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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 5 April 2018

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 April 2018

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 1 April 2018 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 27 March 2018

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 25 March 2018

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
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Our son's in-laws in Chicago are Greeks by heritage and conviction, so we habe been treeted to their cuisine-- excellent at home and in their favorite restaurants, but mostly traditional and conventional. Emilitsa re-imagines many of those dishes, so they manage to surprise, and to...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Restaurant week was the occasion and we were not disappointed. Food was delicious, fresh and expertly seasoned. Service was the best in many place. Owner was very diligent in insuring we had a great experience and we were not disappointed. Will be back again soon.

Thank markA9526JF
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Portland folks won't be surprised to hear that some of the best Greek food can be found in Portland. But folks from elsewhere might roll their eyes. Look: I've had Greek food in NYC on numerous occasions. It was not even close to this. This...More

Thank g0ldengut
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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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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