Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

4.6
1571 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Reservations are now being accepted for The Loft at Lena's - Velvet & Rye, Lena's Oasis and Lena's Bar & Tap Room.

*All reservations will only be held for 15 minutes past reservation time & the party must be 100% present to be seated.
*If the experience area is not available, this indicates we are fully booked for that experience or the space is not open for that time frame.

The Loft at Lena's is a seasonally themed venue located on the 2nd floor, above the main restaurant. The current experience, Velvet & Rye, takes a trip back in time reminiscent of an intimate, glamorous setting from the Golden Age of the 1920s. Immerse yourself in a sophisticated space of a dramatic Grand Salon with lush velvet banquets, flowing curtains and gleaming gold accents.

Lena's Oasis is a dynamic, outdoor destination dining venue located behind the main restaurant. Featuring Moroccan chandeliers & lush tropical plants. Lena's Oasis is now heated - both inside and on the terrace.



Support Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Lena's Oasis Tent

    Multiple dates available

    Lena’s Oasis Tent is a dynamic, outdoor destination dining venue located on the top floor of the parking deck at Yates Corner. Guests will be enchanted by the glowing Moroccan-style lanterns, colorful tables and myriad greenery all highlighted by market lighting and colored LED up-lighting that grows in intensity as the sun sets. All weather tent that is cooled with fans and heated with fresh air heaters to ensure a safe dining environment.
  • Lena's Bar & Tap Room

    Multiple dates available

    Lena's traditional indoor Tap Room, created to provide a gathering place where families and friends can escape their hectic daily routines, relax and commune in an environment reminiscent of the family table that meant so much to Lena, her husband John and their sons. Enjoy our rustic, tavern style bar and dining room to catch a game on one of our 7 televisions. Please note this is a safe interior space.
  • The Loft at Lena's - Velvet & Rye

    Multiple dates available

    The Loft at Lena's is our second floor restaurant space, that transforms seasonally into an immersive dining experience. We are featuring our NEW Fall & Winter theme, The Loft at Lena's - Velvet & Rye. Take a trip back in time to The Loft at Lena's-Velvet & Rye, reminiscent of an intimate setting from the Golden Age of the 1920's and the birth of new prosperity, jazz & glamour. Magically transformed into a secluded old Hollywood glam retreat! True to the era, the experience is featuring hand crafted, classic cocktails with our signature Velvet & Rye Smoked Manhattan, Plum Bourbon Smash paired with our seasonal additions of Apple & Butternut Squash Soup, Spicy Honey Pork Belly & Grilled Lamb Chops.
  • The Roaring New Year's Eve Bash

    $175.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Have a Roaring Good Time New Year's Eve! Ring in the New Year in style! Join us at The Loft at Lena's - Velvet & Rye for an amazingly glamorous New Year's Eve Party. The opulent evening includes: Live Music 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu with Wine Pairing for each course One Signature Velvet & Rye Cocktail of your choice Per Person Champagne Toast at Midnight Bottle of Lena's Champagne Party Favor and much more!

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1571 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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vipMaxB
New England
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

A big disappointment.
After checking in on time for our 7.45pm reservation

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vipDMVDineAround
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

As always, we found the apps and pasta to be amazing. The big meatball never disappoints. Brussels sprouts - top notch. Gnocchi du jour was fresh and tasty.
The pizzas are great but IMO don't measure up to Pupatella and are a bit on the pricy side.
Love the house wine!

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Kwing
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience5

Arriving was interesting. The hostess took our name for the reservation then fussed with the computer calling people over and ignoring us standing there- didn’t say just one moment or we will have you seated shortly. We awkwardly stood there wondering what was happening or if we were getting seated. Finally seated. Ordered a 100 dollar bottle of wine. Waitress arrived with no bottle opener then got one and proceeded to use the cork screw to scrape the foil off the top. She then proclaimed she didn’t know how to open the wine. We gladly took this very expensive bottle of wine from her, opened it ourselves, and poured it ourselves. We ordered the calamari because the waitress proclaimed it was amazing- well the 10 pieces we got for 15 dollars were nothing to get excited about. Tasted like a frozen app. Dinner arrived - my dad got chicken parm - the cheese on top wasn’t even melted as if they just threw a slice of mozzarella on top. The homemade pasta was thick and hard. This place is not worth a second chance.

