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Review of Cafe Baci

Cafe Baci
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Ranked #30 of 1,079 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bee Ridge and Tamiami Trail
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!
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We have been coming to Sarasota for 6 years but have never eaten at Cafe Bacci. We had a party of eight and everyone had great things to say about the restaurant and their meal. Two people had the lasagne and they both said the flavors were great and it was the best lasagne they ever had eaten. I had the veal Marsala and it was delicious. The host continued to check on the table which was appreciated. The only bad thing was it took us 6 years to visit.

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1  Thank Gail C
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

My daughter and her fiance took me out for my birthday dinner. A basket with a selection of bread sticks and facaccia accompanied by a bowl of herbed infused oil was the free starter. Then drinks and shrimp appetizer, big sweet shrimp delicious with mushrooms, nice sauce and a single piece of bread, tasted great but the presentation did not work. It would have been nice to have extra bread for sopping the sauce. All of us got different entrees. All exceeded expectations in taste and portion size. I got the pistachio encrusted seabass served with fresh green beans and 2 potato wedges. It is much better in price, quality of food and portion size than any other Italian restaurant in Sarasota. I will be back.

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Thank Bonnie D
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Our host and hostess in Sarasota said Café Baci was the best and they were right. It reminded me of all the family Italian restaurants in the Northeast. The fish dishes were prepared with a gentle hand, not smothered in sauces or anything. Sea bass is excellent, as were the pasta dishes. Good service

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Thank jetjersey
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

I have not been here for 10 years and it was still very good. Small menu but everything is good. Service is attentivr but not intrusive. Everyone had something different. Veal parm, veal satimnoca, bolognese lasagna and fettucinni alfredo. No complaints.
At one time it was more fancy and romantic, now bring the kids.

Thank Denise C
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Here 2 years ago on recommendation of friends. Food was good as was service. Came again this past New Year's Eve. Both food and service slipped. Went the other night only because a $100 gift certificate was provided by friends. Four of us for dinner. Service was blah. Waitress seemed new. Did not know her wine. Owner (?) was blasé, didn't seem to care. No happy face. The calamari must have come from a box. Completely tasteless. One of the worst I have had. The 'toasted' bruschetta was not toasted which created an unpleasant texture. The pasta fagioli was moosh as we Italians say (cooked too long, not al dente). My flounder Francese was swimming in butter/oil and what a small flat piece it was! Pasta fra Diavalo was ok. The veal cutlet was good but skimpy but the best dish was the chicken parm. Healthy serving. Did not have the desire to stick around for dessert or coffee.
Too bad because the first trip was good. We doubt we will go back. There are too many better Italian restaurants in Sarasota. Sorry Cafe Baci, you are an average restaurant.

3  Thank divvy1
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