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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Service was pleasant but took far too long for everything. Overpriced for the quality of the food.
Can always count on very good food and service.
Always a great dining experience. Food, atmosphere and service is fantastic. Great wine list too
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.
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.
Very nicely done
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.
First time trying this Italian place and as a food reviewer and critic i enjoy the pastas and other food we ordered
Everything delicious, just a bit disappointed with chicken cacchiatori, bland taste.
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.
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 ....
Our waiter and support staff were pleasant and efficient 😊
Great food in a wonderful outdoor tent area!
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.
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
One of my favorite restaurants!!!
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.
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
I highly recommend this restaurant. It is an all-around great dining experience!
Never a disappointment. Glad to see people are back and enjoying a great local establishment.
The option for outdoor dining should not be an option
Staff was attentive and friendly, food was excellent. Sat outside under tent....excellent Covid compliance.
Delicious as always!
Too cold.heaters not efficient and very noisy
Love this restaurant. Regina is a lovely manager and I don’t say this simply because I share her name. 😀
It was a bit disappointing, food was cold .
The food was disappointing. Service was excellent, Will not go back,
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.
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.
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.
Service and food are always excellent here; outstanding facility for outdoor dining.
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.
Service is great
Wonderful dinner and wonderful service.
Always a pleasure. Food, service and ambiance are top notched.
We have been here a few times and everything from the food, to the ambiance and service has been impeccable. Great experience every time. One of our favorites on our restaurant rotation.
Overall a really good dining experience. Food, service and table were all great. We had an early reservation (5pm), only because that was what was available. Folks at Cenzino’s did not rush us at all, which hasn’t been the experience we have had at other restaurants with an early reservation. Well done Cenzino.
Always the best.
Great outside seating area !! Looking forward to going back ! My Chilean Sea Bass was excellent. Husband got Veal Chop - it was very good but he says he’s had better
We died at 5:90 and the dining room was empty. Perfect for our first dinner in a restaurant in a year. The food was excellent as was the service.!
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 714 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.