Like a trip to Italy, without a passport!

Cafe Mediterráneo

Fresh & Local

Bringing the taste of Italy to Downtown Portsmouth! Join us for authentic flavors and warm hospitality. Open 7 days a week🥂 

Sunday – Tuesday 4:30pm - 8pm

Wednesday – Saturday 4:30pm - 9pm

The Café Med Philosophy

Your hosts and proud owners, Dominic and Brian, want to take this opportunity to welcome you to Café Mediterraneo, frequently referred to and better known as Cafe Med.

We hail from Naples, Florida, where we owned and operated the very popular, always top-rated, Italian restaurant Caffe dell’Amore, which quickly became a staple in the Naples dining community. After losing the restaurant in the last major hurricane, we decided to not reopen in Naples, which led us to Portsmouth and Café Med.

Our philosophy is simple and straightforward:

Consistency in serving great food, with great service in a warm and inviting setting, continuously striving for excellence in creating a memorable dining experience for every guest.

Italians eat, drink, live and love with great passion. It is this passion and love for quality food and fine wine that drive us every day.

The sound of conversation and laughter among family and friends, as they break bread and sip wine in our dining room, warms our hearts and is our greatest reward.

We look forward to meeting every one of you during your visit and welcoming you back time and time again.

All that is required of you now is to sit back…relax and enjoy your time with The Café Med family.

Buon Appetito

Our Menu

The recipes and ingredients are as they were a 100 years ago, perhaps modernized only in the style of cooking or in the presentation.

We passionately dedicate ourselves to seeking out the very best ingredients for our dishes.  Our chef and his team are committed to delivering the best, soul satisfying cuisine, made with passion and love.   

We invite you to browse through our menu.

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Lobster Ravioli

Served in a lobster cream sauce.

Baked Salmon

Baked salmon with a creamy lobster dill sauce served over lobster ravioli and mixed vegetables.

Roasted Half Duck

Warm baby spinach served with poached pear, roasted pine nuts, roasted garlic, balsamic roasted red onions and portabella mushrooms, goat cheese and cinzano vinaigrette.

New Zealand Rack of Lamb

Served with a portabella and port wine demi glaze, vegetables and a side of pasta.

Pork Osso Bucco

Served in a brandy peppercorn sauce with polenta and sautéed vegetables.

Braised Short Ribs

Served au jus with asparagus and mashed potatoes.

Filet Mignon

Grilled and served with mashed potatoes, asparagus and finished with a creamy peppercorn sauce.