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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” (84 reviews)
“octopus” (35 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 28 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our appetizers of watermelon with Feta, Greek salad, and potato/leek soup. Entrees of salmon and chicken skewer were also very good. Service went well. Really had a nice meal. Would go back.

Thank headdocs
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I love this restaurant! Food is always good but can get pricey. I never miss their lamb meatballs and moussaka. If you are in the area do visit this place.

Thank aditi30d
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in Silicon Valley. Whenever we come to visit or son's family we make Evvia the centerpiece of our weekend. The food is continental/Greek. The outstanding dishes are the calamari appetizer, the lamb chops (best ones outside of New Zealand) and...More

Thank A A W
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I hear a lot about this place, and on top it is regarded as #1 in Palo Alto re Tripadvisor. With this level of recommendations I was sure I'd find top level Greek cuisine. Overall I was dissapointed majorly by the quality of food. Fried...More

Thank Reloncher
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Food is good. Ambience is good. High end. You get what you pay for. Food price is very high. But it's Palo Alto. Everything is expensive in high end areas of Bay Area like here.

Thank JPBayArea2016
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

First of all, Evvia is very popular! On a Monday night, if I didn't have a reservation, we would have waited about 30 to 40 minutes before we would be seated at a table. Since we had reservations, we didn't have any issues getting seated...More

Thank Kyllito
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, which is a bit hard to find in US restaurants, if you have a European perspective/experience. The staff was great and the choice was good. Very nice overall and a good place do have a conversation over a meal. The menu is Eastern...More

Thank Lars H
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

My favorite restaurant in all of SV (Silicon Valley). We come every time we're in town! Try anything and everything and enjoy! I love the octopus and the chicken and all the seafood. I haven't tried the lamb yet but I'm sure it's great...next time!...More

Thank creinstein
Reviewed 9 May 2017

My family and I enjoyed calamari, lamb meatballs, spanakopita, and zucchini appetizers before sharing the salmon entree. The waiter was fine when he learned that we wanted to order and share many plates rather than each select an entree. The wine by the glass menu...More

Thank ejhiii
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This fabulous eatery deserves kudos for its outstanding hospitality and food presentation. Menu consists of classic greek dishes like tender lamb souvlaki to moussaka to new contemporary style cuisine. The whole grilled red snapper special is a tremendous feast for the eyes snd the mouth....More

Thank David O
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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