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Strings Italian Cafe

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2314 W Kettleman Ln, Ste 100, Lodi, CA 95242-4126
+1 209-251-2071
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The facility was quiet, relaxed and perhaps one 20 percent full. Our drinks were brought quickly. The one server was running as quickly as she could to serve all the tables. As usual the salad was superb. The entree was an inadequate serving.

Thank Gerald O
Garden Grove, California
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Strings has always been a favorite place for the family. We all love the salad and dressing. Unfortunately they no longer bottle and sell the dressing. You might want to reconsider that. If you do not see something on the menu ask. We love the combinations they used to call Tour of Italy. We asked and they made it

Thank Jay B
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Parking in front, seated quickly, good service, alas food not so good. Always have enjoyed great food here. Ordered our usual, calamari. Over cooked/burnt and as tough as an old "sole." get it? Really sad.

Thank sonnybear47
henderson, nv
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

One of two favs in town. Lasagna, artichoke ravioli, eggplant/veal/chicken parmesan, all very good. They do an awesome "dump salad" with a killer dressing and the bread is fresh and tasty. Dining room is comfortable and service has always been good.

Thank beau c
Tucson, Arizona
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265 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Stopped into Strings on Friday night for a bite with friends. We were seated quickly even though the restaurant was quite crowded. Our drinks came quickly (we both ordered a nice Starborough Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc $5.79 ea.) and our orders of Tortellini alla Panna ($11.99) and Fisherman's Stew ($17.49) came shortly after. Both dishes were cooked to perfection and were... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

We weren't really in the mood for Italian, but the hotel clerk recommended this place. It was a bit far from the hotel, about 2 miles down the street, but worth the drive. Great service and food and a lot of it. It's located in a small strip mall area, across from Target.

Thank Laurie R
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107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

An excellent dining experience. One of our favorite Italian restaurants in the Lodi area. Their salad is absolutely delicious and they keep asking if you want more. I would, except then I would miss out on a wonderful entrée. My favorite dish is their meat lasagna. Make sure you ask for a large spoon! Mama mia!

Thank Gordon S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Meh - Not much atmosphere, food is ok. Flavor is just not the "traditional" Italian I expected... and Caribbean Chicken Salad?? How is that Italian? Not impressed with their spaghetti & meat sauce. The Cacciatore is not the classic 'Hunter' style, and no Saltimbocca. However, there are many hearty choices on the menu. The Chicken Picata was very good as... More 

Thank KauaiSalt
Chicago, Illinois
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

We were greeted by our friendly, bubbly server Tori. Really,she made our meal with her good suggestions, menu knowledge, and great attitude. The salad was served family style with a good creamy italian dressing. All enjoyed their selections of roast pork, basa fish, and chicken parm. The wine list has some good nicely priced local selections. We had desert as... More 

Hilo, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

This is a nice family restaurant located in a shopping center in Lodi. We had a large family group ranging in age from 7 to 97. We were seated together in the dining room and were surprised to find out that it was "kids eat free" night. That was a nice surprise. The food was average Italian fare that you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2314 W Kettleman Ln, Ste 100, Lodi, CA 95242-4126
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lodi
  • Phone Number: +1 209-251-2071

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