Cenzino

4.7
513 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Rated #1 in Bergen County by Zagat's!! Italian Fare and Lounge; Authentic Regional Italian Cuisine....along with outstanding Lounge Bites...
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.
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Lounge and linger

Our lounge is quite the talk of the town..more inviting is our special from 5:00-6:00pm with a complimentary appetizer, Monday through Thursday

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 7, 2019

Ends: May 8, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-6:00PM

What 513 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cenzino never disappoints. Old time dining experience with great bar and atmosphere. My wife and I have been there hundreds of times. Enough said. Vinnie Russo

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B
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used to dine here often but hadn’t been in years. We went for Mother’s Day dinner and now under new ownership, it did not disappoint! Redecorated beautifully, with warm hosts, attentive staff, quick service, and delicious food, we will be back!

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JL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food, service, quality always excellent (5) at this venue. I only rated this experience as very good (4) on this occasion as it was Mother's Day and the extra tables brought in to handle the larger crowd had a negative impact on service (servers had a tough time getting around extra tables/chairs). In addition, it difficult for many of "older/less mobile mothers" to get to their seats or the restroom. Again, this venue is usually a "5".

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DV
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Something a little different for Mother's Day. Cenzino presented a special menu including some of their regulars and some special choices. Excellent preparations of lamb, duck, and beef, and a terrific traditional salmon and unusual frutta di mare over zucchini noodles. Service was top-notch, even as the staff was trying to accommodate a couple of other parties whose sizes and special needs changed during the meal. wonderful lemon torta to end the meal along with traditional Italian favorites. Cenzino has always been a go-to for this area for business meals; this experience elevated them for me.

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a perfect night at Cenzino. The waitstaff are all super professional, the wine was fabulous, the food beyond compare. I had a pasta and seafood special, Hubby had the roast duck. We split a Caesar salad and shared the trio of gelato for dessert. The salted maple was our favorite! Kudos to Jen, the amazing bartender and Piotor our waiter, but the entire staff is wonderful make no mistake. It was very busy tonight but no one missed a step. This is one of our favorite special occasion places!

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went on a busy Saturday evening. Place was hopping and exciting. The bar scene is sophisticated and the tables were having fun. The room in the right is a bit quieter if you like that sort of thing. Recommend highly.

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DS
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice quiet anniversary dinner. Plenty of menu choices and, of course, specials to choose from. Pasta linguini special had two clams and two shrimp -not abundant but delicious. Scallops in grand mariner sauce had delicious flavors. Overall s nice evening -not rushed. Would return.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service, great location. Nice setting to get together with friends.

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ES
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband here for his birthday and we loved it! The food is delicious, not too heavy or overdone. The ambiance is very nice, good lighting, and not too loud. Our waiter was wonderful! Overall great dining experience.

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HK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

we were seated promptly however the restaurant was extremely loud that i found we were screaming at one another and/or repeating ourselves. Dishes were presented well however little too much 'gravy' on veal saltimbocca and lamb chops. Different than what I am accustomed to. Good dinner but will not make the trip to go back.

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PD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute gem- everything exceptional!

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a 5 star dining experience everytime! And thats why I continue to patronize your restaurant. Everuthing is always top notch. Keep up the great job!

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SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it at Cenzino’s!

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LO
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cenzino is my favorite place to go... food is great service and waiters are amazing

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ME
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening. The food was delicious and the staff couldn't have been nicer.

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JH
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Ended up here as a last minute whim while in the area, trusting online reviews. Loved the decor, the staff was super friendly and attentive. Food was delicious, had the halibut special and veal risotto. wine menu by the glass was small but the Malbec was good and many other quality wines by the bottle.

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DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious I had shrimp cocktail spaghetti with tomato & basil & a cannoli for dessert. Everything was perfect! I also had a really nice Prosecco

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HF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service, and atmosphere!

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KS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice real Italian food expensive but very good. Try the veal

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GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maybe the best Italian in an area full of very discerning food snobs like me. Great Italian olives, cheese and lightly toasted Italian bread at the bar with cocktails, is a favorite. Best veal in the city. Home made pasta. Good fellas describing the best choices on the menu that evening. These are guys that know how to eat! Mamma Mia!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and both times they have exceeded my expectation! I will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Peter was fabulous!!! Food and wine was amazing. Thank you

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KA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great meal...

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LT
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new dining room is very comfortable and soothing. The service was excellent, as was the food. It’s a neighborhood restaurant, but it somewhat pricey.

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w
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was extremely good. The food selection was excellent . They adjusted several menu items to suit my guests requests with no issues.
Definitely a regular return friendly restaurant with good Value

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PN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wait staff and friendly people all around. Some nice wines you don't find everywhere on their list.

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RC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and service was friendly and amazing. The only negative was the noise level. When restaurant is filled, way to noisy and you can’t hear the person you are with. Great food and atmosphere! Recommend highly

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R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant staff is very professional . Food was delicious . Definitely a gem ! Can’t wait to go back

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FM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Had the veal scallopini with marscapone. Excellent. Definitely try the mouse cake. Best I ever had!

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m
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We normally enjoy our visits to Cenzino, but on this night the noise was too much to endure. So, we left shortly after our drinks arrived. Having to yell across the table for two to compete with the dinner crowd sucked the life out of what is generally a nice experience here.
We'll return, but not on a winter Saturday. My comment is not intended to bash this restaurant. We may have just picked the wrong night with the wrong crowd. Maybe rugs to absorb the noise?

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P
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great great food. Every one in my party of four loves the food.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter is the BEST server ever!!!! Wonderful service and Amazing food as always!!!

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MS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambience is very elegant with large plush and comfortable seating. The server Peter is AMAZING and many costumers were familiar with him. The appetizers and wine list were wonderful. We had a little issue with some over seasoning on a veal dish but it was Quickly rectified and the rest of the evening was perfect

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G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice little Italian place with full bar. Specials were outstanding. Grilled salmon was delicious but potatoes and veggies on side were bland and over cooked.

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love Cenzino’s! It’s our favorite place for date night !!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and live music was fabulous - 👍

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HV
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely! Love the food and fantastic atmosphere.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I took the time to write a detailed review, but I am not sure if it went through to the restaurant.
Generally we were disappointed with the food (mostly overcooked) & service (less than attentive).

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NG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time there on Valentine's Night. Delicious food and terrific service! Our group of 6 loved it there. It's always really, really good at Cenzino's.

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BP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Execeeded our expectations for a Valentines Day dinner. Service was great. Food was exceptional. Very pretty place in an understated way. Very, very expensive as they did take advantage of the “holiday”. Prix Fixe was $95 pp for four course meal. With one drink each and tips the cost was $280. However, we could not have had a better meal and we will be back for sure.

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