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547 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 221-0245
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 267
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
You'll keep coming back, and happily.

Emilitsa's is one of the very best restaurants in a city with more and more fabulous ones, and is a huge favorite of mine. It presents delicious Greek food, beautifully prepared in a sophisticated atmosphere with great service. I returned here a few days ago with a friend from Boston whom I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Sibyl49
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Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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319 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portland, Maine
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Emilitsa's is one of the very best restaurants in a city with more and more fabulous ones, and is a huge favorite of mine. It presents delicious Greek food, beautifully prepared in a sophisticated atmosphere with great service. I returned here a few days ago with a friend from Boston whom I had taken here previously, and we returned at... More 

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New York, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Emilitsa is the my chosen restaurant to celebrate special occasions, bring friends who are visiting Portland, or when I need (in the mood for) an escape from the daily grind. The décor and atmosphere emits relaxed energy, due to the just right amount of space between the tables (it is not one of those places that jams in the patrons)... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We traveled to Portland, Maine in August to celebrate our one year anniversary. A good friend recommended several places but we ended up choosing Emilitsa because of the great reviews and our love of Greek food. We were not disappointed. The restaurant itself was small but the rustic decor, simple table settings and soft lighting created an intimate feel. Everything... More 

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ME
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We went for a very early dinner before a show at the State Theater. The menu was lovely and our friends knew their Greek food and wines. We had very good service (we were the only table for most of the time). Along with our friends advice and our waitresses patience we found some excellent options and tried a variety... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Dining at Emilitsa is an adventure in the discovery of the best of Greek cuisine. Food is expertly prepared. Patrons are never rushed. Servers are very knowledgeable about the ingredients, and inquire about taste preferences. Dinner begins with an amuse bouche from the chef. The night we were there it was a fabulous chick pea puree with sweet onion. The... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Portland has a lot of restaurants to choose from, but time after time Emilitsa hits the spot. The food, atmosphere and service are superb. The classic Greek favors and authentic Greek wines only add to your evening and dining pleasure. Emilitsa is easy to overlook, but seek it out you will not be disappointed.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This small restaurant is a treat to visit. The best Greek food I've ever had (including in NYC). It is the only place where I will eat squid - it is tasty and not chewy. While not extensive, the wines offered are excellent and pair nicely with the food offered. Excellent preparations of fish and lamb. The vegetarian choice is... More 

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Brooklin, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We went to Emilitsa's for dinner before a concert at the State Street Theater. Everything about this restaurant is first~class---the food, the presentation, service, ambiance and location. The grilled octopus was some of the best I've ever had. There were so many great choices on the menu it was difficult to decide what to order. The swordfish was out of... More 

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Maine, US
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I went to Emilitsa's for my birthday, and it could not have been better. The service was great and the food was delicious. We had a complimentary lentil purée with crostini to start with, spanakopita, and souvlaki and moussaka with baklava for dessert. Everything was wonderful. Even my partner, who is a picky eater, loved every dish. I thought the... More 

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Portland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Hands down the best Greek food ever! The Souvlaki was delightful, the swordfish excellent. Service right on the money and a wonderful setting. Can't go wrong coming here!

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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: (207) 221-0245

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 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?