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Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen, Washington, DC

Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen

4.6
4.6
801 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria

The wood-fired pizza oven at the heart of the restaurant is what makes our handcrafted pizzas come alive with flavor, bringing inspiration to the rest of our menu. Our philosophy is to use the freshest, best quality ingredients, prepare it well and to serve it with joy. We invite you to share in the experience of what makes Ella's so special.
Enjoy!

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, American, Vegetarian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Sat 1:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 638-3434

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ed Hanson

  • Private party facilities

    We do have a semi-private dining area that seats up to 35.

  • Neighbourhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross Street

    G Street

  • Parking Details

    Street parking or parking garage next to the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Metro Stop - Gallery Place, Chinatown Stop Yellow, Red & Green Lines also Metro Center Stop Red, Blue and Orange Lines

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Main

  • Kids PizzaUS$8.00

    Choice of either plain cheese, pepperoni or sausage

    • Fresh Fruit BowlUS$5.00

      • Crispy CalamariUS$9.00

        • Kids PastaUS$8.00

          Kids pasta with choice of noodle (penne or spaghetti) and choice of sauce (plain, butter, tomato, or alfredo)

          • Red Peppers & Carrot StripsUS$5.00

            Red peppers & carrot strips w/ ranch dipping sauce

            • Mozzarella CarrozzaUS$8.00

              Mozzarella Carrozza (lightly breaded cheese balls) w/ tomato sauce

              • Fried Chicken StripsUS$8.00

                Fried chicken strips w/ gorgonzola dipping sauce

                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                What 801 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

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

                4.6
                4.6 based on recent ratings
                • 4.6Food
                • 4.6Service
                • 4.3Ambience
                • 4.4Value

                NoiseModerate

                Loved For

                • District of Columbia

                  Child-Friendly

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                1. IG

                  IsmaelG

                  Orlando

                  5 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great service, best glutenfree crost in Dc. Highly recomended

                2. a

                  alcm

                  Poconos

                  6 reviews

                  5.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  It was a last-minute reservation, and thankfully we were able to enjoy a meal here. Everyone was friendly, and our server was very attentive. The appetizers were top tier, and the entrees were excellent. Overall the menu had a wide variety of food and beverages for everyone at the table to enjoy. Great experience!!

                3. JV

                  JillV

                  Washington DC

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Great spot to est before the Caps game. Food and drinks were great!

                4. t

                  theaterfan

                  Washington DC

                  23 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  23 reviews

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                  Went before a Caps game and was extremely crowded and loud. The orange strawberry salad we had was so delicious! So were the 2 pizzas we ordered. Definitely recommend eating here.

                5. KS

                  KristenS

                  Washington DC

                  5 reviews

                  5.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great place with good food and ambiance The service is good and price is right

                6. F

                  Fishmom

                  Washington DC

                  6 reviews

                  5.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  We really enjoyed our meal here before the Washington Capitals playoff game. The host also was our waiter. He was very friendly and did a great job. The food was delicious. I had the bruschetta and a Caesar salad. The rest of our group had pizza's. They all were delicious and filling.

                7. KH

                  KarenH

                  Charleston

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  The pizza is fantastic and the staff warm and genuine. Close to the Warner is a plus!

                8. SD

                  StephanieD

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on May 3, 2022

                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                  Hadn't been there in years, but used to go all the time. Glad to see the same great menu options!

                9. W

                  Wildflower

                  Houston

                  3 reviews

                  4.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                  Loved this place. Service was flawless, the Pucillo wood fired pizza (with tomato sauce, smoked mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula) was delicious, and the tiramisu and Grappa Marolo Dedicata al Padre were the perfect ending to a long day. Can't wait to return to this delightful place and try another item on the menu!

                10. T

                  Totalpackage

                  Naples

                  11 reviews

                  5.0

                  11 reviews

                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  This was our second visit to ella's, and again the food and service were outstanding.

