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Strings Italian Cafe

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1125 S Main St, Manteca, CA 95337-5743
209-823-9777
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 2
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's Ok

Friends and I met for dinner here tonight. Service was ok, food was ok. Not overly pleased with it all around. I left hungry. For the prices, that shouldn't happen.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
VickiG95340
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Merced
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

One of our favorite places as the quality of the food is always great and the severs are friendly and efficient. Good prices too.

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Modesto, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The service was good and the staff very friendly. The food on the other hand not that great. I ordered the lasagna with meatballs. Meatballs were tender and cooked well. The lasagna on the other hand wasn't. First it was a very small portion comparing it to the Strings in Modesto, CA. I use to go there because it was... More 

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Thank imfsimm
Merced
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Friends and I met for dinner here tonight. Service was ok, food was ok. Not overly pleased with it all around. I left hungry. For the prices, that shouldn't happen.

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Thank VickiG95340
Lathrop, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The food is good and the service is average but I would not wait to eat there. It is convenient and food is served fast. Give it a try and maybe you will like it

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Thank DavidDaily
Manteca, California
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have frequented this restaurant for many years. However, we went last year and the food was not fresh. Tasted frozen and heated up. Sauces were not fresh as well. Used to love going out to Dinner here at the last minute as we always had great service and food. Bring back the "Quality" of food and not frozen and... More 

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Manteca, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Strings has a small venue but the food is very well prepared. It is quiet with a candle light atmosphere.

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Thank Michelle S
Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We came here with high expectations for this highly touted restaurant (by the newspaper, no less!). Well, we were sorely disappointed! The bar is so tiny, it is obviously only for "looks", as no one was inside when we arrived or left. The hostess was slow and unfriendly, making us wait because we didn't have a lunch reservation, when there... More 

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Thank LCarolB
Manteca
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Ordered Chicken Picatta which is supposed to be a pounded out chicken breast lightly fried and served with a light sauce of lemon, butter, caper and somtimes a little white wine. What I got was an overcooked breast smothered in a thick gravy! My side was capellini with a thick glob of something supposed to be Alfredo sauce sitting on... More 

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Thank Sandra A
Manteca, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The salad is our favorite. Very good service, nice people, great food. We go there when we want to enjoy a date night.

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Thank Linda A
Manteca, California, United States
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

unfortunately did not eat here, they were not very accomadating to larger groups so reservation was cancelled.

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Thank Carol L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1125 S Main St, Manteca, CA 95337-5743
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manteca
  • Phone Number: 209-823-9777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?