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About Evvia

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.

420 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Greek

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
University

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 326-0983

Website:
http://www.evvia.net/

Parking Details:
valet available

Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant can accommodate large parties. Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Panos Gogonas: (650) 326-0983

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Evvia Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (43)
Special Occasion (38)
Authentic (32)
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Business Meals (31)
Good for a Date (28)
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Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Fun (20)
Romantic (19)
Healthy (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Seasonal (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tapas (4)
Bar Seating (3)
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Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding dinner ! We had the grilled octopus and Greek salad. I had the grilled branzino for my entree was the best !!! Kind of on the pricey side $300.00 for dinner for 4 but so amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointing. I hope rhis is not the start of a long slow slide.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great ambience, lamb chops were incredible!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Evvia is our favorite restaurant and never disappoints. The food, the staff and their knowledge about the food, and the atmosphere is always extremely pleasant!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a late Valentine dinner on a crowded Saturday night. The service was splendid, notwithstanding the crowd, and the food was first rate-tasty, imaginative, and filling. We came earlier than our reservation but were seated without delay.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Celebrating my birthday with a good friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The waitress was very pleasant and professional. The best Bronzino in town. Everything else was deliciously well. This wasn’t our first time here, and it’s always been great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

This is our favorite Greek restaurant--we can always count on great food and friendly staff here!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (México)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Excelente lugar, buena comida, precio decente, excelente servicio y lugar perfecto para una ocasión especial, llenaron el lugar de globos para Valentine’s Day, todo muy bien, se parece a los danzantes de Coyoacán.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at EVVIA. We are never disappointed! Thank you so much.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Best ribeye I have had!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

There is a reason why this restaurant has been around for so many years..the food is just delicious. Evvia gets everything right. If only it was easier to get a reservation...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The best food in that area !!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent as always. Great friendly service and great food and drinks.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Waiter kept trying to rush us out so was extremely frustrating. Criticized what we had ordered and was trying to push us to more expensive options. Bill was 100 bucks per head so it wasn’t exactly cheap. Not impressed and I had been excited to go for some time. Perhaps we were not the right clientele.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Evvia is a special place; from the quality of the waitstaff to the delicious dishes it is a wonderful experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Evvia’s atmosphere and service is always first class. The bread is outstanding and the wine list is terrific. But the food was fine, not special. This used to be our go-to for a special occasion but we’ll keep looking for a new spot.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Yum all around. Great service, food & server

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We been in dinner. too noisy, service was too pushy and the food was ok
I was two weeks before in lunch which was better, even the fish was better in lunch than dinner.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 1, 2018

As usual Evvia was fantastic. The food is consistently excellent and the service is great. If you haven’t been here it’s one of the places that lives up to its reputation. You have to book a table a week or two in advance but it never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Prices are on the high side even for Palo Alto

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent service and food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food and service were excellent. Our waitress Jessica was wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was excellent as always but the bus boy had no personality whatsoever. Waiter ok but bus boy needs to show some personality.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent service and atmosphere. Most of our menu selections were excellent as well, but made a couple of choices that weren’t quite as good. But now we know! Still love and recommend Evvia!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was my first experience but will not be the last.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We had a great time

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The place isn't anything special, the bar isn't as nice as its sister bar in the city. But, the food is amazing, the staff are gracious and accommodating. The Lamb is a must. It's a loud place and it's really warm, due to open kitchen

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This restaurant always pleases! Food excellence and good service are the draw. I wish it were a little less noisy. Our server was friendly but not intrusive. In an age where many "restaurants" provide both mediocre food and service, Evvia is a standout!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We have heard nice words about the place and finally we got a hard to get reservation. It was absolutely a very pleasant experience: the warm and relaxed environment, the amazing food, the wonderful wine, the great service, everything was perfect!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was superb, very professional: 5 stars.
Dining space is just a wee bit cramped, but otherwise the ambiance was pleasant: 4 stars.
Food was good to very good, with just minor nitpicks, but at this price point....
- The lamb on the skewers could have been trimmed a bit more to remove the inedible membrane (silverskin, not fat).
- The lambchops were prepared perfectly, but the only thing on the plate were the chops and two pieces of potato. Whereas the skewers were accompanied by a small salad that brought color and acidity to the party, there was nothing similar with the chops. (This isn't a complaint about the quantity of food, but rather the completeness of the dish).

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 7, 2018

our server was very accommadating although the menu is not designed with a vegan diet in mind.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

You can never go wrong with Evvia. Excellent and authentic Greek food with friendly service in a warm and inviting environment. My favorite Greek restaurant outside of Greece!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Prompt and professional service. Prompt and professional service. Prompt and professional service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Ambience is good. Food was good, not but outstanding.

There was a mistake in my bill, I got charged for something I did not order. When I pointed it out, they apologized and made my appetizer free, so at least that was good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always love the food and our server was fantastic!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Evvia never disappoints, it has a distinctive style, knows its clientele and consistently delivers a memorable meal. The riblets are not to be missed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Superb service. Thoughtfully prepared, fresh, and flavorful cuisine. A gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Favorite restaurant on the peninsula. Never disappoints

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

awesome fine dining place without the pretentiousness, but the with utmost quality of food, taste, and top notch service. also, very good ambience over all, has a nice, cozy vibe. nice lighting, not too bright, and not dark, just right. We had fresh octopus app, and also the artichoke app - both were very good, and very fresh. then we split a brenzino over baked whole fish - was super fresh and moist/tasty. Love this place.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Vegan, Healthy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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