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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 326-0983
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Ranked #1 of 312 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University
Description: 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.
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Northern California
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The food is simply amazing! Extensive menu - especially the appetizer (mezethes) menu. Tried the kolokithokeftedes (zucchini balls) - they were very tasty. Tried the moussaka, whole grilled fish and Lamb chops. Everything was delicious.! Greek salad could have had fresh tomatoes from a local farm.

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Walnut Creek, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Recently dined with a large party at Evvia, of which afterwards the entire party was raving about our dining experience! Evvia does not have an extremely large dining room, and with no private side rooms, we were set up with 2 tables next to each other in the main dining room. The ambiance is loud and festive, so we fit... More

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United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Easily the best Greek cooking we've ever had. Entrees from the fire pit are always a treat. Fish dishes are some of the most interesting preparations and delicious. This is always a must visit for us when traveling in the peninsula area.

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181 reviews 181 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This highly-rated restaurant serves excellent food that has plenty of eye appeal as well. We made our lunch (for two) out of several starters: octopus (delicious and extremely tender), lamb meatballs (succulent), and brussel sprouts cooked over a wood fire (very tasty). Portions were adequate, but by no means large, and with the food and a couple glasses of wine,... More

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109 reviews 109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love lamb but not everyone does, I appreciate that. Even if you don't like lamb, Evvia is a must, with plenty of other meat and fish options, a buzzing atmosphere and awesome, friendly service. That said, most of the table did have the lamb chops, which were outstanding! One of our party had the sirloin steak which he said... More

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San Jose, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I've been to Evvia many times and I guess I'm not the only one. ;) The only downside is that it is always packed and sometimes it can feel a bit hectic and harried dining there just because of the buzz of activity. But having said that, the food and service are wonderful and you can pretty much close your... More

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California City, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good Mediterranean food choice in Downtown Palo Alto for celebrations and business lunches that we enjoyed

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Palo Alto, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I took some friends to Evvia a few months ago and was extremely impressed by the cuisine, service, and ambiance. I had a Bronzino and it was fantastic. The starters and desert were also of extremely high quality. A great place Togo for a special night!

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Palo Alto
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Hands down the best place for lunch/dinner in Palo Alto. Sit next to the roasting pit to watch the lamb browning or order the grilled octopus for a wonderful delight. Upscale Greek food here. Scrumptuos meals and great service.

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Palo Alto, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love lamb. I've eaten lamb everywhere. And Evvia has THE best lamb chops you can find. Best Greek food you can find. Better than Greece. Service is fantastic from hostess, to the bar, to waiters. Octopus, grilled artichoke, Greek salads, and grilled fish are some of my other favorites. Love love love this place.

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