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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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  • 349
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Wonderful meal

I will preface this by saying I love Greek food and was very excited to dine here after reading so many positive reviews. So I made reservations early and was geared up to enjoy a terrific night out with my wife. I was in no way disappointed. We had the scallop appetizer and asparagus salad to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
SnowStrider
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Bar Harbor, Maine
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I will preface this by saying I love Greek food and was very excited to dine here after reading so many positive reviews. So I made reservations early and was geared up to enjoy a terrific night out with my wife. I was in no way disappointed. We had the scallop appetizer and asparagus salad to start, and both were... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife, daughter and I had a reservation for 630 pm. We arrived there at 615 and was told we were early and had to wait to eat. There were plenty of empty tables so we were a little confused. We were seated a few minutes later. It took awhile for our waitress to come over and give us menus... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Food is great but prices are high. Authenic Greek cuisine with excellent wine pairings, but not for anyone on a budget.

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Italy
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154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived without reservations and were seated almost immediately owner and waitress were happy to fit us in. The food was amazing and the wine was too. Taramasalata and eggplant dip were the best I have ever had. Then we had Moussaka and Octopus and Spanakopita OMG....Service was excellent, cant remember the waitress name but she is a red head....goos... More 

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Westfield, MA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I took my wife to Emilitsa's this past Friday night and it was absolutely amazing. From the appetizer's (scallops and a salad) to the best piece of lamb I ever had. And my wife could not stop talking about the Halibut. Aside from the amazing food, the service was fantastic and the hospitably of the owner was incredible. Thank you... More 

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Boston
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

How I wish I could give this restaurant the 5 stars it's food deserves! The night we dined, There were timing issues in the kitchen and we waited a ridiculously long time to be served. Our server was absent most of the time - maybe not wanting to explain why we were waiting so long - as a result we... More 

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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is definitely a splurge restaurant but that said the food is delightful and the service impeccable. They have a good range of wines and liquor. The restaurant is quiet and has a lovely atmosphere

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Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Do not let the phrase "rustic Greek fare" fool you into thinking Emilitisa in Portland, Maine is simply another NYC-style Greek diner with average Greek staples - it is much more than that. For both a guest trying Greek food for the first time to those more experienced in the traditional cuisine of Greece, Emilitisa offers a standard of excellence... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My dad recommended we go to this place, said he had been wanting to try it. I called for a last minute reservation day of and was lucky enough to be seated. Everything was perfect. Every bite of food was delicious, flavorful and superbly prepared. Octopus was the best I have ever had. Our waitress was sweet, attentive without being... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Portland is a huge foodie town. There are so many great restaurants that it is hard to choose. However, Emilista is our number one favorite. Yes, it is Greek - but wonderful high cuisine Greek. Much of the menu is locally sourced but what is not may come directly from Greece - like the important stuff...olive oil, olives, feta. Our... 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: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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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