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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604 (University)
+1 650-326-0983
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Fro the ambiance to the food to the service, everything about Evvia is perfect. I had a late lunch with buisiness colleagues and we found the restaurant to be warm and inviting, elegant, yet rustic, and the smells...bread, roasted vegetables, delicious pastry appetizers...everything was delicious and presented beautifully. We'll all be back!

Thank LLee168
Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Best place in PA.Always busy so book ahead.Bar seating limited and people linger so wait can be mind numbing.Very warm staff and Virginia best bar person on the penonsila. The fish is classic Greek uber fresh and healthy pre salads put of this world and no surprise lamb chops to die for.It's pricey but worth every penny.They have great Greek... More 

Thank mike h
North Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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130 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 18 that had a business dinner and the staff handled it without a hitch despite a very busy evening. A wide variety of appetizers were shared and all were excellent, especially the octopus. Several different entrees were ordered and all were well enjoyed, especially the lamb chops. The baklava was also fantastic.

Thank Steve P
Mountain View
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Based on all the great reviews we decided to give this place a shot. Now it must be said, the food was not bad. However, it was not great, especially not worth $100 per person. The ambiance, or lack thereof is really appalling. The place is crowded and feels like a mess hall. One toilet for every sex, and the... More 

Thank Adam B
Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We live in Palo Alto and this is by far our favorite restaurant anywhere! We like not just the food, service and ambience but also the ability to eat in a casual atmosphere. We also like to invite guest for lunch or dinner here. If you like the type of foods on the menu, you'll love what they prepare for... More 

Thank elip752
Palo Alto, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Reservations are a must for this spot. It's rustic, romantic, and slow-paced. Delicious greek food, with more than just the usual fare.

Thank sharonrichmond1
Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We went to Evvia recently for a birthday party hosted by our friends' children. They pulled out all the stops, which allowed us to sample much of what Evvia has to offer. And all of it was delicious. We had a first class meal/experience, and the service was fabulous. We were in the center of the restaurant, and the only... More 

Thank 177jim
Palo Alto, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had another wonderful dinner. The service was excellent and I am looking forwarding to going back very very soon.

Palo Alto, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A large open kitchen, a small active bar, in an inviting atmosphere, Evvia serves some really fine food. If you generally don't eat lamb, you must have it here. It is fresh, tender, and delicious. It is hard to choose from this adventurous menu, and the portions are large. Beware, my tendency is to really enjoy the appetizers ( don't... More 

Thank drbudak
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Make sure when you come to Evvia that you haven't eaten all day! Because you will be full when you leave! They have so many great things to eat from soups, salads for a lack of a better word casseroles with oso as the pasta/grain. They have great fish choices and their lamb is always yummy! Most of the or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?