Outstanding and consistent food and service.
This definitely was the best Italian meal I have ever eaten! Excellant service and ambiance. Would recommend this place to be one of the first to dine at in Sarasota.
Clara was a very good waitress. We will request her table next visit
This was strange - all of the tables around us received a little antipasta platter except us. It was our first time at this restaurant and it really made us feel excluded. NOT good P.R.
Excellent quality and value.
Had a nice early-bird plus dinner with some friends before an event. Both the early bird servings as well as the sides are amazingly generous in size, and tasty to boot. Service by Michelle was attentive, congenial and totally responsive. A good time was had by all.
Why not five stars? Because the hostess who seated us at 4:00 pm indicated that our preferred table was not available, because it was otherwise reserved yet it remained vacant the entire time we were there, plus the gnocchi, beloved by me, came drowning in marinara when a smidgen would have let the gnocchi shine.
I have written about 5 reviews for this place over the years and it just keeps getting better. It is amazing how they maintain their quality over the 10 years I have been coming, especially in such a competitive business.Bravo to the waiters, chefs and management. Keep it up.
🥘 food always beautifully prepared and impeccabley serveed. Service is probably the best in Sarasota county. Extremely attentive service. One of our favorite for dining experiences.
Very good food. Had the 3 veal sampler and was delicious. My favorite was Veal Marsala. Wife had Snapper Picatta and said it was perfect.
Best Italian in Sarasota. New friends loved it! Liked the free antipasto for reserving with Open Table. Nice touch!!!
I brought my friends that were visiting. We all loved it. Great service and food. The only thing is I used open table and was supposed to get the antipasta. We didn’t get it.
Wonderful evening. We took friends from out of town and they raved about their meal. Both food and server were first rate.
We were in the back room and ambiance there is not as good as the front of the house hence the 4 star vs 5 star rating for that category.
Have been multiple times and will certainly go back.
Both food and service were excellent
Excellent as usual. Always love to order their osso Bucco as it’s the BEST
Always eat here when I'm in Sarasota. Never fails to provide the tastiest Northern Italian food in a creative way with gorgeous presentation. Located in a kind of industrial commercial space but don't let that fool you, inside is a world away. Don't need to recommend anything specific because all the entrees are so good.
Like our first time last year, we had another memorable evening! Great cocktails , friendly, if not a bit too pushy on the more expensive menu items(!), service, very tasty and visually-appealing food! Great for any occassion.
prompt seating, great service great food, ample parking, appropriately priced
As always an excellent experience. Great food. Our waiter, Tim, was very attentive, kind, courteous, and helpful. If you haven’t eaten at Cafe Baci you haven’t experienced Sarasota’s best.
Great homemade recipes and wait staff was excellent
Would have been perfect except for 2yr. and 4yr. children at next table at 7:00 PM. Kids shold have been home in bed, Parents fault , not kids.
The meal was excellent as usual. There was a slight glitch when we arrived for our reservation. Apparently our table was not ready as the host first took us to a round table for 6 which had another couple seated there. Then he took us all the way in a corner to a oblong table set for 8. After I reminded him that we had specifically requested a round table for 6, he asked us to wait in the foyer while he set up a table for us (all this time, bypassing 2 perfectly situated round tables for 6 in the center of the restaurant, which would have been ideal). We were finally seated at a back table where the waiter tried his best to be attentive to us but he seemed to have been assigned to too many tables.
We've been to Cafe Baci many times and have never been disappointed. This was our first time having Henry as a waiter. I have to say that he is magnificent and made the dining experience most memorable. We will make a point of asking for him next time.
We all had a great meal. Food was tasty and service was excellent (had Naomi as our server). I had Eggplant Parmesan. It was very good. I substituted homemade gnocchi s (up charge) for the pasta. Delicious. Tiramisu was great as well as the cheeesecake with berries. Will go back and try the early bird dinner (before 5pm).
We had a waiter named Tim who was outstanding . He gave excellent service, was funny but not overbearing.
Cafe Baci is a Sarasota institution in the best of ways. Consistently great food and service, incredibly good value wines. Our only complaint is that we don’t go there often enough and need to remedy that!
Excellent and authentic Italian food. Wonderful ambiance and great service. Even though restaurant was completely booked, it wasn’t loud and crowded like many places and we were able to have conversations during dinner. Highly recommended!
Dinner with friends... everyone enjoyed
Outstanding Service and Great Food!!!! Leo Torres is an outstanding Manager!! Made our entire evening special! Every entire' was outstanding! Will be going back soon!
as usual, exceptional service attentive but not intrusive. great food, good wine. Love this place.
Cafe Baci is a staple of the Sarasota dining scene. It is one of the better Italian restaurants without being pretentious or pricy. It is authentic, great tasting, excellent service, wonderful wine list and friendly prices. You should be visiting Cafe Baci multiple times while in the area.
Excellent food and service. We made reservations for our party of three. Even with two large groups in the room, we enjoyed our seating in a nice quiet corner. We dine here every time we come to Sarasota. You will be glad if you start the same tradition.
We had great service provided by Andrew. It was an experience that we won’t soon forget. Wait until next year!!!
Always a good meal at Cafe Baci. Osso bucco on Wednesday’s worth the trip.
Thoroughly enjoyable evening with good food and service .
Great food and great service. Love the attentive help and special attention from Kim, our server. I’m sure to return as this place is a gem!!!
Wonderful evening celebrating 1st wedding anniversary.
My friend and I had a great dining experience. I especially appreciate the fact that we had a table waiting for us (we called in a reservation for 6:15 p.m.) and when we arrived we were seated promptly.
I love Cafe Baci! Our server was very nice given that we are both super finicky eaters. The chef, too, was kind enough to give us two meals that we cobbled together from the menu. We're both pescetarians and my date had severe food allergies. We both loved our meal.
The restaurant is calm and each table has adequate space to feel like your conversation is private.
I will definitely go back. My only tiny quibble is that they don't have any silver tequila.
Service is exceptional along with fabulous food and great ambience. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Once yet dine here you will be back.
This has been one of our favorite restaurants for years but on this visit the food was not up to its usual high standard. Maybe it was because we arrived at 1:30. Regardless, this time we were disappointed, as our meals, and the meals of our two friends, were OK but not great.