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Cafe Mediterraneo

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119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had reservations, tools us in promptly on a busy Saturday night. We sat in a little back room with other larger parties, our was 11. It was a little darker than my wife liked but I didn't mind it. Waitress was at 3 star, not great but not bad just ok. Apps came good, main courses came a little funky.... More 

Thank Mark T
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was good and we all enjoyed our meals. Our server only took a single drink order from us and took our dinner order. She didn't check back with our table in the 30 mins it took for our food to come out. A server from another area noticed we stacked our empty cocktail glasses at the edge of... More 

Thank Chris W
Rye, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the bar ambience here. I ate here with family and we had standard Italian pasta dishes. The food is good but nothing really stood out. Prices are standard Portsmouth -- high. Service is good, and the atmosphere is nice.

Thank NHjo
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although from the area, I had never been to this restaurant. It was recommended for it's veal piccata. We had a party of five, made reservations, arrived on time. Our server was uninspiring. Although he made sure we had drinks and took our order, there wasn't much more interaction. The restaurant was not busy, but it took an extremely long... More 

Thank bandd15
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92 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner in the cozy, local atmosphere of Cafe Mediterraneo. The staff and service were excellent as was the menu selection. The authentic taste of each bite left us satisfied and eager to return!

Thank wendrawoman
Warwick, Rhode Island
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Joined our friends who live nearby in Dover, for a delicious dinner last night here at Cafe Mediterraneo, and so glad we did!!! There's so many choices dining in wonderful Portsmouth, but if you are heading here don't miss out on dinner here! Owner greeted us at the door, waiter was attentive to our needs and the food was DELICIOUS... More 

Thank Gail J
Stratham, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Had a great meal with my wife. Good wine, Great veal and chicken plates and the pasta was perfect. Great desert and coffee as well.

Thank Michael F
Dover, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I don't mind paying good money a nice dinner out, but find it very disappointing when the food is just mediocre. My chicken parmesan was bland and tasted as if the sauce was out of a jar. The seafood risotto was bland as well. The best part of the meal was the bread and dipping oil -so good! Our waitress... More 

Thank mommacg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal and found our waitress attentive. The food is straight forward Italian. This is just an aside and perhaps me thinking out loud. the menu says imported fresh mozzarella. Fresh mozzarella is made locally and sold within a very short time because it will go bad too quickly. The menu also says home pasta. Neither the mozzarella... More 

Thank HighThrive
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 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.

Thank Steve N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $22
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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?