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Strings Italian Cafe

11976 California 88, Jackson, CA 95642
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Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Jackson
Price range: $7 - $22
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Ione, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Jackson (actually Martel) California isn't known for an abundance of fine dining establishments, but I was very pleased with my trip to Strings Monday. It was my cousin's birthday, and she was given free spumoni ice cream and sung to. She and my husband both enjoyed their soup and salad, and my lasagna in pastry crust with both marinara and... More

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Pine Grove, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

From time to time my wife & I go to Strings. The food is hot & tasty. The all you can eat salad is custom made (for example I don't get fresh onion in my salad) so they bring 2 salads. I have tried a number of dishes but now almost always order the fisherman's stew (or soup) as it... More

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El Dorado, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family ate here for lunch last week. I am so glad we did! Everything was delicious. The eggplant parmesan was the best I have ever had...not too cheesy/greasy not too soggy. Our son had the calzone, it was huge! The service was great, my dad has several food sensitivities, our server was patient and helpful about his meal, I... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I wasn't expecting much from this nondescript place tugged into a strip mall. But I was greeted warmly and seated immediately. The star here was the short ribs with vodka sauce. It was excellent and the mashed potatoes on the side and crunchy green beans made it a great meal. It's not a fancy place and the AC was working... More

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Jackson, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have read the few bad reviews for Strings/Jackson and found them lacking. As a Local I have eaten there many times and found it is always top notch. Great service, friendly employees, excellent food and wine. To the guy who said he was served his salad with dressing already on ... apparently you don't go out to dine very... More

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Redwood City, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I travel through Jackson, California on my way from Oakhurst, California to Tahoe City. I decided to stop in at Strings to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised. A very nice clean well lit eatery, great staff and wonderful food. You get a lot for very reasonable prices. I had the Artichoke Stuffed Ravioli and it comes with... More

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Delano, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I liked the mix of traditional and creative Italian food. I enjoyed the lasagne with meat balls and my husband was impressed with the steak service with blue cheese and shrimp. the chocolate lasagne desert was very good. The service was attentive. A nice, relaxing dining experience

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Fiddletown, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It's no wonder, in a small close-knit community like we have in Amador County rich with multiple generations of Italian families, that a place like Strings ostensibly seems like a can't-miss business prospect. It has recently been awarded by this site as well as the local paper sponsored publicly voted list of favorites as best Italian Restaurant. That's a biggie... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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359 reviews 359 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We took some out of town visitors here for lunch. The service was excellent, fast and friendly. I had the chicken parm, my wife and friends had the all you can eat soup and salad. We love the bread they serve. Definitely would go back.

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Pine Grove, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were recently in Strings Italian Cafe in Jackson. We were both so impressed with the food as well as the staff. I never usually write reviews but we were so happy with our experience that just had to. If you go there, I highly recommend the Tuscan steak. It rivals any steakhouse steak. My husband had... More

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