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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 9
    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
European charm in Wheaton

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Angie H
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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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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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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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Silver Spring, Md
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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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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?