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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)
“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 5 weeks ago

Evvia's sister restaurant , Kokkari in SF, is a fave, and this smaller version in Pal Alto measures up to the big sister. We were a party of five for dinner. We all enjoyed the very nice white wine from santorini that our attentive+ professional...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Evvia used to be our favorite restaurant in Palo Alto but not anymore after our last visit. We ordered the lamb appetizer, and it was served room temperature and full of fat. Not much meat to it. The Greek salad was just OK too, kind...More

Thank luxxetraveler
Reviewed 4 April 2018

First time I went it was extraordinary! Best restaurant in town. Went back and sincerely I was disappointed. Entres like taramosalata and tzatziki where at the best "well OK". No hump or spice. Main courses were not really good, again lacking that special taste. I...More

Thank Alexander D
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing. There is almost no reason to move past the starters and imagine yourself at a Greek tapas (I know I shouldn’t mix cuisines) but if you do the Hirini Brizola is worth having. The service is informed and not over bearing. Highly recommend

Thank AOM67
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Dear friends gave us a generous gift certificate for our anniversary. We scoured the Trip Advisor reviews and set off on an adventure. What we forgot was is how casual Menlo Park is...no need to dress to the nines. We had the best waiter-Victor- who...More

Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Evvia is expensive, very expensive even, but you certainly get what you pay for--the best Greek/Mediterranean food in the area. You can make a meal on just a selection of appetizers (we have, many times).

Thank Milpitas_traveller
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

All you need to know is this: if you like Greek food and are anywhere near Palo Alto do yourself a favor, visit Evvia and include the octopus in your order.

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 7 February 2018 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 3 February 2018 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 1 February 2018

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
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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
2 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
13 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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