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Brando's Citi Cucina

162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
732-774-2222
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Ranked #2 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
Red Bank, New Jersey
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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williamsburg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A big, gaudy place with delicious, fabulous, REAL Italian food (and I am of !00% Italian descent!). Great bartenders, friendly clientele. Fully reserved on a Sat night, we were happy to sit at the bar. A bit pricey, but well worth it!

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This Italian restaurant has anything you can think of. Amazing pasta, fish, steaks, dessert. Being gluten free, I dream of their polenta with mushrooms. Sounds very simple, but its delectable. The dessert is always a hit as well. Service a little slow, but worth the wait.

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New Jersey
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218 reviews 218 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A little dark and formal after a day at the beach, but no matter. Food is fairly old-style Italian, but execution is very good and with a bit of up-to-date flair. We especially liked the lump crab + shrimp cocktail appetizer -- not blindingly original, just really good. Would definitely go again.

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Middletown
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We celebrated my Mother in Laws Birthday at Brando"s. This was our third time there. Just a note there is no valet parking during the week. No big deal really since there were plenty of pay parking meters within 200 feet of the front door. Our party of 5 was promptly seated. We had made our reservation on Open Table.... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our party of 9 had a wonderful dinner Saturday night. Our guests from Brooklyn and Pennsylvania were delightfully surprised by the tastey appetizers (grilled octopus and shrimp and scallops specials) and the delicious entrees.. Favorites included the stuffed veal chop, scallops, spicy shrimp, halibut and meat balls with pasta.The service was good and not rushed. The Italian cheesecake and zeppoles... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I probably don't need to add my two cents since there are already so many overwhelmingly good reviews. I chose the restaurant based on those reviews. I wish there was a "good" rating. (something above average but below very good) I thought the food was in between good and very good. The menu seemed varied and interesting. I had planned... More

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Northeast US
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

First time staying in Asbury Park and Brando's did not disappoint. Thought the food and service were very good. Portions are huge - I would split a main course next time. Would definitely go back for another meal.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

On Father's Day we tried this restaurant. The overall experience was fair. I thought the food was okay. Service was decent. There was just nothing special. I think it is pricey for the quality. The portions are large but I would rather have quality than quantity.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner at Brando's. We did not know anything about the restaurant, merely caught a glimpse of it on the way to the train station in Asbury Park. The outdoor tables looked inviting so we went back to investigate. It was Fathers Day, and the place was packed, but they had room for us without a reservation.... More

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