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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
11:30 am - 2:30 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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Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere at Café Baci is relaxing and gives one the feeling of being in Italy. The service was spot on. Thank you Jessica. The Pistachio Crusted Seabass melted in my mouth. I can't say enough about this meal. I ended the night with deep-dish caramel apple pie. Can't get any better than that. I recommend Café Baci to anyone... More 

Thank chris15751
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've driven past Cafe Baci several times but only recently did we decide to check the place out. Upon entering, we were made to feel welcome and promptly seated. We told our waitress it was our first time in and she welcomed us to Cafe Baci by saying "welcome to your new favorite Italian restaurant." Boy, was she correct! Service... More 

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With all the rave reviews as the best Italian food in the entire area, my wife and I decided to make the hour trip, since we had tickets to a performance at Van Wezel Center. The dining area is very nice - quiet and comfortable. Immediately after being seated, they brought complimentary antipasti plate and bread. Both were truly special... More 

Thank HBeachTraveler
Skipton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The standard of food here is very good. The service was good, the 1st 2 wines we chose off the menu weren't available and the tiramisu could have been a bit better, virtually all cream and no sponge so didn't get the coffee flavour through but apart from that a very good visit.

Thank ohwhatafinish
Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

three course early dinner was delicious and a good value. the portion of veal picata was small but adequate; my dining companion had eggplant parmisian which was an ample portion; the harvest salad was small but delicious

Thank Linda S
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to eat but you do feel like you are stepping back in time. The pasta is very good tasty well seasoned but big portions. We have eaten here before the cream brûlée was not as good as the previous visit.

Thank Lippy48
Naples, Florida
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

The four of us had a wonderful evening tonight. From our friendly and knowledgable server, Brandy, to the wonderful gentleman who brought us a large,complimentary antipasto, to the delicious, quite large calamari appetizer, to the eggplant parm, the chicken piccata, and the best lasagna ever, the taste buds were exploding! The bread and pesto dip was very tasty. Although everyone... More 

Thank Jerome S
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We always make it a point to visit Cafe Baci when we vacation in Sarasota. The quality of food and service is always consistently great. Coming from New Jersey, we are always very impressed with their authentic cuisine. Would highly recommend and can't wait to go back.

Thank jwacco
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Went for the first time a month ago, then left on vacation. We are now home and can't wait to enjoy another fantastic meal there in celebration of our 48 wedding anniversary. I am italian and use to authentic italian cuisine..this is by far the best I have experienced in Sarasota!

Thank Locquinn

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?