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Brando's Citi Cucina

162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
+1 732-774-2222
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“meatballs” (54 reviews)
“steak” (51 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't had to do this much but my meal was so disappointing I had to vent. It all began when the bread arrived to the table. It was stale.....with a taste like it was stored in a Wonder bread plastic bag. But it's bread...no...More

Thank TJSIII
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of four on a Sunday with a reservation at 6:30 PM. We were immediately seated and ordered our drinks, when the waiter started to tell us about the specials but first informed us that their Sunday "gravy" house specialty on a...More

Thank datadex
Steven B, Manager at Brando's Citi Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Just as the bio reads I grew up in Brooklyn and had Sunday dinner every week of my life. So when I started serving Sunday Gravy at my restaurants I make it the same way as my mother and grandmother made it. The only difference...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice environment for couples or families, outside area, very good Italian food (Sundays they offer an excellent pasta dinner with all the works).

Thank tjhunt07840
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We don't always go to Brandos when we go to Asbury but we always start there for a cocktail. They have the most wonderful happy hour and the service is always incredible as well. The house wines are great and at 5.00 a class to...More

Thank FeedKrissy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Brando's for dinner on Tuesday night & loved it!! For starters we had the wedge salad & the eggplant tower, both were very good as was the different types of bread & the Olive spread, ricotta cheese and the olive oil with...More

Thank SalpalAndover_Nj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and bar in Asbury Park. The atmosphere is romantic and nicely decorated. The food was excellent. Loved the Italian cheesecake.

Thank Kristine M
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Always amazing !!! The steak is cooked to perfection , pasta is so fresh , true authentic food. Have gone there enough to have tasted different foods on the menu and never have I been disappointed. The wait staff is so professional and attentive to...More

Thank kas12281
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Tried Brandos again... this time we ordered steaks and veal chops... and they were very good....still very noisy and pricey but I would rather pay a little more and something that is better...the dishes we had the first time were not nearly as good so...More

Thank Alvin K
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Good meal for the two of us visiting the NJ shore. Food was good and service was excellent. Large delicious portions and good wine sellection.

Thank SailSunJay
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Very nice. Portions are very large and delicious. Classic Italian with a lot of selection. Very upscale

Thank mary4135
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dididi53
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
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NJDiner60
25 May 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
prices are moderate, especially for pastas and classic Italian dishes like chicken scarpiello (20 - $28.00). aged steaks are expensive. veal chop Brando is the best ($40.00). enjoy!!!!
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f5cliff
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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