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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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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

A wonderful restaurant. The environment feels like you are in the middle of the tech renaissance; great minds around you. The food, as always, is consistently excellent. You can indulge in small plates and call it a meal or add a main course which is...More

Thank Sam Z
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Have only been in the Valley 7 weeks and easily best place we have eaten and for my Greek wife one of the best Greek restaurants we have eaten in. We just had selection of starters for lunch - some are really main course size...More

Thank dubainick
Reviewed 25 September 2017

What a gem, Evvia is simply fantastic from start to finish. The team are first class and the food is delicious. Evvia a busy restaurant so booking is essential, the fact that this is a popular restaurant does not dilute the service in any way...More

Thank Herriotcube
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 HelmutsCulinaryPorn
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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