Cafe 2825
Cafe 2825

Cafe 2825

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafe2825.com/
  • Phone: 6093446913x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Guiseppe Biancalana
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brighton Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our lot is located on side street, Brighton Avenue.


    Valet assistance Thursday, Friday, Saturday also located on Brighton Avenue.

    Please do not park in lot directly next to building on Atlantic Avenue. This is not our Lot.
A word from Cafe 2825
2825 is a`"Neighborhood Italian- American" restaurant 1 block up from Tropicana and "The Quarter". Our family has been serving simple Italian-American cuisine in upscale casual style since arriving from Brooklyn in 1986.
Joseph is the host of this 14 table intimate, white tablecloth restaurant. His warmth and friendliness make 2825 a favorite of locals and casino guests.
He travels to his hometown of Brooklyn each week for the necessary ingredients to keep 2825 as authentic as you would find a NY or Philly nieghborhood. On any evening you will find Ginny, his wife, behind the bar, Jackie, his daughter, waiting on tables and Momma Rose's recipes in the kitchen. These are a few of the reasons locals frequent 2825. The difficulty in obtaining reservations reflects all the passion in the restaurant.
We are sure you will enjoy dining at 2825.

Please do not let positive online reviews mislead you, we are just a simple famliy cooking dinners.

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Cafe 2825 reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (105)fit for foodies (102)special occasion (100)romantic (62)notable wine list (40)hot spot (24)good for groups (20)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Find the time
    Engineer99
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The entire dining experience was A-1. Very intimate and quiet. Food was top notch. Italian Wedding Soup, Eggplant Appetizer, Veal Chop Parm , Scallops and Flounder dishes were excellent. Staff, including the owner, were very accommodating. Met all my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food here was incredible!!! We were supposed to have a 3rd person come to dinner with us but they got delayed. We had the rigatoni bolognese and ended up getting a 2nd order of it to go just because we wanted to make sure that the person who was supposed to meet us didn't miss out. It was the BEST ever!!!! The food was absolutely delicious and the servers and management delightful. My water glass was never empty- everyone was so attentive and helpful. We only wish that we weren't dining with our 16 month old so that we could have stayed longer and ordered more. If we are back in the area it will be THE place we go to! You will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AC gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Great food and a great staff! Love this place! We live right outside AC, so we have many places to choose from. Cafe 2825 is always on top of out list !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    KPbk
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The restaurant has excellent Italian food and good service but is very noisy so any conversation is not easy. Seems to be somewhat more amenable to regulars than new patrons although owner and most of staff were very friendly. Hostess was a little "gruff".
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Italian restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The finest Italian resturant in south jersey! The finest veal in the city. Excellent pastas and seafood as well. Unbelievable desserts and wonderful service. A must visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does not disapoint
    mookie4390
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I have been to Café 2825 numerous times . The food is always excellent as is the service. Get out of the overpriced casino restaurants and try this neighborhood gem. You won't be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday at Cafe 2825
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints. It is especially delightful in the quieter fall months without the weekday crowds. The fried meatballs were fabulous, as was the seafood fettuccini Alfredo. The lightest, tastiest homemade fettuccini you'll ever eat. The service is both friendly and impeccable. My husband and I dine here as often as we can. It's our favorite in Atlantic City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PGAquietdiner
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Another excellent visit to Café 2825 was had by the four of us which included two new customers. The consistency of food quality and service make this our favorite spot for dinner when in AC.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Barber
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great as usual. Been going there awhile now. It is Consistently good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    SammyBoy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was terrific. I had the mussels and clams and pasta! It was outstanding. My wife had the veal parmigiana and it reminded me of Moms cooking. Really! The only drawback was we were kinda placed in a small table against the wall and it was very uncomfortable. We felt out of place and just shoved there. As good as the food was..... And it was, the tight space was a killer.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPERB!
    JerseyansVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Love Café 2825. They have the best Italian food in Atlantic City. Their stuffed artichokes are superb! We highly recommend this restaurant to all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a great experience
    Krist1089
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This restaurant was a charm!! It is a very small setting. Wouldn't recommend it for parties more than 6. It was five star service from walking through the door. Kept up with water refills, made sure our tables were clean, etc. food was delicious and it was a very big menu. A lot to choose from. I can't wait to go back to try another dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC
    DawnVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is are favorite restaurant in AC and have never ever had a bad meal. Cafe 2825 is by far the best restaurant in AC!! Started with Gemmeli pasta to share. Entrees Scallops and Shrimp Fra Diavlo, Chilean Seabass, Veal Parmigiana and Pork bolognese all delish! Dessert homemade cheesecake fantastic. Do try Joe's homemade mozzarella - he does it table side! What a special treat - he's the best!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • upscale comfort
    luv2goout
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The pasta is homemade as is the marina. Everything is delicious. You definitely need a reservation as the place is small and you want to sit in the back where the buzz is happening. Joseph the owner greets all his guests and knows most of them . It is a local favorite. Nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just go here
