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Trapezaria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trapezariarockville.com
  • Phone: (301) 339-8962
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 11:00am -1:00am
    Kitchen closes Sun-Thursday at 10:00pm; Friday & Sat at 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Kyriakos Photiou
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: info@trapezariarockville.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Rockville & East Middle Lane
  • Public Transit: Rockville Metro is located two blocks away
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available daily,
    Complimenarty valet parking is available after 6 pm. There is also a garage that leads to our back entrance that is complimentary after 6pm.
A word from Trapezaria
New Upscale Greek Mediterranean restaurant!

Grandma’s and mom’s recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation have arrived here in Rockville.

We as Greeks don’t do anything small; when we gather, we gather big. When we cook; it’s never for one or 2 people, it’s always enough for friends and extended family.

Trapezaria is the celebration of bringing people together with food.

Meal time is the bonding moments we all cherish and hold sacred in our culture.

This, Trapezaria, is what we wish to introduce and extend to our American guests.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Saturday night dinner with the family. Not our first time at this restaurant so we know of what they are capable. Food was excellent as always but the service could have been much better. Entrée came with two sides one of which for us was salad which was not brought out until we were half way through the entrée and only after we asked where it was. Host made a big deal out of offering us a good table which turned out to be right next to a family with crying kids...nothing special there. We must have been in the kids section. There also seemed to be a long time between appearances of our waiter... much longer wait than should be expected if he was paying attention to the tempo of our meal."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed our first dining experience at Trapezaria. I ordered from the regular menu and plan to return to order small plates. The service was great and the atmosphere was very relaxing."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We like everything abut the place, except the noise level is sometimes too high."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Three of us had dinner here on a Monday evening in August and it was exceptionally quiet. That is not unusual for August in the DC area, but the food and service were as good as if every table was filled and there was a line out the door. The manager is a delightful and thoughtful man and our server Jordan was GREAT!!! He explained different dishes and we kept making him say the Greek names over and over because he was so good at it! The usual pita and olives, tahini and olive oil were brought to the table promptly and we chose an Argentinian Malbec (the lesser priced of the two) that was sensational. Our salads were fresh and the chicken done perfectly. Birthday dessert was a delish crunchy, syrupy and sweet pastry. Thank you."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The manager is very personable and our waitress was wonderful. Food was typical Greek but nothing really creative or memorable If you are not Foodies as we are, and large portions for the money are most important to you, than you will love this restaurant. Eggplant appetizer was my favorite dish. We went on a Sunday for dinner but couldn't hear each other talk due to the loud chatter. I had to literally scream."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The moussaka and the roast lamb were good; the pasta and seafood was bland with very little seafood. The cod was very salty and skimpy--a very poor. The noise level in the restaurant was deafening We had reserved for 7:30 p.m. There were people at almost every table. The hostess took us to our table. But if we had stayed at that table we wouldn't have been able to hear one another. We told the hostess that we couldn't stay and she placed us at a table on the veranda. The latter was a good solution , but only because the weather was good. We would not recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Shown to small table and re-seated at our request. Our section had a lower ceiling than other area and AC vent created periodic cold down drafts. Wine poured emptying the bottle before tasting. Avgolemino soup luke warm. Lamb excellent. Noise level high. Web site not functioning so not aware of free parking area."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The restaurant is well set and décor is sober and nice. The food is just OK. The grilled whole fish was a better bet than the lamb with orzo as the latter was a bit heavy. The grilled octopus (appetizer) had good flavor but was overcooked and chewy. Service was friendly but incompetent. For example I was not asked whether I wanted the fish boned at the table side. I had to do it. I saw other waiters doing it for diners in other tables. I might need to try it once more."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went with another couple and decided to share a number of dishes. It was a great way to sample different items on the menu. Everything was quite good and we felt comfortable, the restaurant was very pretty and I know I'll go back again. The location of the free parking was not apparent to us so you might want to give them a call to ask where it is before you go."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were four older folk. It was delicious food, well-prepared. Server was charming, service was excellent, not hovering but attentive. Price was well in line for what we got. Only problem was the common one of the restaurant's design creating such a noise level that we all felt strained after trying to converse over dinner. I get it: we are out of step and it's the norm. But it was a problem."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "my choice is hard to forget.. grilled octopus and is just done perfect. My friend was in one of her moods, ice cream for lunch.. whatever.. with all the good lunch choices... from the octopus to the dessert and greek coffee.. all was just yummmyyyeeee.. tks"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Excellent food. A lot of choices on the meno. They make you feel like they are thrilled you came to eat."