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Brando's Citi Cucina

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162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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Wall Township, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brando's is conveniently on the corner of Main St and Cookman Avenue directly across from the NJ Transit rail and bus station. The menu is primarily Italian with an additional emphasis on prime steaks ranging up to a 72 ounce behemoth. The space is well-appointed and the staff is polished and professional. Our server made some welcome suggestions that further... More 

Thank capspage1
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brando's is a great place for happy hour. Tuesday - Friday 4:30 - 6:30) you can enjoy inexpensive drinks, wine and beer along with a nice selection of generous $5 appetizers. Some standouts include fried zucchini, meatball sliders, and Italian chicken wings. The bartenders are great and can make an impressive array of cocktails including really good Martinis and Negronis.... More 

1 Thank LP1960
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent and the presentation was superb. The staff was friendly and courteous. Most of all they know what they are doing.

Thank Maidenstone
Toms River, New Jersey
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323 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all I'd like to thank the incredible staff at Brandos who went above and beyond to fit us in on a busy summer Saturday night, without a reservation. We were seated at the bar, which normally wouldn't be my first choice, BUT....if we didn't we wouldn't have had the PHENOMENAL service from Chris the fabulous bartender!! He was... More 

1 Thank Sirena1234
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favorite place to eat ever! So glad when we get the opportunity to spend time in Asbury Park. Brando's is a must. Special occasion dinners our favorite. Linguini Sinatra is my favorite dish. Huge portions. Have to share or take home leftover. Love watching the Godfather at the bar. Never get tired of this place!!!!!

Thank DeeDee902
Staten Island, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service: Excellent (I forgot our waitress' name, I think Theresa, she was awesome) Facilities: Excellent. You really feel like you're in a restaurant from little Italy in the Bronx. Not too fancy, but not too casual either. A happy medium. Food: Freakin' AMAZING. (You have to try the meatball appetizers) This was our first time coming here and I can... More 

Thank robmeyer7
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation 2 hours prior and upon arrival we were told they did not have our reservation.fortunately, I remembered the name of the hostess who answered the phone and showed them the number I dialed and the time I called. They seated us outside even though we wanted to sit inside. Waiter never came out till we ventured inside... More 

Thank Michelle F
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We were out to celebrate a birthday and decided to head east and spend a night at the shore. Dinner was wide open. Pub, Chinese, burgers? Hey, this place looks good . . . So we went to Brando's. Attractive enough from the outside, but once inside you know this is serious food the Italian way. Oh, and one screen... More 

1 Thank TrailerSales
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97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Food was good but flavor was a little lacking. The waiter was awesome but a couple mistake were made by kitchen. It was odd? The place is not cheap but the ambiance is pretty nice. We had a wide variety of dishes and the amount of food is quite plentiful. So come hungry! Go for the beet salad my daughter... More 

Thank Eforce1962
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

If you crave for authentic Italian food, make your reservation right away! Brandos is medium in size, however, big in service and serving size. There were so many options to choose from and everything looked great on the menu that we could not decide. We ordered several (about 5) different appetizers to satisfy our need for this great food. Because... More 

1 Thank Ny E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?