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Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

514 N Franklin St, Ste 101, Tampa, FL 33602-4801
+1 813-868-4440
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
514 N Franklin St, Ste 101, Tampa, FL 33602-4801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time visiting Bavaros and we were extremely disappointed. While we love the cozy atmosphere and our waiter was very nice the food was mediocre at best. Not to mention that it came out slightly above room temperature. I ordered the Italian...More

Thank Mom_pink
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Tampa on business with friends, and we chose this place on a whim. It is a relaxing place with a brick interior and soft lighting. We had individual salads and then shared a pizza. The wood fired stove makes the thin crust...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down the best and most authentic Neapolitan pizza in Tampa Bay! And try the Nutella for dessert!.. :). I have been to all four locations - Tampa, St. Pete, Orlando and TIA!

Thank Ron Q
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We were looking for a place to have dinner in Tampa near the Straz Center, prior to the show. Well, we were pleasantly surprised. All the app's,meals, pizza were great. Especially nice as we sat at the bar, and watched the pizza being made in...More

Thank LecantoBill
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The pics on the website make the pizza look like the crust is really substantial and the pizza looks like a regular size large pizza, but NOT by a long shot. They only serve a 12" pie and the crust is so thin as to...More

Thank Dancer46
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This is New York style pizza. Thin crusted and made to order. No deep dish. It came out fast and the place was packed. There is a small pizza menu for kids. Overall the quality is good but the prices are higher than most pizza...More

Thank Lucybelle1
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I read the reviews and knew I wanted to try Bavaros. I was disappointed to find out the pancetta can't be taken out of the penne vodka so I ordered a Margherita pizza instead. The pizza was excellent and I highly recommend the cannoli.

Thank KristiK21
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had an early pre-concert dinner (the restaurant is about .5 miles from the Amalie Arena). I enjoyed one of their pizzas (realize it's brick oven so the crust in the middle is going to be softer and the edges tend to...More

Thank Bear010376
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We made a reservation, which I strongly recommend. The place is pretty small. We had excellent service and the pizza was pretty good. We ordered a margarita pizza thin and well done. We also had the homemade pastas which were also pretty good. Worth a...More

Thank reredish1227
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Relaxed and friendly vibe, excellent pizza and pasta with home made sauces (GF available for the pasta) with a limited but authentic and gluggable selection of wines. A real find away from the glitzy waterfront in downtown Tampa.

Thank BallaterBlue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 N Franklin St, Ste 101, Tampa, FL 33602-4801
    (Twiggs St.)
  • Public Transportation: Bus and Trolley available
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-868-4440
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The founder and Pizzaiolo, Dan Bavaro spent three years researching, training and traveling throughout the US and Italy to gather his vision and craft of pizza Napoletana. "Our pizza is thin and soft with a slight crisp to the crust while topped with the finest ingredients imported from Italy or locally grown and organic. Our food is an art form, which is prepared with passion as I was taught by fifth generation, Neapolitan families. One teaching the oven and the other pizza Napoletana." In addition to our Neapolitan pizza we have a variety of home-made pastas, soups and desserts which are made fresh on location and from scratch. Our ingredients are either imported from Italy or locally grown and organic.
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