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Cafe Baci

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4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647 (Bee Ridge and Tamiami Trail)
+1 941-921-4848
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At Café Baci, we strive to perfectly recreate the full Italian experience...
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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    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Savor Sarasota Extended

Savor Sarasota - a three course dinner for $29 plus drinks, tax and tip. Full sized portions were excellent. Ossobuco, Grouper Francese and Mushroom Ravioli were the main courses. All served with potatoes and green beans. Salad or Baci Sachets, cheese filled pasta pockets topped with a sundried... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
John F
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Sarasota, Florida, USA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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Sarasota, Florida, USA
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Savor Sarasota - a three course dinner for $29 plus drinks, tax and tip. Full sized portions were excellent. Ossobuco, Grouper Francese and Mushroom Ravioli were the main courses. All served with potatoes and green beans. Salad or Baci Sachets, cheese filled pasta pockets topped with a sundried tomato cream sauce as an appetizer and either tiramisu or creme brulee.... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We searched the reviews on TripAdvisor, looking for a great Italian restaurant in Sarasota for a weekend birthday visit. The positive reviews about Cafe Baci were right on! A very attractive, romantic room, delicious food (including the best tiramisu possible) and friendly, professional service. The family that owns and operates Cafe Baci can be very proud of what they have... More 

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Venice, Florida
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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Cafe Baci with the intention of ordering from their Savor Sarasota menu (extended until the end of June), but instead decided to order our favorite Italian foods: Chicken and Eggplant parm. We both ordered their small Caesar salads which were simple and truly small, but very good. No anchovies : ( Their house bread was delivered with... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Don't be turned off by the location on a busy street, the inside decor is cozy and intimate . We were met at the door by the owner and seated promptly, our waitress Teresa had great suggestions and was very prompt . My homemade mushroom ravioli was delicious, as was my friends penne with Italian sausage and pancetta with a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This restaurant is always full of diners and that is because it is good. The atmosphere is inviting and comfortable. The staff is professional and knowledgeable. We have had the pleasure of dining at Cafe Baci twice and both times the food was excellent. On our last visit I enjoyed the Osso Buco while our guests had Sea Bass and... More 

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Venice, Florida, United States
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My bride and I have often seen the advertising for Cafe Baci in the paper in a group ad as well as seeing the sign (which could use a little love) when driving around town. However, we had never eaten there or had any of their food until we tumbled to their booth at Forks & Corks this year. The... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Recommended by a Poughkeepsie Italian restaurant owner as his favorite in Sarasota. It did not live up to the food in his establishment. Nice service, good food, nothing extraordinary

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Florida
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Good food, service and and nice wines. We had never heard of one their appetizers-sachets. They are pasta filled and delicious. Now we have them every time we go. (If they don't have them on the menu, ask for them anyway. They may just have some.). The portions are large sized and we usually end up taking some home. If... More 

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Hialeah, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I was yesterday with my wife,thinking it would be like a typical italian restaurant,but since the waitress took was an event,we can't remember her name or if we asked,but her suggestions on the menu and attention were very cordial and professional.We ordered the Bruschetta Baci,phenomenal,followed by homemade Lasagna,wonderful,the best I've eaten in years and to finish with an espresso coffee,delicious.... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada & Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Had dinner there Friday night. First, because we love their food, and Second, to hear Shelly Torman, Vocalist/Flutist/Entertainer, perform, Friday nights from 6:30 to ??? We have heard Shelly at other establishments, his voice is amazing and hypnotic!!! We could listen to him all day. You have to go, for the food and to hear Shelly. The grouper was cooked... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Baci

Address: 4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
Phone Number: +1 941-921-4848
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
    (Bee Ridge and Tamiami Trail)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-4848

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?