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“Really good Greek”

Greek Islands Restaurant West
Ranked #1 of 189 Restaurants in Lombard
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Recently met a friend here for lunch and enjoyed it so much that my husband and I will return to celebrate our anniversary next weekend. Opa!

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Reviewed February 18, 2012

I love, love, love Greek Islands. I'd eat here several times a week if I still lived in the area. I never had a bad meal here in 15 years! The restaurant is cozy and pretty, and the waiters are all well trained and very attentive. We usually (intentionally) order too much food so we have leftovers to take home for the next day.

Menu favorites include - the cold plate appetizer (a nice variety of tasty nibbles that includes taramsalata, tidziki, roasted eggplant spread, marinated beets and fava beans, greek olives, feta cheese, and sometimes peppers). Love the grilled octopus appetizer (be sure it's the grilled version). The taramsalata is always excellent, and particularly good smeared on their outstanding sesame seed bread. Saganaki (hot cheese) is traditional, although we usally pass on that and choose one of their cups of soup which are always outstanding.

Main course favorites include: Boneless Mediterrean Chicken Breast (juicy, grilled, excellent flavor), Spanikoepita, beef stifado (dad's favorite), pasticchio, garides (a little rich, but great if you love shrimp & feta), and any of the grilled fish - the fish are excellent. The only thing we weren't wild about was the smelts and that is because they were fried and we don't like fried food, so we'd skip ordering that again. Mom loved most of their lamb dishes. Last visit we had the stuffed tomatoes (that's nights special) and they were excellent.

We're not big on the desserts here. Maybe we just aren't fans of greek desserts. We're usually happy with the Baklava though. And we also like the Maleatis Merlot (greek red).

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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Their appetizers are enough to make a meal out of.From the Saganaki ,octopus to calamari..it's all good.

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Reviewed December 18, 2011

Went with family for dinner on a Saturday night. Place was fairly busy, but were seated right away. Menu is huge and diverse. Ordered the flaming Saganaki to start; kids were delighted by the "fire show." Appetizer was good. One kid had the NY Strip and other had a lamb chop; both were excellent and cooked to perfection. I had Chicken shishkabob with rice pilaf (yummy). Chicken was a bit overcooked. Wife had gyros and spinach pie combo plate (loved it). In short, 3 of 4 dishes were great; portions are very good size. Service was extraordinary. Kids even noticed how often our waters were refilled and servers came around constantly. Given no kids menu, the bill was more than we normally spend, but well worth it on occassion.

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Reviewed December 1, 2011

The servers are usually fun and very efficient, food is always good and we leave very, very, full

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