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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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Today
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Monterrey, Mexico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant with tasty Italian food. Highly recommended for a romantic dinner or a family dinner. Ask for the calamari appetizer and pasta dishes are delicious!...also the chicken parmigiana!

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Austin,Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For those of us who cannot eat huge meals, their early bird special dinners from 4-5 p.m. everyday are wonderful. We had the veal piccatta and it was superb with fingerling potatoes and the best green beans we have eaten in a long time...cooked to perfection.

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Thank karen/Austin
North Easton, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe Baci was a great find. I had a fruit de mare that was excellent. My wife had eggplant parm that was also delicious. All five of us loved the place and the prices.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant is well regarded and with good reason. Staff are very helpful and pleasant. We booked with Open Table and unexpectedly received a complimentary antipasto plate. As frugal diners we went for the early dining special. Although told portions would be small, we did not find this to be the case. I had harvest salad, egg plant parmigiana (which... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great meal and very warm atmosphere. Service was outstanding and food was excellent. Very large portions.

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Thank djmaroo
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have driven by Cafe Baci for many years and never thought to stop. We finally decided to give it a try and were happy we did. Our food, the service and the atmosphere were perfect and I have rarely described a restaurant that way. My wife had a wonderful mushroom ravioli and I had chicken dish (Pollo Florentino) cooked... More 

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Bolton Landing, United States
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is always a must stop for us when in town. Their food is excellent and the fish dishes are cooked to perfection. Truly an Italian ristorante.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for a Italian restaurant on short notice on a Friday night. After a little research we chose Baci and were surprised that they had availability within the hour We arrived and were seated promptly. We were seated in an overflow area which did not seem to have the decor and ambiance of the front... More 

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lafayette, ca
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We lived in Sarasota for years, but never made it to Cafe Baci, what a mistake. On vacation we made a last minute reservation on Open Door. What a wonderful way to end our holiday. Best seafood linguine in years. Will make this a regular stop on future trips.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best food I have ever eaten. We had the nicest waiter I have ever met- Leo- and the food was so good good it was like a pice of heaven fell from the sky and landed in our plates. My entire family agreed as show in the picture below. A must go to if you are in Sarasota or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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Waretown, New Jersey
Sarasota, Florida
9 months ago
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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?