I was delighted to find and to eat at downtown Tampa's Pizzaiolo Bavaro TWICE last week. The little place packs a HUGE punch. Why? Because owner (and pizzaiolo) Dan Bavaro is singlemindedly dedicated to authenticity.
I have been priviledged to travel much and see the great new, authentic, DOP pizza places throughout the United States. This include Spacca Napoli in Chicago and Pizza Antico in Atlanta and many others too numerous to name. Among these, Bavaro is among the best, if not the very best. The flour and dough are perfect, the tomatoes and buffala mozzarella are correct.
In addition to knock out pizzas, Pizzaiolo Bavaro also has excellent pasta, antipasti, salads, and a very good and reasonably priced wine list. Without doubt, Tampa is extremely fortunate to have this establishment!