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Cafe 2825
Cafe 2825

Cafe 2825 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafe2825.com
  • Email: cafe2825@comcast.net
  • 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 famliy cooking dinners.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Anexcellent Italian find if you are in AC and looking to get out of the casinos"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant in Atlantic City! The owner Joe is always friendly and attentive.. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner, spot-on savingnon blanc, caesar salad, chicken clemente, home made papradelle and pescatore, finished off with fresh ricotta pie.. Hands down the most beautiful meal I've had in a while.. Its not just a meal, it's an experience! "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Café 2825 never ceases to amaze us with the quality and presentation of the food. Everything that we have tried on the menu is delicious beyond description. The owners are absolutely delightful. They are the most gracious hosts,warm and inviting.It is as if you have been invited into their home to dine. We have tried many of their wonderful dishes and enjoyed them immensely...........but we always return to our absolute favorites, the pounded veal chop and the tableside Caesar salad!!!!!!! This is the very best restaurant in all of Atlantic City. We have recommended Café 2825 to all of our friends, and all of them have been blown away by the wonderful food and outstanding service."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great experience - food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "First time trying this place and I'm glad I did. Atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable . The owner, ( I think his name was Joe), was very nice and accommodating. I has a veal chop pounded thin, parmigiana style which was excellent. My wife had flounder stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat which was also very good, and the portions were large. I will definitely come back as the menu is very tempting."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "if you ever go to atlantic city and you dont go to this restaurant you r missing out on the best italian food . service was great. you get seated right on time. no casino restaurant can compare."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "this was my 2nd time dinning @ 2825 and EVERTHING was outstanding. Appetizers and dinner entree's were plentful and most of course delicious. We even moved onto desert this experience.............and WOW.............the homemade NY cheesecake was incredible.......and the cannoli filling.....to die for."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food was fantastic! Sauces light and flavorful. Coconut custard pie to die for! Had a seafood platter in a light tomato sauce Absolutely delicious! Don't hesitate. A real gem food wise and people wise."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Enjoy a wonderful quality dinner with great combinations of flavors and textures. Reasonable priced and served with pride. Don' t overlook this quaint restaurant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Went solo to Café 2825 on a Saturday night. The place is small with old world charm and oh my goodness "Good Food". I had the Chilean Sea Bass, with a side of asparagus. The food, "all of it" melted in my mouth. Ordered the garlic spinach and New York Cheese Cake to go. My leftover sea bass and spinach was delicious and I ate on the cheese cake for two days. One thing of note; as I was alone I thought my service would be second class compared to the full tables around me. The staff looked out for me and even moved me to a more favorable spot where I could see everyone without being consumed by the conversations at other tables. My advice, make your reservations, and go - treat yourself, you will not regret it."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "One of our favorite places. From the staff to the ambiance to the a-mazing food - it truly never disappoints. The table-side Caesar salad is to die for! I always swear I'm going to order something beside the flounder francaise - but I just can't! It is simply delicious! Trust me, you will NOT regret dining at Café 2825! Ever!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The salad is terrific! Only problem is you can't eat much after it! But it's so delicious who cares?"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Ate here last year & just couldn't forget how great the food was. Sure enough they didn't dissapoint. My favorite dish wasn't on the menu so greatly appreciated the offer from the owner "if you don't see it on the menu we will cook anything you like" excellent as always and appreciated the warm welcome . Generous portions & everything was fresh. The best broccoli rabe I've ever had . You must save room for their homemade coconut custard pie. Wow, simply amazing . I don't normally order desert but this was worth making room for. Service is excellent with quick removal of your finished plates. They all work together to give you the best dining experience possible. I am impressed with the high quality food & service."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The People, food the atmosphere at Cafe 2825 were outstanding. Everything was perfect. Service was excellent. They are very accomodating -they allowed us to add food items to our dishes. The table side Caesar Salad was to die for - very good! Drinks were excellent. Atmosphere was wonderful - the owner was great - very personable. Overall a good time - I highly recommend going to Cafe 2825. We will be back!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Enjoyable experience and great food. Parking is limited in the bqck of the restaurant, so you may have to find a spot on the street."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Café 2825 was positively outstanding, as usual. The food is consistently exceptional........the best veal and tableside Caesar salad in town ( in many towns)!!!!!! We have never had better, and don't expect that we ever will. The service at Café 2825 is, likewise, exceptional.......Professional and attentive, without being intrusive. Each and every member of the staff is warm and personable. The owners are delightful, warm and welcoming, and dining at Café 2825 is like dining at a good friend's home."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The Italian food here is definitely one of the best in the area. You will enjoy it. The service is great and the owners are very friendly. It's a little noisy, but that's because it is always crowded. That's good because you know the food is good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Owner came over and highlighted a number of items on menu. Had artichoke, calamari and meatball salad. The meatball salad was so unique and outstanding. Everything that we ordered was so good."