Cava Mezze- Rockville

4.6
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153 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek

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Your neighborhood hangout dedicated to shared plates and culinary excellence.

Specials

Free order of Banana Fritters

End your brunch on the perfect note, with a free order of banana fritters. One order per reservation, valid for dine-in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 12, 2019

Ends: June 13, 2118

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-3:00PM

(2) for $12 Pre-Fixed Lunch Menu

Come try some of our favorite Mezze with our pre-fixed lunch. Available Monday - Friday.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 12, 2019

Ends: June 13, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-2:30PM

Free order of homemade Greek donuts

End your meal with the perfect treat, free order of our homemade Greek donuts! One order per table, valid for dine-in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 12, 2019

Ends: June 13, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-10:00PM

What 153 People Are Saying
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JF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Servings were very small and prices were high. Very noisy and we had to keep speaking louder to hear each other, caused a problem since 1 person at our table was hard of hearing and could not understand what others were saying. We will not be back to this restaurant. Service was fine ... food was very good but servings were too small for sharing with the table.

SC
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restauant, small plates, but they were really outstanding. We met my wife's cousin and their 2 teenaage boys and the loved the food as well

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening as always!

TF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cava Mezze never disappoints. Every aspect of our meal was wonderful. We will return again and again!

q
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was served “when ready” so that one party in our group was served a meal, and the other party’s meal was served 10 minutes later. Now if many restaurants can serve a table of 6 or 8 all at the same time, it would be good if Cava Mezze could serve two meals at the same time. This type of service is unacceptable.

Chicken was dry. The salmon dish was excellent.

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and food was awesome:)

MD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, the staff is wonderful! We love this location

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mezze, tapas

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DP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very noisy place. Food is Very expensive.
Waiter service was ok, could be better. It was too crowded even on Thursday evening, may because of the place being too small.

JC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef D's platter is a must!

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CG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food was excellent as always, and the service was spot on. I found the server to be very accommodating for our 7 year old, and they thoughtfully helped to celebrate my husband's birthday without being cheesy or overdone. Especially enjoyed the flaming cheese! Don't miss the lollipop chicken as well.

s
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It's great to have Cava in the neighborhood, especially when you just want a small bite and a drink. On this visit, we enjoyed our whole fileted bronzino, and our beet salad was decent. We also got "chicken lollipops" which is an unfortunate name for fried chicken drumsticks. Our waiter knew we were trying to avoid fried foods but didn't say anything. My point about the fried food is that there is no green veggie on the menu that isn't deep fried. I don't know if that's due to greek cooking, but I'd suggest to branch out and put something healthier on the menu. Finally, I think my wife's wine was good as was my cocktail bit it was tiny (I think less than four ounces).

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great as usual. Service was fine.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Cocktails spectacular! Had the old fashioned- superb!
Music a little loud , made it difficult to converse otherwise was wonderful!

JB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious

MG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food were both excellent. The server was knowledgeable and helpful in making selections. Lighting was dim and made it hard to read the menu.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing! We normally love coming here- but the service was lacking this time. Our waitress didn’t come back for about 20 minutes while we were waiting for our bill. I used to wait tables and I understand that managing several tables is tough. All I wanted was her to take some accountability and we would have been fine. But instead- she stayed away and avoided us after dropping the check.

I
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner out on the patio, where it was quiet and pleasant. The food and wine were excellent and very innovative. Our server, Dionisios R, was outstanding. He was very friendly, attentive, and a consummate professional. He made our evening absolutely perfect!

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Had to remind them about food we ordered, as we sat there waiting once all the rest of the food was gone and of course, our server was no where to be found after taking a drink order 15 minutes prior. Also did not get the donuts that were suppose to be the promotion when we booked the reservation.

AO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found Cazza Mezze on Google by fluke. Great !!! dining experience. In Rockville visiting from Ottawa, On, Canada. Our server was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the sharing style menu is genius.

