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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Teenagers birthday. Gracious staff and excellent food. Enjoyed outside ambiance.
Sat outside. Food was very good. Service was good but wait staff was hard to find sometimes.
Peter was a superb waiter! Food is outstanding!
A good time was had by all!
Dined outdoor and made a last minute reservation. Restaurant had an obviously busy night which was indicted by the number of full tables. Glad to see that ! Outdoor space was great but glad we were seated away from the fan. Servers were very accommodating
Food was so good in taste and quantity and presentation. Zucchini flowers were awesome!! Such a perfect fry and taste. Two of the party had the scallop/shrimp risotto and it was a nicely sized portion and great taste! The lemon sole was perfectly spiced and a good sized portion. Don’t miss the gelato or Zabaglione for dessert. So glad we were able to enjoy a night out again at Cenzino.
This was the one restaurant that kept prices reasonable during a pandemic recovery without sacrificing quality and service.The food ,service and ambiance were excellent.I will definitely be returning whenever we want to dine out.
We could not have been happier with the food,the service, and the ambience. This is a high class restaurant, That favors the dining experience, without the noise and hustle bustle which is so often the case in many restaurants these days. We will definitely be back, and rate this restaurant very highly
Always delicious!! Wonderful local place!!
Everything about this restaurant is great!! The food is amazing. I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for. If you have a special occasion coming this is definitely the place to go.
The food choices and preparation are excellent! Very comfortable ambiance...
The service was slow....the waiter and bartender were individually excellent and professional but sorely overworked....they clearly need to hire more help.
When you have to search for a cocktail or a waiter in a relatively small place it affects the entire experience.
We dined outside, and both the food and service were excellent. Veal stuffed ravioli was out of control good.
The Veal Osso Bucco and the lamb was outstanding! The waiter was great! I highly recommend.
Enjoyable meal. Portions on the smaller side. A little pricey overall a nice experience.
We love Cenzino! Great food and so accommodating! This was our second visit, and we sent my parents for dinner one night too. We will absolutely be back!
Excellent food and service ! Will definitely be back !
We went to Cenzino for my Mom’s birthday and a girls night out. The food was delicious. We had the bronzino, sea bass and sole along with the fontina and truffle ravioli. Service was attentive. They respected our time by not disturbing us too much although at times when we wanted them they were not there readily. But not often enough that it mattered. Great service. Also at dessert time I forgot to let them know about the birthday yet our waiter was attentive enough to notice himself and pro actively brought my moms dessert with a candle. THAT was awesome.
Good experience and food. And we’re bringing back our entire family soon!
Excellent service and ambiance...prices were reasonable and portions were healthy
Consistently a nice dining experience. The service and food are excellent!
We had a delicious meal in the calm and comfortable outdoor area. Wonderful dining experience!
Excellent as always! I wish they would enforce a dress code for indoor dining. Table next to us was in tee shirts and shorts…. Did not feel appropriate
Foo was excellent except for some bones in my dover sole, which turned me off. Everything was delicious
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!
Love this place.
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.
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 4.7 stars by 751 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.