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cafe europa

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319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly re I mend this restaurant. Superior service, excellent food. Delicious lamb. Beautiful setting. Romantic. Great deserts. Not in the best area, but worth it for the European service and style.

Thank mtr001ricky
Portsmouth, Virginia
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The food and customer service were amazing. The owners took great care to create an excellent menu. We're looking forward to returning.

Thank Darrylswife0701
Easton, Maryland
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

When traveling through Portsmouth by car or boat we always make time to eat here. This restaurant has a continental flavor and Jon Paul makes dining a true pleasure.

Thank George W
Rochester, New York
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Eat at this restaurant basses on reviews. Service was excellent but I feel like the food was off - poor seasoning taste very bla!!. Only 3 table filed in the time I was there. Not the best!!

Portsmouth, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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430 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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!

1 Thank ed4_vida_rica
St. Thomas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, European, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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?