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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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South Portland, Maine
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435 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed a meal at Emilitsa for my birthday. The positives were the ambiance and the amazingly delicious fava bean spread starter and the scallop appetizer. I was a bit disappointed by the chicken kabob as the chicken was dry (thus the 4 rating) but the rest of the dish was really great. Also, we went early on a gloomy,... More 

Thank Rhonda A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been narrowing meaning to come here and finally went for dinner with my wife on Saturday at 630pm. I had made reservations and we were greeted warmly and seated immediately upon arrival. Our waiter came out with a little something from the kitchen it was a nice little bite. My wife had the sheep's milk cheese appetizer and... More 

Thank Paul C
South Portland, Maine
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've lived here for 15 years and made it to Emilitsa for the first time yesterday. It was out of this world. Every facet of the dinner service was flawless from beginning to end. They start the meal with toast points with onions and a spread very much like hummus. I love when restaurants substitute the basket of bread with... More 

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hingham, MA
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109 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at the bar. Drinks were great, If a bit too sweet. The lamb ribs, chicken livers, octopus and rabbit were all awesome. Excellent baklava. Oh yeah, a friendly and good looking bartender and great company with my Wife. You can't ask for more.

Thank beeweehingham_MA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very solid greek food. The spreads for the apps were great. Pita is some of the best I have had. The chicken skewer was great. Also had a swordfish skewer that was mediocre. Cocktails were excellent. Overall, a very good place.

Thank Steve S
Harpswell, Maine
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed with the service and the food. Not sure I agree that the tables are too close together. At least not any more than other restaurants. It would be nice to have more privacy, but this seems to be a common practice. Not cheap, but very worth it. The tomato salad is great. I had it with... More 

Thank DeniseAmethyst
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 4 reserved a table at Emilitsa's a week in advance, based on its standing on Tripadvisor (currently #2 in ratings). On a positive note, it is a small restaurant with great ambiance. We were seated immediately at our 5:30pm ressie. Our waiter brought us the menus and two sample plates of dipping spread, each with 4 pita... More 

Thank EMH3kids
Portland, Maine
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379 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My wife and I, along with a very dear friend, dined at Emilitsa last night and - no surprise - it was nothing less than spectacular. (And I do not use that word lightly). Our friend was blown away by every dish we had - and the three of us had a lot - and at one point I remarked... More 

Thank theghostwriter
Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The changing menu reflects creativity in Greek cuisine. Both small plates for sharing and entrees have always been superb. I enjoyed tasting new wines on the staff recommendations -- the Greek whites are wonderful! Good service. The only downside is the closeness of the tables, and to an extent, the volume.

Thank ME_EATS_207
Richboro, PA
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The place was very small and tables were very closed to each other. The food was good but very expensive for the size of the portions. In addition if you want to share a main course they charge an additional fee of $7, I think that's too much already.

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?