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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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17:00 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited Emilitsa after missing out on a couple of attempts. We had an early reservation since we had been in Portland for the day, and soon after we were seated others followed in. First, the service is wonderful. Informative and friendly...More

Thank guitarkis
Reviewed 4 days ago

...and it may be the best Greek food north of NYC. My wife and I got a last-minute table there. Omigoodness. Greek spread appetizer plate of taramosalata, tzatziki and smoky eggplant was to die for. This was on top of a great chef's taste of...More

Thank Kbelton1961
Reviewed 4 days ago

I must ask, does the owner understand the concept of philoxenia (hospitality)? There is no question about the food and service -- it is excellent. However, when you arrive with friends for a lovely night out and spend approximately $400 or so for a meal,...More

2  Thank dmkal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend- we had swordfish, chicken and a vegan dish and all were outstanding! Wonderful service and lovely staff. John, host owner told us all recipes are his moms, Emilitsa. Wonderful meal and looking forward to return.

Thank gloria f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long weekend in Portland with lots of recommended restaurants to choose from. Tried several ant Emilitsa was by far the best. From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed and comfortable. Drinks were served along with the house appetizer. Each course, starting with the...More

2  Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service were excellent. We shared the figs and grilled cheese, had rabbit in phyllo and lamb sliders along with salads. Bit pricey for serving size, but food was worth it.

1  Thank Engine91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not your average Greek restaurant and frankly even haven eaten their, I did not think Greek. This is just good eating and unique flavors that explode in your mouth. The owner is on site and personally involved in your satisfaction. Very good and...More

1  Thank timrizer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great dinner. My wife is Greek and it was nice to find a really good restaurant that served fantastic Greek food and wine. The servers were very helpful. My son has Celiac and most of the menu was naturally gluten free. We...More

Thank fred r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate at the bar as all tables full. What a great place and excellent food. I had a pulled rabbit in phyllo with a tomatoey sauce, so yummy, for a appetizer. I had the lamb lollipops and they were great. Two ribs perfectly done with...More

Thank Popeyebird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a city brimming with fantastic restaurants, Emilitsa still somehow manages to stand out! The atmosphere is cozy and charming and I feel confident that we had the best table in the house...corner table back at the end of the restaurant gave our dinner an...More

Thank 130yogamc
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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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 St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-221-0245
  • E-mail
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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