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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” (84 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank tashlinc
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Evvia is consistently excellent in menu selection, food preparation and service. Consequently, it is not always easy to get a reservation. Only drawback is the noise level during peak times.

Thank CAF1715
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service Very busy even on a Tuesday night!!! I have tried the lamb chops and it was great!

Thank Mo A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Evvia has never disappointed. I always go back for the fish and lamb chop, still the best lamb chop I've had in the entire Bay Area.

Thank Mingy C
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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
US$25 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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