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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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently Excellent

I have never had a bite of food here that ever disappointed me. Charming European style with professional, yet warm and friendly, staff. It's the place we always take friends and visitors for a lovely evening out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Tidewater, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Tidewater, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have never had a bite of food here that ever disappointed me. Charming European style with professional, yet warm and friendly, staff. It's the place we always take friends and visitors for a lovely evening out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I went to this restaurant for dinner but ended up not eating here. There were too few choices on the menu, although the wine is good. And the servers are friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a great evening directed by local friends to Veronique's excellent French restaurant serving imaginative and exquisitely presented Franco/European fare. Lovely service from friendly staff including Veronique's son. Her husband is the master chef.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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