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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cafe Mediterraneo

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
119 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005
+1 603-427-5563
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 223: English reviews
Level Contributor
50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoy this restaurant. It has a good atmosphere, great bar and bartender. Food is thoroughly enjoyable as well. Great pasta! I would recommend it for any occasion.

Thank Marcus C
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This meal was the best I've had. The salmon with lobster ravioli topped with a huge chunk of buttery lobster was tender and tasteful. We split the beet salad which was presented to us on two separate dishes so no need to fuss and divide. We we treated with utmost graciousness and felt as if we were in a good... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
Boxford, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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 

1 Thank Mrs Andrew C
Level Contributor
42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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
Level Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 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
Level Contributor
56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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
Level Contributor
922 reviews
585 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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
Level Contributor
74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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

Travellers who viewed Cafe Mediterraneo also viewed


Been to Cafe Mediterraneo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Mediterraneo and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
1 month ago
Middleton, Massachusetts
over a year ago
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Mediterraneo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?