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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
+1 650-326-0983
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb chops” (77 reviews)
“octopus” (37 reviews)
“galaktoboureko” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Evvia is a great choice to impress and indulge yourself and your guests. this restaurant offers great variety of Greek dishes. The ambiance is very pleasant and the service is irreproachable. The only downside about Evvia is its prices. It is a fancy restaurant but...More

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 1 week ago

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in Palo Alto who's dined at Evvia who wouldn't tell you that its the city's best. The food is superb, service is first rate, and the ambiance is warm welcoming.

Thank speeps
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend, who is a gourmand, invited us to Evvia. So, I know we were in for a treat. It was a Thursday night, and the place was packed! He ordered for us, and each dishes was delicious! Among others, I enjoyed the following -...More

Thank khamen77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only come here some times. It is not outrageously expensive, but nearly so, given Palo Alto prices. Service was impeccable. Food was just OK this time, with good but slaty ravioli and a fresh bream grilled to perfection. bread was a little sale (maybe...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here as part of a fairly large group. Service was exceptional and as attentive as if I was part of a party of 2. The appetizers were wonderful, and the lamb chops among the best I've had. Dessert was decadent and the bread...More

Thank travelguyPa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and delicious food. We had the pita and dips and then soups and salad. Everyone liked their food. The staff was lovely and made us feel very welcome.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everything from bread to dessert was delicious. The octopus was cooked perfectly, the lamb was tender and delicious. Get your reservation weeks in advance and enjoy.

Thank NextstopNewZealand
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Perfect casual upscale lunch destination with an excellent menu, good service, open air seating, filled with diners enjoying their meal while in deep conversation about work or friends.

Thank Pearl T
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I never get tired of Evvia. It is our go-to spot for special occasions in Palo Alto. Getting a reservation can be challenging but it is worth it. We never get tired of the range and quality of food and the ambiance. The front window...More

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Our party of 6 enjoyed a WONDERFUL meal on a Sunday evening, October 22. From the outstanding appetizers to the magnificent entrees the meal was spectacular!! I will make certain to return when in their neighborhood again in the future. I can't recommend the place...More

Thank David H
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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 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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