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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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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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Sarasota, Florida
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We are locals, so this restaurant has been recommended to us over the years. I had driven past it a thousand times, but we had never gone. We had a little something to celebrate, so we decided to try Cafe Baci. We wanted to go on a Sunday in the afternoon, and looked them up. They opened at 4pm. So... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Great food, outstanding service. Locally owned and operated, puts the chain restaurants to shame. My favorite dish is the flounder francaise. Best tiramasu ever. Dine there frequently over many years and it is consistently excellent. Conveniently located on Tamiami trail with plenty of parking. Fine dining atmosphere, linen tablecloths, relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend it.

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1 Thank Bob F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Although our waiter was amazing, the food was less than pleasing. The veal was tough and extremely small. For the money not really worth it.

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Thank Eric P
Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Love Love Love this place!, Best Italian place to go! Tender chicken Parmesan, awesome eggplant, and amazing fish "francaise" style. Fresh and Hot!! Excellent Quality of all staff. I give this restaurant 5 stars every time! NEVER disappointed!

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2 Thank kbutton_12
Sarasota, fl
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216 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Another great (all agreed) dinner at Cafe Baci. Consistently good, consistently great service. Great attention to detail. My wife raves about the fish dishes. This is one of our "go to" restaurants (it's a short list) in Sarasota!!!

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2 Thank Philip P
Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We have been several times with a brother in law and neither myself or my husband were happy with our meal. Very nice people but the food was either overlooked or poorly prepared. Too many great dining options in Sarasota for us, so when we are invited to meet here we just pass.

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Thank Gstflorida53
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I took my wife here for her birthday and everything was fantastic. She felt like a queen. I ordered the Fettuccine Baci made with Diver Scallops and shrimp delicious. My wife had twin Lobster tails and Penna pasta. They gave her a Tirimisu with HAPPY BIRTHDAY written on the plate. Our waitress was a real professional. . Thank you everyone... More 

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Thank Isidoro R
Findlay, Ohio
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Just getting back from 16 days in Italy so we were a little anxious about eating at an Italian restaurant. Several friends wanted to try Cafe Baci so we went along. That was the first good decision we made during the night. Upon entering, we were greeted and our reservation time ready. The deco and ambience is wonderful. I had... More 

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Thank TE1185
Kincardine, Canada
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155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The restaurant has tried to update the decor...it's okay but still quite old fashioned. The menu is good but dated. The staff are very friendly.There is lots of parking. The food was good, but the pasta had too much sauce. The veal was excellent, and a wonderful limoncello for after dinner!!

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Thank 32brucebeach
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

After eating their two to three times a months for the past 4 years our food has always been good with competitive pricing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?