About 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.
Italian, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe 2825 Ratings and Reviews
Fabulous as always! Mozzerella table sid ...
Fabulous as always! Mozzerella table side is a must!
This restaurant is just spectacular. They serve Sicilian food, with quite a few items made right at your table. My wife and I were in awe of the great care everyone took while serving us 2 wonderful dishes. I encourage you to read my review on Trip Advisor, as I went into more detail. But I want to personally thank the staff who worked on Wednesday 5/18/16 to serve us with love and some of the best pasta and cheese I've ever tried. Thank you...
Food was great. Portions were good as we ...
Food was great. Portions were good as well. Fresh mozzarella was a little pricey. I was full after the first course. They had the most amazing coconut cream cheesecake I've ever had.
Lucky reservation at Cafe 2825
This place is so popular now that it's won "Best Italian Restaurant in New Jersey"--on a Tuesday evening around 6:30, it was packed and hopping! The food was wonderful and our server very attentive. My husband loved celebrating his birthday there!
Everything about it was delious! The fo ...
Everything about it was delious! The food was outstanding! I don't remember when I had a better meal!
Took my boyfriend there for his bday. Se ...
Took my boyfriend there for his bday. Service rushed us, they kept trying to take our plates away. I had asked them to bring a candle out after dinner he didn't want dessert but I thought they would at least bring him a candle. They also upcharged us for our food, prices on menu did not match the bill for the same dishes. The experience was disappointing and felt cheap. Was saddened that I chose this for his special night.
Amazing food with excellent service. Th ...
Amazing food with excellent service. The mozzarella and coconut cheesecake are to die for! This place does not disappoint.
Had a reservation that I made two weeks in advance, still waited 30 min for my table. Service was a lttle slow at times, I needed to flag down the wait staff. Even though we chose the caesar salad made at the table $15 PP is a bit high.
First visit to Café 2825. Loved the cozy atmosphere and the owner was quite welcoming. Our waiter was a bit of a disappointment, however - there was a bit of a language barrier, and he just wasn't familiar with the menu enough to answer any questions. That said, the food was quite good, accompanied by an excellent bread basket. The coconut cheesecake was to die for (and I'm not even really a dessert fan) and not to be missed.
My wife and I tried Cafe 2825 for the first time. We have been going to the Tropicana Casino for 20+ years and never ventured out to the 2825. Our loss. The service and the food was excellent and the wine selection was very good. The prices were comparable to those that you would find in the Casinos and the menu was ala carte. The Coconut cheese cake was to die for. Great Italian food prepared in a homestyle way. No real frills just very good food.
Ambiance great! Menu outstanding! Food-benessimo! However, Rushed throughout dining. Selections served to us at differing times, staff efficient but not sociable, no personality including owners. Wine selections poor and over priced for low quality wine. I would return for the food alone.
Amazing , will be back soon
Amazing , will be back soon
This place definitely lived up to its reputation. The food was absolutely delicious. That coupled with the ambiance made for a great choice for our date night.
Best restaurant in Atlantic City
The food is delicious. Best Italian food ever. Highly recommend. Get the mozzarella.
One of the best Italian Restaurants In NJ
This is one of the few Italian restaurants in New Jersey where the food is creative and exciting. It is obvious that the chef spend a lot of time creating new way to prepare certain dishes and serve them. The portions are just right. We had the grilled octopus, which was prepared with sweet cabbage. When I first saw it, I questioned the combination, but soon I found it to be one the best tasting grilled octopus I have ever had. The polenta spread on a wooden board topped with a shredded meat stew was delectable.
cafe 2825....a gem
Owners make u feel like u r really special..... Joe not only makes homemade mozzarella tableside but explains to you step by step the prework it takes ..... A must have if u visit.... scallop special was savory and light... there were so many dishes on the menu we want to try it will be our go-to whenever we visit AC An amazing dining experience😃
This will be our 6th dining experience in the Café within the last 6 months. The consistency of the presentation but even more the flavors just continue to make our dinners soooo enjoyable. We like to have the stuffed calamari or the scungilli as a starter. Followed by a stuffed veal chop or even a homemade pasta with wit, in this case, Paparadelli Fra Diable with a bunch of clams , mussels, scallops , shrimp and lobster. Mop up the gravy with the fresh bread, sip a glass of Chianti and it does not get any better!
Excellent dining experience on every visit!
A swanky secluded and cozy dining atmosphere. Will definitely would return to try more dishes. The Branzino and Black Sea Bass are most try--pesto shrimp was different and as good as expected. Extensive wine list in a wide range of prices.
Food and service were excellent. The Sunday gravy and tableside mozzarella were great. A little pricey but we knew that going in. Only bad thing was the loud, obnoxious, cheesey go-tee sportin' guy sitting in the back. The place is small and intimate. A must if you're in AC.
With the recent accolades of Cafe 2825 i ...
With the recent accolades of Cafe 2825 it was a "must stop" during our recent AC trip. The awards are well deserved as all in our party were raving about their dishes. We all said numerous times during the meal that we will definitely dine there again AND spread the word about this gem!
