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“Excellent Italian restaurant away from casinos” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe 2825

Cafe 2825
2825 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6325
609-344-6913
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Ranked #3 of 354 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Brighton Avenue
Description: Been in business for more than a decade. Well known in the Italian community.
donchamp
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian restaurant away from casinos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Joey does all the cooking. Taught by his mom. Out and about with the diners as well. His wife is behind the bar , with the customers, and knowledgeable about the ins and outs of a truly diverse Italian menu. Have been back several times and never disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Family-run EXCELLENT Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Lots of places say they serve Italian food. Café 2825 delivers the GENUINE ARTICLE. Husband/Father host, Wife/Mother bartender, daughter server: I don't know if I got all the "titles" right but they all equally made sure everything ran smoothly, supported by their great staff. Relaxing, not-rushed dinner, though it was crowded (actually the only reason I give the atmosphere an "average": it was a little loud for me but others may find it bubbly and fun). My server (the daughter) was quite knowledgeable about the menu and made good, helpful suggestions throughout. The special menu was a nice surprise to the already inviting regular menu. I had the special stuffed meatball which was a first for me: picture a hefty sized meatball stuffed with a dollop of ricotta in the center, a thin layer of cheese melted over the entire meatball, then topped with a little more fresh ricotta all in a little pool of homemade red sauce. I mean c'mon!! It was delicious. Lots of great seafood to choose from so had to have the clams posillipo as well. Great broth to dip the delicious bread. Having had the meatball with sauce, I changed my original main dish order (before it arrived) to something without red sauce and it was done happily. There was a nice patient friendliness to the place overall but all with a very professional attitude. A must-return to now that I've finally discovered it. And only a few blocks from the casinos, makes it a great alternative to the boardwalk and hotel restaurants.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice treat !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Cozy restaurant outside the casinos across the street from Tropicana. Warning the parking lot is not next to the restaurant rather around the corner or better yet look for street parking. Service was excellent. Two couples. We ordered the fried calamari it was excellent we had an arugula salad it was good but not excellent. We also had baked clams they were pretty good. The sea bass was excellent three slices with seasoning on each we also ordeded a chicken francese it was good. The tiramisu was out of this world. A bit pricey.

Visited May 2013
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new jersey
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

this is a great restaraunt. Do not miss this gem if you are in Atlantic City and in the mood for some real itialian food. Everything made to order, I had the chicken parmagean and my wife had the chiliean sea bass. Both were wonderful, the service was impecable, and we enjoyed every minute we were there. I cant say enough how you wont regret this dining expeience. Get away from the loud casinos and embrace this wonderful establisment.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

we ordered the stuffed artichoke and baked clams for apps n both were very good.My wife had the grouper which was good but overcooked and i had the sunday gravy which was good but for $33 i expected more than 12 pieces of pasta that came in a flat dish. 3 pieces of meat and a very small dish of pasta.the cannoli was excellant and homemade and the server she was excellant

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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