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Cafe Baci

4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
+1 941-921-4848
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thought we were going for top shelf Italian food. It was just average. Split a large Caesar salad and it was tiny. Not small tiny!! I ordered lasagna. It was tasty and a reasonable size although the inside was not hot. My husband had a...More

Thank wma229
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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 2 weeks ago

The place was packed tonight...service was excellent...food was off the radar screen..eggplant is the best...period!!!!! Mussels are to die for...specials incredible.. been living in sarasota for 4 years...Baci my favorite place...Best Martinis as well...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...do not under any circumstances, like in no way, go to the “facilities,” before you eat. You will, for sure, leave before you eat. A bathroom that smells, well, like something out of a B movie, is not conducive to then proceeding to a meal....More

Thank WarehamPunter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went back to Café Baci and it was still great. Good Italian food, nice and friendly server, and pleasant ambience. The owner welcomed us and came around to find out how the food was. Dependable and reasonable.

Thank laurelhardy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Italian food is at the center of my family's life. This place does not serve real Italian food, but Italian-American versions that satisfy the 65 and older crowd. We've eaten here three times only to all get extremely sick each time. Once, the entire family...More

Thank PhDtraveler_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere sevice was very good. Had a glass of house wine very good. The 3 veal combination was excellent. I had the special rack of lamb great presentation.

Thank James R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good plentiful Italian food with nice atmosphere. We went with a large group and they accomodated us well. Service was excellent and the food was served promptly and at the same time which isn't easy for a table of 14. Good time was had by...More

Thank Flabluefan1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our dependable weekend treats. The food is very good. The atmosphere is pleasant and intimate. The service is always personable. This is an old style Italian gem without the hype and noise.

Thank jfkm
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We dined at Cafe Baci on Thanksgiving and were very pleased with our experience there. On a holiday, you just never know how things will go so we were prepared for either rushed, bad service or a very limited menu. We got neither at Cafe...More

Thank Laurie R
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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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