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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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Portland, Maine
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138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten at Emilitsa many times because the food is so good. So far it is the best Greek restaurant I have eaten at. The location is great but because it is not a huge restaurant and it is so popular, it is wise to make a reservation. I like the modern minimalist decor. The brothers "tandem" one in... More 

1 Thank 120CC
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from somebody who grew up around homemade Greek food for my entire childhood....this surpasses it. Bar none. This blows any Greek restaurant I've ever been to out of the water. I'm especially impressed with the tzatziki spread. The atmosphere is very pleasing as well. I highly recommend it ! Bravo !

1 Thank Leslie D
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love their menu, enjoy the atmosphere and the service. Lamb loin was perfect -- the chef is superb! It's our "go-to" place for a special night out!

1 Thank Gregory K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing! The waiter was somewhat helpful, seemed new to the job. I would not recommend if you are in any hurry. Well worth the wait though!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Camden, Maine USA
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better Greek food than in Greece! Gourmet Greek--didn't know it existed. This place will delight you. The food is fresh and fantastic--not everything has goat cheese! Go with friends and order a variety for all to try. It is an evening out. It was our big Holiday treat and such a pleasant surprise--we all loved it. Price was right. Reservations... More 

2 Thank to-live-in-Europe
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner at Emilitsa's on Friday, January 27, 2017. From the moment John greeted us at the door until we had shared each other's deserts, it was just a perfect evening. The food can't be any better. I had the sliders as a main course (amazing); my wife had the lamb (never better!). Do not miss... More 

2 Thank dick s
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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210 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 January 2017

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

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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, 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?