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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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5:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 187
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
No explanation needed!!!

Does this restaurant even need a review? Everyone knows it's the best in town! HANDS DOWN THE BEST IN ASBURY! Meatball Appétit a must, and the pasta with all 3 sauces (pesto, alfredo, and tomatoe) is my absolute fav!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Does this restaurant even need a review? Everyone knows it's the best in town! HANDS DOWN THE BEST IN ASBURY! Meatball Appétit a must, and the pasta with all 3 sauces (pesto, alfredo, and tomatoe) is my absolute fav!!

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manalapan, nj
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Absolutely amazing dinner last night. Food was service was wonderful. We had the meatballs and special app which was macaroni stuffed with filet mignon. For dinner all of our dishes were to die for. I had the scallops and it was delicious! You absolutely have to try their pistachio ice cream cake dessert. It was out of this world!I can't... More 

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Neptune,NJ
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Consistently serving great food. Never disappointed. Wild berry zabaglione and zeppoles are amazing!Service professional and attentive. The best restaurant in AP.

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to check out Brando's for something different on our date night. I convinced my hubby to try it and we are really glad we did. The appetizer (filet stuffed pasta) was delicious and a great way to start our meal. We were already glad we picked this spot just a few bites in (oh and the bread basket... More 

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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 

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Wall New Jersey
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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.

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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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 

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Neptune, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
70 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 

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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, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?