Cenzino

4.7
719 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Outdoor dining is well received. Open air rooftop with indirect fresh air heated and complimentary lap blankets. Indoor dining with socially distanced tables with medical grade filters, UV lighting in ducts and additional air filters throughout the dining area.

Rated #1 in Bergen County for Italian Fare and Lounge; Authentic Regional Italian Cuisine....along with outstanding Lounge Bites...

Located on Route 202 we boarder Franklin Lakes.

Established over 15 years ago as an oasis for those who prefer fine dining and a casual, unhurried lounge. Perfect for private dining, celebrations and making memories..extensive wine list and artisanal cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 719 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Food4thought
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good but certain dishes were way overpriced. We had a small side salad each that should have come with the meal and were charged $36 for 4. Ridiculous it was simply lettuce and a small tomato wedge.
Also the bus boys were constantly taking things off the table. They need serious training.
The wooden slat chairs were soooo uncomfortable. Will not be returning.

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JimC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The outdoor dining area was somewhat less than expected of Cenzino

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TedC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Cenzino. Definitely not the last! The food was outstanding, the service was terrific and the atmosphere was classy but approachable. Our appetizers, salads, and main courses were perfect. The menu has a wonderful variety of dishes that we look forward to exploring on subsequent visits but every course was delightful. The strawberries & crepe flambe dish was a perfect ending to a great meal.
We're looking forward to coming back.

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vipRulesdoc1
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was the best ever. Well done

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Kpc1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was pleasant but took far too long for everything. Overpriced for the quality of the food.

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MikeF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can always count on very good food and service.

PB
vipPaulB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. Food, atmosphere and service is fantastic. Great wine list too

JB
JennicaB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a consistently good meal/evening out at Cenzino's. Place was busy but service was still very good & meal was great, start to finish.

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FainaM
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My friend ordered innamorata salad for lunch and her portion was very small. More like a side salad than an entree. Also, the waiter didn’t offer any protein to go with salad, so I had to share my portion with her. My entree was good.

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vipTimM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cenzino has stepped it up over the past few years. We went there a few years ago and food was just ok. The food now is amazing. Pricey place and watch that special drink menu (no prices listed). We got one and it was $25. Ouch. But the food here is superior.

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vipRulesdoc1
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nicely done

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been out since the Pandemic started. This place was outstanding. The staff was great. Every dish tasted better than the last. The music was soft and you could enjoy it while still being able to speak to those at your table. It was covid safe so none of us felt uncomfortable eating there. Highly recommend it for a nice night out.

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NonyV
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying this Italian place and as a food reviewer and critic i enjoy the pastas and other food we ordered

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Duke
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything delicious, just a bit disappointed with chicken cacchiatori, bland taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go often and never disappoints. Food is delish and service is friendly and attentive. Great outdoor set up too if you still prefer outside.

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BillfromParamus
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Cenzino and we were very impressed with the service and the quality of the food .... desserts were yummy and very enjoyable. They also have a very nice patio area for outdoor dining if people prefer to be outside ....

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elainet
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter and support staff were pleasant and efficient 😊

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vipJgnj
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a wonderful outdoor tent area!

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vipTimM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. We haven’t been here for over a year but we’ll be back as the food was extremely good. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Cenzino. Everyone makes you feel like family/welcomed. The restaurant is clean as well as the bathrooms which is important. The food is delicious, the cappuccinos are so good. The carrot cake was fresh. Lots of laughter. The service was great, very attentive. The parking attending was a very respectful young man providing quick service. Always a good experience at Cenzino. Thank you, Heidi

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vipGayle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants!!!

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NancyNorthernNJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant to celebrate a Birthday! All our meals were great although mine was a little salty. Very relaxed atmosphere under the tent. Only downfall is it's expensive so we will only limit to special occasions.

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vipKathleen
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was great! However, the special was a ricotta gnocchi. It was fabulous little pillows of air. I actually brought a second order home so that I could have them again. If you are there and they have this special, do not pass up this dish

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StephS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant. It is an all-around great dining experience!

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vipAFoodGuy
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment. Glad to see people are back and enjoying a great local establishment.

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dgm05
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The option for outdoor dining should not be an option

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive and friendly, food was excellent. Sat outside under tent....excellent Covid compliance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always!

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MichaelF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Too cold.heaters not efficient and very noisy

RB
vipReginaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Regina is a lovely manager and I don’t say this simply because I share her name. 😀

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

It was a bit disappointing, food was cold .

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MartinD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was disappointing. Service was excellent, Will not go back,

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CindraE
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After reading that the outdoor dining set-up was great, we decided to try Cenzino for the first time. It will not be the last time, we were very satisfied with everything ! Tables were well spaced, and we didn't feel like we were in a parking lot, rather in a dining room. The menu, although heavily Italian, had numerous choices that were just a little out of the ordinary Italian restaurant. My short rib special was suberb, the meat so tender, and the mashed potatoes were perfect. Service was pleasant and professional ( I lost a meatball, I did not sneeze like the song says, but it rolled on the floor). Our server promptly replaced it which was very nice. Desserts were delicious. Open table reservations were very easy and accomodating.

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LuvFood
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was very good as was the service. Both were top notch! Ambience was 3 only because of covid. They erected a roof with plastic sheeting walls and tables and chairs and are doing the best they can to have you be outside. It is not ideal but a very good workaround. I look forward to being indoors again post covid as the interior decor is very nice. The food is very high quality and the menu is imaginative. We'll be back again soon!!

They also let you bring small quiet dogs outside. They were very accommodating. My visiting son's dog (12 lbs. Puppy) stayed quietly in his carrier under the table.

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vipangie
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food here is always very well prepared and consistent. A step above most. Owner/manager takes care to ensure 'all is well'. Have been outside in the large tent but chose inside this time. It's a beautiful restaurant but the Covid restrictions make it appear 'empty' - it's not , just properly spaced tables - though, still odd.
Pastas are always good but tonight we opted for two Fish mains, a Grouper and a Salmon, both delicious and perfectly cooked - nice spinach sides.

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SophiaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always excellent here; outstanding facility for outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Easter lunch there and since it was our third Easter doing that, it’s become a tradition. The food is delish and it’s a warm ambiance.

JD
vipJosephD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food
Service is great

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vipMARLEEO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and wonderful service.

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vipKathleen
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Food, service and ambiance are top notched.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cenzino using the Order Online button. Cenzino also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 337-6693.

Cenzino is rated 4.7 stars by 719 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 bookings at the moment.