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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
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main dining room was a bit noisy on a Sunday evening, so we asked for the quietest table and were placed in an attractive and much quieter adjoining room. Our server,Terry, was very friendly and efficient, My husband had pasta e fagioli soup, which was tasty and not too salty. I had a very nice salad with a balsamic... More 

Thank pfreiberg
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for lunch on a Wednesday, no reservation required. We were seated immediately and had bread on the table within 3 minutes. Our server was awesome, her name is Kim and has worked there for many years. We had the Calamari app, Lasagna and Veal Marsala. It was divine! Marsala sauce was heavenly, deep and rich tasting. You could... More 

Thank Michellesfun2015
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177 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to see what they have for a menu and ordered shrimp for an appetizer very nice atmosphere and quiet dinning pleasure very Italian menu's we definitely want to come back for a dinner here Amy was our friendly waitress very nice restaurant

Thank Bruce W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Baci is one of the "gem" restaurants in Sarasota. Always great service and wonderfull food. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank ballymitty
Venice, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The service was very fast and the food was excellent. The staff was very friendly and the tables weren't crowed together so didn't like the people next you were on top of you and the waiters had plenty of room to move around our table.

Thank Sal V
Siesta Key, Florida
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and another couple had a fantastic dinnner and dessert.We used OPEN TABLE for our reservations Sunday March 12th at 5:45 pm. We were seated immediatly. We were treate with free Antipasto appertizer, enough for four. The service was outstanding and the noise level was very low unlike a lot of establishments in Sarasota..

Thank Ralph M
Bloomingdale, Illinois
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Café Baci has become one of our go-to places in Sarasota. Outstanding eggplant parmesan. Great Tuscan bean soup as well as salad. Entrees are accompanied by perfectly cooked fresh vegetables. Prices are reasonable. While we aren't fans of their popular lasagna, we have enjoyed many wonderful meals at Café Baci.

Thank gsandgj
Melrose, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Booked on friend's Open Table. We often passed the restaurant on busy Tamiami Trail in Sarasota and amused by the folksy sayings on the adversting at the site. Looking at reviews and menu, we booked. So charming. The restaurant was very busy, but our server, Suzanne, made us feel special. As many arrived at the same time, we did wait... More 

Thank jadefilli
Sarasota, Florida
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were a party of six and they gave us a nice, quiet table at the end of the front room. The owner presented us with a large antipasto platter gratis. Tim, our waiter, was excellent. Dinners were outstanding. Some of the best Italian I've had on this side of the ocean in years. Will go back. For service, cuisine... More 

Thank Joseph M
Paris, France
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374 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Service is friendly, prices are competitive and ambiance is attempt at old world Europe. Food was generous and good.

Thank Michael S

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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
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
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?