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Scallops Risotto  - Cava Mezze - Olney, Olney, MD
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Cava Mezze - Olney

4.6
4.6
850 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Your neighborhood Mediterranean hangout, dedicated to shared plates and culinary excellence! Currently offering outdoor dining, and contactless curbside takeout and delivery.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri 2:45 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Fri 2:45 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 774-9090

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dimitri Moshovitis

  • Catering

    Please email info@eatcava.com

  • Private party contact

    Mara Xenohristos: (240) 441-6669 ext. 1

  • Neighborhood

    Olney

  • Cross street

    Next to Starbucks!

  • Parking details

    Easy and free lot parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 850 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Greek

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Notable Wine List

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  1. N

    Nofastfood

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We ate at Cava for brunch. We are regulars here, and enjoy brunch (and occasional happy hours) regularly, so we are very familiar with the menu and the offerings. The food is very good, well-seasoned Mediterranean/Greek-style food. My only complaint is the lack of variety in the menu. While I can always find something great on the brunch menu, it would be nice to see some more seasonal variation. Portions are more than ample, and I find that take-away boxes are almost a necessity. The outdoor sidewalk is space is as nice as they can make it given its location in a repurposed parking lot. Kudos to Cava and for the shopping center management for making this option possible, especially in the Covid era.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dinner inside the restaurant - nice music, great vibe.
  3. PH

    PhilH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We ate outside given the covid surge and had a very nice meal all around.
  4. k

    kermit

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great all around. Table ready when promised, service prompt, friendly, and well-informed. Food delicious and came out fast. Ate outside and space is literally in parking lot, but they make it as nice as can be with umbrellas, planters, metal railing for solid separation, but still lots of cars very close, but we didn't mind. A lovely night out.
  5. DS

    DoronS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and vibe and very friendly staff and ownership.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming back to Cava Mezze! Every time I go the food is always delicious and the service is great. One of the people in my party was a small plates skeptic and even he was converted by the end of our dinner. Such a hidden gem!
  7. M

    Macknife

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love this spot and Tig is the man. Great food and cocktails, will be back soon!
  8. c

    clsdiner

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great overall. Very pricey but everything is these days. They forgot one of our items. We enjoyed arugula salad, a great beef dish and opa opa shrimp. Didn’t really like the corn.
  9. AR

    AnitaR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of my very favorite places to dine. I highly recommend it.
  10. SG

    SarahG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Excellent food, good vegetarian options, good service, but very noisy. Cava Mezze in Olney is a great choice for excellent Mediterranean food. The servings are on the small side, but we found two entrees and one appetizer to be filling for dinner for two. The zucchini fritters on tzatziki (yogurt and cucumber sauce) were delicious! It is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant perfect for a dinner before an Olney Theatre show. We arrived during a Happy Hour (which run for a long period most early evenings) and the noise from the bar was very loud, making conversation difficult.
  11. e

    ef1258

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    So loud we couldn't hear each other across the table. Be a bar, be a restaurant, but why not have a little separation between the two? Likely won't be back.
  12. TY

    ToYshIka

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been a few years since I’ve been to CAVA, happy the food quality was still amazing!
  13. LB

    LindaB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service spotty. Waiter seemed stressed with overload of responsibility thus unable to provide adequate attention. Chicken lollipops were delicious brussels sprouts were burnt and bitter, scallops were awful, watermelon was OK. Noise level very high.
  14. K

    Kreg

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my mother-in-law there after a play at the Olney Theater. We weren't sure what to expect. Had never been there for dinner before. We were a party of 3 which as it turns out was perfect. Cava Mezze is a tapas place that serves smaller portions and many of their options serves 3 people perfectly. Our waitress, Zoe, was very helpful. She guided us through the menu and answered any questions that we had. She was pleasant and patient and allowed to us order and dine at our leisure. We started w/ the "Watermelon Salad" OUTSTANDING. ORDER IT. And it came in 3 pieces. Perfect for us. Next we ordered Grilled Meatballs and an order of the Fried Zucchini. The 3 meatballs were flavorful and enjoyable. The Fried Zucchini was outstanding. ORDER IT. Next came the Scallops in Risotto. OUTSTANDING! GET IT! (unless of course you dont like Scallops grilled to perfection. and a smooth creamy risotto) A side order of Street Corn was a nice compliment to the meal. But the zucchini was bit tastier. We were finished at that point. All 3 of us were stuffed. But!! Zoe brought out a complimentary dessert for my mother-in-law's birthday. And it was tasty. No small scoop of ice cream here. They served us a fresh made waffle topped with seasonal berries, candied pecans and whipped cream. OUTSTANDING! Even if its not your birthday ORDER IT!! Overall, a wonderful dining experience. Great service. Great food and Great drinks. Would return in a heartbeat. Plus there were so many other items we have yet to try. This flaming cheese dish, I forget what they called it A couple shrimp dishes. Sliders, Lamb Chops Potato Terrine Mini Gyros and Im sure Ive forgotten a few. Cava Mezze is not real fancy. But it is nice, with a modern open theme. Outdoor seating is also available. The kitchen is open and visible from most tables. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. We were there in the early evening on a Saturday Lamb chops
  15. AB

