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1275 South River Road, Additional Entrance off of Route 130 N, Cranbury, NJ 08512
+1 609-860-9600
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Ranked #5 of 13 Restaurants in Cranbury
Price range: $10 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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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151 reviews 151 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Pasta just O.K. but not exceptional. One veal saltimboca dish was so tough that it was inedible and we sent it back. They were very nice and changed it very rapidly. We went with a coupon and it was still very pricey. Salad was extra cost if you wanted it. BYOB. My first time there, may not go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Just got home from a nice Dinner, the Fr Calamari was wonderful and the Veal Samb was really tender. They had a Guitar song player, Thursday nights he was really good. BYOB or you can buy wine there . It is cozy and the food is all home made and Tasty. They also have a room for small private parties.

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45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The colors and decor were comforting, creative and tasteful for such a large place. We stopped for a late lunch on a rainy afternoon so it wasn't super crowded then but that's not surprising considering the weather and time. I had the poached pear salad with grilled chicken and loved every bit but even with just oil & vinegar dressing... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a local restaurant that offers catering. We came across this restaurant online. We decided to go there for dinner on Saturday night. The food was delicious, the ambience nice, and the Manager very kind and seemed interested in his guests having a pleasant dining experience. We are going to use their catering service... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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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
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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
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17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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Additional Information about Zinna's Bistro

Address: 1275 South River Road, Additional Entrance off of 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: Italian

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