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4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
941-921-4848
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Ranked #17 of 851 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 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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Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Trip Advisor states that there are 71 Italian Restaurants in Sarasota. If you expand that to Venice, Bradenton, etc. there are well over 200. ..Baci falls somewhere in the top 25%. The decor was nice once but it is getting very tired. They have an AC problem - either too hot or two cold. Linen tablecloths, good service (Henry), owners... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

this place is very beautiful inside. Their food, though, is very bland and presented very plainly. The dishes really lacked flavor. They do not refill the drinks here and it cost approximately 2 dollars each time you want a soda. Will not go back.

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Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We frequently have family and friend gatherings at Café Baci... The food is always excellent, as well as the service...Great drinks too!

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Lowell, Ma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I found Café Baci on Trip Advisor while vacationing is Sarasota. I love Italian food and have been to many such restaurants. The menu had great options and we decided splitting a Caprese salad, which was served on two plates, and we each chose Veal Abbondanza , a delicious sampler of three different veal dishes. The waiter and hostess could... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

When we pulled it it appeared it was a private version of the Olive Garden, right down to the building and the sign but we were pleasantly surprised. In true Sarasota fashion, when we walked in it was busy and there was not one person in the restaurant under the age of 65 (except us). We were afraid we made... More 

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

In spite of the huge, tacky neon sign out front, this is a good pick for a proper Italian restaurant in Sarasota. The Caprese salad, Veal Marsala, and (especially) the house-made Tiramisu were delicious. My waitress was superb, and given that I was eating solo, I appreciated that. A good pick if you're near Rt 41, south of downtown (not... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

NO matter what you order, it will be tasty. Cafe Baci is our perennial fav for all foods Italian. They make one of the finest Tiramisus I have ever eaten, including those I had in Italy. While not the most luxe ambiance, it is a very enjoyable venue for casually, but properly dressed clientele. The active owners have a long... More 

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Burton, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Superb Dinner, The best service. We used to spend our anniversaries in Little Italy, Cleveland, Ohio, but we moved to Tampa last December and needed to find a new spot to celebrate. We absolutely found it. We were treated like royalty. The food was amazing and, Lorraine, our server was fabulous. Needless to say, we will go there again before... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a truly glorious meal this was. It started with our lovely server Brandy who described the featured entrees for the night with such beautiful detail, that I could practically see them and taste them. We started with the bottle of red wine listed on the menu for only 18 dollars. It really was delicious. The menu offers so many... More 

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Longwood
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Originally ,we were going to Currents but after a disastrous meal there we switched to Cafe Baci and thank goodness. We all had seafood ( instead of turkey...yes it was Thanksgiving!) and everything was awesome! The seafood was perfect and the hostess could not have been more helpful , so go if you are in Sarasota!!!

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Additional Information about Cafe Baci

Address: 4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
Phone Number: 941-921-4848
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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