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Brando's Citi Cucina

162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
732-774-2222
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Ranked #3 of 91 Restaurants in Asbury Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
new jersey
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It was a wonderful evening with Italian music in the background. The bar area was crowded for a Thursday night. Our waiter "Bobby" was amazing. The Sinatra linguini had a fabulous sauce. The rigatoni was a huge portion and delicious flavor. You need to leave room for dessert !! We had the pistachio ice cream cake with a graham crust... More

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Anytime I am asked to recommend a restaurant I send people to Brando's. It's got a touch of NY atmosphere, great service and an awesome menu. The polenta and spedini are the most delicious appetizers. They have a great wine list too. The bar is great so get there before your reservation or stay for a drink after dinner.

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New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I visited Asbury Park late Friday afternoon to see a movie, "A Trip to Italy," about a road trip to various regions of Italy. The movie, among other things, showcased mouthwatering Italian cuisine in each region visited. Upon leaving the theater, we were ravenous for some real Italian cuisine. The theater manager recommended Brando's, just around the... More

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West Long Branch, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Three couples ate a Brando's last night. We were a bit disappointed in the food. Some of it was great....Brando's Wedge and the Meatball Insalta. Some not good at all.... the Chicken Savoy. It was so heavily covered in the balsamic sauce, it was not appetizing to look at nor was it good. The filet mignon was good and the... More

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Steven B, Owner at Brando's Citi Cucina, responded to this review

First off let me thank you for dining at Brando's. We know you can spend your disposable income at many restaurants so we thank you for choosing us. As far as the Chicken Savoy it is a balsamic based sauce. It has red balsamic and white balsamic reduced down too a syrup consistency. It is one of our most popular... More

Denville, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The restaurant is lovely, the menus was extensive and everything we ordered was wonderful. Lovely ambiance.

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New Windsor, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Excellent restaurant in Asbury Park. The food is delicious (the polenta and mushroom appetizer is a just have!), bartenders are friendly and I can't wait to go back again. My only regret is I'll probably have to wait until my next beach trip next summer

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New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The decor is really nice - it's cozy but roomy with a beautiful bar and seating area. The music was perfect for me- classic rock. The Linguine Sinatra was delicious - homemade linguine, clams, shrimp, and scallops in a tomato sauce. Definitely would get that dish again and again. Also got the appetizer polenta with mushrooms and would not get... More

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Draper, Utah
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114 reviews 114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Brando is a very large restaurant and very well appointed and arranged. A large bar with what you can tell is a loyal local crowd, a dining area well spaced in the bar area and a separate dining room. The drinks are great, the wine list extensive as is the menu. There are so many appetizers to choose from and... More

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Finger Lakes, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were a family gathering from around the USA for a weekend together at the shore. Our reservations were for 7 PM and we were seated promptly. The wait staff was attentive and courteous. The wine list was extensive. The food was good, but not as good as I had hoped for after reading the reviews. I had the linguine... More

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is amazing!!!!!! First of all, let me start by saying that the atmosphere is beautiful as well as romantic. It is in an old building that exudes charm. There are two rooms - a regular dining room, and another room that accommodates a long, spacious bar and has an adjacent dining area. It serves up the most delectable... More

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