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Bavaros Pastaria is the 2023 Award Winner as Best Pizza Place, Presented by Travelers Atlas®.

27 Fletcher Ave, Sarasota - Florida 34237 - USA


Bavaro's story is one of passion, tradition, hard work, and integrity, echoing the essence of true Neapolitan cuisine. Recognized as the Best Pasta in Sarasota and honored with the distinguished Pasta Perfection Award, Bavaro's journey began in March 2009, establishing itself as Florida's inaugural traditional Neapolitan Pizzeria. This achievement stands as a testament to the unwavering dedication of Dan Bavaro, his wife Anna-Maria, and their five children. Leaving behind their roots in New Jersey, they embarked on a mission to share their cherished family recipes and the heartfelt warmth of their own dinner table with others.

At the heart of Bavaro's mission lies a dedication to the artistry and craftsmanship of Neapolitan pizza. Upholding centuries-old traditions, the pizzeria employs hand-crafted, wood-fired brick ovens crafted by third-generation Neapolitan artisans, a 100-year-old yeast culture, and authentic Neapolitan recipes passed down through generations. Every ingredient, carefully sourced from Italy, contributes to the authenticity that defines Bavaro's culinary offerings.

What began as a modest downtown Tampa eatery seating 50 guests has blossomed into a global brand with a reputation for unwavering quality. With additional locations in St. Petersburg, Tampa International Airport, and Sarasota, Bavaro's commitment to excellence remains unwavering. Pioneering the Neapolitan pizza culture, Bavaro's has set the benchmark for authentic Italian cuisine, leaving an indelible mark on the culinary landscape and inspiring others within the industry to follow suit.







Cocktail Lovers




27 Fletcher Ave, Sarasota - Florida 34237-USA


(941) 552-9131


SUN 5 PM - 9 PM

MON 5 PM - 9 PM

TUE 5 PM - 9 PM

WED 5 PM - 9 PM

THU 5 PM - 9 PM

FRI 5 PM - 10 PM

SAT 5 PM - 10 PM



Excelent , good service Excelent food , clean , fast , wonderful, close to downtown, fast access to parking, fenomenal pasta and ousters.


Giovanna B
Great food and atmosphere! Our server Ellie was outstanding. Ellie recommended the Parmesan Wings and mussels and they did not disappoint


Geraldine C
We are originally from New York and have not found good pizza 🍕 in Florida until now! We look forward to trying the pasta dishes on our next visit. Service is excellent and the prices are reasonable.



Host, waiter- all were very pleasant, accommodating. Best Pasta Ala Vodka I've had! Food was really fresh and hot, delicious. Drinks were great. Looking forward to going back soon.


lynnette tosby
Bavaros in downtown Sarasota is amazing! I love the decor and the food is excellent. We enjoyed the Sangria, meatball appetizer, tre-carne pizza (delicious)


Jacqueline Dobbs
Ellie was absolutely fantastic! Friendly, Efficient, and Knowledgable..all you could ask for! Always an amazing experience here..



Jen M.
Some of the best brick oven pizza I have ever had. Their homemade pasta is amazing and the live musician adds a lovely ambience. Dining is inside or out.


Carla S.
Great pizza and has GF options if needed! We visit Sarasota every summer and this became our second visit and will continue to do so!


Kristen M.
We easily made a res on open table- we were seated upstairs- you'll see the chic decor, brick walls, leather seating, & wine walls. Downstairs is a huge brick oven for pizza. Steven was our server- he was friendly.

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