When traveling along Florida’s Gulf in beautiful Venice, Florida, restaurant goers are discovering a new location of a favorite and famous restaurant from nearby Naples called Baci. The restaurant is the second location by owner and Executive Chef Frank Garofalo. The Italian restaurants are known for offering the best pizza, sandwiches and pasta in the area, with food so authentic that Frank even selected another town with an Italian name for his new restaurant. Baci of Venice is located at 765 U.S. 41 Bypass S, in Venice, Florida.
The restaurant’s extensive menu has all of your Italian favorites, including rice balls, fried calamari and eggplant Parmigiano. There are many outstanding pasta choices, with the baked pastas as true standouts – two types of lasagna, manicotti, stuffed shells, baked ravioli and baked ziti. Baci offers authentic New York/Brooklyn style pizza with fifteen different varieties. Grandma’s pizza is the personal favorite of Italian Tribune Publisher Buddy Fortunato.
Owner and Executive Chef Frank Garofalo was born in Naples, Italy, but found a new home in Naples, Florida, several years ago. Frank left Italy as a child and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began his culinary career at the age of twelve. He worked in various restaurants and with each year, his knowledge of the culinary arts expanded and his passion for the business grew. Frank’s love of cooking is evident from the dishes he prepares. You can see it in the appreciation of his patrons who admire his creativity. He has a cooking style all his own.
Baci of Venice is open seven days a week from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, except Sunday, when it opens at 11:00 am for lunch, dinner and catering. Phone 941-451-8362 to place orders. If you are in Naples, Baci Pizzeria and Ristorante is located at 2364 Tamiami Trail E, Naples; phone 239-304-9553. When visiting either of the restaurants, don’t forget to tell Frank that Buddy Fortunato and the Italian Tribune sent you.