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4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
+1 941-921-4848
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Ranked #23 of 860 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - 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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English first
Sarasota, fl
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This restauranteur just know how to get it right. The owner's family (from NYC) has been in the business for several generations. Service, ambience, food, wine ... ALL well done. My wife had the flounder ... she rated it superb.

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visit Café Baci every couple of weeks, I think it’s fair to say it’s one of our favorites. Most recently, I enjoyed their Seabass special that was topped with jumbo shrimp in a nice scampi sauce. My husband had one of their pasta (linguini) and seafood dishes. He was very impressed with the amount of seafood in the dish.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Cafe Baci several times a year for quite a while now - the food, service, atmosphere and wine are always wonderful. Get the veal! (although the women in our party swear by the flounder.) Plus, if you go to dinner early (early bird from 4-5 pm) you get three courses (and regular-sized portions) for fifteen dollars... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Every time we come to Sarasota we go to Cafe Baci and are never disappointed. The service, the food and the overall experience is awesome! We went with a group of 6 and everyone loved their dinner choices, I had the Pistachio Crusted Seabass, which was the best Seabass I have ever had, my husband had the Red Snapper, which... More 

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Albany, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Had dinner with a group in a private room. The server was pleasant and attentive. Salad was good, but the chicken marsala was just ok. Nothing special. Best part of the evening was not the food. The price was way too high for what was served. Doubt I would return in or out of season.

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Sarasota, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We are a local group who verbally contracted the back room for our monthly meeting Oct-May We have approximately 40 members each month in attendance, the price was $15. + grat. that worked for Oct. but for our Jan. Meeting we were notified that because we are in season(snowbirds) the cost would now be $ 25+grat. We went for Jan.... More 

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Boulder
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We entered Cafe Baci, and were immediately greeted and welcomed by Roberto, the Owner. He was warm and friendly. Showing us to a romantic corner table. The restaurant is lovely. Very Italian in design. For a Monday night, it was lively, interactive, but not noisy. If this full on a Monday, we suggest making a reservation for the weekend. Teresa,... More 

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Eating in Italy is a passion seldom experienced in this country at other than very high prices. Cafe Baci is the exception in that they demonstrate their love for good food and wine on a daily basis with prices that are within reach for everyone. The daily specials are made with a great deal of attention and the old standbys... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is fine dining with great reasonably priced wines. Christmas Eve the feast of seven fishes was terrific and comprehensive. Imagine Bianca di Pitighliano wine on the menu. What a treat! The Osso bocco and Tuscan style fish stew are great as are the rack of lamb and Francese style dishes. Very nice ambiance and will return again and again.

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VENICE
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a few times in the past. It keeps getting better and better. The food is prepared with care, many pasta dishes are with home made pasta. The daily specials list is impressive and the service is excellent. They brought an antipasto plate with a choice of great breads, complementary!! They also brought two small... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Baci

Address: 4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
Phone Number: +1 941-921-4848
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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