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Nova Europa Restaurant

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American, Portuguese
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1311 Lamberton Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902-3415
301-649-6690
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 4
    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
Good Food

This is an excellent family run restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was just as good. I truly enjoyed myself.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Steve E
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Olney, MD
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We tried this restaurant because it was in the coupon book. It is certainly a lovely looking room with great waiters. I have no idea what Portuguese food is supposed to be, we thought it was an Italian restaurant. Our food was good but not outstanding. conventional salad with a delicious dressing. There is little if any choice for vegan/vegetarians... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an excellent family run restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was just as good. I truly enjoyed myself.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We eat at Nova Europa every few months. One visit last year, we took our son & his family Incl two little boys -5 & 7. The waiter was wonderful with them. Brought them them soup & bread while we waited for our entrees.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You would never guess that Nova Europa would be an upscale restaurant in a small shopping center just off Arcola Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland. I have been there twice and both visits were superb. The menu is varied and the quality is excellent, along with a good selection of wines and cocktails. I felt the waiter was there just... More 

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Fort Washington, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I have gone to Nova Europa a few times and I am always impressed with the quality of the food and the personal service. The Portuguese food is very authentic. My parents were from Portugal and I have visited Portugal on several occasions so I know Portuguese cuisine. Nova Europa is the real deal. If you like red wine try... More 

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Elkridge, Maryland
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Even though tucked away in a non-descript neighborhood strip-mall, worth the visit. Very much like a small European restaurant. Food is above average and portions are just right. Restrooms are inadequate and not well kept.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our seniors group from church uses this restaurant regularly for lunches and early bird when they have an excellent choice of meals. We receive very courteous and attentive service, especially for those with ambulatory problems. Good parking. Cheerful willing servers. We think this is a great value outing.

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Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My Wife and I have been going to Nova Europa with her cousin and his wife for the past 12 years and have always had an enjoyable time. Recently we atended a memorial service for her Aunt followed by a family lunch at Nova Europa. Nova is not open for lunch on the weekends but agreed to open for the... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Many thanks to Silvino and company for hosting our recent private event. Ilda, Tony and the rest of the staff did a wonderful job and made it a very special occasion. A little background here; I have been going to this restaurant for the last 27 years and it has consistently ranked among my favorites. There is, as others have... More 

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DC area
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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Nova Europe has been around for a number of years as a fixture in the Kemp Mill section of Silver Spring. It serves fairly undistinguished Mediterranean cuisine - seafood, veal, pasta, poultry etc to a mostly senior clientele. To entice this demographic it offers coupon deals and a $19 early bird until 6:30PM including appetizer, entree and desert. Our party... 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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?