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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 9 June 2016

We felt that we were given the best table in the restaurant -- one that would be expected to be saved for regulars. What a great start to our dining experience. Each of us enjoyed the scallops sautéed in ouzo-tomato cream sauce with feta. This...More

1  Thank Reader17
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is one of our go to restaurants in Portland. Unlike most restaurant owners, John, the owner of Emilitsa, is a strong and consistent presence. He is gracious and detail oriented, and always makes an effort to greet us and, if time permits, to chat...More

Thank jwillis57
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is one of the best, nicest restaurants in Portland. the food, Service, owners are superb. This is not cheep but worth the price.

Thank SherwoodProperties
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided rather last minute to head to Portland for Memorial Day weekend and made reservations at Emilitsa based on other Trip Advisor reviews. We absolutely loved everything about our experience from the top-notch service, comfortable seating, and relaxed atmosphere to the...More

Thank Greg T
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

All you need to know about Emilitsa you can tell from the business card. It's classic, colorful, on the whimsical side of things and most of all, inviting. It's billed as rustic Greek food but this is rustic with a refined, elegant touch. Simple fare...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 25 May 2016

First off, we LOVED the greek wine. Secondly, our server was perfect. Not too much, not too little. She was informative and charming. Third? The food was delicious. All of it. We had the rabbit and octopus appetizers, both unique and flavorful. The octopus was...More

1  Thank RaeRae99501
Reviewed 21 May 2016

My husband and I dined here on a saturday evening. The whole experience was wonderful. The cocktails are fun, inventive, flavorful, and not watered down. The appetizers are beautifully prepared and the main courses are to die for! One thing to know going in is...More

2  Thank wzlNH
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We both enjoy ethnic food and our concierge at the Portland Harbor Hotel (an excellent hotel, by the way) recommended Emilitsa's. We shared a chicken liver app that was tender and not too liverish. My companion loves lamb and had two thick lamb chops with...More

2  Thank peterathomas69
Reviewed 16 May 2016

My husband and I had dinner for our wedding anniversary, which we were so looking forward to after reading all of the great reviews. I am now unsure about all of the rave reviews. The service is ok, the waitress was not friendly nor accommodating....More

1  Thank PankeyJM
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Dined with friends before symphony and had a delicious meal. The four of us had two appetizers and three different entrees and they were all declared hits. I had the moussaka and it was surprisingly lighter and tastier than others I have eaten. I also...More

2  Thank travlingal65
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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.
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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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