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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
+1 650-326-0983
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb chops” (76 reviews)
“octopus” (39 reviews)
“galaktoboureko” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly attentive staff. The octopus is grilled to perfection. Portions are large and prepared as you would be served in Greece Atmosphere is full of energy and festive. Can be hard to secure a reservation so plan ahead. You won't be disappointed.

Thank traceypowell613
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience. Great food. Great service. Always a pleasure to come back to Evvia. The coffee is a must have to finish a nice dinner

Thank pallavi m
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food, atmosphere, service. The food is consistently fresh, nicely prepared and presented. Lunch reservations are easier to come by than dinner and both offer a delicious, comprehensive menu.

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Definitely make a reservation. Friendly service, very close tables and a bit noisy with the open kitchen and full house. Very small bar area so it’s tough to wait for a table and have a drink. Grilled octopus was the best we have ever had...More

Thank MrHCooksForYou
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Evvia is our favorite local Palo Alto restaurant for special occasions. It has been great since the month it opened when we first went there. Our anniversary dinner thursday evening was superb. We had early 545 pm reservations, and since Evvia is so popular, that...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Wonderful busy greek restaurant with experienced waiters, Tom, took very good care of us. Definitely need reservations in advance. Spanakopita appetizer best and octopus was interesting. Lamb shank with vegetables substituted for polenta was almost as good as my mother’s and highly recommended. Pestitsio very...More

Thank louisinfl
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Simple greek food, mediocre in quality, but extremely priced.Three years ago much tasty although still overpriced. Service was aggressive,unprofessional an offending experience, a real disaster. Made a reservation for 5:30 PM a day in advance for 6 persons.3 of us have been there at 6PM...More

Thank brondy111
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Tonight I was totally dissappointed by the host's hospitality and the behaviour of the server -Victor. It should have been a happy celebration , however the experience left us with a sour taste and an unwillingness to step over Evvia's Restaurant threshold ever again!! Since...More

Thank edobai
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I had an Amazing Mediterranean fish and I was super excited about it. The service was really good. The atmosphere was cozy and nice.

Thank zakolka1
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I have been a big fan of Estiatorio Kokkari in SF for years, and as they are now booked up weeks in advance, thought I'd try their sister restaurant in Palo Alto, Evvia. Now a Saturday night in Palo Alto is a but of a...More

Thank trvlin_man
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iris m
17 January 2018|
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Response from colby j |
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 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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