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Cafe Baci

4.5
1618 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(941) 921-4848
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party contact
Roberto Mei: (941) 921-4848
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bee Ridge and Tamiami Trail
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout
What 1618 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Stacia3 (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always consistently delicious. The wait staff is always attentive.

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SandiSarasota (Tampa)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Extremely disappointed. I have been going the Cafe Baci for over 20 years with nary a complaint until this last visit. Terrible service, extremely slow, ignored requests, never asked if we wanted dessert, coffee or after dinner drinks. Although the food was good the portions were scant. I am hoping this is a fluke, but a very disappointing experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

First time experience. Leo, the on duty manager, was fantastic, courteous and professional.

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Doreen (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service

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HeatherL 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always a fantastic experience when we have dinner here! The food is amazing, I LOVE their homemade Marinara sauce, the special touches the servers give you and they do make you feel like a guest in their house! We go for special occasions since they are a drive for us, but the drive is worth it and this time it was date night with my husband! When the dinner was over I wanted to do it all over again because the food is THAT yummy!

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We are frequent visitors to Cafe Baci for special occasions or just a good meal! We took out of town visitors this time and so enjoyed being able to have a good conversation along with a good meal. The waitstaff is competent and especially so when we are assigned Suzanne.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Cafe Baci is always reliable. Always crowded in season. The wait staff are most accommodating to special requests. Not cheap, you pay for every change, but we will continue to be loyal patrons as they are, overall, a good place for dinner and meeting friends.

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vipNancy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food and service were great ..Extensive wine selection..

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SuzanneL (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was amazing the food, the service all were outstanding! Can’t wait to go back!

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ThomasS (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Again Cafe Baci wins our praise. My husband and I were there twice this week, and both times were just right! Delicious food, prompt service, and lovely ambiance. A Sarasota Gem!

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pickyeater (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent. Atmosphere lovely. Our server was outstanding.

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marciah (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Loved the dinner special; house made fettucini alfredo with seafood. Perfectly cooked.
Totally outstanding service from several personnel. Friendly and attentive but not intrusive.
Will be back often.

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SamanthaG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I came here with my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day. Even though they did not take reservations and it was first come first serve, the wait was not long at all. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious authentic Italian with huge portions. One plate can serve two people. Our waiter was very nice, funny and attentive. They always make sure to fill your water glasses. I will definitely be going back soon!

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robertw (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always enjoy the evening based on good food at reasonable prices and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our second time at Cafe Baci. This time was Valentine’s Day and it was very nice. Crazily busy. Baci sachets are to die for, veal delicious and the Francais grouper excellent!! Terry Anderson, our asked for waitress is outstanding. Makes the meal even more wonderful. My 85 yr young mother loves this restaurant! Keep on being what you are known for. Fabulous!!

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