Food that fills and fulfills is what this restaurant offers. The menu is mostly Mediterranean and Greek flavors savored in a modern casual dining setup.
People who savor their food as much as they savor life will find satisfaction at Cava’s. This is also for those who want food from farms with environmentally-sustainable practices.
|Greek Village Salad||Tomato, cucumber, onion, capers, dodonis feta tossed in olive oil||$7.95|
|Rocket Salad||Baby arugula with feta shaved kefalograviera cheese, lemon vinaigrette||$8.95|
|White Bean Salad||Tender cannelloni beans marinated with olive oil, garlic, basil and lemon splash||$5.95|
|Avgolemono||Egg lemon soup with orzo and pulled chicken||$5.95|
|Chicken Souvlaki||Grilled skewers of marinated chicken breast with fresh oregano, olive oil & lemon juice & wrapped in pita with tomatoes and onions served with fries||$8.95|
|Sausage Pita||Village sausage made at cava, cooked over charcoal and wrapped in pita served with fries||$8.95|
|Pork Souvlaki||Grilled skewers of marinated pork with fresh oregano, olive oil & lemon juice & wrapped in pita with tomatoes and onions served with fries||$8.95|
|Cucumber & Yogurt Dip or Tzatziki||Imported yogurt with cucumber, garlic and olive oil||$5.95|
|Crazy Feta||Jalapeno infused feta mousse||$5.95|
|Eggplant & Red Pepper Dip||Roasted eggplant, roasted red peppers, garlic, herbs & olive oil||$5.95|
|Taramosalata||A puree of salmon roe, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice||$5.95|
|Hummus||Puree of chickpeas with tahini, olive oil and lemon juice||$5.95|
|Dips||Hummus, tarama, eggplant dip, tzatziki||$18.00|
|Dips And Grape Leaves||Hummus, grape leaves, tzatziki, eggplant dip||$20.00|
|Cold Combo||Combination of dips with feta, grape leaves and village salad||$30.00|
|Feta & Honey||Imported feta drizzled with clover honey and fresh mint||$6.95|
|Feta & Olives||Greek feta with olive oil served with greek olives||$6.95|
|Haloumi||Imported cypriot cheese served hot||$5.95|
|Saganaki||Pan fried kefalograviera cheese flambeed with 151||$7.95|
|Cheese Inspired Mezze|
|Cheese Pie Or Tiropita||Feta, goat cheese and herbs wrapped and baked in phyllo dough||$5.95|
|Orzo||Cheese infused orzo served in a cinnamon tomato sauce||$6.95|
|Greek Fries||Hand cut, crisped in olive oil, tossed with 3 greek cheeses||$5.95|
|Baked Feta And Tomato||Feta, red onions, roma tomatoes and baked in a casserole||$6.95|
|Cava Frittata||Traditional greek omelet with potatoes, feta, basil and tomatoes||$8.95|
|Tomato Feta Stack||Vine ripe tomatoes, imported feta, basil and honey balsamic vinegar||$10.95|
|Greek Bolognese||Fetuccini, stewed veal and baked with a trio greek cheeses & cinnamon||$9.95|
|Spanakopita||Fresh spinach, onion and feta wrapped and baked in phyllo dough||$5.95|
|Zucchini Fritters||Shredded zucchini, feta, herbs crisped in olive oil over tzatziki||$5.95|
|Grape Leaves or Dolmades||Stuffed grape leaves with rice and herbs.||$4.95|
|Zucchini and Squash||Sautéed spring vegetables with red onions and garlic||$6.95|
|White Bean Ragout||Tender cannelloni beans sauteed with tomatoes, onions, basil||$6.95|
|Pork or Chicken Souvlaki||2 Grilled skewers of marinated pork or chicken breast with fresh oregano||$7.95|
|Spicy Greek Sausage||Village sausage made at cava, cooked over charcoal||$5.95|
|Grilled Meatballs||Seasoned ground beef with dill, lemon, garlic, oregano and grilled over charcoal||$5.95|
|Mini Souvlaki Sandwich||Served at dinner only, large sandwiches during lunch, 3 baby pitas stuffed with grilled pork, tomatoes, onions||$6.95|
|Baby Lamb Chops||Grilled baby lamb chops with lemon and oregano with olive oil crisped fries||$13.95|
|Lollipop Filet & Shrimp||9 oz. Filet center cut served in 3 pieces topped with baked shrimp lollipop style||$22.95|
|Braised Meatballs||Beef meatballs topped with a red wine tomato stew||$5.95|
|Kastoria Style Beef||Braised tender beef, baked with feta and kefalograviera||$8.95|
|braised Beef or Kokinisto||Tender braised beef in tomato, herbs & cinnamon over greek fries||$7.95|
|Stewed Lamb or Lamb Kapama||Stewed lamb shoulder in a tomato, cinnamon sauce with orzo||$8.95|
|Pork Fricasse||Medallions of tender pork, greek pancetta, rosemary, in a light mushroom sauce||$12.95|
|Cava Carpaccio||Tender slices of seared filet mignon, served cold and topped with a white bean salad||$9.95|
|Grilled Whole Fish||Fresh daily whole fish grilled to perfection|
|Grilled Octopus||Tender baby octopus marinated and grilled to perfection||$8.95|
|Fried Kalamari||Olive oil crisped kalamari served with lemon wedges||$6.95|
|Baked Shrimp||Giant shrimp with tomatoes, herbs, garlic and feta baked in a casserole||$10.65|
|Shrimp Souvlaki||Jumbo shrimp skewered and grilled||$9.95|
|Opa Opa Shrimp||Sauteed jumbo shrimp with fresh dill, cream, tomatoes and ouzo for the opa opa||$9.95|
|Cava Crab Cakes||3 Jumbo lump crab cakes||$10.95|
|Stuffed Shrimp||Shrimp stuffed with jumbo lump crab meat and baked||$12.95|
|Scallops Risotto||Pan seared giant scallops with saffron risotto||$14.95|
|Mussels Risotto||Mussels cooked in a saffron risotto with mushrooms||$7.95|
|Mussels Kolonaki||Plump prince edward island mussels with saffron caper butter sauce||$7.95|
|Mini Shrimp Souvlaki||Fresh shrimp marinated & grilled in baby pitas, with tzatziki, onions and tomatoes||$10.95|
|Grilled Meats Platter||Lamb chops, spicy sausage, pork souvlaki, chicken souvlaki and grilled meatballs all on one platter||$40.00|
|Mediterranean Seafood Mezze||Crab cakes, mussels kolonaki, shrimp kebab, kalamari, stuff shrimp all served seperately||$42.00|
This chain was founded by 3 friends, Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos, and Dimitri Moshovitis. The CEO, Brett Schulman, joined in 2009. The first one opened in Rockville, Maryland in the year 2006.
By 2017, the chain has grown to 24 locations in Los Angeles and the East Coast. Another 18 locations are set to open.
The chain has rebranded into a fast-casual dining concept. It uses data science, with strategic sensors in the restaurant to adjust to preferences, such as lower music volume when restaurant gets too loud.
The restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean with a modern twist to cater to American palate. Everything is fresh, sourced from partner farms to ensure better quality.
The Cava salad is a popular menu item. The falafel, hummus-and-pitta, and the spicy lamb meatballs are favorites as well.
The restaurant has a limited-service format where staff line up assembly-style to prepare orders. Customers can choose to sit at the tables to eat or have orders to-go.