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Nova Europa, Silver Spring, MD

Nova Europa

4.5
4.5
110 Reviews
$30 and under
European
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions
Come visit Nova Europa for a memorable fine dining experience for any occasion. Since opening our doors in 1982, we have been providing exceptional food and personalized service to our guests.
We serve European food specializing in Portuguese cuisine using only the freshest ingredients available. Complement your dinner with a cocktail from our full service bar or a glass of wine from our extensive wine list.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, Portuguese, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (301) 649-6690
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 110 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

110 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My bacalhau (Cod fish) was delicious but my friend's French onion soup was quite salty. Also, we felt unwelcome at the restaurant when we arrived.

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  2. BradT

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my grandmother for her birthday. This is a hidden neighborhood gem. Very authentic recipes, quiet ambiance. They do not rush you out the door, even on a Friday night. They came and sang to my grandmother and offered a free slice of cheesecake. It made her feel very special.

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  3. Howard

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is excellent. Outside seating is very nice. Very friendly environment.

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  4. RobertR

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem. Quiet, good food, excellent service. Seen it for years, finally tried it. Glad I did

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favorite restaurant, we are regulars. We had Octopus ( a special) and Rockfish, Tiramisu for dessert and wine and drinks. The staff are friendly and professional. Manuel usually waits on us and he is in charge of cuisine with decades of experience but all the staff are excellent and thorough. We like the traditional continental atmosphere but it's not stuffy. No loud music ("vibe") just the real thing. A great place to relax and dine. The menu is full of classic dishes, some special menus, and classic Portuguese dishes like Calderiada, Caldo Verde and Bacalau (Cod). There are often specials not listed, and these are fine things. The desserts are great. It's a great value with many choices.

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  6. mike

    New York City

    198 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    198 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant dining experience for four peope Gave people many choices to select from

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall everything was good. however I was confused by the demand for a reservation, when I arrived no one checked to see if I had one. I went thru a lot to secure the reservation. Which obviously was not needed since only three other tables were in use.

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  8. ALFRED

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service. Great place for celebrations or conversations.

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  9. nkmelvin

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very pleasant dinner. The bread service was delicious and so was the fried calamari. The garden salads that preceded the entrees were a surprise, we didn't know they came with the entrees. We had the Scallops in Wine Sauce and the Veal Marsala. Both were delicious and right size portions. They were served with rice pilaf and a green been and carrot medley. The star of the evening was definitely the Chocolate Mousse dessert and the Cappuccinos each with a shot of amaretto came in a close second. Two of us were scoping out the place for our ladies dinner club, but in the end we decided this restaurant has a more conservative atmosphere than could tolerate the lot of us loud cackling hens.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. We loved the fact that they made our table work so that we all could see everyone and talk across table to one another. The food was great. The only thing was that as our orders were being taken we asked for separate checks and were told that it could only be given as one check. This made it difficult when it came to pay and each person had to make out their own total payment. This is a minor complaint however when everything else was excellent.

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FAQs

Nova Europa is rated 4.5 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Google Map for Nova Europa

1311 Lamberton Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Wheaton
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, Portuguese, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine
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