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Review of Cafe Mediterraneo

Cafe Mediterraneo
Ranked #26 of 205 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Stopped for a couple of drinks with my wife while in Portsmouth. Comfortable atmosphere with a nice bar. I was a little taken aback when I noticed the bartender kept wiping his nose with his hand and then not washing it. Ick.

Thank Bankguy1961
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We ate here after looking up a place that could pass for Italian in Portsmouth. This was, hands down, the best shellfish and pasta dish I have had at a restaurant to date. I had a massive dish with several kinds of seafood on the shell...even the shells were polished down so you don't accidentally get cut. The seafood was plentiful; no skimping here. The seasoning was perfect.

This place was packed the entire time we were there. It is easy to see why they are so popular. We did not have to wait, but it was not long before people who came in behind us did.

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Thank shannonr273
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Every time we eat here we think - why don't we eat here more often? The menu is fantastic, wine selection is good and we have always had a great waitress (sorry always a woman who takes care of us!). We always make reservations - very difficult to just walk in and expect to eat any time soon.
Started with Antipasto and Mussels - great, had Alla Vongole, Carbonara with shrimp, Frutti Di Mare and Veal Marsala - everyone's meal was really good, hot and everything came to the table at a nice pace.
Dessert was excellent and after dinner drinks.
Enjoy this restaurant if you are in Portsmouth - you won't be disappointed.

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Thank enjoyingourchildren
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

The food was wonderful, authentic Italian in a serene setting. The servcie was the best. The shuttle driver advised me that this was the best Italian place in town, thanks for the tip.

Thank Kayla D
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Three of us met there for lunch- staff not very friendly and food not really hot ; have to think twice about going there again- pricye for what we got

Thank happytraveler11122
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