100 Year Old Building Renovated
Contact Name: Kim Livengood
Contact Email: kim@theEclipse.agency
Contact Phone Number: 941-445-1938
Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria officially opened Friday, May 17 at 27 Fletcher Avenue in Downtown Sarasota.
Set in a beautifully restored historic building off of Main Street, East of 301, this 150-seat restaurant serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. They will also have live music on the outside patio, catering options and private room availability.
Out of passion, tradition, hard work and integrity Bavaro’s opened their original restaurant 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 along with his wife, Anna-Maria, and their five beautiful children packed their U-Haul, left their friends and family, and drove from New Jersey to Tampa with a goal to provide for others the same love, energy, and authenticity that they experience around their own dinner table.
“We are committed to the art and craft of Neapolitan pizza,” said Bavaro. “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.”
In 2010, after a canceled catering event left them with 20 gallons of homemade pasta sauce, wife Anna-Maria suggested that the team bottle the sauces rather than throwing it all away. Thus Bavaro’s introduced their line of handmade gourmet sauces to the world; allowing loyal guests to take the Bavaro’s family recipes into the comfort of their own home.
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 can be found in St. Petersburg, the Tampa International Airport, and now Sarasota. 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.
Bavaro’s Sarasota is open daily from 11am to 10pm and Friday and Saturdays until 11pm. For more information call 941-552-9131 or visit www.bavarospizza.com