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Evvia Estiatorio

Greek Restaurant$$$$
Downtown North, Palo Alto
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  • Lynne 🐰 Q.
    "The lamb shank and lamb chop is amazing, dessert is my favorite."(18 Tips)
    Jason S.
    "Kolokithokeftethes (zucchini cakes)"(4 Tips)
    Bhaskar B.
    "Try the Braised Lamb Shank with Orzo & myzithra"(7 Tips)
    Runqiu C.
    "Get the lamb, octopus, and grilled branzino."(4 Tips)
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  • Ruchi B.
    Ruchi BansalMarch 18
    Small plates are the most interesting part of the menu
  • Besmira H.
    Besmira HMarch 17
    Exceptional service and amazing food!
  • Reemz
    ReemzFebruary 17
    Octopus, grape leaves and riblets for appetizers. Or go for the zucchini cakes and grilled prawns. All are amazing
  • Rebecca D.
    Rebecca DaviesFebruary 3
    Loved everything. I had grilled fish
  • Nilesh D.
    Nilesh DoctorJanuary 28
    You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
  • Vince Z.
    Vince ZappulaDecember 30, 2016
    The Branzino is excellent
  • Prakash N.
    Prakash NairDecember 22, 2016
    Top 10 best restaurants in SF. The lamb shank is worthy of the hype.
  • Maha K.
    Maha K.September 9, 2016
    Chicken souvlaki is the best although it's not on the menu
  • Lynne 🐰 Q.
    Lynne 🐰 QuJuly 7, 2016
    The lamb shank and lamb chop is amazing, dessert is my favorite. They are so sweet to split it even for us.
  • Steijn P.
    Steijn PelleJune 29, 2016
    Lamb, sea food starters!
  • Nallely G.
    Nallely GomezJune 5, 2016
    Best caring servers and personal ever! Excellent service.
  • Annie B.
    Annie ButakovaApril 10, 2016
    Delicious food!
  • Nikos B.
    Nikos BartzoulianosMarch 28, 2016
    DONT MISS THIS PLACE! perfect ambassador of Greek cuisine and hospitality. The lamb chops and galaktoboureko dessert are to die for. Make a reservation. Sister restaurant of Kokkari in SF.
  • Tatiana L.
    Tatiana LutzMarch 9, 2016
    The most tender and delicious lamb I've ever tried!
  • Dhaval B.
    Dhaval BadianiFebruary 23, 2016
    Try the zucchini cakes and evvia pita. Dessert with pistachio ice cream is amazing!! Top notch service and ambience!!
  • Astri A.
    Astri AparicioFebruary 21, 2016
    Very nice restaurant with a lot of waiters giving great service! Good Greek wine!
  • Clare
    ClareJanuary 11, 2016
    The rotisserie chicken is wonderful, as is basically everything. Sunday nights are a good option here for family dinner
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew ShuttleworthJanuary 7, 2016
    All the food was really good. Flavorsome without being over powering. I had both fish and lamb. Great Greek wines too.
  • Dean K.
    Dean KDecember 12, 2015
    Lamb skewers
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SpearsNovember 23, 2015
    Definitely try the moussaka
  • Søren Thinggaard H.
    Søren Thinggaard HansenNovember 20, 2015
    What is not to like. All dishes are great!!
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer EvansSeptember 24, 2015
    Amazing food and fantastic service. Try their roasted meats (selection changed daily) and roasted artichokes with eggplant & yummy yogurt sauce.
  • Danila S.
    Danila SandovalAugust 16, 2015
    Too expensive for the food they r serving
  • Nastya S.
    Nastya ShevchenkoJuly 21, 2015
    Grilled fish, appetisers
  • Douglas G.
    Douglas GrayJuly 17, 2015
    Get the Galaktoboureko for desert. Goes well with coffee.
  • Katie Y.
    Katie YamadaJuly 11, 2015
    Fancy Greek restaurant serving some of the only lamb I'll ever eat, make a reservation
  • LA B.
    LA BoshkinJune 23, 2015
    Omg lamb shank!
  • John M.
    John Melas-KyriaziJune 12, 2015
    Dolmathes are 💯
  • Nick L.
    Nick LeeApril 5, 2015
    Order the pastitsio.
  • Ralph P.
    Ralph PenceApril 2, 2015
    One of the best restaurants in Palo Alto.
  • Allan B.
    Allan BeaufourFebruary 26, 2015
    Start by ordering the lamb riblets. Then figure out what you want for dinner.
  • Sandy C.
