We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brando's Citi Cucina

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
732-774-2222
Website
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 253 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 184
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Experience

Brando's is a great 'event' restaurant - you can rely on it to be a great experience whenever you decide to go. I've done at least one birthday meal and a couple graduation celebrations here, not to mention the great happy hour specials at the bar. When we're looking for a nice place out here in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
catymogo
,
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo Write a Review

253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Brando's is a great 'event' restaurant - you can rely on it to be a great experience whenever you decide to go. I've done at least one birthday meal and a couple graduation celebrations here, not to mention the great happy hour specials at the bar. When we're looking for a nice place out here in Asbury and want something... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wall New Jersey
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Enjoyable experience. Delicious food,good size portions,and great service by Theresa. Must tries the Scallops with Zucchini Risotta and the Pistachio Ice Cream Cake. Others in the party had the garlic shrimp with risotta,a chicken dish,and a veal dish. All of which they enjoyed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After erasing the Trip Advisor reviews, I thought that Brando's was a "must try" or I would be missing something. Well, after paying a pretty large Check, I can report that I wasn't missing ANYTHING. I can't understand the great reviews provided by others. The place was quite empty both when we arrived and when we departed. They made me... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Steven B, Owner at Brando's Citi Cucina, responded to this review

As an owner I am always concerned when a guest has a less than perfect experience. I believe that there is always room for improvement, and if someone dines with us and expresses their dissatisfaction with a particular aspect of the restaurant then I or a member of my management team will rectify it immediately. However when a guest writes... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After getting engaged at this restaurant, I decided to bring my roommates, etc. from Seton Hall here for our guys night out. The service was excellent and I got a tip to try the meatballs and it truly was delicious. It was better than Grandma (and she was from Palermo). RIP grandma, hope you r not reading this. All kidding... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Neptune, New Jersey
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Been here twice, the food was equally good both times. Once we dined el fresco on the patio (sidewalk) and the waiter was great, the food was great, but they really don't do Irish Coffee well here. The second time was a Sunday dinner, the pasta special they serve on Sundays. It was very good but a little stingy with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Came in on a rainy Tuesday in the middle of winter and there were four or five other large tables in the bar area. We were offered to sit in the dining room, but declined so I don't know how many people were in there. They have a smaller wine list and then a separate $20 wine list as well.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I went here for his birthday dinner last year, and we had high hopes for the food. He enjoyed it, but I was terribly disappointed. The restaurant had maybe 3-4 taken tables, so we thought the service would be good. Wrong! We waited at least 10 minutes for just water, and our order took quite a while... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wayside, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This past Saturday was my 3rd visit to Brando’s in the last few months and once again, we were very impressed with the whole experience. From the on-time seating from our reservation, excellent food and extremely plentiful portions, to the pleasant atmosphere and welcoming employees, we had a great night out again and would highly recommend Brando’s to all. On... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rumson, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I was very impressed from the minute I walked in and was greeted by a very friendly staff. My husband and I went to the bar for a drink before dinner and the bartender, Chris, was also very friendly. We have many friends who have raved about the food here, and we could not wait to experience it ourselves. My... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Holmdel, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Brando's is the place to go for authentic Italian food! The atmosphere in Brando's is amazing, never too loud or crowded. Definitely one of my favorite places, I would recommend it to anyone!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Brando's Citi Cucina also viewed

Asbury Park, Jersey Shore
Asbury Park, Jersey Shore
 
Asbury Park, Jersey Shore
Asbury Park, Jersey Shore
 

Been to Brando's Citi Cucina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: 732-774-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Brando's Citi Cucina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?