    AlexandraB

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great to have dinner at cava . We love coming here
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Cava Mezze for brunch! Tasty mimosas and delicious food for a great price! Waiter Jack was very nice and timed delivery of plates perfectly!! Will continue visiting for more amazing brunches!!
  17. PR

    PhilipR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, fantastic food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and waiter was attentive. I feel $15 for a small plate of arugula with 4 see through slivers of zucchini is overpriced. The baklava was outstanding.
  19. A

    Ak47

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrive was amazing food was delicious. Peer Gus made it a point to check in with us. Everyone here was amazing!
  20. BF

    BFerrufino

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, great service. would definitely go back.
  21. K

    Kimw

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The $35.00 brunch is different from previous visits. Worried it wouldn’t be enough food but it was fine. Went off menu and ordered a baklava that might be one of the worst I have ever eaten. Phyllo pastry was soft. Not fresh which was disappointing. I think we will stick to the bar and small plates
  22. JS

    JustStan

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mid—June combined Fathers Day & Birthday celebration for 6 of us. We each selected dishes, and the wait-staff served a coherent meal. The food and service were up to Cava’s usual high standards, and enjoyed by all
  23. NB

    NeilB

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch!
  24. JK

    JoyceK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us shared ten different things, everything was delicious! We'll be visiting again.
  25. PB

    PhilB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We went on a Monday night and food was not as good as it usually is. Brussel sprouts came our burned, but kudos to wait staff as after we notified them, they replaced the order.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The service was amazing! The food was so so this time around. The second time I have been here.
  27. S

    Shivers101

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I prefer the original location in Rockville. Much more intimate. The food in Olney wasn’t the great. The octopus was chewy. The lamb chop was bland and came with fries? I just ever remember it being just average at the Rockville location. I won’t be back to Olney.
  28. D

    Dennis

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love CAVA to gather with friends & family. This location provides a varied menu that is consistently delicious !
  29. AB

    AmyB

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food and ambiance were great. The service wasn't great but improved.
  30. SG

    StephanieG

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We drove from Baltimore to Olney because we love Cava Mezze so much. It did not disappoint, and actually exceeded our already high expectations. The Manager, Gus, is incredible and made the evening especially wonderful.
  31. c

    clevelandparkguru

    Washington DC

    546 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    546 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location. Started with cocktails , fried zucchini fritters and lamb sliders . Spanakopita and falafel were all outstanding. Opa Opa Shrimp. All outstanding. Service and Staff are always spot on!
  32. T

    Topshelfvodka

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Extremely satisfied with the experience. Wife and I wanted to celebrate our anniversary. Very good service, great food, the waitress even brought us champagne and a nice card from the restaurant to congratulate us. Really can’t go wrong with Cava. Top notch.
  33. s

    spiegs

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic and loved how it comes out as a dish is ready. Plenty of pita bread too! Very noisy when place is packed - hard to hold a conversation. Calamari was a little dry with too much breading, but the sampler dips, crab cake special, gyros, braised beef, brussel sprouts were all outstanding. Oh the sweet iced tea was very refreshing. And our server was so busy but never neglected us - like the hustle of all the staff!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    They should left a good thing alone. I am not a fan of the new brunch menu at all. Bring back the old Cava Mezze please
  35. N

    Nikki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was nice. Weather was beautiful, unfortunately the view is a parking lot but since fun nonetheless. Food and drinks were amazing. Will be coming back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything but the lamb chops were very tough
  37. L

    Larry

    Washington DC

    329 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    329 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have dined at this Cava Mezze many times; the food and service were always good. This meal was superb in every way- the food, and the service (we were outside and the restaurant was packed inside)- and still it was a wonderful experience!
  38. J

    Judith

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent! She let us take our time with ordering wine and our food. She was always there checking on us. Couldn’t ask for better service. The food was excellent as well!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  40. P

    Perkins

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was good. We were a party of 10 and there was mixed reviews on the food. I did not like the idea that everyone at the table had to order the brunch option $35/person. My mother-in-law and I would have been happy with a single choice. Some folks were on their third selection while some of us were still waiting on the second course. The noise level is extremely high we could not hear ourselves talk. We had a tank inside maybe outside would have been better. Our bill was more than $440 without Tip for 10 not too bad but I did not think the brunch was a good value for the price and the portions were small.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cava Mezze - Olney using the Order Online button. Cava Mezze - Olney also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 774-9090.

Cava Mezze - Olney is rated 4.6 stars by 850 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cava Mezze - Olney

3122 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832-1408

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Next to Starbucks!

  • Neighborhood

    Olney

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri 2:45 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Fri 2:45 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Easy and free lot parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dimitri Moshovitis

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 774-9090

  • Catering

    Please email info@eatcava.com

  • Private party contact

    Mara Xenohristos: (240) 441-6669 ext. 1

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