    Sandy CJanuary 25, 2015
    Lamb chops
  • John L.
    John LagoJanuary 17, 2015
    All you need is Lamb Shank
  • Mariianne C.
    Mariianne CraryDecember 26, 2014
    Appetizers, lamb, fish, best place to take people who matter
  • Mariianne C.
    Mariianne CraryDecember 26, 2014
    Good idea to order shared appetizers for the table. The appetizers are outstanding and authentic. Chef Mario is one of the best in the area!
  • Sonia B.
    Sonia BehalDecember 24, 2014
    For dessert have the cookies ! You are welcome !
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RephloOctober 30, 2014
    The lamb shank is amazing! Zucchini fritters really stand out as well.
  • Cookie B.
    Cookie BartolomeOctober 15, 2014
    Everything we ordered was good. Exceptionally good octopus & lamb chops. Went perfectly well with the Duck Horn wine we ordered.
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ChiuOctober 2, 2014
    Incredible food! Olive oil tastes like it is straight from the olive grove back behind the restaurant. Refreshing watermelon salad, fresh and yummy feta on everything, & ribeye grilled to perfection!
  • Runqiu C.
    Runqiu CaiSeptember 18, 2014
    Amazing food and service. Get the lamb, octopus, and grilled branzino.
  • David M.
    David MarksonSeptember 12, 2014
    Great lamb chops, nice decor, authentic Greek cuisine.
  • Staci T.
    Staci TurnerSeptember 5, 2014
    Lamb chops, baklava
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WhitesideSeptember 1, 2014
    Great lamb and baklava
  • Ashley Y.
    Ashley YueAugust 28, 2014
    Impeccable service and great recommendations from the waiter. The vegetarian risotto and lamb chops are our favourites. The octopus is good for starter too
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Evvia Estiatorio as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • John B.
    John BerwaldAugust 14, 2014
    Everything's good here - the lamb chops are exceptional!
  • Anand S.
    Anand ShahMay 22, 2014
    Not a good option for Vegetarian
  • Alan S.
    Alan ShenApril 22, 2014
    Def get a side of tzaziki, perhaps to go with an starter of Greek fries. Awesome
  • Rahn S.
    Rahn SibleyMarch 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Never had a bad anything. The lamb chops are more addictive than crack
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonMarch 17, 2014
    This is Greek food done right in an upscale atmosphere. Don't miss the Saghanaki, Octapodaki tou Yiorgou, or Kokinisto me Manestra and read all about my visit on WinstonWanders below!! Read more
  • Meg
    MegFebruary 8, 2014
    Branzino, Brussels sprouts, octopus, riblets, zucchini cakes, & galaktoboureko (my favorite dessert!)
  • Vinny L.
    Vinny LinghamDecember 24, 2013
    The Moussaka is the best meal on the menu.
  • *iVy
    *iVyDecember 11, 2013
    Rumors are true. Lamb chops were incredible.
  • Vinny L.
    Vinny LinghamOctober 29, 2013
    The lamb ringlets are amazing!
  • ana carolina h.
    ana carolina heviaOctober 11, 2013
    Lamb chops are perfect. And ambiance is as cheerful as a real greek place:)
  • Michel A.
    Michel Al-MoumenAugust 22, 2013
    Very cute hostess for lunch on a Thursday
  • Linda
    LindaJuly 17, 2013
    Halibut special (served over augula, fricasse and tomatoes with their dressing drizzled over it alll) was stupendous. Sampled several desserts - Galaktoboureko was the best!
  • Juca
    JucaJuly 3, 2013
    Visit fluc.com to order now. Read more
  • Akshay D.
    Akshay DeshpandeMay 26, 2013
    Loved the Branzini! Virginia makes some amazing drinks!
  • Dave B.
    Dave BreilandMay 4, 2013
    Definitely get the lamb... it was well worth the price!
  • Mihai P.
    Mihai ParparitaMarch 10, 2013
    Get the goat stew special!
  • Rohan S.
    Rohan SehgalMarch 9, 2013
    Can't go wrong with the lamb chops. Don't forget to squeeze the lemons.
  • Kai D.
    Kai DiekmannFebruary 20, 2013
    Cheese is just fantastic!
  • Carmen H.
    Carmen HughesJanuary 11, 2013
    Try the smelt, moussaka and Greek coffe!
  • Abbe P.
    Abbe PattersonNovember 29, 2012
    best restaurant in Palo Alto. Period.
  • Simon C.
    Simon CarignanNovember 6, 2012
    Get the saganaki cheese as an appetizer, it's amazing.
