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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
+1 650-326-0983
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb chops” (80 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

What can you say. If you Like lamb this is THE place hands down. Every preparation of Lamb you can think of, all delicious. Lots of ambiance of an old world grill place. Consistently excellent lamb dishes. Come for the Lamb, stay for the Lamb.

Thank Tbasche
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We have been to Evvia several times and it is consistently good. We especially loved the Lamb Souvlaki and the whole Branzino. Our waiter was helpful, and even though our table was right by the counter where food was set out to be taken to...More

Thank mkg2805
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Eviva is popular and thus crowded and noisy. But the food is consistently good. Many consider this the best western restaurant in downtown Palo alto.

Reviewed 12 August 2015

Evvia is our special event restaurant for . Simple, beautiful decor, great service, but the star is their food: always. It took me over a decade to branch out from the lamb souvlaki because it was always top quality, grilled over an open wood fire...More

Thank Panamint9
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Everything is top notch at Evvia and has been for years! The quality never varies and every dish has something to recommend it!

Thank MaryLeen_13
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Everything that we ordered was delicious. I recommend any lamb dish and any rotisserie special. We ordered a variety of dishes from chicken, to lamb, to octopus, to moussaka. The services was friendly and efficacious. Will continue to return every chance I get. The setting...More

Reviewed 6 August 2015

This might be one of the best restaurants in Palo Alto. The food is amazing and I just love the sea bass. Getting a reservation can be difficult. Plan ahead.

Thank mdh95070
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Recently we returned to Evvia and I have to say, it was one of the best meals we had in California. We love Greek food, and if you do too, this will not disappoint. Everything from the bread to the Greek salad to dessert was...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

I love Greek/Mediterranean food so after reading all the reviews and hearing all the hype I was really looking forward to dining at this restaurant. I was let down and disappointed over all. It was loud, crowded, and the service was rushed. Most annoying, was...More

Thank nadofam
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is probably one of the best greek restaurants I have ever visited. On top of the great food and wine list, the level of customer service provided by the captain and waiters is outstanding. A "must go" if you appreciate the good food and...More

Thank JJQuintanar
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Becky E
Is there a gluten-free menu?
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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.