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“Bad food, terrible service, a total waste of time”
Review of Zinna's Bistro

Zinna's Bistro
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Ranked #5 of 18 Restaurants in Cranbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 calamari poured over with supermarket-purchased Sriracha, etc. The Ahi tuna that we specifically asked to serve rare was disgustingly overcooked.
If the food was bad, the service exceeded the former by its lack of attention whatsoever. The dirty dishes stayed on the table, the somnolent server barely inquired how our meal was, the waiting time for our check took ages with the server having disappeared into oblivion.
Look at our profile; with hundreds of restaurants visited, Zinna's was arguable one of the worst experiences ever.

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ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 !

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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 busy....restaurant was half filled)

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Thank Jerry G
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ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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.

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Reviewed 15 September 2018

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

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Thank stephenakita
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ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 ;)

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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.

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Thank ecrmum
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ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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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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 go back again.

Thank Erica M
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ZinnasBistro, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 !

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