Cava Mezze- Rockville

4.7
385 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 385 people are saying
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Hsbeach
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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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
1 review
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
2 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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greekoukla
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My birthday

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viplhaustin
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, but overall experience was simply pleasant and more like a nice lunch than evening dining. All three food items were delivered quickly, well before the drinks were delivered. I had to ask about the drinks before getting them half way through dinner. We were in and out in 25 minutes, not our actual desire.

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vipNicoleS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I love Cava but this visit was pretty awful! Our server was lousy. He was inattentive and completely unenthusiastic. Unfriendly and just plain bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have celiac and they were really great about dealing with the allergy. They notate dishes that are 100% gluten free with no cross contamination

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vipwayneb
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food in Rockville. A must dining spot and great for a date or group. We jsut ask the server to bring their favorites as the menu is a can't miss hit.

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jrose
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent as always. Outside seating service was okay, not the best setting of course (Giant and streets), and more could be done to improve it, but with food as the focus, it is fine. I do recommend CAVA!

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vipmary
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food but a bit overpriced. Thanks

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vipAaronS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating and service, excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner was awesome, my favorite staple is the Brussels sprouts appetizer.

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Sandy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate outside, which is why it was quiet, and the food was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were phenomenal!!! Every dish was luscious and the servings were generous (we really didn’t need to order 3 tapas each!) We sat outside, which could have been a bit cleaner. That and the fact that it’s pricey are the only slight improvements I would consider less than stellar!

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vipLuv2Cook
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! Brittany is the best and we will be back again & again. When Cava Mezze first opened years ago it was our date night place. We just started going back again and I am sorry we waited so long.

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Nikki
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We tried a lot of different mezzes and all were great. The favorites for the group were the dipping tray, lamb chops, watermelon salad, mini gyros, and mediterranean cod.

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JasonL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service great. Recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to talk and eat great food without feeling you need to be rushed. Small plates give you the ability to try multiple items on menu which all are good.

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vip1234
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and highly recommend the large platter for a group.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Enjoyable dining experience with very good service. Steak souvlaki was a fave. Tender beef with nice flavor. Hush puppies also very good. Spicy lamb slider could have had more flavor and would be great in a pita rather than an oversized bun. Tahini sauce on the falafel was excellent but the falafel themselves were disappointing and dry.

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 4.7 stars by 385 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.