Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

4.5
266 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Bar Seating
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Comfort Food
Lena’s Wood-fired Pizza & Tap is a neighborhood gem! Located centrally between Old Town and Del Ray, Lena’s provides a comfortable and inviting modern space with warm wood, exposed brick, and rich red accents throughout on the interior, as well as a cozy patio with a fire pit on the outdoor patio. With Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas, hearty Italian dishes, and a great selection of beers, wine, & cocktails, Lena’s is an ideal venue for dining out for weekend brunch, lunch, happy hour, or dinner, or for your next private event – from cocktail receptions to plated, family-style or buffet dinners.

Lena's Family Dinner is a great way to enjoy our menu at home - this three-course option includes a starter, an entrée, and dessert for two or four guests. Order by phone anytime, and use the curbfront pickup zone to grab and go!

We look forward to seeing you at Lena's soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
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Phone number
(703) 683-5330
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Edgar Perez-Garcia
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Private Party Facilities
Please contact the restaurant directly for parties of 10 guests or less. For larger parties or to reserve the restaurant for a private event, please reach out to our Events Manager, Emily Klassen - emily@alexrestpart.com.

Lena’s offers large party reservations in the dining room for groups up to 40, cocktail party gatherings at the high tops for up to 30, as well as private restaurant buyouts for up to 100 guests.
Event menu options include hearty appetizers, multi-course prix fixe menus, and delicious buffets.
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Private Party Contact
Emily Klassen: (571) 723-3369
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Mt. Vernon Ave.
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Parking Details
There is a small parking garage located behind the restaurant accessible from the 7-Eleven or from Mt. Vernon Ave. Free street parking is unlimited after 2pm, seven days a week. During lunch Free street parking is limited to 3 hours.
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Public Transit
Next to Braddock Road Metro station accessible on the Yellow and Blue lines.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Take Away, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 266 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 6 days ago

This place had decent gluten free pizza, but the atmosphere was a bit pretentious for the food offering. Service was excellent from the parking attendant and waitress. I wouldn’t mind going back again, but won’t be a regular customer. I would recommend going with friends and having drinks in addition to food, as their beverage list is quite nice.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

A little noisy during evening (hard to hear your dining partner with TV’s and patron chatter) but lunch is quieter.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

We have been now 4 times. Food is good, but so many inconsistencies. My husband’s dinner ( pasta ) came out about 7 Mins before my pizza with no explanation. Pizza was very good, but warm not hot but at that point was not going to send it back~ we live less than a mile away and will be back, but still won’t be frequently.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Parking is a challenge, so if you have a reservation plan accordingly. That said, the service is outstanding and the food is excellent. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

A great place for pizza. Pasta, and drinks!

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1.0Dined on 21 July 2018

While we knew this venue was noisy, it exceeded our worst expectations. Fortunately, the service was prompt and even with a first course and then pizzas, we were in and out in an hour and 10 minutes. Worked well given that it was impossible to have a conversation even with the person adjacent to us. (There were three of us.) Unlike the first time we dined at Lena's, the food was at best mediocre. We were told the Korean pizza was spicy, which we wanted, and it turned out to be sweet. The other two--sausage and peppers had few peppers, and the vegetarian the best of a sad lot. I can make better pizza at home. Will not return!

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4.0Dined on 8 July 2018

The food is always good but every time we go the service is a little slow, the waiters don't know the seasonal on tap beers, or they forget to put part of our order in to be made.

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5.0Dined on 5 July 2018

The food was exceptional as always!

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Had the mushroom pizza, I'm actually not usually a white-pizza person, but it was delicious. The drinks are a pretty decent deal with brunch, $7 for the first, but $3 for the rest.

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

The staff is always happens to see us and remember what we like and make recommendation on new menu items when they arrive

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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Most importantly the pizzas we had were perfect. Next, our server was attentive and nice. We were there for a fundraiser for the Alexandria Welfare League and it was so nice that the pooches were allowed on the patio. It was a great atmosphere. It was our first time at Lena’s but we will definitely return soon.

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4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

The food is very good as is the service. Dining areas are cramped, tables very close. The noise level is very bad. Difficult to have/hear conversation at own table. If the noise level could be reduced it was improve the ambiance significantly.

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5.0Dined on 19 June 2018

Food was excellent! I had the buffalo style pizza and it was amazing!

