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Bavaro’s brings Italy to Winter Springs

ItalyIf you’ve ever had the good fortune to eat true Italian pizza, you know it’s not something you can replicate in your own kitchen…unless you have a brick oven that heats up to 900º. Fortunately, such an oven exists at Bavaro’s in Winter Springs. Ty and I were granted a much-needed date night and we took a chance on this new restaurant. Um…yum.

Winter Springs isn’t known for being a foodie hot-spot and there’s only one other restaurant the locals recommend which actually left me a little underwhelmed. So for a nice night, Ty and I would usually find ourselves at Terramia which is probably my favorite place. But it’s in Lake Mary and a little out of the way for us. But now there’s some fine-ish dining right in my own neighborhood!

It’s a cozy spot on Tuskawilla next to Grafitti Junktion just past Red Bug Road. The menu is short and to the point. They have appetizers (bruschetta, calamari, etc), pasta with your choice of 5 sauces and pizza. The pizza is simple and delicious. We chose one with spinach and sausage. We usually go to Mellow Mushroom where the pizza choices are also delicious but a little dizzying with about five or 10 toppings per pie. If you’re looking for a thick crust, try Papa John’s. If you want a pie that’s as fresh as a pancake, check out Bavaro’s.

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This is authentic Neapolitan pizza, people. We also helped ourselves to some wine (beer for Ty) and a tiramasu which means we were out $70 by the end of the night. But that’s what the “fun money” account is for, right? Right. But if you want a simple night, we’ve actually ordered a margherita pizza to go and it was about $15. I don’t suggest ordering bread as it was room temperature. But if you really need the extra carbs, go for it.

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