Cenzino

4.7
688 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 688 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience5

It was a bit disappointing, food was cold .

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MartinD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was disappointing. Service was excellent, Will not go back,

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vipCindraE
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After reading that the outdoor dining set-up was great, we decided to try Cenzino for the first time. It will not be the last time, we were very satisfied with everything ! Tables were well spaced, and we didn't feel like we were in a parking lot, rather in a dining room. The menu, although heavily Italian, had numerous choices that were just a little out of the ordinary Italian restaurant. My short rib special was suberb, the meat so tender, and the mashed potatoes were perfect. Service was pleasant and professional ( I lost a meatball, I did not sneeze like the song says, but it rolled on the floor). Our server promptly replaced it which was very nice. Desserts were delicious. Open table reservations were very easy and accomodating.

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LuvFood
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was very good as was the service. Both were top notch! Ambience was 3 only because of covid. They erected a roof with plastic sheeting walls and tables and chairs and are doing the best they can to have you be outside. It is not ideal but a very good workaround. I look forward to being indoors again post covid as the interior decor is very nice. The food is very high quality and the menu is imaginative. We'll be back again soon!!

They also let you bring small quiet dogs outside. They were very accommodating. My visiting son's dog (12 lbs. Puppy) stayed quietly in his carrier under the table.

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SophiaB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always excellent here; outstanding facility for outdoor dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Easter lunch there and since it was our third Easter doing that, it’s become a tradition. The food is delish and it’s a warm ambiance.

JD
vipJosephD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food
Service is great

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vipKathi
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Food, service and ambiance are top notched.

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vipMARLEEO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and wonderful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here a few times and everything from the food, to the ambiance and service has been impeccable. Great experience every time. One of our favorites on our restaurant rotation.

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vipgaryn
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a really good dining experience. Food, service and table were all great. We had an early reservation (5pm), only because that was what was available. Folks at Cenzino’s did not rush us at all, which hasn’t been the experience we have had at other restaurants with an early reservation. Well done Cenzino.

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vipEMK76
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best.

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KarenA
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside seating area !! Looking forward to going back ! My Chilean Sea Bass was excellent. Husband got Veal Chop - it was very good but he says he’s had better

LT
vipLindaT
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We died at 5:90 and the dining room was empty. Perfect for our first dinner in a restaurant in a year. The food was excellent as was the service.!

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Beukeboom
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance was outstanding! Highly recommended!

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JoeS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always good...

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vipKathi
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service and food was phenomenal.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a few minutes before our time slot, walked in, gave our name. They had a table ready for us, set for 2.

The wine selection was superb, the appetizer was incredible. Main course was portioned perfectly.

I found my new favorite Italian place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was taking someone out to dinner for his 40th and asked for a private, cozy table and they gave us the best table in a separate little nook. It was perfect! The food was delicious. We have fried calamari, risotto with shrimp and they even made him ravioli with vodka sauce. It was amazing.

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KEITHSCARS15
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Northern Italian food in Bergen County !
Reservations went without a hitch.
The owners are Fabulous

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EricO
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely spaced. Excellent, amazing 5 Star's * * * * *

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service

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vipWilliamD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a friendly and neighborhood restaurant....food is exceptional! Great specials....they do a great job offering indoor or outdoor dining and providing a safe and warm atmosphere.

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GPLS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal, my server was outstanding, owner came to table to ask how everything was. Will definitely be back soon.

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vipChrisP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Cold in room due to door to outside dinning also opening.

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PatD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall a very good experience. We’ll definitely be back

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vipNotg8
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely delicious

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vipGymplayer5
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant dinner. Tables were adequately spaced apart.

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vipHoneyFaz
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and drinks! Regina is always welcoming and smiling even in these tough times! 😊

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mike
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall was ok, drinks need improvement. Martini we ordered was not good at all.

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vipGymplayer5
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to eat indoors and we were very happy with the spacing of the tables and the service.

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vipjuang
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. They make you feel appreciated and part of the family.

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vipgaryn
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed a very solid dinning experience, one that we have come to expect at Cenzino's. They have done a very good job of dealing with the pandemic requirements and it was as normal as could be, considering the circumstances.

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MerrylP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food....however we were in the tent and it was freezing. They are supposed to fix that issue this week.

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vipMARLEEO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to have dinner at Cenzino’s.

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vipSunshine
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Our waiter Rob was great and made sure the 6 of us always had what we needed. For apps we had Tagliata di manzo & tonno, shrimp cocktail, crab appetizer special, all plates were emplty, For entrees we had: dover sole, beef wellington special, zuppa di pesce fra diavolo, lemon sole and rissotto. Again, all of our meals were fantastic. I should also mention the wine selection is great and we enjoyed all of our drinks.

JM
vipJMC90
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We decided to try Cenzino because of its homemade Italian food. The meatball appetizer was excellent. The ossibucco was just okay as were the raviolis. For the price, we hoped for a something a little better. But we are tough critics as we are chefs too. The service was great and we are happy to support restaurants in this tough time!

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MerylC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous as always. our table had veal chop and comment was best she ever ate. Two lamb chops. Fantastic and halibut -delish. Real upscale Italian food.

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vipBillH
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Difficult to have a comfortable meal outside in the evening as the weather gets colder. Restaurant is excellent but outside dining is presenting some difficult challenges.

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Toni
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and pretty outside seating with tent and heat being piped in. Very comfortable.

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 4.7 stars by 688 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.