Excellent as AlwaysEviva is always great food, light, tasty and fast service for lunch...6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnerThe food was really good and very close to the Greek traditional taste. It is a little pricy, but it is equivalent to the quality of the food. I would prefer bigger quantities for appetizers, but what they have are not bad at all.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMask your waiterThis is the sister restaurant of Kokkari in SF. Been there before, liked it, but wasn't to die for.
Here we asked the waiter for recommendations and were not disappointed.
Appeitizers (grilled calamari, fried cheese) and entry (lamb shank) were heavenly, dessert and wine were excellent as well.
Asking for our waiter's suggestions helped!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodThis is one of our favorite restaurant in Palo Alto. We have eaten here many times and always leave happy and satisfied. Their grilled lamp chops and Galaktoboureko (traditional phyllo wrapped vanilla bean semolina custard with pistachio ice cream) are to die for, definitely a must order. We also had their daily special lamb (not quite as good the the lamb chops), artichoke soup, calamari and greek salad. Everything was good although I was a bit disappointed with the greek salad as it was not as flavorful as I remembered it to be. A great meal and as usual, we left as happy customers.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreek a la Palo AltoEvvia has lasted for so long for a reason: it has really good food, fine drinks (including wine) and a definitely Palo Alto ambience. We live in Oregon, and hadn't been to Evvia since we lived in the Bay Area, so I was glad that I remembered to make a reservation at least two weeks ahead. My salmon was exquisite, my Cosmo perfect and the service understated, but professional. I have recommended it to other visitors and locals, with a warning to make an early reservation, or miss out.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Greek cuisineWe had an exceptional lunch, as usual, at evvia. The lemon soup, the dalmathes and the moussaka were my go to favorites and did not disappoint. Better than traveling to Greece to eat! Service was spot on.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful old-world charm!From the beautiful old-world Mediterranean décor, the excellent Greek food, to the professional and engaging staff, my family and I had a delightful celebration dinner.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding knowledgeableOutstanding knowledgeable cheerful service was provided by our server,5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousThe food is super flavorful and presented in an appealing way. Atmosphere is cozy. Not a lot of vegetarian items, but the ones available are well worth having (the soup of the day was vegan and superb). It's a good idea to make reservations, even midday/midweek.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Greek foodAnd I'm half Greek. If you want Greek yogurt that's the real thing, order it in the dessert -- homemade and comes with walnuts, dates, and local honey. We did the appetizers and each one was a gem.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEvviaEvvia has become one of our special restaurants despite its energetic noise level. The food was well prepared with the server looking after us in a most friendly caring way. We have eaten there on many special occasions and will continue to do that.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne word, Galaktoboureko !Evvia's version of the Galaktoboureko is so awesome!
It is perfect with a cup of Greek coffee.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food but only OK serviceWe enjoyed the food however kept having to ask the server to replenish the Olive Oil and bread and the food took a long time to get to the table. Because we were over to the side, tucked into a little nook, the noise level was bearable. I would go again however not if I were in any kind of time pressure.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Greek FoodEvvia continues to deliver great food in a lovely setting with terrific service!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch-birthday celebration!!!Staff is great, very customer oriented and brought a courtesy ice cream with a candle for dessert because they knew it was my wife's birthday!!
You can make your special request with Open Table while making your reservation online and the staf will do whatever is possible to accomodate you!!!
5 stars well deserved!!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd time as good as the 1stAgain, Evvia was superb in all aspects. Highly recommended is the grilled octopus- melt in the mouth!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day DinnerEvvia again was outstanding! We were greeted and seated as soon as we arrived even though they were packed for Mother's Day. The service as well as the food were excellent and the ambience was perfect .
Evvia remains our go to place for a great dinner and a just all around excellent evening in Palo Alto.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEvvia is our restaurant of choiceWe celebrate special occasions with our family at Evvia. When the family meets in Palo Alto, this is our restaurant of choice. The food is excellent as well as fabulous service. Keep up the good work!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, a little priceyThe best lamb chops in the Bay Area. In general - creative menu with many interesting options, both appetizers and main dishes.
The lamb chops are so good that I always consider also the riblets as the appetizer...
