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Evvia, Palo Alto, CA
Evvia, Palo Alto, CA
Evvia, Palo Alto, CA
Evvia, Palo Alto, CA
Evvia, Palo Alto, CA
Award-winning

Evvia

4.8
4.8
4441 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 79 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 326-0983
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mario Ortega
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Maria Arizu / Maria@evvia.net: (650) 326-0983
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Palo Alto
  • Cross street
    Between University and Lytton
  • Parking details
    Valet is available Thursday, Friday and Saturdays during dinner service only.
  • Public transit
    CalTrain - University Avenue
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,441 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Mediterranean

  • Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Peninsula

    Most Booked

4,441 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Evvia is one of our favorite restaurants in the Bay Area for celebrations big and small. The staff make the diners feel like family and the Greek food is authentic and superb!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cheerful and helpful service team. Food is delicious

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  3. StevenA

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Fish debone was sloppy and plating sloppy as well. Lots of bones in it and reassembly poor. Dish was also cold. Server did not check back and by time did so had gone ahead and just ate it. When he finally asked how it was when I was done I told him the issues. No response at all. Continued to ask if I wanted desert or coffe as if things were perfect. Very disappointed and was looking so forward to it. Give reviews guess is jurt an off night but seemed a lot like taking guest experience for granted to me .

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  4. AmyF

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had wonderful service from Siri! Thank you, Siri. I had not been to Evvia in several years and when my son told me he had very much enjoyed a meal there, I was thinking, "What is wrong with this picture?" So I booked a table! No regrets. We sat near kitchen so it did get a little warm for a sweater, as we were dressed for the outdoors. Siri was so helpful in making suggestions. I highly recommend the whole fish, and the artichoke/eggplant dishes. Everything we ordered was nostimo! Kali Orexi!

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  5. Supalink

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a solid experience. Excellent food, hospitable service. Neighborhood classic.

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  6. RajeevM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, my regular go-to place delivered! Thanks

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  7. RachelC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Sunday lunch with excellent and thoughtful service and super tasty food

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  8. KerriK

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Only our 2nd time at Evvia, but we have been patrons of Kokkari in SF for years. We didn’t want a heavy dinner before our party, so we didn’t order our typical rib eye, which is always awesome. Instead, we ordered the rotisserie chicken and it was almost too dry to eat. Also ordered the prawns in chili butter and the meat was so fused to the shell that I barely got 3 bites. Our waiter was either too busy or inattentive as he was often not available. Not our best experience for a $160 dinner...

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  9. Anonymous

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best restaurant in the south bay Panos and Maria are the best !! They make you feel so welcome and you don’t get kind of better hospitality than them !!!

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  10. CPO1

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal with great good, exceptional service and a nice ambience.

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  11. Bird

    San Francisco

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Try the whole grilled fish and the artichoke starter. End with baklava without syrup and give it a e cream to someone else as baklava should be crisp, not soggy. Don’t ruin it with syrup and ice cream. I asked for mine plain and gave away the ice cream

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here and we wanted to try but all! We had the lamb chops, Greek salad, feta and blistered tomatoes, octopus, as well as the moussaka and lamb burger. Everything was perfect, the flavors were so amazing, everything was so fresh made to order, you can tell they take pride in their food.

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  13. John

    San Antonio

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is always top notch. Evvia never disappoints.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sister to Kokkari ... my favorites SF restaurant. And it was just good! Great service, food, and ambiance.

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  15. Talin21

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I asked the waiter no olives since I’m allergic to olives, all of our food had olives…had to order extra food since I couldn’t eat any of it

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  16. MG15

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Evvia is always wonderful! Food, service, and experience are fantastic.

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  17. Amerino

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I asked to modify a dish and it came out perfectly.

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  18. JillC

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy the delicious food and warm ambiance of Evvia. We both ordered lamb souvlaki and shared a large chocolate and vanilla sundae. Service was friendly and responsive, except when we were first seated. We were starting to feel rather neglected because the waiter didn’t come around for at least 10 minutes.

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  19. praks

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food quality was excellent. Lamb riblets, grilled fish of the day, flatbread were all excellent. Portion sizes are small to moderate size. Ambience was great. Not noisy

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  20. Jean

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, the food and service were wonderful!! We ate in the patio and the nose level there is much lower than indoors. There were a few louder parties, but not bad at all. It's always a pleasure to go to Evvia!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Evvia has been Palo Alto’s best restaurant for decades. Only surprise that a phone pay is not accepted. Bring your credit card

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  22. Marilyn

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Moved us to another table where there was less glare from the windows. Very accommodating. If there was a 6th star, I would give the food a 6. Even better than I remember

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always! We loved our waiter as well. I don’t remember his name but he was 10/10. Thank you for a wonderful experience for my father and I. -The Svehlas

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  24. KarenS

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply an awesome restaurant with superb food! One of my all time favs!

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  25. Mmmm

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Our favorites are the grilled branzino and lamb chops

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  26. Boris

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jagaa, our server, was extremely helpful! The food was very good.

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  27. LorriG

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place always The food the service the ambiance is amazing

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  28. Manila2015

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food good - as always — but service was rushed and cleared so quickly that had to ask for cutlery etc for next course which arrived without benefit of cutlery.

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  29. Foodsnob

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and staff. Great front office managers coordinating the guests

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  30. Burner2returner

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service and equally excellent food. My group of 5 all remarked at the excellence of the meal.

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  31. miki1126

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is by far the best Greek food in the area (Palo Alto/Los Altos)!

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  32. RazB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was beautiful evening. The food was amazing and I highly recommended

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  33. JulieB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food in a festive hip setting

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  34. JamesJ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would tell you how great the food and service was, and how much we enjoyed the evening, but I don’t want to make reservations harder to get as we are returning! Not only great meat and seafood, but wonderful vegetarian dishes. And desserts were over the top!

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  35. MariaP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional! From the mezethes to the desserts. The service is always top notch and we love Panos and Maria (Managers) Euxaristo <3

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  36. PatrickS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best service….Gino was great !! He is an expert at ensuring the customers really enjoy the experience. Very attentive and friendly. In addition, the other team members were extremely customer oriented, polite, competent and friendly. Totally impressed by the atmosphere and the food was superb. The meal was perfect. We started with Saganaki appetizer (a favorite), then a super fresh Greek salad. Lamb chops just perfect. We ended with Galaktoboureko (phyllo wrapped vanilla bean semolina custard with pistachio ice cream). We have been here before, and are always up for return visits. It truly is a special place

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  37. Jessica

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic experience at Evvia! The service was top notch and every course was spectacular! I highly recommend this place!

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  38. JessicaC

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food and the staff is very accomdating and professional

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  39. Friendway

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm and welcoming service! Seated immediately in part of the restaurant we requested. Prawn starter was skimpy (just three shrimps). Generally the flavors were excellent. Lamb meatballs and dessert were fantastic.

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  40. DC17

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing experience! The food was tasty, fresh, and incredible. Highly recommend Evvia!

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FAQs

Evvia is rated 4.8 stars by 4441 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 79 times today
Google Map for Evvia

420 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Between University and Lytton
  • Neighborhood
    Palo Alto
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet is available Thursday, Friday and Saturdays during dinner service only.
  • Public transit
    CalTrain - University Avenue
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mario Ortega
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 326-0983
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Maria Arizu / Maria@evvia.net: (650) 326-0983
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