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Zinna's Bistro

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1275 South River Road, Additional Entrance Off Route 130 N, Cranbury, NJ 08512
+1 609-860-9600
12:00 - 21:00
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Monroe, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Zinna's with my husband on Valentines's Day. Had a 7:00 reservation and had to wait a few minutes for our table, but they were super busy and the food made up for it. We ordered the Lobster Parfait and Frutatta Salad for apps. WOW! I have never tasted anything like it before! Our server Patrick recommended the Strawberry... More 

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I decided to have lunch out today and went to Zinnas Bistro Wow Is all I can say. I had Tuscan Wings they were hot, crispy and extremely tasty. A sweet n spicy sauce that wasn't overly spicy. Wife had a new sandwich that was called Sunday Gravy Sandwich , homemade sausage & meatballs on a very fresh... More 

Thank icdeer
Finksburg, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I organized a dinner for family and friends in the private room at Zinna's bistro. At the last minute I found out that a couple and their 2 children who weren't going to be able to attend were in fact attending. When I got to the restaurant I told the staff that they would be 4 more people. They had... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I would have given 3 stars because the food was just Ok....but the additional star is for BYOB! I'm not sure if it was just because it was NYE but I thought that was pretty cool. It does have a nice ambiance and romantic feel to it but I love love love Italian food and this place just comes in... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We ate here for our family's traditional Christmas Eve supper. The service was good and the food was tasty. We were a large group and everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. We started with bread and olive oil, calamari and flatbread pizzas. Everyone ordered off the menu and not the buffet offered...............mahi, short ribs, banzino, boccatini, etc..........all came out hot.... More 

1 Thank Linda B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner. Service was great and the food was just delicious. My picky eater daughter even cleaned her plate. Will definitely cone back soon!

Thank Gina W
monmouth junction
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I have been to Zinna's Bistro in Cranbury NJ about Four Times. The food is pretty Good since I'm a picky eater. Inside does have a sit down dining area. Very beautiful how the restaurant is set up. . The Staff very nice and professional. The food is cooked fresh so the wait might be a little long. But If... More 

Thank valeriew339
ZinnasBistro, General Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and all of your kind words. We do love our homemade soups and the carrot cake freshly baked by the owner's mother. Great recommendations! We hope to see you again at the bistro soon. More 

Somerset, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed having lunch as well as dinner once before and just recently tried their signature salad for lunch -- it was light yet satisfying! Much on their menu that I'd like to try!

Thank Jay V
ZinnasBistro, General Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by on multiple occasions, Jay! The signature salad has been on our menu since day one when we opened over six years ago. It is incredibly popular, and we are happy you enjoyed it. We hope you come again soon and try something else on the menu. More 

Hampton nh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We have dined here before , restaurant has a nice cozy atmosphere, very nice out door dining area as well ! We were driving south and we stay at a nearby marriott , so we have dined here before , but new to the menu is the lack of wine its BYOB ONLY , this is new since the last... More 

Thank Hollmark
ZinnasBistro, General Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience at the bistro. That is correct. We no longer offer wine for purchase by the bottle, but guests are welcome to bring their own. We hope your travels send you our way again in the near future! More 

Cranbury, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Tucked around the corner off Route 130 north, Zinna's is more than worth the effort to track down. Comfortable inside or outside on the patio, you'll enjoy great food and exceptionally friendly service. If you go with a sandwich or a burger, choose fries as a side - big and crispy. But whatever you order, make sure to get the... More 

Thank jwcooper3
ZinnasBistro, General Manager at Zinna's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review! It is greatly appreciated. The Black Garlic Mac & Cheese is a personal favorite. We hope you return again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1275 South River Road, Additional Entrance Off Route 130 N, Cranbury, NJ 08512
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranbury
  • Phone Number: +1 609-860-9600
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?