Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete

4.6
386 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 386 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded 3 hours ago

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

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RichardT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded 2 hours ago

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
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Horrible service and waiting for drinks, apps and dinner the entire night

Don’t be in a rush here

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded 3 hours ago

Hi there - we're sorry to hear you had less than stellar service with us. We aim for friendly, prompt and accurate service (as a minimum!!). I will be sure to pass this along to our manager to address any service issues. We do hope you'll join us again so we can do better next time!

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JennyM
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server Ashley was professional and attentive.

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

We'll be sure to pass along the compliment JennyM! The Bavaro's team appreciates your support.

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vipVeryGood
Columbus
37 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

service was average, Burrata was not the same as last time.
pizza pretty good.

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

Thank you for dining with us! We use your feedback to make everyone's dining experience better. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server made excellent recommendation. We got 5 entrees and shared because we were so excited to try their sauces. Would definitely go back.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 16, 2021

Thanks for getting saucy with us! Our team works hard and we're glad they were able to find you something you liked. See you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Crystal and Josh

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 16, 2021

On behalf of the Bavaro's family - we appreciate your support!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience. We showed up well before our reservation and even though there were 7 of us, they worked to get us in early. Great service and food on a busy Saturday night.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 16, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bavaro's for your group! So happy to be able to accommodate you. Glad to hear you enjoyed everything!

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simono
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

good pizza and pasta. very nice location its worth a visit

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 16, 2021

It was our pleasure to have you Simono! We appreciate your recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, in house prepared, Italian food, excellent service, outstanding live music

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Moba
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizza! My kids loved it!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 10, 2021

Glad we satisfied the entire fam Moba! Thanks for dining with us!

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vipTouchdown
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and reasonably priced wine list; great pizza, great bolognese, burrata caprese is a favorite. Love the street side seating.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you for dining with us at Bavaro's - we're so happy to hear you enjoyed everything!

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GM07
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable evening sitting outside at Bavaro's. The service was attentive and professional. The advice of the server was spot on. The ingredients were fresh and had great flavor from the Verde Salad, to the Napolitano Pizza's and of course we had to have a cannoli! We'll be back!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on June 3, 2021

The Bavaro's team appreciate your feedback GM07! See you next time!

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vipDarrenL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn’t honor the reservation and after 40 minutes we left.

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PaulB
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very attentive staff. Homemade food that never disappoints.

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

Thank you PaulB! We'll pass along your compliments to the staff and chef. See you again soon!

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KellyL
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing.. and Wine too! Ladies not on Wednesday that is great to share with friends over a bottle of wine! Pizza is outstanding, meatballs and I love the verde salad with shrimp. Always people are enjoying themselves. It is a must in St Pete!

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vipalinag
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is as excellent!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you for your review - and for dining at Bavaro's!

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bjamin
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoy taking people from out of town to this restaurant. Food is always great and the service is friendly and quick.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on May 26, 2021

And we appreciate you choosing us when you're in town! See you next time.

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vipLieandra
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Loved everything!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on May 26, 2021

And we love hearing that you enjoyed everything! See you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the first time for my cousin’s birthday. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent! They gave her a free Nutella pizza to celebrate her birthday and it was to die for! Definitely going back!!

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

We appreciate you choosing us for your special event! (And who DOESN'T love some Nutella!) See you next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and appetizers. Service was prompt and attentive..

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

Thanks so much for dining with us! We're glad our staff was on point! See you again soon!

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vipLisaA
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother’s Day at Bavario’s. Great food and service. One of our favorite restaurants.

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

Thank you for celebrating your special day with us LisaA! From our family to yours - we thank you!

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ChristopherW
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was mediocre at best and overpriced. Caprese salad had no seasoning. No saltiness in the cheese and tomatoes were lacking flavor. Had to ask for salt and balsamic vinegar to make it taste decent. Spaghetti and meatballs had no flavor. Tomato sauce and meatballs were bland! Tasted like rolled up meat without seasoning. Ravioli were really good. Had flavor and the Vodka cream sauce was delicious.

Very hard to spend $90 on sub par food. Maybe should have had the pizza but overpriced and service was far from stellar.

Disappointed and will have to explore other good Italian someplace else when I am back.

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

Hi ChristopherW - thanks for dining with us. We use the finest ingredients and don't add anything to overpower their freshness. As noted - we will provide any additions that will cater to the individual's tastebuds!. So happy to see you enjoyed the ravioli - it's been a crowd favorite from day one!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Too bad that The DJ next door is so loud. It overwhelms the outdoor experience at Bavaros, which had small indoor space

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

Thanks for your feedback, and for dining with us! We want everyone to enjoy their experience, and we will bring this to the attention of management.

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vip4foodie
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian meal I've had in a long time! I loved the sauce so much, I bought 3 jars of it.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on April 27, 2021

We're honored 4foodie! We've put a lot of work (and love!) into our sauces, and we're so happy to hear you're enjoying them.

