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319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
+1 757-399-6652
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 their menu is flawlessly prepared, presented, and then devoured. This gem is well known to... More 

Thank PhineasBoy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 and again. Good wine list and don't miss the desserts made by the owner. Finally... More 

Thank rob1248
Portsmouth, Virginia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 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 each other in this place. We will go back for another romantic dinner and have... More 

Thank sk201568
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 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
Ocala, Florida
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 they take their business seriously.

1 Thank Danstraindepot
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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) and the pear tart with rosemary-honey ice cream that was excellent. Looking forward to move... More 

1 Thank VaTraveler5
Chesapeake, VA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 go on special occasions. The character of the space is very upscale, and one could... 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 you were at a nice cafe in Paris. The service was absolutely superb! I was... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 12 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 80
Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?