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1275 South River Road, Additional Entrance Off Route 130 N, Cranbury, NJ 08512
+1 609-860-9600
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Zinna's Bistro is a family-owned and operated Italian-American bistro that...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Have their own veggie and flow garden!

Nice restaurant, featuring their own veggie and flower garden. Food is mainly all Italian. Great outdoor sitting area as well.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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New Jersey
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

On an impromptu visit to Cranbury, NJ, my wife suggested we have lunch at this local bistro. When she explained where it's located I couldn't imagine wanting to eat there as it is surrounded by a couple of the busiest roads in our area. That's what I thought; but I was wrong. Oh, I wasn't wrong about the location but... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Always love Zinna's and the ambience of the restaurant. Took some relatives there for long lunch today (family involved in restaurant business in NY/NJ). Had one of the best meals and they raved about the pasta. Started with a bottle of their local vineyard wine, fried polenta sticks and fried calamari. Calamari was crisp outside and soft inside -delicious (we... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your family's experience at Zinna's. I am overjoyed that everyone was pleased with their meals. We hope you return soon! More 

Elmhurst, Illinois
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had a mini family reunion here and stayed for a long time catching up. Service was attentive but not intrusive and let us linger after everyone else was gone.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We come here weekly.great food. Lovely ambience. We love it so much we actually had our wedding here! The patio was a just the right setting for the ceremony.

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

We greatly appreciate your patronage, Mandy! We are happy you and your family choose Zinna's for your weekly meals out. All the best always! More 

Princeton
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice restaurant, featuring their own veggie and flower garden. Food is mainly all Italian. Great outdoor sitting area as well.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, Wanda. We are very proud of our garden and our ability to use fresh produce in our recipes. Our patio for outdoor dining is always a crowd-pleaser. The Zinna Family hopes to see you again soon! More 

North Brunswick, New Jersey
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Selected Zinna's Bistro for my birthday dinner based on a our first time there 2 months ago that was great. Can't say the same for our 2nd time there. Our male server told us he was too young to open the wine so we waited 10 minutes before another server came to open our wine. She was extremely rude and... More 

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

Thank you for letting us know about your dinner at Zinna's Bistro. I am incredibly sorry and embarrassed by the experience you had with our staff. I can assure you that we took your input to heart and reacted accordingly to prevent any future issues. We hope you consider returning to Zinna's in the near future. More 

New Jersey
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stumbled across this restaurant and were surprised. It has a very nice ambience and very good service. The food was the best surprise! We will definitely be back. I had the sausage & cavatelli. It is normally made with sweet sausage, but I asked if they could use hot. It was great, the cavatelli was perfect, served with a... More 

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

I am happy you stumbled upon our bistro, and the experience was a positive one. I am thoroughly overjoyed that you and your wife enjoyed your dinners. I will need to speak to my mother about the carrot cake though. Maybe the recipe needs a little tweaking. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to provide feedback. More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We choose this restaurant to have dinner with another couple and we were very impressed with the meal! I had Bechamel Bleu Chicken and my wife had a Lamb Burger. Both dishes were very large portioned and very tasty!! We highly recommend this place.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review, Marshall! I am overjoyed that you and your wife enjoyed your dinners. The Béchamel Bleu Chicken is actually one of my favorites. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Hightstown, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food is very good and the menu varied. In the summer they grow some of their own produce. Attractive restaurant both inside and out.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide a review, Rita. Your kind words are greatly appreciated by the entire staff. The garden has been planted, so we are looking forward to a wonderfully fresh season! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This Bistro went out of its way to get food to us when it was near impossible for us to get to them in safety.

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

Thank you for providing feedback about your experience with our food delivery service. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your meals. If the parking lot and sidewalks are plowed, Zinna's Bistro is open, no matter the weather! More 

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Additional Information about Zinna's Bistro

Address: 1275 South River Road, Additional Entrance Off Route 130 N, Cranbury, NJ 08512
Phone Number: +1 609-860-9600
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 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: American, Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1275 South River Road, Additional Entrance Off Route 130 N, Cranbury, NJ 08512
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranbury
  • Phone Number: +1 609-860-9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?