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. Determined to share their family recipes with the world, Dan Bavaro, his wife Anna-Maria, and their five beautiful children packed their U-Haul, left their friends and family, drove from New Jersey to Tampa, and set out to provide for others the same love, energy, and authenticity that they experience around their own dinner table.
In 16th century Naples culture, a Galette flatbread was referred to as a pizza. Known as a dish for the poor, it was sold in the street and for ages was not even considered a kitchen recipe.
Authentic Neapolitan pizza must be baked in traditional wood-fired ovens, which are primarily handcrafted in Napoli, Italy. The art of oven building has been handed down through generations dating back to the early 1800’s.