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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
10:00 PM
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Booked 8 times today

Cenzino

4.5
368 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
SUNDAY FAMILY STYLE 2:00pm to 8 pm KITCHEN IS OPEN
BRING THE KIDS, RELAX AND ENJOY FAMILY STYLE
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Phone number
(201) 337-6693
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Chris Gesualdi
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Catering
Let us share our Chef for your Special Occasions at home.

Contact us for more details. Not your ordinary caterer!

Perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal and Baby Showers and memorable Anniversary's , Promotions and Corporate Meetings.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Franklin Avenue and Routes 208 and 287
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Parking details
Our location is designed with ample parking and we offer Cenzino Car service after your dinner to transport you and your car safely home.
Valet on the weekend
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Entertainment


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Special events & promotions


Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room
What 368 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Very overpriced mediocre restaurant.
$14.00 for a small Tito's and Sprite. Luke warm bread, had to ask for butter 3 shrimp in a$28, risotto with shrimp entree. Waiter volunteered that the osso bucco was a "large portion", was small.

Very, very noisy restaurant!!!. All hard surfaces and floors.

Don't waste your time or money at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious food! Excellent service!

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vipjbdw (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines

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vipsmimage (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a great dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

I do not recommend this place. The food was terrible. My gnocchi was cold and my father is still dealing with indigestion after his plate. The best part was the service!

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SteveH (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I’ve been to Cenzino before and had a good experience. My wife came a couple of months ago on a weeknight and said the food wasn’t as good as in the past and the place was empty.

We were with friends on a Saturday night at 7:30 and it was pretty empty. I’m not sure why. I thought the food and service were very good. Judging by the lack of a crowd I was very skeptical, but I would definitely go back again.

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Luvmakingreservations (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Had a very nice Afternoon lunch!

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Rocker (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very Good overall

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the osso bucco which was the most authentic version I have had in a long time. Traditional! The service is always friendly. We count it as one of our local favorites.

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Pia2610 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious . A great way to treat yourself for a great meal .

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newlocalfavorite (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Went to Cenzino for the first time for my wife's birthday. It's literally right around the corner from our house, so we were excited to hopefully enjoy it because it's so close. Definitely were not disappointed. Bartender made us great drinks to start. We were seated when we were ready, and the service was outstanding. The food was really excellent - calamari was cooked perfectly, not rubbery. Wife had the veal stuffed tortelloni - excellent. I had the roast duck, and that was perfect, crisp skin, not overcooked. Tiramisu to top it off was great. We will definitely be back!

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EmJay (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

I have to say that, for the second time, we were rather disappointed in Cenzinos. It's so close, we WANT to like it, but, for the price, it just doesn't deliver. When the two of us sat down at a 4-person table, we noticed fresh tomato sauce stains and crumbs on the corner of the table cloth between us, so we moved to the opposite corner. The room we were in is like a huge echo chamber, so it was very loud. My grouper, an evening special, was cooked, which is all I can say about it. There was nothing interesting about it - just a piece of fish with a blob of tasteless mashed potatoes and some green beans. Considering the price and what we got for it, we probably won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Hubby and I were early for our reservation and meeting another couple for dinner. So we had a martini at the beautiful and comfortable bar. Our bar tender was friendly and smiley. We met another couple there who eat at Cenzinos often. We had a great time. Then dinner. Everything was delicious!! The spiral zucchini with seafood was thoroughly enjoyed by 3 of us. Our server was prompt, professional and friendly!!

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DonnaL (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Reservation for New Years Eve through open table was quick and easy. Everything we ordered from the pre fix menu was delicious. Will definitely go back and would recommend for a great meal and superior service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding service with great people, food and drink. Highly recommend. When I come to Cenzino I am among family.

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GerriC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been using Open Table to try new restaurants in our area. Cenzino was worth taking the drive in the cold temperatures. We were greeted warmly. The service was excellent, but the best part certainly was the food. We had a party of three and all of us chose from the menu specials. We enjoyed our time so much, we stayed for a little dessert. Give it a try. YOu will be happily surprised.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Cenzino’s is remarkably consistent. The food is fantastic and the service is always top notch. We love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We have been dining here for years. I have always loved the old fashioned feel of the place. Although recently renovated, and updated, it still retains the same charm. The owner was present and visited every table. The food was excellent. I had the Osso Buco, which was outstanding. I have never been disappointed here.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food and service are great. It's out go-to place for special occasions.

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vipJohnP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a great meal , Jenn, Paige, Ron and rob are awesome

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Wish we could give Cenzino a better review but the noise level was overpowering. Our party of 4 visited on a Saturday night and were seated promptly in a small alcove in the back of the restaurant. Our waiter was excellent and we have no complaints about the food or service. I’d be surprised if anyone was critical of either. Because of where we were seated, two of us had our backs to the main dining room and faced a wall. If we were to recommend Cenzino, we would advise people to visit during the week when it might be quieter and to request a table in the main dining room.

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vipchief (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

This dinner is an annual event where two families get together at thanksgiving. I am a frequent diner at resturant and as usual food was excellent. Service was great and since it was Friday after thanksgiving resturant was not overly busy so we had time to sit and talk and get caught up. Enjoyable dinner and time for all of us

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a wonderful time! Both our food and service were great. We enjoyed it so much we made reservations for Christmas Eve!

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Disappointed (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

We have been to this restaurant about 6 times over the years. We decided to have dinner there last Saturday night to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Although it has been redecorated that is the only good thing I can say about it. It did look very nice. I had lamb chops that were awful. New Zealand lamb not American. Thinly sliced and overdone. I asked for medium. I did tell our waiter how disappointed I was and he compensated by giving my son Taramisu on the house. What good did that do me? The Caesar salad was average. My husband ‘s Chicken, son’s pork chop and my Mom’s shrimp were ok -nothing to rave about. The prices were high. We expected better. Service was slow even taking into consideration it was as a Saturday night. I think it will be our last dinner there.

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Besn (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Lower the music and it's perfect

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vipjacks (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Love Cenzino’s. Great food and great service. The Sinatra singer was excellent. Hats off to Regina, Rob, and Paige. Always feels like family at Cenzino’s.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

Consistently excellent.... have to get the affogato

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vipJohnP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a great dinner ...staff is very attentive and awesome, we try to get there 2 or 3 times a month

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vipBarbara (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Cenzino’s provides top notch cuisine in a very lovely, upscale environment. The staff is very attentive. Our waiter, Peter, made our evening very special.

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Linny (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

I had heard good things about this restaurant but was deeply disappointed. The food was bland and nearly tasteless. The chef needs a visit from Robert Irvine!

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