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Cafe Baci

4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
+1 941-921-4848
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 14:30All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
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1 - 10 of 593 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So nice to have lunch or dinner at such a classy establishment. The food and service are always excellent

Thank Karen S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I travel to Sarasota frequently, and my elderly mother and I always enjoy dining at Cafe Baci on most of the occasions when I'm in town. The menu has a wide variety of authentic Italian dishes and is delightfully NOT pasta-centric, although there are some...More

Thank step12dude
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the ideal restaurant for great Italian food at a very reasonable price. The early bird is from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and you get an entree potatoes, green beans, bread and a bottle of wine for two people for $36. It...More

Thank Byron C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice atmosphere and the staff was friendly and attentive. We had made a reservation through OpenTable and were thanked with the delivery of a delicious complimentary antipasto. We decided to share a large Arugula Salad before our main dishes, which our server divided beforehand...More

Thank EilselFL
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We selected this restaurant during a quick trip to Sarasota simply because of the menu we found on-line. What a wonderful surprise to find such delicious Italian food served by a gracious and professional staff. We were warmly greeted by the manager and immediately seated....More

Thank nd70bsaero
Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you want a local delicious Italian experience, this is the place. We were immediately seated and they brought out a complimentary appetizer because we booked through Open Table. The fettucini alfredo was unreal and a huge portion. I ate the lasagna and it was...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Have a reservation, even in summer, because this place is often crowded...for good reason. The price point is fair for the quality you get, the service (thank you, Michelle) is personal and outstanding) and the variety of offerings, especially seafood, will satisfy everyone in your...More

Thank DrMike60
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Recently moved from Ct and have had a hard time finding good Italian food, finally on a recommendation from a friend we tried Cafe Baci. This is a true authentic Italian restaurant. The v es al was excellent and the sauce was delicious. The pasta...More

Thank joe a
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We showde up right at 230pm and lunch service was over and they took care of us..The tapenade and focaccia was outstanding .The lasagna was amazing and we will be returning..

Thank Lucia F
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our group visited for the Early Dining Specials. 4 to 5 pm, so a little earlier than most places. There are ten or so entrees at one price (about $12). You can add soup or salad plus dessert for total of $17. A bottle of...More

Thank retengr
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Questions & Answers
6 April 2017|
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Response from SunnyFlorida13 | Property representative |
No we have a full service bar.
6 December 2016|
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Response from jwacco | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the slow response, I'm not on this site often. If you call the restaurant they will mail you one. My Dad lives down in Sarasota and I had had one mailed to his house and did it over the phone. Easy
Donna H
25 April 2016|
Response from FLnewbiePat | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant has gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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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