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About Cafe Baci
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.
Sarasota, FL 34231
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Bee Ridge and Tamiami Trail
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
Roberto Mei: (941) 921-4848
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout
Cafe Baci Ratings and Reviews
Another excellent dinner at Baci. Lamb chops, Grouper special, salads - everything was delicious. We were seated in a quiet corner, and our waiter was pleasant and efficient. Personally, I find the main entrees better than the pasta dishes, but maybe that is just me.
Had guest with us and walked in door to feel like we WERE in Italy! And the smell from the food made us want to go. Everyone was so accommodating to what meal choices and requests we were making and when the food came it was all everything we had hoped for. Great staff and very comfortable overall. Thank you!
At 5pm the atmosphere was elegant, quiet and relaxed. We dined before Van Wezel tickets and our terrific waitress was most attentive. Early Bird Menu was a bargain. Veal was outstanding. Overall a delightful dining experience. In fact, we decided we did not need Van Wezel tickets in order to return!
We made our reservation for Christmas Eve through open table. When we arrived, they didn’t have our reservation and there was a long line of people waiting. They were very accommodating and we were seated fairly quickly. Our server was very attentive, the food was delicious, and we had a very enjoyable evening. Would definitely eat there again and highly recommend it.
Café Baci is one of our favorite Sarasota restaurants. We are snow birds (4 months here) and go to Cafe Baci about once a month. We had been there the week before but made the mistake of booking (on Open Table) for 7:15 on Christmas Eve. We arrived (about 7) and could barely get into the restaurant to "check in". We finally got up to the desk (a very nice, calm woman) and were told they did not have our reservation and that they had "closed down Open Table days ago". I had printed out a copy of my Open Table reservation confirmation and she put me on a hand written list (we were not on the printed out list that had innumerable people). We were finally seated (after waiting outside; no waiting seats inside) about 7:55. A nice table; good service, good food, little noise, reasonable prices. So, don't rely on Open Table for a busy night at Café Baci. They apparently don't pay attention.
Been a regular patron for around 20 or more years. First time I recall terrible service and sub-par food. Maybe because the owner was not on site?? Entrees brought out while still eating our appetizer (calamari - which was chewy and over-breaded). Took entrees away and then brought them back cold -and I mean really cold. Took away again and brought back on hot plates, but still not hot or prepared as it should have been and as they have in the past. A side order of spaghetti was swimming in oil or melted butter or some liquid. If this was my first time here, it would be my last. May try again, but it will be a long time. Too many other places at which to become a "regular." The manager discounted our bill 15% - nice gesture, but pretty lame, all things considered. Our server was seldom around. Just a bad experience which is too bad because we've enjoyed this restaurant for a couple of decades.
WE spend 4 winter months in Sarasota/Longboat Key each year, and we probably go to Café Baci at least 3 or four times each winter. The service is always prompt and friendly, the food is very good, the variety outstanding, and the prices very reasonable. I suggest you ask for the larger room on the left as you enter. The room on the right is a bit more crowded and sometimes can be noisy.
Four of us ate prior to going to the theater. Each had a different meal. All were done perfectly and tasted great. Service was efficient and attentive. The only complaint was that all meals were not cleared at the same time. It is one of our favorite Italian restaurants.
My mom wanted to go here for her birthday. She had been before but we hadn’t. Staff was super nice , friendly , helpful etc but food was just ok. Nothing was bad , but not great, just fine. The overall consensus was lack of seasoning in everything. There are lots of Italian restaurants in the city, so don’t need to go back here.
Cafe Baci continues to be one of our Sarasota local favorites. It does not disappoint. The servers were cordial and attentive to our every request and need. All 4 of the persons in our party had different main courses that were prepared perfectly. The chicken parm was exceptional. The large house salad split for 2 persons is very good. The restaurant was nicely decorated for the holidays.
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