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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” (78 reviews)
“grilled octopus” (27 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

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Evvia is a great choice to impress and indulge yourself and your guests. this restaurant offers great variety of Greek dishes. The ambiance is very pleasant and the service is irreproachable. The only downside about Evvia is its prices. It is a fancy restaurant but...More

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 6 December 2017

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in Palo Alto who's dined at Evvia who wouldn't tell you that its the city's best. The food is superb, service is first rate, and the ambiance is warm welcoming.

Thank speeps
Reviewed 4 December 2017

A friend, who is a gourmand, invited us to Evvia. So, I know we were in for a treat. It was a Thursday night, and the place was packed! He ordered for us, and each dishes was delicious! Among others, I enjoyed the following -...More

Thank khamen77
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We only come here some times. It is not outrageously expensive, but nearly so, given Palo Alto prices. Service was impeccable. Food was just OK this time, with good but slaty ravioli and a fresh bream grilled to perfection. bread was a little sale (maybe...More

Thank Douglas T
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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