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Cenzino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cenzinos.com
  • Phone: (201) 337-6693
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Chef Fillipo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout
  • Catering: Let us share our Chef for your Special Occasions at home.

    Contact us for more details. Not your ordinary caterer!
  • Entertainment: JIMMY SABINI live every Wednesday night.
    Dine with the live soothing sounds of Jimmy Sabini…
    Relax in our lounge and make a memory.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Father's Day June15th
    Honoring all Fathers..
    Noon to 6 PM

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin Avenue and Routes 208 and 287
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our location is designed with ample parking and we offer Cenzino Car service after your dinner to transport you and your car safely home.
A word from Cenzino
Rated #1 in Bergen County by Zagat's!! Italian Fare and Lounge; Authentic Regional Italian Cuisine....with an Old World Charm and Ambiance....
Established over 15 years ago as an oasis for those who prefer fine dining and a casual, unhurried lounge.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was good. Portions small. They didn't serve a pasta dish before the entree. There are other just as good or better restaurants that I would rather go to in the area. Prices were high. We were overcharged $4 on the bill. They fixed it, but it should not have happened."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "On Saturday night, we ate at Cenzino in Oakland NJ. We arrived at 6:30 and they seated us right away. We had the traditional glass of wine and they let my wife and my friends wife taste a few different wines, which we thought was very nice. My wife and best friend ordered fish( snapper), I ordered lobster ravioli and my friends wife order veal parmagiana ( which was not on the menu). My lobster ravioli was delicious and so was her veal, however, the fish was really tasteless. My friend ate his fish because he was really hungry, but he was very unhappy with his choice. My wife returned her fish and they were very good about changing her dish and gave her salmon, which turned out to be rather good. Overall, I recommend Cenzino."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This is a lovely , old world style Italian restaurant with professional service and good food. However it is quite noisy when filled . Also since the food is good but not amazing, I would appreciate a salad or enhanced side dishes to be included with the entree price to make it a better value. Lacking that I would only return on special occasions. In addition they should replace whoever is handling the billing because there was a glaring error on our check ( in the restaurant's favor) and they misplaced one of the two credit cards used by the people at the table next to us, until several protests went up and then the waiter found the credit card. Odd!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful as usual! One of our favorite neighborhood spotlights. Linnamorta salad, duck entree and bread pudding cake a must!! Can't wait to go back as usual. In the past have had hot and cold antipasto and all wonderful! And OMG, the fontina ravioli a and the veal raviolo..... I can eat once a week! Bon appetite!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I was given a gift card for this restaurant otherwise I may never have chosen to eat here. The food was mediocre at best. The veal saltimbocca was probably the worst version of that dish I have ever eaten. The prices were way out of line with the quality of the food. They even charged for refills on soft drinks at $3.00 apiece. I will never eat here again."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "had lunch with friends it was great, food was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Cenzino has fantastic food with great service! It is our favorite local restaurant especially their salads, pasta and of course the duck. But don't forget about the bread pudding for dessert!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good selection, good specials, great service, they did not rush us to leave. All the food, wine and deserts were excellent. Good acoustics, you can hear your dinner conversation. All around great experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Every time I go I am delighted by the service and friendliness of all the servers and staff. The chef routinely walks the dining room to ask about the food and is always courteous and gracious. I highly enjoy the food which is authentic Italian and American fare done superb. The gnocchi and the rigatoni bologense are phenomenal! Make it here whenever possible and you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "very good italian food the bartender Liz was so friendly,as well as all servers who helped us, a friendly place"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Although the food and service were outstanding and the ambience was good no one in our party of 4 could hear anyone speaking on the other side of the table. One had to almost yell to converse. I definitely will not return nor would I recommend to anyone. I've been here before a few years ago when it was under different ownership and enjoyed it, I don't know what changed but it's not for the best. Maybe I'll return on a week night but never on a Saturday night again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food is amazing, the service friendly and efficient and the owner is present and personable. My wife and I absolutely love Cenzino!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The owner/hostess is friendly & hospitable. Great service. Excellent pasta chitarra. Wonderfully delicious baby lamb chops. A first time for our friends who will definitely return with their friends. Definitely a keeper."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The dining room could easily be a local ristorante in Tuscany, full of ambiance and satisfied patrons. The service is professional and makes you feel comfortable and welcome. The food is imaginative, well executed and delicious, exactly what you you would expect at this price point. There are no shortcuts in this kitchen and that is really what makes this restaurant a excellent value!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Second visit to Cenzino and it is now our favorite Italian restaurant in Bergen County. (So good, I am writing this review which I never do) The ambiance is terrific and they welcome you like family. The food is authentic and meticulously prepared. I had the homemade fettuccine with truffle sauce. Not my usual choice as I prefer southern Italian dishes but this was impressive. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This restaurant is very expensive. The appetizers (fried calamari) and salads were excellent and fresh. A couple of the entree's were bland. The service was lacking as well. For the price we paid, I expect excellent service and amazing food. I can't say that was our experience. Since that was our only time there, I would try it again to see if it is any better."