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Europa Italian Cafe & Tapas Bar - CLOSED

1409 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219
804 643 0911
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Price range: $29 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Tapas
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 14th and Cary Streets
Description: Europa now celebrating its 10th anniversary, has just completed a major face lift. The décor is simple and sophisticated; the atmosphere is casual and modern. There is a new private dining room on the entry floor that can accommodate seated dinners for up to 36 guests. The downstairs lounge and dining room also has all new furnishings and makes a perfect setting for larger private functions. The menu focuses on Italian and Spanish specialties. There are more than 30 small plates to choose from. Select one for an appetizer or make a meal out of a few. Entrees include a variety of Italian classics focusing on fresh seafood, hearty meat dishes and delicious pastas. Don’t miss our weekly specials including Tapas night on Sunday, with ½ off tapas all night. Go to our web site for more great weekly specials. Dinner begins at 5:00 nightly and free parking is available. Reservations are recommended.

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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Been several times. Great food and drinks. Service was average and the happy hour is the best in town. Go with dates. Friends. Family or co workers. It's a great little spot. Enjoy and go back often. I do.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I frequently buy business meals at Europa and the food is always good. If you have a larger group, they can make arrangements to seat you downstairs. The wait staff is great and friendly. We don't buy tapas but buy normal dinners, I particularly like the tuna,steaks and ribs. They take group reservations and are easy to work with.

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Unlike the recent reviewers, I found this place quite nice. The atmosphere is very welcoming, the food is quite reasonable, though a bit pricey for its quality and quantity. I loved their large selection of local beers, which are well worth trying. Besides that, I have nothing bad to say about the service. Overall, it was a good experience and... More

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Montpelier, Virginia, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Quick and easy date night for my husband and me. We stopped in on a Saturday night and found it was not too busy. We were seated immediately and enjoyed several different tapas, selecting from the a la carte menu instead of the full entree. We left completely full! The bacon wrapped dates were good, the hanger steak kebabs delicious,... More

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Richmond
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Having heard good reviews and wanting something a little different, we visited Europa for tapas/dinner to celebrate our friend's birthday this past Friday. We had reservations and groupons, and arrived on time. We were practically shoved into a tiny corner despite the availability of numerous larger tables, which were not occupied, and we were denied the opportunity to move because... More

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I've visited Europa many times before over the years with good results, however, my last visit was horrible, made the mistake of ordering an entree on the small plate special discount 3-for-1 night. Service was excellent but the food and drink not up to par, The mojito was bland, weak and unflavorful, tried the aragula salad but it was dowsed... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We popped into on a rainy Sunday night at 9pm while in Richmond for a conference. They had already sent some staff home and were overwhelmed at first. Some items on the menu were understandably unavailable but we ended up getting plenty of great food and wine. I picked up the tab... $222 for 8 people. It was a great... More

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South Seaville, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were looking for a place to eat during our first night in Richmond, and Europa looked interesting. It is very casual here. We ate at the bar and Chris, our bartender and knew everything there was to know about the dishes on the menu. We started with a a couple of tapas dishes. One of them was an artichoke... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

There were four of us, two of us really enjoyed our meals. I made a dinner out of the Garlic Shrimp and thoroughly enjoyed it. We also had the Signature starter which was really good. The clams and mussels with linguine the mussels were bait overcooked. My friends paella looked really good in the way it was served but did... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Terrific tasty food and great service. Get in before 6 half price on tapas. Reduced wine/ beer before 7. Full Nelson Beer excellent.

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