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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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  • 46
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
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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
average food

We went to the Cabin Fever beer pairing dinner at Zinna’s, so we can only comment on the appetizer style food that was served that day. The event was fun, and all staff was very polite and friendly. The food was just average, but the presentation was nice. All in all an OK place.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
KCW25
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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956 reviews
501 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the Cabin Fever beer pairing dinner at Zinna’s, so we can only comment on the appetizer style food that was served that day. The event was fun, and all staff was very polite and friendly. The food was just average, but the presentation was nice. All in all an OK place.

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Thank KCW25
Zinnas S, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for attending our Cabin Fever beer dinner. It was our first time hosting an event in that fashion, so your feedback is greatly appreciated. We hope you come to the bistro again for lunch or dinner! More 

Hamilton, NJ
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455 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good and attentive service. We had an OpenTable reservation and had to wait just a few minutes, but the maitre d' was kind enough to bring out a pair of chairs and offer them to us, caring about our comfort. A+! We stopped by on a winter Sunday, at 7 PM, and the place was literally packed, which is... More 

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Thank RGSOUNDF
Zinnas S, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and thorough review! It means the world to us. We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

North Brunswick, New Jersey
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very warm, friendly atmosphere....portions are plentiful....they are a BYOB but started carrying a NJ brand of wine - the homemade pasta is worth the trip!

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

Thank you so much for your kind words, Alice! We do indeed pride ourselves on our homemade pastas. The Zinna Family hopes you come again soon! More 

Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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347 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rustic decor, fairly large. Food choices for lunch mixed Italian and burgers, including soups. Food quite good. Service very friendly, but slow, even though restaurant nearly empty. Prices slightly high relative to competitive places in area.

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Thank Stanner57
Zinnas S, Owner at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide honest feedback about your experience at Zinna's. We are happy that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again in the near future! More 

Gaylord, Michigan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch. Quick service and great food. Would highly suggest. Good menu options and good size dining area.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review about your experience at Zinna's. I am happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again in the near future! More 

Parlin, New Jersey
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the groupon also you must read the groupon before buying. It does allow to spend $79.00 only it does state $13.00 for one appetizer and two entrees each could be $33.00 we had no problem with that. It is byob but you can buy bottles of wine. Very nice atmosphere some what quiet, they do have take out... More 

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Thank tomd1979
Zinnas S, Owner at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

I am thrilled to hear that our offer with Groupon has brought us another happy customer. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, so thank you for taking the time to do so. We hope you come again soon! More 

Morrisville, PA
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217 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, excellent service, great food, reasonable prices and a BYOB. We had the braised short rib nachos for an appetizer - delicious! - grilled salmon and seafood fra diablo - both great choices! Even the bread and oil were delicious. Our waiter was wonderful and very attentive. Came here with a Groupon (no problems with that) and will definitely... More 

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Thank KaMar4486
Zinnas S, Owner at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

Your kind words are greatly appreciated! I am thrilled that you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

New Jersey
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went on a Sunday evening, it was not busy. Foods were as expected not really special. Portions were good, decent atmosphere and services were very good. I think it is between 3 and 4 stars.

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Thank kawaii5
Zinnas S, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide honest feedback. It is appreciated. Hopefully if/when you return to the bistro, we can improve that rating to between 4 and 5 stars! More 

New York, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Had a Groupon for this place, which I mentioned at reservation and upon arrival only to find out on receiving my bill that my entree was excluded. The manager was completely unapologetic even though there was absolutely nothing to indicate that anything was excluded.. Including the Groupon itself. Moreover with these secret exclusions, the total value of the Groupon would... More 

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1 Thank Nancy E
Zinnas S, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about your poor experience at the bistro. There must have been a communication breakdown between our employees, because everyone is trained to explain the Groupon restrictions to customers prior to ordering to avoid this situation from occurring. It is so unfortunate that you felt as though we scammed you, because of course, that is... More 

Monroe, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

My family & I just moved into the area and found Zinna's through Trip Advisor and decided to come in. It was a Monday and just a few people were dining. Patrick was our server and was excellent ! Besides great service, the food was amazing! The manager Kat came over to welcome us and give a little insight on... More 

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Thank TaraDaley
Zinnas S, Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

I am so happy you found us, and I am grateful that you took the time to provide us with feedback. It is great to hear that everyone enjoyed everything, and we hope you return again soon! 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?