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“Always incredible”

Brando's Citi Cucina
Ranked #2 of 133 Restaurants in Asbury Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 appetizer !!

Thank aubreylynnc
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 us and was very attentive . The Polenta with Mushrooms, the grilled octopus and the beet salad were outstanding. The main course the Veal Chop with the long hot peppers the Cowboy Bone in Rib eye and the pan seared sea bass were all top notch. And for dessert you must try the pistachio ice cream cake. The only negative were the drinks. The espresso martini and dirty martini were not good. However that aside it is a Top tier Restaurant. Great job to the managers, owner and chefs. And once again a Thank you to Michael for making my Wife’s Birthday very special.

Thank RobertandMarieB
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 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.

1  Thank jmtracy621
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 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 well. Highly highly recommend if you’re in the area.

Thank Krys T
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 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 large and imposing floral garden and walkway in the middle of this upscale urban setting. The staff was highly trained and attenative... i’ve never had my silverware and plates changed so frequently. Our server Benjamin, knew the menu intimately and came up with solid recommendations. Beef is a specialty here. Stand out dishes included rigatoni Bolognese, which I feel is the litmus test for any Italian restaurant. It was masterfully executed with plenty of veal and beef, nutmeg infused tomato sauce and accented with ricotta and fresh basil. We ordered a 34 ounce chartred ribeye which was cooked as ordered and accompanied with fresh broccoli rabe on the side. An order of dayboat scallops was just perfect and set alongside a particularly delicious zucchini spaghetti and frizzled onion. Bread and three dipping sauces arrived first and was impressive in that a soft herbed ricotta was included... none of which left our table. Desserts were Impressive including a pistachio almond infused ice cream cake, and warm Zeppoli set up on vanilla ice cream. It would be hard to find a flaw here and I thought the prices considering the quality were reasonable. It is truly heartwarming to see how establishments like this are lending to the rebirth of the once great city of Asbury Park.

Thank Tony M
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