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“What a hot mess… ” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Baricci Cafe

Baricci Cafe
61 53rd St., Marathon, FL 33050
+1 305-517-6752
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Ranked #66 of 72 Restaurants in Marathon
Cuisines: American, Italian, Healthy, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery
Description: BARICCI CAFE will re-open MID-OCTOBER Under NEW FAMILY OWNERSHIP!! Baricci Cafe will be owned and OPERATED everyday by Michael & Katheryn Polsinelli with authentic Italian homemade cooking. Our PASSION is your ENJOYMENT! Benvenuto alla dolce vita! (Welcome To The Good Life!)
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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19 restaurant reviews
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“What a hot mess… ”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Place was packed thought I give it a try. Found out reason it was busy is people went in but didnt come out. 1 person behind counter and one cook. No one getting food, it was sad.

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Baricci, Owner at Baricci Cafe, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Hello John,

We are sorry to hear about your experience with the previous owners. We hope you will be delighted to hear that all of this is about to change. DRAMATICALLY! The previous owner was unfortunately unlicensed, un-inspected, unauthorized to operate in the state and an absentee owner that had no experience in the industry. Hence, the careless and insufficient service and inferior food.

Believe me, we are hearing plenty of comments about the prior operation. This is why we are only Baricci Cafe in name. My name is Michael and my wife is Kate. We have totally cleaned out, remodeled, repainted and set this cafe up for a mid-October opening. The operation will not be short staffed and the food will be great and that is a promise. We will have the staff and both my wife and myself will be there every operational moment, before, and after hours to make sure that Baricci Cafe is THE place to go for breakfast and lunch while in Marathon.

We hope that you understand that this is a new business with new owners, new food, new management and staff and a new attitude.

We also hope that you give us a visit so you can give a true rating to our business rather than a rating based on a previous owner, a previous restaurant, and a completely inadequate operation. I am certain you will be impressed. We look forward to seeing you!

Sincerely,

Michael & Katheryn Polsinelli

Our PASSION is your ENJOYMENT!
Benvenuto alla dolce vita! (Welcome To The Good Life!)
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Marathon, Florida
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“YIKES!!!! new ownership - Reopening in Fall 2014”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Sad but the original Baricci sold their restaurant.

New owners coming in October but It's only September so who's to say what the new owners will do with the place when they open it. The last owners were not very good -- They didn't seem to know how to run the restaurant and presumably the reason it failed.

SIGH Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Baricci, Owner at Baricci Cafe, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi. Your concerns are quite understood. We are the new owners of Baricci Cafe and we are very anxious to open. The reason for the Mid-October opening is because we are doing things the "right" way (and legally). Agreed that the last owner of Baricci Cafe drove it into the ground because of a lack of experience and because of "absentee" ownership.

The GOOD news is that we both be here during EVERY hour of operation (and after hours), to not only bring Baricci Cafe back but FAR surpass the quality ever at this establishment. We are from NYC with 26 years in the hospitality and service industry. And my family is direct from Frosinone, Italy (between Rome & Naples.

We will have QUALITY food. FAST food will be left to the "Golden Arches" of Marathon so when you come in be prepared for not only the best food in town but don't expect a 5 minute microwave. But it will be well worth the wait. Not only until Mid-October. But when you walk in the door. So see you in October!

Benvenuto alla dolce vita!
(Welcome To The Good Life!)
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Marathon, Florida
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“New Owners coming soom”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Can't wait for the new owners of Barricci Cafe to Open. It seems really promising after the last owner.
The original owners were great and ran a really nice place then it was sold to someone who knew nothing about the restaurant business.needless to say it was not good.
Now a new couple have purchased it and will be opening in the fall. I have met and like them and their ideas.
the rest remains to be seem.

Visited August 2014
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