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547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
+1 207-221-0245
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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382 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

IF I were having a 60th birthday celebration - not that I am (not that I care) - I would have it, want it, here. Going to Emilitsa is always a great celebration - birthday (this Friday) or no birthday (last Friday) - with nothing less than exquisite ambiance, exquisite service, and, above all, exquisite food (at exceptionally reasonable prices... More 

1 Thank theghostwriter
Scarborough, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Greek food at its finest; like my mother used to cook it. Brought me home again. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a nice, relaxed, fabulous meal.

Thank beachpe0ple4
Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice surprise. The seating is the only reason I didn't give it a full rating. Seating is not private and conversation difficult. My colleague is vegan and she stated her meal was wonderful. My kabob was outstanding.

Thank ectmrb
New York
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243 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard to find this place. The sign on the outside of the restaurant was a letter E. It was around 8 o'clock on a Friday night so we had a feeling we wouldn't get in. The bartender/our waitress said we do have a table and then what appeared to be the owner said they can have the table near... More 

Thank Tileman1213
Fairfax, Virginia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Everything tasted fresh and looked beautiful on the plate. I haven't had such good swordfish (I had the kabob) in years. Please be sure to make a reservation, as we did. Seating on a Friday night would have been hard to come by--the restaurant was packed!

Thank VirginiaJolly
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was excellent! Service was great and food was delicious. Cocktails were also very good! We enjoyed our meal here!

Thank AllD13
Covent Garden
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143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

However we arrived on time for our table (8.15pm), only to be told by the manager/owner, the table wasn't ready and would we wait....outside!, yes they have two pavement tables, but it wasn't that warm on this evening, so we wandered around the streets for the suggested 15 minutes. Our observations are the tables are far to close together, you... More 

Thank Peter L
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Emilitsa to celebrate my mothers birthday with a table of five. We ordered four of the appetizers all were great, but the rabbit and scallops were standouts. The tomato salad was so fresh and delightful. The lamb chops were grilled to perfection with just the right amount of seasoning. Our server was very helpful with wine selection and interpreting... More 

1 Thank GPSMarg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried to make a reservation and was told would need to leave a credit card for 100 dollar deposit or no show fee. Hotel got reservation for free. Food was really outstanding, but the server definitely had an attitude and the chef does no substations. For that kind of money they could substitute a vegetable for a starch. If you... More 

2 Thank triplover555
Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small Greek restaurant was a delight -- limited menu but everything was delicious and beautifully served. They have Greek wines, which provided us some new taste treats. The service was a little slow -- e.g., when we asked for our wine, it was slow coming. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, however, It was nicely moderate in noise level... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood, Vegetarian
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, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?