Cenzino

4.7
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590 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.

Complimentary special offers

Lounge and linger

Our lounge is quite the talk of the town..more inviting is our special from 5:00-6:00pm with a complimentary appetizer, Monday through Thursday

What 590 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEMK76
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have enjoyed hundreds of meals at Cenzino. But, this Saturday was different. Not only was the food exceptional as always, but they reduced the number of tables to ensure a safe environment for all diners. What a thoughtful, proactive, considerate approach in this tenuous time. Salute to the Cenzino team for their concern for their patrons.

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EvaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an early Saturday evening dinner, prior to the more restrictive social distancing and close of businesses. I was very impressed with the steps Cenzini had already taken. Tables were farther apart and they seated every other for the time we were there. Their food was fresh and delicious and there is no better service anywhere around. Top notch evening and so glad we chose Cenzino. Really a wonderful place

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vipJasonC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Back the second time in 3 weeks

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KathyD
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant and the staff was very professional and courteous. The food was delicious and served quickly.

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viprestaurantexplorer
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Over the top fantastic! We love. Cenzino!! Always great food service and ambiance

JP
vipJohnP
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are regular customers at Cenzino and brought friends for a special occasion and as usual Rob did a fantastic job taking care of us..our friends enjoyed it and will be back...

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MikeF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good choices for appetizers and main dishes.

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viprestaurantexplorer
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic is all I can say!!! This is our go to restaurant for a fun filled evening with great food, service and entertainment.

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RandiG
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food. Really enjoy going there.

MB
MagB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Celebrated a birthday. Regina was very helpful with a cake and beautiful table. Paige was a wonderful server. Very attentive!

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Cenzino is a special occasion type of restaurant - special food at very high prices. The wait staff was very attentive, and we had a great time. I’d recommend the surf and turf, but my Caesar salad at home is better! Next time I’m going to try lunch!

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vipbarbaraf
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious and the service is outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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RonR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cenzino has been our “go to” place for over 17 years. My girlfriend and I met at Cenzino. We return at least once a year on that anniversary. This past time was on Valentine’s Day.

Cenzino never disappoints. You feel welcome when you arrive. Service is excellent, very professional. Food is delicious. The Restaurant was renovated a couple years back and it is beautiful.

We highly recommend!

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ChristopherF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Paige and Vincenzo were wonderful hosts, the food was delightful, and the environment was perfect. Personal yet elegant Italian restaurant with attention to detail.

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vipjbdw
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service.

JP
vipJohnP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love cenzino because food is great and service always outstanding...our favorite waiter is Rob ..have had him for almost 3 years now, we have a daughter with special needs and she is treated like a queen,...his service can’t get any better....The Pogorelecs

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Teddiem
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a delightful experience. The dinner was exceptional and the wait staff very accommodating.

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viprestaurantexplorer
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best time we have had in a long time! Just what we were looking for good food and a fantastic atmosphere. We are still talking about what a perfect night it was! Thank you to Vinny our host and Johnnie for the entertainment! Can’t wait to come back. If I could give you 10 stars I would.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, food was Appetizer, GREAT, Main Dish GOOD, Desert GREAT

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner Pleasant atmosphere Good Martini

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elizkarlo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and good service , we always enjoy having dinner at cenzino

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Vflanagan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Returning to Cenzino is always something I look forward to. I ask for Robert to be our server, he is a responsive and friendly.
The dinner specials are really SPECIAL and authentic Italian dishes but not overpriced.

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just the way to spend New Years Eve, without all the extra hooplas! Food and our server Vincent) were both excellent, and he was very knowledgeable which made our night out even more enjoyable overall.

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LoraineW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it both times we were there in the past month. The food is consistently wonderful, all the staff is friendly and the atmosphere homey as well as elegant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We dine at Cenzinos often and always have had good overall meals and experiences, but have never tried it for a special event like New Years Eve. We went this past Tuesday to celebrate the new year, simply stated, in my opinion the $125 per person for a 5pm seating just wasn’t worth it. Sorry Cenzino ownership, if you choose to do this next year for $125 per we definitely won’t be there. Given the menu options and considering all else that was a max $85 per person meal.

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vipCindyV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fabulous, food, service, our table. I'm not exaggerating, fabulous! My only complaint is the price for a drink. Cosmopolitan was $14.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner with the family was wonderful! Highly recommend it!

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SpinShady
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been going to Cenzino’s for Christmas Eve for the past 5 years. Regina and staff are always so warm &inviting and the level of hospitality is exceptional. The food is always delicious! Thanks again for another great experience!

JP
vipJohnP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love Cenzino staff awesome food delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Staff was very pleasant and attentive but not overbearing.

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Bebop
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was wonderful! We had a pasta dish, a veal dish, a chicken dish, eggplant for appetizer and chocolate mousse cake for dessert! Everything was delicious! Thank you!

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vipTeddy
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great in all response.

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RonR
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend and I agreed to meet at Cenzino 17 years ago. The rest is history. We try to return every year. It never disappoints. From the stuffed olives in my martini, to the delicious deserts.

This is a class restaurant. You really should consider it as a special occasion venue for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Service started out promising- had 3 servers introduce themselves but when it came to service they were no where to be found. Requested a water refill when food was served and did not see any server until they brought the check. Ordered a shrimp dish with grilled vegetables and it came with mashed potatoes, 2 slices of grilled onion and 4 slices of grilled zucchini. Not worth $32. Was disappointed- was expecting more.

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RobS
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The service was kind of slow but the food was good.

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MikeZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. They do not rush you out of the place. 7:15 Reservation. Did not leave the restaurant until 8:45. Good wine, good food, cant beat it.

JP
vipJohnP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jenn and Rob are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall a fantastic experience

FAQs

Cenzino offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 337-6693.

Cenzino is rated 4.7 stars by 590 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.