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European Cafe

219 The Parade, Norwood, South Australia 5067, Australia
+61 8 8332 3697
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good55%
  • Average1%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“saltimbocca” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
219 The Parade, Norwood, South Australia 5067, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reliably honest robust Italian flavours served with efficiency and friendly service. We are never disappointed with the food at our local Italian restaurant. A good variety of dishes , all with well balanced flavours and great value for money. If your visit is to eat...More

Thank 16pauliner
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We booked a table for Friday night as the Parade is busy on these nights. When we presented at the booked time the cafe was busy. A member of the waiting staff looked at the bookings, clearly couldn't see our booking and said that he...More

1  Thank Penny W
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I do love the European. It's always hectically busy, & yet , the service is friendly & good. The principally Italian inspired food is excellent, with lovely, full flavours. I think they do seafood dishes particularly well & the pastas are wonderful. My most favorite...More

1  Thank jamesgE7301VO
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Last minute decision to eat out on a Saturday we decided to try this restaurant. Fortunately we got there early with no booking as it was very busy. Staff were excellent though in accommodating our requests and having a table in another room in the...More

2  Thank Claire S
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I had a job in this place like waiter when i was in Adelaide about 10 years ago for an working holiday experience. I am italian and i really appreciated the Cavuoto's coucine. High level of food quality and the ability of the staff make...More

3  Thank ferrigno75
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Food is amazing, classic Italian, wonderful! As per a previous review I used my Entertainment Book voucher and only when I returned home did I realise that I was given a 20% discount, not the 25% I was entitled to. There was also a cheese...More

2  Thank AussiesWithYoungKids
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Went last night, took kids and parents, we have been a few times, as per usual, everything was perfect and the place was packed. Marinara is the go to, lots of fresh seafood and unbelievable taste, others had a mix of pizzas, pastas, salads and...More

2  Thank ntoll
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We went as a couple ordered 2 mains and 2 soft drinks - the soft drink I had was warm and my husbands was flat and warm on complaining my husband received another again flat to which we were told they were having machine problems......More

2  Thank Kylie G
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The European is a Norwood icon, it has been in business since 1979 and is owned by G&G Cavuoto and sons, truly deliciously Italian, all the staff are Italian, charming accents, Italian style. Nothing much changes, the menu includes, primi, secondi, salads, pizzas and pastas...More

2  Thank Judith G
Reviewed 14 November 2016

If your looking for a great place to eat with really authentic home style Italian food this is the place to go. From Entree to Main Course then Dessert we could not fault it. The service is amazing as well such friendly staff and the...More

1  Thank Margaret O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 The Parade, Norwood, South Australia 5067, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Norwood
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8332 3697
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