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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
11:30 am - 2:30 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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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Lippy48
Naples, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Jerome S
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank jwacco
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Locquinn
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely everything was perfect, from the antipasto plate, the unusual and delicious bruscetta, the delicate Veal Marsala, the recommended wine, the tiramisu...Suzanne was exceptional. And fun. The little girl I saw hug her thought so, too. She said, "Thank you for helping us". Thanks for a fabulous meal, prepared and served by professionals. It makes all the difference.

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Thank 2mj2016
Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go fairly often & I have to try & order new things but I always go back to my Osso Buco. Made with veal shank not pork it's a melt in your mouth experience. Everything on the menu is good.

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Thank liffy85
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place knows what it does best and sticks to it. Our food was delicious. The chicken parm was huge, lightly breaded, well sauced and very good.The macadamia encrusted sea bass was delicious and well presented. Theresa, our server was masterful at giving great service without hovering. She was very pleasant and is an asset. It was a crowded Saturday... More 

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Thank David K
Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An $18, three-course summer special will fill you up at Café Baci. I had the salad as my first course rather than the soup, followed by flounder Francaise, which was a very large portion of fish served with pan-grilled potato spears and steamed green beans. There were at least 5 other choices on this prix-fixe menu. This flounder serving would... More 

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Thank Carol A
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here during Savory Sarasota Weeks, when restaurants serve a pre-fixe dinner at a reduced price. Unlike many restaurants Cafe Baci offered specialties from their regular menu. I returned three times for their outstanding Osso Bucco. The tiramisu was light as a feather and the best I've ever eaten. I was greeted by the friendly Maitre d' and then... More 

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Thank JEP5089
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to dine with a couple of regulars at this restaurant and shared in their free appetizer. But the Linguine Frutti di Mare was excellent as was the Ossobuco special. The service was discreetly attentive and the prices reasonable. The ambience was relaxing and comfortable.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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
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
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?