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Ranked #1 of 360 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

This was my second time to dine at Evvia and it was as good as the first. The lamb kabob was excellent. The servers and staff made us feel at home. I will be back on future trips to Palo Alto.

1 Thank Tina V
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133 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“They didn't seem to understand we had a reservation”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We made a reservation with this well regarded, popular restaurant in Palo Alto, California 2 weeks in advance, asking for a "warm" table....(it has been cold in the San Francisco Bay Area). They even called the day before to confirm our reservation, but when we got there, they offered us a choice of 3 tables....2 were directly in front of the entrance door which was a wind tunnel and the third was at a table which was a waiter path and almost directly in the kitchen......noisy and not very pleasant. We took that as there were no other choices given. After we ordered, we noticed a table opening up in a quieter location and asked for it. They did move us and were cordial about it. After that the evening was fine. But since we had made the reservation 2 weeks in advance and confirmed it, and the restaurant is not cheap, I was unhappy at having to "fight for a table"! My husband remarked that it seemed to him, we were treated as if we were "walk ins" with no prior reservation.....he never complains, so it was pretty bad.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank SanFranciscoVoyager
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Palo Alto, California
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Definitely the best restaurant in Palo Alto!”
Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Had the lunch special of grilled Petrale sole with braised chard. Seeing the entire fish on the plate was a bit daunting, but it was beautifully browned and crispy on the outside and tender and moist inside--delicious. The chard was done to perfection and perfectly seasoned. For dessert try their house made yogurt with walnuts, dates and honey. It is truly heavenly. Two of us shared it and could not finish because it was so thick and rich. If you don't see it on the menu ask for it, they always have it.
You can just order off the starters menu on your first visit so you can get a good sampling of what they have to offer.
It is no wonder Evvia is rated #1 in Palo Alto restaurants. Everything is top drawer: decor, service, and above all the menu.

Thank plaidbeagle
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“sit at the bar!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Was there for dinner - no reservation on a busy week night - hung out at the bar with a glass of wine until a table was available, but decided to stay put when seats opened up at the bar. The bartender was VERY impressively knowledgeable about the food prep and the wine list - the food was amazing, the wine recommendations were excellent, the company was great, and the ambiance was lovely -- would love the opportunity to go there again!

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Lisa B
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Redwood City, California
Level 6 Contributor
467 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Delightful for Lunch”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Had a business lunch that was wonderful. The Zucchini Cakes were delicious. The Lamb Kabob was absolutely phenomenal and the mussels were outstanding. We also had the Horiatiki with a side of chicken that we devoured. The bread was fantastic. Mozna was our server, who added to the enjoyment of the meal.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank 1GiantsMS
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