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Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill

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$$ - $$$
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271 Merritt Street, St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 1K1, Canada
+1 905-680-9300
11:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant was packed when we arrived, but that did not affect our experience. It is a very popular dining choice.

Thank Brian D
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Johnny Roccos has a great atmosphere and location. The food is amazing and the staff are friendly and helpful. It's a great place for dates, family outings or special occasions.

Thank MattClarke66
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place looked nice so I thought I would try it. The food was not at all what the price point warrants. Had the grilled chicken dish. It was so dry and lukewarm that I had to eat it with the vegetables because I couldn't swallow the chicken otherwise. Microwaved for probably 45 seconds and served. Not worth $22 in... More 

Thank georgianbaybeauty
Tony V, Owner at Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. I want to apologize for the quality of food you received that night. We take your comments seriously and hope to correct the problem from happening again. Again I would like to apologize and hope you will give us another chance to provide you with Johnny Rocco's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I stopped to have Rice Balls. they are so Delicious. We get the appetizer platter ..rice balls, parm chips and garlic bread.. so great. Service is fast and friendly! We first came here a few years ago with a work Christmas party and have been back many time since.

Thank Nicole R
St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With our young kids in tow we stopped in for dinner after a movie Their kids menu offers excellent value for portion size and a decent selection My wife's meal was a harvest special-squash ravioli it sounded weird initially to me but it tasted awesome I had the chicken Milano with house soup seasonal vegetables and penne and sauce and... More 

Thank dmcampbell1977
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This location is stunning compared to the NF location! Enjoy going here for Thursday night tapas. Also there is a quaint little patio outside that often has live music in the summer months - a nice spot if you are looking for something a little off the beaten path :)

Thank AmyLynn1980
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was of great quality and good size portions. We have been there many times and both service and quality is consistently excellent. Our waitress on our last visit was named Marlo and served us well. Our next visit is going to be a Xmas party.

Thank Keith B
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was a welcome surprise during my visit to The Stone Mill Inn. I can say that not many "hotel restaurants" have been this good. Food was plentiful and tasty. Ambiance was lovely and I especially liked the live music. Nice touch! Will efinitely be back next time I am in town.

Thank ddonelle
Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meals are all quite tasty and more than adequate, with an Italian atmosphere being Italian helps. Knowledgeable servers and depending how many persons are there or your table a little bit of time but well worth it and king size dishes. Good vegetables, fish done well if you like fish like my wife. Brick oven pizzas and calzones. They... More 

Thank Joseph D
St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have never tried Johnny Rocco's put it on the top of your to do list! The food is absolutely amazing! Our last visit left us both stuffed and completely satisfied. My husband went with his favourite Sicilian Pizza which he loves. I thought I would try something from my usual favourite. I tried the surf and turf which... More 

Thank Marianne R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 21
Italian, Pizza, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 Street, St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 1K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: +1 905-680-9300
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?