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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 - 11:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 208
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Christmas Eve dinner was great!

My daughters and I went to Brandos for Christmas Eve dinner. Except for a really offensive and stupid requirement to provide a credit card number to hold the reservation and be charged $50.00 if cancelled the dining was great. For all the fuss they made about the credit card requirement we still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Philip M
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Neptune, New Jersey
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I was there a few months ago and I have to say the food wasn't as good a the previous times I've been there... The linguini and clam sauce was terrible.. The pasta was overcooked and starchy... And the other meals were just OK..

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Neptune, New Jersey
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

My daughters and I went to Brandos for Christmas Eve dinner. Except for a really offensive and stupid requirement to provide a credit card number to hold the reservation and be charged $50.00 if cancelled the dining was great. For all the fuss they made about the credit card requirement we still had to wait 15 minutes for our table... More 

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Thank Philip M
Susan_Brandos, General Manager at Brando's Citi Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Philip, I am so glad you chose Brando's for your family's Christmas Eve dinner and that you did enjoy the food and service. I would like to clarify the reason we ask for a credit card to hold reservations on holidays. We certainly mean no offense to our guests. Unfortunately, it has been our experience that too many holiday... More 

Asbury Park, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I have been to every restaurant in Asbury Park and this one doesn't cut the mustard. The food is average at best with 5 star prices. The service is not friendly at all and I was astonished to discover how unwelcome even the owner made his guests feel. With so many other great restaurants in town, this is a waste... More 

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

First off I would like to say everyone is entitled to their opinion and that's what makes this country still the best in the world. we have the first amendment which guarantees us "Freedom of Speech". That being said I welcome all reviews both good and bad. The reality is we are one of the top restaurants in Asbury and... More 

Belmar, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Brandon's is on MainStreet and has prices as if it has an ocean view, The friendly and nice atmosphere does not make up for over cooked shrimp and high prices. There are so many places in Asbury that are better.

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Thank susiesci
Belmar, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We haven't been to Brando's in a long while and decided to give it another try. So very glad we did! Brian our waiter was very friendly. He took the time to explain menu items thoroughly and was very professional. He made us feel very comfortable at the same time and the service was excellent. We ordered pizza, meatballs (one... More 

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2 Thank Frank G
Ocean, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We had dinner with friends and all had a very nice meal. We had reservations and were seated promptly. The portions are generous but do not suffer in quality. They have a reasonably good wine list. Our server was very business like and a bit standoffish.

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We have been here about a dozen times in the past two years; it never disappoints. The food is reliably very good and we have ordered almost everything on the menu at some point. Service is consistently professional and knowledgeable. Even when the place is packed, it is easy to hear your companions at the table. Parking on the street... More 

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Thank Ella923
Wanamassa, New Jersey, United States
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The food is very good and they have a great little bar. I found it pricey and a little loud. You can eat in or outside and the service is very good!

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1 Thank Carl F
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to eat for special occasions or a date night. It's a bit pricey but the food is delicious and they staff is super accommodating.

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1 Thank callmeAfashionista
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

What a great place1 From valet parking, to the warm friendly staff to the excellent food and variety. YThis restaurant is truly a gem and a 'hidden' treasure. We can't say enough good things about our experience, And, the deserts are outrageous! Altogether, not to be missed.

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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: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?