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547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
+1 207-221-0245
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  • Excellent83%
  • 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 2 April 2016

We tried kefalograviera meh syka saganaki (pan-fried cheese with figs--delicious) and lagos meh phyllo (good) for appetizers, followed by kotopoulo souvlaki and moussaka as entrees, and a slice of cheesecake for dessert. The entrees were very good, and the cheesecake was amazing! The ambiance was...More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 1 April 2016

3 sure things. And while the first two are rather unpleasant and would rarely if ever put a smile on anyone's face, Emilitsa never ever fails to do so. Take last night's dinner for example - and countless others before it - which was EXTRAORDINARY....More

Thank theghostwriter
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Excellent place for a fancy greek food. Superb service, excellent choice of greek wines (great prices). Wonderfull ambiance. We can't wait to come back.

Thank Tytus
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We had 8.00 pm reservations on a Saturday night. We were welcomed cordially and our table was immediately ready. Our table wa in the front, near the door, but although it was a chilly night we did not find it cold as some commenters have...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I see a return visit soon...a MUST! I have visited many Portland, Maine restaurants old and new. The ambiance and welcoming host, John made me feel I was in my Greek aunt' Teddy's home.

Thank jdn10987
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I love this place! It is always the 1st stop while in Portland. Whichever item I choose on the menu, I am 100% confident it will be out of this world! Great service and drink selection too!

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I knew the moment I entered Emilitsa’s it was everything I’d ever wanted in a Greek restaurant. The ambience was relaxing with dim lighting, soft but radiantly painted walls and comfortable seating. Then there’s the food. Perfect, delicate, decadent, exceptional. It’s been days now since...More

Thank Mersela
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I think this may be my 2nd review of Emilitsa in 3 years, but we've been there at least 8 or 9 times over 3 years. Each time, this little charm has impressed us and anyone we bring. First, this is authentic Greek food. If...More

1  Thank George R
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We love going to Emilitsa for dinner. This particular time was for my wife's birthday, which was the right choice. The ambiance is perfect for a romantic night on the town, and the food and drinks were perfect, as always. John, the manager, and Ali,...More

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 5 March 2016

On a Tuesday evening first week of March, the restaurant filled up! A clear testament to the quality of food and service. Host John greeted and seated us and shortly after we received a wonderful dip with sesame toast. The octopus starter was tender and...More

Thank RCS3rd
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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