New menu great food. Everyone in our party of 5 loved the apps and dinners could not be happier. Service was slow and waiter was hard to find most of the night.
Service was excellent, all around. A lot of families there and environment was lively.
The food was ok...homemade pasta was nice but the rest, just ok.
Had Calamari in their glazed sauce as an appetizer, it was so sweet and heavy it was more like a dessert. At $11 it was a waste since more than 3/4 of it couldn’t get eaten because it was so heavy.
We love this place! Have taken many friends there and they enjoyed it so much they brought other friends to enjoy it as well👍
First time ever; it was well visited by almost all neighborhood business worker. The service was a bit sloppy, spilling water on one setting, never replaces the setting (napkin-silver ware bread/butter plate) The food was just OK, nothing to write home about.
Third time we’ve been to Zinnas. Black garlic Mac and cheese is outstanding. Portion size / value great. Very nice menu. Will keep coming back
Enjoyed the food. Crab appetizer was excellent but a bit overpriced. I had the Pasta Vongole and the clams were very good. The pasta was lacking salt but once added it was very good. My wife ordered the Bronzini and it was nicely done. Atmosphere was nice and we will return.
Ma's gravy superb! Homemade pasta excellent, as well as the sauce. Salads very interesting and taste. Nothing blah about this place at all. Very much enjoyed quiet Sunday afternoon dinner.
Food was excellent, really enjoyed the pork chop. Ambiance is really nice, service however was par/subpar unfortunately. However the delicious food made up for at a good value.
Always the best!
We were there for a business dinner, on a Tuesday. Ambient noise was controlled (restaurant was not full) and the food and service were both very good. I have been to Zina's several times and always happy with the experience. It can get noisy on holidays when very full, but other times it's fine. Recommended.
We enjoyed our meal at Zinnas .The calamari was delicious and a sizeable portion to share. The short rib was yummy and so was the bronzini. We also enjoyed the apple crisp for dessert.Will definitely dine here again. We also had dinner here last summer and the outside dining area was charming and we look forward to sitting out there again.That evening we enjoyed the wings as an appetizer, and our meals were the salmon and the pork chop and both were awesome!
This is not our first trip to Zinna's. Food and service are always great. It's also a BYOB which is a plus. We have had a number of affairs here as well (baby showers, 90th bday party, etc.). Zinna's does an excellent job with accommodating a big group and doing a wonderful job with service and food. I would highly recommend Zinna's. We will definitely be back!
Great surprise all around. Outstanding food, service, ambience and Chef Jayson. We will definitely be back next time in the area.
Very friendly server and owner gave me
Birthday dessert free
great food, it was amazing and service was excellent
The food was excellent! The chef recommend risotto for a gluten free option over my frutti Di mare and it was delicious! The pork chops, Salmon and short ribs were fantastic ! We all enjoyed the beet carpachio salad and desert! The lemon cheesecake and carrot cake were super delicious!
Overall a great night out!!
Very nice menu. Excellent food, very tasty, and very good service.
Casual and Comfortable. We went for lunch - several good choices from standard to creative - something for everyone. The Mediterranean Salad was perfect - crispy greens and not overly dressed. The chicken panini was wonderful (I asked them to hold the avocado) - crispy focaccia, not greasy - took half home for dinner. The fries were delicious - well-done and nicely seasoned. The only drawback - the noise level - tough to carry on a conversation even though the room wasn't filled. But I'd still recommend and go back. Love to support independent restaurants!!
Been going here for years and never had a complaint. Food And service has always been excellent. We really love this place the pasta it amazing but tonight things weren’t as good as usual. Service was so slow and hard to get even though the restaurant wasn’t full as it usually is and the food was good but not great like it always has been. Will go back though, hopefully it was just a bad night.
