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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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feta tou fournou
chili flake crusted feta w/ cherry tomatoes & kalamata olives
phyllo stuffed‏ w/ braised greens, feta cheese & herbs
grape leaves‏ stuffed w/ rice, mint, dill, tomatoes, olive oil & lemon
pan fried kefalograviera w/ oregano & lemon
roasted beets
citrus marinated w/ whipped manouri, pickled shallouts & toasted pine nuts
sweet peas & feta
with scallions, cilantro, lemon & olive oil
evvia flatbread
caramelized onions, kalamata olives, tomatoes, myzithra cheese & basil
crispy zucchini cakes
with marinated cucumber & mint yogurt
traditional grilled w/ lemon, oregano & olive oil
greek fries
skinny potato fries w/ feta & wild oregano
avgolemono soup
traditional egg-lemon soup w/ chicken & rice
evvia salad
chopped romaine hearts, radicchio with, pine nuts, kalamata olives & feta dressing
classic greek salad
tomatoes, cucumbers,‏ red onion, green peppers, feta & olives
arugula salad
with endive, pickled onion, cherry tomato, myzithra, almonds & honey sherry vinaigrette
whole fish
mesquite grilled w/ lemon-oregano vinaigrette & braised greens
roasted lamb sandwich
rolled in house made pita w/ tzatziki, tomato & seasonal greens
chicken souvlaki
chicken breast, peppers & onion skewer w/ tzatziki, grilled tomato & pita
lamb souvlaki
grilled lamb, red onion & bay leaf skewer w/ evvia potatoes & tzatziki
grilled wild salmon w/ lemon potato puree & tomato ouzo sauce
lamb chops
rib-cut, mesquite-grilled lamb chops w/ olive oil roasted potatoes
ricotta, portobello, green garlic ravioli w/ spring vegetables & pea sauce
traditional baked‏ casserole of spiced lamb, eggplant, potato & yogurt bechamel
lamb burger
served w/‏ kefalograviera, pickled zucchini chips & crispy onion rings
traditional casserole of spiced beef & pasta w/ béchamel
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.
US$25 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Mediterranean, Greek
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, authentic greek restaurant with many great dishes. We've taken a few starters and all of them were very good, the lambs and the grilled rib eye dishes were delicious! recommending to get some Ouzo drinks as well!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank eyalmenachem
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always have a great time at Evvia! It is our family's favorite restaurant for big and small occasions and it never disappoints. The food is delicious, great atmosphere and service. The must haves are their Grilled Octupus, Grilled Lamp chops, Ribeyes!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hanna J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit friends in Palo Alto and have dined at Evvia many times in the last 12 or so years. Our dinner last night was fabulous as always. Our waitress Robbie guided us through the many choices of Greek food and wine, and every staff...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sarannem2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family had a wonderful dining experience at Evvia- great Greek food, very good service, and a cozy, rustic atmosphere that made the meal feel more intimate than the somewhat noisy and busy dining room would lead you to expect. Appetizers were all excellent (grilled octopus,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sidchen2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Evvia has been consistently deliver excellent food after being around for so long. The lamb chops are out of this world!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank F Z
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants. Authentic Greek (I know because my wife and in-laws are Greek) in an American context. Wonderful mezedes (appertizers). I recommend the saganiki. My wife usually has FISH which is invariably wonderful. Or if you are a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank danabangs
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I like this place and we go there from time to time for dinners. I can't testify authenticity of Greek food there and honestly, I don't care; what important for me are - good/excellent food and a nice service, and we have all that in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Alex B
Reviewed 11 December 2018

There are few places around the Peninsula Bay Area that serve actual Greek food. Many places may use the title Greek as a moniker rather than a realistic expectation for the type of food being presented(ie: persian food, which is super tasty and similar in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank megasp2018
Reviewed 1 December 2018

The ambiance is good, though a bit noisy; the service is excellent but the food, at least what our party ordered, wasn't the greatest. My entree was greatly over-salted, though the soup was good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JBuckel
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

My family enjoyed a delicious lunch here. Excellent service. Great atmosphere in the restaurant. Loved the lamb on the spit; great attention paid to make authentic food. High food quality. My only minor complaint is to have more generous appetizer portions. Appetizers aren’t cheap and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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17 January 2018|
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Response from colbyj760 |
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
12 May 2015|
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Response from roinuj63 | 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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