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“Classy & Delicious”
Review of Emilitsa

Emilitsa
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Ranked #4 of 627 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $33
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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.
portland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Classy & Delicious”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

If you want to experience dinning at near perfection in Portland Maine, then you must visit Emilitsa. From the moment we walked in, we had that feeling that this was going to be a great experience because not only was the overall design of the space beautiful and subtle, but the staff was very friendly and welcoming. Service was great, with a careful balance of menu knowledge, a keen sense of urgency and yet, without a hint of being forced, rushed or overwhelmed.
The food...BRAVO! We had several appetizers to start, perfection, especially the scallops.
I had the duck, again, perfection. If you love duck, this is duck heaven. Medium rare with just the right amount of duck fat left on the breast, charred to a crispy and juicy deliciousness. My girlfriend had the lamb which was also charred to perfection. Who ever is working the grill at this place, knows how to cook meat. For dessert, try the rice pudding, it was almost like a crème brule but better. This is a place for people who will enjoy dinning at it's best. Exceptional!

  • Visited July 2013
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Woodstock, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
349 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Good Greek Food Served at the High End.”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We really wanted to like this place.
The food is prepared with care and with nice presentation.
But, overpriced Octopus appetizer was an off note. Just over an inch long on a plate, the Octopus was way overpriced at $18.00 and it put us off for the rest of the dinner.
Halibut entre was very good as was the rest of the dinner.
The owners really need to reevaluate their portions on some offerings and the pricing.
The "off" note really put us off in a big way.
Sorry.

  • Visited June 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food - a few flaws nonetheless”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

The food was superb. Two of us had fish and the other two lamb. The food was wonderful. Perfectly cooked and presented. Our wait person could not have been more attentive and helpful. The restaurant is really nice inside ----- solid brick walls (very Portland) but up lit with nice furnishings and manageable noise.
So what is the flaw --- the meal was extraordinarily slow. For an appetizer each and an entree we were there for two hours. After a comment to the owner, he gave us another bottle of wine and apologized for the kitchen.
Yes, a great evening if they could just fast forward the kitchen a bit.

  • Visited July 2013
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Springfield, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very good food - a little expensive”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We enjoyed a very good meal of Greek "comfort food" at this resturant. The food and the service was very good.

  • Visited June 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Superb Greek Food”
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

I had never been here before. I booked dinner for a party of eight. It is a smallish restaurant. Very modern, comfortable beautiful with perfect lighting. We all ordered a variety of appetizers to share. My husband and I shared a sort of chunky tomato and feta salad which was quite good. We also shared the whole duarade fish, which came on a flavorful bed of greens and garlic. Everyone at our table loved their food. Wonderful wines. Wait staff and kitchen are superb. The owner came out to greet us. I would definitely return.

Visited June 2013
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