Europa Bistro

★★★★☆

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The pasta is very good here! The wine list is very impressive as well. Service has always been fantastic. I three times I've been, the dining room has been a little smokey inside two of those visits. Perhaps a better ventilation system in the kitchen could help?

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★★★★☆

The pasta is very good here! The wine list is very impressive as well. Service has always been fantastic. I three times I've been, the dining room has been a little smokey inside two of those visits. Perhaps a better ventilation system in the kitchen could help?

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Just OK. Not very clean and food was average though the prices were a little above for what you got. I had the linguine with pesto but I think they forgot to drain the pasta cooking water for it was very green but very watery. The table was sticky and the olive oil on the table was cloudy and scary looking with no real flavor for all the herbs in it.

I will there a few years ago and it was fine but not now. I do not think I will return.

2
★★☆☆☆

Just OK. Not very clean and food was average though the prices were a little above for what you got. I had the linguine with pesto but I think they forgot to drain the pasta cooking water for it was very green but very watery. The table was sticky and the olive oil on the table was cloudy and scary looking with no real flavor for all the herbs in it.

I will there a few years ago and it was fine but not now. I do not think I will return.

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This place is a hidden gem....I cant say enough good things about it...the food, the service, the prices. We left full and happy, and cant wait to go back.

3
★★★★★

This place is a hidden gem....I cant say enough good things about it...the food, the service, the prices. We left full and happy, and cant wait to go back.

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My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and decided to try out Europa because I had heard good things. I was looking for a restaurant that would provide a cozy, romantic atmosphere and great food.

When we walked in at around 8:00, no one greeted us at the door and not a single table was prepared. Since all the tables for two were dirty, we stood at the entrance until the server came and directed us to a table for four in the middle of the room. I hate sitting in the middle of the room at large tables, especially when on a date.

We were left with nothing to feast on but our menus for ten to fifteen minutes, and when our server finally came it was both difficult to hear what she said and to understand her. After we ordered, it took about ten minutes for the bread to arrive. (Though it was as good as everyone says.)

The restaurant was not busy--there were five tables, plus about four or five people at the bar. The server seemed to be busily taking care of the guests as best she could--everyone but us. Somehow, in the table in the middle of the room, we were either forgotten or purposefully ignored.

My boyfriend and I were puzzled and wondered if we had inadvertently insulted our server, because she seemed very friendly (even chatty) and prompt with all of the other diners.

When my meal came, I asked for some more water. My glass was almost empty. The whole time I ate my meal and conversed with my boyfriend, I watched our server whisk drinks and food to the patrons at the other tables, and didn't receive more water until I was well done with my meal.

My boyfriend and I were curious about the desserts, but as we sat in front of our finished plates, napkins on the table, we started to get anxious to leave. Fifteen to twenty minutes passed before our server plopped down the check. We were never offered a dessert menu, even though we saw the next table over being brought dessert.

We left feeling insulted. We'll never go back again.

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★★☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and decided to try out Europa because I had heard good things. I was looking for a restaurant that would provide a cozy, romantic atmosphere and great food.

When we walked in at around 8:00, no one greeted us at the door and not a single table was prepared. Since all the tables for two were dirty, we stood at the entrance until the server came and directed us to a table for four in the middle of the room. I hate sitting in the middle of the room at large tables, especially when on a date.

We were left with nothing to feast on but our menus for ten to fifteen minutes, and when our server finally came it was both difficult to hear what she said and to understand her. After we ordered, it took about ten minutes for the bread to arrive. (Though it was as good as everyone says.)

The restaurant was not busy--there were five tables, plus about four or five people at the bar. The server seemed to be busily taking care of the guests as best she could--everyone but us. Somehow, in the table in the middle of the room, we were either forgotten or purposefully ignored.

My boyfriend and I were puzzled and wondered if we had inadvertently insulted our server, because she seemed very friendly (even chatty) and prompt with all of the other diners.

When my meal came, I asked for some more water. My glass was almost empty. The whole time I ate my meal and conversed with my boyfriend, I watched our server whisk drinks and food to the patrons at the other tables, and didn't receive more water until I was well done with my meal.

My boyfriend and I were curious about the desserts, but as we sat in front of our finished plates, napkins on the table, we started to get anxious to leave. Fifteen to twenty minutes passed before our server plopped down the check. We were never offered a dessert menu, even though we saw the next table over being brought dessert.

We left feeling insulted. We'll never go back again.

