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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
+1 650-326-0983
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb chops” (75 reviews)
“octopus” (38 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 4 March 2016

I have always enjoyed Evvia and think their meats are superb. We had a party of 9 the other night and it went without a hitch...cannot believe how seamless the whole event turned out. I always order the grilled octopus and usually the lamb. With...More

Thank hcconsultant
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Amazing service/mediterranean food. Make sure to make a reservation since this place gets packed, especially on the weekend night. It's got a cool old world ambiance without being too cheeky. Love, love, love this place.

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Reviewed 17 February 2016

we visited Evvia again after many years. It was not nearly as good as we remembered. The restaurant was full at noon, and perhaps the kitchen was a bit rushed. The food was ok but nothing special.

Thank Othello_Jago_2008
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We visited this in a group of six work friends. We all agreed that this was one of the best meals tasted on our trip to the region. All the ingredients were fresh, flavor-some and well presented. The place was welcoming and the service was...More

Thank LALL777
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent greek restaurant in Palo Alto, where you can have a comprehensive menu with different Mediterranean options, where most of them are cocked on a wood oven! The list list is also great, with a good selection from local Californian wines. It...More

Thank Thiago M
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Evvia is the sister restaurant of Kokkari, which is in San Francisco. The food experience is simply wonderful and you never have trouble understanding why the place is full each evening. There is simply no better place to have the best Greek cuisine you can...More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 8 February 2016

came here to try the fish and it was amazing. I also shared a lamb grill dish which was so tender & tasty. celebrated my husband's birthday dinner on a Monday evening & the restaurant was packed & could not get a reservation until 8...More

Thank obdocSanJose
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Lots of restaurants say they over Mediterranean cuisine. True but this one actually delivers it of the Greek variety. How to tell is us great-- to get a table locals are willing to show up at 5/5:30. We have a favorite back home in Boston,...More

Thank TDoorley
Reviewed 8 February 2016

An excellent variety of Mediterranean dishes and good wine list, combined with excellent service, makes Evvia one of the better restaurants in Palo Alto. But make your reservations well ahead of time because it is very popular.

Thank Brenton h
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Being a Stanford student, I have explore all of Palo Alto, seeking out the best restaurants. Evvia is above all others. Honestly, I could live off of just their saganaki (not too salty like most Greek restaurants) and lamb chops (always incredibly tender, juicy, and...More

Thank Spencer S
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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