Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete

4.5
423 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 423 people are saying
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SteveS
St. Louis
60 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem. Limited menu with salads pizza and some pastas for dinner but what they offer is very good

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garyc
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brick oven pizzas. Friendly and prompt service.
Great indoor and outdoor options

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for dining with us garyc! Our team appreciates your review, and feedback!

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vipmeesh
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on September 12, 2021

We're so glad to hear you're enjoying our live music! Thanks for dining with us, and for your feedback!

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vipNate
Tampa
455 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on September 12, 2021

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.

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LindaO
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing pizza, fabulous pasta and fresh salads! A must.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thanks for the recommendation LindaO! The Bavaro's team appreciates your support.

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vipGeneC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hostess was terrible and had so much attitude (for no real reason). Ridiculous!! She was extremely rude on a busy Saturday evening.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on August 30, 2021

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!

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ChristopherP
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food was fantastic. Highly recommend!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on September 5, 2021

We're glad you enjoyed everything ChristopherP! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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vtlady
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal, great service, quick time wait for food.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on August 11, 2021

It was our pleasure to have you dine with us! We appreciate your recommendation.

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TampaHistory
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best pizza in Tampa!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on August 8, 2021

We're trying our best TampaHistory - and glad we're still at the tops of your list!

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for our work team of 13 people. Everyone was very pleased.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on August 8, 2021

We appreciate your group dining with us at Bavaro's! Thank you for your review and your support.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good place but not great

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on August 8, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! The Burrata Pizza was perfectly cooked and wonderful👍🏻

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on August 8, 2021

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.

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HarryN
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mushroom Sausage Pizza was wet and somewhat soggy.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on August 8, 2021

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!

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vipmasterchef
Naples
70 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on August 8, 2021

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.

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WarrenB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on August 8, 2021

We appreciate you stopping in WarrenB! We'll see you before the next game - and GO RAYS!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on August 1, 2021

Thank you for dining with us - and for the review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Brit
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on August 1, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very cool place. Server was very nice. Food had great flavor. I ate waaayy too much.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on August 1, 2021

Thank you for dining with us - we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipHazelGretel
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant from the moment we walked in! Great service and recommendations. Wine came very fast, which was lovely. Josh was great!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 25, 2021

It was our pleasure to serve you HazelBug! Thanks for choosing Bavaro's!

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RandyH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 25, 2021

Thanks for stopping in before the game RandyH! Hope to see you again soon! (And go Rays!!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best EVER!! The vodka sauce is TOO DIE FOR! 10/10!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 25, 2021

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.

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DarleneG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 25, 2021

We appreciate your recommendation DarleneG! See you again soon.

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Kris
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, excellent server!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 17, 2021

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always A++! Staff is friendly and inviting. Food delicious

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 17, 2021

It was our pleasure serving you! Thanks for choosing Bavaro's.

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vipCassie
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Fabulous server.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 17, 2021

The Bavaro's team thanks you for dining with us!

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James
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family run business who serve excellent food and care about their customers. Been to Italy numerous times and their food was authentic.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 11, 2021

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Will be back again.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 11, 2021

And we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Bavarros. Amazing food. Great value

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 8, 2021

It was our pleasure to have you - again! Thanks for your review.

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vipNate
Tampa
455 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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. ❤

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 4, 2021

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 :)

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vipManuelA
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 4, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Mediocre overpriced pizza, salad, pasta

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 4, 2021

We're sorry to see you didn't enjoy your visit with us!

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vipDennis
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Morgan provided excellent service!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on July 4, 2021

Thanks for stopping in Dennis! We'll be sure Morgan sees this feedback - we appreciate the staff shoutout!

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vipEJJR
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 29, 2021

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!

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vipVickiJ
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 29, 2021

The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waiter was rude and inattentive. Food was ok but not flavorful.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 29, 2021

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thanks for your feedback! It was our pleasure to serve you - and we hope to see you again soon!

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DarleneG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bavaro's food is always so good! Great place!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 24, 2021

We appreciate you dining with us (again!). Thanks for your support!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 29, 2021

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!

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RichardT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food! The Tiramisu was amazing and my son loved the ravioli.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 24, 2021

Glad we could please the whole family RichardT! Sounds like your son has good taste ;) Hope to see you again soon.

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DunedinFan
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun place. Food great. Service decent. You could tell they weren’t at full staff. I’d go again for sure.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 20, 2021

Thanks for dining with us DunedinFan! Our staff is hustling, and we appreciate you noticing. See you next time!

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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.

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