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Evvia

420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 326-0983
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Ranked #1 of 313 restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $45
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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Palo Alto, California, United States
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Try the moussaka. It's delicious! Service was also very attentive. My only complaint was that it was a little pricey.

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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The reason that it's so difficult to get a reservation at Evvia is because this restaurant is consistently excellent. Evvia's offerings, from the bar and wine list, to the appetizers (mezeths), main courses, and finally the desserts are all deliciously memorable and well worth the price. After a perfectly prepared rye Manhattan straight up, our favorite meal at Evvia includes:... More

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Palo Alto, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We have patronized this restaurant since it opened about 20 years ago. The food is consistently of high quality, there are excellent choices for vegetarians, meat eaters, and fish fans. The service is always great. My only complaint is that the noise level gets unbearable at peak hours; we try to come either late for lunch or early for dinner... More

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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Place is super busy, hard to get reservations but worth it. The only downside they know they are good and staff can have an attitude ..

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Sitges, Spain
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219 reviews 219 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Palo Alto is a great place to go to eat if you can find a place to park the car. Evvia is an excellent restaurant, with efficient and friendly service and a creative menu. I had the moussaka and while it was really good, I could have also gone with the lamb shank. If I had a bigger appetite I... More

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Maine, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Went there recently for a relaxed business dinner of 6 people. Service was efficient and friendly, great knowledge of their wine list which was nice to see - especially as they have a very good selection of less known Greek wines. Octopus, grilled artichoke, mushroom, meat ball starters all excellent - we shared and enjoyed. Presentation is homely, but with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This hotel was recommended by a client who told me it was his favourite restaurant in Palo Alto. Thinking that Greek food was essentially all grilled meat and copious feta salad, I was sceptical. Super fresh ingredients and simple straightforward cooking to show those ingredients at their best. We got stuck into the starters (Mezethes) - the Plevrakia was fabulous... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Busy neighborhood gem, so reserve days in advance. Sound levels reasonable for a completely full restaurant. Couples, families and small groups all seem to fit right in here. Food and service were both wonderful. Don't let the "Greek" label put you off, this is more Gourmet than traditional Greek. Grilled Fish and Lamb were spectacular. Very high wine prices, so... More

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We only had starters here so mine is surely an incomplete experience. Things that stood out however were the high quality of the ingredients and a slightly disappointing and overpriced wine selection. The lamb was particularly tasty, while a bean based starter was in my opinion completely botched and overcooked - but the overall food experience was well above average.... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Super good food and the restaurant is warm and inviting. Not easy to secure a reservation. But, always a treat.

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