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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%
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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 26 October 2015 via mobile

We tried this restaurant based on all the great Yelp reviews and I'm so glad we did. Unsurprisingly, Evvia lives up to their reputation. The appetizers are superb, the lamb is amazing, and the dessert (galaktoburiko) to die for. Our waitress (darn I didn't catch...More

Thank DimSumGirl
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We always have a great meal here. Atmosphere makes it feel special but not stuffy. Service adds to the "special" feel.

Thank adventuremaven
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Let's start with ambiance which is the first thing you notice when you walk in. It's very warm & inviting. The service was absolutely impeccable. Friendly & made us feel like family! The food was by far the highlight of the evening! The lamb chops...More

Thank marlene c
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We had a group of 14 and they managed the ordering and food delivery perfectly. The food came out almost simultaneously and at the appropriate temperatures. I had the rib eye steak and it was as flavorful and juicy as any steak I have ever...More

Thank Ned M
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is definitely a local, go-to restaurant for me. Occasionally I will have a full dinner at a table but more often I like to grab a bite and a great glass of wine at the bar. The bar only has 6 seats so we...More

Thank Mary070727
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Recently enjoyed an excellent lunch there. Very hard to get reservations but arrived on time and seated right away. Service was fast and attentive. Excellent food choices including a terrific starter called fried smelts that were what in London I thibk is ccalled white bait....More

Thank Bob1936
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Everything about Evvia is outstanding - delicious food, cozy and well appointed environment and decorations, attentive/kind/friendly staff. Must get reservations at least 3 weeks in advance!

Thank hksh2014
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent. Excellent is all I can say. We enjoyed the calamari. Lamb burger. Lamb meatballs. House salad. All superior. Fantastic service too. Also try the excellent desserts. Do not pass this place by.

Thank Nick Y
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This restaurant is to Greek food what Il Fornaio is to Italian dining. Standard to good food in manufactured quaint settings. There were really good fish dishes. But there was also unfortuantely probably the worst moussaka I had on the planet; even industrial frozen dinners...More

Thank FM6565
Reviewed 19 October 2015

To be fair, we didn't have a lot of entrees. We weren't that hungry so opted for apps and Greek salads. Beet salad was wonderful but the Brussels sprouts were undergone and overly smoky. Wait staff very professional.

Thank Rick S
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Becky E
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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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