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Brando's Citi Cucina

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162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
+1 732-774-2222
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with two friends for dinner. Wine selection was broad but not insane with great choices. Two of us had the stuffed veal chop -dish was amazing, loved the style and presentation. Mozzarella starter was exceedingly fresh. Staff were friendly and efficient. Can't wait to return.

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Thank JayMcMullan
Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WARNING: If you don't like great food, a riveting atmosphere,and friendly, conscientious staff don't come here. Maybe it's a Netflix, Yummy Yummy and chill kind of night?! This is one of my all time favorite restaurants in AP that I always recommend to anyone that will listen. The service and food is THE most consistent you will find in any... More 

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princeton, new jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Could it have been that I made all of the wrong choices, from the appetizer through to the desert??? Others at the table enjoyed one or two items and I did not send anything back either, but it could have been so much better. The vibe and atmosphere in the restaurant is terrific as was the service. I just take... More 

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

First let me say I am Sorry for Your experience. We strive to make every dish to perfection. There are always different chefs in any kitchen cooking different parts of the menu. As you can see from our reviews and just the overall popularity of the restaurant that we are the "go to" Italian not only at the shore but... More 

New York City, New York
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225 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to stop by here. When we walked in, it was busy and the wait was expected. The hostess was pleasant and we were gonna wait until we observed the communication of a chaotic what seemed to be a floor manager lady. She was unpleasant and overwhelmed in not a calm center of the storm ind of way.... More 

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

I am always concerned when a guest has a less than perfect experience dining with us because we are in the hospitality business and our guest satisfaction is paramount. However, in this case your 2 star review is not only unjust it is completely without basis. A review is meant for a guest who actually eats at the restaurant not... More 

Brick, New Jersey
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of a favorite places for "date night". Meatball appetizer is fabulous as well as the creamy burrata. Can't beat the veal parmesan (huge chop) and the New York cheesecake is a must have. Extensive wine list, full bar and great service makes for a wonderful night out!

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Thank PhilandSherry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to celebrate my best friend's birthday and we couldn't think of anywhere else but Brando's - truly love this place. It was a party of 8 and the service was top notch. I ordered the Veal Chop- it's a must have, it's so yummy! Next time I'm in town I'm definitely stopping by!

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Thank Kathleen R
Holmdel, New Jersey
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

great service, great atmosphere,great menu,great quality! went with my wife for a small business meeting for our first visit.. very impressed .. service was amazing, the quality of food was great I had filet [one of the best I ever had] my wife had veal chop that was amazing.the portions were more than generous , we will be back

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Thank bob p
South Brunswick, New Jersey
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

After a huge Thanksgiving dinner, our group of 12 decided we needed another big meal (haha). So we visited Brandos Citi Cucina. Delicious, delicious, delicious!! Server was the best (sorry I don't remember her name). Atmosphere is comfy. Just love this restaurant.

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Thank 1122Cheryl
Wall Township, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The food and the service were again amazing ! We will definitely be returning in the near future. Theresa made us feel so welcome, not rushed and very well taken care of.

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Thank allybeal
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Came in on a Thursday night recently for dinner with my sisters. All the food was delicious and our waitress theresa was outstanding. She was super attentive, made great recommendations, (tried the fish special and was great,scallops were amazing, meatballs incredible), and made the whole experience even better. Will definitely come back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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: +1 732-774-2222

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