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Brando's Citi Cucina

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162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
+1 732-774-2222
15:00 - 21:00
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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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best meals I've had in a long time. We were wandering around Asbury and decided to go in early and eat at the bar. Our best decision ever. Our servers/bartenders Chris and Katie were phenomenal. Warm, welcoming and efficient. The food was ridiculous. We had the zucchini appetizer that was delicious. Our main courses were the spicy... More 

Thank Lizann M
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a reservation for 9pm, but called ahead to see if we could move to the reservation to 7:30, which they did for us without hesitation! The service was excellent, food was great, and atmosphere was right. I had the filet mignon and the wife had the rigatoni bolognese (which is made from ground veal). The beggars purse was... More 

Thank Sahil B
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wear a sport jacket and get dressed up or a pair of jeans - love this place. Best happy hr in Asbury ! Try the Veal ; Bone In Veal Chop Parmigiana best around. Great Bar tenders !

Thank pjaquinto
New Jersey
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant had its regular menu with a few specials. Service was excellent. Wine list was varied and reasonable. The zucchini appetizer was unusual in that it was long thin slices of zucchini lightly breaded, fried and sprinkled with cheese. Had a tangy dipping sauce - great for sharing. The "beggar's purse" had a tasty filling. I had the crab cake... More 

Thank giantsfan11
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124 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brandos,was a very good choice for lunch. Of course they were running the godfather on the TV. Food was good. service impeccable.

Thank Bones57
Freehold, New Jersey
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166 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Brando's last night to celebrate our anniversary. We had received a gift card for Christmas and thought this would be a great time to use it. It was fabulous. Starting with a cocktail, they make a great martini. Next, we shared clams oreganata, probably the tastiest we've ever had. Then my wife had the branzini and I... More 

Thank Tom_and_Jo_Ann
North Bethesda, Maryland
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dined here again about a week ago. The professionalism of Brando's staff is most impressive and pairs perfectly with the thoughtful menu and quality of execution in food preparation and presentation. I ordered the Lamb Shank (incredible) and risotto, pairing it with a bottle of Silver Oak. Perfection!

Thank Thomas H
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Everything at Brando's is delicious and the portions are very large. The restaurant is always packed and extremely loud but worth the trip. The rigatoni bolognese is exceptional as is the duck and all the monster size steaks. A definitive must visit. Valet parking makes a trip to Asbury restaurant easier because parking is difficult at most times during warm... More 

Thank kullerm1
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great dinner on the busy Saturday night in our favorite city, Asbury Park. The service, food, and drinks are truly fabulous. The atmosphere is wonderful. The management maintains a great vibe at a great restaurant.

Thank John L
Boynton Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

My wife and I dined here on Fri night to celebrate our Anniversary. Arrived a little early for our 7 o clock reservation, and was first led to a small noisy table near the bar. After a short negotiation we were led to a large side room with much better seating accommodations. Started off with nice bread basket, and shared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
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?