Zinna's Bistro

4.5
975 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
WE HAVE MOVED! Visit us at 10 Cedarbrook Drive, Cranbury, NJ!

WE ARE TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO MAINTAIN THE SAFETY OF OUR GUESTS AND STAFF. BE WELL, CALL US FOR ANY INQUIRIES. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL!

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.

20% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more. We are limited to splitting checks to 3 per table. An additional 3.5% is applied for all credit card transactions.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 975 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving! Our first ever at a restaurant and what an amazing experience. The service was excellent, food delicious and well sized portions, dessert was decadent. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated with rebar trees with wine bottle branches, and mosaic walls created from the tops of wine cases. And if you are a fan of Fran Sinatra, be sure to use the bathroom before you leave. Thank you Zinna’s. Your hospitality made us feel right like we were dining at home without the clean up!

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BobB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner for two. Started off with apple and butternut squash soup, which was tasty. But I had indigestion later in the evening and I think that something in the soup did not agree with me. Had the roasted turkey with stuffing, root vegetables, mashed potatoes, and cornbread. Turkey was moist, stuffing was good, mashed potatoes came as a scoop and it was hard (no gravy!), vegetables were good as was the cornbread. Also had the “pumpkin surprise “ for dessert, which was pumpkin pie (crust was detached from the pie when served), along with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream that was not applied in a pleasing fashion. Ok but visually was not appealing. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant. Ambiance, sitting by the window overlooking the lake, was nice also. Servings were generous and we had plenty to bring home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner with our Sons

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NKaiser
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great evening at Zinna’s! The food was tasty and the waiters were very attentive.

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JeffB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. 8 people went and everyone liked their dishes. Our waiter Connor was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious at Zinnas. The service and food was superb as always!

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RichardV
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food. One of my favorite

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Devildog66
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will be back!

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Kathie
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Zinna’s once a week. Many times we bring people with us. It is always a hit. They don’t miss anything. Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once a month we get together for a meal. Our regular spot changed owners so we wanted to try another place. We googled somewhere in the middle of our distances that was also BYOB and Zinna’s Bistro popped up and we are so glad it did!! We have decided it’s going to be our new monthly spot!

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KevinS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there since new location. Was very good. Will be going back.

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NewYorkKathy
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is family owned and the food and service is absolutely amazing. Would recommend to all.

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Edamame
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

One of the bread plates were dirty. Food was so so, over priced. There’s a 3.25% surcharge if paid with credit cards. Waitress should’ve mentioned it up front, but didn’t.

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BobR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends from North Jersey and found an absolute gem....Service was excellent and food outstanding. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Zinna’s is always outstanding. On this might, the owner was grilling steaks outside over a wood fire. And when you go to Zinna’s, you will probably encounter the owners and have a nice conversation with them. They, and their staff, make you feel like friends coming for a visit.

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FelixZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time at Zinna's Bistro. The place was cozy and loud. The service by little 10 year old girl was outstanding. The food was ok, tomato and mozzarella was different, and pasta with shrimp had onions, which I am not a fan.

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Thelinks4u
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The new Zinna's is an outstanding venue. Service and food were very good. We are going back again next week.

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Steak57
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, our server was friendly and professional. Our food came at a nice pace. It was easy to make a reservation on Open Table.

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vipdenela
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was great. Place was packed at 8pm on a Saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Unfortunately our meal was mediocre. My husband and I both ordered the Mahi Mahi dish. I'm both dishes the fish was over cooked and under seasoned. The broth and crudo part of the dish were delicious though. Don't think we'll be going back.

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SheriG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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MikeM
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiter not trained properly

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vipPerson
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and friendly waitstaff and rest of staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly service, great menu choices and really authenic italian food.

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JRVH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The food was mediocre at best. Expensive for what it is. We were in a tent that should not have been open. It was cold and noisy.

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DennisR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the attentive service and great food! Restaurant is beautiful. We appreciated the wonderful service and timely serving of the dinners. We felt comfortable with the spacing of the tables.

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DF1021
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Trendy, cool decor & atmosphere - food is good - service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always get a delicious meal at Zinnas. We had appetizers and entrees and they were all wonderful. The ambiance is fantastic wherever we sit, from the tent to outdoors to indoors.

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MikeM
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service- nice relaxing atmosphere.

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LauraG
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was delicious, service excellent. The view of the lake only added to a wonderful night

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DennisO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Jaxx is a true asset to your restaurant !
Friendly and courteous, will ask for her next time we visit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and desserts. You will not be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night! Good food

Zinna's Bistro
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time out to give us your feedback, we truly appreciate it! Hope to see you soon! Thanks, Nicole S. Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We made our reservation for a Friday evening asking for an outdoor table. Because we had been to the restaurant several times at their previous location., we were pleased to see the ambiance was very similar and even improved by the waterside location. The service was very friendly and attentive , although one appetizer was omitted. The food was delicious and servings were plentiful. The lack liquor license is a minus , but I simply didn’t bring my own wine. It would have been nice to have a cocktail on the prettily lit patio..
Overall, on a warm and moonlit night the dinner was great.

Zinna's Bistro
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time out to give us your feedback, we truly appreciate it! So happy you enjoyed your visit with us! Hope to see you soon! Thanks, Nicole S. Manager

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Kathie
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Go here for lunch often. Always good. I do make a reservation for inside. People friendly and efficient. Good value.

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vipFredS
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely to dine on the deck. Food was very good. Excellent service. Not rushed. Very enjoyable evening.

Zinna's Bistro
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi FredS Thank you so much for taking the time out to give us your feedback, we truly appreciate it! Hope to see you soon! Thanks, Nicole S. Manager

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blondie
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food.. fabulous service.. Jac is wonderful.. & the atmosphere is always enjoyable!!

Zinna's Bistro
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi Blondie! Thank you so much for taking the time out to give us your feedback, we truly appreciate it! Hope to see you soon! Thanks, Nicole S. Manager

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vipIlyaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! The bread especially was out of this world!

Zinna's Bistro
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hello Illyal Thank you so much for taking the time out to give us your feedback, we truly appreciate it! Hope to see you soon! Thanks, Nicole S. Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

There were 12 of us. When I made the reservation, they never said that there was a surcharge for using a credit card. This was a 75th birthday dinner/ party. I was shocked when the waiter told me there was a 3.5% charge for not paying cash. This was a $700 plus dinner. I would have certainly brought cash if I would have known. Although the waiter was pleasant, he was not attentive. We had to ask for rolls and ask for silverware. When a dish that was supposed to be prepared rare, came out overcooked, the wait staff was unpleasant to my guest. They finally got a manager who handled the situation. Although the food and atmosphere are good, the experience was less than positive for a large party……

Zinna's Bistro
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time out to give us your feedback, we truly appreciate it! I am so sorry that your dining experience was not up to your standards. I will take this back to my team! Just for future reference we do have posted on all menus, websites, and social media platforms that there is a 3.5% surcharge. If there is anything else we can do to accommodate you please let me know. Hope to see you soon! Thanks, Nicole S. Manager

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vipBets
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Great food, Great ambiance, BYOB

Zinna's Bistro
Responded on November 4, 2021

Bets, Thank you so much for taking the time out to give us your feedback, we truly appreciate it! Hope to see you soon! Thanks, Nicole S. Manager

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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 975 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.

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