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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 293
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Great Experience

Would recommend to any and all. My Mom, typically very analytic of all aspects of menu, wine list, atmosphere, service etc... was satisfied, and like the rest of us could not stop complementing our meals and the experience has a whole. Server was knowledgeable, attentive and guided us through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Slashachusetts
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Portland Mills, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Maine
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been to this restaurant several times. The food is very good, but not exceptional. The main reason we have not been back in a long time is that the owner, John, ignores us as if we are invisible. He is friendly to certain women (but only if they are attractive and hanging on the arm of a man)... More 

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Portland Mills, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Would recommend to any and all. My Mom, typically very analytic of all aspects of menu, wine list, atmosphere, service etc... was satisfied, and like the rest of us could not stop complementing our meals and the experience has a whole. Server was knowledgeable, attentive and guided us through the menu, made recommendations and paired wine with our main course.... More 

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Poland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The food was rated the very top!!! Our only problems were the slowness in acknowledging our presence after we were seated by a very nice host, the absence of Bacardi Light rum or any light rum whatsoever, & a very strange Margarita. And for safety sake, I believe I should have been warned that the olives in my salad were... More 

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Amelia Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had travelled all day and arrived hungry. Seated immediately by name (from reservation), served water promptly and asked about our beverage choice while we look over menu. Off to a good start that got better. I asked about the moussaka and was told it is a house favorite - but it takes 30 to 40 minutes. My husband ordered... More 

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Portland, Maine
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321 reviews 321 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

In a business where consistency rules, Emilitsa rocks. Because each and every time my wife and I - either together and/or with friends - done here it is consistently excellent. Excellent ambiance, excellent service, and excellent food (first and foremost) ALL overseen by the brothers Regas - John and Demos - two of the finest, nicest, most professional, most dedicated... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Having visited Greece we are always looking for authentic Greek dining and this is it. The meal is as close to Greek food as we have had here in the states. Everything was excellent right done to the beverages, music, and the desserts. Here in the US we often have an expectation of our meals being served within 15 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful, authentic Greek dinner! Everything was perfect, right down to the dessert and Mavro Daphni! John was the perfect host and we will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Dinner was really great. I would highly recommend having a night out. The owner John was excellent and friendly.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was excellent food that reminded us of our trip to Greece. The owner and staff were solicitous and helpful.

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Lebanon, Maine
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66 reviews 66 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

There was nothing we ordered that wasn’t exceptional and nothing about the whole evening that wasn’t excellent. The highlight may have been the kefalograviera meh syka saganaki (see? see?)… Apparently this translates to “crispy funky pan seared sheep cheese with peppered figs and really great balsamic cinnamon syrup.” Tables are a bit close together, but we got lucky and landed... More 

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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: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?