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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
All 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
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Fort Myers, Florida
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brando's, always a popular place for an excellent dinner and Sunday Grandmas Traditional Gravy, now has a truly great Happy Hour Tuesday - Friday and all day Sunday from 4 - 6:30 at the bar. $5 appetizers, $5 premium house cocktails and house wines and much more. The appetizers are scrumptious and nice portions. The $5 Neapolitan pizza is the... More 

Thank OGClancy
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is amazing here. Dinner, Happy Hour......fabulous. Never disappoints! Great atmosphere. Great bar too!

Thank Debbie A
Ocean, New Jersey
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice dinner. In an area where there are more Italian restaurants than you can shake a stick at, this one stands out. We started off with the beggar purses. Wonderful! Nice ricotta stuffing with a little prosciutto in it. The accompanying sauce was a nice compliment. The sea bas was a nice size piece of fish sitting on... More 

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 3rd time dining at Brando's...each time was nothing short of culinary delight. The food, hospitality, staff and service was, again, Excellento! Started off with the burata platter, eggplant tower and pasta fagioli soup...yummy. Mains were: perfectly blended orecchiette with broccoli rabe & sausage; savory prepared branzino sea bass and a tender, mouth-watering, tasty aged beef filet. We... More 

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our experience tonight was terrific! I had made a reservation for a party of 6, with a note that we had to be out in 90 minutes to see a longtime friend perform at the Stone Pony. I received a call from the restaurant to confirm the day before, expressing concern that 90 minutes wouldn't be enough time for us... More 

Thank Lba315
Galloway, New Jersey, United States
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

My first impression of this place was one of casual sophistication. Even though there was a long bar with patrons - this was not a neighborhood bar with food. We opted to sit in the main interior dining room instead taking a table outside. We ordered a glass of red wine each and in spite of our liking the Valpolicella... More 

Thank Josh L
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

My brother-in-law, my husband and I went to this restaurant while visit the New Shore. We decided on this restaurant. However, we sat outside because we felt undressed. Restaurant is very expensive. My brother-in-law told the waitress that he was a local after she told us the specials. He was shocked at the $50 price! We ordered an appetizer and... More 

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Steven B, Owner at Brando's Citi Cucina, responded to this review

As the owner I'm always interested in hearing guests feedback. When I hear we are expensive my reponse is you get what you pay for. We use the best ingredients and the top meat and fish. All Our pasta is fresh and we cook every dish to order. That being said we have dishes on the menu for 25 dollars... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Having arrived early, we started at the bar with a cocktail and meatball sliders. It could have been a pedestrian experience but was far from it. The bartender mixed generous drinks and was very personable. The meatballs were lovingly prepared and extremely tasty; you knew there was a good Italian cook behind the recipe. Not your typical bar fare. For... More 

Thank Gale F
central nj
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The scene: my sister's birthday shindig. Mostly married couples-a few singles mixed with superb food. A great place to take a date or indulge with family and friends. --being Italiano not a pre-requisite--having a palette for fine food a must ;) still dreaming of this place 4 months later...

Thank rissibythesea
Wall Township, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

From the minute we walked in and they lowered the lights we knew we had chosen the right restaurant to celebrate a family birthday ! The service , thanks to Theresa, was "amazing". Our entrees, chilean sea bass and veal parmigiana were cooked to perfection. Don't miss out on the dessert, especially the pistachio ice cream cake. We will definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?