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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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“meatballs” (57 reviews)
“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 10 April 2018

I always do research ahead of time to find a good Italian restaurant wherever we travel, because my boyfriend's Italian. Glad we found Brando's, because it did NOT disappoint! We started with the Beggars Purses for an appetizer. The presentation of them was lovely, and...More

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Large round table in a corner was Exceptional service for 11 family members (birthday). Appetizers (meatballs, steak bits) were Very Tasty. Great wine selection. Main course meals were all perfect (Pork chops, chicken, steak, pasta). Service was spot on. Free valet parking on weekends !

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Was about to write my first review on this site because of the great experience we had at Brando’s bar last night & saw the previous irresponsible review. The bar was very busy, but the bartenders couldn’t have been more personable or attentive. I actually...More

1  Thank tmascartnick
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We walked in there Friday hoping to sit down with a nice glass of wine. Instead we were ignored by two bartenders who pretended not to notice us. When we tried to waive them down, over a very loud crowd, one of the roided up...More

6  Thank Mentoring P
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Certainly one of the finest restaurants we’ve had the pleasure of dining at. In my opinion, Brando’s holds its own amongst the best: and I am comparing this to Manhattan, London, Paris and Rome. And our waiter, Abraham, was in a class of his own...More

Thank MervynN30
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Superb service and tasty dinners. Make sure you try the eggplant tower appetizer. We were there on a Friday during Lent and had a great meal.

Thank jeffpocaro
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic! Food amazing !!! Theresa fun and great waitress ! Polenta served with mushrooms delicious ! Scallops delish ! Good wine Recommended Sauvignon blabs

1  Thank keithurban55
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Ate here awhile ago so review might be a bit outdated but some friends were here recently and loved it so we know it's still great. Valet parking, great atmosphere, service excellent and fantastic Italian dishes as well as a nice selection of Dry Aged...More

Thank 230jimt
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

delicious Italian food, fresh seafood, and pasta. great specials and wine. intimate setting but ok for friends, family get togethers great staff

Thank martine g
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Another great visit to one of my favorite restaurants! We were a party of 5. We shared appetizers of octopus, scallops & shrimp, lump crab meat & avocado. Everything excellent. One also enjoyed a huge salad wedge with blue cheese & bacon. We all had...More

Thank Sirena1234
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Shannon M
18 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.
10 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
24 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 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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