We traveled from Baltimore to meet relatives from New York. We picked Manoli Canoli not knowing anything about the restaurant. We were delighted that we did. It is a neighborhood gem of a restaurant. The menu marries Greek and Italian specialties. Our waitress was a delight – very attentive and friendly. The owner stopped by to see how we liked his restaurant – very nice touch. The food was delicious and plentiful. We will definitely return again in the future.
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Four of us met for a birthday lunch. Service was excellent and friendly. I must say from the looks of the place, I wasn't expecting much. Boy, was I wrong! We shared a pizza to start. As good as you can find with crisp crust and flavorful sauce and toppings. The entrees were delicious and very large but I have to say I almost finished the Penne al Melenzani. Lasagna, Eggplant Parmesean, and Meatball Sub were equally good. Desserts did not dissapoint. The server and the owner were very attentive.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks to "restaurants near me" we were driving by this neighborhood and stopped in for dinner. We were lucky to get one of the last tables. The neighborhood obviously loves this cute little place, as it filled up by 6:15 on a Saturday. I asked the server to recommend one of two sauces for my pasta and he volunteered to give me half-and-half, so I got to try both. The cannoli was the perfect end to the meal. We will go back again!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for the first time with a friend and shared a most wonderful pizza. The manager and waitstaff were all so friendly - gave us sips of wine to taste, and one (a Greek red) was so nice I ordered a glass. The view (facing Connecticut Ave in rush hour) couldn't be helped, but we forgot about it! Just the nicest dinner on a Wednesday evening after work.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm family place
There is something for everyone on the menu, reasonable prices, attentive staff and a delightful owner who makes everyone welcome.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this neighborhood spot
Three of us ate at Manoli Canoli early on a Saturday evening before a show. We each had pasta - mushroom ravioli, lasagna, and the italian sausage - and enjoyed our meals very much. The prices are quite reasonable, they have a pretty good wine selection, the service is very friendly, and there's definitely a nice neighborhood vibe. The restaurant is tiny, so make a reservation if you can to avoid waiting. While this restaurant isn't a spot for foodies or anything like that, it's a great casual place with good hearty food and genial people.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM