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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 218
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Wow Is All I Can Say!!!

Had dinner there Friday night. First, because we love their food, and Second, to hear Shelly Torman, Vocalist/Flutist/Entertainer, perform, Friday nights from 6:30 to ??? We have heard Shelly at other establishments, his voice is amazing and hypnotic!!! We could listen to him all day. You have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Susan S
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Niagara Falls, Canada & Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Niagara Falls, Canada & Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Had dinner there Friday night. First, because we love their food, and Second, to hear Shelly Torman, Vocalist/Flutist/Entertainer, perform, Friday nights from 6:30 to ??? We have heard Shelly at other establishments, his voice is amazing and hypnotic!!! We could listen to him all day. You have to go, for the food and to hear Shelly. The grouper was cooked... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My dining partner and I had a fabulous waitress who made suggestions re: entrees and wine. She was very helpful with personality plus and knew the menu. The pesto they bring out with bread-sticks and crusty chunks of bread was top notch-- thick with garlic, rosemary, and lots of goodies. I could have made a meal out of that! I... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Superlative veal, homemade pasta, seafood and ossobucco. An NYC transplant to Sarasota. Impeccable, warm and professional service. Big portions of finely prepared real Italian food. Lorraine was a fab server and Suzanne the manager a delight! Been looking for our Italian place in Sarasota and this is it- grazie mille a tutti! And they do Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Good, friendly service. We all enjoyed our meals very much. Generous portions. It was a Friday night and we had live music for entertainment: very nice

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

From the TA reviews I expected something more exceptional, but was not entirely disappointed. Food and service were good, not great, but our three-generation family group all enjoyed it and the restaurant's old-time Italian décor.

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Venice, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went to Cafe Baci to celebrate our anniversary and it was quite a pleasant surprise. The food was great and the service was outstanding. We've lived in the area for 8 years and always passed this by because of it's underwhelming appearance on a busy stretch of Route 41. We recently read a good review on Trip Advisor and decided... More 

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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414 reviews 414 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Lynn and I visited Cafe Baci with friends recently. Our friends have made this restaurant one of their favorites. Now, we know why. Upon approaching from the street the restaurant appears to be very casual, but upon entering you immediately realize that Cafe Baci is definitely a fine dining restaurant. Our server, Naomi, was quite knowledgeable and had a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Best Italian Restaurant in Sarasota, Florida!!!! Don't miss out on this amazing food, and dinning experience!!! Expect to meet the owner Roberto Mei. Cafe Baci is located at the corner of Bee Ridge Road!!!! I had my 55th Birthday Party here at Cafe Baci, and have for the past few years. Had such a wonderful experience!!!

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great food, high-end Italian cuisine. I have the veal sampler, with three styles of veal. All three were great. Superb service. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

My family and I vacation in SRQ every few months and the first thing we do is have dinner at Baci! The food is ALWAYS delicious and the staff are ALWAYS wonderful

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?