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
wood-fired dough, garlic, oregano, parmigiano reggiano, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil with antico pomodoro or arrabbiata sauce
fresh baked sourdough bread, cherry tomato, avocado, garlic, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil
Bavaro's food is always so good! Great place!
We appreciate you dining with us (again!). Thanks for your support!
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!
Horrible service and waiting for drinks, apps and dinner the entire night
Don’t be in a rush here
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!
The food was delicious and our server Ashley was professional and attentive.
We'll be sure to pass along the compliment JennyM! The Bavaro's team appreciates your support.
service was average, Burrata was not the same as last time.
pizza pretty good.
Thank you for dining with us! We use your feedback to make everyone's dining experience better. Hope to see you again soon!
Server made excellent recommendation. We got 5 entrees and shared because we were so excited to try their sauces. Would definitely go back.
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!
Very friendly staff. Crystal and Josh
On behalf of the Bavaro's family - we appreciate your support!
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.
Thank you for choosing Bavaro's for your group! So happy to be able to accommodate you. Glad to hear you enjoyed everything!
good pizza and pasta. very nice location its worth a visit
It was our pleasure to have you Simono! We appreciate your recommendation.
Authentic, in house prepared, Italian food, excellent service, outstanding live music
Excellent pizza! My kids loved it!
Glad we satisfied the entire fam Moba! Thanks for dining with us!
Nice and reasonably priced wine list; great pizza, great bolognese, burrata caprese is a favorite. Love the street side seating.
Thank you for dining with us at Bavaro's - we're so happy to hear you enjoyed everything!
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!
The Bavaro's team appreciate your feedback GM07! See you next time!
They didn’t honor the reservation and after 40 minutes we left.
Great food and very attentive staff. Homemade food that never disappoints.
Thank you PaulB! We'll pass along your compliments to the staff and chef. See you again soon!
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!
Service is as excellent!
Thank you for your review - and for dining at Bavaro's!
I enjoy taking people from out of town to this restaurant. Food is always great and the service is friendly and quick.
And we appreciate you choosing us when you're in town! See you next time.
Great food! Loved everything!
And we love hearing that you enjoyed everything! See you again soon.
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!!
We appreciate you choosing us for your special event! (And who DOESN'T love some Nutella!) See you next time!
Great pizza and appetizers. Service was prompt and attentive..
Thanks so much for dining with us! We're glad our staff was on point! See you again soon!
Wonderful Mother’s Day at Bavario’s. Great food and service. One of our favorite restaurants.
Thank you for celebrating your special day with us LisaA! From our family to yours - we thank you!
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.
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!
Too bad that The DJ next door is so loud. It overwhelms the outdoor experience at Bavaros, which had small indoor space
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.
The best Italian meal I've had in a long time! I loved the sauce so much, I bought 3 jars of it.
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.
Great food and fun environment! We will be going back when were in town!
And we can't wait to see you back Michaeld! Thanks for your review!
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.
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.
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.
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!
We got the garlic bread and meatballs to start and I finished out with the most amazing white pizza topped with garlic and prosciutto!
The Bavaro's team appreciates your review, and for dining with us! So glad to see you enjoyed everything!
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!
The Bavaro's team thanks you for your support! Hope to see you and the friends and fam soon!
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!
Thanks for dining with us LaurieZ - we're glad you enjoyed all facets of your experience! See you again soon.
Amazing service! We were celebrating a family member’s birthday and even with a large party the service was quick and patient - great experience!
We're honored you chose Bavaro's for your celebration! Thanks for dining with us, and we're glad you enjoyed everything!
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
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.
Always quality food. Service was good, and setting perfect, at the end of the bar with the window open!
Glad to hear you enjoyed everything Kelly! See you again soon.
The greatest neighborhood pizza joint
We're honored to be at the top of your list! We love our St. Pete community, and are glad you're loving us!!
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.