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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

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    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:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were looking for a decent Italian restaurant in Merced, CA. Someone told me about Strings. So, we visited the place. To our surprise, not only the environment was great for dinner, their food was pretty good. My wife had their Salmon and I tried their Fettucine Asparagus Chicken. Both dishes were amazing. Plus, their cafe salad was great, too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went to Strings for dinner tonight with family. Haven't been to Strings in some time and thought things may have gotten better. Nope! Was so very disappointedly wrong. Decided to try the pasta night dish for Wednesday night. Read the specials menu & decided to try the "meaty" say sauce on Penne pasta. Should have been named the tomato sauce... More 

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Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent tasty food. Great friendly service. Easy parking. We have been there a number of times and each time we have walked out very full and contented.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My family ate here on a recent trip through California. It had a lovely patio that included fireplaces and plenty of shade. The food was very good. I had a pastry-wrapped lasagna. It was delicious!

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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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: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?