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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” (48 reviews)
“rice pudding” (20 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
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Reviewed yesterday 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

1  Thank ccollins51
Reviewed 5 days 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

1  Thank Hidrfoot01
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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

4  Thank ltoma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"I'd Call That A Bargain" - The Who. Between the ambiance, the excellent service, and especially the food (always the food.,.quality and quantity) - "It's The Best I've Ever Had" - Emilitsa rocks. And "My Wife" always agrees. Don't "Be Fooled Again" by the multitude...More

Thank theghostwriter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great drinks, great service. I live in town and this is swiftly becoming one of my go-to spots.

Thank IMBops16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise ! This is not your typical Greek Restaurant. The menu is focused and the food is delicious. There were four of us. We had the pork kabob, the swordfish kabob and the moussaka. Each dish was bursting with delicious flavors. The...More

Thank richard708
Reviewed 23 May 2017

As a Greek I know good Greek food, and this place has it, at least as well as American food supply can deliver. But the prices are rather high, and it is easy to run up a big bill here.

1  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There are a few restaurants that are always excellent. Even after many years Emilitsa's still remains in top form. No matter how they prepare fish it is always full of original flavors. Their Moussaka is extraordinary. The desserts are always excellent.

Thank nmfMaine
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mary S
do you have saganaki ( flaming goat cheese)?
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.
I would like to know the prices or at least a price range of entrees and a wine list with prices, if possible. Thank you.
24 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
What is the dress code
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
USD 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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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