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3.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Lena's is one of our favorite restaurants. It is attractive, not expensive and the food is excellent. The pizza is rally good, excellent crust and toppings, My only complaint is that it is just too noisy. So our next visit will be at a time when it is pleasant to sit outside.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

My first time walking into the restaurant was when I was actually working (Door dash). Food looked very appetizing, so I brought my husband here for father's day. We both enjoyed so much. The food was very delicious.... we felt very welcomed and will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

I had the halibut, which was excellent, my date's pizza looked delicious as well. Both the white and red sangrias were very summery and tasty.

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Love this place

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Awesome all around!

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Excellent pizza and service was loud due to a soccer party but a great meal try the sausage pizza!

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4.0Dined on 27 May 2018

We live very close but had not been in well over a year as were unimpressed shortly after it opened- we thought we should try with family coming out on metro when had time constraints as close to getting them back ! Salads were good and pizza very nice...12 year old said best pizza he ever had ! Noise level was so high could not hear conversation and wait staff while okay was not attentive at all- good thing a manager or someone also goes around and checks...

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Took my daughter here for lunch and the service was great!

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Food is fabulous; service quite good. However, it's so loud that it's a relief when you step outside after dinner.

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5.0Dined on 14 May 2018

Wonderful meal and great atmosphere. Started the evening with outdoor seating and a pitcher of refreshing Sangria. Then an approaching storm forced us indoors. Both locations were comfortable. The service was fantastic- especially getting us moved quickly and easily indoors. The waiters did not rush us at all and we enjoyed several happy hours.

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2.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Sat my mom and I on Mother’s Day in the way back while there was several seats open with more comfortable seating.

My mom has bad knees (could clearly tell and btw going in for surgery this week) had to slowly make her way to the farthest table with uncomfortable chairs in a small space. Very rude and inconsiderate while more than half of their tables were open the entire time we were there.

Won’t be returning.

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Friendly, neighborhood restaurant with a creative take on Italian dishes. Tasty pizzas from their firewood oven. Yum!

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Love Lena’s. Today we enjoyed their brunch menu complete with a brunch item for our dog! Try the doughnuts!

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Waitress named Chow was awesome with a great attitude!

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

I have seen Lena’s for years and heard good things so finally went for a birthday dinners. My date and I thoroughly enjoyed the food. Crowded and loud, so be advised. That said, we’ll be back!

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2.0Dined on 13 April 2018

We all got a stomach bug which is caused by not washing hands! Gross. Our waitress never came to check on us after we got our food.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Great pizza! Nice atmosphere and good beer!

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Food was good as always. Hostess wasn’t very welcoming nor did she thank us for dining. The manager was nice at the front but commented we were early for our reservation. Not sure if that’s a bad thing considering the restaurant was empty. These are very small details but it was Easter and the occasion for many of us is/should be festive and happy and fun!

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Pizza was delicious! All staff was extremely nice and accommodating.

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1.0Dined on 31 March 2018

No taste pizza, could as well come from a frozen supermarket box and a table where my chair was bumped into every time a waiter came past. Terrible! Will never come back.

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Great food and atmosphere

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Good food good beer. Nice casual dinner. Spaghetti and giant meatball was great as was little lamb chops

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1.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Server ‘forgot’ our appetizer. Pizza was served cold. Asked for salmon to be cooked all the way through, it was served cold and half not cooked.

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3.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Lena's has a very inviting atmosphere and a great vibe. The service was excellent and very friendly. However for all the great setup, the food is only average. The pizza and marinara sauce is rather bland and lacked much spice or flavor. Unfortunately that is pretty much the base for everything else so it brings the whole menu to average. The pizza crust was a great consistency and had a nice crunch as well as chew, but overall just dull taste. Fun place but better for happy hour and the taps than for dinner.

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5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

This was a random pick for my wife's birthday dinner on a trip to dc, we were blown away by everything we ordered and the staff was incredibly helpful and personable. I would give this place 37 stars

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4.0Dined on 13 March 2018

Food was great especially for price, it’s hard to keep a tab for family of four in delray under $50. $42 with tip.

Hard to hear, conversations due to music but this is a sports bar.

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5.0Dined on 6 March 2018

Great pizza for those who need gluten free crust. The new GF crust is delicious! Attentive service, nice selection of food. Great restaurant!

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