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Nova Europa Restaurant

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1311 Lamberton Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902-3415
11:30 am - 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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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Kariout
Washington DC
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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 stars 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 

Thank seymour1946101
Haymarket, Virginia
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110 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank twowanderers20169
Silver Spring, Maryland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank SGamer
McLean, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Sara P
Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Nora A
Baltimore, Maryland
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Need I say more? Now serving Portugal's signature sweet, Nova Europa is a Portuguese-influenced, European-style restaurant with white tablecloths, a formal yet personable waitstaff, delicious fish (rockfish and trout), and ambiance that defies the modest exterior. Looking forward to trying their Portuguese specialties, especially the flaming chourico, which was delicious in the kale-chourico soup, and the Caldeirada. Bom apetite!

Thank mmbbaltimore
Silver Spring, Maryland
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80 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Food is good. I always get some fish dish. Go with my old uncle because the diners are pretty old. The staff may come across unfriendly but may take a little time (and coaxing, then they come around to being friendly and joking around;)

Thank Barbara T
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My wife and I had some free time to ourselves while on a recent trip to DC. I researched restaurants in the area and we came up with Nova Europa and we totally enjoyed the meal and the service. We plan on returning the next time we have some free time when visiting DC.

Thank Bruce R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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: 301-649-6690

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?