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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%
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CUISINES
American, Italian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
1275 S River Rd, Additional Entrance Off Route 130 N, Cranbury, NJ 08512-3607
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Been here once a year for the last several years and looked forward to visiting again this year. Sometimes when you remember how great something was before, you lead yourself to disappointment. But once again we were amazed at how much we enjoyed the food...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Kevin P
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you so much Kevin for the review ! Most people do not take the time to say nice things so it really does mean a lot to us. We are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon.. All the...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Tonight was our first time at Zinna's. The food was amazing! All the food was so fresh and top quality. The owner was a friendly down to earth man that grows a lot of the food on the grounds.The service was good. The atmosphere is...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Tracy S
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Tracy we cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you again soon !! Sincerely, Jennifer

Reviewed 12 July 2017

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

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank dirkhardtmann
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are sorry you had to suffer without wine :) but now you must came back with a bottle ! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and you definitely have to save room...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 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

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Whalingcitytraveler
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

So sorry you didn't enjoy your meals, the chef spends a lot of time coming up with these recipes so it is surprising to hear they were tasteless. I am also sorry to hear about the service from John as we will make sure to...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

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

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Rrosebud5
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

We are sorry to hear you thought the food was ok, especially the antipasto as this is one of our most popular appetizers. Hope you come back to try some of our other dishes. Sincerely, Jennifer

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

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank CFC515
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

I can assure you the pasta is all homemade :) I am sorry you didn't like the Caramellato , the black garlic does have a distinct flavor which has become one of our most popular dishes. We are so sorry you were disappointed. Sincerely, Jennifer

Reviewed 17 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

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Jennifer C
ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad you enjoyed your take out and hopefully next time you are in the area you will dine in and get the full experience .. Safe travels, Jennifer

Reviewed 2 May 2017

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

Date of visit: April 2017
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

Date of visit: April 2017
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 10 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

Date of visit: April 2017
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 !

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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
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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