JD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters are friendly and very promptly got us boxes to save our leftovers from Mezze Mania (Monday special with $25 for three courses). The portions are meant for sharing, but quite generous. The lamb gyro is three mini gyros that rival any I've had, the street corn is fantastic, and the pita is warm and plentiful for any dips you order. We had a great time!

ZK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We hadn’t been here in a very long time but had to drop off something in Gaithersburg so decided to go back since we love the fast food Cava a lot and go there at least every couple of weeks.
I have to say the food was very mediocre although the place has plenty of charm and ambiance. We had a few Mezze plates and almost nothing but the beet salad stood out.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Ordered food and my friend was finished before mine ever came....20 minutes later!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place to eat ever.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cava is one of my favorite restaurants- they never disappoint!

JC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service and very good reasonably priced wine.

T
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Cava is usually one of my favorite restaurants. This one time was a disappointment. The waiter ignored us for a long time before offering to take our order. The food was mostly delicious. One notable exception was the steak that was ordered medium rare, but arrived RAW. When I reported the meat was raw, the waiter said, "I'll let the chef know". Nothing came of that.

PD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was very impressed with the Greek Tapas that are offered at Cava-Mezze in Rockville. Took my whole family plus my parents and Aunt & Uncle to experience their Mediterranean dishes. They all loved it. Can't wait to go back again. Their Popsicle Chicken is incredible

JO
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. The size of the restaurant is perfect. The manager came over to see how everything was! The gyros where out of this world!!

MG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I ordered the Chef D Platter. This provided a nice assortment of dishes for us to try. There was plenty left over to take home for lunch the next day. The food was even good reheated. Service was prompt and friendly.

We enjoyed the Greek donuts for dessert, that were offered as a free special with our OpenTable reservation.

D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have found our new special occasion restaurant. There are so many tempting dishes that our party of 5 ordered 7 tapas entrees and 3 appetizers. Even our attentive waitress commented that we ordered a lot of food but you know what? We ate every scrumptious bite and polished off an order of nutella donuts for dessert. It was worth hitting the gym the next day to make up for the indulgence and I can't wait to go back to Cava Mezze!

AH
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always love dining at Cava. The service is prompt and friendly! We took advantage of the lunch special and really enjoyed the food.

GX
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I firmly believe Cava Mezze is a wonderful resturant because the food is great and the service is outstanding.

CS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the food. Each dish was special with the right amount spices and seasonings that worked across dishes but also remained distinct. Service was exceptional and we really appreciated the vegan menu. Our server did a terrific job identifying our needs and directing us to items that matched our dietary needs. In addition, she was knowledgeable about the preparation of each dish and let us know that the falafel would be fried in oil that was also used to deep fry poultry.

r
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cava is one of our favorite restaurants. For years my three granddaughters and Itry to get together there several times a year, from the time they were little girls until now when the youngest is going away to college. We think of it as "our restaurant."

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall good value and tasty options for their pre-fix lunch. Having to select courses told me that the menu selections would be coursed out. Items brought out haphazardly. Would have enjoyed to be informed or directed accordingly. Shared plates provided but lack of serving utensils made for an awkward business lunch service.

C
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great little plates restaurant. Small sharing portions. Great attention to specific food allergies. Fun and different

SS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had a nice lunch but are looking forward to better service next time. The food and atmosphere were both very enjoyable.

CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!!!

NE
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I've eaten at Cava Mezze before for lunch during the weekday and the evening weekend menu is quite different in offering and pricing. The waitress was very patient when considering the allergies that we had at the table however she failed to mention what was actually going to come out once the allergies were addressed. For example the street corn has dairy on it however she didn't mention that once we remove the butter it would simply be roasted corn. I'm not sure in which world $12 for two pieces of roasted corn makes any sense. I like the fact that the fast-casual version of cava is very transparent when it comes to ingredients and allergies however cava mezze lacks that transparency.