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Brando's Citi Cucina

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162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
+1 732-774-2222
17:00 - 23:00
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

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!

Thank Kathleen R
Holmdel, New Jersey
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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

1 Thank bob p
South Brunswick, New Jersey
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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.

Thank 1122Cheryl
Wall Township, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

Thank allybeal
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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!

1 Thank rgardiner225
North Bethesda, Maryland
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This was my second visit to Brando's. It was superb in every way. Service was impeccable, and the food sublime. I know some have complained about the noise level. It has a vibrant and festive atmosphere as would any really great authentic Italian restaurant. The precision balancing of staff, menu, wine list and quality at this level is not easily... More 

Thank Thomas H
Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant, the bar room is a little loud, the other room is great, nice decor and not loud. The service and food is really great. Make a reservation on the weekends! The meatballs are awesome!

Thank Suzanne O
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Read reviews online about happy hour- could you ever eat dinner after that! At 5:00 bar was already full - sat by pizza oven and very nice! Ask for Theresa...patience of a saint! Food Delish ...drinks generous!

1 Thank Faemuzzy
Sea Girt, New Jersey
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is an overpriced restaurant with a nice atmosphere albeit way too loud. some of the meat dishes are excellent as they use prime cuts but again you are paying for it. Pastas are just so-so and sometimes mediocre. For instance, they make some of their own pasta. Making your own pasta is great if you are using great ingredients... More 

Thank tartufobianc69
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

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 

1 Thank OGClancy

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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
Italian, 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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?