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547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
+1 207-221-0245
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“moussaka” (85 reviews)
“baklava” (49 reviews)
“rice pudding” (20 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time at Emilitsa, and we'll certainly go again when in Portland, ME. The food is fresh and interesting, and delicious. I'm not very familiar with Greek food, but the seafood was marvelous and the Greek salad declared at our table to...More

Thank ssherk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised when we found that there wasn't a line to get in the door like all the restaurants around it because there should have been. Definetily the best filet mingon I have ever had. The close proximity to the other tables has everyone...More

1  Thank Jordan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we are regulars in the Portland dinner scene we never tried Emilitsas before, but four our anniversary this year we tried it. Great Swordfish and pork Kabobs, incredible Biutari wine and very friendly service! Only disappointment was the slightly dry Baklava- not warmed to...More

1  Thank CarlGagnon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced grizzly tough lamb chops , spanakopita was dry and of no flavor and two small pieces. Told server of my dislike of the meal and she just shrugged it off as like o well too bad for you, owner heard us mention my dislike...More

2  Thank lockdoc
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

lockdoc, I don't ignore customers who are dissatisfied.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was quite an experience. I will start by saying that I do not think of Greek food as being my "thing." We went for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. The owner could not have been more attentive - every detail was covered. The staff...More

1  Thank surfnbpt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't know how I missed trying this warm and rustic charmer until now. With 10 years in business, the Chef and staff know what they are doing. The menu offered creative dishes that pleased both myself and spouse. Fresh ingredients you can taste with artful...More

3  Thank ccollins51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found Emilitsa on trip advisor & it was excellent. My wife & I shared the beet salad. Sophia our waitress brought us a fava bean spread, on the house, for a starter. Both dishes were seasoned nicely with EVOO & garlic infused yogurt. For...More

2  Thank Hidrfoot01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals in a long time- Would be a success in NYC. Great food-Great service. Would like to eat there every day. Portland is lucky to have this place!!!

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We made a reservation to celebrate my birthday. It was a Wednesday night so the restaurant was not crowded. We were seated at the communal table in the back,and told that we would share the table with other customers (we were 4 and the table...More

6  Thank ltoma
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We visited based upon a recommendation and we were delighted with our choice. The décor is very pleasing, the service is excellent and all four dinners we ordered were superior. Appetizers just as good and dessert simply topped off a fine dining experience.

1  Thank Brian T
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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
  • Food
  • Value
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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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