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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
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Tuscan, Central-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 2 weeks ago

I've called a million times and requested a reservation always for a week or week and a half in advance. They never ever call me back. How do you get them to call you back? I've even said I was flexible with the date and...time. STILL NO RESPONSE.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 17, 2021

My wife and i have been there before and the food and service was good. BUT try making a reservation is a problem. BIG PROBLEM . You have to call 7 days in advance and HOPE that they call you back. I recently called for...a Wed. Reservation a weeks in advance at 10:44 AM. NEVER GOT A CALL BACK. Called a second time, NO RESPONSE. WOULD NEVER STEP FOOT IN THE RESTAURANT EVER AGAIN...OVERATED !!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2021

Sooo disappointing on the homemade mozzarella (fresh diced tomatoes; not sautéed in oil, etc); stuffed artichoke (no idea where this recipe came from); cacio e Pepe HORRIBLE...pasta was so overcooked and too thin; Entrees where fabulous as was the tartufo...wine list also lacking...

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 28, 2021

This was our first visit to Cafe 2825. It was highly recommended on different venues and far exceeded our expectations! Very small and cozy atmosphere. We spoke with the owner prior to ordering. He was very personable and gave us insight to his menu. The...table side prepared specialties are to die for and they're a must have! My wife and I shared the freshly prepared mozzarella, tomatoes with roasted peppers. The menus all looked so great, particularly the house specials. We ordered and shared twin lobster tails and shrimp with pasta and an overwhelming portion of chicken parm which we couldn't finish. We ended our wonderful dinner with cappuccino, expresso while sharing Tiramisu. Everything was unbelievably outstanding, so much we had to share our experience with the owner in person. We were treated like old friends. We only wish we lived closer so we could dine here more frequent. Highly recommend to anybody who visits AC. We'll be back to try other dishes and see the warm hearted staff. Our only disappointment is that we haven't been here sooner. BTW, this establishment is well prepared with Covid protocols in place keeping all patrons safe. Thank you Cafe 2825! See you soon!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 5, 2021

The is a place to go for date night Also great to bring clients. .Small but cozy. The owner Joe is Amazing! ! The table side mozzarella was incredible !!!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2021

We visited Cafe 2825 for the first time on a recommendation. The food was delectable. We ordered the burrata which is an experience for the eyes and palate, a def must. Meatball egg rolls are worth every bite. Hearty pasta fagioli soup will make you...feel warm and fuzzy. We all ordered different dishes and raved about each one. Portions were large. For dessert the coconut cheesecake rounded out the deliciousness of the night. Meeting humble owner Joe and his wife explained their success.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 23, 2021

To call Cafe 2825 the best restaurant in Atlantic City is selling it short. This is the best restaurant I have ever been to anywhere. I have eaten here many many times and it is always amazing. The service is great and the food is...amazing. There are too many dishes to name. Just know that you will need to make many trips here so you can try them all. Joe and Ginny are such nice people and always make you feel welcome. If I didn’t live 2 hours away I would be at Cafe 2825 at least once a week. It is now the highlight of any AC trip. If you have never been you must try it out. Guaranteed you will never want to eat anywhere else.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed November 4, 2020 via mobile

The best restaurant in Atlantic City if you are lucky to get in. They make table side mozzarella which will be the best you ever had. The chicken parm is amazing . The blue berry cheesecake is so good too. It's my favorite restaurant in...AC.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 2, 2020 via mobile

One of the best Italian restaurants in the world! We were recommended this place by a friend and were very lucky to get outdoor dining on a Friday night. Our waiter was incredible; every suggestion he made I took and the food selected was amazing....We started with the polenta and the Caesar salad, both had wonderful flavors. The chicken à la Clemente was perfection with The light cream sauce / mozzarella and the chicken was cooked perfectly. The veal chop was seasoned and cooked perfectly as well. The blueberry cheesecake was to die for and a must have !! I highly recommend visiting this wonderful restaurant it is 5 diamonds! Also Owner Chef Joey is a gem And you could see he truly loves what he does in creating a wonderful atmosphere with amazing food to celebrate any occasion.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

Lucky to get a reservation at Cafe 2825. The outside area is very pretty and the tables were spaced apart very nicely. My husband and I started with the table side burrata and caccio peppe. Both were fantastic and the staff put on a nice...show while making these specialities at your table. After that I had the Chilian Seabass and my husband has the Veal Rollatini. Both dishes were delicious but I especially loved the veal, the sauce was just how it was supposed to be, so tasty. Planning on going there 9/25 and 9/26 if we can get a reservation to celebrate our Anniversary and my husband’s birthday and I will be ordering the veal. For dessert we shared a slice of blueberry cheesecake which was the so delicious. I come from New York and lived a short distance from the original Junior’s on Flatbush Avenue which was excellent, however, the cheesecake at Cafe 2825 made Junior’s cheesecake seem amateurish. It was outstanding, the blueberries were gigantic, a must have. I definitely will be bringing some home. Very enjoyable evening, highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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ac129
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Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
No, they offer a full service bar.
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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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Cafe 2825 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5