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Cafe 2825
Cafe 2825

Cafe 2825 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafe2825.com
  • Phone: (609) 344-6913
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, American
  • 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
Cafe 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 the Cafe a favorite of locals and casino guests.
He travels to his hometown of Brooklyn each week for the necessary ingredients to keep the Cafe 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 Cafe 2825. The difficulty in obtaining reservations reflects all the passion in the restaurant.
We are sure you will enjoy dining at our Cafe. Please do not let positve reviews mislead you, we are just a simple famliy cooking dinners.

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Diner Reviews
  • "The aromas made you want to dance in. All staff members made us feel like family. We watched Julio make a caesar salad like they used to. He was masterful and gave us a sample. Joe the owner was so mindful of all guests. No surprise this is ranked number one in Atlantic City"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My husband & I had a wonderful diner at Cafe 2835. It was our first time dining there & it won't be our last. We started with the stuffed calamari & grilled octopus, out of this world. Then we split the mozzarella caprese which was excellent & they actually make there own mozzarella. We had the veal chop parmigiana and the veal chop milanese. They were both really good. We then ended with the pistachio ricotta cheese cake which was to die for!!! The owners are such nice people. They helped us with our dining choices & chose a fabulous red house wine. They were so friendly and always making sure everything was to our liking. We look forward to our next visit!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is a pearl in the Atlantic City. The food is unique and the atmosphine is vibrant. Management knows how to make you feel comfortable."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I cannot believe that this is regarded as the best restaurant in Atlantic City. The place is a true family-owned Southern Italian restaurant. The small size (14 tables) and outstanding service in an area know for "BIG" is a great asset. Portions are large; prices are high but typical for AC. Sadly, the food was totally unimpressive and disappointing. We found that unless something was served "spicy" (which was really hot), the food was bland and blah. The tomato sauce, which is critical to a dish, was absolutely tasteless as if it were out of a can. The cheeses used on the courses did not taste like they were of the highest quality. And, the pasta dishes were really soupy. We liked the place...didn't like the food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food and service were great . I look forward to returning ."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Why ask how I would rate Cafe 2825? Each time we go the food is consistently great. Clearly the best Italian food in Atlantic City and one of the best restaurants in the region. No recommendations for specific dishes. Explore. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "One of the best meals we have had so far this summer. The Cesar salad is amazing. So is the Sunday Dinner."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A disappointing antipasto was saved by outstanding main entrees."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Food was average. Service was nothing special. I expected more based in the reviews I had read."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Best food around, local restaurant with great seafood and all fresh ingredients."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "the dinner kept getting better- appetizers were good, entrees were very good, dessert was excellent"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This is the third time I have been there and it is always fantastic. The food is always great and the service friendly."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had it all--from apps to dessert and everything was delicious. The Chicken Sorrentino was wonderful! Be sure to save room for dessert. We had the tiramisu and cannoli and both were to die for. We are planning a trip back just so we can eat here again!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Flavorful Italian and seafood specialties in an intimate neighborhood setting. This is a step into an Italian trattoria. Fish seasoned with a deft touch. Rich Italian cheesecake and coffee to finish the evening."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "2825 is truly outstanding.The food and the service are the absolute best!!! You must try the pounded veal chop and the table side Caesar salad!!! You will never want to order these meals anywhere else. Just this year,we have taken six other couples to 2825 and referred countless others.Everyone agrees that the food and service is wonderful and five of those couples have returned with their other friends. We love 2825. We love the food. We love the service.W e love the owners.We love everything about it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Love it here. Too bad it's a hard table to get! Varied and cpmplete menu selection. Fish, veal, papsta, meat--all are wonderful."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It was nice to the owner come to each table and ask how the dining experience was. Very much appreciated since don't come across that too often. Let's the diners know they care."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was very good as was the service. Nice find in AC. All homemade and worth a stop there for dinner"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Can't believe people say better then chef Volas , I got exactly what I order there and wasn't even close! Service not as good either, it was just okay!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I never go to AC without eating here. Food is excellent, service is excellent. It's a little pricey but You get what you pay for and that's an excellent meal!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Amazing homemade dinners and desserts! We will be back very soon."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Cafe 2825 is always wonderful. The most delicious food in the Atlantic city area. I would eat there every week if I could get in."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is one of the most enjoyable restaurants in which we have dined. The food is delicious. Everyone, including the owner, is very attentive. Great place to try unusual menu options."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is the best Italian in AC. Joe Lautato, owner, is there to personally ensure an outstanding evening. Went with my elderly parents and they were completely accommodating and made them feel comfortable and important. Caesar salad made at tableside and incredible Ossa Buca, Veal parm chop and Halibut. Seriously, as good as it gets. Joe even recommended a less expensive chianti which we really enjoyed. Cant wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Everything was al carte which for the prices the meals could have come with a side of pasta or a salad."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Cafe 2825 is the best Italian food I have ever eaten "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I don't think you could order anything that was bad!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Owner was out checking on all the tables and talking with them and was very friendly. Afford to adjust things that were on menu and the food was excellent and all fresh. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "By far, the best place in town. Consistently outstanding. Every time I go, food quality is 5 stars. The veal valdostana is luxurious."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "In my opinion it's the best Italian Restaurant in Atlantic City and as good or better than any Italian restaurant in Philadelphia be it Center City or South Philly. Joe and Ginny are fabulous and the staff is excellent. The appetizers and the courses are creative as well as delicious. My wife had the Halibut and I had the Osso Bucco- the best I've ever had. We highly recommend it! "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This family owned and operated restaurant serves the best authentic Italian cuisine you will find anywhere. Home made desserts. Excellent service. Wine list is fairly priced and includes numerous well selected Italian varietals that pair well with the food as well as many California favorites. Even their house wines are very nice. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Amazing meal, outstanding service, never disappoints!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Cafe 2825 was a great choice for dinner. It was my first time going there so I didn't know what to expect. My friends told me it was something that needed to be tried. When I arrived I was stunned by how small the parking lot was, if I can even call it a lot. I thought I was parking on someone's driveway. However, once seated, it was a meal I will never forget. The food was great and the service was spectacular. They made me feel like true royalty. I was satisfied with the whole meal. It was an excellent choice for a date night in AC. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious! The people were friendly and accommodating! Highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "still the best thing in Atlantic City - gets better everyti"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "food lived up to reviews - excellent. I had the Sunday Gravy Italian sample and the owner ordered a special veal and shrimp dish for my wife which was fantastic. The calamari was tender and sauce just right. Sorry they ran out of the cream pie but the ricotta cheesecake was very good. Owner very nice and went to every table to make sure everyone was happy. He even recommended another rest. for us later in the week (Chef Vola's). I'd eat here again when I'm in AC. overall 4 - 5 stars"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Once again, our experience at Café 2825 was perfect in every way.......perfect food, perfect service....a warm welcoming experience, and the very best veal and Caesar salad in town!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Café 2825 is the very best restaurant in the entire jersey shore area. Everything that we have tried from the menu has been truly wonderful. We have introduced many of our friends to this excellent dining experience.....and we have recommended the restaurant, by word of mouth, to many others. The food, particularly the Caesar salad, the lobster francais, any and every style of veal chop, and the pasta, is spectacular. The service is outstanding........professional and pleasant; and the owners are extremely personable and inviting!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food is just outstanding at 2825. This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Atlantic City. Their homemade cheesecake is fabulous! Can't wait to go back....."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The service was excellent, the dinner was beyond my expectations!! It was beyond fantastic. Superior best describes our dinner! "
    Dined on 5/14/2014