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Cafe Baci

4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
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Ranked #15 of 832 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: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My partner and I have been there before and it was good but tonight it was exceptional. I ordered a chef's sampler of veal dishes which were tender, tasty and served artfully. My partner had grilled salmon which was done to perfection. The service was impeccable and the manager came over to be sure we were happy with everything. We... More

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Bradenton, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Owner came over and visited with us. Very nice man, food was outstanding, service was very good. Not to rushed, alittle nice for kids better for just adults.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Yes, it's an Italian restaurant and the Wednesday Osso Buco is fantastic, but the four of us had seafood last night and are still raving about the fish preparation AND the accompanying sauce. Full flavored, not overpowering and delicious! Breadsticks are worth the trip as well.

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Sarasota, fl
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The owners hail from New York City where their family started more than 40 years ago. They know just how to operate a restaurant. It's consistently good for both lunch and dinner. Prix fixe sometimes offered has ample servings.

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Pembroke Pines, FL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We enjoyed the food and friendly service. The host was welcoming and Beverly was patient with our ordering.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Friends of ours discovered Cafe Baci on a trip to Sarasota to take in a show at the Van Wezel. We've now eaten there 3 times with these folks when in Sarasota around dinner time. This is upscale Italian and a great place for dinner. Between us we've had veal piccata, veal florentine, flounder, sea bass and lasagna. All were... More

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Sarasota, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I decided to dine at Café Baci for the first time on a Friday Evening. We were greeted by a friendly host who took us to our table. Our server immediately brought bread and took our drink order. He was an attentive young man named Corey who was a great server. He visited us at the right... More

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Panama City, Panama
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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