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Cafe Mediterraneo

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119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
603-427-5563
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A bit of the Mediterranean in Portsmouth

A reliable place for a nice meal in the downtown area. If you like Mediterranean food with a twist, Cafe Med is for you. A nice selection and reasonably priced. Wait staff attentive and helpful. Reservations required.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Ryeman127
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Lowell, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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English first
Hooksett, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went to Cafe Mediterrraneo for lunch. Service and atmosphere was great. Bruschetta appetizer was very good. Had the chicken parm with ziti. It wasn't bad, the sauce needed a little something more. It wasn't watery but was lacking in flavor a little bit.

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our children gave us a gift card to Cafe Mediterraneo and we're very thankful they did. The food was delicious. My wife had the lasagna, which was huge, and I had the pork chop, which was done to perfection. The service from Nicole was terrific and Maria kept my water glass full at all times. When you visit Portsmouth next... More 

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NYC
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140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Cafe Med (as the locals call it) is not only a great place for delicious Italian food but they have other Mediterranean cuisine as well. I highly recommend the Turkish style Lam Shanks with prunes and apricots. It was tender, savory and oh so delicious. Service was really good. They had my favorite wine as well. Excellent recommendation - glad... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A reliable place for a nice meal in the downtown area. If you like Mediterranean food with a twist, Cafe Med is for you. A nice selection and reasonably priced. Wait staff attentive and helpful. Reservations required.

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Portland, Maine
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

On a rainy Sunday night, we enjoyed superb food - antipasto, Caesar, duck breast, and pasta carbonara - with excellent service in a pretty setting with tables far enough apart. Excellent food expertly prepared. Great service - when a very large party arrived and our waitress had to help, another waitress nicely stepped in and boxed our leftovers, etc. Fair... More 

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We chose this restaurant as we wanted Italian food. We were seated promptly on arrival and our waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The food arrived in good order and we were not rushed at all. Each dish was nicely presented and was delicious. W could not find one thing to complain about. We will definitely return when we are... More 

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Portsmouth, NH
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I am not looking for large portions or typical heavy Italian fare with no finesse. So I was disappointed. Nothing new or interesting is going on here. Just a good location on a busy street which should ensure plenty of business from tourists. I am a local and have eaten here before but not lately. It has gone downhill in... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Love to enjoy a meal here-food and service is always good! Great place to enjoy a little Italian downtown no matter the size of your group! Bring your appetite-portions very generous and reasonably priced! No matter what entree selected, you will not be disappointed! Atmosphere quite cozy and the smells alone of food cooking and being served make this wirth... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Great food, good portion size and staff extremely friendly. Would highly recommend for a night out. Right in downtown portsmouth so great to walk around after dinner.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Quite atmosphere and typical itlalian choices. The portions were huge especially lasagna! The lobster ravioli was good and several people had the seafood pasta which looked yummy too. A friend had the pork Osso buco and I regrrted not order that after I tasted it. Enjoyable meal

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Additional Information about Cafe Mediterraneo

Address: 119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
Phone Number: 603-427-5563
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 to 22
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-427-5563

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 to 22
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?