will definitely visit again!

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on March 17, 2022

                                                                            Two days a row with Bavaro's sounds pretty great to us! Thanks for the note CarolB! See you next time.

                                                                          28. T

                                                                            Thom

                                                                            Naples

                                                                            51 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            51 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                            My wife and I think this is the best pizza in St. Pete. Service is always a little shaky but when the product gets to your table, you remember why you came.

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on March 17, 2022

                                                                            Thanks for the feedback Thom! We are happy to hear you keep coming back for more! (And noted on the service - we're working on it!)

                                                                          29. G

                                                                            Gourmande

                                                                            Tampa

                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            We love Bavaro's. The food is consistently wonderful! Our server was great and didn't miss a beat. We enjoyed trying their new Limoncello as an after-dinner treat. We are fans and will be back soon!

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on March 10, 2022

                                                                            And we look forward to seeing you next time. Thanks for the visit, and for the review!!

                                                                          30. s

                                                                            sanpaul

                                                                            Tampa

                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            Tried the Italian cosmo….LOVED IT! Everyone loved their meals and having a reservation made all the difference! The Italian chopped salad was amazing!

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on March 10, 2022

                                                                            We're so happy to hear you love one of our new drinks! Thanks for supporting Bavaro's!

                                                                          31. LD

                                                                            LisaD

                                                                            New England

                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            3.0

                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                            Pizza was made with a thick doughy crust. Mushrooms were canned. Was decent pizza but not great pizza.

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on March 10, 2022

                                                                            Hi LisaD! Our pizzas are traditional Neapolitan pizzas, the hallmark of which is a doughy crust with a tender center. We cut, season and sautee all of our mushrooms in house - nothing canned from us! We would love to invite you back again - and maybe some of our handmade pastas will be more your stile!

                                                                          32. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Tampa

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great service! Even better food. Highly recommend.

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on March 10, 2022

                                                                            Thanks for your review - and for dining at Bavaro's!

                                                                          33. AB

                                                                            AnthonyB

                                                                            New York Area

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            3.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on February 24, 2022

                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                            Pizza was good, pasta dishes were meh.

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on February 27, 2022

                                                                            Thanks for dining with us Anthony! We're sorry to see you didn't enjoy your pasta. Please don't hesitate to let your server know if you aren't happy with something, we're happy to get you a replacement. Hope to see you again!

                                                                          34. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New York Area

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            2.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on February 24, 2022

                                                                            overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                            Not happy ! bavaros always impressed me but it seems that their wine prices increased ( very little pour for the quality of wine you get @12.00 a glass) and the service was super slow. We didn’t get our appetizer until 60 minutes after we got there and it wasn’t super busy. Also I ordered a caprese salad which came with only a few tomatoes. I was a repeat customer but next time I think about going out to eat, it won’t be to Bavaros .

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on February 27, 2022

                                                                            First - thank you for being a loyal Bavaro's guest! We do value your feedback and will be sure to pass this along to our team. Unfortunately we have had to make adjustments to our prices to keep up with our supplier costs, and we have tried to keep these to a minimum. We are also being affected by the nationwide staffing shortage, and we do know this is unfortunately impacting our guests. We promise we are doing all we can to address both of these issues, and appreciate your understanding.

                                                                          35. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on February 23, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Top shelf Italian food in a small venue. The handmade pastas were exceptional

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on February 27, 2022

                                                                            Grazie!! We appreciate your support!

                                                                          36. TO

                                                                            TammyO

                                                                            Jacksonville

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on February 22, 2022

                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                            We were waited on my bartender in an uncootable table near the bathroom. We had reservations but no one took care of us. We had to ask everyone to find our waitress. Food was ok. The place was bustling and people were wrapping silverware right beside us just talking about off things. I thought perhaps they could help out. But no they didn’t. Food took a long time and service was bad.

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on February 27, 2022

                                                                            We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit to Bavaro's TammyO. We will pass this along to our team and ensure this gets used to improve our service. We do hope you'll give us a second chance and dine with us again.

                                                                          37. CX

                                                                            ClientX

                                                                            Kansas City

                                                                            41 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            41 reviews

                                                                            Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Food was fantastic: from scratch and original. Atmosphere was fun: boho with lots of coming and going. For anyone checking out St. Petersburg as a possible domicile for working (not retiring), this would be a great sampler of the artsy-craftsy sector, eating great food all the while. PS: bring your dog.

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on February 21, 2022

                                                                            Thanks for the review! We love our St. Pete community, including all of our furry friends. We do hope to see you again soon.

                                                                          38. M

                                                                            Michael

                                                                            Orlando

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            2.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                            overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                                            Very disappointing to say the least for a supposed romantic evening. The place was busy but not short-staffed. Server (E) ran from us all evening. We had to yell at her for cutlery, condiments, etc. No courtesy or personality for a special evening. As for food, seasoning and sauces were excellent, My pasta (rigatoni) was so under cooked I pushed it to side of my plate. My wife's was excellent though. I have never been to an Italian restaurant that did not provide bread, butter or oil. No salads were offered, nothing on the menu explained or recommended. The ONLY time she asked us as she ran by how things were (10 minutes after we were served), I said "so so" and she said great and left. No Manager ever spoke to us or was even seen.

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on February 21, 2022

                                                                            Hi Michael, we're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. We do take our guests' feedback to heart, and we will pass this along to use this to improve our service. We do hope you'll dine with us again.

                                                                          39. TT

                                                                            TonyT

                                                                            Detroit

                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Overall a great experience on Valentines Day , highlighted by service from Moses . The special drink of the day :Angels Envy Long Island was very smooth while the oven baked wings , salad , & pizza was top notch.Only hiccup to prevent all 5 stars was the stability of table we weee seated at : very loose rocky making us cognizant to prevent spilling throughout meal, should have been tightened.

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on February 21, 2022

                                                                            We appreciate your feedback TonyT! We do apologize for the wobbly table - we will be sure to pass this along to our staff to make sure to check. Hope to see you again soon!

                                                                          40. DG

                                                                            DarleneG

                                                                            Philadelphia

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great food and service as always! Great value for excellent food. This is always a "go to" for me and my boyfriend! Excellent!!!!

                                                                            Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St PeteResponded on February 21, 2022

                                                                            Hi Darlene, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

                                                                          Safety precautions

                                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                            • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                            • Contactless payment available
                                                                          • 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
                                                                            • Diner temperature check required
                                                                            • Staff temperature check required

                                                                          FAQs

                                                                          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 4.5 stars by 515 OpenTable diners.

                                                                          Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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                                                                          Google Map for Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete

                                                                          945 central ave St. Petersburg, FL 33705

                                                                          Additional information

                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                            9th

                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                            St. Petersburg

                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                            Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                                            Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                            Italian, Pizzeria

                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                            Business Casual

                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                            Street Parking

                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                          • Additional

                                                                            Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                            (727) 258-7517

                                                                          • Catering

                                                                            Our restaurant and catering team can host private events up to 75 people, and an unlimited amount of guests off location for catered events such as weddings, corporate functions, and other private parties. Bavaro's offers the finest authentic Italian cuisine prepared with quality ingredients to assure your guests enjoy a true culinary experience.

                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                            While your event is at Bavaro's, enjoy the atmosphere of 100 year old historic brick walls, imported Italian floors, and a hand-crafted mahogany bar with mosaic Italian tiles. Listen and relax with a compilation of Italian music and Frank Sinatra playing in the backdrop; all while you can see and hear the crackling logs on the cooking surface of the 3rd generation wood-fired brick oven.

                                                                          • Private party contact

                                                                            Aimee Daley: (908) 812-4206

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