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547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
+1 207-221-0245
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The changing menu reflects creativity in Greek cuisine. Both small plates for sharing and entrees have always been superb. I enjoyed tasting new wines on the staff recommendations -- the Greek whites are wonderful! Good service. The only downside is the closeness of the tables, and to an extent, the volume.

Thank ME_EATS_207
Richboro, PA
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was very small and tables were very closed to each other. The food was good but very expensive for the size of the portions. In addition if you want to share a main course they charge an additional fee of $7, I think that's too much already.

2 Thank BGorberg
Natick, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Emilitsa is delightful and intimate. Great Greek cuisine in a very fine dining atmosphere. Wonderful ambience. Excellent, attentive service. The best spanakopita, lamb and baklava!

1 Thank AthenaKalyvas
Reading, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is wonderful. The space is a narrow warm spot with a small bar. Jessica’s service was excellent – she guided us through the menu well and shared her personal favorites with us. Expect a fine dining experience with a New England take on Greek food. There is a nice selection of fine Greek wines by both the bottle... More 

Thank dupetersentravel
Saint John, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable experience, great service, wonderful host! Make sure you try the Chef's complimentary appetizer. Very good wine list.

1 Thank ppappas2016
Coral Gables, Florida
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quality and freshness of the food was truly exceptional. The lamb was scrumptious! Also, the restaurant has a very soft, intimate vibe.. if you are in Portland, don't miss this opportunity.

1 Thank pateem
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant, with limited seating and a limited menu. The food and wines are all Greek. That said, my wife and I had two appetizers and two main courses and a dessert and were pleasantly surprised by every dish, including the chicken livers (which we had to try because my wife is a master of chicken liver... More 

1 Thank PeterOff
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Emilista is a gem. The restaurant is immaculate, small, intimate, upscale,and beautifully decorated. The menu is inventive with something to satisfy everyone. The Saganiki is by far the best that I have ever eaten. You won't experience the Oopa of traditional American Greek restaurants, you will experience a perfectly cooked cheese with a delectable sauce with figs. If you aren't... More 

1 Thank timmiecortina
new england
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A special meal..everything was deliciously prepared,presented , and one of the best we have had through our many travels. Great atmosphere, service..not sure we should spread the word...sssssh ..scrumptious.

2 Thank cdskid
New York City
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best meals we had in Portland! Wow! Wonderful ambience. Perfect service. Food was out of this world esp the saganaki with the fig. I am STILL dreaming about that dish! wonderful evening.

Thank Travelingirl2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-221-0245

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?