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
174 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (110)fit for foodies (102)special occasion (101)romantic (62)notable wine list (39)good for groups (19)hot spot (18)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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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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    • 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
    MGM1
    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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
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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
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    • 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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  • Superb!
    luvchocolateVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    One of the best restaurants in AC/Ventnor/Margate. The service is excellent and courteous. The food is outstanding Italian dishes and sauces/gravy.The Caesar salad is the real deal-the way it should be made. The restaurant is a small, warm atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2825
    BentleyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always a great meal and great service. Can not wait to return for another enjoyable night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect choice once again
    ste133
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I'm catching up on reviews and recall fondly that we went to Café 2825 last week. My Mom & I went there to celebrate a decision she made about her healthcare. It was a tough day & Café 2825 was just what we needed. Mom finally tried something else besides the rigatoni and truly enjoyed her meal. I went with fish once again and had an incredibly tasty mahi. We topped it off with a little cappelini on the center of the table and that pasta just added to the fun night that Mom & I had at this wonderful restaurant. Thank you once again to Joe and his staff for making this little celebration just a little bit better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best
    PablocitoyFamilia
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    In our family, we actually call this place "the best restaurant in New Jersey." It's our favorite place for anything worth celebrating--always delicious food, no matter what we get, and a wonderful atmosphere that reminds us of everything great Atlantic City used to be. The casino clientele may change, and the A.C. beach has certainly changed, but this place stays perfect, year after year. Now my son is growing up loving it here as much as I always did. Mom and my son got the "Sunday Gravy" (delicious!), and I ordered the amazing lemon-garlic chicken. We also had four different perfect appetizers (two kinds of clams, both excellent), and great gelato for dessert. We'll be back next birthday. Curious to see the artichoke tutorial...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    cpts2668
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    If outstanding food with portions to match are your thing this is, by far, not the best Italian restaurant in AC
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe 2825 is an AC Gem
    Foodie55
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had an incredible dining experience at Cafe 2825. The food preparation is perfectly done. Every dish is lovingly prepared as if by my Italian grandmother. The ambiance is very nice. The service is great and the ever-present owner, Joe, is there making sure that everyone is happy. Best restaurant in Atlantic City!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elvis
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent food service was also right on and owner very accommodating on wine
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food
    Mickbern
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food is absolutely fabulous. House made mozzarella, pasta, chicken dishes. Everything was really good. Save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in A.C
    DeeTeeVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    With all the chain restaurnats, some very good, Cafe stands out with Vola and Gerisole as the top three Italian places in the city
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just like home
    JustLikehome
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My first thought as my wife and I entered the restaurant was Wow the aroma it smelled just like home on Sunday afternoon. We were early so we sat at the bar. My wife likes a specific drink called a chocolata and Ginny was super friendly and did an awesome job making it no problem. She chatted with us and gave us some tips on some local places to stay. We were seated and our drinks taken right to our table. Our waiter came over right away took our app order. My wife had stilled artichoke and U had Baked Clams. I'm not a big fan of artichokes but this was amazing. Our dinners were equally as amazing. This place was recommended by a Co Worker he nailed it place was awesome. Thanks Joe n Ginny for a place that feels like home.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Numero Uno in AC!
    CruiseWhere
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great restaurant, great food, great service, great experience!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific food
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    As good as the food is, I have to say they have the best cheesecake I ever had. A wonderful restaurant in AC. I look forward to our next visit, and maybe this time I'll bring at least 2 pieces of cheesecake home, not one.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • favorite
    FinedinerVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Of all the fine dining restaurants, Café 2825 is my favorite restaurant of all time. Each dish is so good, it's hard to decide what to order. If it was easier to get a reservation, I'd eat there one night a week!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service & great food
    guido
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Remarkable service. All of the staff was very attentive; all really know their jobs (e.g. waited until all were finished before starting the clearing) and all worked seamlessly together (pouring water, delivering bread, dishes, check, and billing). Our Sicilian spaghettini and rigatoni bolognaise were well prepared with ample portions. The house wine was very good (we chose chianti). When we return to AC, we will certainly return to Cafe 2825.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet