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547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
+1 207-221-0245
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“moussaka” (83 reviews)
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“rice pudding” (20 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

By far the BEST Greek meal we have ever had! From grilled to perfection lamb chops to the chef inspired pork special the family recipes continued to delight.Greek chocolate transformed into luscious cheesecake topped our meal. Congratulations to chef Niko and all of their excellent...More

Thank Bellemum207
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was exceptional in every way. Fabulous food and flavors and great service. Authentic and memorable. John really knows how to make a customer feel welcome. We shared a great conversation. Kendra helped me navigate the menu and made great suggestions.

Thank Foggmatthew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portland has many great restaurants, but Emilitsa is THE BEST !! Every aspect of the experience makes all the senses hum. The only thing better would be if we were in Naoussa, my favorite place in the Greek Isles. The welcoming owner John makes you...More

Thank omearajr
Management response:

Thank you for the kind words. One correction however, my brother the Master Chef has turned over the reigns in the kitchen to his son Master Chef Niko, and he is doing a great job of carrying on the tradition. JR

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic foodie Greek in Portland Maine. Not your grandfathers Greek and one of the best Greek restaurants in the Americas. A modernized stepped up version of traditional Greek dishes. The scallop appetizer in an ouzo cream feta sauce was excellent as was the locanico (Greek...More

1  Thank Tom K
Management response:

Thank you. JR

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The experience started when the owner John called to confirm our reservation. When my wife and I showed up we were greeted by John and given great seats that overlooked the whole restaurant. From there the waiters we had were very helpful and informative and...More

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried Emilitsa for the first time last weekend, and will definitely be back. The meal began with a complimentary dipping spread, and was followed by the delicious scallop appetizer. The grilled swordfish was skewered with sweet pepper and onions, and served over a bed...More

Thank LuckyLobsters
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I frequent Greek restaurants as often as I can. That said, Emilitsa is not your typical Greek food restaurant. Cozy is an understatement. Literally walking in you are transported right to the old country. A snowstorm outside, we laughed when we received a disapproving look...More

Thank Standish14
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Authentic Greek food, terrific wine selections, and a welcoming atmosphere. I sampled a variety of appetizers - octopus, rabbit, and braised ribs - and was delighted with each bite! Carly, our waitress, enthusiastic, attentive, and especially patient with me as I unsure of the wine...More

Thank californiacowgirl
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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.
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
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
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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