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Emilitsa

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547 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-221-0245
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 15
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Never disappointed

Every detail including the food, service and wine selections are outstanding. I have never been disappointed

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Justasplash
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Portland, Me
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Portland, Me
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Every detail including the food, service and wine selections are outstanding. I have never been disappointed

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Princeton, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Our party of five savored every aspect of the 2+ hours we spent over our dinner at Emilitsa. The atmosphere was comfortable, relaxed, and—increasingly rare in restaurants straining for a 'vibe'—quiet, so that we could enjoy our conversation while we enjoyed our food. We tried a range of starters, from grilled octopus through lamb ribs to the house-made pork sausage,... More 

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Poland
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58 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

When the food here is at its best, it is the best food we've had in New England & totally unforgettable. I am so sorry to say that our last 2 visits were disappointing in some ways. 2 visits ago, my husband & I each ordered the moussaka which had always before been extraordinary. Alas, something went a little wrong... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We come to Portland each year for campers weekend. This is the second year we've eaten at Emilitsas and we can't wait to come back. This is not only the best Greek food you'll find anywhere, but it's amongst the best restaurants overall for flavor, quality, and presentation. Not to be missed.

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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Delicious, cute restaurant. Food was good from start to finish. Another outstanding meal in Portland!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Pretty much a perfect restaurant. The food is the best in class, not for Portland but anywhere. Service is great, prices aren't cheap, but given the quality completely worth it

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South Portland, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

In a restaurant scene like Portland's, it's not easy to remain at the top of the heap -- and Emilitsa's has -- and does! -- with a menu that will make it very hard to choose. Fresh, beautifully prepared, incredible presentation, a delight in every sense of the word! AND -- unlike many places, you can have a conversation at... More 

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Maine
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had an absolutely fabulous dinner. Everything was fresh with lots of flavors coming through. Can't think of a single thing wrong!

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Connecticut
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The calm, sophisticated atmosphere lends itself to a delightful experience. The service was attentive but unobtrusive, and the owner?maitre'd stopped by the table a couple of times to be certain that all was as it should be. It was, and more than that. Immediately served, rather than the ubiquitous bread and butter or oil, was a delicious bean spread with... More 

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KC
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were welcomed to the restaurant in a warm and cordial manner. The menu is diverse and makes use of local farm offerings in a classic yet original manner while retaining its Greek authenticity. We shared a bit of everything from tasty dips with perfectly warmed pita to appetizers and main courses. The duck and lamb dishes were all spectacular... More 

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Additional Information about Emilitsa

Address: 547 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: +1 207-221-0245
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 547 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-221-0245

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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