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About Zinna's Bistro
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 good food is simple food made with the freshest, highest quality ingredients available including a variety of produce that grows in our very own on-premise garden.
Cranbury, NJ 08512
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday- Private Parties & Catering Only
Additional Entrance off of Route 130 North
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Full service on- and off-premise catering options are available for all special occasions all year round.
BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Zinna's Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Didn’t really feel they even had our reservation. Probably didn’t even need it. Big party going on. Very noisy and bright. Would have been nicer if the lights were dimmed and they had tablecloths to deaden the noise. Noticed other seats had cushions, our didn’t. A little uncomfortable. Had mentioned it was my husbands 70th birthday when reservation was made. Nothing special done with this. Husband asked if his dish could be made with penne instead of spaghetti. Waiter checked and said yes but dish came with the spaghetti. Dinners were ok. Harvest salad was very very good as was the bread and dipping oil.
Our spinach salad had an amazing warm dressing but could have used more spinach. Shrimp scampi was over seasoned with garlic however the shrimp were cooked perfectly.
Pasta carbonara was over seasoned as well.
The atmosphere was very inviting and our waiter Jake was very good. Will return and hope the seasoning is more restrained. Almost 4 stars.
We’re very hopeful for this attractive restaurant but the meal disappointed. The roast chicken was very good, but the short ribs were dry and flavorless, the seafood pasta was over cooked, and the fried calamari in a honey sauce was inedible. The place is very loud so u can barely converse.
So our first visit was great, food and service were excellent. This time it was mediocre at best. I had bronzini with shrimp. The bronzini was flavorless and the shrimp were cold and most likely were frozen. My husband had the special gnocchi which was little nuggets of something that was not very good. The calamari appetizer was really great and so was our salads. Entrees are another story , not that good. Even dessert, peanut butter cheese cake was bad. It was so hard almost inedible. It was way too dense and taste was bland. Lastly it took forever to get our bill and pay so I would say this was not a good second visit, at all.
Wanted to try this place. To chilly for the outdoor dining when we went but inside was well appointed. Although quite noisy with conversation & loud overhead music, a corner table did well. The food was average. Limited menu. BYOB. Waiter staff was excellent. Worth a trip.
The food at Zinna's is very good. The antipasto is huge. It can feed more than 2 people with a variety of meats and cheeses. The fruiti di mare was good but needed a little more flavor. I had asked for it to be made spicy. The waitress said she would ask the chef if he could do it. I've never had a problem with a restaurant making this kind of dish spicy. In fact, I had it spicy there before. The dish had no spice and I needed some pepper flakes to give it zip. The chicken parm was very good. My wife asked the waitress if she could substitute penne for spaghetti. The waitress again said she would ask. Is this a problem? Never had a waitress not know. We do like Zinna's , but it may not be worth the half hour drive if we can't get what we want.
I met a friend for lunch in Cranberry. Neither of us knew the area but another friend lives in the area and suggested Zinna's. We should have checked their website before our arrival. Who knew that they grow a lot of their own produce. Do try the spinach salad with fresh roasted beets, candied walnuts and goat cheese. My friend's Mediterranean salad was just as good. We both like to eat organic and healthy. This was perfect but there are also very hearty items on the menu, all of which looked wonderful as they passed the table.
Best of all, we hadn't seen each other in a while and they didn't rush us.
Thank you from the girls from Puerto Rico!
Reservation was for 8, was running late and was accommodated to 9 pm without fuss. We were seated promptly. Service was prompt and waitress was receptive to our questions as this was 1st time at Zinna's. Food was excellent; prepared well and served hot. Clams with linguine was very good. Will return
I wanted to love Zinna's. I've been there before for dinner; this was my first time there for lunch. I was a bit disappointed. No bread was brought to the table. I asked the waitress about it and she said their bread delivery doesn't come in until after 2:00 pm. She said she would ask the chef. I waited a while and still no bread. I asked again, she apologized, and came back with 1 small basket of very bland bread for a table of 7. I don't think I should have had to ask for bread. It should be a given with a entre', especially when the meal didn't come with a salad. What is Italian food without some good bread?
Zinna's is my "go to" place for special occasions. I s hosted two retirement parties, a bridal shower and most recently a business type luncheon. I also go there for lunch/dinner with friends. The food is exceptional, the staff is friendly & accomodating and I enjoy that it is a BYOB!
Our group works right down the street and we only get 45 minutes for lunch. We were ALWAYS able to call in our order ahead of time so we had time to enjoy our food. This time when I called we were told no call ahead order allowed. That was a little disappointing. We did order as soon as we got there and food came out quickly but we were all late due to the extra 15 minutes spent taking our orders and waiting.
1 order was Goat Cheese salad= no spinach and the beets were not your usual roasted beats.
1 order Italian Chicken sandwich=chicken was over done and dry.
Overall, the dining experience was good and we will definitely return.
Zinna's was a pleasant surprise. The food was excellent with many creative dishes. Much if the vegetables are from their garden outside of the restaurant. A nice cozy environment with to eat with both indoor and outdoor options. Plus it's BYO and they offered me a nice frosty glass for my beer.
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