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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: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 214
    Excellent
  • 66
    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
This great Italian restauraunt gets all 5 stars!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Radiohutch
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Safety Harbor, Florida
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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317 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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409 reviews 409 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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West palm
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

When you walk in you are greeted warmly by the owner or his wife, like you are old friends. The servers are prompt and available with out hovering over the table which is hard to do. We were a group of four and we all ordered something different on purpose so we could share. The comment mostly uttered at our... More 

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Wales
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Booked a table on line for this restaurant, we had driven past earlier in the day and fancied an Italian meal. The food was good, portions huge and the waiting staff very nice. Overall we were happy with our meal and would visit again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My family and I vacation numerous times a year in Sarasota, and Cafe Baci is our go-to for dinner every visit! Staff is always super friendly and great, atmosphere is great, and food is ALWAYS amazing!! Favorite Italian restaurant, and I always compare other restaurant's food to Baci!

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VENICE
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you are into "northern italian" food, it is one of the better places in the area. Excellent fish, some homemade pasta and reasonably priced wine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

On vacation in sarasota and dropped by this cute Italian resturant. Food was amazing and staff was very friendly! A must go if you are in the area of sarasota.

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new jersey
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15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were all dressed up with no place to go. We passed Café Back and noticed there were a lot of cars in the parking lot so we pulled in. The others were right, the food was good as was the service. I had the veal trifecta which I enjoyed. It was a little expensive but it is nicely decorated... 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: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

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?