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
penne, spaghetti, rigatoni or tagliatelle pasta with choice of antico pomodoro or arrabbiata sauce
hand rolled ground beef & pork, pancetta, ricotta, parmigiano reggiano, sour-dough bread, garlic, basil, sea salt, parsley with antico pomodoro sauce
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
Tagliatelle pasta in bolognese sauce. Contains pork
Neighborhood gem. Limited menu with salads pizza and some pastas for dinner but what they offer is very good
Fabulous brick oven pizzas. Friendly and prompt service.
Great indoor and outdoor options
Thanks for dining with us garyc! Our team appreciates your review, and feedback!
Fantastic live music, the singers voice is like Michael Buble’s and he was very kind and took requests. Great spot to sit outside, sip on wine and enjoy an evening.
We're so glad to hear you're enjoying our live music! Thanks for dining with us, and for your feedback!
The penna alla vodka was the best pasta I have ever eaten. The meatballs are delicious. The pizza is the best in the U.S. Jacquelyn was our server and did a great job. The affogato is deadly.
The best pasta ever - that's quite the accolade, thanks Nate! We'll be sure to pass along your feedback, and we thank you for the staff shoutout! Hope to see you again soon.
Amazing pizza, fabulous pasta and fresh salads! A must.
Thanks for the recommendation LindaO! The Bavaro's team appreciates your support.
Hostess was terrible and had so much attitude (for no real reason). Ridiculous!! She was extremely rude on a busy Saturday evening.
HI Gene, we're sorry to see you had a bad encounter with one of our staff. This is not the level of service we strive for at Bavaro's and we do apologize. This will be sent along to the manager at the St. Pete location to ensure it gets addressed. We do hope the rest of your meal was enjoyable, and if not - please reach out to us directly via our website. Thank you!
Amazing! The food was fantastic. Highly recommend!
We're glad you enjoyed everything ChristopherP! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Enjoyed our meal, great service, quick time wait for food.
It was our pleasure to have you dine with us! We appreciate your recommendation.
Still the best pizza in Tampa!
We're trying our best TampaHistory - and glad we're still at the tops of your list!
Great meal for our work team of 13 people. Everyone was very pleased.
We appreciate your group dining with us at Bavaro's! Thank you for your review and your support.
Good place but not great
Thanks for dining with us! We'd love to hear how we could make your visit a five-star experience. Please feel free to reach out to us directly via our website so we can hear more.
Delicious food! The Burrata Pizza was perfectly cooked and wonderful👍🏻
We aim for delicious - and glad we hit the mark! (And who doesn't love some creamy burrata!!) We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Mushroom Sausage Pizza was wet and somewhat soggy.
Hi Harry - thanks for dining with us! Our pies are traditional Neapolitan pizzas which are more tender in the center than a traditional American pie. Be sure to ask for it well done if you prefer it a little more tough - we're happy to oblige! See you again soon!
Our party of 4 dined here for the first time. Our server was very pleasant and very efficient. We were disappointed that one of the evening specials was sold out before our 6:30 p.m. reservation. We ordered a pizza, two pasta dishes and a salad for our tables. The food was very good. The live entertainment was a nice touch and provided a good backdrop for dining.
We appreciate you dining with us! I will be sure to pass along your feedback with regards to the specials, we'd love for everyone to be able to enjoy them. We hope to see you again soon.
Nice little pastaria. We only had drinks and appetizers at the bar before going to a ball game. They were very good and staff was very friendly. Will definitely return to try the pizza!
We appreciate you stopping in WarrenB! We'll see you before the next game - and GO RAYS!
Our first visit - reservation via Open Table, Thursday at 7pm. Relatively busy when we arrived but there were a few tables open outside (we elected to sit inside due to the heat). Our waiter was attentive, friendly, prompt, and kept the drinks filled. We enjoyed the garlic bread and buffalo mozzarella caprese as appetizers, and a margherita pizza and penne alla vodka for entrees. Finished with two cannolis to go. All the food was delicious. The only small thing was that the shrimp we added on to the pasta still had the tails on, though the shrimp had been tossed in the pasta/sauce so they had to be picked up to remove the tails (getting sauce on fingers). Would suggest removing the tails before tossing in the pasta. The pizza was authentic Neopolitan style, just the same as what I've had in Naples.
Thank you for dining with us - and for the review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
We went out for a birthday celebration. The notes on the open table reservation were not acknowledged. Their service staff did not seem to know much about food and wine. It felt more like they were just there to take the order. No dessert offered. The menu we received was incorrect so we missed out on a lot of items we would’ve preferred to have.
