Dinner with a special friend
I have lived in the area for a while. Heard that they just remodeled but continued to have great food.
Sampled the fine Italian menu that featured special pasta dishes and fish.
Plan on going back soon
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and ambiance
Our 1st time there,
We found out that the place has new owners but the same chef which is fime because the food was very well prepared and well presented.
We will return.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make it a standard
We have been going to Cenzino for several years. We consider it the best authentic Italian restaurant in Bergen County. Just like in Itaky, they will make any thing you want to order. Don't miss out - GO!!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had 6 people going over a business proposal and the owner of the restaurant was very kind and told us to take as long as we needed for our meeting, and he did not rush us to order. The food was great.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best NJ Italian Restaurant
This is the bes Italian restaurant in probably all of NJ! The service and staff are outstanding. They make themost delicious salads every and all the entree are superb! I highly recommend the fontina raviol served in a butter sage light sauce. Its out of this world! I wish I could eat there once a week. They make a wonderful salad containing strawberries, crumbled cheese, grilled corn, slivered nuts and a tasty strawberry balsamic dressing... Yummy! The greatest dessert I ever had is their bread pudding. It is so wonderful my mouth iswatering just thinking about it.Cenzino is a true winner!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italy in the past
Consistently good food. The salads and pasta are wonderful. It is so nice to have waiters appropriately dressed in suits.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet lunch, good food
We were one of only two tables eating lunch on a weekday. Enjoyed the food, as always.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Experience!!!
This was my first time at Cenzino and I can't wait to return. From the moment I entered the restaurant until my departure, I felt like I was part of a wonderful culinary family. There is a large selection of appetizers and entrees to suit any palate. My wife and I shared the eggplant rollantini appetizer which was prepared with a selection of several cheeses. Although, there were numerous "specials" on the menu, I chose the Filet of Lemon Sole and my wife, the "pounded" rack of lamb from the regular menu. Both dishes were exquisitely prepared. We finished our evening with a delightful home made cannoli. The service at Cenzino is excellent and we did not feel rushed at all on this busy Friday evening.
Try Cenzino's, you'll love it.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Ownership Makes Big Difference
We have noticed a big difference since Regina bought the restaurant. She is lovely as is the atmosphere and the food. There is now a welcoming feeling when dining there as Regina makes an effort to circulate and chat with each table. The food presentation
Is beautiful and we really liked the new decorative touches such as the new windows, curtains, glassware, and new paintings as well!
We will definitely be going back!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here
Service was excellent, and the food was too! I would highly recommend for great Italian food and atmosphere. I felt like everyone from the top manager (maybe he was the owner) to the bus people genuinely cared about my food and experience. It was very personal, and i felt like they will know me the next time I come in. I have driven past the place every day for years, and I am so sorry I did not give them a try years ago! Now I see what all the commotion and nice cars are doing there. :) I am definitely a new "regular".
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
an old standard, good as always
Food and service are very good. We were a little concerned that new owners might not live up to the former quality, but they have kept the menu, polished the service and went out of their way to make us feel welcome.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
made it right
We had a concern on the waiting time for a table,bartender went totally out of her way to help. but I have to admit they did the right thing & made up for it ten times over, would highly recommend this establishment. great food & service. TRY IT! YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice to be back
Haven't been here for a while . Thought I would give it a try now under new ownership . Food was excellent, new dishes were wonderful. Same décor , and wait staff , it is nice to see familiar faces .
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
3 generation dinner
The service was attentive, however a bit slow. Early Friday dinner at 6:00. Food was delicious. Portions are adequate and you are paying for quality not quantity. Ravioli was delicious and the rolled pork bracious was great other than the string being still wrapped around the meat.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well, of course, I(we) had a fabulous time. Always do. The food is always excellent with lovely presentation and the service is superb. I, personally, like the welcoming attitude of the staff, especially Liz, Romeo, and Enzo and if Marco and Regina were there, Marco and Regina. Everybody else is wonderful too. I just don't know all their names yet. Thank you Cezinos.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Taste of Italy in Oakland!
I have been coming here with my family for years and have always been pleased. Lately, though, Cenzino seems to have stepped it up another notch and my my recent trip was, by far, the best I have ever experienced. The decor and ambiance appear to have been freshened up, the service even more attentive and the food was outstanding. My husband had the Carpaccio of Beef to start and Gnocchi for dinner, while I started with the Calamari and then had the Veal Scaloppine with Prosciutto. There are so many places that claim to be authentic, but Cenzino is the real deal. Short of going to Italy, you are not going to find better Italian food anywhere.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first time at Cenzino.
My first time at Cenzino. Welcomed by a friendly, knowledgeable staff - Great service. Excellent food. The prices were not over the top like many in North Jersey. For my money, the best Italian restaurant in Bergen County. I will definitely become a regular.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cenzino-a hidden gem
My wife and I moved to NJ from Manhattan and Brooklyn, respectively. We enjoy a good meal out and have been hard pressed to find a restaurant in northern NJ that's a match to the culinary experiences we've had in NYC.
Finally, we've found our FAVORITE Italian restaurant!
Cenzino, tucked away in Oakland, NJ, is everything a restaurant should be. Incredible food, great service and a classic ambiance all make for a great night out.
The chef is from Italy, and his dishes match anything we had in Italy when we spent 2 weeks there last summer.
The service, especially the charming and personable host/server Marco, is friendly, courteous, professional and efficient.
We highly recommend Cenzino! They never disappoint.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM