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547 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-221-0245
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Newton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and helpful. My wife had the duck and said it was the best duck she ever had. I had the lamb chops. The were very well prepared and delicious . Every mouthful was a medley of great flavors. Very surprised this place wasn't packed on a Saturday night. Definitely highly recommended. My new favorite in... More 

Thank Rick B
Montclair, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

I might not have chosen a Greek restaurant myself, but my family wanted to go here. The food was excellent! Not what I expected from Greek food. It was sophisticated and presented beautifully. I had a great meal.

Thank Shallot2015
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Emilitsa on Friday October 2. Everything about the evening was top of the line, quality of ingredients, service and ambiance.

Thank hkdine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Portland, renowned for great food, is dominated by 'hipster' chefs striving to be as adventurous as possible with unusual and non-traditional juxtapositions of flavors. This sometimes works but often does not work. Emilitsa, on the other hand, never fails. The food, a subtly modern take on traditional Greek dishes, is superbly flavored by someone who knows beforehand how differing tastes... More 

3 Thank barry y
Bedford, MA
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

We overheard a shop clerk tell a tourist that Emilitsa was the best restaurant in the city. We'd never heard of it, but we decided to give it a try, and we were very impressed. Yes, you can find moussaka and kebabs on the menu, but it's the other items on the menu that make this restaurant so fine. Try... More 

Thank Jerry W
Saint Augustine, Florida
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Having lived in Greece, eating here was as good as being there! We had a wonderful evening celebrating a family event at a large private table in the back. The cocktails & appetizers were the perfect beginning to all of the delicious dishes that followed.

3 Thank Monica H
Richmond, Virginia
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

The food is amazing and the service is great. The moussaka was one of the best I've ever had. I'm very pleased to have chosen Emilitsa as my last meal in Portland, it was the best of the 4-day food tour. Be sure to make reservations!

1 Thank KMC292015
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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380 reviews
340 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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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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

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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
US$ 33
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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 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?