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We've been here now at least 6 or more times now. We love the grilled items, dips, fish specials, dolmades, lamb, horiatiki, gyros, chicken kabobs. They used to cure their own olives but not anymore--bring them back!! Service is warm & friendly. The only minus I can think of would be the side items on entrees--green beans taste like they're out of a can & potatoes are mushy (and they're not mashed potatoes). Must-get: yogurt w/ honey & walnuts for dessert--excellent and I would come here just for that."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This restaurant has the whole package: Superb food, great wine, clean tables with cloths, excellent service and very pleasant wait staff. Food is very fresh and tasty. You can imagine yourself in Greece!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Not only is the restaurant service excellent and Greek food at its best, but the interior is tastefully done and has windows galore! Loved the eggplant mezze, whole Bronzino, sampler entree! Our waitress, daughter of the chef, was our fave part! Knowledgeable to say the least! Can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The four of us enjoyed a great meal consisting of a few starters and grilled fish (branzino and rock). The food was expertly prepared and served and went well with a bottle of malbec. We will definitely come back and may be we will have room for a desert."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This place has great food and service, offers parking, outdoor seating, and a nice environment (except the A/C was WAY too high even for a hot July evening when I was just there), yet never been crowded when I've been there (which, admittedly, has never been a Fri or Sat night). I'm thrilled to be able to get in when I want, but I'd hate to see Trapezaria fail, so please check it out! It is the best full-service Greek restaurant in MoCo, IMO. Tip: Both the veg and the meat dolmades are outstanding. The spanakopita is also very good, though I don't know why everyone in the DC area makes them as triangles instead of sliced from a big casserole (too much phyllo with triangles). Props for the moussaka and avgolemono too."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we loved it. The owner greeted us as we came in and our waitress Elenni was outstanding. We shared the cheese Saganaki appetizer flamed at the table with cheers of OPA.. We had the Branzino (fish) which was cooked to perfection and deboned at table side. Galatoboreko was one of the best desserts we have ever had. we will certainly visit this restaurant again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We love Trapezaria. The waitstaff are all well trained and helpful, the food is authentic and fun not to mention delicous. They really know how to do fish -- and the spreads are wonderful too."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a reservation for a Saturday night and arrived on time. After about half an hour without anyone taking our order we finally caught a man who appeared to be the owner to get a waiter. We ordered appetizers and entrees. The appetizers NEVER came. The food was mediocre. They did comp us a dessert. The noise level was so high (even after some tables opened up) that we had to shout to hear our friends across the table. We came because of Todd Kliman's review in the May Washingtonian - he sure got this wrong! I've never written such a review before but this was so bad I decided to comment."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good food but service was not paced appropriately. We ordered our food and literally five minutes after ordering, all of our food was brought out to us -- mezze, salad and entree. We asked that the entree be taken back but then while still eating our salad and mezze, the entree was brought back out to us and put on the table. Then we had difficulty getting our bill and getting someone to take our credit card."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Trapezaria was not having a good day. Two different servers came to our table a total of five times before they could finally decide who was our server. Our party of four ordered two $15 dip trios per the menu. Because we ordered two different sets of dip trios, logically we shld have been served two "cones" of pita bread for the two trays of dips. We were only served one initially whch was fine but when we requested a second, we were charged extra. That is simply wrong. We did not make an issue of it, but the likelihood of returning to the restaurant are reduced. Also we had to wait ~fifteen minutes for our server to bring the check. The glowing reviews in TheWashingtonPost etc are incorrect."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Trapezaria provides what the French would call an embarras de richesses; that is, they cook and serve all your Greek favorites here. I enjoyed my fill of beet salad with goat cheese and walnuts, followed by roast lamb accompanied by roast potatoes and green beans in tomato sauce. My daughter found the stuffed grape leaves and spanikopita up to her expectations. The galactibourikos we shared was exquisite. I am looking forward to my next visit to try more of their dishes!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Totally authentic Greek food and everything is so delicious. The staff is so friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very difficult for making conversation. Told both the server and another man who came by that the food was not hot. No one seemed to care"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was very good. Especially liked the sampler entree. Portions large, plan to share. Service great. Very friendly and accommodating. Brought me a free birthday dessert at last moment request. Only complaint is restaurant was very cold and couldn't seem to control that."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was fabulous, the restaurant was pretty. You need to be in a mood for service that is a bit wired and theatrical. Almost intrusive but certainly not meant that way. I will return for the lamb special - it was the best Youvetsi I've ever had. But the place was so noisy and frenetic at 7 pm on a Saturday night that conversation was impossible, even in their "quiet" area. It wasn't packed - it was the music and the wait staff that made it so crazy."