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Zinna's Bistro is a family-owned and operated Italian-American bistro that opened in January 2010. It is one of the hidden gems that make up the treasured Cranbury community. At Zinna's, we believe that your fine dining experience starts with quality. We showcase homemade pastas and produce grown on our premises as well as the freshest ingredients the Garden State has to offer. From food to service, we strive to provide a dining experience you will only find here.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Grilled Mahi Mahi
avocado mango salsa, black rice jambalaya with sweet italian sausage
choice of pomodoro or cherry pepper glaze
topped with crabmeat, arugula, bruschetta, pink cream sauce
Beautiful restaurant. Service was great and our food was very good also! Try the hot chocolate bomb!!! Delish!!! Tables were nicely spaced for covid precautions!
Gorgeous decor in their new location, our server was GREAT and food was deliscious. Never have I had a bad meal at Zinna Bistro ... can't wait to go again!!
We had a great time but the service, not the servers fault, was very slow. The kitchen seems to have been backed up. For a table of 4 we were there from 730-1030.
Busy night. All food was slow to arrive. Dinners were a but cold.
Water Dennis did a great job keeping us informed. Dessert were in the house.
Perhaps just an off night.
For outdoor dining the patio is the place to be especially for brunch/lunch/
Ordered the steak special medium rare - 2 things went wrong. 1- it took forever 2- it came out raw
The manger is very inexperienced and did not respond in a professional manner
I had to force them to take it off the check
After many years of being a solid patron , I will not be going back
Lovely fall evening around 60 degrees, we wanted outside seating, no heaters outside, but tent and inside are heated/better for that night. Steak and carbonara entrees, calamari and Caesar salad appetizers. Carbonara pasta overcooked, sent it back. Steak perfectly cooked. Appetizers excellent. Carrot cake for desert - couldn't finish it it was so good.
We arrived promptly for our outdoor reservation on a Thursday and we were seated in their large outdoor tent. They had us go inside to check in which was odd considering we wanted to avoid going inside. Our server was initially prompt, but we had to ask 2 times for a kids menu. We ordered a salad to share two orders of the Lobster Ravioli and chicken fingers for the kiddo - Our drinks were brought to us and that's where everything went downhill. I am completely understanding of dining during Covid - but our server forgot us. We were in no rush and the food was delicious. Never refilled our drinks never checked on our food and we had to flag him down for the check. Of course we will return as everyone has a bad night but we don't go out much anymore and hoped for better..
Beautiful patio... food is fabulous... great menu...
Service was terrible. Had to ask repeatedly for our drinks, then never got all of what we requested. One gluten free pasta dish was terrible. It was mushy and appeared to be reheated.
Great place for fall outdoor dining. Friendly staff, nice ambience.
Went for brunch, had a relaxing time.
Beautiful spot, music from speakers was too loud to converse easily. I had short rib eggs benedict and the it wasn't hot, not enough hollandaise but the eggs were cooked perfectly. Pasta in the Bolognese was overcooked. Service was slow but I was so happy to be out and about that it really didn't' matter.
Always enjoy the evening at Ziinas, food atmosphere and they have a great outdoor area.
I felt very comfortable dinner was amazing the staff was courteous and food delivered timely
Excellent Italian restaurant with exceptional food and service. We opted for outside dining and the only negative was the flies.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed dining with us. We hope you will dine with us again soon!
We ate outside and the tables were nicely spaced. Food was good but not exceptional. Service was excellent. It was a pleasant lunch .
Great atmosphere. Good food. Very nice place.
Celebrate my birthday along with two other friends
If you are looking for a exceptional Italian restaurant, Zinna's Bistro is an excellent choice.
Thank you Vicki for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon!
Very pleasant, good food.
Thank you for dining with us Bobby! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We hope you will join us for another meal soon!
The room itself was too loud there's very little sound proofing. The music was extremely loud as well. We ate there before but outside, and music was even louder,we asked our server to turn the volume down, he went inside and put on different music but did not turn it down. We could barely hear each other talk.
A pricing error on the menu made us feel very uncomfortable to ask for a correction in our favor. When we pointed out the error, the manager sent the waiter back to our table twice to explain instead of immediately honoring their error.
Wondering how many other diners had the same experience.
We are outside at a comfy table. We each ordered a different and they were all yummy.
Thank you Sue for your 5 star review! We are so glad you hear you have a great meal with us! Please come and see us again!
My favorite place to eat. I prefer the patio which was closed because of a possibility of rain. The calamari was wonderful, as usual, but the spinach salad was not as good as other salads I have had in the best.
We are happy to hear we are your favorite restaurant! I am sorry to hear that your salad wasn't to your liking. I hope you will come back again soon!
Regarding the food, Zinna’s never disappoints- it’s always excellent.
We were disappointed, though, that although we selected the option of eating indoors when we made the reservation, they were not seating indoors. Had I known that, I would have dressed a bit warmer as it was chilly.
Also, our waiter, although he was very nice and attentive, made a remark about my age which was kind of insulting- although I don’t think he meant any disrespect- just needs a reminder about being PC.
The music in the outside courtyard is so loud you can’t have a conversation with the people at your table. We asked several times to have the music turned down but it didn’t happen. Given that the food is just ok, it’s not worth going there with the loud music blasting at you
Thank you for dining with us. We apologize the music was too loud for your liking.
We used to dine at the old location which was smaller and you get more attention from the server. Definitely not for younger crowds.
Enjoyed our dinner for 4 Saturday evening, though we were disappointed to see that there were no heaters. This will be a necessity for diners if restaurants want to continue doing business as the weather gets colder. Our server was nice, but not especially sharp. Had to be reminded a number of times for several details. Will continue to dine here, but only if heaters are installed. We are not comfortable with indoor dining.
We are glad you enjoyed your dinner. We have had a heater on order for a while now but due to the demand they are on backorder. We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. I am sorry the service was on point. We are constantly working on training and hiring more staff to raise the level of service.
Atmosphere is very nice, 2nd time here in a month first time excellent. This time appetizers were excellent , main course lacked flavor
Thank you for dining with us. I am sorry that your entrees were not to your liking. I hope you will visit us again and give us another try.
aye outdoors in tent
need heaters. but did their best
We are working on getting a heater for the tent. Unfortunately they are all on backorder due to the circumstances. We appreciate your patience and understanding!
A very delicious meal. Fresh and tasty, with an excellent wait staff. Plus a real good value for the money.
The atmosphere was great. It was very busy so I’m assuming that is why the service was spotty...
We are sorry the service was not on point. We are experiencing growing pains and working to hire more staff to bring the service level back to where it should be. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
New restaurant is beautiful love the new location unfortunately the food wasn’t as good as I remember. I had a chicken dinner that I didn’t even touch, was hoping to have some of the black garlic but there was none on the menu except for the appetizer which was amazing. Service was just OK the waiter kept asking if we wanted to put in our orders for dinner and when we did everything we wanted they were out of. Some thing he could’ve mentioned
I am so sorry your dinner did not come out to your liking and your server did not guide your accordingly or advise ahead of time what we were out of. There is also black garlic in the Gemelli Nero. We recently had a menu change which lead to being out of several items. We apologize for the inconvenience. It is usually rare for us to run out of items except for possibly steak specials which are in limited supply. We hope you will give us another try.
We were on the patio. Food was delicious. Nicely paced. Our server Connor was sweet, polite, funny, attentive. Another great evening at Zinnas.
Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us! We will be sure to tell Connor what a great job he did! We hope to see you again soon!
A local favorite for sure .. been there many many times . Since return staff unresponsive.. since reopen have returned 4 times . Takes servers more than 10 minutes to know you’re there .. each time have had to get up and go find someone and ask for water wine glass etc. given the size of crowd they should be on point with all aspects of service .. they are far from it .. unfortunate because the food is always good
We apologize that service was not up to par on your visit. We are experiencing growing pains and are working on hiring more staff to bring back the level of service back to where it should be. We appreciate your comments and hope you will give us another chance.
Dined in the outdoor tent which was make very comfortable with the addition of dining room type furniture throughout. Menu has a nice variety of choices different from the typical fare in other restaurants in the area.
We are so glad you enjoyed dining in our Tented Bistro! Our owner has worked very hard on decorating all our beautiful spaces!
Food was fantastic. Service was spot on and the weather was cooperative so all in all it was a wonderful evening.
Thank you for the kind review Scott, we appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon!
The food was OK but 2 selections were only lukewarm instead of hot.
The music was too loud and we heard the same songs over and over.
The service as poor- the waiter encouraged us 3 times to order the Tomahawk steak, no serving spoons were provided for shared appetizers, the dinner was brought to our table when we still had all of our appetizer and salad plates and serving dishes on the table. They could not figure out how to manage it. We were one of 3 other tables with plenty of staff but no instructions on serving etiquette.
We do not need formal service, just competent and friendly service.
Music under the tent could be a bit lower otherwise everything was excellent!!
Thank you for your comments! We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us and appreciate your business!
The food, service and ambiance were excellent, but their web site was missing 2 key points.
1. They moved about 9 months ago, so if you had their old address in your GPS, you went to a boarded up closed building.
2. There is no mention that the restaurant is a BYOB establishment.
Thank you for your suggestions. We will take them under review with our Management. We appreciate your repeat business and hope to see you again soon!
You can order delivery directly from Zinna's Bistro using the Order Online button. Zinna's Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 860-9600.
Zinna's Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 705 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.