    Katie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Place was priced great, food was fabulous, so glad we came on friends recommendation. Great list of wines, great food options, just go here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    JmreiffVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Difficult to secure a table but when you do-grab it and go.excellent Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A consistently varied menu excellent choices, well prepared and served
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dmb1983
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was our first time to Cafe2825. It was great....from the staff to the food. We were told by numerous people to try it and we were not disappointed at all. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    minnie1234
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The service was excellent,as the waiters were very attentive to our needs. whether refilling our water and getting us more bread they were great. The food was great as usual. Everything was cooked to order came out hot and just as we requested. The dessert was great also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YOU HAVE TO DINE AT CAFE 2825
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I know every restaurant in Atlantic City. Cafe 2825 is at the top of the list. You can't come to Atlantic City and miss this opportunity for excellent Italianfood. Paul Damato
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding italian cuisine
    ronm
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Excellent italian cuisine. Everything was done to perfection. The service was outstanding. This is a small restaurant and popular with the locals. Make sure you make reservations because it gets busy any day of the week. We have gone there several times and have not be disappointed. I would recommend it to a friend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always top notch !
    Out2xweekly
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great as always .....anything ordered is a can't miss.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Riley
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our favorite restaurant to bring out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Second visit in two weeks...planning another ....Yes, Cafe 2825 is that good !,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I heard about this place last February and finally had the chance to there for dinner while in the city this past week. The food was superb and the service was swift. The staff and the owner, Joe, go out of their way to make your dinner very pleasurable. This is my new favorite place in AC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic homemade Italian food
    Charmcitydiner
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The eggplant rollatini, grilled octopus and stuffed artichoke were excellent. Superb bolognese over perfectly cooked pasta
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • David Gordon
    Bushman
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had 25th anniversary dinner at Café 2825. Food was great as was the service. Small restaurant which was crowded and loud but that was part of the fun. Very good wine list. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly cafe 2825
    Dottie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The owner makes you feel comfortable and is very friendly to everyone the help is also the same
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian in AC
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    So many great things to eat we decided to do family style to get a taste of everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    FinedinerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food at Café 2825 is consistently the best! Joe takes pride in the food he serves. It's original and delicious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    MGM1VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had a great time at this spot. Wonderful food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal
    rachel61182
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I have been to Café 2825 a few times and it is always an excellent meal with excellent service. They really make you feel special and like one of the family. Everyone's dishes were amazing, as usual - from the veal to the rigatoni Bolognese, to the salmon. All wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MantolokingVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The best Italian restaurant in Atlantic City. The problem is the food is so excellent it is hard to make choices, but you can't go wrong when you do. The staff is warm and friendly, but very skilled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice AC restaurant
    ohboynyc
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Very good food. Filet mignon, veal chop and flounder dinners cooked perfectly. Vegetable sides were pricy considering what you were paying for entree. Last time had the artichoke appetizer and Caesar salad which were very good. Cheesecake was light and warm. We went early to avoid noise but we're seated next to very loud talkers. Four entrees,1 bottle of wine, two vegetables three coffees two desserts were $245. FYI
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a tasty treat
    shoremaven
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Always an excellent meal. Veal chop was done to perfection and my husband's veal parm mouth watering
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brilliant
    FinedinerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything served at our table was to perfection. From the Caesar Salad made table side, to the stuffed artichoke, or the stuffed Veal Chop, not to mention the Chilean Sea Bass - each thing was different than I've seen anywhere, delicious, and brilliant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A delightful and delicious dining experience...excellent service, attention to detail, and food that was memorable. The wine list is exceptional. We mentioned this to the owner who then took the time to explain and recommend a very appropriate wine for our dinner choices. We look forward to our next visit soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice meal
    MartySVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    It has been a while since my last visit. Food was great caesar salad was a little small for the amount charged but tasted great. Our dinner took a long time to come out the table who sat after us got their main courses before us. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • frequent diner ac restaurants
    2FineDiners
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    took forever to get reservation. very disappointed after all the hype. ultra small dining table very tight dining conditions. slow inattentive service, weak wine list. not angry--just surprised.
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  • Great Italian food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    In spite of arriving early and the only ones in the restaurant for a while, the owner greeted us, had a nice conversation with us. The staff was wonderful. Food was excellent! Finally an Italian restaurant that offers authentic Italian Rigotta Cheesecake!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate