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547 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-221-0245
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Mount Desert, Maine
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

I had my dog and was able to sit outside in front at a nice table. Having been to Greece, I could tell this was the real deal. I'd call it gourmet Greek. We did several appetizers instead of entrees because we wanted to taste many things. Owner came out and was very friendly. They even have the Greek beer,... More 

1 Thank John S
Portland, Maine
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378 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Had dinner here Saturday night and, of course and as usual, it was perfect. (there is a reason I write as many "reviews" about Emilitsa and some of the other places I frequent; simply because I do frequent them and they are simply the best Portland - and the State of Maine, never mind anywhere else in the country -... More 

4 Thank theghostwriter
New Jersey
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

We had a 7.30pm res on a Saturday night. There was hardly anyone there and the service was still bad. Admittedly, the waitress was so friendly. We kept asking what the kitchen staff was doing because they weren't getting our food out. We ordered as an appetizer the 3 spreads and a grilled octopus. Both were good but ridiculously overpriced... More 

3 Thank NancyCarolLifton1995
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

So on our last evening in Portland and were keen on going to Emilitsa as we had read good things about it on Trip Advisor. So after a greatly satisfying sunset kayak tour of 2 hours we freshened up and headed to the restaurant. Now on google the restaurant is listed open till 11 however the reality is that the... More 

Thank Jaideep D
Leonia, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

We came because of the high reviews- and it did not fail to impress! You can tell the Chef cared about the quality of the food, how it was presented and the taste! Some of our favorites were- the jalapeño feta spread that you eat with the pita bread. The scallop appetizer was the BEST I've ever had! The scallop... More 

Thank Michelle M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Hands down, Portland'd finest restaurant. Ive lived in Portland for 40 years. There are many good restaurants in Portland but Emilitsa is the best. Im also of Greek heritage and I know good Greek food. This is not your traditional Greek fare, it is BETTER Great wines, service, ambiance. My favortie.

Thank Kceneru
Studio City, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

I have been fortunate to travel around the country and also to Greece. Coming from Los Angeles, there are many fine restaurants including Greek dining establishments. Truthfully, outside Greece, I haven't enjoyed such a great Greek dinner as I did in, of all places, Portland Maine!!! The place was spotless, and the service how diners have a right to expect.... More 

1 Thank dukejwe
Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

I will preface this by saying I love Greek food and was very excited to dine here after reading so many positive reviews. So I made reservations early and was geared up to enjoy a terrific night out with my wife. I was in no way disappointed. We had the scallop appetizer and asparagus salad to start, and both were... More 

Thank SnowStrider
Stamford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

My wife, daughter and I had a reservation for 630 pm. We arrived there at 615 and was told we were early and had to wait to eat. There were plenty of empty tables so we were a little confused. We were seated a few minutes later. It took awhile for our waitress to come over and give us menus... More 

1 Thank harlanneugeboren
Portland, Maine, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Food is great but prices are high. Authenic Greek cuisine with excellent wine pairings, but not for anyone on a budget.

1 Thank Kate P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek
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
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 Street, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-221-0245

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?