Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

4.6
1686 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 1686 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.7
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4.4
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vipRodneyW
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined a day 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 a day 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 a day 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 a day 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 2 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
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The food was descent but the service was lackluster.

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vipShar
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was so sweet and the hostess made sure to get us our table we had reserved within minutes. The vibes were amazing on the second floor, so great gatsby like! It was so pretty inside and the food was great. Only complaints I have is that the floors under our table hadn’t been cleaned, I ended up stepping on old gnocchi maybe? It was squishy and beige looking not sure lol.. but the waitress was so sweet even when I had to tell her I wasn’t pleased with their frozen daiquiri. I didn’t know what else to get out of their menu so I asked for a basic pineapple upside down or Bahama mama, well apparently neither are provided there so I opted for a Bellini. Which I only came across after I was accidentally given the brunch menu when it was dinner time but she let me get that because I wasn’t interested in the other drinks. Besides that, the inside was so perfectly lit, the staff was kind and the food came out at a decent time. I’d def come back!

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vipLovetoeat
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was good and the service was excellent.

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vipMaryF
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Velvet and Rye has been done so very well! Truly an event experience that should not be missed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

We love Lena’s and their food and ambience are great. Service yesterday wasnt good. Our server only had one table and restaurant wasn’t very busy but we kept having to get up to ask for refills of water or tea and to request our check.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Good food just dark and could of had a little better service. But great experience for the price point.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience and the food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous new scene upstairs. We loved it!

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viprobert253
Washington DC
135 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food, service, and atmosphere!

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SWebb
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Very nice décor and the live music was the added touch!

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Sobelle21
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lena's is a solid pizza & basic Italian restaurant. Their food is consistently good and the service is consistently outstanding. I really like the new loft area as their other two areas can get crowded and noisy, particularly with children.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Our waitress was not good. She kept disappearing and not checking on us. She agreed to take my birthday cake to the kitchen and that didn’t get done. Then when taking our orders she was looking at us like we were asking too many questions and she could be bothered. She was also not knowledgeable about the menu. Another young lady saved the day though. She was fabulous and stepped in to take care of us. I will come back though. The atmosphere and food are good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

New Year’s Eve special had a much better menu than the regular seasonal.

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vipEileenPerez
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as always. We love Lena’s for special occasions or just because it has the pizza in the area. Best Margaritas are served here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love the different themes and the professionalism of staff. Food is great and every person I’ve taken there have loved it.!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review