If the prices were more affordable - I'd eat at Evvia much more often...5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful, As UsualWe brought our 3-year-old and 2-year-old for an early dinner. The wait staff was fantastic with our girls--bringing covered cups, catering to them first, and offering half-portions for their smaller tummies. Our waitress was also wonderful. She really knew her stuff and was so prompt with all of our orders. While not a "kid-friendly" place, I would definitely recommend for well-behaved kids who like to eat. Everyone was wonderful and we had a great night celebrating our special occasion.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Mediterranean in the Bay!Perfect for date night, my boyfriend and I ensured our place at the restaurant by using opentable to make reservations. We arrived early and were able to be seated a few minutes before our reservation. The service was great. I ordered the swordfish and my boyfriend ordered the lambchops and they were both amazing. The greek salad we ordered beforehand was amazing too! Great wine list, and the restaurant is nicely decorated and very ambient!
Highly recommended!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant In Palo AltoOne of the few places where quality exceeds price, and beautiful ambiance. If you're going to spend money on a high-end restaurant in Palo Alto, this is the place.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMRelaxed Fine DiningThis is one of the first times I've dined at a popular restaurant where the experience wasn't rushed. Our waiter was kind, concientious, and catered to our needs in a warm, relaxed manner. The food was amazing!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe octopus appetizer wasThe octopus appetizer was amazing. I had the best lamp chops ever here! And desert called Galaktoboureko was heavenly. Stellar service and cozy atmosphere. I would highly recomment this gem.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food Outstanding service VeGreat Food
Very enjoyable experience every time we go4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter was excellent! FoodWaiter was excellent! Food was very good. Had the roasted lamb which was one lamp chop sliced up to look like you were getting a lot more of a "roasted" lamb carving they were touting as the special of the evening. Potatoes accompanying the lamb were much too on the lemon tart side. Not a restaurant to go to if you a looking to carry on a conversation with your spouse on the other side of the table due to the noise level.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a restaurant at theThis is a restaurant at the top of the game, to which others are compared, and seldom equal. The best Mediterranean cuisine anywhere, with staff and setting to match. Everything about this dining experience is memorable. Hard to get a reservation, but well worth the extra effort.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time atThis was my first time at this restaurant and only my 2nd experience with Greek food. I LOVED IT! The food was amazing. I created my own combo plate pairing up the moussaka and the lamb riblets (riblets on the appetizer menu). My mom had the lamb chops. We started off with a combination of dips and pita bread. And finished w/custard wrapped in philo. It was all delicious! It was very busy throughout the restaurant and bar. Our waiter was pretty busy but that did not effect his attentiveness with each of his tables. Great food, great service, exciting yet cozy atmosphere, and I can't wait to go back. Yum!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a perfectly good restaurantThis is a perfectly good restaurant. The food is well prepared. The service is straightforward. What it's missing is a certain energy level and spirit. It seems more like a cash cow business enterprise than a place to get a special meal. Wealthy Silicon Valley types go in, drop a couple hundred bucks, and walk out. The San Francisco cousin of this restaurant serves almost exactly the same food, but there is a sense of service there and joy there that just makes Evvia seem dull in comparison. It's also a prettier restaurant and setting. Plus when you're done with your meal you can take a walk along the bay. I'd go up to San Francisco next time I wanted high end Greek food.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe appetizers, salads, andThe appetizers, salads, and entrees that my wife and I shared were all outstanding. The waitress was very attentive and our lunch was most enjoyable. Evvia serves some of the best tasting Greek food I have had on the Peninsula, and we will be sure to return in the near future.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEvvia is the ideal spot toEvvia is the ideal spot to get your Greek food fix. You can easily make a meal of the small plates, but don't forget about the delectable rotisserie of the day (usually lamb) or the fish of the day. You might even consider skipping lunch, to make sure you have room for dessert after dinner.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was first class,but soThis was first class,but so was the price. A wee bit on the expensive side, especially for appetizers.3 appetizers a n d 2 soups and a glass of beer and a glass of wine,$75??4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to Evvia three timesI've been to Evvia three times now and have my favorites. It does not disappoint EVER. The ambiance is great, the service exemplary, the food to die for, and the price very reasonable. My favorite place to go or bring someone to impress with great tasting food. Exemplary restaurant.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently outstanding food.Consistently outstanding food. There was nothing our table didn't LOVE - from apps to main entrees, even the coffee after the meal.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThey were really nice aboutThey were really nice about pushing back our reservation, even though they were very busy. Wonderful food and great service!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEvvia, as always, was exceptionalEvvia, as always, was exceptional - the food and service was impeccable.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I went for MezethesMy friend and I went for Mezethes only as it was already quite late. There was plenty to choose from and we were very happy with our choices, especially the Crispy Zucchini Cakes, which were divine. Very good olive was served. Although the sourdough that was served was excellent, something Greek would have been nicer. We had each a glass of white wine from Santorini, which was a very good recommendation from our waiter. Altogether, a really enjoyable dinner and we will be back for a full meal as soon as possible.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDining in styleWe had a wonderful dinner, fantastic service - prompt and immediate, food was excellent.
