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Nova Europa Restaurant

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American, Greek, 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 7
    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 European food in a classic setting

This old-style European restaurant is a neighborhood classic, a throwback in all the good ways. The food is continental, with several Portuguese items as well as some Italian and French ones. It's the kind of place where the side salad, which comes with entrees, is served with the dressing in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Silver Spring
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Silver Spring
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This old-style European restaurant is a neighborhood classic, a throwback in all the good ways. The food is continental, with several Portuguese items as well as some Italian and French ones. It's the kind of place where the side salad, which comes with entrees, is served with the dressing in a little silver boat on the side. We have enjoyed... More 

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New Market, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I love this restauant! My family and I have eaten here for so many years. The food is fabulous and the service is great. Wonderful place for any occasion. I usually order the escargot for an appetizer and the filet for my main course. All the desserts are great! I've tried the crime brûlée, the flan, cannoli, they even have... More 

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New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This restaurant is really as the name implies, European. They offer both some Portuguese favorites as well as Northern Italian cuisine. We were there with a group of 11 (with reservations). The restaurant was busy at the time. We tried a bunch of different dishes from veal Parmesan, to mussels, to Portuguese steak and chicken and more. We had a... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We having been going to Nova Europa for at least the past 15 years. Recently, we went there for Mother's Day. My memory certainly served me right that the food and service here is excellent. The Seafood Provencal and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms were made to perfection. As a side note: the warm bread is great, but the salad nothing spectacular.

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Olney, MD
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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80 reviews 80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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, 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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