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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
+1 650-326-0983
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb chops” (79 reviews)
“octopus” (38 reviews)
“galaktoboureko” (14 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Get the fish. It was so so so good. Came here for a birthday dinner and the food was extremely good. A bit pricey but nice for special occasions. The yogurt sorbet dessert stood out too.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Getting a table at Evvia takes time as it's always fully booked and for a good reason. The food is amazing, the service is delightful and excellent. The setting is perfect. And although the restaurant is big, it's still very cozy. Whatever you order for...More

Thank Dotts0908
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dined at Evvias several times. It is always amazing! Their Lamb Chops are my favorite of all times. Exquisite Rib Eye, Espanakopitas, Octopus, The goat Stew.. no matter what you order you just cant go wrong.. I would give it 5 PLUS rating...More

Thank tropicorneta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place - nice people always smiling at you - if you want to enjoy very good and well cooked Mediterranean food this is the right place. Food cooked healthy on a huge grill that you can see from almost every table. Ask for...More

Thank Mafalda l
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Need reservations family Saturday lunch very good service was excellent willing to serve every thing family style including extra lamb chop for five worth the money

Thank Irene V
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Perfect place for an upscale romantic dinner for special occasions. We went here for my husband's birthday and the place was just perfect. We visited Greece earlier this year and the bar was set really high in terms of food and service. We were not...More

Thank Roma M
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We have celebrated numerous family occasions at Evvia for a number of years, and have always been extremely happy with the delicious food, excellent service and great ambiance. Needless to say, our party of two was very much looking forward to having a Christmas gift...More

1  Thank SEJAMS
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Had dinner at Evvia with a large group of business colleagues. We all had a fantastic time, enjoying the great food and the casual friendly atmosphere. Evvia is an upscale yet casual and comfortable restaurant that offers real Greek flavors, executed to perfection. The menu...More

Thank EagleFlyer
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We had a great dinner here for a group of 4. We got a booth near the back of the front room that was great. One of our party had Greek heritage and enjoyed talking with various members of the staff. I ordered the lamb...More

Thank jlg3000
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The place is very busy this time of year. Two of had the Branzino (Mediterranean sea bass) which comes with a nice crispy skin and fileted. Was delicious. The other two had the lamb kabob which had very nice large medium cooked pieces of meat....More

Thank peter m
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iris m
17 January 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
1 November 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
12 May 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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