Cenzino

4.7
768 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 768 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipEMK76
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have eaten at Cenzino’s every Saturday for over 4 years. There are other restaurants, but none with the consistent quality and warmth as Cenzino. You never worry if the specials are good. Rather, you talk about how good are the specials. Don’t miss it. Go enjoy.

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RonR
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cenzino’s never disappoints. Last night’s dinner was a special occasion. My gal and I agreed to meet at Cenzino’s 19 years ago on November 23. We’re there every year since and sometimes other visits.

The staff is professional. The food is excellent. The owner is very gracious and always visits your table. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. Really the total dining experience.

It’s a “go to” restaurant for us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This ws our first time at Cenzino's. The food was delicious, the service attentive and the ambiance quiet and lovely. Nice choice for a special occasion!

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BryanP
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best!

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vipMillie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. The food was very good, the service excellent, the owner came by to welcome us and help expedite table bussing (which wasn't really needed but appreciated). We've driven by this place millions of time but never tried it - we'll be back!

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AllisonH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very pretty restaurant with continuously good food. The servers don’t rush you but also don’t make you feel forgotten.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Love the restaurant and, the staff very professional and the restaurant is very clean.

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CzFan
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent Italian food and in North Jersey that's a high bar. Thursday night dinner the indoors was about half full. We ate out on the patio and had it all to ourselves. If you're still concerned about eating indoors, this is the place to go.

Calamari was tender - perfectly done. The Parmesan cheese appetizer was delicious, sliced beautifully thin. Veal tender and delicious with a perfectly seasoned gravy. Tried the zucchini pasta just to see what it was like. A little pricey, but really enjoyed it with crab, clams and shrimp.
And, of course, had to end with a cannoli. Crispy shell just filled - the way it should be.

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vipLankyspokenhere
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality, well thought and excellent prepared food. Served in a classy atmosphere by great people, we will be back.

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JoAnnA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful spot. Wonderful, warm and welcoming staff. Very attentive and friendly. First time dining there and I will definitely return. Family of four and we all enjoyed our dinner. Desserts were also top notch.

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BryanP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

It doesn’t get better than this. Fantastic meal.

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vipGymplayer5
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a delightful dinner at Cenzimo. The. Strawberry Flambé was excellent

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RuthW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at this restaurant, everything was excellent I definitely will recommend this restaurant to friends and family

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JohnM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance is always perfect and what you'd expect from a high end restaurant. The service is very attentive, though they give you plenty of time between courses.
The food and wine selection satisfies all Italian / continental appetites.
We've never had any worries when dining at Cenzino's!!!

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice upscale place. Robert was very professional and attentive! For was very good. Moderately pricy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

When going to take my wife out for a nice dinner after a very busy week at work and spend over $250 dollars I would have expected a much better dining experience from this establishment. Started out with a cocktail mishap where the Bartender could Not make a classic old fashioned. Rest of the evening among other things simply just seemed overly rushed and not paced out as expected for a nice Friday evening dinner for two. Was trying to impress my wife with nice evening out and we just couldn’t relax and enjoy. My advice to the management and staff is not to forget that the experience for your customers is just as important as the food you serve.

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PeterM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dining experience at Cenzino was fantastic. The service is impeccable, the food was different and delicious. The staff was friendly but not overbearing.We really enjoyed it!

The only negative was one very loud table. There were several tables that we overheard talking about that one table. Plus they were dropping swearwords when kids were present at other tables. The staff needs to correct that in the future.

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AmyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Teenagers birthday. Gracious staff and excellent food. Enjoyed outside ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Sat outside. Food was very good. Service was good but wait staff was hard to find sometimes.

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MartyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Peter was a superb waiter! Food is outstanding!
A good time was had by all!

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Dine2Smile
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Dined outdoor and made a last minute reservation. Restaurant had an obviously busy night which was indicted by the number of full tables. Glad to see that ! Outdoor space was great but glad we were seated away from the fan. Servers were very accommodating

Food was so good in taste and quantity and presentation. Zucchini flowers were awesome!! Such a perfect fry and taste. Two of the party had the scallop/shrimp risotto and it was a nicely sized portion and great taste! The lemon sole was perfectly spiced and a good sized portion. Don’t miss the gelato or Zabaglione for dessert. So glad we were able to enjoy a night out again at Cenzino.

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KathyRph2
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the one restaurant that kept prices reasonable during a pandemic recovery without sacrificing quality and service.The food ,service and ambiance were excellent.I will definitely be returning whenever we want to dine out.

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vipJustjoy
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We could not have been happier with the food,the service, and the ambience. This is a high class restaurant, That favors the dining experience, without the noise and hustle bustle which is so often the case in many restaurants these days. We will definitely be back, and rate this restaurant very highly

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Ingrid201
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious!! Wonderful local place!!

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DonnaM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything about this restaurant is great!! The food is amazing. I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for. If you have a special occasion coming this is definitely the place to go.

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blackjack28
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food choices and preparation are excellent! Very comfortable ambiance...
The service was slow....the waiter and bartender were individually excellent and professional but sorely overworked....they clearly need to hire more help.
When you have to search for a cocktail or a waiter in a relatively small place it affects the entire experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined outside, and both the food and service were excellent. Veal stuffed ravioli was out of control good.

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vipOscar
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Veal Osso Bucco and the lamb was outstanding! The waiter was great! I highly recommend.

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petert
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable meal. Portions on the smaller side. A little pricey overall a nice experience.

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Bebop
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We love Cenzino! Great food and so accommodating! This was our second visit, and we sent my parents for dinner one night too. We will absolutely be back!

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paml
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service ! Will definitely be back !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Cenzino for my Mom’s birthday and a girls night out. The food was delicious. We had the bronzino, sea bass and sole along with the fontina and truffle ravioli. Service was attentive. They respected our time by not disturbing us too much although at times when we wanted them they were not there readily. But not often enough that it mattered. Great service. Also at dessert time I forgot to let them know about the birthday yet our waiter was attentive enough to notice himself and pro actively brought my moms dessert with a candle. THAT was awesome.
Good experience and food. And we’re bringing back our entire family soon!

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JohnG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Excellent service and ambiance...prices were reasonable and portions were healthy

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SophiaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently a nice dining experience. The service and food are excellent!

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vipalthea2001
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a delicious meal in the calm and comfortable outdoor area. Wonderful dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always! I wish they would enforce a dress code for indoor dining. Table next to us was in tee shirts and shorts…. Did not feel appropriate

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vipLindaT
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Foo was excellent except for some bones in my dover sole, which turned me off. Everything was delicious

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EdSiegel
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Been going for years and I was quite surprised by the service and elegance. Normally the wait staff is dressed formally. Not sure if changing to causal dress works here. Also, the service was lacking; no asks for refills on drinks, water or bread. We waited a long time to order dessert that we almo didn’t. We were disappointed this time. I hope it is not a recurring trend.

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Robin
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The scallops were delicious. Lovely, relaxing atmosphere, great service.
One of my favorite restaurants.

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MichaelQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect in every way...it was very nice to see Regina and Vinnie as well, and Bob our waiter was perfect too! Finally, thanks Bob for telling us that Jack Coneys' family was dining at Cenzino as well...was very nice having a word or two with them. Thank you again, and hope to see you again very soon! Michael & Laurie Quinn, Morristown NJ

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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 768 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 reservations at the moment.