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319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
757-399-6652
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Restaurant

We visiting Portsmouth looking for nautical items and were told about this place. Boy were they right! Teriiffic food, great service, and priced very reasonably for the experience. heck it out, you'll be glad you did!.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Garry S
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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visiting Portsmouth looking for nautical items and were told about this place. Boy were they right! Teriiffic food, great service, and priced very reasonably for the experience. heck it out, you'll be glad you did!.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Cafe Europa has been around Portsmouth for a number of years but seems to be lost in the sea of sport themed and bar type restaurants on High Street. Don't expect to go here for a quick bite as service is a bit on the slower side (intentional). I had the salmon. The cut was a bit small and the... More 

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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 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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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 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Mediterranean, European, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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