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Cafe Mediterraneo

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119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
603-427-5563
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chicago
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to CM and unfortunately, not as good as our first. The service is excellent and the staff is extremely attentive. The menu just doesn't pop and although our entrees were attractive, they just didn't have the complexity of flavors nor leave you wanting more.

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Thank Steve N
Jackson, NJ 08527
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant offers excellent Italian food. We ate here two nights because it was so good. Great tasting and large portions. Great service and friendly management. Nice quite setting. Would definitely recommend you eating here.

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Thank PhotosFromNature
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7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: -good service, accommodating -nice atmosphere, quiet, close to the public parking lot Cons: -price for the food you get -food taste I'm not against a $15-a-head restaurant. Really, I'm absolutely fine with that. But if I'm getting eggplant parm with a whole 14 oz can of crushed tomatoes just dumped on top, I'll be less happy. And if the... More 

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Thank Melody P
Westford, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Using TripAdvisor, we pre-selected several great restaurants to visit while we were in Portsmouth - Cafe Mediterraneo was one of them. Conveniently located in downtown Portsmouth, this authentic Italian venue is well worth a visit. It features attentive service, perfectly prepared and tasty entrees (big portions - be prepared to bring some home) and cold refreshing libations. They have gluten-free... More 

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Thank Grant S
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Mediterraneo was a great find on our most recent visit to Portsmouth. In a predominantly tourist area where seafood restaurants are everywhere, you'll be pleasantly surprised with this hidden gem. Great service and and extensive menu with chicken, veal or seafood entrees expertly prepared. The Chicken Piccata is wonderful, the lobster ravioli is decadent and my husband ordered the... More 

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Thank Sharon S
Lincoln, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here this evening with my 9 year old son, table by the window, and Nick the bartender waiting on us. His personality made for a great evening and the food was the best I have had in a long time. So far our favorite in Portsmouth for relaxation and great food.

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Thank Bridgenet
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We were walking around on Saturday night, and took a peek at the menu. The restaurant was busy so we snagged a couple of the last seats at the bar. The menu had much to offer, I prefer vegetarian, while Michael prefers something more substantial. We were both satisfied and wish to return to try some other items on the... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We stopped in on July 4th, after a boat trip to Isle of Shoals.....the restaurants away from the water were quiet and kinda empty! We had never been here, so decided to try...what a nice surprise! The service was spot on and very personal! Bread and garlic dipping w/ parmesan fab...I had the beet, walnut mandarin salad w/ chicken and... More 

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Thank hollybelle210
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We chose this place because of its convenience in downtown Portsmouth and the proximity to the July 4 fireworks. Restaurant was lovely, food was delicious and an all around great meal. Waitress was very nice and we had a great window table to watch all the activity on the street.

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Thank Gloria L
Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I knew we should have walked out when the man who greeted us did so as though we were something he stepped in. I hate it when I am right. First server was rude, he disappeared and then we then waited for someone else to acknowledge our presence. My inclination was to walk out, however, I foolishly ignored my instinct... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $22
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-427-5563

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