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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%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (60 reviews)
“steak” (59 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I recently moved to asbury and we frequent Brando’s. Sometimes for dinner, sometimes just drinks and apps at the bar. It’s always incredible, always consistent. The staff can’t be any nicer! We recommend it to everyone! Love love love the meatball insulata...More

Thank aubreylynnc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. We heard so much about Brando’s and coming from Staten Island we were a little unsure of the food. We were overwhelmed with the food and service especially our server Michael. He recommended so many amazing dishes and he was professional did not rush...More

Thank RobertandMarieB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ambiance, service and food quality all top shelf ! Pricey $$ but certainly worth it. Steak, veal and fish dishes all served exactly as ordered. Efficient “not rushed” atmosphere. Need to work on decibel level.

Thank jmtracy621
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here and loved it more this time. The Octopus special is out of this world. Get it. You won’t regret it. We had mussels in a spicy red sauce and the eggplant tower, both to die for. The Pinot Noir was great as...More

Thank Krys T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We settled on Brando’s Citi Cucina to celebrate the recent marriage of a couple very dear to me. The location on a trendy block in the newly re-born City of Asbury Park, New Jersey could not have been better situated. We were greeted with a...More

Thank AJ M
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Brando’s is not a place you come to when on a diet. Yes, it may be a little loud, yes The Godfather is on loop at the bar, but the food, my goodness is the food delicious. Don’t miss the dry aged steaks. 36 oz...More

Thank Jaclyn P
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We had a wonderful server who guided us in our selections. We enjoyed everything except the decibel level. It was almost impossible to have a conversation. Go for the food and save your conversation for a walk after dinner.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The food was excellent but our server Abraham will be the reason to come back. Never came across someone with so much knowledge with food and beverage. Needless to say stuffed veal chop paired with Jordan Cabernet on recommendation was on point!!

Thank Nero C
Reviewed September 1, 2018

What a surprise! I read the reviews (all excellent ) but did not believe that I would eat such an outstanding meal. The Pork Chop Bolognese was delectable! The lobster pot cooked in tin foil with shrimp, lobster tails, clams, mussels and corn in an...More

Thank Dkush1
Reviewed August 28, 2018

One of the very best places to eat in Asbury! A bit pricey but the food is well worth it! The pollenta/mushrooms are to die for! Have been there many times and never been disappointed!

Thank lisa_klecan
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Questions & Answers
September 14, 2018|
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Response from Sfrenchhabermann | Reviewed this property |
Expensive. I recently had a pork chop special. Very, very delicious, but it was a large chop with no sides, not even past, for $44! That was very offputting, especially after tourist season.
August 19, 2018|
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Response from 46582Yankee07 | Reviewed this property |
Website for restaurant has wine list.
Shannon M
June 18, 2018|
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Response from biz_Travelor7 | Reviewed this property |
They definitely have pastas. But smartest if you call them directly. Don’t know if your friend won’t have fish as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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