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547 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-221-0245
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner with a friend that was in town visiting, and it was my first time too at Emilitsa. I had the Soup of the day as a starter, and the Kotopoulo as my main dish, both dishes were excellent, the waitress was very friendly and helpful, constantly checking on us. Had a great time, I wish they were... More 

Thank katierys
Boston, Massachusetts
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205 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Emilitsa for an early dinner because we were going to an event that started at 7 PM. The restaurant was empty when we arrived for our reservation and we were promptly seated by a pleasant gentleman. A friendly female server greeted us with waters and a male server took our order. His service was professional, although somewhat cold,... More 

Thank mamacooking
Topsham, Maine
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Emilitsa with a friend who is a big fan and became a fan myself. Food is killer (try the lamb sliders) and perfectly cooked and presented. The atmosphere is subdued and quiet and the staff are very friendly and professional. They take pride in their food and it shows. Highly recommend!

1 Thank BerryMaster
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a delightful dinner here. A contemporary take on greek food in a fine-dining setting but still for reasonable prices. The service was impeccable as was the overall quality of the food. Will come back again! Thank you.

1 Thank Emily G
Bangor, ME
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like Greek food, or even if you don't, you have to dine here. The menu was extensive, and the two of us wanted to order many more items than we were able to order. Everything was simply delicious, and the service was timely and attentive.

1 Thank Soxfanfrommaine
Brookline, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food service and ambiance. Choose to sit at the bar and was treated to an amazing array of tastes from Greece. Complimentary spread with pita was a nice touch. The land sliders are out stand as is their version of a Greek salad. Both the chicken souvlaki and the moussaka are as good as any I have eaten. If... More 

Thank calwinemd
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196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Not since returning from Athens, Greece in 2014 have I tasted such delicious Greek food! Everything (!!!) was delicious. We started with 3 dips to share and the fried cheese app. All were exceptional. Our two entrees and the baklava for dessert were also delicious. Try this place. It does not disappoint.

Thank Derrick D
South Portland, Maine
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447 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I enjoyed a meal at Emilitsa for my birthday. The positives were the ambiance and the amazingly delicious fava bean spread starter and the scallop appetizer. I was a bit disappointed by the chicken kabob as the chicken was dry (thus the 4 rating) but the rest of the dish was really great. Also, we went early on a gloomy,... More 

1 Thank Rhonda A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I have been narrowing meaning to come here and finally went for dinner with my wife on Saturday at 630pm. I had made reservations and we were greeted warmly and seated immediately upon arrival. Our waiter came out with a little something from the kitchen it was a nice little bite. My wife had the sheep's milk cheese appetizer and... More 

Thank Paul C
South Portland, Maine
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I've lived here for 15 years and made it to Emilitsa for the first time yesterday. It was out of this world. Every facet of the dinner service was flawless from beginning to end. They start the meal with toast points with onions and a spread very much like hummus. I love when restaurants substitute the basket of bread with... More 

2 Thank 1SteveD1

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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
Mediterranean, Greek
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
Business meetings, Romantic, 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 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?