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.
Wonderful dinner with friends
I booked our reservation through Open Table and we usually get a complimentary antipasto platter. On this occasion, we had to ask for it--twice. This was the first time at Cafe Baci for another couple who had joined us for dinner and both women thought the waitress had a bit of an attitude. We've gone to Cafe Baci several times and have recommended it to others and brought others with us. We got there at our appointed time and were shown to a middle table. We asked for a side table, which was available, and we were given it, but again, with an attitude. It is the first time we received less than a welcoming greeting and subsequent service.
Exceptional food and service. This restaurant has been around as long as it has for a reason. It is one of my favorites and is worth the visit when you are in Sarasota. Old Florida at its best!
Very delicious food and service was excellent! Great prices with the early bird special! Will definitely go back to try other dishes!
Everyone in our party enjoyed their dinner. I had the duck and it was outstanding, the best I ever had. Our server was lovely, she timed the meal well so that we could enjoy our drinks first and dine leisurely.
Everything was perfect! The food was delicious and plentiful. Our server, Christina, was pleasant, knowledgeable, and very capable. It was a pleasure having her as our server.
Great food, excellent service and ambiance.
We went for our anniversary. They made our evening very special. Love this place.
Cafe Baci consistently is excellent from the servers to the incredibly delicious food. I recently ordered the pistachio crusted sea bass which was the best I have ever tasted; large thick piece prepared perfectly.
This is confirmed after 15+ years ...
This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Sarasota!
Kristina our server was fabulous! She exceeded expectations.
Very slow service with no explanation. We were told our food was “on its way” for at least 1 hour. No apology or attempt was made on our way out. Will never return.
It was everything we expected. It is always good!
The service and food was excellent
Alwsys pleasant- won’t disappoint.
Cafe Baci never disappoints us, always consistently a great dining experience. Our favorite is the flounder francais, specials are delicious too! Portions are large enough for leftovers.
Our meal was delicious. My wife had the flounder and I had the red snapper. Both were very fresh. Neither of us was disappointed. Also they offer a very reasonable table wine, red and white.Not a great wine but a nice compliment to the meal. We frequently visit Sarasota and will definitely return to Bacoi
Our waitress Michelle was friendly, with a great sense of humor and she was both attentive and efficient. The good was very good with the one exception on the veal special where the slices were extremely thin and only two of the three preparations were excellent as to taste. The third, the Sarda preparation, was extremely dry and tough to chew (you simply cannot prepare veal Milanese with such thin slices of veal!) but the presentation of the three-styles of veal on one long plate was very appetizing to the eyes. The side dish of pasta was abundant, al dente and incredibly delicious (maybe the best tomato sauce we’ve ever had). The bread sticks are divine - the homemade bread finger lickin’ good - and the antipasto creative and tasty.
Have been many many times. The meals are always delicious and prepared without change. Waitstaff always polite and helpful.
We hosted friends for their Anniversary. They loved the place and every thing about it, Leo was fun and professional, our server Casey was terrific.
Excellent food at good prices!
We love Café Baci. Food is always delicious and fresh. Leo makes you feel like family & the servers are wonderful.
Love this place. Great food and wonderful service. It is a favorite.
Suzanne was our wonderful server! Extremely helpful with the wine list and menu items. Food was outstanding, as always! This is our favorite Italian Restaurant in Sarasota, and ALWAYS make a point of eating here when we are in town. Top notch restaurant in every way!
THE FOOD IS AESOME, WENT FOR LUCH AND GOT THE SPECIAL.
Since we arrived we were greeted amazingly!!! We were taken to our table which was perfect for our group. Our server was outstanding and our meals were superior!!! The environment was perfect the service was perfect and our dinner was better than perfect!!! We are definitely coming back!!!
We love this restaurant. Their sea bass francese is excellent and so is the service. Will be back.
Cafe Baci has never disappointed us as we have been going there for many years. I had the Sea Bass Francaise with capers and over spaghetti, with green beans almondine. My mother had the linguini with clams sauce. While both dishes were excellent, there were only 3 forkfuls (bites) of spaghetti underneath the sea bass which was pretty disappointing for a $35 entre. Interestingly there was an ample amount of lemon butter sauce? So I ask for an additional amt of spaghetti and the waitress was kind enough to bring out a cup of spaghetti freshly cooked. I am not sure if that was a mistake that there was so little spaghetti or not, however, the error (my opinion) was immediately rectified. The quality of the food at Cafe Baci has always been excellent with portions large enough to take a little home for lunch the next day but today I had to make it happen with an extra request.
Always a good meal and friendly staff.
Hostess was not very knowledgeable about her job. Didn’t know how to find my reservation...have never had this experience there before. Our waitress was very slow and the restaurant had very few people in it when we got there at 4:20. Other tables with different wait staff received their salads before us ....yet they had arrived long after us.
We shall be back. Great restaurant. Great food.
And don’t say no to the Salted Caramel Cheesecake!!
The best in Sarasota!
Went to dinner with family and friends. We requested a quiet table so we to chat. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Brandy our server was excellent. We always our dinners at Cafe Baci, we have been going here for quite a few years.
Overall, it ended up very good. Our waitress was a little cold at first but then ended up ok after a while. The food was really good and we would go back there.
Have been dining here for many years - could even be 40 years. My favorite Sarasota restaurant by far. Since I line in NC can only make it two or three times a year. Dined there on 10/29/19. Host Leo and waitress Casey were terrific. Made us happy and relaxed. With 5 other family and friends. My granddaughter chose restaurant, apparently her favorite as well. Food excellent, I had red snapper- it was great. Cooked perfectly and well complimented with sauce. This restaurant has been open for a long time because everyone is trained to make diners feel very very important. Will be back again in 2020.
Another great meal in a lovely setting.
Everything is great about this place, the staff, the service and of course, the food!