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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Triple header-great food, service and atmosphere

This is an upscale experience in a casual town. This is a classic for a romantic dinner or special occasion. I've never had a bad dish here. If you want to impress, come here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Portsmouth, Virginia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an upscale experience in a casual town. This is a classic for a romantic dinner or special occasion. I've never had a bad dish here. If you want to impress, come here.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We went to café Europa with friends to celebrate one of our friends birthday. The meal and service was outstanding. would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.Our party had six different meals and everyone said theirs was great.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Had a wonderful meal at Europa Cafe! Definitely a fine dining experience but very fair prices. The tuna carpaccio at the beginning of the meal was very special. . The Norweigen salmon was fresh and well prepared. The Shrimp special dish was very good. They served a wonderful Spanish Rose' by the glass or bottle. The wait staff and the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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268 reviews 268 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

During a brief visit to Portsmouth, VA, my wife and I stopped by the Cafe Europa for a light lunch. We had passed by this place several times before, recalled how quaint the outside appearance was; however, never tried it out. The place is very inviting, service outstanding and the menu unusual. We shared orders of pork with green peppercorn/brandy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Our last night of vacation and we were looking for a grown up place to eat. Most of what was open on a Monday night appeared to be too casual for what I had in mind. Cafe Europa had opened for a special group and is not normally open Monday nights, so we got lucky! The meal was delicious and... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Address: 319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
Phone Number: 757-399-6652
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
Average Prices: USD $80
Cuisine: Italian, French, Mediterranean, European, Greek

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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