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Strings Italian Cafe

11976 State Highway 88, Jackson, CA 95642
+1 209-223-7874
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“calzone” (4 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
Opens in 2 min
All hours
Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza
$$ - $$$
11976 State Highway 88, Jackson, CA 95642
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I've eaten at several Strings, but found the on in Jackson to above average. Good service, great for family and clean.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Our favorite place to eat in Jackson. Have ate here many, many times and food is always well prepared and service excellent. Tuesday is senior discount night and Wednesday is all you can eat pasta.

Thank jacksonfoodie2016
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The waitress was very attentive. Serving sizes were small. Portabella mushroom sauce was very salty. We used to love it here, don't know about the current chef though.

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I enjoy this restaurant a lot. The food is always tasty and the menu does change up occasionally. Their ministroni soup is so good. They serve the salad family style with these incredible mini rounds bead loafs. Nice variety too.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We eat at Strings a lot. Always good food and great value. Ask for senior discount 15% off bill. Their salads and pizza bread are to die for. Some of the best Alfredo Sauce around.

Thank John S
Reviewed 14 July 2016

It's not the atmosphere; it's the food. Strings like a diner, clean, all fine; but not the fine Italian restaurant with the white table clothes and candles of the movies! But the food is really good. My husband savored an all-meat calzone and took half...More

Thank CalGreyNomad
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Recently, we dined at our local Strings Restaurant and found it to feature excellent food. In the past, their delicious bread was always accompanied by olive oil and balsamic vinegar dipping sauce. We didn't get any and noticed that some other diners had some. Apparently,...More

Thank JoanElaine1947
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We have been to this restaurant several times and keep returning because we like the place very much. The stuffed mushrooms are always a must for us. We have tried several of the pasta dishes and found them all very good. I love their salad,...More

Thank Shirley810
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

I didn't know until my daughter told me that strings was a chain restaurant. This place is really good food! You expect OK food add a chain, you expect really good food at a restaurant with They must have a master chef in the back...More

1  Thank Trpster
Reviewed 10 December 2015

My family goes to this Strings location often and I am always pleased. The service is very good. They serve the salad family style and it is very good. It is a creamy tangy italian dressing and all you can eat as well! I recently...More

1  Thank George G
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do you have gluten free pasta?
1 August 2016|
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Response from JacksonStrings | Property representative |
Yes we do! And an entire gluten-free menu as well!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11976 State Highway 88, Jackson, CA 95642
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Amador County  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 209-223-7874
  • E-mail
Strings Italian Café opened in Jackson November 1, 2007.
Locally owned and operated by Sharon Cassella. Sharon's family opened Home and Farm Supply " The Biggest Little Kitchen Store" in Jackson in 1972. Growing up in a family business made Sharon want to open her own business and in 1985 she opened and operated JB's Awards & Engraving. In 2007 a family member came to Sharon and suggested she open something Italian and family style, Sharon decided to call Strings Restaurant group and ask about a Strings Italian Café. " I always used to go to the one in Lodi and buy the Salad" says Sharon. I LOVE the salad and the dressing and the concept of having an Italian Restaurant in Jackson that was geared for the family with affordable prices. Jackson has been known for Italian restaurants and at one time had four very nice Italian choices. Now as the years have gone by and the economy took a few of those down we realize the need for Affordable family dining is needed more than ever.

Strings employs a staff of 20 and is open seven days a week. We support local business and all of our employees are local. Our goal is to make sure every customer gets to experience a delicious meal with courteous service and have a dining experience that they will enjoy.