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Zinna's Bistro by Luca (Formerly Rolly's Bistro), Cranbury, NJ

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Zinna's Bistro by Luca (Formerly Rolly's Bistro), Cranbury, NJ

cranrob | Feb 7, 2010 01:05 PM

Several weeks ago, we noticed the sign on Rolly's Bistro off Rt. 130 in Cranbury had been changed to "Zinna's Bistro". We gave it a try recently. A chat with the waitress revealed that some of the Rolly's owners found a new partner, and changed the menu and theme of the restaurant to an Italian Bistro.

I hate to say it, but our meal was one of the worst in recent memory. We started with a salad, which featured greens with a very odd in-the-fridge-to-long taste. We put our salads aside, hoping for better luck with the next course.

I ordered Chicken Risotto. I sent it back, and I NEVER send dishes back. The rice tasted like unseasoned boiled white rice. The texture was all wrong. There were pieces of flavorless, tough chicken mixed in. Even the grated cheese on the table couldn't save it. Really, it was a disaster.

My wife ordered a pasta dish with sausage, roasted tomatoes, and garlic. The pasta was cooked properly al dente, but really was a nothing dish. Raw garlic. Bland. We split it because I sent back the risotto.

We asked for the check and left quickly to cut our losses at that point.

Too bad, I had high hopes.

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