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About Manoli Canoli
Established in 2006, Manoli Canoli is a family owned and operated, full-service, dining and carry-out restaurant. The proud owner, Stavros Manolakos, along with his wife’s culinary expertise, has perfected the menu to offer the best homemade, mouthwatering, Italian and Greek dishes. Combining old-world charm with some modern-day culinary masterpieces it is a truly unique dining experience for the whole family! Our friendly, experienced staff, with our quality Italian and Greek food, including wonderful gourmet hand tossed New York style pizza pies, scrumptious, hand- made daily mozzarella, imported olive oil and olives from the owner’s orchard in Sparta, Greece, has made Manoli Canoli a popular dining neighborhood destination in the Chevy Chase area .
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner:
Daily: 11:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Free Parking Directly behind the restaurant. You can enter the restaurant from the parking lot or in front of Connecticut Avenue.
Yes. Bus stop directly across the street from the restaurant.
Private Party Contact:
Stavros: (301) 951-1818
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Manoli Canoli Ratings and Reviews
If it’s possible for service to be too fast, this was it. Our server came to take our drink order a few minutes after we were seated. When we ordered our meal at the same time, we didn’t expect it would all be served at once. Our server came back about 5 minutes with our drinks and meals. The food was delicious as usual but we were done and on our way in 35 minutes. A bit fast for a Saturday night out.
The eggplant parmesan was very tasty but the chicken parmesan wasn't made well. The chicken was overly breaded as were the crab cakes we saw at other tables. The side salad was basically all lettuce; the cesar salad was better. The bread was good. We thought the service was great and as first time visitors, we were given a free dessert which was excellent. Neighborhood vibe which was great.
We visit the DC area several times a month, and were looking for a place just off the Beltway near Kensington. This combination of Italian and Greek fare sounded intriguing, so we gave it a try. What a find! Pasta made fresh daily, their own bread and olive oil, delicious and reasonably priced entrees, and baklava to die for. Family owned and operated--skip the chain bistros and try Manoli Cannoli.
We had a very relaxed and well-paced meal on the patio- which is basically an expanded sidewalk not far from a busy road. The noise was not that bad overall from the cars whizzing by, but you forgot about them after a while. The food (pizza, olives, fresh mozzarella, etc.) was really really good- very special detail and care went into the producrtion of everything. The Manoli Canoli olive oil was not special however with a very mild and non-memorable flavor. This was potentially very helpful to not drowned out the awesome flavors from the mozz or pizza with artichokes and mushrooms.
Wasn't sure what to expect when we first walked into to this undescript small restaurant and the. We were blown away by the hospitality and unbelieveable great food! The lamb chops were awesome and the shrimp was just like when we were Mykonos. The wine he recommended was perfect! Definitely would go back.
A great local eatery offering authentically delicious Italian and Greek dishes. Professionally prepared and served. The humble environment belies the terridic food and reasonably priced wine and spirits. We have been driving by this place for years. So glad we finally tried it.
We took a break from babysitting the grandson and returned to this small restaurant in a strip of stores next to a Starbucks. Easy parking in the rear. If you are looking for fancy this is not the place. Good food, good-sized portions and a great variety of Greek and Italian dishes will be found. And I heard the canollis are also very good but after salad, glass of wine and eggplant I was full. My dining partner said the moussakka was excellent. If you are looking for a casual, quick dinner this is an excellent choice along Conencticut Avenue in Chyevy Chase.
We love Manoli Canoli. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food is delicious--particularly the eggplant parmesan and tzatziki. My sons who are busy medical students love their frozen prepared foods. Be sure to try their olive oil which the owner produces himself on his property in Greece. Manoli Canoli is a real gem!
It was extraordinarily noisy, kind of diner like level. I had the eggplant parm, not good, greasy and rather tasteless, I normally like the skin on eggplant, but this was chewy....not sure when the casserole was put together. The calamari was delicious, lightly breaded. Our grandkids 3 and 41/2 liked the pizza, crust was cracker thin, not my fav but....My husband had been pasta and meatballs, said meatballs didn't have much flavor. Perhaps we should have ordered the Greek specialities ? Anyway, wanted to love it.
Had a birthday lunch after church there with a group of 10. Was perfect as was not busy, had a nice table set up and waiting for us, and could easily carry out conversations that whole table could hear. Food was good, reasonably priced, variety of Greek and Italian choices. Service was excellent as there were also few other customers and they were very gracious because it took a while for our whole party to arrive. Will definitely keep in mind for future gatherings. Am sure level of busyness varies a lot along with noise level.
I have passed this place many times but never stopped in. We went on Saturday night and had a great meal. Their bruschetta is fantastic and they made fresh mozzarella every day. I had the special of scallops and shrimp over pasta with a lemon sauce and it was excellent, my girlfriend had the lobster ravolli's and they also were very tasty.
I recommend you give them a try. The wait staff was also spot on and brought us two pieces of mozzarella to try, loved it.
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