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Cafe Mediterraneo

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119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
+1 603-427-5563
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“seafood risotto” (13 reviews)
“chicken” (22 reviews)
“bread” (19 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm half Italian, so, it's hard to find a restaurant that will knock my socks off. The first time I went to Cafe Medierrano, I was very pleased! The Caesar Salad and Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca are sheer winners in my book! What made it so...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in while walking through town. Meal was ok mussels were good but could have had more flavor and been a bigger portion. Salmon was very good and covered with a nice cream sauce. Veal picata was too lemoney and really not sautéed Ambience was...More

Thank TMC159
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There mostly seafood joints here in town, which is fine but I was looking for some Italian tonight. Food was very good. Hardy soup, nice pasta(although the chicken was weird). Everything was good and hot, from the bread on....Plus definitely not shy on the wine...More

Thank GaryMcCoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is plenty of restaurants to choose from in Portsmouth, but the owner of Cafe Mediterraneo (and his seafood Lasagna) made me appreciate our family's choice. The service was exceptional and so was the food, including my wife's seafood risotto. You know the food is...More

Thank Jesse B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated a colleagues retirement and had a lovely time. Atmosphere was relaxing,not rushed. Service was attentive not pressured. From The bread and seasoned dipping oil, salad, to the apps. & pasta dishes - food was well crafted and delicious . Wonderful intimate venue &...More

Thank JennylynnK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

while walking around downtown Portsmouth--shopping etc.--stopped here for lunch--superb--not busy at time of my visit--great service--excellent Bloody Mary--soup unreal--main course--special stuffed ravioli w/mushrooms and seared scallops--to die for

Thank roperron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing makes a meal better than charming service! This is our second time here and both times our waiter made the meal! My husband had the shrimp appetizer and house lasagna which easily feeds 2 and I had the Caesar and tortellini. Both generous portions...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed May 15, 2018

During my visit to New England, I was eager to try as many seafood dishes as possible, so I ordered a lobster and shrimp dish in cream sauce here. I thought it was excellent, and loved the bread which accompanied the meal. I have to...More

Thank Ginny1234_5678
Reviewed May 11, 2018

I rated Cafe Mediterraneo a 4 out of 5 over a year ago, but i'm upgrading it to a 5 because it truly is excellent. I had their tuna pasta salad for lunch, and it was outstanding. It came with a mini loaf of bread...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed May 4, 2018

We came here for dinner on a whim after leaving Cava still hungry. We were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. We both enjoyed our meals and the service was also very good. A good option for those seeking satisfying Italian/Mediterranean food.

Thank ropqsr
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Questions & Answers
March 3, 2017|
Response from LucyLu801 | Reviewed this property |
They were able to make our meals gluten free. My daughter had the marsala with penne, I believe.
Kelly W
February 19, 2016|
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Response from zinfulone | Reviewed this property |
There is on the street parking and the city public parking lot is a very short walk away.
October 7, 2015|
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Response from lefty117 | Reviewed this property |
The menu is on their website and if you walking around Portsmouth, it is in their window.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, 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: +1 603-427-5563
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