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Cafe 2825

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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ANTIPASTO‏
whole stuffed artichoke
whole artichoke filled w/ seasoned breadcrumbs, onions & diced hard boiled egg
shrimp pesto arrosta
pesto marinated shrimp dusted in seasoned breadcrumbs, oven-roasted w/ lemon & romano cheese
steamed clams posillipo
steamed little neck clams in a broth of garlic, olive oil, wine & fresh herbs, great for dipping bread
baked clams oreganata
Oven-baked clams on the half shell filled w/ seasoned Italian breadcrumbs & romano cheese
fresh calamari
fresh lightly coated crispy fried calamari served w/ marinara
eggplant rollatini
thinly sliced eggplant rolled & filled w/ ricotta topped w/ marinara & mozzarella
risotto
shiitake, porcini & crimini mushroom
asparagus parmigiana
lightly breaded sautéed asparagus topped w/ melted mozzarella & fresh tomato
sausage & peppers
Sautéed spicy Italian fennel sausage w/ hot peppers, onions, & melted mozzarella
zuppa
Tuscan pasta Fagiola or Italian wedding soup
SICILIAN SPECIALTIES
stuffed calamari
calamari tube‏ filled w/ crab meat, seasoned breadcrumbs & calamari rings in marinara
scungilli
sliced imported‏ dark mediterranean conch sautéed in marinara fra di avolo
grilled octopus
grilled marinated baby octopus served over sweet cabbage w/ cranberries
spedini alla romana
fried mozzarella w/ butter sauce of lemon, anchovy & capers
trippa napolitana
tender tripe w/ carrots, sweet peas, onions & marinara
SALADS‏
arugula
fresh peppery lettuce in olive oil, lemon, vine tomato & shaved cheese
2825 salad
Radicchio, romaine, iceberg, Belgian endive, roasted peppers, tomato, cheese, w/ house vinaigrette
beet salad
oven roasted fresh beets, dried cranberries, gorgonzola, toasted almonds, arugula
meatball salad
homemade red gravy soaked meatball over crisp greens vinaigrette, ricotta, provolone
caesar
traditional house prepared dressing
PASTA
wild mushroom
blend of porcini, shittake, crimini mushrooms in light cream & truffle oil w/ pappardelle pasta
seppia arrabbiata
short rigatoni pasta tossed w/ mediterranean calamari, diced long hot peppers in fresh tomato
white clam sauce
thin linguini sautéed w/ fresh local whole little necks clams in white (garlic & olive oil) or red (marinara) sauce
cavatelli
Broccoli rabe, Italian sausage, garlic & oil
bolognese
homemade red gravy meat sauce, touch of ricotta, mozzarella tossed w/ rigatoni or fusilli
spaghetti luigi
Spaghetti w/ crumbled Italian sausage, sautéed onions, fresh tomato sauce
spaghettini carbonara
thin spaghetti w/ sweet peas, onion & prosciutto in a cream sauce
baked gemelli all vodka
short pasta‏ twists baked w/ in vodka sauce w/ melted mozzarella & ricotta
spaghettini sicilian style
shucked whole fresh littleneck clams in garlic, olive oil, fried white anchovies dusted in seasoned breadcrumbs
grandma capellini w/ homemade meatball
capellini w/ marinara & basil w/ shaved provolone, chopped fresh mozzarella for you to mix in
HOUSE SPECIALTIES‏
chicken or veal cutlet parmigiana
breaded, pan fried, fresh marinara, & mozzarella
chicken parmigiana bolognese alla vodka fra diavolo
spicy breaded chicken parmigiana topped w/ bologense alla vodka & melted mozzarella
chicken alla clemente
francese style‏ chicken layered w/ seasoned ricotta, melted mozzarella in lemon, garlic & butter sauce
chicken or veal sorrentino alla jacquelina
francese style breast of chicken layered w/ eggplant, prosciutto, mushrooms & fresh mozzarella in fresh tomato
veal cutlet parmigiana
thin cutlet, lightly breaded, marinara & mozzarella, old fashion style
sunday gravy
Homemade meatball, bracciole, Italian sausage in old world red gravy w/ rigatoni
veal rollatini alla tiana
tender rolled veal, filled w/ spinach, prosciutto, cheese in natural brown sauce w/ mushroom risotto
SEAFOOD
francese style- founder or twin lobster
light batter, sautéed in lemon, butter & white wine w/ spinach or capellini
pescatori w/ lobster tail
local harvested clams, calamari & shrimp in fresh marinara w/ thin linguini
whole branzino
oven-roasted whole mediterranean bass w/ fresh herbs, lemon, olive oil & de-boned table side
chilean sea bass
roasted sea bass fillet in light ground honey mustard glaze dusted w/ seasoned crumbs, nuts & dried berries
salmon
freshly grilled salmon fillet in lemon, wine, diced sun-dried tomato & sliced zucchini & asparagus
shrimp oreganata
Oven roasted jumbo shrimp topped w/ seasoned Italian breadcrumb & herbs over spinach or linguini
HOUSE CUT BONE-IN CHOPS‏
veal chop milanese
pounded pan fried, breaded, rib cut veal chop w/ arugula, diced tomato & balsamic
stuffed veal chop valdostana
veal chop filled w/ prosciutto,cheeses, light breading, mushrooms, oven roasted in natural sauce
veal chop parmigiana
pounded rib cut veal chop lightly breaded, pan sautéed, melted mozzarella & marinara
pork chop parmigiana alla bolognese fra diavolo
pounded, breaded rib pork chop, topped w/ bologenese sauce, melted mozzarella, diced long hot peppers
HAND-CUT PAN ROASTED THICK CHOPS
rack of lamb
pan roasted 6 rib lamb rack topped w/ toasted breadcrumbs & mixed nuts w/ roasted potato
grilled veal chop
fire grilled, prime cut, rib cut veal chop w/ roasted potato
the brooklyn pork chop
balsamic marinated, pan glazed, thick pork chop w/ vinegar brined mild cherry peppers, roasted potatoes
SIDES AND APPETIZERS‏
sautéed long hot peppers
spinach garlic & oil
broccoli rabe
side of pasta marinara
roasted potatoes
shoestring fried zucchini
About
Been in business 28 yrs. Featuring Italian American Cusine. One block from Tropicana and The Quarter. Family Owned. Upscale Italian American white table cloth restaurant . PLEASE upscale casual dress.... no tee shirts, graffiti tees, cut off, beachwear,Male tank tops.
PRICE RANGE
$35 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended to me by a dear friend and foodie. My hubby and I made reservations which are mandatory. We are so happy to have experienced Cafe 2825. The food is to die for. Freshly made barrata at the table was delectable....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank NeeddownTime
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish you the best of luck on getting a reservation. It is worth the wait maybe up to a month in advance The Best

