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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 181
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Creative menu, upscale looking dining room, pleasant staff.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Philip M
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Neptune, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Neptune, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
77 reviews 77 reviews
66 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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Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I went here for his birthday dinner last year, and we had high hopes for the food. He enjoyed it, but I was terribly disappointed. The restaurant had maybe 3-4 taken tables, so we thought the service would be good. Wrong! We waited at least 10 minutes for just water, and our order took quite a while... More 

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Wayside, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This past Saturday was my 3rd visit to Brando’s in the last few months and once again, we were very impressed with the whole experience. From the on-time seating from our reservation, excellent food and extremely plentiful portions, to the pleasant atmosphere and welcoming employees, we had a great night out again and would highly recommend Brando’s to all. On... More 

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Rumson, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I was very impressed from the minute I walked in and was greeted by a very friendly staff. My husband and I went to the bar for a drink before dinner and the bartender, Chris, was also very friendly. We have many friends who have raved about the food here, and we could not wait to experience it ourselves. My... More 

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Holmdel, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Brando's is the place to go for authentic Italian food! The atmosphere in Brando's is amazing, never too loud or crowded. Definitely one of my favorite places, I would recommend it to anyone!

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I got a tip from a close friend to try this restaurant. I was looking for a nice place to propose to my long life friend and girlfriend. I tried it and all I can say is when I walked in I was shocked at the romantic decor. The food was excellent. The best veal I had in a long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Definitely a favorite of mine! Authentic Italian cuisine that will have you feeling that you're in Italy! Amazing atmosphere, making you feel so comfortable and warm! You'll always have a fabulous meal here! A MUST TRY!

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Love this restsurant and enjoy sitting at the bar for dinner. Great atmosphere and good is outstanding. Never had a bad meal.

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Edison, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

No greeting upon arrival, but a staff person just STARED at me just inside the the front door and said nothing. She was not busy w/anything. Waiter was eh? When checking on satisfaction of patrons, you shouldn't just ask one person out of 7 and walk away. Filet mignon was perfect, meatballs great. Caesar salad was nothing special - don't... 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, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?