                11. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Toronto

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great Pizza, good for kids

                12. T

                  Totalpackage

                  Naples

                  11 reviews

                  5.0

                  11 reviews

                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  This was one of the finest restaurants we have been to in quite some time. In addition to great service, the food was amazing. We had bruschetta, Caesar salad, and a pizza and they were all delicious. The prices were also outstanding as was the atmosphere. We highly recommend this restaurant.

                13. BH

                  BethH

                  Washington DC

                  11 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  11 reviews

                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Food is always good and they got us in and out in time for caps game

                14. DK

                  DaveK

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  Fast service-lots of people going to the Capitals game but still got fast service

                15. MN

                  MaureenNS

                  Washington DC

                  1 review

                  vip
                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                  Eaten here many times. Always get the pizza. Classic, delicious pie.

                16. c

                  cathie

                  Washington DC

                  4 reviews

                  vip
                  1.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                  overall1food2service1ambience2

                  The pizzas took 35 minutes to arrive. Two were cold. Seems they were waiting for the third. Instead of serving them when ready and explaining that the third was on the way the first two sat and got cold. When we asked the wait person when our food would arrive after 35 minutes of waiting we were told that they were busy and to be patient. How about let me check I’ll be right back. I rarely criticize restaurants I understand the staffing shortage but not to be spoken to like it’s my fault there’s a delay and for inquiring as to the status of an offer. We will not be going back for mediocre food and short tempered wait staff.

                17. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Richmond

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 8, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great staff! They all well as a team making the dining experience wonderful because anytime you need something someone helped!

                18. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Washington DC

                  1 review

                  vip
                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 7, 2022

                  overall4food5service3ambience2

                  Restaurant was too crowded and too hot. Didn’t seem that the air Conditioning was on at All, and was needed. Very uncomfortable.

                19. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Washington DC

                  5 reviews

                  3.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                  overall3food2service4ambience3

                  Ella's is a favorite spot for dinner before a Caps game. The food and service are typically great. This time, I ordered my usual nicose salmon salad. While it tasted fine, my gut was doing the hoochy-coochy all night long. It is a risk of ordering fresh uncooked veggies. It could have been from their food source or unsanitary food handling in the kitchen. We may never know. I'll give them a second chance since it's been very good otherwise.

                20. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 1, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Everything was wonderful. Great service and amazing food!

                21. DB

                  DoctorB9

                  Washington DC

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on March 30, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The best pizza in DC, we love this restaurant. Their specialty pizzas are all excellent and the staff is quick and courteous.

                22. GA

                  GinaA

                  Baltimore

                  10 reviews

                  5.0

                  10 reviews

                  Dined on March 26, 2022

                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                  Great as always! Great food, good service! We’ll be back!!

                23. H

                  Holly

                  Cincinnati

                  3 reviews

                  4.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                  Very good pizza and salads. The sangria was delicious and the staff were friendly.

                24. TJ

                  TomJ

                  Washington DC

                  158 reviews

                  vip
                  3.0

                  158 reviews

                  Dined on March 22, 2022

                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                  Very good food. Good service. A nice place to go before a Caps game.

                25. M

                  Matrix95

                  New England

                  8 reviews

                  5.0

                  8 reviews

                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Friendly, attentive service. Outstanding pizza!

                26. L

                  Luv2eatout

                  New England

                  8 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  8 reviews

                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                  Always a great meal! Salads were super fresh, pizza and crust delicious!

                27. C

                  Caroljb

                  Richmond

                  30 reviews

                  5.0

                  30 reviews

                  Dined on March 11, 2022

                  overall5food5service4ambience3

                  The garlic bread, meatballs and sausage pizza were amazing. I wish I lived closer so I could eat there all the time.

                28. KS

                  KristenS

                  Washington DC

                  6 reviews

                  5.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined on March 5, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Delicious food and good service. The food is consistently well prepared and there are many good entrees and pizzas and salads

                29. JS

                  JayS

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on February 19, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Excellent restaurant, very good food both pizza and otherwise. Highly recommend the chicken strips.

