Cenzino

4.7
663 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

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

A wonderful weekend to Celebrate Love.. Chef is preparing specialties to delight you for that special memory all weekend and on Sunday from 3 pm till 7 pm

What 663 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall a very good experience. We’ll definitely be back

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vipNotg8
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely delicious

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vipGymplayer5
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant dinner. Tables were adequately spaced apart.

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vipHoneyFaz
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and drinks! Regina is always welcoming and smiling even in these tough times! 😊

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Mike
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall was ok, drinks need improvement. Martini we ordered was not good at all.

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vipGymplayer5
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to eat indoors and we were very happy with the spacing of the tables and the service.

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vipjuang
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. They make you feel appreciated and part of the family.

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vipgaryn
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed a very solid dinning experience, one that we have come to expect at Cenzino's. They have done a very good job of dealing with the pandemic requirements and it was as normal as could be, considering the circumstances.

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MerrylP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food....however we were in the tent and it was freezing. They are supposed to fix that issue this week.

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MARLEEO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to have dinner at Cenzino’s.

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vipSunshine
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Our waiter Rob was great and made sure the 6 of us always had what we needed. For apps we had Tagliata di manzo & tonno, shrimp cocktail, crab appetizer special, all plates were emplty, For entrees we had: dover sole, beef wellington special, zuppa di pesce fra diavolo, lemon sole and rissotto. Again, all of our meals were fantastic. I should also mention the wine selection is great and we enjoyed all of our drinks.

JM
vipJMC90
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We decided to try Cenzino because of its homemade Italian food. The meatball appetizer was excellent. The ossibucco was just okay as were the raviolis. For the price, we hoped for a something a little better. But we are tough critics as we are chefs too. The service was great and we are happy to support restaurants in this tough time!

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MerylC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous as always. our table had veal chop and comment was best she ever ate. Two lamb chops. Fantastic and halibut -delish. Real upscale Italian food.

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vipBillH
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Difficult to have a comfortable meal outside in the evening as the weather gets colder. Restaurant is excellent but outside dining is presenting some difficult challenges.

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Toni
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and pretty outside seating with tent and heat being piped in. Very comfortable.

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RonM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and great service made this a wonderful experience! Looking forward to doing this again at this restaurant very soon.

JP
vipJoanP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend’s birthday. She isn’t well and she had the BEST time. They made it special. I REALLY appreciated all they did. The food was delicious! Thank you. Thank you!

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vipVitoL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and experience.
Thanks.

JS
JuneS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great seating in their outdoor tent, and attentive but not overbearing staff. Will eat there again soon!

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viparlenej
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The evening we had dinner it became very chilly and unfortunately the food became cold very quickly. Hopefully with the placement of outside heaters this will eliminate this problem as the food is very well prepared and tasty.

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tsxxx
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The table cloths were soiled from the laundry and should not have been used.

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ItalianFoodLover
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dinning. Enjoyed sea food tower with lobster,clams, oysters and shrimp.
Recommend highly.

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vipPeterG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service could have been better

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Talzig
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

It would have been nice if the waiter told us the seafood tower appetizer was $95!!!! We would never have gotten it. It wasn’t even good.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Cenzino's many times pre-pendamic and have always loved it. Our visit on Friday evening was just as great as in the past. The ambiance was great. the service was impeccable and the food was outstanding!

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vipKathi
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back indoors with Jen the bartender. Always enjoyable food, service and company.

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vipEMK76
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had hundreds of meals at Cenzino’s and have never been disappointed. Even when a meal gets delayed, which was the very rare case on this date, the owner, Regina, could not have been more apologetic, concerned, and made this one time issue disappear. Furthermore, the attention from Jen, the best bartender in NJ, and Vince, Regina’s brother, made everyone feel special and cared for by the staff. Why go anywhere else?

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vipGWhite
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious even in a trnt

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vipEdSiegel
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always the best! My mom’s favorite restaurant and lives the Shrimp Scampi.

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MARLEEO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our night out. Great place to have a great meal with friendly staff.

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Dorinda
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, cozy atmosphere under the tent and, we dined with friends for 4 hours - no rushing which is a pleasure.

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vipKathi
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always excellent. The servers cordial, friendly and knowledgeable. They had put up lovely tents and the tents are on the side of the building so you don't feel like you're sitting on Route 202.

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vipjaybird51
New York Area
183 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious! We enjoyed the setting outdoors with all the lights and Italian-patio vibes. Lemon sole and burrata filled ravioli were outstanding as was the eggplant rollatini and the ribeye special. Worth every penny and so nice to go out to eat again. They're doing their best to create a safe environment for their customers.

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FoodforThought
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the way they handled the outdoor dining experience. The tents were beautifully lit, providing great ambience. The food was off-the-charts good! The home-grown zucchini flowers were a hit with all 4 of us. The special fish of the night was halibut in a citrus sauce that was terrific, as was the veal saltimbocca. Desserts were so fresh & delicious.
The owners are a delightful couple who take the time to chat with everyone and make everyone feel welcome and 'at home'. Our waitress, Jennifer, was delightful. This was the first visit for the 4 of us but will definitely not be our last. Looking forward to returning sometime soon.

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althea2001
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit to Cenzino. Wonderful service and the food was beautifully prepared.

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vipKennyT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner great service.

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vipBarryI
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and excellent service during these very difficult times.

MA
MARLEEO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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anthonyg
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and great staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal, with a better than most outdoor Covid area. Service was very friendly and food was terrific.

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 663 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.