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547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
+1 207-221-0245
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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

However we arrived on time for our table (8.15pm), only to be told by the manager/owner, the table wasn't ready and would we wait....outside!, yes they have two pavement tables, but it wasn't that warm on this evening, so we wandered around the streets for...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Visited Emilitsa to celebrate my mothers birthday with a table of five. We ordered four of the appetizers all were great, but the rabbit and scallops were standouts. The tomato salad was so fresh and delightful. The lamb chops were grilled to perfection with just...More

1  Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Tried to make a reservation and was told would need to leave a credit card for 100 dollar deposit or no show fee. Hotel got reservation for free. Food was really outstanding, but the server definitely had an attitude and the chef does no substations....More

2  Thank triplover555
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This small Greek restaurant was a delight -- limited menu but everything was delicious and beautifully served. They have Greek wines, which provided us some new taste treats. The service was a little slow -- e.g., when we asked for our wine, it was slow...More

Thank sherksusan
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The menu is small, but the food was terrific! Recommended by trip advisor and it was a hit. The chicken solvaki was delish and they had a wonderful Greek wine selection. I would definitely recommend if you are in the area.

Thank Iris R
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had an excellent meal at this lovely restaurant. The octopus appetizer was great and the chicken entrée was perfect. Very good selection of Greek wines. Service was good, young waitress was sweet and attentive. A place well worth the visit in...More

Thank bhrosken
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is a place you want to visit to get very good Greek food in a comfortable atmosphere. It starts right out when you get a warm greeting from the owner when you walk in. The service is excellent and helpful. We always order the...More

Thank MaineNYC12
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We dined here Wednesday night and had a wonderful meal. We made our reservation on Open Table and were immediately shown to the last available table. My Ouzo Lemonade cocktail was refreshing. Starters included braised rabbit wrapped in phyllo and the best octopus my husband...More

Thank Ellen B
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal! Amazing waitress. Best Greek restaurant I have ever been to. Food is so authentic and the menu is very creative.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The food is the star of the show here. Excellent Greek cooking and incredibly fresh and delicious seafood. Everyone at our table of 8 felt well-fed and well-served. The people working here were uniformly helpful and welcoming, even letting half the group sit down a...More

Thank GreenMountainGirls
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Mary S
13 March 2017|
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Response from Zachary007 | Property representative |
We do, though you will have to ask your server for the flaming saganaki.
23 October 2016|
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Response from Guy B | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I spent $136, including tip. Each of us had a glass of house wine. The meal was absolutely worth the experience. We're from the north central part of Massachusetts, so we don't get to Portland very often, but... More
9 August 2016|
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Response from Rose G | Reviewed this property |
Portland is a pretty casual city--nice jeans are ok but this is a nice restaurant so look nicer than not
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-221-0245
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Emilitsa is a Greek restaurant located in the arts district of Portland, Maine and boasts a contemporary and casual atmosphere. Emilitsa brings a wide array of Mezethes (small plates), Megala Piata (large plates), and pristinely fresh seafood to the seacoast area. We honor the breadth of traditional cuisine from all regions of Greece. We prepare our Greek dishes with as many local, fresh, organic and natural ingredients as are available to us. We also accommodate those with food allergies.
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