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Evvia Estiatorio is a restaurant that offers Hellenic cuisine for lunch and dinner to customers in the Silicon Valley in California. It provides a variety of starters, entrees and soups. The restaurant offers calamari, watermelon salad, lamb riblets and eggplant souvlaki. Evvia Estiatorio also serves ravioli, roast lamb sandwich and zucchini cakes. Its dessert menu includes yiaourti sorbet, bougatsa and sokolatina. The restaurant provides gift certificates of various denominations. Evvia Estiatorio offers catering options for various special events. It provides a selection of wines, such as chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir. The restaurant features a stone fireplace and polished wood tables. Evvia Estiatorio additionally offers valet parking and online reservation services.
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Fax Number: (650) 326-9552

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Mediterranean Restaurants, Greek Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Valet

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek

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11/09/2010
Great sevice and good food

I don't eat out at restaurants much but I was craving some Greek food. I lived in Greece for some months a couple of years ago (and traveled all over the country) so I know what real Greek food is supposed to taste like. My husband and I had dinner at Evvia and though the food is well prepared, I was not impressed with the quality of some of fresh vegetables. Most of the dishes we ate were good but the Greek salad leaves a lot to be desired. The tomatoes were tasteless so I couldn't ev...view moreen eat them. Their olives were not very good either. The service was excellent though and like I said all the cooked dishes were great as well.view less

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RomeoRules
10/18/2008
A++ on Food, D- on Reservation Management

We had 8:30 pm reservations for a party of 4 this past Saturday night. With the menu fresh in our heads and the GPS set , we got ourselves to Evvia's on time and plenty hungry. \r
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The place was crowded, and we were parked at the small bar to wait for our table. For what I thought would be a few minutes. But then 10 minutes go by, and 20, 30 and 45 more minutes before the maitre 'd unapologetically announced our table was ready. If our friends weren't so fascinating, I would
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The food went a long way to making up for the inexcusable delay. We shared 4 appetizers -- the smelt were crisp and light and the beef tongue perfectly grilled with heavenly spices. But the grilled octopus, while flavorful, was overcooked and tough. I didn't sample the steamed mussels but was told they were just fine.\r
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Our 3 entrees consisted of the daily special filet of sole and grilled pork chop, and the menu's lemon-oregano rotisserie chicken. My companions ooh'd and ahh'd. But what clinched the deal for me were the desserts we shared. Traditional arborio rice pudding with pear, a sweet chocolate sundae and a very yummy baklava. The crown jewel was the homemade yogurt drizzled with honey, walnuts and surrounded with perfectly sweet figs. For that alone the wait was nearly worth it. Nearly.\r
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Service was okay -- our waiter seemed distracted throughout, then mixed up our dessert order. Patrons for the nightclub next door were lined up on the sidewalk, making for a bit extra volume both on the ears and eyes. But we'll go back again, on a weeknight. After all, there are just too many top-drawer restaurants out there that have a better grasp of their reservation system on peak nights than Evvia's. Divine yogurt notwithstanding.""
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senatorsmith
08/23/2006
Not as good as sister restaurant Kokkari in downtown SF

After having an excellent dining experience at Evvia's sister restaurant Kokkari in downtown SF, I was quite disappointed with my experience at this restaurant. I could hardly believe the two restaurants were related. Portions were small and prices high. Several items were not fresh, especially fish, which had also not been boned properly. Desserts were great! Staff was professional but cold and also a little slow. Wine list was lacking and highly marked up. The place seemed busy thoug...view moreh, mostly with a blue shirt business crowd and a surprisingly large number of Israelis. The valet service employed by the restaurant was very unpolished.view less

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kryzak
07/13/2005
This is my favorite restaurant!

After being here 4 times with friends, and ordering 22 items on their appetizers, main entrees, and dessert menus, they are 22 for 22 at simply AMAZING food. The fried calamari is to die for. Somehow they magically were able to fry the calamari, yet keep it so soft it melts in your mouth. The Lamb Shank just ""falls"" off the bone. And finally, the Ravioli is simply one of the best comination of food ever! Try it out, you won't be disappointed!

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gilmoore
04/05/2005
I just don't get it.

Look, these are nice guys but I don't get it. They all have the requisite european accent but how is the food. I have been to Greece and this is not the food that I had. This is some kind of Cal Greek hybrid at best. And, for such a nice restaurant what's up with their wine list. Hardly any decent selection, like the wine buyer has been hanging out at Bev Mo. Go figure?

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justineelise
02/23/2005
Evvia is amazing!

Everything we had was wonderful. Spanakotiropita was unbelievably creamy and sweet. Horiatiki is the best ""traditional greek salad"" I have ever eaten. The feta is plentiful, the veggies are fresh and crisp. If I could only recommend one entre it would be Arnisia Paidakia. The lamb chops were so lushess and cooked to a rare perfection. Kokinisto me Manestra, Souvlaki, and Kritharaki were also unbelievable. But save room for dessert especially if you choose to order Galaktobo...view moreureko or Yiaourti me Meli. Both are like eating heaven.view less

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kjellstenberg
08/19/2003
Wonderful!

This is not a place for the uncultured- read weaker reviews with a grain of salt. They will say it's over priced. I completely disagree. The dolmathes (grape-leaf rolls with spiced meat and rice inside) were wonderful, not bitter like you'll find at other places that serve Greek cuisine- Evvia must use fresh leaves (you'd think it wouldn't be that hard in CA!). The lamb chops were one step away from filet mignon, the lamb shank was also incredibly tasty. Great red wine selections that ...view moreaccompanied our meals including the classic Greek salads very well. If you know your wine and your cooking, Evvia will not disappoint. Presentation was flawless, waitstaff quick and unobtrusive.view less

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cjglynn
04/16/2003
Greek Specialties at Inflated Prices

With a menu complete with upscale versions of Greek specialties and a dining room packed with rough hewn tables, Evvia offers patrons a glimpse of a local taverna in the Greek isles. Appetizers include Feta and Olives, Greek Salad, and a combination plate of Dolmathes, Taramoslata, and Tzatziki, while entrees include grilled dishes such as Lamb Chops, Striped Bass, and Rabbit. The cozy, noisy atmosphere is punctuated by tables that are alternately too bright or too dark, but the con...view morescientious service makes up for any inconvenience. Anyone who has been to Greece would be outraged at the miniscule portions, and, despite a wine list that abounds with selections from Greece, California, and beyond, Dionysus would be furious at Evvias inflated $10 price for a glass of poor Sauvignon Blanc. While Evvia provides excellent, authentic Greek specialties, your wallet will be lighter by many drachma when finished (dinner for two $150).view less

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gfrancisco
11/23/2002
Great food

Older crowd, nice decor, great food. The lamb dish was excellent and they've got a great selection of wine.

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