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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 4 days ago

Very impressive, cozy space. We had such excellent service and food, we were compelled to congratulate the owner before we left. Portland restaurants have a lot of competition, and this is one of the best we have experienced. Ample portions, fresh fresh fresh ingredients, and...More

Thank kjlxyz2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant didn't distinguish itself in any way--food, ambiance, or service. We had a reservation, but were kept waiting half an hour. There are several Greek wines on the menu and it would have been helpful to have some descriptions of them--dry, fruity, etc.--to help...More

1  Thank Rizadoro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at Emilitsa with one other couple. Outstanding! The service was attentive without being intrusive or obsequious. The food was as good as one can get in Portland, and certainly one of the best Greek restaurants we have ever eaten in (Including Athens...More

Thank laurencer466
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emilitsa's remains our favorite restaurant in Portland. They have revised their menu slightly, adding some really wonderful items. The kefalograviera meh syka saganaki (pan fried sheep’s milk kefalograviera cheese with baby turkish balsamic peppered figs) was spectacular... we had never had it before, but it's...More

Thank dick s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful evening I had. It's been way too many years since I ate here and I so regret that after this visit. Delicious food, excellent service and overall wonderful experience.

Thank gfoodie2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was date night and we wanted to try something new. Emilitsa bkew us away. From the warm welcome at the door to the romantic lighting and decor, we were instantly impressed. Then we saw the menu filled with modern twists on Greek classics (like...More

Thank MaineLuv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on Saturday 24 March, and what a terrific dining experience we had. From start to finish, my wife and I were truly impressed with the quality, preparation, and presentation of the various courses. The drinks, appetizers, entrees, and desserts were all wonderful and a...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dined here for the first time with business colleagues. Both the food and service are extraordinary - top of the line. There really is nothing more to say, other than it is a dining experience well worth trying.

1  Thank CAP1953
Reviewed 12 March 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here during restaurant week. The staff was attentive and the food delicious. The only disappointment was that the wine we wanted & listed on the menu "was not available from the distributor.

1  Thank Marconi33
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Without getting into some long, drawn out review, this place is simply amazing. The food is carefully cooked, personalized, fresh, delicious, and the wait staff was really something special. Can't wait to go back!

1  Thank JFekto
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Mary S
14 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
10 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
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Average prices
US$ 33
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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