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Cafe Baci

4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
+1 941-921-4848
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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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 yesterday

I recently enjoyed a nice dinner at Cafe Baci. It wasn't overcrowded as so many places are on weekends. Our service was excellent and the food was prepared as ordered. I enjoyed the gnocchi, which is one of my "go to" dishes whenever I visit...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The big problem is what to order. All of the dishes are so good. Probably the most interesting factor at Cafe Baci is that it is a place of learning. Much like your favorite class at University.

Thank Monica R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cafe Baci has a nice selection of Italian choices. The restaurant is attractive and the staff very attentive and pleasant. Make a reservation on Open Table and get a free Antipasti Plate.

Thank dianaK52
Reviewed 6 days ago

A good friend and I wanted Italian so we decided to have lunch at Cafe Baci. There was a seasonal menu offered, which was an incredible value. Salad or soup, choice of entree and a dessert. All for $18. We both chose the grilled salmon....More

Thank SRQgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Throwback atmosphere and excellent food. Had the Linguini Frutti De Mare with white wine and garlic that was great. Terry, my server, was great.

Thank J5540QZjamesg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just made the early bird special from 4 to 5, smaller portions on the entrees, but good. Had the portabella mushroom ravioli,salad & dessert. My husband had veal parmigiana with lentil soup & ice cream. In & out in an hour!!!

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great experience here, greeted warmly and with much attention. Food portions were large and with good flavor. My first time after pssing by this place for many years. Was very happy with everything!!

Thank floridaman2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place, and I can honestly say it has become our favorite Italian dining experience in Sarasota. On Wednesday evenings, they serve Osso Buco; I have not fixed that dish in years so I decided to treat myself to the Baci specialty. What...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner on a Saturday evening with a large group of 14 or so. Seated quickly, drink order taken quickly and overall service was very good. Dinners ordered and served in a normal time frame. Most dinners were very good, especially my sea bass....More

1  Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for dinner with our 2-year-old son but Baci looked a bit high-end. In the end the employees were very helpful and the atmosphere is very tolerant. The waiters understood perfecly well that going out with a small child means that time is...More

Thank LCH1976
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this beer and wine only?
7 April 2017|
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Response from SunnyFlorida13 | Property representative |
No we have a full service bar.
How can you purchase a gift certificate from out of state?
7 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
Do they have Gluten free options
26 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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!