The founders of Cava, Cava Mezze, and Julii are bringing their newest concept to Pike & Rose.
Melina, named after Chef Dimitri Moshovitis’ daughter, will open in the 909 Rose office building across from REI.
The Greek restaurant will have a “vegetable-forward” menu that includes salt-baked beets with roasted lemon Greek yogurt and a pork belly gyro on homemade pita, according to a press release from Federal Realty.
Moshovitis (Quince Orchard HS) joins partners Ted Xenohristos (Paint Branch HS) and Ike Grigoropoulos (Gaithersburg HS) in bringing their second restaurant to the Pike & Rose development, following the success of their French concept Julii.
The MoCo natives first opened Cava Mezze in Traville Gateway in 2006 and the first Cava in Bethesda Row in 2011.
An approximate opening date for the restaurant has not been made available yet.
Featured image courtesy of Federal Realty. News first reported by the Washington Business Journal.