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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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Summer lunch

the tamosphere is great at this indoor out door seating Bistro , some of the veg and herbs are grown right on the property and used in the cooking, thatrs always a plus for me , the food was fantastic service was very good

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Monroe Township, New Jersey
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The four of us had Caesar's salad for appetizer and had no taste! Cowboy steak was sliced when we were told it wouldn't be and had lots of grizzle. Loud singer/guitarist played through dinner even when asked to play quieter. Salmon also was tasteless. When we voiced our displeasure over food, they didn't take any money off the bill. We... More 

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

I am disappointed you had such a poor dining experience with us. Management did inform me of your concerns later that night. We are working to improve our Caesar dressing, and the rest of your input has been provided to our kitchen as well. My sincerest apologies again. More 

NJ
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

the tamosphere is great at this indoor out door seating Bistro , some of the veg and herbs are grown right on the property and used in the cooking, thatrs always a plus for me , the food was fantastic service was very good

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and service we offered. We always try to keep everything as fresh as possible with our on-premise garden. I hope you return to Zinna's in the near future. More 

Somerset, New Jersey
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My sister and I had a wonderful lunch here! It was a lovely summer day, so we opted to eat outside on the beautifully decorated patio. There are tables with umbrellas, so you can choose to either be in the sun or not. The plants and grape vines along the half-wall block most of the street view and sounds, so... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy everything was wonderful. We really pride ourselves on our patio during this time of year. Hopefully you can stop by again before it's time to close the outdoor dining area. More 

Houston, Texas
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My wife and I've been dining monthly at Zinna's for the last two years. When I first started going they had not gotten wine on the menu so I would drop by Buyrite before I came by. What a great place. Every visit I see new improvements in already great service and food. They just recently added an app to... More 

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

Thank you so much for you and your wife's continued patronage. We all really appreciate it here. Zinna's has come a long way over the past 5 years, and I am happy you have noticed the improvements! See you again soon. More 

Vienna, Virginia
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140 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service at this restaurant. The turkey and avocado sandwich was quite good as were the polenta fries and chocolate mousse. Wine is served by the bottle only. Their cork art is fun and inviting. Recommended.

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

Thank you for the kind words! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your time at Zinna's. The Turkey Avocado Panini is one of my favorite sandwiches, and it has remained on our menu for years regardless of any menu changes. We hope to see you again in the near future! More 

Monroe Twp., NJ
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145 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

3 other couple and my husband and I were looking for both al fresco dining and good food. We found them at Zinnia's Bistro. The waiter was attentive, but not over-bearing and did not rush us at all. Several of us ordered salads as our entree, and it was filling. Two people could easily share it with an entree. Appetizers... 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. I am overjoyed to hear your entire group enjoyed their meals and the service. I hope you all return again soon! More 

Manalapan, New Jersey
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not really bistro type food. Food is ok for a daily meal in replacement of going to a diner. I would call this a "Monday to Wednesday " dinner, as a replacement for cooking.

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Poinciana, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had dinner at Zinna's the first night because it was close to my hotel. Liked it so much that I took colleagues there again the next evening for dinner. Everyone enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our establishment so much one night, that you returned the next evening! Thank you for your kind words. I hope you and your colleagues return to the area soon! More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Very nice, keep an eye out for coupons. Farm fresn produce from their own gardens. Warm, pleasant atmosphere.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Sue. We greatly appreciate the kind words. We strive to keep all of our dishes as farm fresh as possible! The Zinna family hopes to see you again soon. More 

Voorhees, New Jersey
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219 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Had a lunch here with coworkers. The menu is appealing, but unfortunately my prime rib sandwich didn't live up to the description. The bread was overly crusty, and there was little beef or horseradish mayo as advertised. Fries were fine. Service was slow- the food was long in coming out. Prices are average.

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

I am very sorry to hear that your lunch at the bistro was only mediocre. I will pass this information along to our kitchen as well as the dining room management. We hope you and your co-workers give Zinna's another chance. More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?