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Cafe Mediterraneo

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119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
+1 603-427-5563
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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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Boxford, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at Cafe Mediterraneo at 5:30 on a Wednesday and the dining room was empty. We thought that might be a bad sign, but we needed to be at the Music Hall at 6:45, so decided to take a chance. First off, our waiter was delightful. He was friendly and attentive, but never intrusive. We split an arugula and beet... More 

Thank Svetlana09
New Hampshire
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Portsmouth at least once a year. Most of the restaurants have been outstanding in a variety of ways - some have had remarkable views; some have had a few particularly tasty dishes; some have had particularly exceptional staff or exceptional decor. We had no idea there was a level above outstanding. Café Mediterraneo is it. While the delay... More 

Thank Mrs Andrew C
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I made reservations for this restaurant, I was convinced that it wasn't going to garner 5 stars. The place was busy when I called and the woman on the phone couldn't answer my question (Was their gluten free pasta made with corn? - I have severe allergies). She seemed particularly overwhelmed and a little annoyed that I had called.... More 

Thank AlexandSarahConcord
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best gluten free pastas in Portsmouth and I have tried several!!! Great owners and staff and never have a problem getting a table although it is very busy on certain nights.

Thank Dawn P
Dover, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 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!

1 Thank JB6569
Rye, New Hampshire
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839 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

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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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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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
USD 11 - USD 22
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?