Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

4.6
1700 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.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1700 People Are Saying
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4.4
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CarlosR
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the environment. Service was top tier. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is planning a date

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vipKimberlyV
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I visited here during 2022 Alexandria restaurant week. I didn’t care for the option on the pre-dice menu so I ordered from the regular menu. The ambiance in this place is amazing. The wait staff is phenomenal. There are very friendly and accurate. However, the food was truly disappointing. I ordered the crab dip appetizer. It was runny and tasteless. The toast point served with the dip tasted greasy. The star of the meal was the pizza that I ordered. I did a half and half. Meatball and chicken Calabrese. This was the best think I had. All of the wine choices were dry options which are not to my liking. I ordered the cheese cake and it was unremarkable.

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MarkP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Restaurant Week choices. Food was excellent, the atmosphere in the Loft even better. We'll definitely be back!

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vipJohnD
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Restaurant Week Menu was very good and the service was outstanding.

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JosephB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good food and service, in both the Loft and Lena’s Oasis.

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JennV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Lena's for restaurant week and the food was better than expected, especially for the price for a drink, starter and entrée. They definitely need to add the crispy pork belly starter and grilled lamb chops to their menu because it was delicious. I would come back to try their other items and ambient settings.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

When we first got there I made a reservation a month before our actual dinner reservation, but when we arrived she acted like we didn’t and said there was someone by my same name that already checked in and they seated them. She made it seem like an inconvenience that we were there and made a reservation, a manager came and said that they will seat us, he was really nice and our server was extremely nice and very accommodating she made the whole experience amazing. I had a great time and will be back. The food was good and the drinks were good. I would definitely just change the hostess at the desk!

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Cupcake
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have recommended this spot too all of my friends. My server was absolutely amazing and attentive and so were the other staff walking past and checking on us. This experience was so breathtaking and the food was to die for. I will be coming back with my girlfriends in the next two weeks for brunch again. This establishment is definitely five star from service food and overall ambience. Thank you Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap for the amazing experience.

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vipEFoodie
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never fails!!

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vipBiancaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am so fortunate to have this place just a few minutes drive away from home. The food is always fantastic and no matter what I order, I am always pleased with my meal! Service was delightful and very professional. I had the pleasure of having EJ as my server and he was wonderful-- efficient, happy and polite. We even had the chance to meet the Manager, John, and he was just as pleasant. I can’t wait to return and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for somewhere to eat.

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JonRussian
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

One recommendation is remove the two seat table as it does not give a good experience. I honestly feel a little less important and it did not make for a nice special occasion we were having. The table for two seats was very congested. Besides that the overall ambience and service provided was absolutely exquisite and I would definitely recommend anyone to come.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Very disappointing. We booked in the Oasis tent- it needs a lot of work for the winter. Heating was insufficient, my feet were frozen by the end of dinner, cold metal chairs to sit on didn’t help. Overall lacking heat everywhere. Floors felt unstable in areas. The valet was in sufficiently staffed- only one valet driver working which left a line of cars waiting to be parked. When it was finally our turn at the valet, they were full. For the food, we ordered wings to start and put came the most sad, measly looking wings I have ever seen. 6 thrown sloppily on the plate for $15 was not worth it and we sent them back. My friends soup arrived cold. My fiancés dinner arrived and was not the correct dish. I ordered a second glass of wine halfway through our meal and only received it long after we finished eating. We will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good. Service was ok.

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vipRodneyW
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a hidden gem. From the moment my wife and I arrived we received a warm greeting and the food and service were exceptional. This was our first visit, but will certainly not be our last. We had salads, garlic parmesan wings and pizza. All were delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

The food and atmosphere were fabulous, though the host at the front was very unprofessional. She didn’t acknowledge us after watching us walk in and stand in front of the counter. Once she finally said hello, she went on to be very rude and short, as if we were a nuisance.
Aside from that, everything else was great. We’d come back again despite the lackluster first impression made by the host.

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Aferg
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing I had their seasonal butternut squash soup. The decor on point as well. I would definitely go back!

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vipSuzieC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Loft at Lenas is a true experience. Excellent food, selection and a high level of service and attention

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RickyH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time trying Lena’s. Everything was great about my experience. I will be returning soon.

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vipVthedgerow
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is such a fun place to spend several hours enjoying the decor, superb food and excellent service…especially if Elmer is your waiter! The garlic Parmesan fries are addictive. Very reasonable prices.

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DeeW
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Lena's a few times, and last night we checked out the current Lena's Loft "Velvet & Rye" theme. It was beautifully decorated with a nice Great Gatsby feel to it. Food is always good, drinks are always good, and service is always friendly. Highly recommend!

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vipDinerfromDelRay
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

too many people walking into restaurant from garden, unmasked, and letting in the cold. waiter couldn't be bothered to walk around table to serve drinks and reached across every time. band's bass drum too loud inside.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The food was descent but the service was lackluster.

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vipTTrip
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My boyfriend, our son and I went to Lena’s Monday for brunch. Since they had never been and wanted to go and it was my birthday the next day. It was nice and quiet and our waitress even gave us the dessert donuts free of charge. I would definitely come back since I’m looking forward to their future themes.

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vipShar
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and it was a very happy one. Food was delicious and plentiful. Service was excellent. Drinks were fun and the Velvet and Rye decor was cool! I highly recommend their Sunday Brunch - nice variety on the menu. Best breakfast potatoes around. Always love their pizza and salads. The Frittata did not disappoint and the Sausage Panini was yummy. The homemade donuts were a real treat for everyone!!

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JenniferH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The outdoor oasis tent was super cold and that deterred our experience a bit. However, the service and food were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It was cool.

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Mizzizmj
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

It was okay.

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Kee75
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good service, great food and the Manager was very personable, visible and hands on.

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YvetteA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. The ambiance was very nice. Dimly lit. Very nice decor. We throughly enjoyed our meal and drinks. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for brunch. We went to the Loft. The ambiance was amazing, and the food and drinks were on point as well. We will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the indoor experience with friends! The decor is really cute and trendy, the food was subpar! We ordered crab dip, lamb chops, chicken Alfredo, and salads. The pasta was amazing! They make it in house. The lamb was dry and over cooked! I would go back for pictures and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Definitely get the crab dip as an appetizer!

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HevyT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and excellent service.

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RondaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing. They never disappoint. I cant wait to go back.

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Sandy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lena's Taste of Italy dining experience is outstanding! Food, wine pairings, and service are all top notch. But we also appreciate Lena's attention to keeping diners and staff safe during this pandemic with their safety protocols, while still making the dining experience special. Keep up the good work!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kevin the waiter didn’t outstanding job serving us! Thank you for everything

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review