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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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  • 206
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Excellent lunches

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Judy L
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Punta Gorda, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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307 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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Punta Gorda, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Really nice evening. Restaurant was comfortable. We enjoyed our meal, food was very good, beginning with bread, pasta fagioli and main entree. Our waitress was exceptionally helpful and pleasant. We will be back.

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We eat at Cafe Baci every trip to Sarasota. The food is excellent and prices are reasonable. On our recent visit, our waitress was pleasant, professional, and very efficient even though working several large tables. I had a seafood special that was just as described and excellent. My wife had Veal Picatta that would melt in your mouth. The house... More 

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Rushford, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We made reservations for a Thursday night at 630. When we arrived it was already busy and when we left the place was still packed. Seemed to be a popular choice in Sarasota! Our table had the Frutti de Mare, Shrimp Diavolo, and I had the Fettuccine Baci. The shrimp and scallops in the Frutti and Fettuccine were huge and... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stumbled onto Cafe Baci thanks to Trip Advisor. It was a little fancier than we were expecting (dining with our kids in shorts & t-shirts) but were warmly welcomed all the same. It definitely seems to be a hit among the older crowd. The bread and pesto dip was a hit with everybody. Would not order the bruschetta again,... More 

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Usually when we're on vacation we like to try as many different restaurants as possible, but Café Baci was so good we had to dine there twice during our 2 week stay in Siesta Key. Both meals were exceptional. The second night I had a generous portion of grouper in a light lemon caper sauce, while my wife had pistachio... More 

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Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This restaurant in Sarasota came highly rated on the internet for Italian dinning so being my wife birthday and she wanted Italian, we decide to give it a try and made a reservation. We were not disappointed, food quality, service, ambiance all excellent. We would highly recommend Cafe Baci for anyone seeking a quality Italian meal thats not a chain... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We have eaten here several times and always for the early bird special from 4 until 5 each day. The deal is one course for $10, or 3 courses for $15- both bargains and of high quality. Red or white wine is $10 a bottle and quite an acceptable quality This restaurant exudes calm and elegance, an in creasing rarity... More 

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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?