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547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
+1 207-221-0245
5:00 pm - 9:00 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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New York City
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Long Island, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't take pictures because I was too focused on the food and ambiance and service. It was all great! You need to make a reservation well in advance since it is a smaller venue but well worth the wait. Fantastic Greek food that we learns were recipes from Grandma who came to America and met her hubby in Minnesota!... More 

Thank Wendy R
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit this Congress Street eatery for a real treat. Beautiful, elegant setting, amazing food, impeccable service. Nice Greek wine to accompany each part of your meal. Potato side is so good you might wish it were your entree. We can't wait to return.

Thank Maine1234
Danvers, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Emilitsa was the best restaurant we visited on our vacation. We were greeted, and seated immediately, according to our reservation. Being of Greek heritage, I can attest to the authentic flavor and presentation. Food was excellent, service was very friendly and accommodating. You probably have to have a reservation.

Thank 95s
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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171 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Coming back from more simple pleasures on Mt. Desert, Rockland and Monhegan, it was a real treat to have dinner at this restaurant and get back into more sophisticated cuisine. Small restaurant, our table in the bar area was quiet, and the food was terrific. We shared saganaki with figs and eggplant spread. Husband enjoyed the lamb chops, grilled perfectly... More 

Thank getaround28970
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great restaurant- very authentic greek food. Wine menu is not extensive but the ones we tried were all well selected.

1 Thank Maria M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

All the food was amazing! The staff was awesome and very pleasant. Took great care of us. We are coming back for sure!!! 20 stars!!!

Thank Gary M
Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely table in the window alcove and were served a delicious amuse bouche as we were seated. Everything we ordered was exceptionally good and well presented and wine recommendations spot on. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic, food well prepared and presented and service attentive yet unobtrusive. But the price seemed a bit high for the food... More 

Thank livetotravl1950
Portland, Maine
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The menu is small, but the food was terrific! The lamb was delicious. I would definitely recommend if you are in the area. If you are looking for something private this is not the place. The tables are very close together .

Thank Rick D
Cold Spring, New York
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214 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made an early, last minute reservation on a Wednesday night. We arrived on time and the owner greeted my wife by her first name! The meal begins with a complimentary hummus-like lentil puree which was very good. My wife began with a Greek chardonnay which was also very good while I went with a Scottish beer, Old Engine Oil... 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 Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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?