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547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307
+1 207-221-0245
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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northern VA
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Well run with staff that clearly care about the food and making a connection with each diner. The food is well prepared and presented. Started me with complimentary homemade hummus and toast. Tasty - with Carmelized onions - very mild and fresh tasting - light on the garlic. Had two appetizers for dinner. Lamb sliders are superb. Think some truffle... More 

1 Thank constantgardener87
Chappaqua, New York
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

I stopped in the other night to grab a quick snack of the lamb sliders and MY WORD were they amazing. They were flavorful and juicy and so delicate I fell in love. The bun had a perfect crisp on it and I wish I could eat them for every meal. The chefs in the back are so sweet and... More 

4 Thank RykiLevine
Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

For two years, I waited for a trip to Portland and the chance to eat at Emilitsa. The wait was well worth it, and I hope I won't have to wait two more years to return. The atmosphere was relaxed and the service was appropriately attentive as well as helpful. The ingredients were fresh and the mix of flavors amazing.... More 

Thank Janet B
Newton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and helpful. My wife had the duck and said it was the best duck she ever had. I had the lamb chops. The were very well prepared and delicious . Every mouthful was a medley of great flavors. Very surprised this place wasn't packed on a Saturday night. Definitely highly recommended. My new favorite in... More 

Thank Rick B
Montclair, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

I might not have chosen a Greek restaurant myself, but my family wanted to go here. The food was excellent! Not what I expected from Greek food. It was sophisticated and presented beautifully. I had a great meal.

Thank Shallot2015
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Emilitsa on Friday October 2. Everything about the evening was top of the line, quality of ingredients, service and ambiance.

Thank hkdine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Portland, renowned for great food, is dominated by 'hipster' chefs striving to be as adventurous as possible with unusual and non-traditional juxtapositions of flavors. This sometimes works but often does not work. Emilitsa, on the other hand, never fails. The food, a subtly modern take on traditional Greek dishes, is superbly flavored by someone who knows beforehand how differing tastes... More 

3 Thank barry y
Bedford, MA
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

We overheard a shop clerk tell a tourist that Emilitsa was the best restaurant in the city. We'd never heard of it, but we decided to give it a try, and we were very impressed. Yes, you can find moussaka and kebabs on the menu, but it's the other items on the menu that make this restaurant so fine. Try... More 

Thank Jerry W
Saint Augustine, Florida
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Having lived in Greece, eating here was as good as being there! We had a wonderful evening celebrating a family event at a large private table in the back. The cocktails & appetizers were the perfect beginning to all of the delicious dishes that followed.

3 Thank Monica H
Richmond, Virginia
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

The food is amazing and the service is great. The moussaka was one of the best I've ever had. I'm very pleased to have chosen Emilitsa as my last meal in Portland, it was the best of the 4-day food tour. Be sure to make reservations!

1 Thank KMC292015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
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 Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?