Cava Mezze- Rockville

4.7
374 reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 374 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and excellent service! Outdoor heat lamps made the evening very comfortable.

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Thao
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Very slow, make sure you have enough time

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DanielleBI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent but the price value for the wine was poor. $11 a glass of Pinot Noir, although a good wine, is on the high side for a 3 to 4 ounce pour

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great!

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dinnerdiner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food but portions were a bit small for the price.

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vipsamb
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It's nice to have cava as a local option. They weren't at their best on Saturday but overall it was good. The food was pretty good and came out fairly promptly, and the service was nice. And because other diners were taking their time on a nice night and thus clogging up the tables, they created an extra table for us so we wouldn't have to wait any longer (about 20 minutes after our res time). So that was thoughtful.

Less than perfect this time:
- I ordered a martini which came in a strange tumbler style glass.
- It's standard at cava to provide a little pita bread and some pepper salsa but we didn't get any.
- Because of the wait for a table the hostess apologized and promised free desserts - but our waitress wasn't informed and we didn't want to raise it. It wasn't really necessary, but don't offer and then fail to execute.

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vipStephanieJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

They offer good outdoor dining

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vipMsParticular
Chicago
172 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service and plenty of outdoor tables. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good! It was my first rime and I plan to go back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic French toast!

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vipDanielH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I’ve come here many times for dinner — which is always fantastic — though this was my first time for brunch. We sat outside, so missed the beautiful ambiance of the dining room. Our family enjoyed the lamb Benedict, lamb sliders and frittata, along with the aptly named flaming cheese which is a Cava Mezze speciality . Everything was excellent and the service was great. Cava Mezze never disappoints.

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were great. Will definitely be back!

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greekoukla
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

My birthday

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viplhaustin
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious, but overall experience was simply pleasant and more like a nice lunch than evening dining. All three food items were delivered quickly, well before the drinks were delivered. I had to ask about the drinks before getting them half way through dinner. We were in and out in 25 minutes, not our actual desire.

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vipNicoleS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

I love Cava but this visit was pretty awful! Our server was lousy. He was inattentive and completely unenthusiastic. Unfriendly and just plain bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have celiac and they were really great about dealing with the allergy. They notate dishes that are 100% gluten free with no cross contamination

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vipwayneb
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food in Rockville. A must dining spot and great for a date or group. We jsut ask the server to bring their favorites as the menu is a can't miss hit.

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jrose
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was excellent as always. Outside seating service was okay, not the best setting of course (Giant and streets), and more could be done to improve it, but with food as the focus, it is fine. I do recommend CAVA!

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vipmary
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food but a bit overpriced. Thanks

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vipAaronS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor seating and service, excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner was awesome, my favorite staple is the Brussels sprouts appetizer.

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HopeW
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We ate outside, which is why it was quiet, and the food was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were phenomenal!!! Every dish was luscious and the servings were generous (we really didn’t need to order 3 tapas each!) We sat outside, which could have been a bit cleaner. That and the fact that it’s pricey are the only slight improvements I would consider less than stellar!

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vipLuv2Cook
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fantastic! Brittany is the best and we will be back again & again. When Cava Mezze first opened years ago it was our date night place. We just started going back again and I am sorry we waited so long.

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Nikki
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We tried a lot of different mezzes and all were great. The favorites for the group were the dipping tray, lamb chops, watermelon salad, mini gyros, and mediterranean cod.

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JasonL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and service great. Recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to talk and eat great food without feeling you need to be rushed. Small plates give you the ability to try multiple items on menu which all are good.

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1234
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service and highly recommend the large platter for a group.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Enjoyable dining experience with very good service. Steak souvlaki was a fave. Tender beef with nice flavor. Hush puppies also very good. Spicy lamb slider could have had more flavor and would be great in a pita rather than an oversized bun. Tahini sauce on the falafel was excellent but the falafel themselves were disappointing and dry.

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dannng
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never a disappointment! The chicken souvlaki was a little on the dry side, but still tasty. Octopus never fails to satisfy and whatever is going on with that cauliflower dish is pure magic. Nothing crazy fancy, but really gave my taste buds a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great energy from staff, food was amazing! Such a cute place for date night

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Clif
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just the absolute best. First time my wife and I had been out, just the two of us, in a long time. Food was outstanding. Drinks were great. Overall, one of our favorite restaurants.

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vipSabrina
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal, as usual!

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LongTimeCavaFan
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Our server did not seem to know basics of waiting tables. Bread came before water, which we had to ask for because we were coughing from bread and harissa. Then had to wait long time to put order in. Food came out quick, but had to ask for water refill. Dishes were not cleared promptly or at all before desert, but server was standing around with not much to do. Was a birthday, which I put in reservation, but nothing happened. Less dips offered than before, food quality not as good for a couple of dishes, and decision to make donuts smaller means they are no longer soft in the middle and dry as they do not absorb honey at all. Definitely not the quality that I remember from past Cava Mezze. Maybe Olney is doing better but not sure.

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joel
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place especially Gus and zoe Zoe is the greatest!

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vipbasmaf
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. Excellent service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was as good as my last visit. Only thing missing was the bottomless brunch like pre-covid. Nonetheless the ambiance and food was great. I will definitely return again with my family

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queendre
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved all of our tapas and had amazing service

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vipMariaTango
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food is good and service as well! Will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cava Mezze- Rockville using the Order Online button. Cava Mezze- Rockville also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 309-9090.

Cava Mezze- Rockville is rated 4.7 stars by 374 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.