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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 200
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 10
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  • 8
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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
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The best happy hour place for locals on Sundays in the off season. Great place to have a special occasion meal or a casual meal. In the off season - this is one of our go to places as the crowd dies down from the summer season. Pizza ; pasta and the specials are always great. Great old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
pjaquinto
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The best happy hour place for locals on Sundays in the off season. Great place to have a special occasion meal or a casual meal. In the off season - this is one of our go to places as the crowd dies down from the summer season. Pizza ; pasta and the specials are always great. Great old school bar... More 

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Surprise, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Friends told us to go here, and we're very glad we followed their advice. I wish we had dressed a little nicer -- we thought it was just a casual sidewalk cafe -- it's lovely inside. We four had different dishes, and all were excellent. My gnocchi came in a three-sectioned dish; it had three different sauces, and I could... More 

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Minas Gerais
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A little dark atmosphere. Food is Italian and they have a premium dry steaks menu. The first real good cheesecake that I had in the area for weeks.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went there for my husband's birthday and he and I both loved it! We had read that the portions were large, but I was not prepared for the actual size of the portions...and how good the food tasted! We ordered the meatball duo to share and between the bread and the meatballs (which also included a small salad), I... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our waiter was straight out of central casting. He was so nice! He even grabbed a napkin and helped me crack the hugest lobster I have ever eaten. I loved the way it was prepared with olive oil and garlic instead of butter! The brownie was to die for. The breaded zucchini appetizer was also terrific.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My favorite dish is the Chicken Savoy with rice ball. I have a hard time ordering anything else:) I have also tried the rigatoni bolognese and pizza. All are delicious fresh and addicting. Great service also.

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Red Hook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of the best Italian fare we've ever eaten. Authentic food, fresh ingredients, great service! We always make a point of eating at Brando's when in the area. The only negative thing we experienced there was the noise level in the bar dining area. The separate dining room is quieter.

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had wonderful dinner with family. We started with the bread basket has an assortment of breads for all. The long hots and grilled octopus appetizer were both superb. For entrees we got the meatballl which was the best we have ever had, fra diavolo and linguini with seafood were also delicious. The pistachio ice cream cake and another dessert which... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Modern Italian and a steak house. Huge portions and top Italian dishes. Nothing unusual, but a big menu and everything was so good. We shared the many appetizers then devoured the main courses. Big place, outdoor setting is available. Middle range prices generally; steaks more, as always.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have been to Brando's several times and we have never been disappointed. This time our party of four had fried zucchini and caprese salad for appetizers. Filet mignon, hanger steak, chicken francais and brick oven pizza for entrees. Pistachio ice cream with a graham cracker crust and Italian style cheesecake for dessert. Topped off with cappuccinos and espresso! Great... 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: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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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