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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • 279
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    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
Excellent Choice

We had only two evenings in the Sarasota area and chose Cafe Baci for dinner the first night because of the reviews on trip advisor. We enjoyed it so much that we went back the second night. The food and service were both outstanding. Our server, Lorraine, made sure every detail was perfect. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
179Lovetotravel
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Milford, Delaware
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Milford, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had only two evenings in the Sarasota area and chose Cafe Baci for dinner the first night because of the reviews on trip advisor. We enjoyed it so much that we went back the second night. The food and service were both outstanding. Our server, Lorraine, made sure every detail was perfect. My husband had the eggplant and it... More 

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Thank 179Lovetotravel
Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There were four of us for dinner. The fish and pasta dish was excellent. I had the gnocchi and felt the sauce had no flavor. I do not remember what the other couple ordered but were very happy with their meal.

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Thank Rose Marie Z
Venice, Florida
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with a large group last Sunday evening. Decor a little worn but O.K. Various items ordered around the table were red snapper (excellent) Caesar salad (good) veal scallopini (tough - not great) a veal trio (one was tough, another was fried, but really dry needing a sauce) and the grouper special (just O.K.) No one's food was really hot... More 

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Thank Bannatyne
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This review is simple,,,,NOTHING will disappoint you at Baci !!! right from the minute we walked in,,,The owner came over to chat with us and welcome us to his restaurant . The server was fantastic, attentive and rolled with all the substitutions to our orders. he also made great suggestions. The food was beautifully presented,,, generous ,,, and delicious !!!... More 

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Thank mike t
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

our waittress Karla is wonderful, present, good service, food was delivered hot. Great home made alfredo sauce, fresh and huge piece of Flounder fish with angel hair pasta. great home made tapanade dip for herbs bread. Good wine for a bottle $28. Best dinner at Sarasota for the trip.

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Thank Angela H
Milton, Delaware
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my Uncle's favorite Italian restaurant and now it is now my husbands. He had the veal and still comments on how delicious it was. We had the most enjoyable waiter. We will definitely go back.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late for dinner, and closed the place, but were never rushed. The service was outstanding, and the food was some of the best Italian food I have ever experienced outside of Italy and grandmas house! The home made gnocchi were perfectly cooked, and the Cappuccino was piping hot.

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Thank Salf
Rockville, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful service, attentive and always appropriate. Reasonable prices, very good food. In addition the breadbasket was as good as it gets, with bread sticks as well as very good bread. Our reservation with Trip Advisor didn't go through for some reason and even though this was a busy Sat night they did their best to seat us quickly.

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Thank AAH296
Malden, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came here for lunch. They offer a $15 fixed luncheon menu which includes a soup (homemade) or mixed green salad which had pecans and cranberries in it. I had the salmon with homemade pesto risotto and delicious fresh garlic green beans. My wife had chicken francese with sun dried tomatoes and perfectly cooked roasted potatoes. And... More 

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Thank Michael K
Sun City Center, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, good service and reasonable price. Lunch portions were generous. Can't wait to be in the area again for lunch.

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Thank Victor O

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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?