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547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
+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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New York
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent meal with outstanding flavor profiles. Celebrated our anniversary in Portland. So many foodie choices but this is worth a visit. The tzatziki was the best I've ever had. Octopus was cooked to perfection. Moussaka had so much intense flavor. Scallops in the tomato ouzo cream sauce was silky and delicious. Don't miss out!

Thank dessertinajar
Portland, Maine
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381 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Sliders, moussaka, souvlaki, lamb - chops as well as ribs - and just about everything else here; you name it I've had it. (Including last week as I come here, religiously, at least once a month). And not only are all these items - including those I haven't mentioned - extraordinarily delicious but always, always, always, plentiful. Indeed, there have... More 

2 Thank theghostwriter
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

after living in the old port for 2 years, i can definitively say this is one of the best restaurants that portland has to offer. the food is excellent, the atmosphere is cozy, and the staff is helpful and friendly. HOWEVER, getting a reservation has proved to be difficult at best. just now, i called to make a reservation for... More 

1 Thank lauren t
Portland, Maine
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Very expensive, and the amount of food on the plate is small. I had moussaka, tiny amount. Seriously! Won't be back!

1 Thank Patricia C
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

The lamb sliders appetizer is a must. Best halibut dish I can remember. My wife enjoyed her chicken kabob, but noted that it had a hint of pink.

Thank Gary T
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We had a fabulous meal at Emilitsa's on our visit to Portland. This is not your average Greek restaurant- it's chic and upscale. Although you will find familiar dishes, the attention to flavor and presentation are outstanding. We loved every course; chick pea spread, spanakopita, Greek salad (the real deal), whole fish, kebab and the portions are ample. Although chic,... More 

1 Thank Tess B
Scarborough, Maine
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Small quaint restaurant that has the most delicious food. Its a perfect spot for a nice meal. Every bite of every course was delicious. The staff was great and very informed regarding the menu. We were well taken care of and did not feel rushed.

1 Thank 6LAH
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

I loooove Greek food, and I eat it all the time But on my recent vacation to Portland I found best Greek restaurant We walked in because friends of ours recommended it and we were not disappointed They took traditional Greek food and made it even better and prettier Staff was very organized and part of a great team and... More 

1 Thank hopenyc
northern VA
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135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Well run with staff that clearly care about the food and making a connection with each diner. The food is well prepared and presented. Started me with complimentary homemade hummus and toast. Tasty - with Carmelized onions - very mild and fresh tasting - light on the garlic. Had two appetizers for dinner. Lamb sliders are superb. Think some truffle... More 

1 Thank constantgardener87
Chappaqua, New York
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

I stopped in the other night to grab a quick snack of the lamb sliders and MY WORD were they amazing. They were flavorful and juicy and so delicate I fell in love. The bun had a perfect crisp on it and I wish I could eat them for every meal. The chefs in the back are so sweet and... More 

4 Thank RykiLevine

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?