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Cafe Baci

4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
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Ranked #14 of 829 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bee Ridge and Tamiami Trail
Description: At Café Baci, we strive to perfectly recreate the full Italian experience. From the moment you walk through our door, you sense the difference and you feel the culture. The atmosphere here is enchanting and peaceful, the Italian cuisine reminiscent of that created by some of the greatest Italian Chefs. Relax and enjoy your stay with us. Savor the delicate flavors of history. Close your eyes, breathe deeply….you are in Italy, if but only for a moment. Buon appetito!
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240 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Panama City, Panama
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I made the reservation based on Open Table reviews. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and seated. The menu was small but quite varied. Very quickly we were given a bread basket, olive oil dip, and a small antipasto. I ordered the Pasta Fagiole Zuppa. I was quite pleased with the soup. I ordered a special that was offered of... More

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Englewood, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Expect delicious food that is not the usual prime rib and baked potato. The salads, soups and main dishes are all elegantly served and look and taste great at a reasonable price.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We just happened on this restaurant after a long day of looking at homes with a realtor. The food was absolutely excellent and the staff was friendly and very competent. First of all they gave us a nice little appetizer as first time guests. We loved the thin bread sticks and our waitress not only brought us more, but gave... More

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Venice, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

An elegant experience with great food at a modest price. We arrive around 4 pm and had the early-bird special menu. Chicken marsala was great and our friends raved about the meatball soup. You won't go wrong at Cafe Baci, the service and atmosphere were great. You also won't have to worry about a noisy dining experience!

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and 2 teenaged sons enjoyed a fantastic evening at Cafe Baci tonight. We go to Sarasota every other year and have often debated where to enjoy our final meal for our visit. We've been hesitant to go to Baci since my husband used to eat at the sister restaurant in NY city a couple times a month. He... More

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Miami, Florida
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236 reviews 236 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Based on TA, we came here. The menu is ala carte. We ordered salads which were tasty and fresh. The seafood pastas were loaded with seafood! The seafood was fresh and properly prepared. The sauces were delicious. Service was very attentive. A basket of bread and breadsticks is initially presented. The tab for three of us was $80. A little... More

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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My girlfriend and I reserved a table ahead of time, so we were promptly seated by the host. Almost immediately after sitting down, we were treated with an antipasti plate. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. We both ordered one of the specials of the day - a pasta dish with shrimp and scallops. It was fantastic! And in... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Service was good, but the atmosphere in restaurant was not that nice. It was dark, and had an "old" smell... Food was ok, but portions way too big (but that is just how it is in the US..).

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Chicago, Illinois
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392 reviews 392 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

For years, we have been driving down Route 41 (Tamiami Trail) in Sarasota from Southgate to Gulfgate and looking at the Cafe Baci sign without giving it much notice or respect. But this year, I decided to do something different. We would go to a lot of restaurants, never the same one twice, so my wife could take a vacation... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have to admit that I had low expectations going in. The outside sign is a bit much and screams predictable italian food. We went with another couple. I am happy to report that in spite of looks the food and service were quite good. Yes , an older crowd but very pleasant and everything we eat we enjoyed. Good... More

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