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Cafe Mediterraneo

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119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
603-427-5563
Website
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 3
    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
As Reputed: Great Food!

Portsmouth + Saturday night = What were we thinking?? We had reservations, but waited more than 30 minutes for a table. We truly considered leaving & coming back another night. But, I have to say that once we were seated the evening was flawless. The Staff were on: never missed a step even in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
May Y
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New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cambridge, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food at this place was amazing... I went back a second time, taking some work colleagues with me. The portions are generous, but not too much, and the tastes are exceptional (fair warning, I love Italian food)... The setting was very elegant in the dining area, but there is also a bar section that you can eat at, if... More 

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No. Smithfield, RI
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We booked a reservation a month before because we were attending a college graduation and we knew reservations would be impossible to get anywhere. We picked this restaurant on-line and had no idea what it would be like. We were a party of twelve and everyone was extremely satisfied with the quality of the food and everything was served nice... More 

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New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Portsmouth + Saturday night = What were we thinking?? We had reservations, but waited more than 30 minutes for a table. We truly considered leaving & coming back another night. But, I have to say that once we were seated the evening was flawless. The Staff were on: never missed a step even in that crush!!! And, as always, the... More 

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Hampton nh
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Another great night at Café med great menu, ordered wine many selections nice wine list. The sour dough bread with dipping sauce is absolutely delicious bread comes out so fresh and warm! The café med salad all fresh greens very delicious, My husband ordered the stuffed pork tenderloin, stuffed with chorizo , prosciutto and Fontina cheese , served with garlic... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I would have given a poor rating, but can only imagine they must have been lacking help not only in the kitchen but the service. Now this was Easter weekend, and we had a large party, but after we were seated it took well over an hour for our food to arrive. When it finally arrived the Filet was over... More 

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Ma.
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112 reviews 112 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This restaurant serves large portions,we had leftovers the next day. I had the duck which was quite good but could have been even better with a different sauce. My husband had vel part which was a large serving and he said it was terrific. My daughter had Shrimp Scampi and she was very pleased. Our waitress was very friendly and... More 

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Hampton nh
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116 reviews 116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very busy night sat at the bar get greeted by Nick the bartender very friendly great service, we started with nice selection of wine, The bread and oil mixture very fresh delicious!! People next to us ordered seafood stew and raved about it !! I ordered the special lasagna huge enough for three meals , sold out after I ordered... More 

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Rockland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Driving from southern New England back home to Maine, we were looking to get some good food for our family. My wife found the menu online, and we pulled into Portsmouth and quickly found parking in the big city lot behind the street. It was early in the evening for the restaurant, and quieter than when we'd the quality of,... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have been to Café Mediterraneo a few times and always really liked it, but our last visit was especially memorable. A dozen of us went there for dinner before a show at the Portsmouth Music Hall and all had a sensational meal. Mine was their special lasagna, an exceptionally savory delight, in an over the top portion. I started... More 

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Ponce Inlet, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Thought this would have more options like Greek...our mistake. We stayed anyway and had a delicious lunch. Typical dishes. Looked like the bar was popular for quick working lunches.

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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 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?