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Cafe Baci

4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
941-921-4848
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Ranked #15 of 820 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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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English first
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I reserved a table ahead of time, so we were promptly seated by the host. Almost immediately after sitting down, we were treated with an antipasti plate. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. We both ordered one of the specials of the day - a pasta dish with shrimp and scallops. It was fantastic! And in... More

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Drammen
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23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Service was good, but the atmosphere in restaurant was not that nice. It was dark, and had an "old" smell... Food was ok, but portions way too big (but that is just how it is in the US..).

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Chicago, Illinois
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

For years, we have been driving down Route 41 (Tamiami Trail) in Sarasota from Southgate to Gulfgate and looking at the Cafe Baci sign without giving it much notice or respect. But this year, I decided to do something different. We would go to a lot of restaurants, never the same one twice, so my wife could take a vacation... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have to admit that I had low expectations going in. The outside sign is a bit much and screams predictable italian food. We went with another couple. I am happy to report that in spite of looks the food and service were quite good. Yes , an older crowd but very pleasant and everything we eat we enjoyed. Good... More

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SIESTA KEY FL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our first time there we had a party of 9 with 3 birthdays we had a great waitress Theresa who was very accommodating the restaurant provided a antipasto for our table on the house very unexpected but delicious. Every one enjoyed their dinners and the desserts were exquisite! !! The best creme Brule ever! Homemade Tiramisu complimentary to the b... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you are reading this in Italy and you plan a trip to Sarasota, Florida, we have good news for you. Roberto Mei is a fifth generation Roman restaurateur. The food is so good you probably will not want to go back home. Then you can eat at Cafe Baci everyday. John & Monica

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Unbelievable how good this place was. Best lasagna I've had. Wife isn't a big fan of Italian and she loved it. Ask for Suzanne, extremely friendly ppl🍴🍷🍻

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Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Even with a dairy allergy, I was delighted to see that they had a large selection of delicious entrees to choose from the menu.I decided on the Veal Piccata and it was exquisite, the meat was tender with a rich lemon sauce with capers.The beans were cooked to perfection and very tasty roasted rosemary potatoes. My husband had the rack... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

First of all I am Italian and my wife and I have made the cooking of my family recipes a labor of love. We have had our fill of not so good Italian restaurants. So when a old high school friend asked us to meet them at Café Baci for dinner, I was not excited. Boy were we surprised. Everything... More

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Sarasota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Cafe Baci is a great place to take your fresh caught fish They will prepare it any way you like And it is delicious There expertise and willingness to do this is quite unique Have it with some of the owners special sides and you will be delighted Roberto Mei welcomes this which many restaurants simply won't do I give... More

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