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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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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
The Don Would Be Pleased ...

A traditional Italian restaurant with a contemporary edge and a very comfortable, upscale restaurant. Sunday sauce is just like Grandma made, and mob movies run above the bar tongue in cheek ... or is it? Service is efficient and friendly. Selection abounds, and portions are generous. The gnocchi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
WMP0913
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

A traditional Italian restaurant with a contemporary edge and a very comfortable, upscale restaurant. Sunday sauce is just like Grandma made, and mob movies run above the bar tongue in cheek ... or is it? Service is efficient and friendly. Selection abounds, and portions are generous. The gnocchi three ways makes me smile every time. The pork chop is huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

2nd year in a row we've tried Brandos. Last year on vacation we were told just get the appetizers. We got dinners & appetizers. This time appetizers & pizza. OMG!! AMAZING!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have been to Brando's a few more times since the last review. The food is very good. We had calamari, shrimp and scallop scampi, hanger steak and a peach dessert. Be sure to make a reservation especially on the weekends.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Additional Information about Brando's Citi Cucina

Address: 162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
Phone Number: 732-774-2222
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
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
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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