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great, as always. I try something different every time I dine there. Had the rigatoni menu item. Outstanding. Had the Gelato for desert which is always good, but, tried my friend's bread pudding. Delicious. That is what I will have next time."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "upon entering guests are greeted by Marco who takes exceptional care to make you feel welcome upon entering and through your entire meal making for a pleasant dining experience "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Very good food, excellent service, extremely friendly waitstaff. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was good, service a bit chaotic. Not rushing back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "As usual, it was an excellent evening at Cenzino's. Food and service was superb. I had a pasta dish and my guest had the veal special. I heard her say to herself. Mmm, this is good. And I realized that is the phrase I hear every time from my guests. Cenzino's really does deserve their best Italian restaurant in Bergen County accolade. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I took my family and a visiting relative for dinner on a Saturday night. The meal and service were wonderful. The room can be loud depending on who sits near your (yes we had a very loud table next to us). Other than the table next to us, it was a wonderful experience that could not be improved upon."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was marvelous. Service was impeccable. A little loud due to one loudmouth blonde who was sitting behind us."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This was our first time dining here - Romeo was quite friendly and although we were early we were seated right away. The staff was attentive but not over powering and the French martini was as delicious as we had heard. The only mistake we made - and it was ours, not theirs, was not ordering Italian dishes for our entree. I had the rack of lamb which was pounded so flat that all the natural juices were removed. That said, the hot anti pasti was really good. Definitely worth another try."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Cenzino's provides a beautiful, friendly atmosphere and delicious food. We have been here several times and it's consistently delicious. They even made me a pasta dish that was not on the regular menu. We brought friends last week who like to try duck at different restaurants. They said that Cenzino's may have been the best duck they've ever eaten. I would highly recommend dining at Cenzino's ."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Their food saves us trips to Manhattan. We are so happy to have them in our town. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Family atmosphere. Attentive service. Food is excellent. I had the rack of lamb. It was outrageously delicious. I usually don't do deserts, but, I always have desert at Cenzinos. My favorite is the Crepe something or other (it's the only crepe on the menu). I will return again and again."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food is always superb here , and the owner goes out of his way to make people feel special-regularly stops by at tables to greet his guests; Tonight, I had one of the specials-veal cannelloni, which was out of this world; Among the regular items, I recommend highly the polenta and sausage appetizer . The overall ambiance is real positive- everything feels very comfortable, tables are not on top of one another. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I haven't been to Cenzino's in years. I for the life of me can't remember why NOT! We decided to go for Easter and couldn't be happier with that. Food was fantastic! Service was superb and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. We'll be going back soon...very very soon!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was good but a little pricey. Although it was a slow night (Monday) the service was a little slow at times. Waiter never even checked how our entrees were and we had a long wait until we were offered the dessert menu. When the waiter was "on" he was good."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and my first date was at Cenzinos over 10 years ago. We return at least once a year. We are always welcomed like family. Ownership changed recently, but the wonderful dining experience has not. Excellent menu, specials, and the service is first class. I highly recommend Cenzinos. For special occasions, or to have a quiet, romantic dinner, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Cenzino's after having read about this restaurant for some time. We were not disappointed. The meals that our party of four had were all outstanding, the service was attentive and knowledgeable. he tables are adequately spaced which help to make the rather noisy room more tolerable. We will definitely put this one on our favorite list."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Haven't been to Cenzino in about 2 years but decided to try again. Service and food where fantastic. Great place right in my neighborhood."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were very pleased with everything. Wonderful and attentive service. From soup to nuts all dishes were delicious!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was great - service was so-so, don't think they realized they are on 'Open Table' - as they seemed surprised we had a reservation."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Four of us had dinner on a Saturday night at Cenzino's. Almost before we could take our seats and say hello to our friends they were bringing us water, drinks and telling us the specials etc. It was almost too quickly, and too pushy. I felt a little rushed to give our orders and wanted to just relax a little. When we did order it seemed that the food took an extremely long time to arrive. They didn't seem to get the timing right. The food was delicious- I had the veal with shrimp and it was a nice portion with a delicious sauce and a few roasted/ sautéed mushrooms. We shared some desserts -I felt the tiramisu had too much alcohol in it, it overwhelmed the delicate cake and cream."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our first time there,greeting was very friendly and we were seated right away. French martini was one of the best my wife has had. The bruschetta just right and the cheese they put on the table was fresh and moist,the best parmesan Romano we have tasted. Our appetizer was very good. Our meal came and I had the best Osso buco I've tasted in NJ . My wife loved her shrimp over risotto . We both loved the deserts, excellent home made bread pudding and tiramisu . We will defiantly go back...often!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food and service was great. Highly recommend this little gem."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great appetizers, Great entrees!. The place is good but the process are high"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Cenzino certainly lived up to its great review that recently appeared in our local paper. The attentive service, delicious food and warm, inviting atmosphere all contributed to a wonderful evening out. We will definitely be dining there again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014