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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 233
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 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
A hidden gem...

Love this place. Many times I have eaten here and never had a bad experience or a bad meal.. Can't really recommend a special dish. All of them are good. Clean and the staff is professional and pleasant. At enjoyable evening.. And lunch too...

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Prboyd
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Love this place. Many times I have eaten here and never had a bad experience or a bad meal.. Can't really recommend a special dish. All of them are good. Clean and the staff is professional and pleasant. At enjoyable evening.. And lunch too...

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Cafe Baci was chosen based on TripAdvisor reviews. We were very satisfied with the service and food. The hostess was welcoming and remembered to inform our server about our birthday surprise for one member of our party. Our server Bobbi was friendly and professional. She was attentive without being intrusive. The complimentary antipasto was absolutely delicious as well as the... More 

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Venice, Florida
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104 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This place has been around for a LONG time. If you are 25 and looking to rock-n-roll, this aint the place. However, if you want a nice quite high quality dinner, this IS the place. You expect to see Frank or Dean sitting at the bar and if you don't know who they are, you are in the wrong place.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went here on a Friday night to unwind and enjoy the food and conversation. My veal was very good. The eggplant parmesan was huge. My friends loved it. The live music was perfect for the setting. The fellow playing the flute and singing, Shelly Torman, was right on for the evening. We'll be back!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My wife and I live 75 miles south of Café Baci and we have been gladly making the journey for years to eat here. This has it all for us. We use it for the get away night away from the kids, anniversaries, and birthdays. The ambiance is to die for. The friendliness and service of the staff and owners... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We've been to Cafe Baci a couple of times and the food is delicious. Our server Lorraine and the rest of the staff were efficient and very helpful! If you love real Italian food this is the place to go!

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central florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We went based on the reviews here. It was incredible! We chose from the Savor Sarasota menu and enjoyed an antipasto appetizer, a wonderful assortment of breads in a basket, an added on caesar salad, the Baci Sachets (which were absolutely incredible), the veal trio and the creme brûlée. I had a couple of glasses of cab (of course) and... More 

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Marco Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

After a long day at the beach we decided to see what all the fuss about this restaurant was. We arrived at 845 after reserving on TA. We were greeted warmly and sat at a very nice table. Our server Henry took our drink order and then brought out a complimentary antipasto which was excellent. We ordered an appy of... More 

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Venice fl
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We took family visitor's to this restaurant for an early evening dinner prior to watching the sunset on Siesta Key Beach. This was a perfect night with great service, fine food and a wholesome atmosphere. We will return.

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Sarasota, Florida, USA
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?