  • Long
    LongOctober 23, 2012
    Try the Galaktoboureko for dessert!
  • Blake G.
    Blake GuerreroOctober 21, 2012
    Aliki is an EXCELLENT server. Very knowledgeable and fun.
  • Simon C.
    Simon CarignanOctober 15, 2012
    Try the saganaki cheese as an appetizer.
  • Sreejita D.
    Sreejita DebJuly 14, 2012
    Little over rated
  • Brian B.
    Brian BehnkeJune 21, 2012
    Try the Beef Filet
  • Brian B.
    Brian BehnkeJune 21, 2012
    Try the Pan Fried Pork Chops
  • Brian B.
    Brian BehnkeJune 21, 2012
    Try the Wood Oven Roasted Octopus + Herb Flatbread
  • Brian B.
    Brian BehnkeJune 21, 2012
    Try the Brick Oven Roasted Prawns
  • Abby C.
    Abby ConchaMarch 31, 2012
    OMG!!! This lamb here is divine! Actually everything is top notch - servers, wine, dessert, food, atmosphere!! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Steven W.
    Steven WhiteFebruary 1, 2012
    Lamb chops, feta, and olives!
  • Babur O.
    Babur OzdenJanuary 6, 2012
    One of the best on US West coast, celebrating 16th year of parenthood and my daughters bday
  • Mat
    MatDecember 3, 2011
    My last meal: the lamb chops and the Galaktoboureko for dessert.
  • Shaun C.
    Shaun CramptonOctober 10, 2011
    Gigante beans are excellent. We get them every time.
  • Stephany
    StephanyOctober 4, 2011
    The lamb chops are unreal. Be prepared to be rolled out of here!
  • David G.
    David GreenAugust 30, 2011
    Best Greek Restaurant on the Peninsual..... Read more
  • Patricia L.
    Patricia LockeAugust 10, 2011
    Galaktibouriko is outstanding. Save room!
  • Monique Z.
    Monique ZiesenhenneAugust 1, 2011
    Too bad there isn't a way to "love" this - amazing food, beautifully plated, with excellent service and ambiance. What more could you ask for? Read more
  • Bhaskar B.
    Try the Braised Lamb Shank with Orzo & myzithra
  • Dylan C.
    Dylan CaseyMay 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you can't get a reservation, come early and sit at the bar.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SungMarch 6, 2011
    i prefer the lamb shank to the lamb chops just because they are more moist. crab cakes / mussels are good too
  • Justin L.
    Justin LeungJanuary 4, 2011
    Get the fried smelt as an appetizer. It's amazing and a huge order.
  • S Y.
    S YDecember 21, 2010
    The fried smelts are excellent.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 12, 2010
    Three words: Get the lamb. It’s marvelous and the best lamb that Fiona, our Community Lead, has ever had.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LamOctober 20, 2010
    Consistently one of the best/busiest places in the Bay Area. Give these a go: octapodaki, arnisia paidakia, moussaka, souvlaki. Make a reservation well in advance. NB: sister of Kokkari in SF.
  • Tan L.
    Tan LamOctober 15, 2010
    Thought the food was pretty good but the service was a bit off. Try to fried zucchini with yogurt.
  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin RoodmanSeptember 20, 2010
    Eat here! It's incredibly delicious.
  • Cute M.
    Cute MudgekinAugust 9, 2010
    Tolosa wine selection 2006. Completely delicious
  • Rob B.
    Rob BlakeJune 30, 2010
    Ask for table 2 and Jennifer...she's the bomb...=)
  • Jason S.
    Jason SilverApril 26, 2010
    For an appetizer, try the Kolokithokeftethes (zucchini cakes); they're amazing!
  • Juan d.
    Juan de CastroApril 25, 2010
    You've gotta try the lamb chops there... just amazing!!!
  • Prasenjit P.
    Prasenjit PhukanApril 6, 2010
    One of best joints around - awesome food and great service!
  • Karmen J.
    Karmen JohnsonMarch 10, 2010
    Try the octopus. Super yummy.
  • Hari J.
    Hari JagannathJanuary 29, 2010
    EVERYTHING IS GOOD! Read more
  • Mark K.
    Mark KokanovichOctober 15, 2009
    Leave room for dessert (Yiaourti me Meli and Galaktoboureko are favorites)
  • Erin M.
    Erin MccaffertyMay 17, 2016
    Wine, zucchini cakes!!!
  • Basy H.
    Basy HaOctober 4, 2014
    Μπράβο παιδιά! Υπέροχες γεύσεις :-) 👍👌👏
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