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank boardwalkover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we are in AC, we always eat at least twice at our favorite, and the city’s best, restaurant, Cafe 2825. The food is spectacularly delicious. We very highly recommend the mozzarella made at tableside, the spiendini alla romano, the chilean seabass with nuts and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank wclegends
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good but it's not the end-all. The owners are so snooty you could almost lose your appetite. They are always busy and good for them they're just not my cup of tea. Never again.

Date of visit: June 2019
2  Thank billyandbobthedog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group started with the the table-side burrata and pasta in a cheese wheel for appetizers. It was fun to watch both appetizers being made and they were both very tasty. For dinner, I had the stuffed veal chop and my husband had a veal...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Godiva0318
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

Cafe 2825 is one of the best Italian restaurant in which I have eaten in during my entire life. The quality of their food is outstanding. The service is extremely good. They serve various table side appetizers. It is a very professional small restaurant. You...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Daniel B
Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

One of Atlantic Citys best kept secrets. The food is so good and the selection of entrees is incredible.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Finediner3
Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

Best Italian Resterant in NJ everything is delicious stuffed Artichoke appetizer is pure perfection Great Veal Dishes and the Pasta is wonderfull probly the Best Restaurant I've ever eaten at Five Stars all day long

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Edward P
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

Have been there a dozen times and every visit was superb. Called 14 days ahead for 6/5 reservation. Left precise message. Call not returned. Called again the following day ( 5/23) and was advised that only available time was 5 pm. Hassle not worth it.

Date of visit: May 2019
2  Thank 46582Yankee07
Reviewed May 21, 2019

The food here is fantastic. A little pricey but well both every penny. Where cn you go nd the owner is actually serving you food. From the minute we walked in till we left felt like I was back in Italy. Get here early if...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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ac129
April 29, 2018|
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Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
No, they offer a full service bar.
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October 30, 2017|
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Response from karendpeyton | Reviewed this property |
You know the food is great at this restaurant but, it is not that good to have to do back flips to get a reservation. My husband and I who supported this restaurant and have given great reviews to help get it the attention... More
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