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

4.6
4.6
870 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

10:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

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  • Order online

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 870 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Greek

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Great for Brunch

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Notable Wine List

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  1. SP

    SteveP

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal thoroughly. Every item was mouthwateringly delicious. Our waiter was attentive and was happy to work with the kitchen to provide us a modified dessert due to dietary restrictions. The manager, Gus, treated us like VIPs, chatting with us like we were lifelong friends. We will definitely return!
  2. KC

    KathyC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service is outstanding, from appetizers to desserts.
  3. l

    lewis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The service was a little slow but the food was good. I would recommend Cava- casual fun food, but a little loud inside.
  4. M

    Molly

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had an excellent experience overall! The wait staff and manager were very attentive, and the waiter gave great recommendations (I HATE it when a server doesn’t seem to know anything about the venue in which s/he works!). Among the recommendations were the cauliflower and braised beef, and these were, hands down, the best two items we got- I will definitely be back for both! The hummus was good- the crispy chickpeas on top really made it that much better. The watermelon salad was good- especially liked the kalamata olives on top- but I wished they had the beet salad instead. I’d read great recommendations for both the French toast and the Spicy lamb Benedict, neither of which were a favorite. Whatever makes the French toast crispy and fried is not butter, and it seemed fatty… which isn’t to say butter isn’t fatty, but it adds a depth of flavor that makes it worth it! And the lamb sliders were good, just not a gold star. I probably wouldn’t get them again. The Nutella cheesecake was ok. It’s made with Greek yogurt, which the waiter warned changes the texture, but I quite liked the texture (plus knowing it had Greek yogurt, and therefore protein, made me feel less guilty!), but it wasn’t Nutella-forward. If someone asked me what flavor was in it, hazelnut would not have been on my list. All of this said, for how attentive the staff was and for how excellent several of the items were, I will definitely be back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seth was great
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    248 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    248 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food and service here .
  7. DB

    DeidreeB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. You forget how good homemade Tzatziki & Hummus are compared to store bought. A perfect complement to the warm soft pita. The flaming table side Saganaki is to die for. The mains were incredible, we had the slow roasted braised beef. Can’t wait to go back!
  8. RB

    RichardB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were terrific. We will return soon.
  9. AB

    AlexandraB

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints . We love going to cava for brunch , lunch or dinner
  10. DC

    DanaC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is great, staff are friendly. Prices have gone up since the pandemic started while portions stayed the same. I’m sure they need to make up for significant financial losses. Outside seating is in a parking lot but at least there isn’t highway traffic.
  11. JH

    JerriH

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great selection of items to share, food was good and plentiful
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, Seth was a fantastic server, and the beer selection was local and delicious. 10/10 recommend!
  13. AB

    AlexandraB

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday and the service and attention was beyond expected
  14. AB

    AndrewB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loud but otherwise great experience
  15. o

    olneylocal

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I was surprised that the pita bread was stiff/stale. I'm hoping that is a one off.
  16. LB

    LauraB

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cava Mezze is our go-to place for a family dinner that everyone enjoys. The food is delicious and we enjoy the atmosphere
  17. C

    Clouds

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an great time , I appreciate the anniversary note too cute!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, great options. I would suggest more breakfast meat options for the brunch. Other than that, the service and ambiance were great.
  19. GT

    GlobalTourist10

    Jacksonville

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good small plate menu and desserts in nice environment in Olney. We needed this restaurant in the area. Go and enjoy!
  20. N

    Nofastfood

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dinner inside the restaurant - nice music, great vibe.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
  26. 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!
  27. 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.
  28. AR

    AnitaR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of my very favorite places to dine. I highly recommend it.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. AB

    AlexandraB

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great to have dinner at cava . We love coming here
  35. 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!!
  36. PR

    PhilipR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, fantastic food.
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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

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 870 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 10 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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