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Cafe Mediterraneo

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119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
+1 603-427-5563
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Dover, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Be sure to make reservations for this top notch restaurant because they get very busy. The food and atmosphere are simply amazing. The waitstaff is friendly and knowledgeable! We ate dinner before seeing a play at the Seacoast Rep Theater and it made for an romantic and enjoyable evening in Portsmouth.

Thank mmchampagne603
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have gone to this restaurant many times for dinner with family and for lunch for business. I have always been pleased with the food and highly recommend the Chicken Marsala as well as the Tomato & Mozzarella Salad. Both are terrific!

Thank JB6569
Rye, New Hampshire
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825 reviews
528 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been here before with family and thought I'd try it for lunch. I had linguine with puttanesca sauce, and it was delicious. The dinner portion was so large that I took half of it home. It came with a basket of bread, which was exceptional. I like the ambience here -- soft lighting, ocher walls, and a cozy... More 

Thank NHjo
Miami Beach, Florida
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I really enjoy this spot for meeting with friends. The atmosphere changes with every seat... window seats are more casual.. the bar is cozy, the two tops tables border romantic... the side room to the right is inviting and family friendly. The food.. the food... the food... it's really yummy. I've never eaten here without at least one of us... More 

Thank Scamp-San
Berwick, Maine
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had tickets to a show at The Music Hall during a weeknight, so time was critical. We were a little concerned, because the person who answered the phone to take our reservation was grumpy and didn't care that we were asking if they could accommodate our timeline. He basically made me feel like, whatever, come, don't come. We don't... More 

Thank LucyLu801
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My wife and I recently had dinner at Cafe Mediterraneo with some friends. Our server who's name is Abby was polite but not very professional, The problem is once your food is placed in front of you, you never see your server again until your meal is pretty much gone. This has happened to us on multiple occasions. Our last... More 

Thank c0achrick
seacoast, nh
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

When I called for a reservation I asked for a great table for 2 for our 50th anniversary. The man who answered the phone was grumpy and said Saturday is a very busy night, but he'd see he could do. When we arrived, we were brought to a table for four right in front of the window. Best table in... More 

Thank Linda M
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had reservations, tools us in promptly on a busy Saturday night. We sat in a little back room with other larger parties, our was 11. It was a little darker than my wife liked but I didn't mind it. Waitress was at 3 star, not great but not bad just ok. Apps came good, main courses came a little funky.... More 

Thank Mark T
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food was good and we all enjoyed our meals. Our server only took a single drink order from us and took our dinner order. She didn't check back with our table in the 30 mins it took for our food to come out. A server from another area noticed we stacked our empty cocktail glasses at the edge of... More 

Thank Chris W
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Although from the area, I had never been to this restaurant. It was recommended for it's veal piccata. We had a party of five, made reservations, arrived on time. Our server was uninspiring. Although he made sure we had drinks and took our order, there wasn't much more interaction. The restaurant was not busy, but it took an extremely long... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?