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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.
US$35 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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 4 days ago via mobile

The food and friendly atmosphere will definitely have us coming back for return visits. We had heard about the table side preparations and were not disappointed. We had the buratta and it was delicious.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is not that great. Good, but not great. Gimmicky B.S. They are too special to ever return a call for a reservation, and if by chance you can get a walk-in, the owner is a rude beeee ATCH! Sorry I bothered them with...my dollars and patronage. NOPE NOPE NOPE.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 17 September 2021 via mobile

Last night we had an early 5:00 pm dinner at this restaurant. My sister’s boyfriend recommended it. I thought I had several favorite Italian restaurants: well add it to top of list!! They make table side mozzarella. It was absolutely DELICIOUS!!! We ordered prosciutto and...red peppers for it. So GOOD!!! We had the shrimp oregano with spinach. It was superb. We also had a steak that melted in your mouth. Bread is delicious. Service is excellent! Best ricotta cheesecake EVER!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 September 2021

I will admit it.. I am a foodie that has ate ever EVER 5 star and HOT SPOT in the area ( NYC and and TriState area) This is our FAVORITE restaurant. There are literally THOUSANDS of restaurants between NYC and NJ .. nothing comes...close to food. It is that AMAZING.. I love baked clams .. they have best .. The Burattta made fresh Tableside is amazing. The stuffed Calamari was tender and made to perfection. My husbands veal chops was … just to die for. Cons… NONE …More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021

My dinner special soft crab shell with shrimp included 2 crabs and 2 shrimps that was breaded and fried, with couple capers on top, no sauce, no garnish. For $42. Drinks overpriced. Service was rushed, nobody explained how the food was prepared. Nobody came up...to ask how was the food or if we need anything. It seemed that they couldn’t handle amount of people they had. 1 single bathroom in the middle of the kitchen. My friends sea bass was ok too. Won’t be back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021

I previously reviewed Cafe 2825 in Aug 2018. Having returned in July 2021 I can tell you the quality of the meal we ate was at least as good! This is simply one of the best meals you will ever eat. The only negative thing...I can say is it is extremely difficult to get a reservation. Once you've gotten past that, however, you can rest assured you will have a unique experience. There are so many things you should order, so hopefully you have a larger and/or hungry group. Definitely get the fresh mozzarella, but beyond that you really can't go wrong. Enjoy your amazing face stuffing!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 9 August 2021

4 of us went and have been there several times every summer season for years. Consistently a great restaurant with fantastic food.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 5 July 2021 via mobile

Unbelievable long wait for reservations if you want in heee. But the Tuscan food was honestly so delicious highly recommended you to work on reservations here it is worth it. Out sever was very helpful with the menu as they should be but one of...our guest has reactions to certain foods. Our waiter knew what to do. Which was helpfulMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2021

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
Reviewed 17 May 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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Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
No, they offer a full service bar.
30 October 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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Cafe 2825 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5