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Brando's Citi Cucina

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162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
732-774-2222
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 10
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  • 8
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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
NYC prices and quality in AP

I was in Asbury Park last weekend celebrating a friend's birthday & I chose this restaurant based on TA reviews. The food was delicious, but a little "pricey" for AP. We ordered a crab appetizer (this was small) that was a special for the evening, since this item was not on the menu we didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
ceetee_nj
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Roselle, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Roselle, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I was in Asbury Park last weekend celebrating a friend's birthday & I chose this restaurant based on TA reviews. The food was delicious, but a little "pricey" for AP. We ordered a crab appetizer (this was small) that was a special for the evening, since this item was not on the menu we didn't know the price was $25... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Was at Brandos 4 other times and had decent food with horrendous service. Pleasantly surprised on a Sunday night visit for a birthday celebration. Guiseppe the waiter was good along with the MONSTER size Veal Chop Parmigana ($42). It was OUTSTANDING....Rigatoni Bolognese also a good choice. Overall...would go back and have the veal again. I would also like to return... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Meet up with friends at least once a week for happy hour, the best. Great food with discounted quality drinks. Upscale atmosphere with a patrons to match. Valet parking outside the back door is awesome as we all know Asbury parking is the worst...

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Leesport, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our group of (4) couples chose to go to Brando’s at the somewhat odd time of 4:00 on a Sunday for dinner because of a complicated vacation schedule, so we were the first people there. It was like an Italian version of Disney’s “Prime Time Café” from the moment we sat down. We were harassed about ordering alcoholic drinks (which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Brandos is not your ordinary Italian restaurant. It offers some expected classics but also serves dishes that are a cut above the ordinary. They start off your meal with a nice variety of delicious breads (the focaccia was divine) served with a sampling of garlic oil, olive tapanade, and fresh ricotta. I ordered a special appetizer of jumbo lump crabmeat... More 

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Roanoke, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Excellent restaurant. Very well appointed . Great service. Be prepared if you order your pasta with meatballs- 2 Softball sized meatballs come with the order! Wife had the Veal Marsala and indicated it was excellent. A very extensive wine list and the drinks are well made and contain the right amount of alcohol.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Wonderful happy hour menu, and cocktails. Food is delish at the bar, as well as seated full menu dining. DO NOT MISS THE MEATBALLS. The chef makes the best meatballs this Italian woman has ever tasted. Bar menu offers a variety of inexpensive yet yummy choices. We have also attended several informative and most savory multi-course wine tasting dinners. Brandos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A traditional Italian restaurant with a contemporary edge and a very comfortable, upscale restaurant. Sunday sauce is just like Grandma made, and mob movies run above the bar tongue in cheek ... or is it? Service is efficient and friendly. Selection abounds, and portions are generous. The gnocchi three ways makes me smile every time. The pork chop is huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

2nd year in a row we've tried Brandos. Last year on vacation we were told just get the appetizers. We got dinners & appetizers. This time appetizers & pizza. OMG!! AMAZING!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have been to Brando's a few more times since the last review. The food is very good. We had calamari, shrimp and scallop scampi, hanger steak and a peach dessert. Be sure to make a reservation especially on the weekends.

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Additional Information about Brando's Citi Cucina

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

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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, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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

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