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“Elegance for a modest price”
Review of Cafe Baci

Cafe Baci
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Ranked #20 of 1,055 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, 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 24 July 2014

An elegant experience with great food at a modest price. We arrive around 4 pm and had the early-bird special menu. Chicken marsala was great and our friends raved about the meatball soup. You won't go wrong at Cafe Baci, the service and atmosphere were great. You also won't have to worry about a noisy dining experience!

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2  Thank Richard T
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

My husband and 2 teenaged sons enjoyed a fantastic evening at Cafe Baci tonight. We go to Sarasota every other year and have often debated where to enjoy our final meal for our visit. We've been hesitant to go to Baci since my husband used to eat at the sister restaurant in NY city a couple times a month. He thought there was no way to live up to that food memory!
Tonight he was proved completely wrong (something only I can usually accomplish). The food was great. We all had different items from apps through dessert...including made from scratch pastas and gnocchi.
The service was spectacular (thanks Teresa). I thought the menu had variety without being cluttered, soft were very traditional italian dishes and some had real FL flare. We decided on the way back to our vacation rental that we would be frequenting this spot for years to come and making sure to tell all our friends!
BTW the gnocchi was a favorite for the whole crew (it was the best food memory of them all for my husband).

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5  Thank Carrie G
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Based on TA, we came here. The menu is ala carte. We ordered salads which were tasty and fresh. The seafood pastas were loaded with seafood! The seafood was fresh and properly prepared. The sauces were delicious. Service was very attentive. A basket of bread and breadsticks is initially presented. The tab for three of us was $80. A little high but worth it for the quality.

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Thank acielesz
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

My girlfriend and I reserved a table ahead of time, so we were promptly seated by the host. Almost immediately after sitting down, we were treated with an antipasti plate. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. We both ordered one of the specials of the day - a pasta dish with shrimp and scallops. It was fantastic! And in generous portions, too. We finished the evening with limoncello shots. All in all, the staff was exceedingly courteous and generous, and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant as a place to get a fine Italian meal.

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3  Thank Darth_Gator28
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Service was good, but the atmosphere in restaurant was not that nice. It was dark, and had an "old" smell... Food was ok, but portions way too big (but that is just how it is in the US..).

Thank Stine71
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