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Cafe 2825

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 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
US$35 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried getting caught reservation for two months, we finally booked a table, when we got there we we're not asked if we had a reservation we we're told sorry no tables. We had to insist we had a reservation, then they sat us. We...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank ufsny01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had heard so much of Cafe 2825 since we bought a condo in next door Brigantine, and called on a whim this Saturday and were fortunate to get an early seating same day, quite an accomplishment from what I've read about...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank GanzSr
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Home made mozzarella right at your table. Giant meatballs, and large portion dinners. Better to share with someone if possible. Drinks are delicious. All food is prepared fresh, and some right before you at your table. Excellent waiters, clean restaurant. Small, but cozy, friendly place....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Donna G
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been trying to get a reservation at Cafe 2825 for a long time and finally got one with our friends from out of town. The hand made burrata appetizer and pasta mixed table side were absolutely delicious. So good, that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank davidpM9033UU
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I and a friend of ours went here last night. We have been here many times over the years and every time it has been an amazing experience. We are always warmly welcomed and started with a bottle of wine. The servers...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank docrxpert
Reviewed 26 October 2018

A must the service is very good, you will get plenty of attention. Making cheese at your table is cool, (not free). The owners are very accommodating, were able to get us in even though they were booked. So many $1,000 cheese wheels to make...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank mldcpwm
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining twice at this very fine restaurant during our recent trip to Atlantic City. Joe and Ginny are great hosts and the food and service was excellent. Just a wonderful dining experience. We will be back whenever...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wclegends
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We had the most amazing meal! We started with the table side house made mozzarella and prosciutto. It was an appetizer of silky delicious-ness. However, The was followed up by the table side Cacio e Pepe! This was a sophisticated cheesy preparation that left me...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank A3467NDkimb
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable! Hands down the best food service and ambiance ever!!!! We had no issue getting a reservation. Used to eat elsewhere in AC never again. Will only eat here from now on. We had the table side ceaser. The meatball and my husband had chicken...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lisas61
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Dined here on business. Highly recommend to take advantage of the free valet parking which is on the side street of the restaurant. This is a small restaurant that is big on flavor and premier level of service! I was fortunate enough to be able...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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ac129
29 April 2018|
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Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
No, they offer a full service bar.
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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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