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$$ - $$$
Italian, American, Bar, Pub
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460 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4822
+1 209-580-4418
11:00 - 23:00
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Merced, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Good place to get lunch and dinner the pizza and sandwiches are really good for lunch and the white Sauce lasagna is my favorite for dinner

Thank Y4624NJryans
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed good wine along with excellent food choices! This location on any evening is worth your consideration to enjoy. The staff are very welcoming and the food selections are numerous.

Thank RoxanneGrubb
Merced, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is the placed in Merced to go for Italian food. the establishemtn is clean and the food is always fresh. The pizza is amazing!

Thank dmdiliberto
Merced, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We liked the food, but the service was slow even though we mentioned we were on our way to see a play in one hour and about 20 min. Hoping we'd have plenty of time. We had to rush to eat, take home the food. Rush to the play next door.

Thank beaches4t
Atwater, California
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Pinocchio's is a great place to go for lunch or dinner as it's in a great location in downtown Merced. They're right next door to Playhouse Merced and up the street from the movie theater. They have a full service bar if you're inclined but the star is the food. Their "Jiminy Cricket" sandwich is my favorite (Pastrami on a... More 

Thank John L
Merced, California
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193 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We actually come here often and always love it. My wife usually orders the grilled chicken salad - and takes home about half of it. For me, it's the Pinocchio special sandwich (1/2) and the iceberg wedge with blue cheese and bacon. Reasonable wine prices, excellent service. Yes we will be back.

Thank Photom299
Merced, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Have eaten there several times. White chicken lasagna is perfect to split with my wife. Add a couple of side salads and it's a great meal. Seems to be a popular spot with locals. Highly recommend it.

Thank chicogeorge
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I went there with a friend. It was our first visit. I've seen the place before on prior visits to Merced. So, I ordered sliders and fries. The fries were really well seasoned and cooked just right for me. Steamy softness in the middle with still a crunch on the outside. The sliders were on grilled buns and tasted good.... More 

Thank Tony P
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love the Torino pizza it comes with white sauce, chicken, bacon and onions. And I cannot eat here without having a cup of Zucchini and sausage soup....IT IS THE BEST.

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I met my family for an early Christmas dinner/gift exchange. It was a nice halfway point between Sacramento (where I live) and Bakersfield (where my family lives). We were planning on going to the Branding Iron but they weren't open until 5pm. The food here is delicious! I highly recommend anything with their meatballs. I had the meatball sandwich and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 460 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4822
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-580-4418

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