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cafe europa

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319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Portsmouth, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Small but adequate and filling portions. Large menu of daily fresh cooked items. On-street parking and nearby parking garage.

Portsmouth, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each course of my meal was very tasty. My first time there, and they did not disappoint! Loved the "old world" atmosphere.

Thank Gail L
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We tried this restaurant on the advice of a friend and were not disappointed. The décor is brick and wood with many interesting pieces of artwork on the walls. The "drinks person" who is a sommelier recommended a great wine. The food was delicious as was the desserts and coffee. The only reason I have not given a "5" was... More 

Thank VaTraveler5
Falls Church, VA
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400 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Private dining on a weeknight. I was the only diner. What a shame to read about one of the best places in Portsmouth and see it so underutilized. I suspect I know why. I ordered the special of yellowfin tuna and requested medium rare. It came to the table dry and overcooked – well done. The sauce Provencal was spicy... More 

Thank RussellJW
Portsmouth, Virginia
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

There are many good restaurants in Hampton Roads, Cafe Europa is considered among the best. For good reason. The food is superb, as is the service and the ambiance. With nightly special offerings, a surprise awaits with every visit. Our meals were deliciously memorable. The Tomato Bisque with crab meat was almost sinful it was so good!

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St. Thomas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Ambiance and food here would be five stars in any major city. New York, D.C. New Orleans, San Francisco

Thank mcgarveys
Suffolk, Virginia
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We had never been her but my husband surprised me for a date night. Wow, this is a beautiful, classy place. Felt just like we were back in Europe. We started with a soup with leeks which was amazing! My bowl was way too small..... Excellent. I had their scallop dish which was superb and. My husband had a pork... More 

Thank Bennetts_creek
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Great food, nice people and the largest dessert selection I can remember. One of the few places that will make go back to Portsmouth.

Thank Tony F
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Cafe Europa has been a favorite for many years. The food is innovative and excellent and the restaurant has an old world ambiance you usually only find in Europe. The owners and staff are extremely friendly. It is definitely worthwhile to take the trip through the tunnel if you live in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. To make the trip... More 

Thank G T
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307 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Award winning European food, in a romantic very setting. This is my favorite restaurant in Virginia. I try not to use it only for special occasions but can't always get back to town. From lunch to dinner, there is no rush as the food is prepared fresh daily to your liking by course. The cost is very reasonable I think... More 

Thank James C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
European, Italian, French, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 757-399-6652

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