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Strings Italian Cafe

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731 E Yosemite Ave Ste A, Merced, CA 95340-8039
+1 209-383-9777
11:00 - 21:30
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Fri - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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Central California
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is wonderful! Salad and bread are refillable. Our last visit was for lunch, which is less expensive than dinner and still had so much food we had to take some home.

Thank Nanajwp
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Great staff, good food, indoor or outdoor dining and great for large groups. The menu variety is refreshing.

1 Thank Stefani S
LoreleiRon, Marketing Personal at Strings Italian Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in to dine with us. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. More 

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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I would recommend this place. Great service! Pretty good food and affordable. Casual and comfortable atmosphere-clean and well decorated. I was hoping for a bar but nothing like that there, just good family environment.

1 Thank HBBrooke
LoreleiRon, Marketing Personal at Strings Italian Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful complements. We always like to hear when we are doing a good job. Even though we don't have a bar please don't let it stop you from looking our our wine list. We have a wide selection to choose from. We look forward to seeing you back and Thank you again for the kind review.... More 

Modesto, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Don't eat at this restaurant that serves glorified micro-waved food called Italian cuisine. You might get soup from a can, pre-cooked chicken from a bag served with sauce from a can. Place is looking dirty and shabby. Owners need to drop 'strings', hire a real Italian chef and do something different.

2 Thank El Cien P
Berkeley, California, Usa
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127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a very nice restaurant with a very attentive staff. The menu is simple but well balanced. The prices are reasonable and the services are generous. You will not leave hungry.

1 Thank Bryan B
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Don't expect food like in Italy. What you get are large portions of OK food for reasonable prices. Good family location with lots of menu choices. On the night we ate there it was a kids eat free special & it was a little noisy. The salads were very good and the main meals were just OK.

Thank waddledog
Marlton, New Jersey
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The service was good and to have raisins in an Italian tossed salad was different The entries were very good and would recommend you give this place a chance. Garlic bread is wonderful!!!!

1 Thank LavernR_13
Merced, California
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at Strings on a number of occasions. Good Italian and seafood. Also good banquet area. Wednesday night all the pasta you can eat special.

1 Thank JimTheophilus
Merced, United States
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I have never been disappointed at Strings. Friendly front house of the restaurant, great service, super good food. If you have to wait to be seated, it's worth it.

1 Thank Stephanie H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing especially the salad, the prices are very reasonable and the portion sizes are good. I have been going here for years, when I am on a date it provides a perfect environment.

1 Thank warmask95340

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 731 E Yosemite Ave Ste A, Merced, CA 95340-8039
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-383-9777
Strings opened its doors for the first time in Sacrament in 1987. Now, nearly 30 years later and under the original ownership, Strings is still successfully serving the original area and locations along central and northern California. Strings Italian Cafe Merced prides itself on serving both classic italian dishes such as spaghetti and homemade meatballs and tortellini chianti but also modern and equally unforgettable dishes like salmon balsamic, zesty cioppino and our famous gluten free and vegetarian "zoodles". Whether you have been a beloved customer from the beginning or are looking for a restaurant to call your favorite, we hope you will come in, sit down and enjoy everything we have to offer.

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