Sunday, January 16, 2022

Baci Pizza Brings Family to the Table

Frank Garofalo preps a cheese pizza before blazing it in the oven.

Having been in business along the East Naples Corridor for only four years, Baci Pizza & Ristorante has held steady with its growing clientele. Sit in for lunch and hear “Welcome to Baci’s” hollered as proprietor Francesco “Frank” Garofalo greets guests. The cozy venue where Beach Deli used to be is now the hidden gem of pizzerias south of New York City.

Garofalo has been whipping up pizzas ever since he was a kid living in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from Naples, Italy, it is safe to say that when it comes to Italian cuisine, he knows his craft. Garofalo is known to put his own spin on traditional plates. He had his start in the kitchen at Romano’s Pizzeria Restaurant and began working on his own at just 19 years old.

After the success of his first business up North, he and his wife Maria migrated down to Naples, Florida. In the search of new property, they discovered the current location where Beach Deli’s sign at the time only lit up the letters B, A, C, and I, and the name of his restaurant was born. Since opening, they have been named Top-Rated Pizzeria and Italian Cuisine the last two years on TripAdvisor.

“You can’t really get pizza like this anywhere down in Southwest Florida,” Garofalo stated. “We have been ranked the best in Naples by the community.”

Garofalo only uses premium ingredients in all his dishes. He makes fresh mozzarella balls, imports prosciutto di Parma, Gaeta olives, and slices fresh mushrooms and vegetables for all his toppings.

Baci Pizza & Ristorante’s prices are reasonable and fit any budget. A small 14” classic cheese pizza is $10. The restaurant is currently running a lunch special at $5.50 for two slices of pizza and a fountain soda. Be sure to try “Grandma’s Pizza” which is a crowd favorite.

To make ordering even easier, you can download the Slice application on either iOS or Android devices and place your order online for both pickup and delivery. Your order  will arrive in 30 to 45 minutes. There is a $10 to $15 minimum for delivery orders and a delivery fee of $4 to $6. Baci Pizza accepts all major forms of tender including cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

Baci Pizza & Ristorante is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM and Sundays from 11 AM to 9 PM.

Baci Pizza & Ristorante is located at 2364 Tamiami Trail E. Order pizza, pasta, salad, and more, all with the click of a button from your app. Call 239-304-9553 or visit to place an order today.


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