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Zinna's Bistro

1275 South River Road, Additional Entrance off of Route 130 N, Cranbury, NJ 08512
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Ranked #5 of 13 Restaurants in Cranbury
Price range: $10 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Princeton, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

So close to my job, come often for lunch and sometimes dinner. Best to come in summer and sit in their lovely outdoor area though indoors comfortable on the eye too. I've had their burgers, sandwiches, pasta and steaks. Was never disappointed with any mean or service. I love the fried calamari very light batter, crispy and not one bit... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This reliable, delicious Italian restaurant is one of our favorites in the area. Locally grown (the restaurant has its own garden) ingredients really set the food apart from other restaurants. Handmade pasta and desserts are always ordered. It's a BYOB establishment, so bring a good chianti or Tuscan wine. The food will complement it nicely.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Never disappointed here! Food is fresh and creatively prepared. Hosted a party of 7. Servers are friendly and work together. It helped to get some of the guests that needed to leave served quickly. The Tomato Basil Soup, and the Roasted Corn and Crab Soup were outstanding. Good selection of pastas, Italian specialties, delicious desserts. Burgers were cooked to perfection.... More

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Holbrook, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

On vacation for 4 days, 3 nights during the Columbus Day Holiday and what a treat Zinna's was! Our family stayed at the Residence Inn, in Cranbury NJ and this restaurant is in the back of the hotel. We decided to call for take out. We walked with our Golden Retriever, she stayed outside with my dad while my sister... More

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Sayreville, New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had lunch at Zinna's last week. The ambience is warm and welcoming. Our waiter, Julio, was delightful. We had a hard time deciding what to order because so many of the items looked good. We tried the autumn risotto and a pasta dish with spinach, chicken and artichoke hearts. The food was fresh and delicious. All the bread and pasta... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia, USA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

After driving all day we stopped at the Residence Inn, Cranbury, NJ. Staff at the reception desk gave me several menus for restaurants that delivered. I looked them over and decided on Zinnas Bistro since there were some interesting items on the menu. One that I wanted to try as the appetizer, Mare's Beet wedges, since I love beets. Someone... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I attended zinna's this past Friday with three other couples two of which I don't know. Two of us had the Veal dish which was served cold. The other gentleman ate more than half of his dinner before I told him "why are you eating it cold I'm sending mine back."After waiting 15-20 min. for the dinner to return, everyone... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I would give the atmosphere and service a ten. Overall the food does not disappoint, however it was prepared incorrectly at first. We were met with great hospitality when asked for the correct preparation. This is one of our favorite lunch places.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We visited this restaurant for dinner and had a good experience. The service is very good and the food was excellent. The only downside was that we went on a hot summer evening and the AC was blasting directly at the table, which caused the food to go cold a bit too fast. Overall worth a repeat.

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Zinnas S, Owner at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

Well I am glad you enjoyed the food, sorry about the Air being so cold but we are glad to know you will be back in the future!!!! Thank you for the review !!! More

Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We decided on our second night in Cranbury to go out for dinner. Everyone has their favorites, so we let someone pick. The food is OK, certainly nothing special, and for Italian bistro it has a limited selection of pasta dishes. The kitchen was challenged with a food allergy and a Vegetarian diner, but were able to prepare something. This... More

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Zinnas S, Owner at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

I am so sorry you did not feel like this was a good choice for your group and sorry that you were disappointed. We hope you will give us another chance in the future as we pride ourselves on our homemade pasta dishes. Thank you for the review. More

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Additional Information about Zinna's Bistro

Address: 1275 South River Road, Additional Entrance off of Route 130 N, Cranbury, NJ 08512
Phone Number: 609-860-9600
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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