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Cafe 2825

1201 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Neighborhood Gem (1379)
  • Fit for Foodies (1331)
  • Special Occasion (1260)

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(609) 344-6913
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Guiseppe Biancalana
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Cross street
Brighton Avenue
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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.
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1201 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 7, 2016

This is hands down the best Italian Restaurant in NJ!!

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2016

Outstanding outstanding outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

vipBspet (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2016

Gourmet Italian with unusual specialties . The food was outstanding the service was attentive . A bit pricey but well worth the culinary expierence.

vipDebbc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

Always wonderful
Our only issue was that our waitperson was more of an order taker and had no personal interest in our well being
Only when asked was the water refilled
And a pepper mill was never offered

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

Joe, thank you for your personal service! You made our evening even more special and your cuisine was out of this world. Thanks for all the great suggestions! From the homemade buffalo mozzarella to the coconut cheesecake that ended our experience. Beyond our expectations!! A must restaurant to get a reservation if you're at the South Jersey shore!

vipJSTDOIT (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2016

The dining experience exceeded our expectations, which were high to begin with! Joe makes you feel like family whether it's your first time or you are a regular. Don't miss this place!

Out2xweekly (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2016

Outstanding as usual !! Will eventually try every item on the menu and so far all are outstanding ....Thanks

vipLeeA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 14, 2016

A most excellent place. I have been coming here annually for many years. Joe and Virginia have it nailed. The food continues to improve, as does the wine list. They also have a very nice small bar with top shelf brands. Highly rec ommended.

vipkatyd (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2016

Cafe 2825 is a Neighborhood Gem of Atlantic City and should not be missed. Call ahead as it is very small. The Ambience, Staff and Food make it a night to remember. Consistency every single time we come to this restaurant. I Highly Recommend !

OpenTable Diner (Key West)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2016

Everything was phenomenal.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2016

We enjoyed another spectacular meal at Café 2825. It is very difficult to get a weekend reservation, so we dined late on a Wednesday night. Joe, the owner, and his wife are always present and very gracious making sure all diners are satisfied. The food is fantastic. We are locals who consider this the best Italian restaurant in the area. There is no need to travel to NYC for great Italian food. Café 2825 delivers a great Italian meal every visit.

TomRobin (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2016

This is my second visit to Café 2825 {celebrating my birthday} and it was fabulous, the stuffed calamari and the mozzarella made at table side is unbelievable. My stuffed veal chop was absolutely delicious. Great wine list. Cant wait to go again

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2016

Awesome restaurant. There is a reason why they were rated the best Italian restaurant in NJ. Everything is done right here. If you go, you absolutely must have the fresh mozzarella made table side and the pasta Cacio e Pepe. Your tastebuds will thank you.

vipEddie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2016

Went to Cafe 2825 for the first time and was pleasantly surprised.We ordered the made at the table Caesar salad as well as long hot peppers followed by pasta dishes that were great.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2016

We treated ourselves to Joe's table side homemade mozzarella - out of this world!