Ilios Noche - (Rea Village Shopping Center)

4.5
1217 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Located off Providence Road in the bustling Ballantyne area, Ilios Noche has enjoyed critical acclaim from locals and restaurant critics alike since its grand opening in 2003. The Best of Charlotte winner offers an extensive menu of Greek and Italian cuisine in a hip, open atmosphere. From the popular grilled octopus appetizer to the braised lamb or goat cheese and arugula salad, each of Ilios’ dishes are original artisan creations, easily paired with one of the many wines in their boutique selection. Don’t forget to try one of award-winning Pastry Chef Frank Kaltsounis’ freshly baked breads and cookies or delectable desserts from Ilios’ bakery. Stop by for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or to simply enjoy an espresso on our patio, which seats 25. Free wireless internet available.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian, Greek
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Hours of operation
Daily Hours: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday11:00am-11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am.
Sunday(Brunch)11:00am-3:00pm,
Sunday Dinner 3:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 814-9882
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef James Jermyn
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Catering
Along with standard catered events, we are available for smaller atypical affairs like "private chef" parties, birthdays, and holiday parties.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ardrey Kell
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether a celebratory dinner with friends and family or a business lunch with colleagues, Ilios Noche can accommodate all of your needs. From our critically acclaimed food, to our attentive service, we are sure to make your event one you and your guests will not soon forget.

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What 1217 People Are Saying
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Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was good, but took 50 minutes to get and it wasn’t overly crowded. No salads or bread with dinner. Most Italian places have bread on the table and offer side salad, even if it’s an up charge. It’s not an expensive restaurant, but the lack of bread and salad didn’t justify the prices.

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R
Charlotte
69 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lively and good food

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RT
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the special of Steak and Scallops..It was delicious and I had enough for lunch the next day...The dish was a little pricey...

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good but they did t have the Open Table reservation in their system. Guess we got lucky they had a table for us.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

We were a party of four adults who arrived with reservations for 6 PM on a Thursday evening. When we first arrived, there were several empty tables so we were able to enjoy our conversations. The service was prompt and the food was varied and very good. We enjoyed a good bottle of wine. When we asked our server questions about the menu, she was knowledgeable and helpful. However, about half way into our dining experience, the restaurant had filled and the noise level was not "energetic" which is the loudest description available on this review site, but downright loud and obnoxious. We were no longer able to carry on a conversation without speaking very loudly. Frankly, it was a poor choice of a restaurant for getting together with friends we had not seen in months. I would suggest this as a perfect dining spot if you will be with people who already bore you and not being able to hear them would be a plus. This is the 3rd time we have dined here, but subsequent to renovation, which has increased the dining area size and therefore more diners and MUCH more noise.

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KZ
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, good variety of menu selections. Everything we ordered was very tasty. Will definitely be back.

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TW
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They were really busy so the service and the wait for our food was longer then usual, but we'll go back for sure.

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C
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Ilios Noche! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. From the spreads to the lamb chops, everything is amazing!

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TS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We made a reservation. Arrived on time and walked in behind 6 people with no reservation who were immediately seated in the dining room. I gave them my name and said I had a reservation and was told oh we are full you can eat outside or in the bar. I ask what happened to our reservation and the reply was oh we sometimes overbook. We were then told if we wanted to sit in the dining room it would be 20 min. We did wait and ended up with a table in the bar area with a lousy table and service.

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MC
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, excellent service.

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BT
Charlotte
137 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

YUM! Always a Charlotte classic. Great, fresh food and cocktails! Thankfully there's probably one close by you since there's two in town! Can't wait to go back and still dreaming about that lamb burger and Greek fries!

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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!! Peter did a great job as it relates to service. Very pleasant experience.

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JS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and vegan options and perfect for business dinner where it was important to have a quiet place to chat.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants...the food is amazing & the staff is first rate, always great.

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CR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Been here 4-5 times and the food has always been excellent. Service everytime has been a little slow but my wife says the food makes up for it!

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LL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere
Wouldn’t honor request from chicken to veal parmigiana and twice sent drink back because not made properly
Would still recommend and revisit

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambiance. Food was excellent. Not many draft beer choices.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Reservations at 7. Set at 7:30. Received food at 8:30. Lamb chops were over cooked. Showed waiter and he said “kitchen was slammed” and it would take a while to get them replaced.

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RA
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was Fabulous!!! I felt as though I was in Europe.
Loved Loved! My grilled octopus!! Perfection!!
The service was Excellent!!
I will definitely return!

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F
Charlotte
114 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Great food.

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OT
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Always TOO HOT, need to improve air conditioner. There are too many new options in the area to have to sweat at dinner. Food was wonderful as always.

