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Strings Italian Cafe


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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
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Table Service
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All reviews salad pizza bad night ordered the salmon nice atmosphere prices are very reasonable service was excellent
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here last month with my family for the first time while visiting from out of town. First time at the restaurant and really enjoyed my meal! I ate the Pumpkin Squash Ravioli with sage butter - it was delicious! My mom's meal was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank CACOgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice evening dinner in this Italian Restaurant. Food was very good and nice atmosphere. The prices are very reasonable and very good service.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank g4koottar
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Great place to grab an Italian meal in Merced. You won’t be disappointed. Their dishes are simple yet tasty.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank fabuluis
Reviewed May 4, 2018

We are frequent patrons of this restaurant and mostly have had a good experience. Tonight the food was great and the service was excellent. But — a large party on the patio had children who were allowed to run around. It was unpleasant! At one...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank T5940NUdavidh
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Saturday night visit. Not too busy. Nice setting and clean restaurant. Husband ordered the salmon Nicolette-salmon over angel hair pasta in a caper/marinara/alfredo sauce. 1st plate had a hair in it. Sent back. 2nd plate the angel hair was over cooked and I could smell...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank erica a
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Staff wonderful Food great Prices a little high Nice atmosphere Pizza out of this world Salad with seeds yum Dressing wonderful Always go back

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank sharonbI9172BY
Reviewed October 2, 2017 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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Tami D
Reviewed July 10, 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

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Alan C
Reviewed June 6, 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!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Scotty M
Reviewed April 10, 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.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Nanajwp
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March 6, 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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