I would rather order it to go next time. The food was really quite delicious, hopefully they train their staff to represent it better.
Hi Brit - thanks for the feedback, and we genuinely apologize that the team did not see/acknowledge the note on the birthday. We'll be sure to pass this along to the manager to be addressed.
Very cool place. Server was very nice. Food had great flavor. I ate waaayy too much.
Thank you for dining with us - we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Loved the restaurant from the moment we walked in! Great service and recommendations. Wine came very fast, which was lovely. Josh was great!
It was our pleasure to serve you HazelBug! Thanks for choosing Bavaro's!
Turned tables due to dinners before Ray’s game but we were not rushed.
They obviously do a good volume of takeout but again did not diminish service or attention to our table of four.
Food excellent. One in our group said, “Best pizza ever!”
Reasonable price - good value. Good experience.
Thanks for stopping in before the game RandyH! Hope to see you again soon! (And go Rays!!)
Best EVER!! The vodka sauce is TOO DIE FOR! 10/10!
Thanks so much for dining with us - and for your review! Our vodka sauce is one of our staples - and those who have had it know why! Hope to see you again soon.
Bavaro's never disappoints. The brick oven pizza is a must have as are the meatballs. The pasta dishes ore very yummy as well. Great dollar value. You can dress up or dress down at this place. They do not serve liquor but they do have beer and wine. If you are in the St. Pete area, you should stop here and grab a bite to eat.
We appreciate your recommendation DarleneG! See you again soon.
Great food, excellent server!
Thanks for dining with us Kris! Our staff works hard, and we're so happy to see them recognized. Hope to see you again soon.
Always A++! Staff is friendly and inviting. Food delicious
It was our pleasure serving you! Thanks for choosing Bavaro's.
Great experience! Fabulous server.
The Bavaro's team thanks you for dining with us!
Family run business who serve excellent food and care about their customers. Been to Italy numerous times and their food was authentic.
Thank you for your feedback James! We aim to treat everyone like our big Italian family, and we're so glad to hear you had that experience with us. Grazie!!
Food was great! Will be back again.
And we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Always love Bavarros. Amazing food. Great value
It was our pleasure to have you - again! Thanks for your review.
Not our first time. The pizza is the best. We sat outside this time. It was a little noisy with the traffic. Emily was our server and did a great job. We'll be back. ❤
Thanks for dining with us - again! Never hesitate to ask to be moved if you'd like a quieter spot - we're happy to accommodate. See you again soon :)
Nice environment, good location, convenient for a fast meal, the service is good.
I order the meatballs and had a good taste just for started.
We appreciate you choosing Bavaro's! Feel free to sit and stay awhile next time - we have some great live music for lounging! See you again soon.
Mediocre overpriced pizza, salad, pasta
We're sorry to see you didn't enjoy your visit with us!
Food was great. Morgan provided excellent service!
Thanks for stopping in Dennis! We'll be sure Morgan sees this feedback - we appreciate the staff shoutout!
I don’t get what the hype is about. $17 for 10 undercooked chicken wings. Pasta w chicken for $24 w no salad included? Not worth the amount they charge when you can go to something fancy for the same price.
Hi EJJR - we're sorry you didn't enjoy your meal. Our menu items are made fresh in house, and we think we're priced appropriately for an authentic Italian dining experience. Thanks for trying us out!
Great food and service!!!
The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support!!
Waiter was rude and inattentive. Food was ok but not flavorful.
We're sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us! Please feel free to reach out to us via our website so we can hear more about how we can improve!
The pizza and meatballs were delicious. Food was served quickly. I’m and out in less than an hour for a party of 4 including appetizers.
Thanks for your feedback! It was our pleasure to serve you - and we hope to see you again soon!
Bavaro's food is always so good! Great place!
We appreciate you dining with us (again!). Thanks for your support!
We went to celebrate Father’s Day. The food was outstanding and the service was great, but it was way too loud. We couldn’t enjoy conversation because the noise level was just too high.
Thanks for dining with us for your Dad's special day! So glad to hear you enjoyed everything. We'll be sure to make note of your feedback on the noise. Hope to see you again soon!
Wonderful food! The Tiramisu was amazing and my son loved the ravioli.
Glad we could please the whole family RichardT! Sounds like your son has good taste ;) Hope to see you again soon.
Fun place. Food great. Service decent. You could tell they weren’t at full staff. I’d go again for sure.
Thanks for dining with us DunedinFan! Our staff is hustling, and we appreciate you noticing. See you next time!
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 423 OpenTable diners.
Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/bavaros-pizza-napoletana-and-pastaria/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.