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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
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“pasta” (8 reviews)
“salmon” (3 reviews)
“kids eat free” (2 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
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731 E Yosemite Ave Ste A, Merced, CA 95340-8039
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well everything was yummy on this menu. We ordered several items and even though is was a business lunch we got to share and taste the minestrone soup, shrimp linguine, tomato basil bruchetta fettuccine alfredo. It was all so good and fresh. This beautiful Resturaunt...More

Thank Tami D
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were in the mood for a light dinner, so we shared a couple of their apps, Shrimp scampi and the Mussels. The shrimp were quite large and cooked to perfection. Probably 12-15 mussels in the appetizer serving, a little light for sharing but excellent...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The menu is varied with many Italian favorites and reasonable prices. There of us dined there and all had great tasting meals. The waiter was very attentive and personable. We will be back!

Thank Scotty M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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
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 reviewResponded 9 December 2016

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

Reviewed 7 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.More

1  Thank HBBrooke
LoreleiRon, Marketing Personal at Strings Italian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

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....More

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...More

3  Thank El Cien P
Reviewed 28 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
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....More

Thank waddledog
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
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robert c
7 March 2015|
Response from LoreleiRon | Property representative |
Yes! We are a Strings franchise. We do not serve unlimited salad however we do serve unlimited bread.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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