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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
+1 650-326-0983
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for a celebration or just getting together with friends to enjoy wonderful food. From the greeter at the door, the waiter and food..all is consistently great at Evvia. This night (table of 4) we had the mezi starter platter. It was good, but I...More

Thank Tiny_Bubbles007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Evvia is a restaurant with everything done right. The food and the service are first rate. And the wine selection is also top notch. Its very popular most of the time so make sure to get a reservation if you plan on going. Palo Alto...More

Thank MikePaloAlto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a cooking class called "Cook the Book" for Evvia and its SF sister restaurant Kokkari. The ingredients are simple and fresh, but the meticulous detail to turn those into perfectly-prepared high-end apps and entrees really makes me appreciate sitting down for dinner here....More

Thank Lindsey H
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We were trying to get dinner reservations and everything was booked the nights we were in the area. So we decided to try to get in last minute for a lunch and it worked! (tip: if you stop by they will do their best to...More

Thank Danstraindepot
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were here once before at which time the restaurant was verygood but expensive. This time, however, we were disappointed. The lamb souvlaki consisted of 6 chunks of meat. Two were good, but the other four were excessively hard to chew, and we had to...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Once I got over the arrogant greeter at the door and calmed down, things went uphill quickly. Every dishes was delicious and having fresh bread on the table was a huge plus. Service (except that one person mentioned above) was very friendly and efficiently. I...More

Thank HelmutsFoodPorn
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome. Everything is delicious. You can't go wrong here. All of the staff are friendly.

Thank tashlinc
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Wonderful Greek food. lamb is fantastic as is everything I have had there. Book far in advance as it is always busy. Quite noisey, so difficult if you have any hearing problem. Service is excellent as is the ambiance. I go ther despite some hearing...More

Thank bcm3366
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Have been here around 6 years ago and still the food is next to none in Palo Alto. Do the salads, the lamp shank and the fish.

Thank Fawaz A
Reviewed 5 August 2017

One of our top spots for a great, fresh meal in Palo Alto. Love the hummus, salads and roasted chicken. Make sure you make a reservation for any night you plan to go. Its always busy!

Thank JimSanDieg0
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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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