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Brando's Citi Cucina

162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
+1 732-774-2222
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“meatballs” (54 reviews)
“steak” (49 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
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Reviewed yesterday

This smallish Italian bistro offers good food and a nice beverage list. They have large portions with good flavors and presentations. Great bar and Happy Hour. Reservations a must especially in season. Destination spot. The veal was very good as was the special fish. Apps...More

Thank JAR103
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ambiance was very nice... food was mediocre,,, strip steak was tough...the plate looked like Peter rabbits garden with large carrots on top...pork chop looked good was did not taste as good... not that busy but very noisy and not in the bar area...definitely pricey for...More

Thank Alvin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a group of friends for a birthday celebration. All the appetizers, bottles of wine and entrees were delicious. This was authentic Italian with homemade pasta and it was amazing.

1  Thank paclarks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hosted a party of 20 celebrating my son's engagement, He chose Brandos because it's one of his favorite restaurants. I must say that everything was flawless...We started with a champagne toast followed by family style appetizers including the eggplant tower, meatballs, seafood salad, fried...More

Thank jizbentley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another wonderful evening at Brando's! Veal cucina was fabulous and of course the veal parm is the best we've ever had. The combination of outstanding food with exceptional service (Dillon was great...attentive without being intrusive) always makes for the perfect night out. And of course,...More

Thank PhilandSherry
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

One of the best meals I've had in a long time. We were wandering around Asbury and decided to go in early and eat at the bar. Our best decision ever. Our servers/bartenders Chris and Katie were phenomenal. Warm, welcoming and efficient. The food was...More

Thank Lizann M
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We had a reservation for 9pm, but called ahead to see if we could move to the reservation to 7:30, which they did for us without hesitation! The service was excellent, food was great, and atmosphere was right. I had the filet mignon and the...More

Thank Sahil B
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Wear a sport jacket and get dressed up or a pair of jeans - love this place. Best happy hr in Asbury ! Try the Veal ; Bone In Veal Chop Parmigiana best around. Great Bar tenders !

1  Thank pjaquinto
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Restaurant had its regular menu with a few specials. Service was excellent. Wine list was varied and reasonable. The zucchini appetizer was unusual in that it was long thin slices of zucchini lightly breaded, fried and sprinkled with cheese. Had a tangy dipping sauce -...More

1  Thank giantsfan11
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Brandos,was a very good choice for lunch. Of course they were running the godfather on the TV. Food was good. service impeccable.

1  Thank Bones57
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What is the price range for dinner entrees
24 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!!!!
Is it a byob
15 February 2017|
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Response from Gale F | Reviewed this property |
No. Good select of wines & spirits.
NO mention of pricing never been here looking forward to trying it although $ isn't the most important item on my list, it's important.
26 January 2017|
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Response from nickb1a | Reviewed this property |
It's not cheap but definitely worth it
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Restaurant Details

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