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Nova Europa Restaurant

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1311 Lamberton Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902-3415
+1 301-649-6690
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Shelton, Connecticut
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Nova Europa without great expectations, but, looking for a non-chain, me-too type of dining experience. WOW!!! Were we pleasantly surprised. It is difficult to say whether the food was better than the service or that the service overwhelmed the food. If you are lucky enough to have Tony (with a full head of white hair) as your... More 

Thank Lou G
Lancashire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We have been going to Nova Europa for the last 25 years. The food is fabulous and the staff are very accommodating. I would thoroughly recommend giving this place a try if you like european style food.

Thank Paul H
Washington DC
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nova Europa is a quiet restaurant with Old World cuisine, hospitality and ambience. The food is good and reminiscent of high end restaurants of past decades. Some dishes are a bit heavy and lacking in the fresh, local style of most newer establishments. Nonetheless, if you want an old world experience, good food and a welcoming staff, Nova Europa fits... More 

Thank Nonnajojo
montgomery county, md
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This gem is tucked away off Arcola in Wheaton. Finally got there and glad we made it after hearing good things from a Portuguese friend and many others. Excellent service from Manuel, a knowledgeable professional! His expertise makes him basically a sommelier! The salmon and mixed seafood entrees were flavorful, fresh, and presented well. All deserts are made in house... More 

1 Thank stagmomx2
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We have dined here countless times. The restaurant is small, the waiters and waitresses are accommodating and friendly and the food is great. For some reason, they attract a much older crowd but that's ok because not eveyone wants to deal with youngsters when they dine out. You can stay for hours or tell them you're in a hurry and... More 

Thank Kariout
Washington DC
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This place is a bit of a blast from the past--a white-tablecloth European restaurant with classic seafood, veal and lamb entrees, hot flaky bread, and impeccable formal service. The food was very good and we felt spoiled and pampered. And the prices were more than reasonable.

Thank mojoWashingtonDC
Silver Spring, Maryland
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Seven of us (perhaps older) tennis friends went out to lunch at Nova Europa. I hadn't been there in 20 years or so. We had a delightful lunch, with all of us pleased by the menu and TA DA! ability to actually hear each other. Yes, the ambiance is a bit old fashioned, yes the food isn't trendy; but for... More 

Thank seymour1946101
Haymarket, Virginia
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132 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We have enjoyed several meals over the past few years at Nova Europa and have never been disappointed. The site is routine strip-mall in nature, but once inside, the ambiance is reminiscent of a real European bistro. Our server was professional, friendly, and eager to make sure that we had a wonderful meal. There are several special items available besides... More 

Thank twowanderers20169
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Good food, good service, and a good value. We enjoyed our whole experience and I would like to go back again. This place gets a lot of senior citizens because it is a find at reasonable prices.

Thank SGamer
McLean, Virginia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We were looking for a highly rated European-style restaurant in Silver Spring where the menu provided wide choice, the parking was at the restaurant's door, the wait service understood the needs of the elderly and where the noise level would not prevent our elderly family members from hearing. Nova Europa met our requirements, the food was quite lovely and the... More 

Thank Sara P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1311 Lamberton Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902-3415
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-649-6690

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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?