Cava Mezze- Rockville

4.7
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219 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
Your neighborhood hangout dedicated to shared plates and culinary excellence.

Outside dining and contactless takeout and delivery are available.

10 percent off all curbside takeout.

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What 219 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JDiaz
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was off. It was a quiet evening and while the food came out hot, it wasn’t as described or available. Ordered spanakopita-they were out. Ordered scallop risotto- menu said they were u-10 scallops—they were nothing of the sort. Three very small scallops arrived. Flavors were good, but when the restaurant isn’t buzzing and gaining back guests, I think making sure every dish is perfect would mean more. Ordered dessert-menu said it came with gelato. Asked the server to please bring the gelato and he let us know it was only available at the Olney restaurant. Or at least that’s what I think he said. Made no sense to me. Remove it then from the description. And the drinks. Ordered a mojito and it was awful. We use to visit the Cava in Eastern Market/Barracks Row. Food and drinks were on point. Maybe Rona has everyone off their game? We will still consider Cava for dining out, but maybe not Rockville. However, it’s quaint and small inside. Makes for a romantic setting. Staff was nice, maybe some were new. That would make sense why this visit was just a bit off

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vipPaulS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It felt great to visit a restaurant for a real meal and not take out. The dinner at Cava was terrific. The food and service were first rate...just like Cava Meza was before the Pandemic. The tables were nicely spaced and most of the outside area is in the shade.

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FatimaH
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an enjoyable evening. My friend and I loved our waitress and she was so accommodating to our needs.

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vipFoodLover
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father’s Day

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SamiK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is awesome! Highly recommend the Brussel Sprouts!

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TomL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

My family and I enjoy coming to this place because we are Greek and they have a lot of Greek dishes like Spanakopita, Tsaziki, Feta. Most of it was good but the Calamari was below average. Too much breading and not enough squid. Disappointing. Also, the Spanakopita was below average. Didn't look or taste like Spanakopita is supposed to taste. Do they make these from scratch? I wouldn't bet on it.
The dips were good and we were provided with plenty of pita. Lamb meatballs were good as was the chicken. We had to ask twice for more olive oil but other than that, the service was good. The place is small with not much seating and the ambiance is lacking. Feels like a take-out place rather than a nice, sit-down restaurant. $90 for four seemed like a lot considering...

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MarcosD
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place, food and staff. Definitely recommended!

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Jrgdw
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great outdoor dining experience, with the new pandemic protocols implemented seamlessly. Great food, great service, drinks were excellent. Felt great to get have a meal at a neighborhood favorite.

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CatalinaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Excellent food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining at Cava was Great. Waitress wearing mask. Tables spaced out. Felt very safe

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love CAVA-the food & the staff ALWAYS! Gus & Carlos the best :) !!!

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vipRsb1155
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Such fun to order lots of dishes to share and have all of them be EXCELLENT!

MG
vipMichaelG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed Cava Mezze with friends from Montreal. Our friends reported their martinis were excellent. The lamb chops, lamb meatballs, calamari and steak kabob were each very tasty. Service was friendly and professional. We will return soon.

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vipgatorgirl
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was great as were the cocktails! Server Mackenzie was terrific.

Only complaints... was food that all food came out pretty much at once... starters and all other small plates, so by the time you got, for instance, to the fried cheese thing (a big display), it was cold. Cold melted cheese is not a thing, its gross like a greasy brick... not so good. Next time we order as we want it!

Other complaint, we were still there, eating, drinking and even wanted another drink but they started cleaning up all around us. I find that inexcusable. Chairs were even being put up on the other tables around us!!! We had an 8:30 reservation and there were only 2 of us (maybe that was the problem?) so it's not like it was so late... on a sat. night! That's called ruining my full experience and it's NOT cool. We went somewhere else to have another drink! I'm in the service industry and I have no tolerance for that. Let some waitstaff leave if you can but others should stay until last people are done to clean up.

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juliav
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant! Excellent food and attentive wait staff!

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Heath
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Highly recommend for food and service. Only drawback is noise level is high.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend and I love coming to Cava Mezze. We discovered this place six months ago and have been coming back at least twice a month since then.

This most recent visit, we invited my gf's mother and brother to join. They are normally tough customers but after the meal, when we asked if they would come back, they both said absolutely.

The food is always tasty and prepared to perfection. The staff is always welcoming on the way in and on the way out. Pretty much anything on the menu is very good. Some of our favorites are the corvina, the village salad, and the grilled octopus.

We will definitely be going back.

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LauraR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service (and drinks) were awesome! I love the cozy atmosphere. My only complaint is that it’s drafty. But I couldn’t knock it down a star for that. Though warming it up would be an improvement.

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vipBethM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always great at Cava. It can be a little noisy and dark.