This was a first visit here and a mid point for meeting up with friends. First, the bread was a poor quality, toasted ciabatta, not a crusty semolina quality bread. Eggplant rollatine was good, the best part of the meal. The Caesar salad was drenched in a bottled dressing and topped with that same ciabatta bread croutons. I did not try the soup special (cream of mushroom) but our friends said it was good. Bronzino entree at $26 was of poor quality, thin filet over some starch. It looked as bad as it tasted. The short rib "square block" of meat, at $26, did not fair any better. It was just dropped on the plate with a brown sauce and sat next to a ring mold of rice. Very unappealing presentation. The chicken Parmesan with spaghetti looked meh and tasted the same. My shellfish over spaghetti at $26 was just pitiful. The pasta was pre-cooked, not al dente, as I requested. You can tell it was sitting for a while, before it was reheated, because the shape of the spaghetti was distorted (with some random penne mixed in) and couldn't hold the non existent sauce. I had to request a side of marinara, that came out in a tiny ramekin. The shellfish (not an adequate ratio of fish to pasta) was also just okay, no flavor. Hot pepper seeds and grated cheese could not save this entree. The dessert and coffees were standard fair. In my opinion, the prices charged were not in line with the sub par quality of the food.
Exceptional food and service Look foward to dinning here again
We used to go to Zinna's almost every week. Great calamari, pretty good dinners, reasonable price . Cost was about $50 to$55 with tip plus our BYOB wine. They have changed and are killing themselves. Now offering breakfast with very few selections and no one eats there. New dinner menu is much higher priced and they are giving fancy names and high prices to ordinary dishes - Penne is actually spaghetti and meatballs for $22, Bucatini is actually carbonara for $19. If we were to ever go again, which is doubtful, our bill would be closer to $80 with tip plus our wine. That is too much for any weekly night out and the food is not good enough to justify this being a Ruth's Chris model.
We are very disappointed because we lost a fun night out with great calamari.
W chose the restaurant because of location to Cranbury. We had never eaten there. We were pleasantly surprised.
It is a bit difficult to see from Rte 130 but is tucked behind the Residence Inn.
Never had a bad meal at Zinnas. Always great and cooked to order. Great local gem spot v
Was very excited to finally try this place I asked if shrimp could be replaced with salmon otherwise keep as is. Chef said No. ok. Then I’ll have branzino. Please leave off scampi sauce. I can’t have the sauce due to allergies I’ll eat plain. Chef again said no we are too busy. What? ?? In today’s day and age that is ridiculous. Coffee was burnt and no bread was served. Completely disappointed
Friendly service that's not overbearing, and yummy pasta dishes. Good good, fair prices ... worth adding to my list of dependable places when I'm in the area!
To start, the waiter was excellent. He was attentive but gave us the time we needed. Our party of six shared two appetizers, risotto balls and meatballs, that were very flavorful but we’re not hot. All of the entrees were excellent, and hot! The menu was creative and reasonably priced. I would definitely go back.
Jason keeps the menu up to date. Daily specials are always great!
My husband and I went to lunch yesterday. I love going here and our waitress Shannon is super nice and very good with getting you order out very promptly. Everyone here is so nice and Zinna is a true gem.
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.
Meals were pricey but large portions, you will have leftovers
Best place ever. We go twice a week and the food and staff are the best.
server forgot the second app -
steak came our extremely rare when ordered medium
both steaks had a lot of pepper - too much and i can take the heat
deserts were good - one offered for free because of earlier issues
antipasti size was very generous and good
We had a group of 14 with 3 young children to celebrate our moms birthday. The servers were excellent. The food was great. Would definitely come back.
This was my first time at this restaurant. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very nice. All of the wait staff was very attentive to your needs.
We love zinna's. The food is great! It's a bit noisy indoors..we prefer eating outside in the warm weather, but worth it inside also
It was good food but a little on the loud side , so if you go with vibrant people , it’s good !
Great Place for a date. Impressive decor, great food and BYOB. Service is great, there was no rush as you can get at other restaurants. Not my first time here, and I always return when I want a nice, comfortable restaurant
Appetizers and salads were amazing. Main courses were ok. Staff was very friendly and courteous but the service was so slow and the place wasn't filled.