Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen

4.6
749 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 749 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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BethB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

This is a busy pre-game destination. That is not an excuse for it taking close to an hour for my food to arrive. People arrived and were served while we were still waiting. The food is fine, but I will never return.

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Buccaroo
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our first visit at Ella's since the pandemic closures. Great food - fresh romaine salad with avocado, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, and champagne vinaigrette and Margherita thin crust pizza plus glass of chianti. Service was first rate. Noise level was high and tables are back being very close together. I rather liked not being so cramped with more space between tables. If you want more room, avoid prime dinner times.

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

EXCELLENT customer service, as always, to go with the delicious and affordable menu

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JohnM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My go to stop prior to Caps games! Service was outstanding as it appeared they were short staffed but all ran smoothly from getting our initial drink order and food coming out timely.

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knowmoore
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Most consistently reliable spot in town. Delicious pizza, reasonable price for the area.

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SuziW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, as always. I had the Marguerita Pizza. Dessert, phenomenal. Service great.

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Jenniferr
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food for two adults and two kids. Accommodating to my dietary needs, very friendly!

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LauraC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Menu stated “calamari with a sweet

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vippeggyg
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really delicious. Fast service, a great place for a good, non-fast food dinner before a wizards or caps game.

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Tomrox94
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yared and his team always take good care of us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prompt service , food very good

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LawrenceP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Made reservations but our table options inside weren't very comfortable. However there was an outside table available. Food is very good. Hockey game at the Capital One Center that night so it was pretty busy but service was quick and friendly

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paulk
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Best gluten free crust I've had yet, woodfired and crisp

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vipTrudy
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Exactly what we wanted, needed & expected just before a Caps game. Appreciate consistency & friendly service

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MoseleyB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We’d missed going to Ella’s since early 2020, and it was a welcome experience to get back there before a Caps game. Same congenial atmosphere, a few tweaks to the menu but most favorites still on offer and the pizza is still delicious. Enjoyed the calimari and Port City Porter on draft too. Seated on time for our reservation; friendly and efficient server.

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vipluvvegs
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was very crowded the night we went. Inspite of it, the service was quick and good.

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vipFoodie31
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was great. Staff was trying really hard but kitchen was overloaded with first Caps home game. Food deliveries became up for grabs: Who ordered this?

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Nancy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made a reservation for a Saturday for 1pm with our out of town family who came to visit that are vegans - I'm glad I did because there was a festival down the street and so many folks were out. The restaurant got very busy after we checked in. The pizza's were amazing we ordered a variety, bbq ck pizza, white sauce pizza, fungi pizza, and cheese pizza's - everything was amazing. The wings were good too. we sat outside just perfect, we'll be back!

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great find while visiting. Excellent pizza, great price, ambiance was great as well.

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vipChrisMurdock
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The pizza and drinks were fantastic. Great for lunch with kids. The pepperoni is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was to die for, and staff was appropriately friendly.

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JamesL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and good food!

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LouiseR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Waiter was attentive and professional but service was slow because the poor guy was handling most of the tables there. Couple tables were a little too boisterous. Had chopped and Caesar salads—both very fresh and well prepared. American Wheel and Mushroom pizzas. Chewy, nicely baked crust and fresh toppings. Nice proportions and good flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always fantastic and the staff is attentive and friendly. Very comfortable and it feels like a neighborhood restaurant that just happens to be located in the heart of DC!

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ThomasM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great pizza! Even picky kids approved. Meatball and chicken strips were perfect

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JohnC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious pizza! My wife has celiac disease and she said the gluten free crust was very good!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

excellent friendly staff and nice food! highly recommend!

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LloydG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ella's has an excellent menu of pizzas. Although the reservation system did not indicate the availability of outdoor seating, we were seated outside, which was our preference.

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DanJ
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Diablo Pizza was really good, family also really liked burger (great bun!), Salad, and of course, reasonably priced wine. Juan our server was great because we were rushed with an appointment and he made everything go swiftly so we wouldn't be late.

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HelenG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love this place! This was our first time and we sat at the bar and the vibe, service, and food were awesome. They treat you like you are family. We highly recommend this place to couples, girls nights or single travelers. They will take care of you.

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vipIanD
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wait service was terrific and the Diablo pizza delicious!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
862 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to see more and more people finding Ella’s.

Food is fantastic—had their delicious shrimp pasta. They made me give the fork back.

Service is top notch. Very proud of their efforts to remain open throughout the pandemic and they continue to be very COVID safe and aware.

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Quitta
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time here. We really enjoyed ourselves, the food was great and the service was even better. We will definitely visit again.

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vipTaniaO
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always good. Great for pregame.

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601DL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I haven't been back to downtown DC in 14 months; so it was great to get my first lunch at Ella's. The pizza was as good as I remember.

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TAFHockeyMom
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very lively atmosphere. Good food, lots of variety on the menu. Service could have been a bit more attentive.

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aubri
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love this place. The service is polite and quick, and I always love the food. I actually have a hard time exploring the menu, beause what I know is good is so delicious i always want it.
I look forward to happy hour returning, but until then I think they're doing a very good job matching covid protocols to customer needs.

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vipJimD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always Ella’s was fantastic before the Caps game. Food was awesome and service impeccable. I as great to get back there after missing it for the last year.

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vipGaryW
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal

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 749 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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