Cafe Baci

4.6
1977 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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JS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Waiter seemed rushed
Probably needs more help
Food always good
Needs decorating update

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AK
St. Louis
69 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a very good dining experience. Good food and service with generous portions. Veal very good, house caesar a bit small. Unfortunately we had a loud large group next to us celebrating a birthday quite loud. Sat in back dining room atmosphere was average

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l
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant. We usually order the veal because it is the best in town, fresh, tender and prepared perfectly. Other entrees equally top notch Italian preparations.

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C
New England
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A busy, busy Saturday ... food was wonderful along with solid service.

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DJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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S
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is always our "go-to" place as it is one of our favorites in Sarasota. We went for our anniversary. It was very busy and our server was running mad trying to keep up with the demands. As a year around resident, we accept the seasonal visitors but it usually comes with a price. The meal was delicious as always and our desert was wonderful. Even during high demand time, your staff was courteous and kind.

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CM
Western NC
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Busy valentines night had to wait a little bit but were sat and considering how busy it was got served on time and well. Everything was excellent.

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JO
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall good but kitchen was backed up and it took over an hr to get our meal. Holiday so it's explainable but still inconvieniet

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SS
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was great. I ordered the Chilean Seabass with pistachio crust. Delicious

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TM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wine was good & food excellent! Waiter very attentive!

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JK
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend Cafe Baci to all my friends... Best Italian restaurant in Sarasota County..

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DC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meal is always delicious. We booked a table next to the front window and our waiter surprised my parents with dual birthday desserts. Love the antipasto at the beginning of the meal and the bread! Always excellent, every meal!

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DB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have ate there for years and it remains the best Resturant in Sarasota

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f
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For an early bird dinner the menu was large and varied. Each of us had a different entrée and after sampling agreed that all were great choices. Would certainly return to try the regular menu.

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DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Italian specialties served by friendly and efficient staff, would definitely recommend and don't miss the deserts!

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Café Baci always pleases. This was our anniversary. Our waitress, Lizzy, was delightful. The service was excellent. Of course, we will be back.

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H
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

1.taken upstairs to ordinary plain room,refused,expected charming asperyour web description.2 of us hada hard time onthose steep stairs. No elevator.
2.we waited one hour for entrees before I complained to front desk.then waited another 15 minutes before served. Waiter apologized.
3.observing menu chicken franchise and veal picotta,i requested veal franchise .refused because chef too. Busy for special order.
4.we brought out of state visitors to you due to recommendations.

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RH
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Terrible! I am not sure how a restaurant can take over one hour to bring two entrees from its kitchen?

The food was fine, not extraordinary, but fine. Our server ok-though clearly embarrassed by the performance of the kitchen.

Management tried to accommodate - reducing the bill - BUT this type of terrible kitchen management should not be overlooked. I was there with an 80+ year old. He couldn’t understand why our food was missing. Either could I!!

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NM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only thing better would be if you were also in Venice!

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F
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!! Always can expect great food and an enjoyable time. Roberto is a great host.

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JW
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went because this week were celebrating a 50 th anniversary
They welcomed us upon entrance, gave us a private table away from the noisy crowds, presented a complimentary antipasto, and dessert. The service was extremely attentive. Jodi was knowledgeable . We went for the Osso bucco that we heard so much about. It lived up to its reputation. We also had the sea bass and shrimp. Both dishes were excellent
We will return.

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M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely our favorite restaurant in the area! Best Osso Bucco ANYWHERE! Will definitely go back several more times while we are here!

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LR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent. Food, service atmosphere excellent!

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S
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Invited guests from New Jersey to enjoy the delicious foods at Café Baci and appreciate the goodies when you book Open Table.

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JO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience, food excellent, could have conversation without difficulty.

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SB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good southern Italian food, with great service!

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NS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The calamari is delicious! Portion size was over the top! I really enjoyed the food and will definitely go back and recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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F
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Baci Is our favorite restaurant in Sarasota. It is so quiet for being with friends. Food is delicious and always consistent. Best early bird deal in town!

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S
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Salmon was really good (would’ve preferred it with a little less sauce) snapper really good. Wine list good. Nice welcoming greeter and nice waiterambiance is just OK but I think they do a really good job and would continue to pick bacitfor a nice meal.

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JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

If ever we return we will not stay if relegated to the back room

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AC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good

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JC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian menu. A five star dining experience at a two ($) dollar sign price rating. Generous portions, polite attentive service and a welcoming family environment.

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RV
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellant Italian food with fine service. We felt welcome and loved our dinner.

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JS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wonderful time and food was delicious. Table location was a problem with too much traffic. Our special occasion was given extra touch and a great surprise. We thank all. Please make a reservation.

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S
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Always delicious food. Usually great waitstaff but this trip not so good.

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BS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent as usual, waiter was attentive but it took forever to get our order and the place was only about half full. Someone wasn’t paying attention in the kitchen.

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DM
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great food at a fair price. Those two things are hard to come by together, but they do, consistently, at Baci. The breadsticks and foccacia bread to start the meal are simply fantastic. Enjoy!

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SS
Charleston
77 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Seabass Francese is considered a special but it is served most times we have dined here, thank goodness, as it is absolutely delicious!

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J
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time at my mom’s birthday dinner! The confetti on the table was a sweet and thoughtful touch!

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BF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive service. Relatively quiet. Good food at fair price.

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