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Brando's Citi Cucina

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162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
+1 732-774-2222
15:00 - 21:00
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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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came in on a Thursday night recently for dinner with my sisters. All the food was delicious and our waitress theresa was outstanding. She was super attentive, made great recommendations, (tried the fish special and was great,scallops were amazing, meatballs incredible), and made the whole experience even better. Will definitely come back!

Thank rgardiner225
North Bethesda, Maryland
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to Brando's. It was superb in every way. Service was impeccable, and the food sublime. I know some have complained about the noise level. It has a vibrant and festive atmosphere as would any really great authentic Italian restaurant. The precision balancing of staff, menu, wine list and quality at this level is not easily... More 

Thank Thomas H
Howell, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, the bar room is a little loud, the other room is great, nice decor and not loud. The service and food is really great. Make a reservation on the weekends! The meatballs are awesome!

Thank Suzanne O
New Jersey
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read reviews online about happy hour- could you ever eat dinner after that! At 5:00 bar was already full - sat by pizza oven and very nice! Ask for Theresa...patience of a saint! Food Delish ...drinks generous!

Thank Faemuzzy
Sea Girt, New Jersey
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an overpriced restaurant with a nice atmosphere albeit way too loud. some of the meat dishes are excellent as they use prime cuts but again you are paying for it. Pastas are just so-so and sometimes mediocre. For instance, they make some of their own pasta. Making your own pasta is great if you are using great ingredients... More 

Thank tartufobianc69
Fort Myers, Florida
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Brando's, always a popular place for an excellent dinner and Sunday Grandmas Traditional Gravy, now has a truly great Happy Hour Tuesday - Friday and all day Sunday from 4 - 6:30 at the bar. $5 appetizers, $5 premium house cocktails and house wines and much more. The appetizers are scrumptious and nice portions. The $5 Neapolitan pizza is the... More 

Thank OGClancy
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing here. Dinner, Happy Hour......fabulous. Never disappoints! Great atmosphere. Great bar too!

Thank Debbie A
Ocean, New Jersey
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

What a nice dinner. In an area where there are more Italian restaurants than you can shake a stick at, this one stands out. We started off with the beggar purses. Wonderful! Nice ricotta stuffing with a little prosciutto in it. The accompanying sauce was a nice compliment. The sea bas was a nice size piece of fish sitting on... More 

Thank jnvpulv
Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was our 3rd time dining at Brando's...each time was nothing short of culinary delight. The food, hospitality, staff and service was, again, Excellento! Started off with the burata platter, eggplant tower and pasta fagioli soup...yummy. Mains were: perfectly blended orecchiette with broccoli rabe & sausage; savory prepared branzino sea bass and a tender, mouth-watering, tasty aged beef filet. We... More 

Thank WorldTraveler33136
Barnegat, New Jersey
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Our experience tonight was terrific! I had made a reservation for a party of 6, with a note that we had to be out in 90 minutes to see a longtime friend perform at the Stone Pony. I received a call from the restaurant to confirm the day before, expressing concern that 90 minutes wouldn't be enough time for us... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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?