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Cafe Mediterraneo

119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
603-427-5563
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Ranked #37 of 188 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $22
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
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Reading, MA
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We arrived here at around 7:30 on a Sunday night. After about a 5 minute wait, we were seated and given menus. We sat and sat and sat. Other tables around us had attentive waitstaff that greeted them, told them the specials and provided bread and seasoned oil. And still we sat. Eventually, the waitress came and took our drink... More

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Stopped here after some wine tasting @ Attrezzi's a couple blocks away. We had the Mussels (delicious!), Mozzerella & tomato app, and a broccoli pasta dish. The pasta dish was huge! We took most of it home as we ordered way too much. Our server said she was new to the restaurant but she was very attentive and pleasant. Owner... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We made reservations here for dinner on Labor Day as a second choice (first choice was closed for the Holiday). All I can say is wow! From cocktails to starters to main, the service was attentive, prompt, and well done. The food was outstanding. I spotted the two (unoccupied) tables in the lobby that somebody else mentioned. Right - that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

For a meal that cost north of $90 for two people, we expected more. The food was disappointingly average. The lobster meal came coated with sauce so you couldn't pick up the claws to open them without coating yourself in sauce as well. Inexplicable, and not stated in the menu. On the plus side, the restaurant is attractive and the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Service was friendly and sufficient. Our food was disappointing. The Calabrese was completely uninteresting (sauce was not spicy as advertised; just generally blah) even though the portion was large. The Lobster Fra Diavlo was kind of a mess. The menu advertised a whole lobster but I did not expect a lobster in its shell to appear covered in tomato sauce... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Delicious food! Found this restaurant last year by accident while traveling through New Hampshire from Maine. This year we made a special stop so we could eat here. They do a great job with Gluten free (one member of our group has an allergy).The chicken marsala is excellent. We will be back next year, too:-)

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Nice Italian Restaurant on the main street. The eggplant appetizer and seafood risotto were both excellent. The service started well but when the restaurant filled up, our waiter struggled to keep up.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had a very good experience here last weekend. We were given a choice of where we wanted to sit and selected a table by the entrance, near the window. The bartender was our server and she was very attentive to our needs despite working the bar as well. Excellent service. Had the antipasto to start, and it was a generous... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a chance encounter and a very fortuitous one! On our way to a seafood restaurant where we had a reservation, we stopped to look at the menu of this one. A person leaving this restaurant stopped to rave about the food. We canceled our other reservation and ate here, instead. Lucky us! For starters, the Callia Alta Malbec... More

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Southington, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The place was packed which is fine. Manager was pleasant as we waited for a seat. To start my salad was served on a plate that was warm. First they brought me the wrong meal(waitress mistake) then they came back with two more meals and my wifes was wrong. Third time they got it. I had a special stuffed chicken... More

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