Evvia

4.8
3162 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food in a warm and inviting environment. A little bit pricey but well worth it.

BB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

all was very good but our waiter forgot about refilling our water glasses after we paid. would have liked more water while we visited. otherwise, excellent.

ST
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit after hearing about it from many friends. The food was amazing from start to finish! We had the special salad, fish and dessert. All were the best I had ever had. Loved it and will return soon.

l
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing food. This place is an institution of great food

DB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal and the service from our waiter. Were a little surprised at the cost of the wines. Some Cabernet Sauvignon we know the price of, was more than five times the retail cost. I understand restaurants mark prices up, but this was exceptional.

D
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have dined at Evvia in Palo Alto and the San Francisco location several times. We've never been disappointed. The rotisserie pork special of the evening was cooked to perfection, succulent and a hefty portion. Others had the fish entrees of salmon and sole, no one was disappointed. Accompanying sides were the Greek salad and octopus appetizer. Both were well appreciated. For dessert we had the nectarine and cherry tart with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. The crust was mouthwateringly crumbly and buttery. Had I not surprisingly eaten my entire entree, I could have had a full dessert but it was big enough to share.
The service was prompt and friendly. The atmosphere lively and we were seated by an open doorway, which made the noise level tolerable in terms of conversation. Evvia is a restaurant to which we return when in the Palo Alto or San Francisco area.

LM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant

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K
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to dine here. Food is delicious, service is phenomenal. Thank you!

RT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for business or personal, always consistently delicious

K
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch, great service, nice decor! will be definitely back

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants, but so popular that it's not possible to have dinner here spontaneous any more. We came for an anniversary celebration and had a great time. The grilled octopus, riblets, whole fish, and lamb skewer were all spot on and delicious. Service was solid, and the host came by to ensure everything was to our satisfaction at the end of our meal. Despite an early reservation (5:30pm), we didn't feel rushed to leave, and I really appreciated that since we were having a great conversation. Thanks!

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! we enjoyed our time there tremendously. The staff was very considerate and professional but not overwhelming and the ambiance is understated elegant. We will be back.

M
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I used to be a big fan of evvia, until this lunch with my team, the wait between appetizers and entries really ruined our lunch experience, I dont get what made us have to wait 30 mins between our appetizers and entries without providing any explanations. Yes, I can see lunch time, the restaurant is pretty busy , but that cannot explain the long wait。 My fish arrived without having salt or favor on it, I could barely finished half of it.

Super disappointed, I would not recommend to my friends especially for the lunch

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner for two. Server was wonderful, very attentive with good timing. Kept the food & drink coming and never impeded the flow of conversation. Both ordered fish. Perfectly done. Just a great time.

MD
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant in Palo Alto in our opinion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Each course was too heavy. I do not recommend those who likes rather gentle tastes.

FO
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Evvia. Our favorite go-to for special occasions.

DO
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. Enjoyed the lamb chops. I have the same dish every time we come! Can't wait to come back.

L
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and service!

c
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely early dinner. The food was fantastic🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
We had 4 appetizers, the spanakopita, the lamb meatballs, the grilled artichoke and eggplant skewers, and the English Pea Salad... all were extremely good.
We shared the Moussaka for the main and the Baklava for dessert, both were wonderful. The service was very good but a little fast paced. The dining room is nice but it was totally full so it was a bit noisy.
We will definitely come back again when we are in the area

RA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

So we have eaten her many times over the last 12 years and the food on this occasion was a bit off. Still very good, but not worth $200 for what we had. Also had to flag down the waiter to get another glass of wine. This was bit shocking too. We are not food snobs by any stretch, but when going here for our anniversary dinner and paying top-dollar, it was a bit of a dissapointment.

Lastly, they called me 2 days in a row to confirm my reservation. Would they cancel if I hadn't called back? Not sure they should be on OpenTable if they are going to bother you during work hours about confirming.

C
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

EVVIA if you can get a reservation is great! Lamb chops were excellent!

ZK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. This is just last of my many visits. Can’t wait to repeat it.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taking mom to a surprise dinner. Great service and an amazing meal.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service!

LP
Washington DC
231 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved every bite: watermelon salad, gigante beans, chicken kabob. And the service was perfection.

j
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Greek food in the Bay Area!!

YX
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lamb chop is not as our expectations. Same price can get 3 piece with better flavor at taramine but only 2 at Evvia.

l
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was excellent! I made a reservation for 2 for my husband's birthday. His son decided to come and they were very nice to accommodate us at the last minute. Much appreciated!

LG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my fav restaurant in bay area, every time we come we have amazing time and good experience

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and terrific service!

AB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Th ambiance at Evvia is very warm and welcoming! The food is fabulous and all of the employees work hard to make sure you enjoy your dining experience!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service, good food !

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Our reservation was for noon. We arrived at the restaurant at 12:05 pm and they had given our table away. While the Manager came to speak with us at 12:20 pm and sat us at the bar and offered us complementary drinks (which we declined as it was in the middle of the day), they only seated us at a table at 12:45 pm.

MG
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Evvia never disappoints. I was entertaining an out of town guest who was thrilled with the delicious dinner. Thank you. Thank

AS
Michoacán
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We went two nights in a row. The first night it took our waiter about 45 minutes to take our order. The food overall is delicious. The second night my wife asked for ravioli and the taste was not to our liking the rest of the dishes were super good.

M
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend Evvia. The ambience, the food and the service couldn't be any better.

AS
Michoacán
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and superb. The service it depends on who your server is . The first night we went David was our server and he took about 45 minutes to take our order. The second day was Sarah and she was more attentive.

CJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I and my boyfriend had lunch at Evvia. All the dishes were delicious and the service was great.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, ambiance and service!

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