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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604 (University)
+1 650-326-0983
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unbelievable service, unbelievably tasty food, and absolutely fantastic management! We walked onto the Resturant on a busy Friday night without reservation. The manager politely and cordially informed us that he is a week in advance booked BUT he will try to get us onto the bar, if we were interested. He asked for our mobile phone number with offer to... More 

Thank sharmadb
Ribeirao Preto, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well decorated place, ample, with good service, excellent options of Greek food. Excellent wine list, including Greeks. Portions are reasonably sized, the price would be a bit above average. Good for group or romantic dinner

Thank raferria
Palo Alto, California, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Evvia has been a dependable place for well prepared food served in warmly and comfortably decorated surroundings. A number of familiar and well prepared menu items with occasional special offerings bring us back periodically. The service is friendly and attentive but not obnoxious.

Thank Ben S
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have eaten at Evvia twice. I would eat there every night if I could! The first time we had 8 appetizers and wine..we love all but one which was good just not excellent. The other 7 were all fabulous, full-flavored and gorgeous presentation. Service was excellent and knowledgable about gluten and dairy allergies! Second time we... More 

Thank Lauren H
Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fried Sheep cheese with the special green peppers (seasonal peppers) is to die for, as are the Gigante beans and good zukini cakes. Great place for a vegetarian like me. Awesome ambience, a bit on the expensive side. Great place to celebrate or when one feels like splurging a bit. - radhika shah

Thank Radhika S
Santa Clara, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed our entrees. I did however feel that our party was being rushed and could have gotten a bit more attention from the server. Overall we had a great time.

Thank JonMSCU
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with local friends. I just loved it. It was very busy but that gave a good vibe. Our waiter chose appetisers for us and they were great. And my main course grilled sea bass was superb. I'm not sure what's the dessert was, but it also was outstanding. Probably the best food I've had in the US... More 

Thank Rebecca D
County Dublin, Ireland
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great setting for s business lunch, and delicious food. Combined with the most attentive restaurant staff. In all my restaurant experiences I will never forget this lunch due to the staff. Great service during the meal, and the kindest of staff. I nearly missed my flight out, due to no taxis (beware!) - the waiter Luca kindly took me to... More 

Thank GloryRoad1
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was magnificent beginning to end. The taramasalata was delightful, great crusty chewy bread, better ouzo. Gigante beans were perfect. And the lamb special stewed on orzo was so good I wanted to lick the skillet. Best of all, the waiter suggested a great affordable wine, was happy to let us order as much or little as we wanted, and... More 

Thank Ken A
San Francisco, California
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155 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Evvia has been consistently good food and service for over 2 decades. We started off with some great wine Colgin 2004 Red followed by a Cotes du Rhine red. We had ordered a appetizer platter that had Dolmas and 3 spreads(Humus, Baba Ghanoush) and pitas. We had a Moussaka and their signature wood fire grilled pork. It is hard to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $45
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-0983
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?