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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
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there for dinner. The restaurant was very nice; the atmosphere pleasant, and the wait staff was excellent. I got the triple veal dish which was excellent; the side dish of penne with meat sauce was extremely salty. My wife got the chicken parm which was very good, with a side dish of spaghetti with marinara sauce which was... More 

Thank Bdif D
Osprey, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have long heard good things about Cafe Baci but only got there this evening. Great food and plenty of it but we were not hungry enough to finish our dishes (late lunch), so we have some excellent, well-packaged leftovers to look forward to! Will return soon!

Thank osprey612
Sarasota, Florida
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I took a couple who were visiting from NY here & we all loved it! Great apps, drinks & main courses! We will definitely come back! But beware, it is a little pricey.

Thank 556stu
Jacksonville, FL
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just put a vat of their foccacia bread in front of me and I'll be happy! Service is outstanding, great wine recommendation from the server, food was hot and prepared as ordered. One weird thing was that there was no dressing on the caesar salad, and it never came either, though I asked for it twice. No matter.. the shrimp... More 

Thank E K
New Bern, NC, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going to Cafe Baci for decades. That means it has stood the test of time. This is a "fine dining " Italian restaurant with appropriate atmosphere. Great for special occasions but also simple night out. Food is excellent but what really makes me keep returning is the well trained, attentive staff. From the moment you arrive at the... More 

Thank James H
Venetia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this place!~ The food is amazing. The service matches the food. The menus covers everything you'd want from a true Italian restaurant. Best ceasar salad anywhere. Pasta is incredible and our fish entrees just as incredible. You'll see! We keep coming back because Cafe Baci knows how to please their diners!

Thank Marcia S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a bit of a throwback to sophisticated dining. The food is well-prepared and attractively presented. The service is very good and there is a casual, unhurried feel to the place. They make you feel like a welcome guest.

Thank Sid K
Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Undecided, last minute dinner, we were so pleasantly surprised! From the first bite of Ceasar salad, I was hooked! The Shrimp with mushroom app was plenty for me and also the most tasty thing I had in a long time. ( I eat out often! ) My brother had the Flounder and he did not leave a bite. It was... More 

Thank nicoblue2015
Port Charlotte, Florida
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

When it came to eating at an Italian restaurant we decided to go to Cafe Baci with our guests. They had suggested another one but we told them about this restaurant from past experience. The four of us were very satisfied with each of our entrees. My husband and I had the Cafe Baci Harvest Salad which was perfectly tasty... More 

Thank Jin C
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We've been coming to Cafe Baci for years. Although often faithful to our favorite dishes, the grouper franchisee and veal piccata, we have tried most things on their menu and have found everything to be wonderful. The service is unlike that of any other restaurant we frequent. The staff have a way of making you feel special.

Thank Foodiebyummy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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Waretown, New Jersey
Sarasota, Florida
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?