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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
+1 650-326-0983
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb chops” (81 reviews)
“octopus” (33 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
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Reviews (561)
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

The menu has something for everyone; the food is consistently delicious, and the wait staff is courteous and professional.

Thank juliaemerson
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to have dinner. I had the Solomos and the the sweet rice for desert. I'm going do visit again for sure!

Thank LuisFabiano S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I finally go around to dropping by for a meal and it was fantastic! The freshness and simplicity of the preparation should be a model to other restaurants. The artichoke/eggplant souvlaki was ephemeral, and the lamb meatballs just as good. Do not wait as long...More

Thank CuriousTravelerRadio
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

You will need to make your reservations for Friday and Saturday prime dining hours more than a week in advance. The place is popular and a great spot for couples and adult group dining. This is a Greek restaurant with various assortments of lamb dishes....More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a tremendous spot if you are heading to Palo Alto. The food is amazing and it is always a vibrant place. You won't be disappointed here and you will love your meal/

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This restaurant often requires reservations (sometimes weeks in advance) and is fairly pricy. However, it's a fantastic venue with wonderful ambiance and highly professional wait staff. We save this special treat for birthdays, special events and business meetings. It's a fantastic value when all is...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The best Greek food in the Bay Area? That's sayin' something. Perhaps my horizons are not broad enough. Regardless, Evvia is amazing. The food, the drinks the atmosphere. It's wonderful. If you can get in, you need to have a meal here. Delicious.

Thank Jaydn2112
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

It's consistent great food and service. I have had family, business and date nights here--the restaurant is comfortable, casual and yet formal enough for a business dinner. The wine list is extensive, including Greek wines; I really enjoy trying the Greek wines and getting the...More

Thank SFBay650
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

If you love Mediterranean food, this place is by far the best in the valley. Hard to get reservations as it is packed. If you are in the area you have to try. Octopus, lamb are a must.

Thank Shuri
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Evvia is a small restaurant in Palo Alto. We tried to get in 4 different nights with the Four Seasons concierge help and finally did our last night in town. It was worth the effort. Our waitress Robie was delightful and recommended our meals. The...More

Thank THooks538
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Becky E
Is there a gluten-free menu?
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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.
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