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Cafe Baci

4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
941-921-4848
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Ranked #14 of 828 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: 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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Longboat Key, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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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Venice, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

An elegant experience with great food at a modest price. We arrive around 4 pm and had the early-bird special menu. Chicken marsala was great and our friends raved about the meatball soup. You won't go wrong at Cafe Baci, the service and atmosphere were great. You also won't have to worry about a noisy dining experience!

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and 2 teenaged sons enjoyed a fantastic evening at Cafe Baci tonight. We go to Sarasota every other year and have often debated where to enjoy our final meal for our visit. We've been hesitant to go to Baci since my husband used to eat at the sister restaurant in NY city a couple times a month. He... More

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