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Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill

271 Merritt St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 1K1, Canada
+1 905-680-9300
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
271 Merritt St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 1K1, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were a party of 8 4 adults and 4 grand kids aged 1 to 7. We were seated promptly but 15 minutes had passed and still no server. When they realized this Jeanine (I had to ask her name ) came over with garlic...More

Thank lenbeau
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great venue for a work holiday party for 25! Shaelynne and Rob were fantastic servers. Ashley was able to accommodate all our requirements including a separate professional meeting place b4 and after the party! Well done! And did I mention that the Italian...More

1  Thank Violetta C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took 10 people (including 3 under 5) to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. Amazing place, delicious food and fast friendly service. For such a large venue they were surprisingly attentive and efficient. My daughter had a great time as did the other guests. Highly...More

1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in st Catherine’s on Saturday and we checked out places to eat. We chose Johnny Rocco’s and it did not disappoint. We both had pasta with Caesar salad glass of wine and all was good, the service was fast and friendly and food...More

Thank cruiseproblem
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I visited this restaurant a few weeks ago. After paying the bill, my sister was finishing her drink when she found a number of glass shards in the bottom of her beverage glass. When she alerted the waiter, there was no apology,...More

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Tony V, Owner at Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your recent experience at Johnny Rocco's. We take all comments positive or negative very seriously. I want to apologize to your sister and family for the shards of glass she found in her...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to JRs for a birthday dinner. We had called ahead for reservations but they don’t call them that. No matter, when we arrived we were greeted warmly and promptly seated at a massive booth with a view to one of the kitchen areas. The...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we arrived on a Saturday at about 6:30pm to find the restaurant bustling. My suggestion to you-sit at a hightop table in the bar area and ask for Judd. We were seated right away, no wait. Or server/bartender Judd was incredible. At his suggestion...More

Thank Lyndsey D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was warm and welcoming. The food was amazing! The portion sizes were very large😊. My family will definitely eat there again.

Thank tammy s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I have dined at Johnny Rocco's it has been a positive experience. The staff are very personable and service is fast and efficient. The food is always a pleasure and very reasonably priced. Judging by the huge restaurant and seating for many people,...More

Thank j0hnnys10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good restaurant. Food was good, not over priced. Service was very good. Good wine list and bartender made a great Cesar ! We ate here two nights for supper. Would recommend.

Thank wdix
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Questions & Answers
18 December 2017|
Response from PeterHabaybeh |
nice one with peter habaybeh
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
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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