8540 Connecticut Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Manoli Canoli Group was founded in 2006 by current owner and CEO Stavros Manolakos. Initially it started by importing his family’s olive oil and olives from Sparta Greece and distributing all of them in small quantities to households and restaurants. A year later decided to join forces with his wife’s childhood friend Sandra Mazzochi Bonaparte in opening the first Manoli Canoli restaurant. The name “Manoli (nick name of Emmanuel)” came from Stavros’s father and son’s names and “Canoli (from the well known Italian desert Cannoli). Since we were combining Greek and Italian cuisine we thought the name was a perfect match! While the restaurant quickly became a popular local destination due to its fresh homemade mozzarella, olive oil, and all the other mouth watering dishes, the sales in olive oil increased tremendously providing a need for a much larger distribution. “Manoli Canoli Imports Venture” was born and almost immediately partnered with the major food distributors in the DC metropolitan area to cover all its customers’ needs.
We remain a family owned business with a preeminent management team and, under Stavros’s leadership, continue to develop an enterprise dedicated to first rate hospitality, delicious food, and excellent family olive oil products at affordable retail and wholesale prices!
Manoli Canoli Restaurant
Established in 2007 as 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 . Thanks to the former owner, Sandra Mazzochi Bonaparte, who operated the same location known as Marcella La Bersagliera founded in 1986, and her best friend, Anna Manolakos’ culinary experience, the restaurant shows an increasing number of returning customers that enjoy our cheerful, family-friendly restaurant along with our full bar and imported wine selection!