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319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
757-399-6652
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe Europa

My meal was wonderful and reminded me of dining in Southern France...the service, the atmosphere and the fabulous food is a fine dining experience. The owners are warm and engaging and I plan a trip back in the near future

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
J P
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Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My meal was wonderful and reminded me of dining in Southern France...the service, the atmosphere and the fabulous food is a fine dining experience. The owners are warm and engaging and I plan a trip back in the near future

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Poulsbo, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I love everything about Cafe Europa. From the moment you walk in you are in a fine dining establishment. They have the European style of service that is top-notch. There are so many levels of service it is fantastic! When you reserve a table, it is your table for the night. All of the food is prepared fresh. Along with... More 

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Mount Clemens, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Do not let the outside fool you, folks. Walk into the front door for a taste of fine dining. Elegantly decorated, adorned in wood and fine art. The meal I had was magnificent. The Brazilian light curry soup for an appetizer was unique, aromatic and flavorful. Enjoyed it to the last drop. My entrée was salmon with a light tomato... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Hi quality food. The amounts are reasonable. We took variety of dishes and all enjoyed. The service was slow ... Very slow.

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Cafe Europa is consistently the best restaurant in the Portsmouth and Norfolk area. Classically-trained Owner and Chef Mike Simko masterfully executes every meal he designs and creates in the kitchen at Cafe Europa. I took my small office of five employees there for our holiday luncheon. Every meal he served us was perfection. My seafood crepes contained perfectly cooked shrimp,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Congenial staff. Chef accommodating to requests for dishes not on the menu for the night. Ambience. The complete package for a night on the town with your favorite guy or gal. Not for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

I have lived in Va Bch for 11 years and was not aware of this wonderful gem in Portsmouth. Only because we are staying in Oldetowne did we discover it. It has a wonderful Eurpean feel. Dinner is an event. They don't rush you just to turn over the table. You won't still be working on your appetizer when your... More 

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159 reviews 159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We actually had a reservation at another restaurant where the bartender did not even know what Rosé wine was so we decided to go to Cafe Europa which was around the corner. All the staff was very nice and very professional, the ambiance felt a little upscale eve though it is somewhat casual. Te food was amazing specially our desserts.... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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229 reviews 229 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Started evening off meeting for drinks and stayed for dinner. The food was very good and we had great service. It is nice to find a restaurant that does not fry every seafood dish! Your palate will definitely enjoy any choice. At first it appears a bit stuffy with the white table cloths and setting but this is a casual... More 

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virginia
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260 reviews 260 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I happened to be in Portsmouth and decided to go to lunch. We chose Cafe Europa because over the years we have heard good things about the restaurant, but had never been there. We were late for lunch, but were warmly greeted and seated in a lovely room. Cafe Europa is an elegant white tablecloth kind of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 757-399-6652

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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