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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)
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

Ate here awhile ago so review might be a bit outdated but some friends were here recently and loved it so we know it's still great.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 6 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
Reviewed 26 January 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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