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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 211
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 21
    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 Must Go!!

My family and I vacation in SRQ every few months and the first thing we do is have dinner at Baci! The food is ALWAYS delicious and the staff are ALWAYS wonderful

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
dnapoli
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family and I vacation in SRQ every few months and the first thing we do is have dinner at Baci! The food is ALWAYS delicious and the staff are ALWAYS wonderful

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West palm
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

When you walk in you are greeted warmly by the owner or his wife, like you are old friends. The servers are prompt and available with out hovering over the table which is hard to do. We were a group of four and we all ordered something different on purpose so we could share. The comment mostly uttered at our... More 

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Wales
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27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Booked a table on line for this restaurant, we had driven past earlier in the day and fancied an Italian meal. The food was good, portions huge and the waiting staff very nice. Overall we were happy with our meal and would visit again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My family and I vacation numerous times a year in Sarasota, and Cafe Baci is our go-to for dinner every visit! Staff is always super friendly and great, atmosphere is great, and food is ALWAYS amazing!! Favorite Italian restaurant, and I always compare other restaurant's food to Baci!

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VENICE
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53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you are into "northern italian" food, it is one of the better places in the area. Excellent fish, some homemade pasta and reasonably priced wine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

On vacation in sarasota and dropped by this cute Italian resturant. Food was amazing and staff was very friendly! A must go if you are in the area of sarasota.

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new jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were all dressed up with no place to go. We passed Café Back and noticed there were a lot of cars in the parking lot so we pulled in. The others were right, the food was good as was the service. I had the veal trifecta which I enjoyed. It was a little expensive but it is nicely decorated... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Bread and dipping oil was awesome, salad was very good, Veal was average I had worse and I had much better.

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We've been to Café Baci twice for lunch and had a delightful experience both times. Food and service were both excellent. The lunch specials included soup or salad and dessert. If you order from the regular menu, portion size is very nice, too. On our visits we and friends ordered Chicken (with arugula salad on top), Lasagne, Gnocchi, Veal Parmesan,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Arriving just before the kitchen closed for lunch, we received good service. Calamari was plentiful and good. Pasta Fagioli was delicious. Tuscan stew was excellent but slightly salty.

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?