Ilios Noche - (Rea Village Shopping Center)

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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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Come celebrate Valentine's Day with us on 2/14 or 2/15/2020. We will be offering a 3 course pre fixe for $58 per person.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1447 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KS
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. That is why we keep going back. The place was vibrant on a Tuesday night when half of the center where they are located is under construction.

m
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I came here with my family for a 40th birthday dinner. The restaurant was quickly able to accommodate our large party with a last minute reservation. The food is great but the service is really what stands out. Our waitress and hostess were great. We have been here twice and have had a good experience both times. The bar area is really nice. The lighting over our booth was a bit spotlight-ish but other than that everything was great. I recommend the deconstructed lasagna and peppedew appetizer.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Drinks were phenomenal but the pastas were just good. Nothing extraordinary about the food.

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and wait staff with an inviting atmosphere. Perfect for family dinners or date night.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Very busy Friday night. Would have been nice tonight if it was a bit quieter; the restaurant was simply full and therefore more noise.

n
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We requested a quiet area and they put us by the wait stand by the door. We had to holler at each other to have a conversation. The Moussaka was cold in the middle. The chicken parmigiana had pieces of bone in it. No bread was served with the meal. Would not go again .

SS
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was really good. Service was also very prompt and efficient.

Sat us at perhaps the worse table in there with 1/2 the restaurant empty.

BE
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Perfect for celebrating all of life's moments...

OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t eat. Great place for first date. Noise level, server didn’t bug us as she seemed to know it was a date!

M
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and preparation. Nice wine list. Great service.

MT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We have always enjoyed eating here, but our last trip really wasn't satisfactory. Despite having reservations we waited almost 40 minutes to be seated. We waited for our water, wine, and food. The place was extremely busy, but I would rather have been told much earlier that either they were fully booked and weren't taking any more reservations or when I arrived that the wait would be over 20 minutes and I might want to cancel and go elsewhere.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Have been going here for years. Friday night very busy. Too noisy. Took 20 minutes to get water. Very watered down drink. Forgot to bring the appetizers. So disappointing.

TD
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the atmosphere. Service was excellent. The grilled octopus is amazing. Loved the lamb skewers as well.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food just wasn't quite as good as normal. Although everything typically needs a little salt at Ilios Noches, it just wasn't up to par. The Angry Shrimp were definitely not angry, maybe just slightly perturbed, not spicy at all. The waiter was also pretty unattentive. Although we had a nice time, it was just fair in terms of the food and the service.

DP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Communication was challenging and food was prepared wrong (I asked to have onions removed, this did not happen), zucchini and eggplant chips came with calamari mixed in. I asked to have side dish swapped out and I was told no, I had to insist and tell them I would pay any extra charge (possibly back to communication challenges).

L
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went on a Saturday night. Very crowded. Loud. Lots of kids running around. Food was pretty good, but not exceptional. Service was good. Good place for a bunch of neighbors to take their kids for dinner and get loud.

s
Charlotte
43 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a restaurant and location we really like but this visit was a disappointment. We anticipated a nice conversational dinner with good friends. We were seated at a center of the room table set up for 6 instead of a booth. It felt too big with the sides not let down for a party of 4. Tried to let the sides down but they were too dirty. It was noisy for us because of the location in the room and was difficult to hear each other throughout the night. Calamari and bread are delicious. Sea bass entree was perfect. Lasagna was below average - more pasta than anything else - as was a plate of sides. very average The noisiness overshadowed everything. I think the other location is better for a quieter dinner. We won't be back at this one for a while.

RL
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good experience as always at Ilios Noche. The apps, especially meatballs are great, and they ha e a great selection of entree salads, Greek entrees like moussaka or lamb & pastas.

The taste of ice creams is a great family dessert.

JM
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All 3 generations loved the food! We had shrimp, meatballs, and a trio of dips to start. So yummy! The special was delicious and big enough for two to share! The kids emails were also good - not the usual fried assortment.

JC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The risotto was mediocre, and the striped bass was subpar. The other members in my party, however, thoroughly enjoyed their meals.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Day
It was a little loud but understandable..
To get a 5 star it must be perfection so it is rare I do..
I would subject this restaurant to everybody

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was good. Excellent food

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

DC
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As usual, the food was wonderful, even if the menu was restricted (New Year's Eve) Our party had a great time, noise was manageable (until about 9:30, when the DJ music started. We left satisfied and full. Service was a little slower than usual, due to the New Year's crowd.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic New Years Eve night out!! Andres at the bar was awesome for pre-dinner cocktails and the service continued through the rest of the meal at our table! The Pre-Fixe menu for the night had a choice for everyone and even though the place was packed the food came out hot and delicious. Would definitely suggest for next NYE!

k
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Prix Fixe menu was superb and a good value for a three course meal. We had a 15 minute wait, even though we arrived before our scheduled reservation. But after than everything was excellent.

BC
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice place for romantic meal. Good service but the noise level increased as the evening progressed.

N
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!

AC
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good. It was very crowded as it was Christmas Eve. We ordered a spread of hummus as an appetizer for 6 adults and it literally came with 6 tiny pita points. They sent more but it took a very long time. The seafood and pizza were good. Our waiter was nice enough. I think there were just a lot of big tables to keep up with. I would go back.

OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Fig Flatbread was excellent. The brisket ravioli was barely warm and flavorless. This was disappointing when the entrée cost $20. Too much restaurant competition to serve below average food.

t
Charlotte
51 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not our typical evening at Ilios Noche, which used to be a guaranteed great meal. We had to wait for longer than 5 minutes for our table even though we had reservations AND there were many open tables (and the hostesses were flippant and unfriendly). Our waitress was awful - empty water glasses, not knowing the answer to a question nor making any effort to find the answer, slow and just lacking in personality. And sadly our food was just meh. You could tell that my lamb burger was the first item ready and had to sit for awhile as by the time it got to me the bun was completely soaked. I had risotto as a side that had no flavor at all. My husband got his usual favorite, moussaka and it was overly garlic. The grilled octopus appetizer was as good as usual, so there is that. I hope that this was just the product of a bad night and not the new norm.

C
Charlotte
65 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Menu offers something for everyone. Service is attentive and professional.
This is truly a VERY good restaurant.

L
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. The lamb shank was superb.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservation through Open Table app, but restaurant didn’t have it. Fortunately, the hostess was able to accommodate us.

GH
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food great, service was not so much

MS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always perfect at Ilios Noche. From the starters to the desserts, the attention to detail is superb. If you haven’t tried it, what are you waiting for?

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is wonderful and they have a great variety of dishes to please everyone. The kids menu even gives a variety of options! Our waiter was super friendly and attentive. I definitely recommend this restaurant and we will be back!

GM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very friendly. Always smiling and being accommodating.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food were very good and what you would expect. In the lounge, next to the dinning room, the entertainment for the evening was very loud. Extremely hard to have a conversation with the people at your table.