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Cafe Baci

4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
+1 941-921-4848
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • 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

We will definitely return! The service was excellent and the food was delicious! I had The Capellini primavera. My waiter suggested substituting with the vodka sauce. So glad he did. I would definitely order it again. I, also, had the sautéed spinach. It was very,...More

Thank Marshalljay
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

1  Thank step12dude
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife had dropped a hint about how much she likes the Café Baci, and since Valentine's was approaching I decided to surprise her with reservations. Finding a parking spot can be tricky as the lot fills up but I got lucky. As we approached...More

Thank pensman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We looked forward to dining there and although we reserved in the main dining area, they tried to seat us in the garden room at the back where the noise level is terrible. Thankfully when we objected they seated us in a small alcove near...More

Thank Elaine G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us had dinner while entertaining visitors to Sarasota. Thankfully we were seated upstairs (Ladies Night downstairs was roaring loud.) Still loud but we could at least hear the waiter better upstairs. Our waiter, Dustin, was awesome... Helpful, funny, accommodating. All four meals were...More

1  Thank KarCam07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 6th or 7th visit in the last 4 months, we love it! Leo, the maitre D, does a great job of getting folks seated. It’s best to make reservations during snowbird season. 941-921-4848. The Waite staff are very professional and every dish...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, first the good. They have a very reasonable Early Bird-- $17 for 3 courses. Service was very accommodating, and plentiful--no long waits for anything we requested. However, I'm Italian--- on both sides of my family so I've cooked, looked at, and eaten thousands of...More

Thank sophiebd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent dinner, excellent service! We enjoyed an excellent wine special for $18 bottle, complimentary plate of meats and cheeses, & delicious bread. The Chilean Sea Bass was perfect, as was the veal Marsala. We totally enjoyed the entire meal and experience!

Thank NeverEnuf34450
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Baci is one of my families most favorite Italian restaurants! Every time we visit Sarasota, which is quite often, it is our go to place! It is delicious every time and the food is consistently yummy every single time! Now for my recommendations... you...More

1  Thank kellemarie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with a family group, although the restaurant is open floor plan, we had no awareness of others as they came and went, the service was flawless and everyone's food was outstanding! We took my Mom here for her 79th birthday. She is as...More

1  Thank Laura M
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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