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cafe europa

319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
+1 757-399-6652
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank PhineasBoy
Reviewed 6 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

Thank rob1248
Reviewed 13 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 24 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

1  Thank Danstraindepot
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place is becoming one of our favorite restaurants. The service is friendly and the food delicious. Jean-Paul is the go-to man for wine expertise, and Veronique is always pleasant and welcoming. Our last visit the new dishes we tried were the lentil soup (great)...More

1  Thank VaTraveler5
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We go here every year for our anniversary. Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. The owners are the chef and greeter. They make sure your visit is memorable.

Thank larcaro2
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Cafe Europa has been open for 30 years in the same place. I am sure this is due to the interest that the owners have in not only the food they prepare but the attention to service. We don't go often but we like to...More

2  Thank glen a
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went to Cafe Europa after a day at the Nauticus Museum with my husband, six month old baby and parents and had a great time! Loved the ambiance of this place! It's cozy and quaint! The decor and dim lighting makes you feel like if...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Cafe Europa graciously hosted the rehearsal dinner before our son's wedding. The atmosphere, waitstaff, hosts, and especially the food were outstanding. Everything and everyone was refined, elegant, and top notch.

Thank Susan M
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We have a well behaved seven year old girl, would she be out of place? Is there a children's menu available?
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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