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Smile53
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My daughter and I had the lighter Roditis Greek wine with various selections from their $12 lunch menu. It was wonderful. The spices blended well with the wine. The only thing I had an issue with was the greek meatballs were raw inside. However, the ambience and people were fantastic. We will definitely go there again!

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sallyjo
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

LOVE EVERYTHING ABPIT THIS CAVA—EXCEPT THE NOISE LEVEL.

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KellyS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent but we are slightly upset that they rushed us out of the restaurant at 10pm when the kitchen closed. We attempted to order a dessert at 10 and we were told no. This was dissappinting after a delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were having a birthday dinner and everything was delicious. The drinks were nice and strong. And our server was very attentive!

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LoraineS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always loveeeeee Cava! The food is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great restaurant that is small and intimate and makes the best food.

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vipefall
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We always love CAVA. The food is consistently good and we love that we get to taste a little bit of everything. Our waiter-Sam-was friendly and attentive. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently great food.

OP
vipOscarP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good place to eat and spend some times with friends. The bar has good drinks and the atmosphere is really good. It can get pricey depending on your food and or drink selections.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly was the most wonderful evening, I could not have asked for a better night. They also had small specials for Valentines including a honey whiskey for men and a hibiscus style martinin for women. Both drinks were delightful and refreshing. The food was simply amazing and the service was also top notch. It was not a private date for two, we had included our family members as well and for a party of 5 and our reservation was held even though we were late by 15 minutes. Of course we called ahead of time to make sure it would be. We ordered the Crazy Feta, a must try! Then moved to sharing two Village Salads throughout the table which was concluded that it was the best salad anyone of us has ever had with the best tasting cucumbers or all time. Afterwards we indulged in Lamb Chops which are a menu favorite and staple of Cava Mezze, although this time they were served without lemon we asked for some and they delivered some to our table rather quickly because you CAN NOT have Lamb Chops with out squeezing some fresh lemon juice over them. We also enjoyed some special fish of the night which I cannot rememeber but my wife enjoyed very much along with a few bites the table agreed. Finally if you haven't had dessert here I implore everyone to try the French Toast because one it isn't on the menu, and two it is truly the best dessert OF ALL TIME. It was the perfect end for the perfect night. Thank you Cava Mezze, thank you Mateo our watier and thank you Maddie and Gus for checking on us and making us feel welcomed like family and for making our 2020 Valentines one we will cherish for many years to come.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines Day

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vipDiningQuestDC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I've eaten here many times and the food and service is always superb. On Saturday I thought the Octopus was slightly under-cooked and I sent it back with the waitress and she said they would bring another. Then the manager showed up out of nowhere and said that they threw it out, were making me a new one and were taking it off the bill.

Restaurants don't always get the food perfect and I never remember ever having a problem here before and I had no complaint. But I felt like the response from the manager in this instance was over the top nice and really made me feel good about being a patron. He was all about making our experience be the best that it could be. You have to love that about a restaurant.

Oh - and the next Octopus that came out? It was perfect.

Looking forward to our next visit.

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Lexie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly servers, consistent quality.

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vipJennifer
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance for a friends night out. Delicious food! Loved the Branzino.

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vipmgcblue
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love Cava - have been coming here for years and the food is always excellent. Had an unusually small village salad...might give it one more try before we take that dish off our list.

MB
MammaBaer
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun Greek, Mediterranean tapas.

KJ
KarenJ
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was very pleasant to be seated outside on an unusually warm day in February. Service was attentive, and the food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! Incredible service and management makes a point to make all customers feel special

PF
vipPhilFu
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Dimitri and his team are the best! Service was exceptional and the food was even better!!!! Loved our birthday dinner there!!!

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abs1999
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Cava Mezze is a top favorite of mine and my team, who often travel to this area for work. This week we made a reservation to introduce 2 new team members to our mediterranean favorite. At the last minute a 5th person joined our group and I did not update the reservation.
Despite being SLAMMED on a wednesday night, the manager was amazing to accommodate us and squeeze in our party (literally). I jokingly asked if we had earned a saganaki out of the squeezing (it is my favorite) and he said YES! Such a kind gesture even though he was making adjustments for us and I had failed to update the researvation. I now know better - who knew Wednesday would be so busy?
As usual the food was amazing. The staff this night was a little distracted (probably due to the massive crowds) and its always loud - more so when at max capacity. Despite those hiccups the experience was wonderful and our team will surely be dining there again soon.
Thank you, again, to the wonderful manager and thanks for making such a lovely destination in Rockville so consistent and enjoyable.

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Cava Mezze- Rockville offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 309-9090.

Cava Mezze- Rockville is rated 4.7 stars by 219 OpenTable diners.

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