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Zinna's Bistro

1275 S River Rd, Additional Entrance Off Route 130 N, Cranbury, NJ 08512-3607
+1 609-860-9600
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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CUISINES
American, Italian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1275 S River Rd, Additional Entrance Off Route 130 N, Cranbury, NJ 08512-3607
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1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

we went here as a large group for dinner on a Friday night, and enjoyed excellent food and good service. They serve truly classical Italian dishes like Bolognese, Vongole or braised short ribs, and some unique ones like Caremellato (delicious mix of shrimp and crispy...More

Thank dirkhardtmann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner for the first time on the recommendation of the front desk of the Residence Inn next-door. Both of us were quite hungry. We were seated almost immediately. Restaurant rather noisy but then again it was a Thursday night peak-time. Server came...More

Thank immerman
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Food was ok, antipasto was poor Service was good. BYOB. Great outside seating. Very nice inside (atmosphere)

Thank Raymond R
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I heard great things about this place so I took the 40 minute drive to check it out. My meal started great- the balsamic salad was super tasty and the arancini was spot on delicious. We ordered 4 entrees, 2 rigatoni with vodka sauce, a...More

Thank CFC515
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Ate here while staying at Residence Inn, which basically shares a parking lot. We got take out which was conveniently available to order online. Once we got there, I wished I had stayed. It was very cute and quaint, great atmosphere. However, the take out...More

Thank ayla912
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The restaurant is BYOB so be aware before you walk in. The food was delicious and the service was terrific!

Thank Teach220
ZinnasBistro, Owner at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you so much for the review !!! Means a lot to us and hope to see you again soon !!

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting Zinna's on and off for a few years most often when we take my father out. It was not our go-to restaurant because the entrées were hit or miss, sometimes they were missing main ingredients from the description on the menu....More

Thank TravelKidsToo
ZinnasBistro, General Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

We are sorry to hear about your previous experiences but are thankful you stuck with us while we ironed out the kinks and glad you noticed the turnaround ! Jason our chef will be happy to hear the great review and thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

What a treat for the taste buds, we had the chicken parm (HUGE!), the Penne Caramellato was a new one to me, very tasty, found out I enjoy black garlic. Chicken Scarpariella was also well flavored. We enjoyed the decor, how the bread is toasted;...More

Thank TerriS50
ZinnasBistro, General Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you so much for the review ! We are glad you enjoyed everything and hope you come back soon !

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

So I have been to Zinna's numerous times and have had great experiences. BUT, this time has left a very bad taste in my mouth. I decided to take some colleagues for lunch and I will NEVER go back. Our server Laura was very pleasant...More

Thank TaraDaley
ZinnasBistro, General Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

We are so sorry you had this experience and would be happy to look into this further .. please email us if this has not been taken care of because we would never want you to feel slighted in any way .. Email address is...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Food was great everybody enjoyed everything. Being BYOB saves money for the customer. Service was very good. Enjoyed everything.& still had some to take home and enjoy later! Would recommend to everyone

Thank Ric C
ZinnasBistro, General Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you so much !! We hope you can come back soon as our new chef Jason has some amazing specials weekly ! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we are doing!

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sklein2015
8 March 2016|
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Response from Alice L | Reviewed this property |
We brought our own wine but the restaurant also offered wine by the glass; which was news to us...Don't know if they are changing over completely so you may want to call restaurant to see if they are still a BYOB before you... More
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Response from Alice L | Reviewed this property |
They offer wine or BYOB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1275 S River Rd, Additional Entrance Off Route 130 N, Cranbury, NJ 08512-3607
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranbury
  • Phone Number: +1 609-860-9600
  • E-mail
Description
Zinna's Bistro is a family-owned and operated Italian-American bistro that opened in January 2010. It is one of the hidden gems that make up the treasured Cranbury community. At Zinna's, we believe good food is simple food made with the freshest, highest quality ingredients available including a variety of produce that grows in our very own on-premise garden.
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