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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
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
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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 197 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days ago 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 6 days ago

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

Thank RGSOUNDF
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We were seated immediately and the setting is very nice. I had the meatball insalata which was delicious but I wish they gave more then 3 medium size meatballs. My colleague had another salad that looked much more filling. Overall a good experience and would...More

Thank Erica M
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so glad to hear this Erica !!! Thank you for taking the time to write this and hope you can come back soon !

Reviewed 22 July 2018

We returned to Zinnas last week for lunch after not eating there for quite a while. We always enjoy being seated in their lovely outdoor patio. The weather was perfect, the only problem was the food. I had eggs Benedict which was just ok. The...More

Thank NJLindy
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your meals. As far as the burgers we do use high quality meat but unfortunately in Middlesex County and actually most of NJ all burger meat must be cooked through. Have a great day !

Reviewed 25 June 2018

I don't have enough space to say all the amazing things about this place. We had a party of 14 with separate checks and Chrissy didn't even bat an eye. They have a cozy room in the back for large parties. It was perfect!. An...More

Thank Lewis21601
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the review !!! We really appreciate you taking time out of your day :) We hope to have you back at Zinna's again soon.

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Need to bring your own and they are ready to uncork and pour. Food was really great and very nice ambience.

Thank Corinne B
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks for getting the word out about our BYOB policy, Corinne! It's great to know you enjoyed everything and we're all looking forward to serving you again anytime!

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sklein2015
7 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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sklein2015
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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
US$10 - US$30
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 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
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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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