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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
+1 650-326-0983
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love Greek food. It is perhaps my favorite cuisine. This is the real deal - exceptionally high quality. The dishes are simple, as the best Greek dishes are, and it is all down to the execution. A real test of a greek restaurant is...More

Thank QuineTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely loved this place. Healthy, delicious, Mediterranean cuisine in a cozy romantic environment. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance because this place is always booked. It's pricey but it is Palo Alto so... You are a little close to the tables...More

Thank Jaclyn A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly, accommodating staff. The food was delish! If you order the smelt, expect a bunch. We were surprised at how many were served on the plate - especially since most places offer small portions on appetizers.

Thank kathwun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place with fabulous menu selections. Service was attentive. Received the wrong salad but the correct one quickly made it to the table without having to ask for it. So nice bonus salad. Both the Greek and Watermelon salads were fresh, tasty and beautiful. Pork...More

1  Thank luxetrip
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One cannot really go wrong with Evvia. The food is great; service is good. Wine list lives up to expectations. An excellent alternative to the usual steakhouse dinners to take clients. The only issue is that Evvia reservations tend to fill up - so plan...More

Thank Raghav S
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great food ambiance and service. I liked all the appetizers that we tried. Zucchini cake and giganty ( with beans in tomato sauce)are the best. Fish was excellent both salmon and brazino. Lamb burger is tasty and juicy. Yogurt Desert was delicious.

Thank 255farahnazn
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

From the moment we stepped into the restaurant to the time we left, we were treated like so well. The service was all warm and friendly, polite and helpful, particularly Victor our waiter. The menu was varied and we all enjoyed different entrees. The lamb...More

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed June 20, 2018

I had a wonderful and satisfying lunch at Evvia! My colleague and I had the Greek salad, Calamari, roasted beets and lamb chops. Each dish was delicious and prepared just right. I am thrilled that I was able to try the Greek rose, which was...More

Thank Ameera8
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Service was very attentive showing up as needed throughout the meal. Food was tasty as well as on the expensive side. Biggest distraction was the acoustics did little to reduce the level of noise. I had to ask our server a couple of times to...More

Thank Rose G
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Friendly attentive staff. The octopus is grilled to perfection. Portions are large and prepared as you would be served in Greece Atmosphere is full of energy and festive. Can be hard to secure a reservation so plan ahead. You won't be disappointed.

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iris m
January 17, 2018|
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Response from colby j |
You need to contact them directly. They are happy greeks and very accommodating. 1-650.326.0983
November 1, 2017|
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Response from Rich R | Reviewed this property |
Evvia has very fine control on its gluten-free options. When I travel to Palo Alto, Evvia is among my top meeting destinations because they are so distinctively effective in delivering the desired client experience... More
Becky E
May 12, 2015|
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Response from Raymond R | Reviewed this property |
Not a specific separate menu - but plenty of gluten free choices on their regular menu. Menu is posted on their web site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-0983
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Sister restaurant of Kokkari, Evvia has been serving beautiful and elegant Greek cuisine since 1995. Fabulous fish, savory roasted meats, and sun-soaked vegetables are jazzed up with a spritz of lemon, a little olive oil, and herbs. There is perfection in simplicity.
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