                30. DL

                  DougL

                  Charleston

                  10 reviews

                  4.0

                  10 reviews

                  Dined on February 18, 2022

                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                  The service was very good and service even better. We all had our own pizza and were more than satisfied with taste and quantity. We will definitely go back.

                31. SW

                  SarahW

                  Washington DC

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on February 12, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We had such a nice dinner—myself and my teenage son + his friend. Pizzas were delicious and perfect size for hungry teens. Staff was so kind to us, including a guy who seemed to be the owner. Will definitely go there again.

                32. j

                  jamiel

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on February 9, 2022

                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                  The food was absolutely amazing! I ate there with 3 of my friends and we ordered appetizers then 2 pizzas to share. I would definitely recommend a pizza per person if it is the only thing you’re eating. We had to wait a while for the server to bring us drinks or anything at the very beginning, but after that food came out quickly and hot.

                33. TJ

                  TomJ

                  Washington DC

                  158 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  158 reviews

                  Dined on February 8, 2022

                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                  Superb pizza. We chose this place to eat before a Caps game. I had an individual pizza and my colleague had the beet salad with salmon. My pizza was terrific--thin with a very crispy crust and plenty of sweet sausage. My friend loved his salad. We will definitely come back.

                34. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Jacksonville

                  3 reviews

                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on February 5, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great little pizza place. Food was great, service was great and we will defiantly be back next time we are in DC.

                35. AW

                  AllyW

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on February 3, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great restaurant. Everything came out with great timing. Staff was very nice.

                36. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 29, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The place smells so good when you walk in. The pizza was the best wood-fires pizza I have ever had. Wine list was great and beer selection was perfect. Thank you for such a a great dining experience! We brought our kids (10 and 7) and they were welcomed. Both loved the Sprecher Root Beer, cheese pizza and calamari.

                37. JD

                  JulieD

                  Washington DC

                  3 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on January 26, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great food, friendly service, perfect spot to eat before a Caps game!

                38. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Philadelphia

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 26, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Had pizza and wings and both were great

                39. VW

                  ValerieW

                  Washington DC

                  2 reviews

                  4.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on January 26, 2022

                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                  Considering how busy the restaurant was the service was outstanding. The food was good too. We've been coming here for years as a birthday dinner celebration before the hockey game. We will be back!

                40. s

                  ss08

                  Washington DC

                  30 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  30 reviews

                  Dined on January 18, 2022

                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                  Good, quick meal before the hockey game. It gets busy early so plan ahead if going to an event at the arena.

                Safety precautions

                • Cleaning & sanitising

                  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                • Physical distancing

                  • Limited number of seated diners
                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                  • Extra space between tables
                • Protective equipment

                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                • Screening

                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                FAQs

                Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 638-3434.

                Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 801 OpenTable diners.

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

                Make a reservation

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                Booked 4 times today
                Google Map for Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen

                610 9th street NW Washington, DC 20004

                Additional information

                • Cross Street

                  G Street

                • Neighbourhood

                  Penn Quarter

                • Hours of Operation

                  Lunch
                  Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
                  Sat 1:00 pm–9:00 pm
                  Dinner
                  Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
                  Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

                • Cuisines

                  Pizzeria, American, Vegetarian

                • Dining style

                  Casual Dining

                • Dress Code

                  Casual Dress

                • Parking Details

                  Street parking or parking garage next to the restaurant.

                • Public Transit

                  Metro Stop - Gallery Place, Chinatown Stop Yellow, Red & Green Lines also Metro Center Stop Red, Blue and Orange Lines

                • Payment Options

                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                • Executive Chef

                  Ed Hanson

                • Additional

                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                • Phone number

                  (202) 638-3434

                • Private party facilities

                  We do have a semi-private dining area that seats up to 35.

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