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Strings Italian Cafe

Italian, Pasta
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731 E. Yosemite Ave Ste A, Merced, CA
209-383-9777
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely evening

myself and 3 friends celebrated a birthday here. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we entered the restaurant. All of us ordered a different entree and we were all pleased with our choices. Also, if you're 62 or over you can receive 15% off of your meal. The restroom was very clean and there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Kgaribay
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Los Banos, California
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place receives you with a warm ambiance, very quick service and super friendly. Loved it. I have been 2 times and I will go back. Both times I got really good food and a delicious warm bread as appetizer! The prices are reasonable and the food quality is great, it tastes fresh. Nice place for a date or just... More 

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Los Banos, California
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112 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

myself and 3 friends celebrated a birthday here. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we entered the restaurant. All of us ordered a different entree and we were all pleased with our choices. Also, if you're 62 or over you can receive 15% off of your meal. The restroom was very clean and there was plenty of... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

There were three of us and all had the same opinion - the food was really boring and not very flavorful. Service was slow and inattentive.

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Merced, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

OK I was asked to meet with several people at strings. I don't know what I was expecting but my expectations elevated the minute I walked in. We were escorted to a room that's off to the side. Since I was given a short notice, I wasn't very hungry. That being said I ordered a plate of Spaghetti. The waiter... More 

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Merced, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This has been our favorite restaurant for a long time. They have gone through some management changes and things got a bit worse before they got better again. Strings has now returned to their excellent service and fabulous food. The seafood tastes fresh and is cooked just right. The management tries very hard to please customers and will often check... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The service and food did not reach average expectations. Very disappointing after being recommended by hotel.

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Merced, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

You can depend on the food being yummy here, and the prices are great. Indoor and outdoor seating but Merced can be hot in the summer. I have had birthdays and anniversaries here. It is a little echo-y and hard to hear if there are a lot of people in the room.

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Merced, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We use this restaurant often for take-out and have had excellent results. Yesterday we each had a Caesar salad (one chicken and one shrimp) and an order od delicious mussels. No waiting and tasty food.

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Chowchilla, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I've had the opportunity to eat at Strings several times, and it's always been top quality food. The outdoor dining is a plus, and the all you can eat nights are even better! Great restaurant!

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San Antonio, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We were on a road trip (Santa Barbara - Merced - Burlingame CA) and had dinner at this restaurant. The restaurant is large,excellent food anf service. However, it is kind of noisy. I had the Shrimp Scampi with angel hair pasta and veggies. It was excellent the pasta was cooked just right and it was perfectly spiced. Worth a comeback....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 731 E. Yosemite Ave Ste A, Merced, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: 209-383-9777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?