Janina Bistro in Lebanon, New Jersey is a BYOB restaurant that features Italian Mediterranean fusion cuisine. The restaurant offers a lunch and dinner menu featuring a variety of traditional Italian classics blended with inspired dishes featuring rice, fresh seafood and pasta.
Lunch at Janina Bistro offers a variety of homemade pastas, entrŽes and desserts such as spinach ravioli, rigatoni Ancona, chicken parmigiana, grilled shrimp and Italian chocolate soufflŽ. Dinner at Janina Bistro features a mixture of authentic Italian dishes and innovative Mediterranean appetizers, salads, pastas and entrŽes. Appetizer and salad choices include eggplant nana, grilled sausage, calamari, Caesar salad and arugula salad while pasta and entrŽe options include filet mignon ravioli, gnocchi, peppercorn chicken and lamb shank.
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Sun 4:00PM - 8:30PM
Tue - Thu 4:00PM - 8:30PM
Always WONDERFUL service and food!
We were very pleased with our entries, the dessert and cappuccino were also excellent. Servers were very attentive and we will definitely be back. It is a pleasure to be thrilled with your selections and feel every penny you spent was worth it.
Always enjoy going to Janina’s. The food is very good, the service is also very good. A benefit is it’s a BYOB. We’ve eaten inside and outside and have always had a lovely evening
excellent food and service would definitely recommend
Always good food, never noisy and never rushed. BYOB is always a good choice too.
We love the staff, service and food at Janina. You couldn’t ask for anything better in a dining experience.
BYOB, with a liquor store next door. Sat outside- felt like I was in a friends backyard. Peaceful but could use some mosquito repellent candles or something similar. Very kind servers, timing was perfect and the steak was maybe the best I’ve ever had. Pasta is home made. Yum. Will definitely return.
It was my husband’s birthday and he was really looking forward to going to Janina’s. I made a reservation through Open Table and indicated on the reservation that it was his birthday. We arrived at 7:30. We were not served until 9! My husband and I were served our appetizers at 9 and my son and his financee had to wait until 9:30 for their meal! (2 hours!!) The OWNER was serving us and could not understand why I was so upset that we had to wait 1 1/2 hours and 2 hours, respectively, for our food!! He was extremely arrogant. We have always supported his restaurant and all his family’s restaurants over the years which is a bigger kick in the teeth. It was my husband’s birthday. Needless to say his birthday was ruined.
We had an excellent dinner on the patio. Food and service was fantastic! The Gelato for dessert was yummy.
We ate outside so noise level was fine. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and dessert but felt it was a little pricey. Wait staff was attentive.
A lovely meal, with excellent choices. A nice place to enjoy a relaxing, pleasant evening, enjoying a wonderful Italian meal.
Excellent shrimp and scallops with broccoli rabe
Sitting outside was so beautiful, the setting was wonderful and the weather was just perfect. I know I’m not spelling this correctly, but “TeeTee”, our waiter was so attentive and extremely pleasant. The food was very delicious. I had the beet salad and the scallop/shrimp over risotto special. VERY good! For some reason I forgot to take photos this time.
Great service coupled with excellent food make this place special.
Always lovely to dine at Janina's. Attentive staff, excellent food, gluten free options & BYOB.
Very expensive food and really poor quality. My wife had the bronzino fish which was overcooked and dry. My son had the shrimp which came with just three and wasn’t anything special either. My daughter had the fish franciase which was soggy and poorly prepared. I had penne pasta with sausage and a pink sauce which was good but it’s kind of hard to screw that up in the first place. Calamari appetizer was not fried just calamari rings in sauce. It was actually OK but not the best. I won’t go back.
We have been meaning to dine there for a long time and finally made it. Great food and atmosphere as well as service. Highly recommend it. Will be back soon!
A great anniversary dinner! Outstanding food
Nice ambiance, food, and service. We will come again.
Love dining here Great food and service Noise was high on this night Lots of big tables celebrating
Great food and service. Our first time, will definitely come again.
Valentines Day. For a holiday evening service was great, food was great. Love this local byob!
Food is amazing. Didn't rush us. Always a wonderful experience.
Service was very good. Food was a little pricey, but good.
Really enjoy this restaurant. The staff is courteous and does not pressure us to order, etc., and the food is delicious. Recommend without any hesitation.
Can't wait to return. Ceasar salad & Fettuccine Bolognese excellent. Could truly make a meal of their bread & seasoned oil. Enjoyed a delicious cheesecake with a bit of creme brulee layered in.
Always nice for lunch. Relaxed atmosphere, tasty faire, try eggplant Nana!
Hidden gem in the Clinton NJ area off route 22....specials are a must...BYOB another reason
Their speciality are the pasta dishes. I highly recommend their pasta since they make fresh on premises, as they have told us. Their veal dish was a bit tough even though waiter recommended it. It’s a BYOB with great service , bread was very good , but stick to pasta dishes for a 10+ experience.
We hadn't been to Janina Bistro in some time but we have always enjoyed it so we were confident that everything would be top notch. And we were right! From the moment we walked in until we were done. We enjoyed the stuffed mushroom appetizer special (chorizo!) and the burrata to start. My companion had the spinach ravioli with Gorgonzola brandy sauce. Wow. A perfect flavor combo. I went with the Branzino special. The plating was spectacular and the fish was light, flaky, flavorful, everything you'd want. Done just right. To finish we split the incredible tiramisu. The best part was we walked out full and pleased but not "get the crane to lift me out of my chair" full. Our parting thought was to make a point of not forgetting about Janina Bistro because it's so close to our house.
Tasty dishes that departed from typical shopping center Italian. While not fine dining, a definite step up from "the usual".
Nice restaurant, but quite expensive.
I have found Janina's to be consistently excellent in their food and friendly service. Would highly recommend.
We had an enjoyable meal. The food was quite tasty, and the portions adequate. They were accommodating, too, as I ordered the roasted beet salad and requested nuts since nuts were not in the description. Walnuts were added. We will definitely return soon as it's been about two years ago that we dined here the previous time.
The food was delicious. I had the peppercorn chicken which was very tasty and the lemincello cake was yummy as well
Our first time Janina. Hadn’t realized that it was a BYOB so walked three stores down to pick up a bottle of wine. The meal was excellent and the service quite good. Will definitely return.
Consistent good food and service. BYOB is a plus. Would recommend.
Great food and service
Consistently excellent food and service.