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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
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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
Not a bistro...good food for the area

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
John D
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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Monroe Twp., NJ
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 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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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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210 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 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 

New Jersey
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

Thank you for the kind words! I am thrilled that everyone's lunch was to their liking, and we do indeed pride ourselves on our patio and garden. We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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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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 

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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?