It's the older, and more rustic, version of Kokkari in the city. I think it's great.
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I actually think Evvia is far better than Kokkari. Evvia has retained it's spark whereas it seems that Kokkari has become comfortable with it's status.
I've been to Dio Deka twice now, food is amazing and the service is top notch but it feels a bit overdone at times with the expansive menu.
Had a couple pretty nice dinners at Locanda, the new Roman-style place by the Delfina people on Valencia. The pastas were really good. They also have a couple grilled things and a bunch of offal meats, but I'm not so into that.
They have a full bar with some good cocktails too. But warning (or bonus points depending): you have to navigate the tatt'd hipster demo.
"Tattooed hipster demographic," hipster now being used as a pejorative term for young middle-class urban residents who tend to enjoy independent-label rock music and have left-of-center politics.
Edited by The Thin Man - 7/26/11 at 5:59pm