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Sandi
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal as always! The “Velvet & Rye” decor is incredible. Wonderful atmosphere, food was delicious, service was outstanding. Lena’s never disappoints

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vipjisforJoe
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yet another excellent dining experience at Lena’s. The winter theme in the loft is amazing (I personally love the roaring 20s aesthetic in general). We were able to enjoy some new items as well as order old favorites. One of our group was a first timer and she loved it.

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vipPricey
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Thanksgiving meal was outstanding. So glad we decided to make a reservation. Absolutely delicious!!!

M
Molls
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal and no clean up when we got home!

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Holiday
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Overall a good experience. The turkey/stuffing, etc… wasn’t what I was expecting, stuffing wasn’t really cooked. My friends said their dinners were excellent. Always a good experience at Lena’s

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fun environment. Good food and drinks. Was very loud due to lots of hard surfaces.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday Celebration

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EW12866
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was ok. The chicken parm could’ve used a little more sauce. Pizza was delicious as always. The drink service was a little slow. The live band was a nice touch but a little loud and unexpected.

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Deelor
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Very cute and chic. The layout is like black tire affair in the fall, and brunch vibes in the summer. Super cute.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went during lunch and was one of like two or three tables there so it was perfect for a private lunch date. Everyone was great and the food was delicious. I love how they rotate themes Avery couple of months which makes this establishment unique and fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

Food and interior were amazing but the service was sooooo bad. As soon as we walked in for our 9:15 reservation the hostess seemed upset, didn’t say anything to us until she sat us at our table and briskly stated that it was about to be last call. If the restaurant was taking reservations until 10pm, why wasn’t this noted on Open Table? Then the staff continued to clean and close the restaurant as there were 5+ tables seated, even dragging trash through the dining room past our tables. I couldn’t hear my date over the clanking of silverware in the dish room right next to our table, it sounded like they were dumping silverware on metal tables for 30 mins straight. For a $150 bill for two people, you’d expect some attention paid to these details.

EG
vipEmilyG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious and all of our food came out in a timely manner! Our server was great and friendly as well, which made the dinner experience even better!

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
124 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lena's is always reliable and is the best place for safe, socially-distanced dining in a nice environment. Butternut squash gnocchi is excellent!

EB
ElaineB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Noise levels were high only because we were sat near a large party/event

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Neat atmosphere and good food.

RC
RyaneC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We dined at Lena's Loft. The food tasted great, the drinks are made really well, and the ambiance of the loft was really nice; definitely a vibe. We arrived about 10 minutes ahead of our reservation, but because it was a Saturday night, it did take about 25 minutes to be seated after our scheduled reservation time; so that is something to keep in mind if you plan on going on a busy night.

AB
AnitaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a delightful night outside under a heated tent. It felt safe and everything was yummy

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marial
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazed at how all-encompassing the change in decor was…every spot transformed, even the floor, the elevator, bathroom- spectacular!
Food was good, as always, bar menu was tweaked to offer more 1920’s type drinks, like a speakeasy

SR
SuzanneR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food as good as expected and service was outstanding

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ChelseaH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing and the food was delicious. Will definitely come again!

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vipDmpols
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

This place is awesome but the food needs to be updated to go with the place of business. Dont like the menu to much

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vipJamieF
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Loved the new loft decor.

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Teresa
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dinner was amazing, the music and atmosphere terrific. The service was great and it was an amazing experience!

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Bug71
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My guest and I loved celebrating my 50th birthday at Lena’s. The food is always great and the service excellent.
A special thanks to Michael in assisting us.

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vipVthedgerow
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new theme of Velvet and Rye is amazing and so well done. The Yates team has done a superb job. The food at lunch is superb...eggplant parmesan, penne ala vodka, and the french fries are amazingly good. What a fun place, great service from Elmer and delicious food.

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FranciscoC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing! The food is spectacular! Eating here is a must! We had dinner there and ended coming back in the morning for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Love lenas but the service was a bit slow and took about 45 minutes or so to get our drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome food and atmosphere!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambience, great service, and food/drinks were delicious!

JH
JillH
1 review