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Many times we have had the experience of being rushed at a late hour, but not here. The food was truly gourmet quality, and it was a pleasure to dine there. The service was friendly and very attentive, and the owner took the time to make sure everything was to our liking. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "As always the food and service were excellent . The table side Caesar prepared by joe is the best ANYWHERE"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Always a treat to visit AC and come here! Feel like I'm back in Italy....food is wonderful, service is the best and ambience is delightful. Joe the owner makes everyone feel welcome. And you will always want to return....."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "great food, friendly environment, quality service."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I loved this restaurant and the menu was fabulous ! I'm a very opinionated Italian woman , what else is new ! I know good Italian food , and this is very good. I ordered the grilled calamari over warm endive for appetizer and the chicken sorrentino for main course . both were excellent ! The restaurant is on the smaller side, so I reccommend getting an early reservation , 6-7pm before the crowds . Very friendly staff and very attentive. I will be returning !"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife and I love it! Joe and his family provide excellent food and service. Our favorite dishes that we highly recommend for the new comers:Meatball salad is great. Best meatballs,they melt in your mouth. My favorite pasta is the homemade cavatelli Romani. It is phenomenal. My wife loves the stuffed veal with cheese and prosciutto and mushroom sauce. We recently tried the veal capriasi, with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. It was light and delicious. We also had the pasta carbonara as an appetizer. We will recommend you try some other pasta dishes as appetizers. For fish the stripped bass special and the Bronzino are excellent. What can I say,we never had a bad meal. It is our favorite spot. Gracias virginia, our server!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is the Best Italian Restaurant in Atlantic City! The food is just OUTSTANDING! This is our favorite Italian restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The friendliness and attention was a perfect ten. The food was made to order and the serving size was generous and mouth watering. A great relaxing and satisfying experience. Be sure to make reservations ....well worth the wait."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Cant say enough about this place great food and good service wasn't busy on a friday night. Spectacular food and drinks waiters were good but the savory flavors of the entrees were fabulous cant wait to back"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was fresh and delicious.. i know one of the waiters and he was just great.. julio"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants. Consistently wonderful!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was very good for the most part. I had the wild mushroom with egg noodle pasta but it didn't seem like the right pairing. My husband had the jumbo stuffed shrimp linguini and it was outstanding. My mom had the eggplant rollatini and it was really good (a tough critic)."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Excellent food, great service, definitely will dine there again"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This was one of the best restaurants I have been to in the last few years. My wife and I enjoyed it very much. Whenever we are in this area we will be sure to go again..."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Fantastic up scale food and service, plus the owner himself makes every guest feel very welcome. A first rate dining experience."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This restaurant is amazing. We were in Atlantic City for the boat show last year and found this restaurant. When returning this year, we had to go back. This is one of the best restaurants I've been to--genuine Italian food prepared perfectly. If I go to Atlantic City again, I will definitely go back to Cafe 2825."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The food at 2825 is simply outstanding and being Italian ourselves, we are difficult to please when dining Italian. We had the grilled stuffed calamari and it was cooked perfectly -- sweet and delicate yet full of flavor & spice! We also had the tableside caesar salad which was just the right amount of anchovie, garlic & lemon! I could have made that my dinner with a loaf of crusty bread. For entrees we asked to substitute veal for chicken in a layered dish with eggplant, cheese & tomatoes that was just crazy good! They always accept substitutions happily and the owner will most likely visit your table and even ask for your input if there is something you don't see on the menu. We absolutely love this restaurant & highly recommend!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "a little disappointing this time, but still a great restaurant"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "From the moment we enter Cafe 2825,we are warmly greeted like best friends by the owner Joe, his wife Ginny and his staff,Virginia,Carlos and Julio.This is truly one of the best restaurants that we have ever dined in. Joe has a fantastic taste for wine and his choices are always 5 stars.We always start our meal with the fried hot peppers and cheese which are delicious . The lost art of preparing a Caesar salad tableside is still done. Joe once made fresh mozzerella right alongside our table. He always accommodates whatever we feel like eating for our main course - from homemade lasagna to Sunday gravy, lobster tails etc. You need to always leave room for dessert as they are freshly made - especially Joe's magnificant Italian cheesecake."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. Great Italian food. Service, staff, outstanding. A very special place. Not too often do you find a great restaurant where you are treated like family. The food, aromas, remind me of Sunday dinners at my grandparents home. Just the best."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Best restaurant in Atlantic City.....The food cannot be beat,and the service is impeccable. I only wish I could eat there every night. Anything you want or expect is yours for the asking."
    Dined on 2/1/2014