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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
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sarasota, Florida
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a friend to a birthday dinner - he'd chosen Walt's but there was a 45-minute wait (on a Tuesday - definitely has become a tourist trap) so next closest was Cafe Baci. He'd never been. We walked in and got a seat in two minutes withOUT a reservation! Score already! Our waitress, Michelle, was a dream...he ordered Flounder Francaise... More 

Thank P M B
Shelburne, Vermont
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120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had dinner at Café Baci for the first time on Tuesday. The restaurant was crowded and lively. (Be sure to make a reservation.) I started with the small Caesar, which was a bit small for a starter salad. The dressing was on the lighter side - not the pasty stuff you often see served as a Caesar - which... More 

Thank SouthboundEventually
Biloxi, Mississippi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The service, cuisine and atmosphere was incredible. Highly recommend a meal here, especially the flounder!

Thank ErinMKenna
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious beyond belief. Must try the non-traditional lasagna made with an incredible bechemel filling. Covered in a delectable meat sauce. Service top notch.

Thank Bruce M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had wonderful dinners at Cafe Baci for years...actually since they opened their doors! So here is the real truth! Each and every ingredient IS Fresh! Each and every meal IS prepared to order! How do I know? I was one of the lucky ones who got a short tour of the kitchen. No cans, (like other over expensive... More 

Thank Lisa H
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner before a show on a weeknight. The flounder francaise and osso buco were both excellent. Service was very good and staff was friendly. This restaurant is much nicer than the exterior.

Thank CDA35
Ottawa, Canada
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185 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for Valentine day. It was very busy but they were so well organized that waiting for a table was almost nonexistent. We arrived 5 minutes early and were seated at our table exactly at the time of our reservation. The service was courteous and efficient. The menu offers a wide variety of classical Italian dishes. The veal... More 

1 Thank Jean R
Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to this place a half dozen times in the last year and a half. Always a quality meal and good service. We especially like the salmon. The complementary limoncello is always a nice touch.

1 Thank kemo514
Tampa, Florida
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Cafe Baci for an early Valentines Day Dinner. My wife and myself had veal dishes that were outstanding. Tender cut with fork, the way great veal should be served. Our daughter had Chicken Alfredo, also great.We all had deserts that we excellent homemade. Cant go wrong with this place. Try it you will like it.

1 Thank rockyny2014
Reading, Massachusetts
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426 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nine of us dined here and had a very nice experience. The menu selections were very nice and everyone was happy and satisfied with what they ordered. Portions were good sized. Our server was efficient and reasonable attentive.

1 Thank JEM02882

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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
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?