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Brando's Citi Cucina

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162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
+1 732-774-2222
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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North Bethesda, Maryland
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Richard S
Howell, New Jersey
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brando's is a great restaurant and bar in Asbury Park, which has sooo many to choose from. You won't be disappointed if you come here for either their awesome happy hour or dinner. Beautiful bar/dining area with old brick walls, copper top bar, classy dark wood, tin ceiling, three tv's with the Godfather trilogy always playing on the center tv.... More 

Thank Gerzeygurl
Colts Neck, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The four of us heard how great Brandos Happy Hour is and decided to try it. Have to say this was amazing! Katie the bartender was absolutely wonderful! She was engaging happy and worked the entire crowd with great attention to all! We will be back for Happy Hour and dinner congrats on a quality experience!

Thank bparker0204
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Why we never came here before is beyond me. We dine in Asbury Park often but just never ate here until a friend chose the meeting place. We were not disappointed!! The atmosphere is very inviting...and the service is top notch. Very old school and classy.

Thank Kathleen C
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Absolutely delicious food, drinks and the best bartenders. always a great time and very consistent and great staff.

Thank whocares3156
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The food brings me back to Florence. Everything is delicious, fresh & excellent service. I have been there 5 times, each time was better than the next. Highly recommended.

Thank kimbodean
Brick, New Jersey
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants...never disappoints! Even on New Year's Eve when most restaraunts offer a simple menu and not great service, Brando's offered their regular menu (awesome veal parm), great specials (lobster picatta was fabulous) and the same wonderful service that is second to none! The entire staff is warm and welcoming with special recognition to Bobby who is... More 

Thank PhilandSherry

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