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“Over rated”
Review of Cenzino

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Ranked #5 of 39 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Franklin Turnpike
Description: Tel: 201-337-6693
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We have read several reviews of this restaurant that are complimentary. We don't understand it. The food was fair, the service just ok, and it was overpriced!

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2  Thank Lteitler
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

My family and I have been going to Cenzino for years and it is truly one of our favorite restaurants. The food is outstanding and the staff is very professional and hospitable! We always feel at home. Everyone who comes through the door receives a warm welcome and Marco, Romeo, Enzo, Benito, Robert, Leigh and bartender Liz are always ready with a smile and wonderful service! My favorite dish is either the ravioli fontina e tartufo or the bronzini special. Chef Fillipo and his staff create some incredible authentic Italian meals. Cenzino is always my first choice for a night out!

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1  Thank Melissa B
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

The pasta is outrageous!!!! Service is exceptional. Food is incredibly fresh and prepared to order. My favorite restaurant in area and they are open for lunch!!!!

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Thank Penny K
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

This northern NJ restaurant continues to deliver a classy atmosphere and fine dining. New owners took over in 2013 but wisely or fortunately kept the top waiters and chef Filomeno(?). In a sea of Italian restaurants this is a standout. Service is very good, never in the way, always aware (Marco, Bennie?). Any previous reviews on poor service seem to have been written by a competitor! Though I will admit that regulars got a little extra attention from the owner and chef.
Standout starters this time was an Arugula, Braesola and Parmesan salad, light Gnocchi in a light tomato sauce. All the pastas are good, perfectly slightly al dente. Excellent main of very good veal in a masparpone sauce.
Happily, they still make the best Zabaglione with Strawberries and another of Crepes - both prepared tableside.
The restaurant is attractive and even when the bar got busy the noise in the restaurant area was imperceptible. Comfortable chairs, tables not crowded.
Perhaps a few more less expensive wines can be added.
A winner in all ways

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Thank DillyScarlet
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

The only negative thing I can say about this restaurant is that it is expensive. Everyone in my party thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Excellent Italian food is available everywhere in this area. The thing that sets this restaurant apart is the service. You walk in and they make you feel like royalty in true Italian fashion. My sister finished her wine and then accidently broke the glass. We brought the glass back to the bar and they apologized, said it was their fault, and immediately brought her another glass of wine. If I could afford it, I would eat there every night.

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Thank NycAlan
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