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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” (55 reviews)
“steak” (55 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

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a drink, and found they had a great Happy Hour that included 1/2 price drinks and an awesome selection of appetizers. Bar staff was friendly and attentive, even though it was quite busy. We checked out the regular dinner menu and are...More

Thank jfik2016
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Another outstanding experience. This time we brought another couple who has never dined. The fried calamari was so delicious and the entrees never disappoint. We had a fish special along with the pasta with sausage and broccoli Rabe. Portions are so plentiful and our server...More

Thank rgardiner225
Reviewed 3 January 2018

If you have a hankering for a great steak, this is the place for you! Super friendly professional service. Insider tip: at the risk of selling myself out of a seat at the bar, Bando's has the best happy hour in Asbury.

1  Thank lolisad
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Spent the weekend in Asbury. Appetizer of meatballs were the bomb!! Dinner with veal parmeganio and shrimp:scallop in garlic wine sauce was delicious. Beautiful ambiance and. Fantastic service! Highly recommend!!

Thank gman_nj11
Reviewed 24 December 2017

I have to say, Brando’s was my new favorite restaurant. I have only recently discovered this excellent spot which is a mere 3 miles from my home. The food is awesome and the service is outstanding, whether you are seated at a table or at...More

3  Thank SLS
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Went to Brando's on a Saturday night a few weeks back. I was very excited after reading all the reviews and could not wait to find a great Italian restaurant near my home after recently moving from Northern NJ. I would like to start with...More

1  Thank Ralph1206
Steven B, Owner at Brando's Citi Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

First let me say that I am Always concerned when a guest has a less than perfect experience whether it is the food or service. But in this case I believe Brandos is not for you. It is actually very funny when a person says...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

I have eaten here on a couple of occasions and have not been disappointed. I had the bolognese which was awesome and I had a fish special one time which was great too. The Martini's are pretty good as well :)

1  Thank JeanneS3
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing and our service from Theresa made the experience perfect. She is such a professional. We are a group of medical professionals and we will certainly do more of our business dinners here.

Thank etk999
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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.
16 February 2017|
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Response from Gale F | Reviewed this property |
No. Good select of wines & spirits.
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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, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 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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