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“Excellent Portugese Fisherman's Stew”
Review of cafe europa

cafe europa
Ranked #5 of 189 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent Portugese Fisherman's Stew”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

The trout was cooked to perfection, and the lamb chops were great. The salmon and veal dishes were also very good. The Portugese fisherman's stew, although not exactly a "stew", was wonderful. It consisted of lightly sauteed seafood with small chunks of chorizo sausage and a tomato/olive oil sauce. We've never had an entree here that wasn't cooked to perfection.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Annapolis, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Service & Wonderful Food”
Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

What a gem of a restaurant. We were greeted by the bar staff as if they were expecting us. We didn't have a reservation but were seated straight away.
The attention and service was top notch. We concluded that if the food was just average, this was going to a great evening.

The food was excellent. The wine list included many moderately priced wines to choose from.
We typically don't order desert, but our waiter described the homemade deserts in such detail that we had to try one.

This is restaurant is one to experience.




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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good Italian”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

This restaurant bills itself as a Mediterranean style eatery but it primarily Italian(which is not a bad thing). More upscale but the food is good and the staff friendly. The website said coat required(men) when we went but we went in wearing business casual casual with no problem.

Visited August 2012
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Portsmouth, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“As good as any fine NYC restaurant (maybe better)!”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Tasty food and warm ambiance! A surprising treat to find such great food in downtown Portsmouth, VA. Great for date night.

  • Visited June 2012
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Portsmouth, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“To the Naysayers”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

A menu is prominently displayed outside. If the prices scare you, move down the street. The establishment is "Fine Dining". I have never seen anyone turned away but I have had to endure sweaty wfie beaters, over flowing tank tops. If you were looked down on, look in the mirror. This is a jacket and tie place!

The service is impeccible and unobtrusive. Cocktails are perfect. Food is always what
I expect. I dined with another couple on Tuesday and we have over 100 experiences between us here and no one could remember a flaw.



Not only do I feel this is the best restaurant in Portsmouth but perhaps the entie South Side.

  • Visited July 2012
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