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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
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4001 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3647
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good, old-school Italian food. Homemade pasta was very tasty and the seafood and chicken were perfectly prepared. The staff are very professional with attentive, but not overbearing, service. Not part-time waiters like other spots. The manager stopped by at the beginning and the end...More

Thank etravela
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We've been to Sarasota about 8 times in the past 10 years, but this was our first trip to Cafe Baci. So sorry we didn't discover it sooner. We were looking for a substitute for O Mamma Mia, which closed down recently. The food at...More

2  Thank Marsha G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place definitely had its Heyday...but time is taking its toll. Nothing that special. The food was fine..but a bit over-priced. The service was real good. The sauces really were not anything special. Needs and update to its recipes and some fresher ingredients. I don’t...More

Thank water44
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having eaten three times at Cafe Baci, and holding it to its self-advertised claim of “Authentic Italian” cuisine (as stated on the sign above the premises), I regretfully must register a “not quite” opinion. Not by a long shot. The welcome at the entrance podium...More

Thank kaibab1
Reviewed 1 week ago

True Italian. Service was excellent. Very good meal and excellent chocolate cake. Price like most Italian was very reasonable. Split entrée and more then enough. Small platter of anti pasta on each table was a wonderful surprise. Will certainly go back. Leo manager or owner...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fine meal here the other night. The decor is Italian. I ordered a mixed seafood pasta in red sauce. It was very good. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly, which enhanced our dining experience. The restaurant was quiet, a wonderful asset these...More

Thank paulhollinger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family visited this restaurant on vacation and we loved it! The manager was wonderful and brought over a meat/cheese/olive tray on the house to welcome us. We ordered the calamari fritte which was delicious and everyone of us enjoyed our meals. The bread was...More

Thank jamiesfriend
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are on vacation in SiestaKey and happened on the Cafe Baci. The first person we met was Leo. He was personable and fun, asking if we had dined with them before. We were given the royal treatment! The service was wonderful and the food,...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best experience ever. We were greeted by Leo as we entered. The staff is friendly and professional. The food was fantastic. No disappointment at all. Best Italian food ever. We will be going back

1  Thank Pat C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here 3 times and each time my experience was wonderful. The food is delicious, plentiful, and priced right. The atmosphere is romantic. If in Sarasota and looking for Italian food, this place is for you.

Thank jello692017
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Questions & Answers
23 March 2018|
Response from Kariout | Reviewed this property |
Cafe Baci does indeed have a children’s menu.
7 April 2017|
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Response from SunnyFlorida13 | Property representative |
No we have a full service bar.
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
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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