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“One of the Best Restaurants Ever to Come to Portland, Main e in 20 years!”
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Ranked #4 of 634 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $33
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Having just returned from Naoussa, Greece (near Thessaloniki) in Macedonia two weeks ago, I was seeking some authentic, fresh and delicious Greek fare. What a surprise to spend an amazing evening enjoying spectacular Greek cuisine, impeccable service and a warm reception the moment I called for reservations. I can honestly recommend this fantastic restaurant without any hesitations whatsoever. The quality and freshness of delicious appetizers and carefully prepared delectable main courses was inspiring. I will frequent this wonderful new addition to Portland's dining community and I'm eager to return as soon as possible. The ambience is relaxing and soothing. The owner welcomed us like family. Indeed, this is one of the best restaurants that our great city can now feature with pride and confidence. The tzatziki---perfect. Our entire meal was splendid! Wines from Naoussa are available and can go head-to-head with any NZ Sauvignon Blanc from Marlboro, and luscious reds delight the palate that are full-bodied and aged to perfection. What a delight to have this jewel in Portland's crown!---Dr. Jan Broberg Carter, Portland, Maine.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

WOW! We stopped here for dinner during an overnight in Portland and were blown away! The food was amazing! Obviously fresh ingredients, with cooking and presentation to rival any big city five-star. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and eager to please. Don't visit Portland without visiting Emilitsa.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Superb Greek food. Terrific service. Expensive, but worth the treat. We had gone for a celebration with friends; all were very pleased.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We ate at this lovely Greek restaurant in October and can echo other TA reviewers good reviews too.

Service was friendly and efficient, the ambience is lovely
and of course the Greek menu mixes some of the old srandards with some new innovative items.

The Emilitsa business card says, "Enter as strangers, leave
as friends." You will do that and more at this very fine
dining venue.

My wife had the swordfish and I had the lamb ribs. Both
were excellent!

Bon appetit!

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Thank LancasterTraveler
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

What a wonderful restaurant. We were in town from Seattle and hoped to have a special dinner with our son who is in college in Maine. The dinner truly was terrific, and our son who is a vegetarian found plenty to choose from on the menu. We all sampled each other's food - from appetizers through dessert; and I can truly say everything was superb. I also have to commend the service which was extremely friendly even at the height of the dinner rush. We plan to make this a regular stop whenever we're in Maine!

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