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Review of Zinna's Bistro

Zinna's Bistro
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Ranked #4 of 17 Restaurants in Cranbury
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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
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.
Allentown, New Jersey
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“good find”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

We went with some friends to Zinna's for a casual Friday night dinner. The menu was extensive and we were quite impressed they had homemade pasta. The restaurant was crowded but they were very attentive to our needs. We shared a chicken dish and a homemade pasta dish and both were delicious. My dessert, cannoli, was crispy with a sweet center and a good choice as well. We are going to go back for sure.

  • Visited March 2012
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Cranbury, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Smell”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

They have come a long way and they are doing a great job. Very nice menu. Good service. Owner is awesome. She is very supportive to the local community and school. But the last two times I have been there I have notices a slight smell - maybe a cleaner - maybe from the rest rooms - but there both times I visited.

Visited March 2012
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princeton, nj
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lovely presentation, but it ends there...”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

New name is Zinna's, and not sure how Rolly's was, but our first visit will be our last. While the decor is lovely and service is great, the food is dismal. :( There were four of us and every dish was just 'ehh' tho they arrived looking fabulous. Wonderful presentation no question. We had meat dishes and seafood, as well as a couple dinner specials and a pasta entree. The food was just ok. Everything lacked flavor. And the prices do NOT reflect this as we found it somewhat pricey. However, there is live
music on weekends that was nice and our server was quite friendly and good @ her job. New chef could solve all their problems maybe?

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank vankalen
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New York
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Might Be Good by New Jersey Standards....”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

Husband and I stay in the area a few times a year on business, and decided to finally try Zinna's for dinner one night. The restaurant was empty on arrival on a Sunday evening, with just 1 other table seated (but there were 4 servers on duty). FYI, it is BYOB - we knew this ahead of time and arrived wtih beverages in hand. The service was attentive, but our waitress giggled after every sentence she said! The soups we ordered as appetizers varied - my husband's corn and crab chowder was underseasoned, my cheddar soup of the day was quite good. But the burgers we ordered were horrible - my husband ordered the Zinna burger medium rare, it arrived medium well with no flavor whatsoever, even with the added onions and cheese. I had the turkey burger, which was extremely overcooked and dry (I understand you need to cook turkey through, but it does not have to be like shoeleather) and had no flavor. Maybe we just ordered the wrong things at this establishment - the other table had ribs, which looked quite good, but another party seated after we arrived ordered a pizza which had an undercooked looking crust and very scant amount of toppings on it. Will give it another try on our next visit, and re-review at that time.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Slats62
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Cranbury,NJ
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163 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“New Name Zinna's”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Really nice comfortable atmosphire, The food is fresh & Very tasty! Gotta try it ..

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Thank NJ-sunshine3
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