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547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
+1 207-221-0245
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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful upscale Greek cuisine. Best Greek salad I ever had - wish I could buy that feta cheese.Moussaka and chicken souvlaki were delicious mains . Chocolate cheesecake was out of this world.

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorite restaurants is Zatinia in Washington, DC and we found that Emilitsa matches their inventive interpretation of traditional Greek recipes. We shared meze appetizers of taramasalata, fava, and a special of Dahl lentils, after which we shared the skewered swordfish entrée. All...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Best Greek I have had. Obvious attention to the details. I had mousaka and my companion had pork chop. Ever so tasty.

1  Thank Martin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've dined at so many places in this foodie town that they have all started to run together. This is a STAND OUT experience!!!! From the minute you walk in, you are greeted with warmth and kindness as well as fantastic smells from the kitchen!...More

1  Thank Jennw421
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious, staff attentive and atmosphere cozy. Not big portions but each item was so full of flavors. We had the house (greek) salad, beet salad, grilled octopus and Greek sausage appetizer on bread. Loved all of it!

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem that Portland visitors might overlook in its Arts District location. It is welcoming, warmly decorated, and the staff is cheerful and skillful. The menu is limited but the offerings are beautifully executed and richly flavored. The bream in the photo had...More

1  Thank Wil S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Food was authentic Hellene! We were so spoiled by the staff and the owner while sitting at the bar, that we kept ordering. You definitely need reservations as they were packed on a Tuesday. Efharisto and Opa! to Emilitsa

2  Thank Lee S
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I know it's hard to tear yourself away from the traditional lobster experience in Portland but do it! I promise you won't be disappointed and it just might be the culinary highlight of your trip! A unique wine list, amazing appetizers and familiar greek entrees...More

1  Thank lawgirlie
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Yes, you'll see your usual options, but there are so many specialty items on the menu you'll want to try. Get the fig and sagagnaki which is also great, btw, for breakfast the next morning. When you order the whole fish, Darby will be able...More

1  Thank kcdenman
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Had to try this with all the great reviews. Unfortunately they were short staffed the night we were there which meant wine and beer only. So no specialty drinks that are a feature. Also sitting in the front room meant little walk by waiter activity...More

1  Thank JillConnecticut
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June 18, 2018|
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Response from Martin O | Reviewed this property |
Likewise, we made our reservation within 24h of dining and were not asked for a credit card number and nothing was said of a no~show charge.
Mary S
March 13, 2017|
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Response from Zachary007 | Property representative |
We do, though you will have to ask your server for the flaming saganaki.
October 23, 2016|
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Response from Guy B | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I spent $136, including tip. Each of us had a glass of house wine. The meal was absolutely worth the experience. We're from the north central part of Massachusetts, so we don't get to Portland very often, but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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Emilitsa is a Greek restaurant located in the arts district of Portland, Maine and boasts a contemporary and casual atmosphere. Emilitsa brings a wide array of Mezethes (small plates), Megala Piata (large plates), and pristinely fresh seafood to the seacoast area. We honor the breadth of traditional cuisine from all regions of Greece. We prepare our Greek dishes with as many local, fresh, organic and natural ingredients as are available to us. We also accommodate those with food allergies.
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