Cafe 2825 Cafe 2825

Cafe 2825

2825 Atlantic Ave. (Brighton Ave.)
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Cuisine: Italian
Family-owned and -operated, Cafe 2825 crafts hearty northern Italian fare.
Openings: Dinner Tues.-Sat.


Cafe 2825 Restaurant Review:

Cafe 2825’s tiny kitchen turns out big flavors in carefully prepared dishes, served amid an inviting, neighborhood Italian ambience. Not often seen on restaurant menus, authentic home-cooking dishes make appearances here. Try the trippa Napolitana, beef tripe, cooked to tenderness and plated with carrots, fennel, peas, onions and marinara, or carciofi ripieni, a whole artichoke filled with seasoned breadcrumbs and onions and topped with diced hardboiled egg. Share a plate of the pappardelle filete di pomodoro --- the homemade noodles are extra-wide and tossed in fresh tomato basil sauce with smoked pancetta. For an entrée, go for pollo e gamberi fagiola, a grilled chicken breast with sautéed shrimp and white beans in scampi sauce presented over rabe and escarole. If you have a high tolerance for heat, order the Italian long hots, which are fiery green beans. Management is justifiably proud of its wine list. For a sweet ending, don't pass up the white pistachio gelato.

Padma Lakshmi recipe

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