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Emilitsa

547 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 221-0245
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Ranked #3 of 536 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I consider myself to be a bit of a "foodie" and can often be a little more critical than need be. However, I found it impossible to find even the slightest thing wrong with Emilitsa. The Service was spot on. Our server ensured that we were getting what we needed and when we needed it without being too overbearing and... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The food was prepared perfectly! Everything was excellent from the appetizers to the main course. Out of all of the meals that we had during our stay in the Portland, Maine area, this was our favorite. If you in the area this is a must!

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Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was the best food!! Not the most traditional Greek food, but exceptionally well done & super flavorful! Amazingly fresh! The beets & garlic appetizer were the highlight!! As well as the figs were so sweet & rich! I was with a real Greek & this was our favorite meal!! Don't miss it!

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Portland, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Emilitsa is a beautiful restaurant on Congress Street in the center of Portland; the interior is stylishly decorated and very comfortable. Our waitress helped us pair the perfect wine with our meal that started with the smoothest tasting cheese, sweet figs and a fantastic salad. My wife's main course was the traditional moussaka that was prepared perfectly and was absolutely... More

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Asheville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

After a weeks worth of seafood binging...we really needed a change. Thanks to our Hotel's Bartender, we walked to this charming restaurant. Very familiar with Greek food, but this was such a treat. A lovely selection, thoughtful re-interpretation of traditional receipes and attractive, non-contrived presentations. With gentle suggestions, a great red wine to accompany.

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portland, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Emilitsa is the finest Greek restaurant I have ever dined in, and that includes many restaurants on the Greek isles -- everything from the appetizers to the Maine dishes was prepared as well as any food we have had in recent years. Many of the sauces are complex, but the ingredients are simple and fresh, the flavors remarkable. We had... More

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Wellington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When this restaurant opened, I think I was first in line --- have never been disappointed. The Best Greek Food, ever! High quality ingredients, prepared to perfection - flavors just melt in your mouth. I do not eat lamb, but if you are a lamb lover - this is the place to be. Moussaka one of my favorites - melts... More

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North Andover
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Authentic Greek cuisine with creative enhancements. This was truly a memorable dining experience without the massive bill. Loved every minute.

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Cumberland Center, Maine, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We just had an amazing experience at our favorite restaurant Emilitsa. The service and food was top notch and as always leaves us wanting more. The food was beautifully presented and the taste was delicious. Without a doubt Emilitsa is our favorite restaurant in Portland.

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Connecticut
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162 reviews 162 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is one of the best meals I have ever had in a restaurant. The food was perfect as was the service and the atmosphere warm and soothing. If you are within fifty miles of Portland it is worth a detour to eat here. The three of us split three appetizers. The scallops were fresh and prepared in a delicate... More

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