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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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“moussaka” (91 reviews)
“baklava” (54 reviews)
“rice pudding” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From start to finish the experience was great. Welcomed in as you walk through the door.. Cocktail menu is unique and creative. Had a spread and spanakopita. Both were really good. I had the lamb and it was phenomenal. My wife had the moussaka which...More

Thank Kirk J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some of the best Greek food we've ever tasted here--and we've spent considerable time in Greece. The food is mainly updated classics like saganaki (served with peppered figs) and a lightened layered moussaka beautifully prepared and presented. There are plenty of interesting seasonal...More

Thank Paula W
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful little hidden gem on Congress St. that I dream of returning to again and again. If they were open for lunch I would have gone back today. When I made the reservations John dutifully called me back to let me know...More

Thank happydolphin123
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

I went dinner with a friend a few weeks ago - the food was delicious and the service was also great, our waitress was very friendly which made our night very pleasant. We had the lamb and the swordfish, both very tasty and perfectly cooked...More

Thank Natália A
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Wonderful and authentic Greek food. Small and cozy restaurant with very attentive and knowledgeable staff. This restaurant is very pleasant with a varied and authentic menu and a great wine offering.

2  Thank BJ123Maine
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Really good authentic Greek dishes. The lamb is outstanding. It is a small restaurant with a cozy atmosphere that lends itself to small groups and couples. Reservations are definitely a good idea. Well worth a try for anyone who enjoys the Mediterranean cuisine. Reasonable wine...More

1  Thank georgeamalec
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Was very pleased our delightful waitress (Sophia?) helped us with the menu though description under the names was pretty good. The lamb chops - incredible, the chicken amazing. I think the hardest choices were in the wine menu - not many of us, I suspect,...More

2  Thank TourMD
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Friends suggested it and we're glad they did. Reminded us of traveling in Greece many years ago - it is that authentic. Including a nice house white wine called Mas Chofilero from Domaine Spiropoulos. Of course the moussaka and baklava were great but so were...More

1  Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Solid dinner. Very good food and super interesting flavors. Ambiance was pleasant and service was solid. Definitely put this one on your list.

1  Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We had a perfect evening at Emilitsa. The decor is warm and beautiful, the staff professional and friendly and every bite of food was delicious. We've always eaten at seafood restaurants when we've come to Portland but now one dinner will always include this place....More

2  Thank KimBostonMa
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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.
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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
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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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