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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
The scallops were delicious. Lovely, relaxing atmosphere, great service.
One of my favorite restaurants.
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
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!
Great meal.&service was- outstanding and wonderful theater making desserts.
Peter our server was fabulous as he always is. Food was delicious and our table was great in the corner alcove .
Great night. Chef was very accommodating to our need for vegan options. Our server Vincenzo was terrific.
Excellent service & extraordinary food artistically plated.
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.
Great menu. Excellent service.
Great food and great service
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!
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.
The outdoor dining area was somewhat less than expected of Cenzino
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.
Food was the best ever. Well done
Service was pleasant but took far too long for everything. Overpriced for the quality of the food.
Can always count on very good food and service.
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.
Always a great dining experience. Food, atmosphere and service is fantastic. Great wine list too
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.
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.
Very nicely done
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.
First time trying this Italian place and as a food reviewer and critic i enjoy the pastas and other food we ordered
Everything delicious, just a bit disappointed with chicken cacchiatori, bland taste.
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.
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 ....
Our waiter and support staff were pleasant and efficient 😊
Great food in a wonderful outdoor tent area!
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.
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
One of my favorite restaurants!!!
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.
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
I highly recommend this restaurant. It is an all-around great dining experience!
Never a disappointment. Glad to see people are back and enjoying a great local establishment.
The option for outdoor dining should not be an option
Staff was attentive and friendly, food was excellent. Sat outside under tent....excellent Covid compliance.
Delicious as always!
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 731 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.