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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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“pasta” (28 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1275 S River Rd, Additional Entrance Off Route 130 N, Cranbury, NJ 08512-3607
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had been wanting to try this place for months. It’s tucked off of Route 130 in Cranbury so I’d see when driving by. We finally went for dinner. It’s a cute little Italian restaurant with Frank Sinatra music playing over the speakers. The food...More

Thank Debbie S
ZinnasBistro, Owner at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for finally stopping by! I am thrilled to hear your experience was such a positive one. The Zinna family hopes to see you again soon.

Reviewed 29 September 2018

I don't know the food can be so good, yet the service can be so poor. We have been here a good half a dozen times, if not more within the last few months and the food is excellent. From the salads, to the appetizers...More

Thank Allan K
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Went here for Friday lunch with colleagues. They gave us a table of our choice and service was prompt. Menu has decent options for vegetarian food and they suggested us options when asked. Food was tasty and portion size was also good! Overall a good...More

Thank Swapnil J
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Zinna's Bistro 1275 South River Rd Cranbury, NJ 08512 nothing but praises for the food taste, menu choices, and the price tag. Just be mindful about it being closed during that gap from 3pm lunch-end until the 5pm dinner start. Timing it is a tad...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Adequate menu, but none of our four were particularly impressed with quality of food. Omelettes and sandwiches were equally disappointing. I had the godfather sandwich with tough fried chicken , very little sauce and thinly sliced cheese. Only ate half. Spouse had avocado toast and...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We’ve always had great dining experiences here - until now. We brought friends, thinking the food and service were a sure bet. Disheartened to find out both have suffered precipitously. Where the fermented garlic Mac and cheese was creamy and laced with garlic, it’s gloppy...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 20 September 2018

About 2.5 years ago we dined at Zinna's Bistro, and liked the personal attention, and the decent food served. What a disappointment this time around! Mediocre food, blandly cooked and sloppily presented. Eggplant Rollatini swimming in melted cheese, the so-called Calamari Three-Ways are the same...More

ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

We apologize for the experience you had we are not trying to make excuses but we are working the kinks of the new menu as well as a few new chefs. Have a great day !

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Met friends for dinner at this small Italian restaurant. Wait staff & atmosphere were both okay. Food wasn't bad, but was so-so. Waiter wouldn't exchange vegetables (that came with entree) for a side of pasta without an extra charge ( said the kitchen was too...More

Thank Jerry G
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

I am so you experienced this and am not really sure what was a miss this day but we will strive to make the experience more enjoyable the next time around. Hope you will return.

Reviewed 15 September 2018

My meal and my dates meal were very good and the service was exceptional ! Going back again next week.

Thank stephenakita
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you !!! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and cannot wait for you to return !! We appreciate diners such as yourself who give us small businesses hope ;)

Reviewed 16 August 2018

Food was excellent, lunch service was relaxed but a little slow. Room is somewhat noisy but decor is amazing. Prices reasonable, unique and upscale dishes. Great place for a date or lunch with friends or client.

Thank ecrmum
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you for the review. Sorry service was a little slow but hope to have you back in the future !! Enjoy your day !

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Questions & Answers
7 March 2016|
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
7 March 2016|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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