Evvia

4.8
3694 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Sister restaurant of Kokkari, Evvia has been serving authentic rustic Greek cuisine since 1995. Our fresh fish, savory roasted meats and grilled and roasted vegetables are perked up with a squeeze of lemon, a splash olive oil, and Mediterranean herbs. There is perfection in simplicity.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3694 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
RT
1RTA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our family really likes Evvia. The food is *always* good, and the daily specials are interesting and never disappointing. While our server was responsive, there was a bit of overbearing style about him - an insistence that indicated he was in a hurry.

k
katie
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best dining experience in PA. Food and service was again phenomenal!

S
Sorella
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back at one of our favorites! We had the special: roasted leg of lamb - yum!

RO
RichardO
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service! My favorite restaurant in Palo Alto.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

E
vipE2diner
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evvia continues to excel with their great food and service. Always a treat to go there.

NB
vipNancyB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything, except for the $10 charge for a bottle of sparkling water.

E
vipEmma
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing—fresh, perfectly seasoned and cooked. Octopus was tender and so good that we ordered seconds. The galaktoboureko was out of this world. Service top notch—attentive yet unobtrusive. The outdoor seating was quaint, comfortable, and nicely decorated. Pricey but worth it for a special and memorable meal.

F
Frederick57
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always. Lamb was crazy tasty and sea bass fresh and delicious.

AC
AlexC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going since the pandemic started. Outdoor seating was very nicely done and decorated. Food was excellent as usual. I hope they keep the outdoor dining as an option. Great place for a special occasion.

w
vipwjk1
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVVIA is our favorite restaurant in Santa Clara. Food is always great, service perfect and outside dinning feels like Europe

O
vipOutandabout
San Francisco
390 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. We were seated promptly and quickly had water and bread brought to our table. Excellent food and service. The Lamb skewers, lemon rotisserie chicken and the grilled octopus were standouts. Our waiter was friendly and professional. The dessert special was a wonderful Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Huckleberry Sauce. Perfect end to our meal.

LB
LouisB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No problem at all! It was perfect service and very nice employees

AT
vipAlixT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Mediterranean food we have ever eaten! Great ambience and service, too! Can’t wait to go back!

PG
vipPedalGirl
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience to enjoy!

TH
vipTristaH
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience as usual :) 1st time eating outside and it was lovely. Food was fabulous as well as our service! Our server was very attentive and charming. The Hostess graciously accommodated us after having to push back our rez. and we were so appreciative. Had a great birthday dinner, TY Evvia :)

MB
MrBelvedere
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, food came out promptly and everything was delicious! Servers were wonderful and overall highly recommended!

O
vipOmnivore4ever
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outside dining option. Tables nicely spaced. Food predictably good-the whole grilled fish & Greek salad are long time favorites & the yogurt sorbet dessert is the best! Great wine selection & excellent service always. We’ve been coming here for years & they never disappoint.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place to. dine on Greek cuisine and the ambiance is off the chart!

C
Czamaram
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food, expert and helpful service, and lively but not distracting atmosphere. We will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Birthday Dinner. Always a great time.

NS
NSreviews
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6th or so time going there. Food is excellent as usual (not a bad dish on the menu). Service is excellent as usual (attentive and personable staff). Sat indoors this time, but with as much airflow as the restaurant is getting as it's been modified, it seems safer vs. indoor dining at other restaurants. Evvia is easily my favorite restaurant on the peninsula.

C
Cathleen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary, and the staff were kind enough to get us a choice table and congratulate us multiple times throughout the evening. All of the food was delicious, with the lamb chops as the true star. Our server recommended the perfect bottle of Greek wine to accompany our dishes.

ML
vipMLDostum
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for romantic night out

DM
DennisM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a very special place for that special occasion.

PC
vipPCM627
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service and good since 2019. Always great,

l
viplivetoeat
San Francisco
187 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch outdoors on the patio...tables spaciously positioned for social distancing..lovely atmosphere, excellent service and the menu! Oh the delicious varied menu! Excellent!

P
vipPpsj
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lamb ever!

Report
M
vipMarc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since COVIID, still as excellent as ever

T
Tsitsi
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. The dessert at the top of the menu (forget the name) was absolutely amazing!

T
Tiger1976
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

The food at Evvia is always fantastic, and the service is impeccable. My complaint is with management. I understand that bringing your dog - or in this case, dogs - to dinner is a thing these days. But bringing dogs that bark and yip constantly makes the experience trying for other diners. The people at the table next to us brought two pomeranians in a stroller, so we had stereo yipping all through our meal. If management cannot find a solution to this, I will not go back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Not cheap, but worth it. Go!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was really nice and professional. The food was great abd interesting - and we had a great time.
The ribeye dish was spectacular!

DT
vipDonnaT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still perfect after all these years. Moussaka is wonderful !!

j
jose
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, one of the best restaurants in the Stanford area. Great service; excellent food quality and taste; Highly recommended.

P
Pdunk
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptionally good. It deserves 6 stars. The service was outstanding. Eating outdoors was pleasant.

FT
FotisT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were seated promptly on arrival and our table was in a nice location . The hostess who greeted and seated us was very welcoming and hospitable.
The food & portions were very good and brought to our table at a nice pace . The food prices are quite fair .

The only downside was our server’s demeanor. She was not hospitable , never smiled and came across as if she was not enjoying her job . She never asked if we liked was we were eating .

The food runners and other support staff were the opposite.

No one in management stopped at our table to briefly ask if we were enjoying our meal .

o
vipomarj
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

FAQs

Evvia is rated 4.8 stars by 3694 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.