Cava Mezze- Rockville

4.6
400 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Your neighborhood hangout dedicated to shared plates and culinary excellence.

Outside dining and contactless takeout and delivery are available.

10 percent off all curbside takeout.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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
What 400 people are saying
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BPMinDC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot. Really wish there were more Cava Mezze locations. They’d kill it in downtown Bethesda. Kapnos was super popular and only closed due to management “issues.” Cava Mezze is everything that Kapnos Bethesda was.

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Tania
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in the area. I still love their classic dishes like the grilled octopus, lamb chops, and scallop risotto. Unfortunately, I have to admit that I'm disappointed with the new dishes and especially since they removed the Avgolemono soup from their menu.

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NikkiT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome brunch experience. Way more food than one would think would be served given the number of choices, and there is something for everyone. Wonderful service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seated in a high traffic area

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AnnS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Marilyn was fantastic. She made us feel welcome and our experience was amazing on New Years Eve. Thank you.

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LandryK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good. Very cozy space but the service was very slow. My dad's order took more than 1/2 hr to come so he had to take his meds late. I wasn't happy about it.

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viploud
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are outside because of the pandemic. Not the most amazing outside seating, but they made it work, had heaters, and we were comfortable. Great wait staff

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DaviaM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time. The food was AMAZING! I will be sure to tell all of my friends and family about Cava. Very family oriented as well. Drink were nice and strong.

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MaryCatherineH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was fresh and great. Our waitress Marilyn was so attentive. Fun delicious nite!!

MJ
MarilynJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

We ate outside. It was so dark, I couldn't wait to leave. I was craving a Souvlaki sandwich and think I should have been told it was simply skewers of meat. At home I would never have a main course of meat and nothing else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Brunch - on guest did not receive order until everyone was almost finished.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great time, every time we go

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DCdiner
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food (especially the brussels sprouts and the grilled meatballs) and helpful, attentive service. The dining room was super chaotic when we visited-- 7pm on a Friday night-- and it was hard to carry on a conversation. If you want a calmer, more intimate experience, a non-peak time might be more to your liking.

The house made ginger beer is fantastic (especially in a cocktail)!

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PardisS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always great!

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erins
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food…excellent service! Only drawback is that the tables are way too close together (esp for Covid dining!) and it is impossible to hear the person sitting across from you.

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Hsbeach
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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ranis
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. The food is very close to food in Greece. The owner and management is very hospitable and gives you personal attention.

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AlexandraP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch. Despite being clearly busy, we got our food in a timely manner and drinks were never empty. High quality and delicious menu items, each and every one.

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TerryO
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. Waiter was friendly. But we felt so rushed. We didn’t have a chance to sit and enjoy. They had us in and out as fast as they could.

RJ
RichardJ
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun night out - great food and fast service. One of our favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! The food is outstanding.

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PARp
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious Mediterranean tapas style dishes. even better for people that like to share!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The meal and service were excellent- but the noise/volume from the bar made it so we struggled to have a conversation. Our waitress helped us switch tables, but we shouldn’t have been sat so close to the bar when there was a large loud group (happy hour?) there.

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AnanthK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We used to frequent Cava Mezze more frequently before the pandemic and used to like it. Now the food seems pretty mediocre - the Saganaki was not properly flambed and tasted strongly of alcohol. They did give us another when we pointed it out. There were 3 of us, and we were provided with only 1 menu - and it was old and the print was fading. In the poorly lit restaurant, it was not easy to read and having fading text in the descriptions didn't help. When I pointed this out to the server, she had to check for herself (instead of taking my work for it) before she realized that a new menu was needed. We ordered several items: saganaki (poor), zucchini fritters (mediocre), potato terrine (good), calamari (mediocre), lamb meatballs (mediocre) and lamb chops (excellent). Overall, this was not a great experience. Something seems to have changed with the restaurant. Hopefully, they figure it out and get back to the way they were.

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JoshM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Cava is the best restaurant in Montgomery County.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and excellent service! Outdoor heat lamps made the evening very comfortable.

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Thao
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Very slow, make sure you have enough time

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DanielleBI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent but the price value for the wine was poor. $11 a glass of Pinot Noir, although a good wine, is on the high side for a 3 to 4 ounce pour

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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dinnerdiner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food but portions were a bit small for the price.

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vipsamb
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's nice to have cava as a local option. They weren't at their best on Saturday but overall it was good. The food was pretty good and came out fairly promptly, and the service was nice. And because other diners were taking their time on a nice night and thus clogging up the tables, they created an extra table for us so we wouldn't have to wait any longer (about 20 minutes after our res time). So that was thoughtful.

Less than perfect this time:
- I ordered a martini which came in a strange tumbler style glass.
- It's standard at cava to provide a little pita bread and some pepper salsa but we didn't get any.
- Because of the wait for a table the hostess apologized and promised free desserts - but our waitress wasn't informed and we didn't want to raise it. It wasn't really necessary, but don't offer and then fail to execute.

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vipStephanieJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They offer good outdoor dining

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vipMsParticular
Chicago
173 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service and plenty of outdoor tables. We will return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good! It was my first rime and I plan to go back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic French toast!

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vipDanielH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve come here many times for dinner — which is always fantastic — though this was my first time for brunch. We sat outside, so missed the beautiful ambiance of the dining room. Our family enjoyed the lamb Benedict, lamb sliders and frittata, along with the aptly named flaming cheese which is a Cava Mezze speciality . Everything was excellent and the service was great. Cava Mezze never disappoints.

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Will definitely be back!

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vipgreekoukla
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My birthday

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cava Mezze- Rockville using the Order Online button. Cava Mezze- Rockville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 309-9090.

Cava Mezze- Rockville is rated 4.6 stars by 400 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.