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I want to like this restaurant. And the food is promising. But it needs to fix some kinks. Start with the service. Went on a Wednesday night and restaurant was less than half full. Yet the parade of waiters ignored us; we had to flag down a runner. It appeared that there was some confusion about which waiter "had" our location. Eventually a waiter arrived, took our order, and then we never saw him again until we had to flag him down for the check. Next, we ordered a cocktail - the first one listed on the drink menu - only to be told that they ran out of Prosecco, the main ingredient! Finally, there was a live keyboardist playing Greek influenced music. Lovely, but WAY TOO LOUD, especially as there is nothing to absorb sound."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The food was excellent-- robust, delicious. For four of us, we ordered the 20-dish mezze special for $40 for appetizers. There was so much food, both cold and hot dishes, that it could have filled us all. It included all the usual dips, salad and olives with pita bread, following by baked lamb, Cyprus sausage, and fried calamari. Certainly for 2 people, it would be more than enough food for dinner. We ordered main dishes anyway and I really liked my sampler of Spanakopita, Moussakas, Dolmades Avgolemono, Arni Psito and more delicious baked lamb. Others ordered the grilled octopus dinner special which was meaty and soft; the baked lamb was full of garlic flavors; the shrimp in sauce with rice was good but less interesting. Going back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was good, basic Greek cooking, but the restaurant is very noisy -- hard to carry on a conversation. It was very busy on a Saturday night, so the service was slow. Don't know if we will return -- if we do, it will be on a week night."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were guests of friends for dinner. We picked this place, based on Tom Sietsema's review. Bad idea. Tom obviously ate at a different restaurant. Greeting, slow, impersonal and incompetent. Manager seems to wander around, doing nothing. Average age of diners - really old. Avgolemono was very good. I got lamb skewers. Waitress asked what doneness, and I replied rare to medium rare. Skewers arrived (san skewer), and were beyond well done. Waitress then said they couldn't be cooked as I ordered. That was obvious, but why inquire as to how I wanted them cooked? The lamb looked and tasted like road kill. Back it went. This is a bad restaurant, badly run. Poor service and crummy food. Avoid."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Trrapezeria is a good restaurant with a nice menu. All dishes were really well prepared and very tasty. Service was erratic in that at first dishes came at breakneck speed and then, when we said something, quite slow. Took four requests to get bread. But, our server was wonderful and she made the evening fun, with very honest food recommendations. The real problem was noise level, which got pretty high once the place filled. The restaurant would do well to add some "soft" surfaces to absorb sound reflections."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Delicious traditional Greek pita with chicken skewer. Mooist and tasty meat with the sandwich, NOT dry."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Trapezaria is a nice neighborhood restaurant with good (not great) food. Everyone enjoyed what they had--the lamb chops were delicious as was the baked shrimp. Salad was also very fresh and good."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food was authentic Greek - nicely seasoned and the right temperature. We had the lamb and the grilled octopus with appetizers and rice pudding for dessert. However the service was like it was the first night of operation. Wait staff walked around in a daze. One asked us if we had menus? What? was he blind? - there were no menus in front of us! We waited and waited for anyone to take notice of us. My entrée came out with the appetizers. I should have sent it back. We needed more bread and asked for it but never got it until we asked a second time. It appeared that our waiter didn't want to deal with us. The salad dressing was perfect however. The lamb was good but my husband didn't like the cuts he was given - too bony."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Truly one of the best Greek places to eat if you wish to taste the real deal. Hummus starters were excellent. Rock Fish, lamb, and eggplant were the main dishes. As always, excellent flavors. Service is always great. A lot of attention to detail is given."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was excellent and really a great value for what was paid. Everything was good to great---fava dip, eggplant appetizer, fried cod and best of all, the moussaka. Service was efficient and gracious if not a bit cloying. Nice expensive space."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Service and friendliness of staff outstanding. Tzatziki dip fresh and ample. Decent rockfish and red snapper entres, but would go with the mezze plates next time. Hope the baklava is always as fresh--the light and flakey crust is hard to pull off but Trapezaria pastry chef nailed it!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "enjoyed our meal, despite it being rushed as they accepted a reservation before they were closing for a private party. The lamb & orzo dish was very flavorful - cinnamon came out but not overpowering. whole fish was good - I had to ask for the lemon/oil sauce that should be served with it. the grilled octopus had little flavor, but the grilled veggies were nicely done. I concur with others that many of the "prepared dishes" were served colder than they should have been . Their green beans in tomato sauce side dish was good, but almost cold...which made it disappointing. The tzatsiki was yummy!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is the real deal. The Lamb was OUTSTANDING and my other guests had the Home Made Special Eggplant which is perfect and awesome. The fish was cooked perfectly. A must in the area. Very nice owners who greet and welcome you. service was great."
    Dined on 5/17/2014