Cenzino

4.6
732 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Outdoor dining is well received. Open air rooftop with indirect fresh air heated and complimentary lap blankets. Indoor dining with socially distanced tables with medical grade filters, UV lighting in ducts and additional air filters throughout the dining area.

Rated #1 in Bergen County for Italian Fare and Lounge; Authentic Regional Italian Cuisine....along with outstanding Lounge Bites...

Located on Route 202 we boarder Franklin Lakes.

Established over 15 years ago as an oasis for those who prefer fine dining and a casual, unhurried lounge. Perfect for private dining, celebrations and making memories..extensive wine list and artisanal cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 732 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLindaT
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Foo was excellent except for some bones in my dover sole, which turned me off. Everything was delicious

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vipEdSiegel
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Been going for years and I was quite surprised by the service and elegance. Normally the wait staff is dressed formally. Not sure if changing to causal dress works here. Also, the service was lacking; no asks for refills on drinks, water or bread. We waited a long time to order dessert that we almo didn’t. We were disappointed this time. I hope it is not a recurring trend.

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Robin
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were delicious. Lovely, relaxing atmosphere, great service.
One of my favorite restaurants.

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MichaelQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect in every way...it was very nice to see Regina and Vinnie as well, and Bob our waiter was perfect too! Finally, thanks Bob for telling us that Jack Coneys' family was dining at Cenzino as well...was very nice having a word or two with them. Thank you again, and hope to see you again very soon! Michael & Laurie Quinn, Morristown NJ

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RonR
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

OK, I have reviewed Cenzino before and have given it 5 stars on everything. This is a Restaurant that my girlfriend and I go every year for our anniversary and other special occasions. Over nearly 20 years, we have never been dissatisfied.

Your greeter was an absolute sweetheart. My reservation was for inside but the party liked the outside and she kindly accommodated us.

We all know that as our restaurants emerge from this tragic pandemic, it’s been difficult to hire staff for a number of reasons.

You were a bit understaffed the night we were there. ( July 10 ) We were four outside and it was very pleasant . There was a huge party outside , probably 20, and the service was a bit slow. Francesco is a pleasant friendly fellow, he tried, but he was overwhelmed. When the food was delivered, our server got two veal dishes mixed up. I had already peppered mine when I realized it wasn’t veal Saltimbocca. It was Scallopini which another member of our party ordered. She had already started eating my dish! All our dishes were excellent. The zucchini flowers are the best.

I ordered a glass of house Cabernet. A glass of white wine was delivered and he ran off so fast I couldn’t yell him back!

Took way too long to get my check.

Cenzino is a first class Italian Restaurant. The food is delicious. This was a bit of a different experience but we will be back!

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vipJoe3
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal.&service was- outstanding and wonderful theater making desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter our server was fabulous as he always is. Food was delicious and our table was great in the corner alcove .

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vipMrCos
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night. Chef was very accommodating to our need for vegan options. Our server Vincenzo was terrific.

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TheLadies
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & extraordinary food artistically plated.

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vipCPiro
Las Vegas
38 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I was excited to check out their outdoor area and thought it would have been a little nicer. Lots of space but no real ambiance. Inside was nice and packed. The bathroom was beautiful and clean. The thing that stands out from the experience was the service, our waiter was awesome.
There is valet parking which is unnecessary but if your into that kind of scene all the high end cars are lined up in front showing off.

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vipCarolR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Excellent service.

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vipKennyT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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vipNY2NJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent and consistently high quality food and service. The outside dining is really nice, just needs a little more updates and privacy screens - regardless, we hope they keep it in place!

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Food4thought
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good but certain dishes were way overpriced. We had a small side salad each that should have come with the meal and were charged $36 for 4. Ridiculous it was simply lettuce and a small tomato wedge.
Also the bus boys were constantly taking things off the table. They need serious training.
The wooden slat chairs were soooo uncomfortable. Will not be returning.

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JimC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The outdoor dining area was somewhat less than expected of Cenzino

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TedC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Cenzino. Definitely not the last! The food was outstanding, the service was terrific and the atmosphere was classy but approachable. Our appetizers, salads, and main courses were perfect. The menu has a wonderful variety of dishes that we look forward to exploring on subsequent visits but every course was delightful. The strawberries & crepe flambe dish was a perfect ending to a great meal.
We're looking forward to coming back.

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vipRulesdoc1
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was the best ever. Well done

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Kpc1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was pleasant but took far too long for everything. Overpriced for the quality of the food.

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MikeF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can always count on very good food and service.

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JennicaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a consistently good meal/evening out at Cenzino's. Place was busy but service was still very good & meal was great, start to finish.

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vipPaulB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. Food, atmosphere and service is fantastic. Great wine list too

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FainaM
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My friend ordered innamorata salad for lunch and her portion was very small. More like a side salad than an entree. Also, the waiter didn’t offer any protein to go with salad, so I had to share my portion with her. My entree was good.

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vipTimM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cenzino has stepped it up over the past few years. We went there a few years ago and food was just ok. The food now is amazing. Pricey place and watch that special drink menu (no prices listed). We got one and it was $25. Ouch. But the food here is superior.

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vipRulesdoc1
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nicely done

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been out since the Pandemic started. This place was outstanding. The staff was great. Every dish tasted better than the last. The music was soft and you could enjoy it while still being able to speak to those at your table. It was covid safe so none of us felt uncomfortable eating there. Highly recommend it for a nice night out.

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NonyV
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying this Italian place and as a food reviewer and critic i enjoy the pastas and other food we ordered

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Duke
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything delicious, just a bit disappointed with chicken cacchiatori, bland taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go often and never disappoints. Food is delish and service is friendly and attentive. Great outdoor set up too if you still prefer outside.

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BillfromParamus
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Cenzino and we were very impressed with the service and the quality of the food .... desserts were yummy and very enjoyable. They also have a very nice patio area for outdoor dining if people prefer to be outside ....

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elainet
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter and support staff were pleasant and efficient 😊

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vipJgnj
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a wonderful outdoor tent area!

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vipTimM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. We haven’t been here for over a year but we’ll be back as the food was extremely good. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Cenzino. Everyone makes you feel like family/welcomed. The restaurant is clean as well as the bathrooms which is important. The food is delicious, the cappuccinos are so good. The carrot cake was fresh. Lots of laughter. The service was great, very attentive. The parking attending was a very respectful young man providing quick service. Always a good experience at Cenzino. Thank you, Heidi

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vipGayle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants!!!

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NancyNorthernNJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant to celebrate a Birthday! All our meals were great although mine was a little salty. Very relaxed atmosphere under the tent. Only downfall is it's expensive so we will only limit to special occasions.

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vipKathleen
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was great! However, the special was a ricotta gnocchi. It was fabulous little pillows of air. I actually brought a second order home so that I could have them again. If you are there and they have this special, do not pass up this dish

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StephS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant. It is an all-around great dining experience!

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vipAFoodGuy
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment. Glad to see people are back and enjoying a great local establishment.

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dgm05
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The option for outdoor dining should not be an option

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive and friendly, food was excellent. Sat outside under tent....excellent Covid compliance.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cenzino using the Order Online button. Cenzino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 337-6693.

Cenzino is rated 4.6 stars by 732 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.