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“Good Food, Good Wine....LOUD”
Review of Cava Mezze

Cava Mezze
Ranked #53 of 880 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Your neighborhood Mediterranean hangout, dedicated to shared plates and culinary excellence. Find us in Rockville, DC, Clarendon, Baltimore, and Olney. Established in 2006. In the summer of 2006, long-time friends Ike Grigoropolous, Ted Xenohristos, and chef Dimitri Moshovitis came up with the idea for Cava Mezze over coffee. As three children of Greek immigrants, and life-long Rockville residents, they aimed to bring mezze-style dining of from their parents' home to their home. Despite opening their first Cava Mezze in a once desolate shopping center, the restaurant thrives as a neighborhood hangout. From hand-building tables, to smashing tiles, each founder and their family poured every ounce of their effort into making their first restaurant a success.
Arlington, VA
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Wine....LOUD”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We had a cheese dish, melted & fabulous, from the app menu. The drinks were excellent, wine selection is above average, beers are good. But WOW is this place LOUD. You will have to yell to have a conversation if you are here during peak hours. Stone & metal surfaces just reverb the noise around & around. Painful design.

Visited November 2012
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Baltimore
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Very good Greek and Mediterranean food in small portions. I usually go there with two friends and it's perfect to try a small bites of several items. The mini gyros are really good and I've been to Greece, they are authentic besides the size. Always happy with the food and service!

  • Visited November 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great small plates in a great atmosphere.”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

This place had a very cool atmosphere, it was dark and cozy and quiet, but with a good energy. Service was great and the food was just fantastic. I recommend starting with the Saganaki. It's "fried cheese" on a whole other level. They set fire to it at the table! Three girls shared the Cava Grill which included 2 lamb chops, 2 chicken souvlaki, 3grilled meatballs, and 3 lamb meatballs. It was AMAZING and we were stuffed afterwards!

  • Visited November 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Happy Hour”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

My friend and I went for happy hour. It was great. The fried cheese was off the chain and the Mojitos were good for the price. Go early - Gul is a great bartender!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and service”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Had a drink and dessert here on a Friday night. Friendly, attentive, hard-working staff. Great "cave" atmosphere.

Visited September 2012
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