We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Mediterraneo

119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
+1 603-427-5563
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood risotto” (14 reviews)
“chicken” (22 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (292)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 287 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 :)

Thank vacationgirl7969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank teresamI4193OP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank terrybfi
Reviewed 8 October 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

1  Thank ElizabethH_Boston
Reviewed 7 October 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

Thank Laurie F
Reviewed 5 October 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

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 3 September 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

Thank Cindy V
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Went there with my mom, brother, wife and a daughter. On Sunday after should’ve realized it when there was just us and another table. The bread and oil was amazing and when they brought spaghetti and meat ball I taught good that’s a huge portion...More

1  Thank Jae C
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Stopped in for a late night dinner and there were still a few people eating dinner and a few people at the bar. Service and food was very good and prices fair for the area. The lasagna was tasty and very filling.

Thank momto3longisland
Nearby HotelsSee all 17 hotels in Portsmouth
The Hotel Portsmouth
592 reviews
.21 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown
1,432 reviews
.22 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Downtown
1,101 reviews
.24 km away
Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront
572 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Restaurants
La Maison Navarre
146 reviews
.02 km away
Flatbread Company
466 reviews
.02 km away
Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe
1,018 reviews
.06 km away
The Friendly Toast
1,091 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Discover Portsmouth
200 reviews
.08 km away
Market Square
665 reviews
.20 km away
The Music Hall
171 reviews
.05 km away
Portsmouth Harbor Trail
40 reviews
.20 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
3 March 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
20 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from zinfulone | Reviewed this property |
There is on the street parking and the city public parking lot is a very short walk away.
8 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from lefty117 | Reviewed this property |
The menu is on their website and if you walking around Portsmouth, it is in their window.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing