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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 283
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful!

Made a reservation to this restaurant based on reviews we read on Trip Advisor. I wanted something special because we were celebrating my husband’s birthday. We were not disappointed. It is not a big restaurant, which we liked. The atmosphere is intimate, the décor tasteful. The food!!!! Fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Patricia C
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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335 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Made a reservation to this restaurant based on reviews we read on Trip Advisor. I wanted something special because we were celebrating my husband’s birthday. We were not disappointed. It is not a big restaurant, which we liked. The atmosphere is intimate, the décor tasteful. The food!!!! Fresh and original. The wait staff was great; very knowledgeable of the menu... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stepped in unexpectedly on a cold snowy evening with no reservation, but the host, (and I believe owner) insisted that we wait for just a few minutes, and we were seated in the only open table within 10 minutes. Our meal of a whole fish (filleted at the table) was out of this world. Everything was delicious and the... More 

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Portland, ME
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Emilitsa is quintessentially Greek. The food is fresh and well prepared. The restaurant is decorated in warm tones, providing a relaxed atmosphere. I have encountered several people who have also enjoyed this restaurant and these range from casual diners to real foodies. Never a bad review. The restaurant is above average in cost, but worth every penny!

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Portland, Maine
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Emilitsa is one of our favorite places to eat. If you close your eyes, you could just as easily be in Boston, New York, or somewhere in the Mediterranean. The decor is simple but elegant. Unlike many restaurants, Emilisa is quiet, even when the restaurant is full. So, the dining experience is very pleasant. This is a family owned restaurant,... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have a history of eating disorders. I get a little nervous around food, rich food, sweet food, fatty food, you get the picture. So the first time I went to Emilitsa (hot date, trying to impress) I read over the menu, trembling with anxiety about how frightfully delicious all of it sounded. But the loveliest thing happened. I had... More 

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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Usually reserved for attracting potential buyers to homes for sale, 'Pride of Ownership' is definitely applicable when describing the amazing Emilitsa. Charming and spotless interior. Cozy bar by the front window, or banquette style seating against the wall. Large table as well. Warm and thoughtful interior design. Food is prepared with fresh ingredients, and displayed artfully. We have tried most... More 

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Portland, Maine
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were just at Emilitsa's on a Thursday night and what wonderful meals. It was restaurant week (2nd wk of a 2 wk special in all of Portland) and was not overly impressed with their "Restaurant Week" menu for that evening. We had marvelous meals off the reg menu and a bottle of wine that was a little over priced... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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96 reviews 96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went for a romantic meal. Aside from a slight reservation mix up, it was a very good dining experience. A Greek/Mediterranean Fusion place. We both love this type of cuisine. Recently traveled to Greece, so we were looking forward to comparing the food. We found that they did it well and was just as good as authentic. An expensive option,... More 

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I go on date night once a week and this is by far our favorite restaurant in Portland! I love this place from the great service to the excellent food and presentation A+++

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went to Emilista's for 32nd Wedding Anniversary last night and we were very pleased. The atmosphere quite lovely and romantic, and the wait staff was flawless. The food was delicious. I had the lamb which was the best I can remember ever having. The greek herbs and spices were so flavorful! My husband the handmade ravioli stuffed with octopus. Alex,... 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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