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Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill

) #7 of 354 Restaurants in St. Catharines $$ - $$$ Italian, Pizza,
271 Merritt St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 1K1, Canada
+1 905-680-9300
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“rice balls” (46 reviews)
“calzone” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
271 Merritt St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 1K1, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ordered takeout for 6 people from Johnny Rocco's on a Sunday night. The place was busy but we got our food in about 20 minutes. The meatballs are quite large for spaghetti and meatballs, and the pomodero sauce is a little sweet. Side salads...More

Thank ScrapPaper
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Johnny Rocco's exceeds the one in Niagara Falls! The food for one is delicious and prepared to perfection. The service is top notch and the atmosphere is spacious, bright and beautiful! There is nothing lacking!!! Even the building is unique and full of history!...More

Thank NancDJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had called in a reservation for 7 and when we arrived they had not record of it and I explained whoever I had given it to said they would go right up and put it in the book. The manager apologized and said that...More

Thank TrekingNow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a casual dining place near St Catherine's. The reviews were good so we tried Johnny Rico's, and we were not disappointed. Chicken parm and Eggplant parm were excellent, as were the house salads and bread/dipping oil with spices. There is a...More

Thank Twin454s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Johnny Rocco's has great Italian food. They offer gluten free options. The service is great. The building is is historically and structurally interesting. Highly recommended.

Thank laraluvsU2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a reservation for 16 people at 6:00 pm on a Saturday night, in celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary, and everything went so smoothly. Our server Corrine was polite, friendly, and gave amazing service throughout the whole night. The food was also tasty...More

Thank Alan c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere and service was awesome. Very attentive staff and a cozy place to sit down and have a nice meal. I felt that the menu selection had a lot going for it too, very authentic and good choices. However overall the food was just...More

Thank ian422
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're staying at the Stone Mill Inn, you've gotta eat here. The food is awesome. You won't regret this choice.

Thank Prestige P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

expensive for what you get although the wait staff is always friendly and attentive. usually busy but I have had better food for the price

Thank 711LJF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in to pick up some take out here as my husband was hospitalized nearby. It has been a stressful time, I had a bit of a hangover from the night before from being comforted by a girlfriend. I asked the bartender Judd if...More

Thank Nancyg1957
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Questions & Answers
19 February 2016|
Response from Tony V | Property representative |
Yes we are. Tony
2 June 2015|
Response from Tony V | Property representative |
Yes we have many gluten free options. We also carry gluten free pasta and pizza dough. See you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 Merritt St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 1K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: +1 905-680-9300
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Strongly tied to our Italian roots, it was a passion for family and food that sparked the fire that is Johnny Rocco's! Not your every day Italian restaurant, experience dining full of flare, style, and above all, great food. It's quality food that remains at the heart of our mission. Italian cuisine at its' best, from authentic classics to our signatures dishes. Every plate at Johnny Rocco's is prepared with the culinary passion of our dedicated chefs, who have trained, where else? But Italy! So come sit at our table, taste our food, drink the wine, and feel our passion!
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