Pros: Great menu selection of authentic Italian

Cons: Slow, curt service

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Europa is a cute little restaurant in Proctor. It has a quiet and peaceful atmosphere that is good for both friends and family. The service is very friendly, but can be a little slow at times. I particularly recommend the pesto, and the olive oil for the bread is amazing. Try it out!

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★★★★☆

Europa is a cute little restaurant in Proctor. It has a quiet and peaceful atmosphere that is good for both friends and family. The service is very friendly, but can be a little slow at times. I particularly recommend the pesto, and the olive oil for the bread is amazing. Try it out!

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Europa has good pasta dishes and is a great little resturaunt. The prices are a little steep but not too bad. The service is good but it often takes a while to get your food. A good place to get dinner with your family.

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★★★☆☆

Europa has good pasta dishes and is a great little resturaunt. The prices are a little steep but not too bad. The service is good but it often takes a while to get your food. A good place to get dinner with your family.

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Great authentic Italian food...good pasta, sauces, bread and olive oil. Fast and friendly service. Highly recommend for small or large groups....bring your family.

5
★★★★★

Great authentic Italian food...good pasta, sauces, bread and olive oil. Fast and friendly service. Highly recommend for small or large groups....bring your family.

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What I like about Europa the most is their authenticity. They have different regional type dishes from all over Italy along with a great selection of wine. My personal favorite is the Penne Russo that I would recommend to anyone especially if you like Dungenous Crab.

Pricing is reasonable and I would say the average price is around $15 (not including drinks).

My favorite part about this restaurant is the fresh warm bread with special olive oil with delicious seasonings for dipping. I would go to this restaurant any day just for the olive oil and bread.

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★★★★★

What I like about Europa the most is their authenticity. They have different regional type dishes from all over Italy along with a great selection of wine. My personal favorite is the Penne Russo that I would recommend to anyone especially if you like Dungenous Crab.

Pricing is reasonable and I would say the average price is around $15 (not including drinks).

My favorite part about this restaurant is the fresh warm bread with special olive oil with delicious seasonings for dipping. I would go to this restaurant any day just for the olive oil and bread.

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Being from New Jersey and eating all over NYC, Brooklyn and Staten Island, I know Italian food and this is as good as it gets!
Sauces are light and flavorful. The calimari is the most tender and delightful that I have ever tasted. The food is subtle, not over done with heavy sauces or any of that Northwest nuveau cuisine stuff. If you want good Italian food on equal to what you will find in Italy, you have to go to Europa. Since moving from Tacoma its an hour drive for us to go there, but its worth it. On top of all of that, its so inexpensive its hard to believe.
The wine is very reasonably priced, not an extensive wine list but adequate.
As far as I am concerned there is no place in the Pacific Northwest that is as good as this. Try it, you will love it!

2
★★★★★

Being from New Jersey and eating all over NYC, Brooklyn and Staten Island, I know Italian food and this is as good as it gets!
Sauces are light and flavorful. The calimari is the most tender and delightful that I have ever tasted. The food is subtle, not over done with heavy sauces or any of that Northwest nuveau cuisine stuff. If you want good Italian food on equal to what you will find in Italy, you have to go to Europa. Since moving from Tacoma its an hour drive for us to go there, but its worth it. On top of all of that, its so inexpensive its hard to believe.
The wine is very reasonably priced, not an extensive wine list but adequate.
As far as I am concerned there is no place in the Pacific Northwest that is as good as this. Try it, you will love it!

Pros: The food

Cons: Its in Tacoma

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OMG!!! My partner and owd. I went there today for the first time for my birthday. We went for lunch and there was not much of a crowd. The food was amazing. Everything was prepared fresh and served piping hot...even the bread came out fresh from the oven. The prices were reasonable...$22 lunch for two. I highly recommend this little gem. We now have a new favorite place to dine in Tacoma.

1
★★★☆☆

OMG!!! My partner and owd. I went there today for the first time for my birthday. We went for lunch and there was not much of a crowd. The food was amazing. Everything was prepared fresh and served piping hot...even the bread came out fresh from the oven. The prices were reasonable...$22 lunch for two. I highly recommend this little gem. We now have a new favorite place to dine in Tacoma.

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Great italian food! You can tell they put pride into there cooking. Service was friendly. I will return to eat there again soon.

2
★★★★★

Great italian food! You can tell they put pride into there cooking. Service was friendly. I will return to eat there again soon.

Pros: Great food, great food, great food!

