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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
+1 650-326-0983
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb chops” (76 reviews)
“octopus” (37 reviews)
“galaktoboureko” (13 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
All hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I ate here as part of a fairly large group. Service was exceptional and as attentive as if I was part of a party of 2. The appetizers were wonderful, and the lamb chops among the best I've had. Dessert was decadent and the bread...More

Thank travelguyPa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and delicious food. We had the pita and dips and then soups and salad. Everyone liked their food. The staff was lovely and made us feel very welcome.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything from bread to dessert was delicious. The octopus was cooked perfectly, the lamb was tender and delicious. Get your reservation weeks in advance and enjoy.

Thank NextstopNewZealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect casual upscale lunch destination with an excellent menu, good service, open air seating, filled with diners enjoying their meal while in deep conversation about work or friends.

Thank Pearl T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I never get tired of Evvia. It is our go-to spot for special occasions in Palo Alto. Getting a reservation can be challenging but it is worth it. We never get tired of the range and quality of food and the ambiance. The front window...More

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 6 enjoyed a WONDERFUL meal on a Sunday evening, October 22. From the outstanding appetizers to the magnificent entrees the meal was spectacular!! I will make certain to return when in their neighborhood again in the future. I can't recommend the place...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Evvia is a very charming good restaurant. Upmarket but still very cosy. We remembered it from 2 years ago, so going back based on this , is a compliment as such. First night fully booked, so we made a reservation for the next day. The...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I would come here once a year and it is consistently great food and service. Sharing dishes is a must to try all the wonderful choices. Despite always being busy you are never felt rushed.

Thank debbie t
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent quality ingredients and cooking style. Highly recommend for a predictable delicious American style meal especially for those who enjoy rack of lamb and red meats.

Thank naokofujii
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Evian has more Greek than anything other kind of cuisine. Love, love, love the family style plates ( small to large ). The bread is flaky, the cheeses ooze with flavor, the meats are plum with juice and flavor and by the time desert rolls...More

Thank Silvertiger
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2 November 2017|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
According to two websites, Evvia offers some gluten-free options.
Becky E
13 May 2015|
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Response from Raymond R | Reviewed this property |
Not a specific separate menu - but plenty of gluten free choices on their regular menu. Menu is posted on their web site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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
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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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