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Cafe Mediterraneo

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119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
603-427-5563
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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
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 5
    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
Satisfying Italian Meal.

We went early on a weeknight and there was only one other table being used. Food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Being from NY, I had reservations about out of town Italian food, but I was very satisfied.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Floral Park, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Newport RI, United States
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My family and I went to Cafe Mediterraneo for my daughters 13th birthday and while the food was good the service was terrible. We were seated quickly and ordered fairly fast waited 40 minutes for our appetizer and only got it because the bartender chased down our waitress and made her get it to us. Our entrees also were lost... More 

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Floral Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We went early on a weeknight and there was only one other table being used. Food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Being from NY, I had reservations about out of town Italian food, but I was very satisfied.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great welcome, very nice staff and very accommodating. Menu is not the most extensive which I find good as too much choice isn't always the best option for a top restaurant Bruschetta for starter was a very large portion and very tasty! Duck for mains....In general it's a big feed you get but one thing I found was its a... More 

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New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We've had dinner at Cafe Mediterraneo many times over the years (mostly at the old location) and have never been disappointed. The food and service are consistently good. My daughter chose this restaurant for her birthday dinner and we were foolish not to make a reservation when the tall ships were in town. We arrived early, about 6:15 and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with the family. We enjoyed our meal thoroughly. All of our appetizers, salads and main entrees were fresh and delicious. We are from the New Haven, CT area and are pretty fussy about Italian food. No complaints here!

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leominster, massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We have dined here several times on our summer visits up North and we decided it's about time we did a review because it's one of our favorite restaurants! The restaurant is located on Congress Street with plenty of near by parking. Even from the garage it's an easy walk to get to because it's right in the middle of... More 

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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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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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: 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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