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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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Reviewed 25 August 2015

On the evening of August 16, 2015 I dined at Evvia Restaurant. As you enter Evvia you will be greeted by a beautiful flower arrangement by the reception area and another by the bar. There are a number of other touches of ambience as you...More

1  Thank James V
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I probably talk about Evvia (and Evvia's sister restaurant in SF, Kokkari) once or twice a month when I'm talking to people about great authentic Greek food. I encourage even those who don't like Octopus to try the grilled Octopus at Evvia, and the Dolmathes...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Was there last week with my husband. Still the best Greek restaurant in town and Bay Area. Amazing food, great service and ambiance. Somehow the has managed to keep up their quality.

Thank francina l
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The go to place for a special occasion or whenever you feel like pampering yourself. Not overly expensive given the quality of food is unparalleled. Also its a about the wholesome experience from good food, wine to warm and tastefully done interior. What we like...More

Reviewed 17 August 2015

Been there several times and I would go back to Palo Alto just to go to this restaurant and this is coming from somebody that is going to Greece every year. Their seafood is great, the fish, the shrimps, the calamari, the octopus and they...More

Thank SimonaCiutacu
Reviewed 16 August 2015

In the summer try and get a table that faces the street. The food is excellent, choices are abundant. Traditional greek fare at it's best. For those who have tried Dio Deka in Los Gatos, I find Evvia a more informal setting with top notch...More

Thank JetBackPack
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 13 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 13 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
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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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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