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Nova Europa Restaurant

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American, European, Greek, Portuguese
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1311 Lamberton Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902-3415
301-649-6690
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pasteis de Nata

Need I say more? Now serving Portugal's signature sweet, Nova Europa is a Portuguese-influenced, European-style restaurant with white tablecloths, a formal yet personable waitstaff, delicious fish (rockfish and trout), and ambiance that defies the modest exterior. Looking forward to trying their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mmbbaltimore
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Need I say more? Now serving Portugal's signature sweet, Nova Europa is a Portuguese-influenced, European-style restaurant with white tablecloths, a formal yet personable waitstaff, delicious fish (rockfish and trout), and ambiance that defies the modest exterior. Looking forward to trying their Portuguese specialties, especially the flaming chourico, which was delicious in the kale-chourico soup, and the Caldeirada. Bom apetite!

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Thank mmbbaltimore
Silver Spring, Maryland
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66 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Food is good. I always get some fish dish. Go with my old uncle because the diners are pretty old. The staff may come across unfriendly but may take a little time (and coaxing, then they come around to being friendly and joking around;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My wife and I had some free time to ourselves while on a recent trip to DC. I researched restaurants in the area and we came up with Nova Europa and we totally enjoyed the meal and the service. We plan on returning the next time we have some free time when visiting DC.

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Thank Bruce R
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

It had been many years (at least 8) since my last visit but the atmosphere and food quality is the same as always. I enjoyed escargot in garlic butter sauce and enviously watched as my husband sopped up the melted buttery goodness with a light and fluffy piece of bread that they serve (unfortunately I have a severe gluten sensitivity).... More 

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Thank why_not_zsc
Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Nova Europa is a great place to go for dinner. We have been eating there for over 25 years and the food, atmosphere and servers are always outstanding. Don't be put off by its location in a strip shopping center. Once you enter you will be pleasantly greeted and surprise at the decor.

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1 Thank Steve0930
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have been going here for decades, my husband's favorite restaurant. Excellent Portuguese and European food in an Old World setting. It could use sprucing up decor-wise, but the service and food are always excellent. Love the complimentary liqueur after dinner.

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1 Thank mimi l
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A little hidden treasure of a restaurant in the middle of Wheaton. Old fashioned, European charm and delicious food. The rainbow trout was to die for...the flan dessert is perfect!

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1 Thank Angie H
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This restaurant is old world and waiters are very formal. I liked the food, the specials for early dinners are the best deal, include, appetizer, coffee and dessert. I recommend the Veal Marsala, and the steak dishes are excellent too. I would go there again. Free parking and easy access from 410.

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Thank MaryWest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Everyone enjoyed his meal. only negative was veal parm was little tough Service was terrific...Atmosphere very pleasant.

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Thank Suzanne B
Silver Spring, Md
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nova Europa is our neighborhood restaurant so we have been dining there for years and the food is always excellent. My favorite dishes are the Chicken Portuguese and the Steak Portuguese. Both have excellent flavors. My husband recently tried the lamb chops with rosemary and again raved about his dish. I don't think you can go wrong with anything on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1311 Lamberton Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902-3415
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: 301-649-6690

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, European, Greek, Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?