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Cafe Mediterraneo

119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
+1 603-427-5563
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood risotto” (14 reviews)
“bread” (25 reviews)
“chicken” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After a morning of Christmas shopping in downtown Portsmouth, we tried the Friendly Toast but found a 45 minute wait. So wandered a bit further down the road and found Cafe Mediterraneo. Very nice lunch environment with table clothes and nice silverware/china/etc. And the food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rgmDurham
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's wonderful when you find a spot that from the minute you walk through the door you know you'll have a good evening. Table service or a spot at the bar for dinner, Cafe Med fits bill. I'm working my way through the menu, The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank De_Bob
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Me and my husband went to this restaurant for dinner a while ago. The sangria was great, can't wait to go back for more. The food was very tasty and delicious. On the expensive side but worth the money :)

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank vacationgirl7969
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Honestly, the restaurant was short on wait staff. Pumpkin espresso martini was good. Food not so much. Italian bread was not authentic very disappointing. Soft white bread like rolls not crusty Italian bread. Had Gnocchi dish. Supposed to have spinach in it. There...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank teresamI4193OP
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We had dinner here before the Halloween parade. We each had a specialty cocktail -- he had the bourbon cider manhattan and I had the raspberry margarita, and both were excellent. The chicken piccata and the pasta with marinara sauce were delicious. Love their bread...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NHjo
Reviewed October 22, 2018

love this place. its our go to place in Portsmouth. Great Italian food, great service, and always friendly. brought friends from out of town there, and they loved it. good wine selection and extensive menu plus good list of specials. love their gnocchi dish.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank terrybfi
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Extremely disappointing experience for dinner with a friend. The food was sub-par, and the waitress was not friendly and borderline condescending when we had questions about the menu and drinks. More importantly, the front desk was rude to people coming in and turned them away...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank ElizabethH_Boston
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

This place was absolutely AMAZING! Packed from door to door when we entered at 7:30 PM , so we waited at the bar until we could find a seat, so glad we did.From the decore to the bread and oil. The eggplant parmesan, OH MY!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Laurie F
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We arrived after 9pm one evening and it was too late for dinner, so we really felt like Italian food and came back the next day for late lunch. The service was impeccable, the food (lasagna & ribollita soup) was fantastic! Of course, it's a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kathy W
Reviewed September 2, 2018

When I visit Portsmouth, this is my first choice for Italian. You are started with a basket of bread and a delicious olive oil dipping sauce - it has the perfect amount of herbs, garlic and cheese. I am not a huge bread eater, but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Cindy V
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Questions & Answers
March 3, 2017|
Response from LucyLu801 | Reviewed this property |
They were able to make our meals gluten free. My daughter had the marsala with penne, I believe.
Kelly W
February 19, 2016|
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Response from zinfulone | Reviewed this property |
There is on the street parking and the city public parking lot is a very short walk away.
October 7, 2015|
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Response from lefty117 | Reviewed this property |
The menu is on their website and if you walking around Portsmouth, it is in their window.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-427-5563
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