We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Emilitsa

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
+1 207-221-0245
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

554 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 553: English reviews
New England
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a pre-theatre dinner at Emilitsa last night and it's easy to see why this restaurant is so highly rated on TripAdvisor -- the food is outstanding!! To start we were served a complimentary lentil/fava spread with onions and crostini -- delicious. We then shared the saganaki with balsamic peppered figs which was perfect for sharing... More 

Helpful?
Thank BjaTraveler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'd made a reservation, and as soon as we walked in the door, we were greeted by a gentleman/manager(?) who guessed my name (even though we were 15 minutes early) and the experience took off from there. He provided great service. Having lived in Greece briefly, the octopus and greek salad (forget what it's called on their menu) were authentic... More 

Helpful?
Thank anjaliv10
Boston, MA
Level Contributor
125 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing meal! The food was so so delicious, fresh, yummy! We shared a beet salad, saganaki, pita with dip for appetizers. We shared swordfish, lamb burgers, mousakka for dinner, for dessert we shared a rice pudding and a chocolate dish with Greek yogurt. So amazing! The service was amazing, the restaurant was very comfortable.....we can't wait to go back... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Opinioned_traveler
Falmouth, Maine
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was very good but there were 4 of us sharing 3 dips and despite asking for extra pita bread many times and by different individuals we did not get it until just before our entrees were served and our server had cleared our cutlery and small plates. We are friends for decades so we muddled through and laughed but... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank DCV1234
Edgartown, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

All my requirements for an excellent meal were fulfilled. Atmosphere, food that was fresh and delicious and more complicated than I would prepare at home and knowledgable and friendly service. We were late and stuck in traffic. Our reservation was honored on a busy night in August so we began grateful for our table being saved. Cocktails excellent, wine well... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank suemvi
Bethesda, MD
Level Contributor
298 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First night in Portland and wow what a start. Emilitsa is small but comfortable. We were seated immediately upon arrival at our reservation time. Grilled octopus was delicate and tender. Of the 3 dipping sauces, the tzatziki was #1, then the eggpalnt then the taromasalta. The latter was a little salty and would have been helped in texture and taste... More 

Helpful?
Thank CWnut
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a spectacular Greek meal from beginning to end. The restaurant is attractive but not very big - MAKE RESERVATIONS. My wife and I started with a drink at the bar. The cucumber infused lemon mint martini was extremely refreshing. We were quickly seated and ordered a trio of spreads with perfectly cooked pita. The eggplant dip was smoky,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ravens17
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here at least 6 times and I have never been disappointed! Food is delicious and healthy, ambiance is lovely, dessert is delightful. Wines are little known Greek varietals, but staff is very helpful with selections. I have taken my children, who are foodies, but this would not be your typical family place.

Helpful?
Thank robinbnoble
Exeter, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, everything was perfect. The atmosphere is simple and sophisticated, super clean. The food is authentic and fresh, beautifully presented and the flavor superb.

Helpful?
1 Thank lilydesignsstudio
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So after a let down of a dinner at another restaurant I decided to try this place since so many people that I work with have told me great things about. One, I am upset I didn't have dinner here, but came for dessert. I sat at the bar and ordered baclava and Greek coffee. OUT OF THIS WORLD! I... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Enzo P

Travelers who viewed Emilitsa also viewed

 

Been to Emilitsa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$33
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-221-0245

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Emilitsa and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Emilitsa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?