At Oronzo, You Could Say Food Runs in the Family
My grandparents immigrated from Italy in 1939 with a handful of family recipes and a big dream. At Oronzo, we carry on that dream and made it a modern-day reality by changing the way we enjoy Italian food. But like accomplishing most dreams, it hasn’t come easy.
In 2009, I moved my family of seven to a 900 sq. ft. apartment in Tampa to open my first Bavaro’s restaurant. I worked that beautiful, imported, wood-fired brick oven every day for seven years. If I learned anything from my grandfather, it’s that hard work pays off. Today, I own and operate four Bavaro’s, located in Downtown Tampa, Downtown St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and at the Tampa International Airport. Bavaro’s gourmet, house-recipe sauces are sold in major retailers throughout the state of Florida.
Never satisfied and always innovating, I sought out to build a fast-casual restaurant that brought in those fresh family flavors and tried-and-true Bavaro’s flair. With my grandfather’s name spearheading our mission, Oronzo was born in Spring of 2020.
There’s no checkered tablecloths or Sinatra playing, just an honest passion for fresh-made fare in a contemporary space.
Welcome to the family. Let’s eat!