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Manoli Canoli

4.3
4.3
135 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Established in 2006, Manoli Canoli is a family owned and operated, full-service, dining and carry-out restaurant. The proud owner, Stavros Manolakos, along with his wife’s culinary expertise, has perfected the menu to offer the best homemade, mouthwatering, Italian and Greek dishes. Combining old-world charm with some modern-day culinary masterpieces it is a truly unique dining experience for the whole family! Our friendly, experienced staff, with our quality Italian and Greek food, including wonderful gourmet hand tossed New York style pizza pies, scrumptious, hand- made daily mozzarella, imported olive oil and olives from the owner’s orchard in Sparta, Greece, has made Manoli Canoli a popular dining neighborhood destination in the Chevy Chase area .

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Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Greek

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 951-1818

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party contact

    Stavros: (301) 951-1818

  • Neighbourhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross Street

    TW PERRY

  • Parking Details

    Free Parking Directly behind the restaurant. You can enter the restaurant from the parking lot or in front of Connecticut Avenue.

  • Public Transit

    Yes. Bus stop directly across the street from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

Menu

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What 135 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. MC

    MarciC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food for the price! Small and I image and was not busy! Mostly because most people were taking food out. Recommend to anyone!

  2. AH

    AlanH

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious lunch served quickly. Very friendly staff.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was great!

  4. SK

    SueK

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Went midday so would not be crowded. Able to sit for lengthy time without being hurried along. Service was friendly and outstanding. Food was plentiful even though only ordered half salad with bowl of soup.

  5. JO

    JanetO

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great little restaurant! Staff & food were excellent.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nice family owned place to eat

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good. Excellent service. Small family owned restaurant

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the pizza and the spanikopita!!! The olive oil is fabulous and I brought a bottle home with me!

  9. AB

    AlexanderB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love it!

  10. AB

    AlexanderB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is our favorite place. We have never had a bad meal there. We go once a week.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food warm and friendly family restaurant. Good parking.

  12. ML

    MaxineL

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Just okay! Sometimes it better , we are frequent diners

  13. DO

    DeannaO

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Always reliably good. Had the penne melanzane. Perfect for eggplant lovers. Delicious and flavorful. Pairs well with soup or salad, but you won't have room for dessert unless you share this dish with a friend.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We frequent this restaurant, usually, very good, however this evening things were a bit off? Service was lacking, some food came out ice cold, glass of wine was ordered, but never made it to the table, had to ask to have it removed, from the bill. Just didn't hit the mark this evening!

  15. JG

    JacquidG

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Manoli Canoli. It is our go-to neighborhood restaurant for family dining. The food is always good and the staff is always welcoming and attentive.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Cute name, not such good food. Very mediocre food. Chicken parmigiana should not be too difficult for an Italian restaurant but a frozen dinner would have been just as good. Small salad served at the same time as entrees makes no sense. Dessert (tortuffo) not made at restaurant but was the highlight of the meal.

  17. GC

    GustavoC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, big portions, good prices, and welcoming service

  18. BM

    BillM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We love Manoli Canoli. It is the perfect place for a great authentic meal in a neighborhood restaurant. We were especially pleased with the Spanakopitas which were just like our Aunt Kitty used to make so many years ago. As each person took their first bite of the wonderful spinach pies, they all said, "Oh my, that is so delicious!" The mushroom ravioli was also a star of the evening. To top it off the wait staff was terrific. Thank you for a great meal .

  19. BT

    BethesdaTwoTwo

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent local eatery! We need to come here more frequently!

  20. EK

    ElizabethK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is a hidden "hole in the wall" gem. There are no fancy furnishings or expensive lighting or music. This is just a plain and simple casual restaurant with fantastic food at great prices. They serve a mixture of Greek and Italian dishes and all are excellent! The spanikopita is the best in town!

  21. g

    glenn66dc

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We had a great experience. The service was very attentive and the food came quickly (we had our toddler with us). The house Olive oil is delicious, we took a bottle home too! The restaurant is very casual and there were a lot of people coming in and out picking up take out. It was pretty loud and chaotic but we didn't feel rushed. We will go back.

