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cafe europa

319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
+1 757-399-6652
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

They used to have a pretty eclectic menu but now only serve....pasta dishes. For $30 per plate. I mean it is really good but no thanks.

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I really can't understand all the positive reviews. Local people seem to love this place, but coming from out of town we found it disappointing. Food was mixed- mediocre to pretty good-but the service was weirdly hostile: 1/2 hour to get a waiter, two items...More

2  Thank dougfir70
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

What an exciting evening with friends. Exceptional food, wait staff and so enjoyed meeting the owners. It was very French and we will return next chance we have.

1  Thank Easycritic01
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I had heard about this restaurant for a couple years but it was in another city so I never made the effort to go. Me and my wife and daughter had been trying out different restaurants locally, when I ran in to Veronica at the...More

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Food was excellent, taste extraordinaire. Great service helpful staff would absolutely return again.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 27 May 2017

My wife has been dining here for nearly 25 years, and I have been tagging along ever since we were married 18 years ago. Words do not do justice to this place. Have you ever tasted something so good it made you giddy? Everything on...More

1  Thank PhineasBoy
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We've been to great French restaurants in DC, France and NYC but Cafe Europa is at the top of our list now. Starting with superb appetizers, mussels they raised the bar on how mussels should be prepared. The signature veal dish is worth having again...More

1  Thank rob1248
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food and service was the best we've had. I'm so glad a friend recommended this restaurant. It has been around for years but is tucked into a building that doesn't seem too inviting. It was so nice to relax and enjoy our meal and...More

Thank sk201568
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Fabulous food, very friendly atmosphere. Charming decor. Would absolutely return to dine again there and recommend the restaurant without any hesitation.

Thank pioneer c
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very nice meal, excellent glass of wine, great dessert. Knowledgeable servers. Did it equal the greatest actual European restaurants I've been to? Certainly not, was it better than expected for the area, absolutely. I would definitely return if I was in the area, its clear...More

2  Thank Danstraindepot
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13 February 2016|
Response from Uilani21 | Reviewed this property |
She would be fine....I'm not sure about a children's menu, but the restaurant is very customer oriented and accommodating, so I imagine they would figure out something if they don't have a specific menu. I hope you all... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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: +1 757-399-6652
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