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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 3 days 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

We had only been there for dinner during a busy night with two other couples. Although it was good, we enjoyed it most when were did a late lunch early dinner and just the two of us. The atmosphere is great and the wait staff...More

Thank SkipCohen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attending a conference in Sarasota and Cafe Baci was recommended as having good food & service and also having a great early bird special. The early bird special consists of a choice of starter (soup or salad), choice of 10 entrees, and choice of 4...More

Thank doclexus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering this restaurant we were impressed by the cloth tablecloths and fresh flowers. The dining area was mostly empty on our side but we quickly realized there was another room full of people there for a hearing aid seminar and free lunch. Our table...More

1  Thank LT T
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this beer and wine only?
7 April 2017|
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|
Answer Show all 3 answers
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
USD 30 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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!