  22. WS

    WomenSpendDC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Seating is very cramped, even for slender people. Second visit here, and will look for others. Convenient location, but ok food and just not comfortable at the 2-person tables.

  23. M

    Mark

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    This is a great little place and the food was great!! They have Italian and Greek food. They also have a refrigerator with some prepared food that you can take home and heat up. There is parking on the side and in the back of the building. There are a few stairs to do if parking in the back. If you are lucky enough to park on the side, then you just walk right in the front door. I would definitely recommend this place. We made a reservation, but when we arrived there were plenty of tables. But I would always make a reservation.

  24. KC

    KarenC

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food and exceptional family-friendly wait staff.

  25. LK

    LKleininDC

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We were impressed with the food and the staff were especially friendly and helpful. We will plan to return again.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    They were packed full the day we went and were very flustered when we arrived despite a Reservation.

  27. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My girlfriend and I had a a good dining experience. The food was good and staff were friendly. They also were thoughtful and kind to give us a free dessert on Valentine's Day.

  28. K

    Kyle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    The only “knocks” on this place was the ceaser salad and occasionally the service was slow. The salad was thin strips of iceberg lettuce like you would find on a sandwich. Not the right cut for a salad. Otherwise I can not recommend this place enough. The food was outstanding and it is a relaxed family friendly atmosphere. And as you would expect.. the canolies were on point.

  29. C

    Cfamily

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Bethesda is lucky to have this unpretentious neighborhood place with fantastic food. Really good food. Every time we go, we love it. Never a disappointing meal. Thanks!!!

  30. WS

    WomenSpendDC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice, pleasant meal! A little cramped, but it is a small place.

  31. TJ

    TJinDC1

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were a group of 6 who all enjoyed our food. The service was very good, and the place had a nice, casual vibe to it. Parking in the back made it very convenient. We would definitely go back.

  32. B

    Bobby

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Good food, good service, warm and friendly local restaurant.

  33. AE

    AmandaE

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The location was perfect and couldn’t have been happier to not drive into downtown Bethesda! Between the service and the food we will definitely be back. Thanks to all for a great experience!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Overall, it was a great dining experience. The food was flavorful and the service was good. Only real issue was that a family w two screaming toddlers were running around the dining area. Ugh. The dining area is small so there was no escape but outside of that, I would definitely return.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great neighborhood Italian. Busy, lots of carryout.

  36. DO

    DeannaO

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food as usual. Always up to par as expected. Greek or Italian menu items are equally palatable and authentic.

  37. B

    Bobby

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Chicken parm was excellent. The “big” Greek salad had lots of pita bread but was a bit short of actual salad for a dinner salad.

  38. BG

    BobG

    Washington DC

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second time there in less than a week and we loved it. Very casual and friendly atmosphere where the owner again greeted us. Service and food were excellent. I had the special on both nights and they were very tasty. Prices are reasonable which makes a very easy choice. Try them.

  39. BG

    BobG

    Washington DC

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Manoli Canoli was a real surprise as we live nearby and didn't really know that it was there. Everything about our time there was excellent starting with the owner coming over and to take our drink order where he quickly offered a taste before I selected a bottle of wine. Their menu is very diversified. Our server was very cordial and professional and helpful in our menu selections.My order of the special, flounder was one of the best I've had in that it was perfectly cooked and my wife's sausage and spaghetti was very good. Their desserts were also extremely tasty. The owner came by again as we were leaving giving us a great feeling that they really cared for their customers. We recommend them highly and in fact are returning there tomorrow night to try their early bird specials and their pizzas.

  40. A

    Averagejoe

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great little restaurant in the heart of Chevy Chase Maryland. The food was cooked to perfection and the service was beyond excellent. We will be back.

FAQs

Manoli Canoli does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Manoli Canoli is rated 4.3 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

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Google Map for Manoli Canoli

8540 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    TW PERRY

  • Neighbourhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Greek

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Free Parking Directly behind the restaurant. You can enter the restaurant from the parking lot or in front of Connecticut Avenue.

  • Public Transit

    Yes. Bus stop directly across the street from the restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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