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A friend and I were in town recently and looked forward to returning to Europa for an elegant dinner after a three year absence. I was really taken aback by the unpleasant lighting, loud noise level and inexperienced server who made us feel rushed... like we were in an Italian cafeteria. This is so different from the experience three years ago. Then the atmosphere was romantic, quiet with subdued lligting. The food is still excellent but my friend and I left feeling very disappointed.

1
★★★☆☆

A friend and I were in town recently and looked forward to returning to Europa for an elegant dinner after a three year absence. I was really taken aback by the unpleasant lighting, loud noise level and inexperienced server who made us feel rushed... like we were in an Italian cafeteria. This is so different from the experience three years ago. Then the atmosphere was romantic, quiet with subdued lligting. The food is still excellent but my friend and I left feeling very disappointed.

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: Harsh lighting, noisy, rushed feeling of wait staff

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This has been a great little restaurant in Proctor for years. While not a little anymore (it expanded recently), the northen Italian food is excellent. The best in Tacoma. Highly recommended for small parties. They now take reservations but I have yet to find a problem just walking in.

2
★★★★★

This has been a great little restaurant in Proctor for years. While not a little anymore (it expanded recently), the northen Italian food is excellent. The best in Tacoma. Highly recommended for small parties. They now take reservations but I have yet to find a problem just walking in.

Pros: Great food, Good service, Great location

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My husband and I discovered Europa a few years back. The owners remodeled and expanded the seating area; the ambience changed somewhat but the chefs continue to offer quality food. Someone seems to have a knack for presenting wonderful textures and tastes. We often take our friends there, too, because it's so reliably superb.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I discovered Europa a few years back. The owners remodeled and expanded the seating area; the ambience changed somewhat but the chefs continue to offer quality food. Someone seems to have a knack for presenting wonderful textures and tastes. We often take our friends there, too, because it's so reliably superb.

Pros: Quality food, Reasonable prices, Upscale Italian

Cons: Hard for find parking, Spotty service

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My boyfriend and I visited here last week after a friend recommended it. We went on a Thursday night and there weren't very many people dining, so we were a little unsure at first. But after our bottle of wine($30 and the best we've had) and prawns appetizer arrived, we were completely satisfied. The prawns were the best ever with caramelized onions, and we both ordered different steaks, which were cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for the best atmosphere, food, and service! We will definitely be back!!!

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I visited here last week after a friend recommended it. We went on a Thursday night and there weren't very many people dining, so we were a little unsure at first. But after our bottle of wine($30 and the best we've had) and prawns appetizer arrived, we were completely satisfied. The prawns were the best ever with caramelized onions, and we both ordered different steaks, which were cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for the best atmosphere, food, and service! We will definitely be back!!!

Pros: Good food, Excellent wine list, romantic

Cons: small place

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Europa's cuisine is true Italian fare. It is light, yet substantial, full of flavor yet not overbearing. The pasta dishes are always perfectly cooked-al dente- and the sauces compliment not overpower. The seafood is fresh as can be, and the salads are great. The size of the dishes always require a "to-go" box, and although the price is moderate, you more than get what you pay for. Lunch is devine, with seasoned olive oil and fresh baked crusty Italian bread as an appetite stimulant, which you will need! Fabulous Italian Restaurant...

2
★★★★☆

Europa's cuisine is true Italian fare. It is light, yet substantial, full of flavor yet not overbearing. The pasta dishes are always perfectly cooked-al dente- and the sauces compliment not overpower. The seafood is fresh as can be, and the salads are great. The size of the dishes always require a "to-go" box, and although the price is moderate, you more than get what you pay for. Lunch is devine, with seasoned olive oil and fresh baked crusty Italian bread as an appetite stimulant, which you will need! Fabulous Italian Restaurant...

Pros: Authentic Italian, Great Ambiance, Rustic Italian Decor

Cons: Small Interior, Can get loud

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Coffee was hot and always filled, seafood was fresh, salads were wonderful! Nice, intimate place - I enjoyed it and will dine there again.

2
★★★★☆

Coffee was hot and always filled, seafood was fresh, salads were wonderful! Nice, intimate place - I enjoyed it and will dine there again.

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I love Europa. I walk in the front door to be greeted by a friendly staff person. The place is filled with wonderful garlicy, herby smells. The bread comes with a small carafe of olive oil infused with garlic, herbs and hot pepper flakes

2
★★★★☆

I love Europa. I walk in the front door to be greeted by a friendly staff person. The place is filled with wonderful garlicy, herby smells. The bread comes with a small carafe of olive oil infused with garlic, herbs and hot pepper flakes

 

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