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Michaeld
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun environment! We will be going back when were in town!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on April 27, 2021

And we can't wait to see you back Michaeld! Thanks for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Made a reservation for outdoor at 7pm. They clearly had no intention of honoring. Informed us it was at least a 20 min wait with other people ahead of us. All people outside were clearly just ordering. Offered a table inside next to kitchen. Service was extremely slow and server was absolutely clueless to major sporting event in town. Saving grace was pasta which was good, but has to demand check run through at bar otherwise we’d be stuck there indefinitely. Such a shame as food decent, but service poor. First tine in years that we left a 10% tip. And that was generous.

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

Hi there - thanks for dining with us! We do our best to control the flow of the traffic in the restaurant, but unfortunately there are times when diners take a little extra time to enjoy their meals. It sounds like this was a busy evening for us, and I'm sorry you experienced less than stellar service. We appreciate hearing on areas we can improve.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bavaro’s is a great restaurant for any kind of dining. We went on a Tuesday and they run a special for buy any pizza get a free margarita pizza. The drinks were great! Will go again.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on April 21, 2021

We heard that pizzas taste better when they're BOGO - and we're glad you agree! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with our other nightly specials!

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Kaitlin
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the garlic bread and meatballs to start and I finished out with the most amazing white pizza topped with garlic and prosciutto!

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

The Bavaro's team appreciates your review, and for dining with us! So glad to see you enjoyed everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Bavarros! Always a great experience and food is always fantastic! Good for any occasion from a date, hanging out with friends, or when you have family in town!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on April 21, 2021

The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support! Hope to see you and the friends and fam soon!

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vipLaurieZ
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a good italian restaurant in a funky and interesting area on Central Ave. We sat at a table on the sidewalk on a beautiful evening. There was a duo playing music that added to the experience. We only tried the ricotta meatballs and pizza and both were very good. We will definitely try the home made pasta next time!

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

Thanks for dining with us LaurieZ - we're glad you enjoyed all facets of your experience! See you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! We were celebrating a family member’s birthday and even with a large party the service was quick and patient - great experience!

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

We're honored you chose Bavaro's for your celebration! Thanks for dining with us, and we're glad you enjoyed everything!

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vipforkinbrilliant
Miami
124 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice, great tasty food excellent staff, it was pouring out of the heavens and so it was the perfect cosy spot for a rainy afternoon.. the best penne alla vodka ever, pizzas fantastic. Our waitress was amazing wines delicious highly recommend this place

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

We appreciate hearing from you, and are thankful for your recommendation. (We agree - our penne alla vodka is amazing!!). Hope to see you again soon.

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KellyL
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always quality food. Service was good, and setting perfect, at the end of the bar with the window open!

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed everything Kelly! See you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greatest neighborhood pizza joint

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on April 10, 2021

We're honored to be at the top of your list! We love our St. Pete community, and are glad you're loving us!!

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vipDmoney
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful meal with family and friends. Emily our waitress was attentive to our needs with a group of 10! Pasta's, salads, pizza all were ordered. Ingredients were fresh. and tasted like we were in Italy!! Wonderful memory made today at Bavaro's!!

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on April 10, 2021

Our team thanks you for dining with us! Anytime we can transport someone back to a moment in Italy - we've done our job. Hope to see you again soon!

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RebRev
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You can get pizza just about anywhere, but you can't get pizza like this just anywhere. The pizza crust is excellent, some of the best dough we've had in the Bay area. Also, the bruschetta was top shelf as well. The sauces on the pastas were a bit too cold when they were served, but other than the food temp being slightly off this place would get 4.5/5 from us.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on April 10, 2021

Thanks for dining with us! Our pies are different than the average pizza, and we love seeing that our guests are enjoying our craft. Never hesitate to send back an item that could be warmed up - our staff is happy to accommodate. See you again soon!

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RichardB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was off the charts good. Service could be better but since the food was so good, we didn’t mind not having top shelf service

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on April 6, 2021

We appreciate you choosing Bavaro's RichardB! We've had a LOT of love from our locals lately, and are trying to keep up with staffing as our great city opens up to our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

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LizCamino
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Bavaro's whenever we want pizza. Lately, I have been following their Facebook page to see what the special will be each weekend. This weekend it was red snapper with a piccata sauce, on a bed of spinach, and fingerling potatoes. The fish was cooked exactly how I like it, meaning it was not undercooked. I usually take half of my dinner home, but I ate every last bite of this meal. Our waitress was excellent, friendly, and did not push us to order quickly. Even though the restaurant was very busy, she always had a moment to check on us. Bavaro's has never disappointed us, and this night was no exception.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete
Responded on April 10, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review Liz! And we're glad to see you're enjoying our specials posted to social media, I will definitely pass along the feedback. 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 4.6 stars by 386 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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