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Brando's Citi Cucina

162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
+1 732-774-2222
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (56 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came in tonight to celebrate our Anniversary. We sat outside due to great weather, so glad we did! We were greeted by our server Abraham who was professional, kind and knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered appetizers, to which he replied...More

Thank Kara B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very, very nice meal. Good wait service. Had Burrata mozzarella appetizer Wife had scallops, which she LOVED. I had the curried Hallibut entree and it was excellent too. Ice Cream dessert was premium and creamy. Wines were perfect too. Definitely will be...More

Thank biz_Travelor7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us went to a business dinner here. It was the first time any of of has been here, but not our last! We were walked into the restaurant past a refrigerator where they display their steaks. I never saw a better looking steak...More

Thank beagles1013
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Asbury Park has become a destination city, Brando’s deserves to become a destination restaurant. From the time we walked through the door everything was impeccable. From the hostess to the bar maid to the waiter, excellent service. The food some of the best I have...More

Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The food and service is out of this world. From the drinks to the appetizers. I had a veal chop stuffed that was so fresh and tasty. The salads were good and the drinks

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Came in for a family dinner this past weekend. Our server was Theresa. She was extremely detailed, attentive and made some great recommendations. Her aura was a sense of happiness, very passionate about the food and wine there. Knew what to recommend based upon a...More

Thank aliciamarie81
Reviewed 27 April 2018

The service was amazing, the food was incredible and the atmosphere was great. My only complaint is that when we received the check , there was a $1 charge for “rocks”. How dare they. They charged $13 for a Belvedere and added $1 because he...More

Thank MarlboroMom
Susan_Brandos, General Manager at Brando's Citi Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your evening, but troubled to learn that you felt unfairly treated. Our philosophy is to treat each guest like family- fairly and with generosity. Please allow me to clarify that we are not charging our guests for ice. Our...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018

I took 9 customers for a first time meal and night at Brandos Citi Cu and it was fantastic in every way. It wasn't an easy group for the one waiter we had but he handled like a seasoned pro! The food was over the...More

Thank pasully
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Amazingly delicious Italian cuisine w/ flare. I ordered the peasant shrimp - perfectly grilled shrimp w/ cannelloni beans and a risotto ball, an absolutely succulent and well constructed dish! This place is a gem w/ excellent appetizers and a great selection of wines by the...More

Thank JerseyShoreGirl732
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We started with the grilled octopus that was incredible. Then we had the filet mignon which was the perfect temperature. We the. Finished the night with the pistachio ice cream cake. Perfect dinner followed by drinks at the local bars in Asbury!

Thank peterenna11
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Shannon M
19 June 2018|
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Response from biz_Travelor7 | Reviewed this property |
They definitely have pastas. But smartest if you call them directly. Don’t know if your friend won’t have fish as well.
11 September 2017|
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Response from Steven B | Property representative |
This is steven the Chef/Owner and the dish had flour on the chicken to make it crispy.Butter, balsamic, chicken stock. We cook everything to order so the dish can be customized to your needs. Just tell the server and let... More
25 May 2017|
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Response from giantsfan11 | Reviewed this property |
Can enjoy pasta dishes for $20 and other entrees in the hi $20's and low $30's. But be advised, they offer "Peter Luger" aged steaks and the specials, for example a Kansas City steak on the bone, was $70.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 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: +1 732-774-2222
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