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Manoli Canoli

4.4
84 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
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 .
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Italian, Greek
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Hours of operation


Lunch & Dinner:
Daily: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 951-1818
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party contact
Stavros: (301) 951-1818
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Cross street
TW PERRY
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Parking details
Free Parking Directly behind the restaurant. You can enter the restaurant from the parking lot or in front of Connecticut Avenue.
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Public transit
Yes. Bus stop directly across the street from the restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 84 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
3.6
ambience
4.3
value
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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

As always food very good and the service was perfect

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

great food, friendly service, lots of choices and super family friendly. always pleases, doesn't disappoint. love this neighborhood spot-

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We've driven by here a hundred times and never paid attention. It's a tiny place with old-school Italian and, more recently, Greek standards. The red gravy (aka marinara) is the real deal. The atmosphere is animated - would be noisier if it were bigger. Diners were happy. We saw numerous folks carrying out pizzas. And there's parking!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We went there for a special family event - and had a great time. The service was wonderful - and the food was great. It was well seasoned, ample, hot and not at all greasy. I very nice ambiance and plenty of parking. Great place.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food, generous portions, attentive service. Go hungry when in the mood for comfort food. Plenty of parking out back. Excellent value.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 18, 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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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent great value

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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined on May 7, 2017

There were random inio

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2017

Reliably good, consistently yummy, neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Cold Food. Not enough service staff.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on April 28, 2016

Always excellent

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2016

Very pleasant staff, attentive, helpful. Very good meal

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2016

Awesome flavor! Very authentic! Try the bruschetta!

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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1.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2015

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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