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s
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

More Italian food, more variety of food.
BURRATA, TOMATE HEIRLOOM, BERENJENA JAPONESA, ALCAUCIL
Local burrata, heirloom tomatoes, japanese eggplant, artichokes,
maldon sea salt
With 24 month aged prosciutto di parma
BURRATA CROSTINI
White anchovies, semi-dry tomatoes, Kalamazoo olives
SALUMERIA NDUJA, CHICAGO TABLA DE FIAMBRES Y QUESO
Italian salumi selection. Wagyu beef bresaola, coppa picante,
finochietta salami, salame al tartufo nero, traditional nduja, Graziano's
housemade coppa di testa, culotte di prosciutto, mortadella,
pecotino toscano in red wine, fried pork skin, grilled eggplant, roasted
red pepper, mixed olives

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MA
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always spectacular. Loved the side of giant beans and the new argula salad with mint vinegar

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MR
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We've been enjoying Ilios Noche Rea Village for many years. Superb service from Dave Daza and Selvyn Saulas (our favorite servers!) and all the other great people. Beautiful Mediterranean-based food but plenty of variety for everyone. Truly a "feels like our place" restaurant. We have some favorites - Crazy Lasagna, Sweet Potato Falafel, Spinach Pie, Greek Meatballs, Lamb Burger, Med Striped Bass, etc etc! We also love the 1/2 price on bottles of wine on Tuesdays!
Love it, recommend it, count it as one of our "go-to" places. If we could change one thing it would be the noise level. Open ceiling acoustics often make it very hard to carry on conversations or just enjoy the ambiance.
Xenia Hospitality, headed by Stratos Lambos, also operates Big View Diner, Ilios Noche Quail Corners, and some other great foodie places. But this is our favorite - Thanks, Ilios Family!! Ron and Mary!!

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KA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner atmosphere with a varied Mediterranean menu. Our go to place for spaghetti & meatballs. Great service, great food and friendly staff. We love dining here.

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CV
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was excellent the service was great the decor was very nice. The only draw back was how loud the music was. It was so loud I could not hear the waiter nor my wife. One thing I don’t like is going out for a romantic dinner and not being able to have a conversation without screaming. Other than that it was great.

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food continues to be excellent. The noise level Saturday night was extremely loud-we were in the back of the dining room.

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MK
Charlotte
47 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great. Food is awesome. Live the Ilios salad and grilled octopus!

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IS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food selection and wonder wine selection. We’ll be back for sure.

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RS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Started with Grape Leaves and Angry Shrimp - would definitely get again. For dinner: Sea Scallops with Mushroom Risotto, Capellini w/ Sea Scallops, Salmon, and Chicken Lemonata. All 4 entrees were prepared perfectly and the flavors were intense. Everyone loved their entree and we all tasted each others' entrees liked them all. As a special note -- we also ordered 2 sides of Brussels Sprouts with Carmelized Onion and Dates -- got an extra to take home, they are so good. Our server knew the menu, gave solid recommendations and was very attentive. Our server introduced us to one of the owners, who happened to be there and visited our table. After dinner, we moved to the bar area for dessert and to enjoy the live music (acoustic guitar with percussion, every Friday and Saturday night). We will 100% return and this will become a "go to" spot for when guests visit.

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P
Charlotte
38 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is fabulous. A real staple here in CLT

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always.

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EM
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite dining places. Food & service were great. Only wish they had a good patio away from the parking lot.

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RC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Been going here for years. Great food comfortable atmosphere. Only negative is when the place is full service is slow. If you are with a large group there is always a wait for your food that is a little too long. Not sure why that can’t be improved.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Booth didn’t seem clean to me. Maybe the place is wearing due to traffic. Or maybe just me but I got the feeling it needs a good scrubbing and some paint.

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CC
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Loved the zucchini and squash chips appetizer. Great food and service!

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R
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Restaurant had a party in the back and it overwhelmed them. Our service was lousy. Restaurant so loud you couldn't hear other members of our party. I specifically asked for a quiet table when I made my reservation because we had an hearing impaired person in our party. Hostess assured me no problem. One would think that the hostess should have mentioned a loud party would be taking place at the same time. Just thoughtlessness on the hostess and wait staff.

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JZ
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great as always and I am a fan of their craft cocktails. Always a good experience dining here.

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QC
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Place was very busy, which led to very slow and confused service. Servers were very nice, though.

Food was good with an interesting selections.

Could probably do better if not so busy.

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D
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great graduation celebration at a terrific neighborhood Greek restaurant that we have frequented for years. Our server, Holly, did a great job with a large table of family members aged 5 to 85. She is a the best! A terrific kitchen and responsive staff under Kendra, Ilios Noche continues to be one of our “go stops” in South Charlotte.

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