Cava Mezze serves a modern take on traditional Greek recipes in a comfortable, neighborhood setting.

With four locations in the DMV, Cava Mezze offers shared plates, an expansive wine and beer list, and handcrafted cocktails. Menu staples include hand-rolled Grape Leaves and Spankopita, tableside flambéed Saganaki, and braised Elysian Farm lamb shank. Founded in 2006 by local childhood friends Dimitri Moshovitis, Ike Grigoropoulos, and Ted Xenohristos, Cava Mezze is open in Rockville, MD; Capitol Hill, DC; Clarendon, VA; and Harbor East, Baltimore, MD.

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 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.

Ten years later, Cava Mezze is continually growing, currently spanning five locations. A fast-casual spin-off, Cava Grill, serves fresh, healthful and savor-worthy meals in twenty five locations in the DC, Los Angeles and New York area. Cava dips and spreads are also sold in Whole Foods and other organic markets in the East Coast, West Coast and Midwest. Cava Mezze also operates two sister restaurants: Sugo Osteria in Park Potomac, MD and Brusco Luncheonette in Baltimore, MD.


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