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- 75%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- 51%Art & Design Lovers
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Member Reviews (20)
- EvviaAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Jan 28, 2014
By far the best place I have tried for Greek food!
I am more of a chicken lover so I went for the Chicken Pita. The taste, the crunch, and the consistency of all its parts was quite appetizing. I was very much satisfied.
The greek salad was tasty as well.
CROWD: During the day there is a whole lot of business professionals, I'd suggest making reservations or go sit at the bar on the corner. The bartender was very friendly and dare I say good "eye candy" for those that are curious. ;)
There are generally more middle-aged people or couples because the restaurant does give a nice cozy atmosphere.
If you haven't tried Evvia and like Greek food, take a chance at this place. You will not regret it!
- EvviaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 26, 2013
One of my favorite restaurants in Palo Alto. Evvia is a fancy Greek restaurant. Very nice atmosphere, either for a business lunch or for an evening out. The lamb is fantastic. Book ahead - this place fills up.
- EvviaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Aug 03, 2013
GET THE LAMB CHOPS!!
Wonderful list of old world and new world wines. The grilled octopus appetizer is delicious, and make sure you save room for the Evvia sundae for dessert.
PACKED on a Monday night - it's probably the only spot in Palo Alto that's consistently busy every day of the week. Make resies!
Money well blown.Recommended for:Foodies
- EvviaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 05, 2012
LAMB CHOP LAMB CHOP LAMB CHOP.
That is all you need to know and that is all you need to get.
Grilled octopus for apps were decent; soft and chewy, but missing the grilled taste.
I ordered the grilled whole fish Mediterranean sea bass ($32) and greens, paired with Thomas Fogarty Pinot Noir. Tasted very well with a squeeze of lemon.
My friend regretted his goat dish after tasting my girlfriend's excellent LAMB CHOP. It was INSANELY GOOD, perfectly cooked with the right seasonings. With savory potatoes, the dish was unbeatable compared to the whole fish and goat.
Super busy on a Monday night, so the service was somewhat slow, but tolerable. Ambiance was nice with warm tones and loud.
For dessert. the Evvia Sundae was over-the-top indulgence ($12), but worthy for those Sweet Toothers.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND the lamb chop. Period.
- EvviaMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJul 04, 2012
Awesome modernized, upscale Greek food. Their wine list has some great options and the service is great. I am not a fan of lamb, but everyone says their lamb chops are great, even for people who don't typically eat lamb (I haven't tried them myself).
- EvviaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 04, 2012
Food is good but not as great as the sister restaurant Kokkari. I tried similar dishes here for comparison and the result is obvious.
The Grilled Octopus appetizer from Kokkari that I adore was just average here. Evvia's version of the octopus is tender but not crispy on the outside. The olive oil was also not as fragrant.
Lamb Riblets were likable. The meat fall off the bone easily although there were some parts that are slightly too dry.
The Lamb Chops here was comparable to the quality of Kokkari. If you like lamb chop you won't be disappointed. Texture was good and seasoning was flavorful but not overwhelming. Not the best I have had but it was satisfying.
Location is everything when it comes to restaurant business. Evvia is tactically located in the heart of Palo Alto downtown close to all those banks and financial companies. It is always very busy. I doubt they could accommodate any walk in for lunch or dinner. If you really want to eat here, make sure you make a reservation well in advance (think in weeks, not days). Is it really worthy of marking your calender and confirming twice? (yes they call you twice to confirm) Personally I don't think so. If location is not too big of a concern to you, I would recommend dining at Kokkari instead. The food and service are both better there.