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547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
+1 207-221-0245
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
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Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

It's pretty delicious for my first Greek food , it's the bumb! The ambiance was great , tho I recommend to book a reservation, because that day we went over we didn't have any reservation & luckily we were the very first in the door...More

Thank zossyshe
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Friendliness and hospitality made for a very warm and pleasant atmosphere. We went with another couple to celebrate their anniversary. When I made the reservation I was asked for the couple's names. When we arrived they were greeted by name and wished a happy anniversary....More

1  Thank LNS72
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Came here on a Saturday night at 9:00, the earliest they could take us, but so worth the wait! Everything from the cocktails to the moussaka was elegant and delicious. Heady flavors typical of Greek food, but made with a refined touch. Many items on...More

1  Thank Geraldine P
Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

On the whole our food was excellent but after reading the reviews we were disappointed in the octopus - thought it was bland. The spreads that they offer were all superb and the rest of our dinners were excellent. Very limited wine selection for such...More

Thank family4us1998
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

This was a choice of one of our friends, and a great choice it was. The service was great, as our server suggested a great Greek wine (I know California wine). The octopus was outstanding, but so was the lamb and chicken dish. We finished...More

Thank eloquentone1
Reviewed November 11, 2015

This restaurant offers the best flavors food can create. From the moment you walk in and receive your complimentary starter, pureed yellow lentil with bread, through your Mezethes (small plates) and Megala Piata (large plates) Emilitsa never fails to wow your tastebuds. There is no...More

Thank Lisa-Marie M
Reviewed November 9, 2015

Have you ever been to restaurant and been amazed and then you go again and it's even better, Welcome to Emilitsa. If you like Greek/Mediterranean fare, you will love this place. The restaurant and bar were spotless, the service was good but the stand out...More

1  Thank lisa l
Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing Greek restaurant in Portland. I wasn't sure how nice it would but it didn't disappoint. The service was great and the food was really good. Considering how nice the place is it wasn't exorbitantly expensive.

1  Thank Travellera781
Reviewed November 1, 2015

When our dinner at Emilitsa began with a simple starter plate of pureed yellow lentil with baked toast points that was superb, I knew we were in for a truly memorable meal. We shared an appetizer, Octopothi tis skaras, but I wanted it all to...More

1  Thank M. A
Reviewed November 1, 2015

This was my first experience with high end Greek cuisine, and it was certainly one of the most awesome and memorable dining experience I have had. The servers were friendly, attentive, and helpful. I love sea scallops and the "htenia meh ouzo" were tender to...More

2  Thank Jeff G
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Mary S
do you have saganaki ( flaming goat cheese)?
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.
I would like to know the prices or at least a price range of entrees and a wine list with prices, if possible. Thank you.
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
What is the dress code
August 9, 2016|
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Response from Rose G | Reviewed this property |
Portland is a pretty casual city--nice jeans are ok but this is a nice restaurant so look nicer than not
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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