The stuffed artichoke, as well as our ch ...
The stuffed artichoke, as well as our chulicken entrees. Excellent service as well.
TOP NJ ITALIAN
Other than parking this place is flawless. Incredibly creative presentations of dazzling dishes, somehow rich in flavor without being loaded with salt or calories. We went early and beat the crowd and the noise, wine pours are light but Martinis and Manhattans are to die for and reasonably priced. They coax every possible flavor out of rich fish dishes without overpowering with too much seasoning, there is a genius in the kitchen who will leave a smile on your face for days. Osso Bucco is the best ever. I have already recommended 2825 to many friends and plan on going again often. Dinner for two with drinks, appetizers, entrees, coffee, and tip ran just over $150, well worth every penny. To get an extraordinary meal for this price is unbelievable.
the absolute best restaurant in jersey! ...
the absolute best restaurant in jersey! can't wait to go back again.
Everything is done very well: service, f ...
Everything is done very well: service, food, presentation, clean-up. The servings are substantial but not inordinate. Joe and Ginniy, the owners, are there to make sure all goes well. This is my favorite restaurant and it continues to please and to exceed.
Absolutely a fabulous restaurant, you will not be disappointed. The owners,and staff are great and very accommodating. The food is delicious. We will definitely be back.
Food was good but not exceptional. Risot ...
Food was good but not exceptional. Risotto was not creamy and was like rice a roni. Artichoke was excellent . Wife and I both got veal. One plain broiled and I got stuffed. Both were tasty but not tender.
Absolutely amazing experience! From the ...
Absolutely amazing experience! From the staff, the food, and most importantly the experience! The owner came to the table to demonstrate the mozzarella cheese process at the restaurant! He also was checked in to see how everything was going! There's a lot of great places in AC....but this takes the cake! If you don't go to at least try....you're truly missing out!
The food was way too salty.
We were very disappointed as this restaurant got such good reviews. but both of our dishes were way too salty and we like salt. Due to this we only ate half our meals and didn't take the leftovers home. Too pricey not to be totally delicious. The waitress did take one of the dinners off of our bill. unfortunately we won't be back.
Great experience from the time you entered to the time we left ,very good food an service and nice size portion's.
BEST ITALIAN in JERSEY
Another fantastic experience at Cafe 2825. Arrived early and had martini's at the bar. Pretty amazing what detail goes on here. Our bartender, when grabbing drinks-used a napkin to prevent her hands from going into our glasses! First class... Cocktails excellent. Our perfect table along with wall had a fake window, but made us feel as we were sitting in an open area. Bread service=excellent. Joe, the owner, suggested a 2012 Franciscan Estate -Magnificant-her suggested we let it air and was he RIGHT ON!!! It was heavenly. We shared the grilled octopus, which as done perfectly-nice and tender. My Sunday dinner, while a lot of food here-meatball light and airy, sausage perfect... My husbands Sea Bass was fresh and done exactly the way he asked. We added the long hots and huge bowl of fresh peppers! We finished with coffess and homemade dessert. Feeling way stuffed, but left saying-just like going home to family and eating a GREAT FAMILY DINNER!!! Can not go wrong here!
You have to eat here.
From the time we were greeted to the time we left the service was outstanding. The food was exceptional. Any visit to Atlantic City I was make sure I have reservations at this outstanding restaurant. Exceptional, Outstanding, Wonderful the food and services was perfect.
Incredible! Food was fresh and delicious ...
Incredible! Food was fresh and delicious. Would have gone back the next night but they were already booked for the night Make sure to make a reservation. You won't be disappointed.
Exceptional homemade Italian food
A true gem in Atlantic City. One of the best Italian meals I've ever eaten. Owner and wife are friendly, cordial, and personable. Try the mozzerella prepared at table side. It is simply incredible.
Great obscure CAFE
Wow the proprietor Joe is great ,hands on ,very welcoming to all his diners engaging and down to earth . Magnifico.. All of it.. Definitely recommended. And save room for dessert. The NY style homemade secret recipe coconut cheesecake and ricotta cheese cake worth the extra calories.. You'll work it off later.
One of the best restaurants in the State ...
One of the best restaurants in the State. Should be on everyone's list of restaurants to visit in N.J. The food is amazing.
Food excellent, service very good with attentions to all fine dinning. Tables close and therefore noise level somewhat above average.
The best of the best in Atlantic City. t ...
The best of the best in Atlantic City. the owner Joe welcomes you like an old friend. Impeccable service always and consistently excellent food.
We had a business dinner
Bone in veal was awesome. Ordered the fresh mozzarella table side. Great tasting and presentation
Fair at best
Ii had flounder and it was mediocre at best. The other entree's were good. Very close quarters and a bit noisy. The prices are higher than other restaurants with better food and ambiance. Service was very good and reservations were honored in a timely manner.
"The Pork" was absolutely amazing and I ...
"The Pork" was absolutely amazing and I will definitely be going back here again. My wife's dish was also amazing!!!
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