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Cafe Mediterraneo

119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
603-427-5563
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Ranked #38 of 189 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
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Food was great. Service was friendly. The only reason I didn't give it full score is because of the lack lusting mussel appetizer.

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New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went to Cafe Mediterraneo for Restaurant Week November 2014. The menu had great options. My choices were Eggplant Rolotini (Eggplant rolled with prosciutto, ricotta, spinach, mozzarella, and marinara sauce), Pork Porterhouse Alla Sorrentina (Pork topped with prosciutto, portabella mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, served with a sage risotto and garlic braised baby carrots, finished with a peppercorn sherry wine and Costa... More 

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Hico, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We came into Portsmouth on a Sunday afternoon. After walking around town, we saw this cozy looking little place and decided to eat here. We were seated in a back room area, which would not have been my choice, but as it turned out we had the best waiter....wish I knew his name. Just so kind and pleasant and very... More 

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York, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I have had lunch and dinner here many times and have never been disappointed. I brought my picky sister and brother-in-law here recently and they were delighted with the choices and the food. They can't wait to return to Maine and eat here again.

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We all came in looking for different things to eat, and the menu accommodated us quite nicely. We had duck, lobster ravioli, chicken parm, and a seafood risotto, and all four dinners were both large and excellent. Service was fine. The white wine was quite good, the rose a bit less so. A good location and reasonable prices.

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long island
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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My husband and I happened upon this restaurant before a concert at "The loft",a local theatre. We had no idea what to expect. It was relatively empty when we arrived, but it was early for a Friday night. The menu outside looked like we could both find something to enjoy and it was reasonable. What a nice dinner we had!... More 

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Carmel, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Recommended by a local friend, we were not disappointed. The lobster ravioli was exceptional by any standard of measure. The lasagna, once returned to the kitchen to be brought above room temperature, was good as well. Very impressively, the owner and his very professional staff deftly managed a large crowd that included lots of walk-ins. Despite the influx of customers,... More 

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York, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Nice selection of specialty martinis the key lime was a standout! Recommend the sausage arancini as an appetizer. The lobster ravioli and tortellini were favs at our table. Made a reservation and was glad we did.. Dining room was full by 630. Service was fantastic, attentive and helpful. Wish I could remember our servers name but she was the adorable... More 

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Reading, MA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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

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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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 - 22
Cuisine: Italian

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