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 .

8540 Connecticut Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Italian, Greek

Hours of Operation:


Lunch & Dinner:
Daily: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
TW PERRY

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 951-1818

Website:
http://www.manolicanoli.com/

Parking Details:
Free Parking Directly behind the restaurant. You can enter the restaurant from the parking lot or in front of Connecticut Avenue.

Public Transit:
Yes. Bus stop directly across the street from the restaurant.

Private Party Contact:
Stavros: (301) 951-1818

Additional:
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Manoli Canoli Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.1

value

4.8

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderfully nice people and fresh tasty food. Family owned and run. Both Greek food and Italian food dishes were good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Neighborhood easy location away from the crowded Bethesda streets. Super friendly & consistently good

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent great value

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Delicious food and service with a smile. The owner really cares about his customers and it shows in his food and his service. I would definitely come back again and again.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

There were random inio

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

A wonderful friendly place to dine with authentic, fair priced food. The aim of this gem is to please.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Reliably good, consistently yummy, neighborhood gem.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great Italian/Greek hybrid menu. Their baklava is the best I've ever tasted. Nikos runs the front of the house and is always fun.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Fabulous experience! Took a group of 3 families with kids. The good was great, for both adults and kids. The wine was great, the staff was great. Will definitely do it again!

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Superb — service, food, everything. Well worth the hassle of parking.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Always friendly, warm service; flavorful Italian and Greek basics.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Just a convenient place in the neighborhood. The food isn't anything special BUT The Baklava is to die for!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2016

We are big fans. We like the pizzas, super salad, and meatball sub. I usually pick up a frozen lasagna and eggplant parm for my freezer on the way out.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 26, 2016

The spinach and goat cheese ravioli with walnut sauce was fabulous! My husband had the veal and loved it too. But... the canoli was worth the drive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on August 20, 2016

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.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Cold Food. Not enough service staff.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Great service & outstanding food in this small restaurant...wouldn't want it any bigger because it would lose its "family" feeling.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Great spanakopita and grilled salmon special. Servers and staff were so kind and welcoming.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 7, 2016

Terrific food and outstanding service. Perfect! Highly-recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2016

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2016

Always excellent

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 6, 2016

Very pleasant staff, attentive, helpful. Very good meal

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2016

The food is fresh and delicious and the service always friendly and attentive. I go there often and have never been disappointed. Great value

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 7, 2016

Awesome flavor! Very authentic! Try the bruschetta!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Ate here after a visit to the Chevy Chase Library. Our party of four had chicken souvlaki (2), gyros and mushroom ravioli. Attentive service, great food! We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Delicious food, server was attentive, nice Valentine's dinner!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2016

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 5, 2015

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2015

a great place to eat, good food, good staff, fair prices, had a good time with a good girl...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 17, 2015

Great service but the food was just sub-par. Listed as a Italian/Greek restaurant but the menu was heavy Italian with a few Greek options. Not sure that we would try this place again unfortunately.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 6, 2015

I love that Manoli Canoli specializes in Greek & Italian food! The food is spectacular and Nikos our server made the experience that much more memorable! We can't wait to go back to Manoli Canoli!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 29, 2015

Amazing neighborhood gem. Excellent Caprese salad. Authentic Italian, Greek and Mediterranean dishes.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2015

The main course arrived shortly after the salads were delivered. The service was far too rushed to be pleasant. Usually not a problem here but it definitely was on the night we were there. The rush to push people through was unfortunate.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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