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Nova Europa Restaurant

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1311 Lamberton Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902-3415
+1 301-649-6690
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Nova Europa for the last 25 years. The food is fabulous and the staff are very accommodating. I would thoroughly recommend giving this place a try if you like european style food.

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Thank Paul H
Washington DC
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Nova Europa is a quiet restaurant with Old World cuisine, hospitality and ambience. The food is good and reminiscent of high end restaurants of past decades. Some dishes are a bit heavy and lacking in the fresh, local style of most newer establishments. Nonetheless, if you want an old world experience, good food and a welcoming staff, Nova Europa fits... More 

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Thank Nonnajojo
montgomery county, md
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

This gem is tucked away off Arcola in Wheaton. Finally got there and glad we made it after hearing good things from a Portuguese friend and many others. Excellent service from Manuel, a knowledgeable professional! His expertise makes him basically a sommelier! The salmon and mixed seafood entrees were flavorful, fresh, and presented well. All deserts are made in house... More 

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U.S.A.
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We have dined here countless times. The restaurant is small, the waiters and waitresses are accommodating and friendly and the food is great. For some reason, they attract a much older crowd but that's ok because not eveyone wants to deal with youngsters when they dine out. You can stay for hours or tell them you're in a hurry and... More 

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Thank Kariout
Washington DC
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

This place is a bit of a blast from the past--a white-tablecloth European restaurant with classic seafood, veal and lamb entrees, hot flaky bread, and impeccable formal service. The food was very good and we felt spoiled and pampered. And the prices were more than reasonable.

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Thank mojoWashingtonDC
Silver Spring, Maryland
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Seven of us (perhaps older) tennis friends went out to lunch at Nova Europa. I hadn't been there in 20 years or so. We had a delightful lunch, with all of us pleased by the menu and TA DA! ability to actually hear each other. Yes, the ambiance is a bit old fashioned, yes the food isn't trendy; but for... More 

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Thank seymour1946101
Haymarket, Virginia
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131 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

We have enjoyed several meals over the past few years at Nova Europa and have never been disappointed. The site is routine strip-mall in nature, but once inside, the ambiance is reminiscent of a real European bistro. Our server was professional, friendly, and eager to make sure that we had a wonderful meal. There are several special items available besides... More 

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Thank twowanderers20169
Silver Spring, Maryland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Good food, good service, and a good value. We enjoyed our whole experience and I would like to go back again. This place gets a lot of senior citizens because it is a find at reasonable prices.

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Thank SGamer
McLean, Virginia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

We were looking for a highly rated European-style restaurant in Silver Spring where the menu provided wide choice, the parking was at the restaurant's door, the wait service understood the needs of the elderly and where the noise level would not prevent our elderly family members from hearing. Nova Europa met our requirements, the food was quite lovely and the... More 

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Thank Sara P
Silver Spring, Maryland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

Went specifically for the escargots and the calf liver.Very good dining experience. Atmosphere old school and reassuringly cosy. Waiters were attentive and agreeable to chat with. Calf liver was "rose" just like I like it (you have to mention "rare" to get it "rose"). Escargots butter garlic sauce was a bit too reduced but I could still "sauce" it with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1311 Lamberton Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902-3415
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-649-6690

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?