We were seated in a very bad place near the kitchen and were moved immediately without questioning to a better table.
One setback: very surprised that had no birthday treat!? For example, we celebrated our anniversary there 2 months prior, and received complimentary dessert. This time nothing was offered.
Otherwise best place to celebrate my birthday.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good food atConsistently good food at reasonable prices. Grilled fish is always succulent and tasty and the lamb shank is a perennial favorite. Taramosalata with warm pita is a great way to start with the grilled octopus, which is delicious. One of the better restaurants in the valley.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGooThe food was outstanding and cooked to perfection. What really brought all together for us was their friendly staff. Our waitress was a gem. She made suggestions for us while we struggled with so many wonderful choices that we truly enjoyed.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMauthenticWe're from Greece, and Evvia and Kokkari are the only restaurants that really hit the nail on the head as far as authentic Greek food is concerned.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent,beautifullyAlways excellent,beautifully prepared food. Makes me want to goback to Greece. Very noisy however.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I love comingMy husband and I love coming here for special occasions (anniversaries, birthdays, and when his mom is in town). We love the saghanaki (fried cheese...OMG...so good!), the arnisia padakia (lamb chops), and the chocoalate lava cake/sokalatina. Nowhere else compares to their chocolate lava cake! However, we discovered the filo dough filled with vanilla creme dessert (their most popular dessert) and have a new favorite. You won't go wrong here! The food, service, ambiance is the best!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMom and Son Special DinnerMy son (10) and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Evvia last Saturday night. The atmosphere makes you feel as though you are in a restaurant in Greece. Our server was attentive, helpful, and even took time to teach us a few phrases of Greek, when we asked for them. The mussel appetizer was "nostimo!" as was the lamb shank and lamp chops. Although stuffed, we split a dessert of what had to be the best homemade cherry ice cream and a warm chocolate cake. I would recommend this restaurant for a jovial special occasion or a fabulous date night.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my second time hereThis is my second time here and I find the service, ambiance, and appetizers to be outstanding but for the price, the entrees don't knock my socks off.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a party of four andWe were a party of four and had a great time. Food, service, atmosphere was great.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect special occassion restauranI'm not from the area, but was looking to treat my team at work to a special dinner. I found Evvia online and from the reviews I read, this place sounded ideal. Turns out the food and the service were impeccable. Everyone at the table devoured their food. The arugula pesto ravioli, with wild mushrooms and spring vegetables, was hands-down the best ravioli I’ve tasted. And the service *almost* overshadowed the food. We couldn’t have been better taken care of. 5 stars all the way!!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to Evvia twice nowI've been to Evvia twice now and each time it was a totally great experience. The food is excellent. I have also been pleased with the wine list. Great wine by the glass to complement the food. The service is very good. It is always crowded and I see why. I am looking forward to coming back.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMStick with the meat.. FishStick with the meat.. Fish dishes not special and rather dull.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AMyumFood & service outstanding. Only issue was that we were seated by window on cold night & their heat wasn't working well.
But after about 3 hot teas, started to warm some, Was 2 birthdays & they gave us wonderful desserts.
It is hands done my favorite restaurant.1/13/2013 12:00:00 AM