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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” (56 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 4 days ago

I took 9 customers for a first time meal and night at Brandos Citi Cu and it was fantastic in every way. It wasn't an easy group for the one waiter we had but he handled like a seasoned pro! The food was over the...More

Thank pasully
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazingly delicious Italian cuisine w/ flare. I ordered the peasant shrimp - perfectly grilled shrimp w/ cannelloni beans and a risotto ball, an absolutely succulent and well constructed dish! This place is a gem w/ excellent appetizers and a great selection of wines by the...More

Thank JerseyShoreGirl732
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the grilled octopus that was incredible. Then we had the filet mignon which was the perfect temperature. We the. Finished the night with the pistachio ice cream cake. Perfect dinner followed by drinks at the local bars in Asbury!

Thank peterenna11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Mentoring P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 8 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 4 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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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