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Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill

€€ - €€€Italian, Pizza,
271 Merritt St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 1K1, Canada
+1 905-680-9300
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“rice balls” (48 reviews)
“calzone” (19 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
271 Merritt St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 1K1, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

excellent service and food was great. we had attended a wedding . from the time we entered the door the service was excellent . the room for the wedding was beautiful and there wait staff was very efficient , I would recommend checking out this...More

Thank janice d
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food is excellent and the prices are very reasonable, the staff is friendly and helpful along with the atmosphere dining here is relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank jim w
Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected this restaurant based on the reviews, wanting a nice place to enjoy our anniversary dinner out. We called ahead and they put us on some sort of list. We arrived at our designated time of 6:30 and they confirmed a 20 minute wait....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Thorold or Saint Catherine's, this is a busy, large restaurant with quite good food. Really excellent meatballs. Not too spicy. Candice, our sweet server, made us feel right at home. Outside is an Excalibur (it's a late 1930's or early 1940s car) where...More

Thank sunnysideup70
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there as a group after visiting a few vineyards. We were greeted promptly and the place is quite big so they could accommodate the 7 of us no problem. As we walked to the table all i could see was the PIZZA OVEN....More

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was pretty good, but expensive. The restaurant was full and it was almost unbearably loud. Everybody had to yell to be heard. On top of a full restaurant, there was a band playing. My ears were ringing after we left. We would not...More

Thank Lovey16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the atmosphere and the service is great. I find that the pasta is always hot right down to the last fork full and the meatballs are terrific. Have had the Veal Parm. and penne and chicken and both are also excellent. One of...More

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just went for midafternoon cocktails and appetizers. We share the Johnny Rocco Plate - deep fried rice balls, calamari and Johnny Rocco chips (thinly slice potatoes fried and topped with parmesan and parsley). We all had different cocktails - nicely mixed in terms of...More

Thank ChapelHill10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Johnny Rocco's for a late dinner recently and were pleasantly surprised at the attentive service, relaxed atmosphere and excellent menus choices. My wife raved about the tilapia with fresh vegetables and I very much enjoyed my penne arabiatta after sharing a delicious...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were passing through and stopped by without a reservation. The place was hopping. It was enjoyable Italian, lots of variety on the menu, certainly satisfying and tasty. As expected, it was very noisy, which I know many people consider to be fun. There was...More

Thank Marsha Z
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Questions & Answers
18 February 2016|
Response from Tony V | Property representative |
Yes we are. Tony
2 June 2015|
Response from Tony V | Property representative |
Yes we have many gluten free options. We also carry gluten free pasta and pizza dough. See you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 Merritt St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 1K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: +1 905-680-9300
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Strongly tied to our Italian roots, it was a passion for family and food that sparked the fire that is Johnny Rocco's! Not your every day Italian restaurant, experience dining full of flare, style, and above all, great food. It's quality food that remains at the heart of our mission. Italian cuisine at its' best, from authentic classics to our signatures dishes. Every plate at Johnny Rocco's is prepared with the culinary passion of our dedicated chefs, who have trained, where else? But Italy! So come sit at our table, taste our food, drink the wine, and feel our passion!
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