Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

4.7
976 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Reservations are now being accepted for Lena's latest experience, The Loft at Lena's - Winter Lodge. The 2nd floor loft space above the main restaurant has been transformed into a unique and socially distant experience channeling a picturesque winter lodge vibe with floor-to-ceiling windows, and expansive views. Because your health is priceless, no expense was spared at The Loft at Lena's. In addition to meeting and exceeding CDC Covid-19 guidelines, we have installed UV-C fans that kill 99.99% of airborne pathogens, including the virus that causes COVID-19.

We are also taking reservations for Lena's Oasis and Lena's Bar & Tap Room. Lena's Oasis is a dynamic, outdoor destination dining venue located behind the main restaurant.

*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.

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 - Winter Lodge

    Multiple dates available

    An upscale vintage Aspen inspired winter haven, featuring a variety of muted tones consisting of deep rich browns, a pallet of gray’s, and winter whites. Beautiful wood tables that dress the room showcases their natural curves esthetics combining both whimsical and class. The Loft, which was formerly Yates office space has been converted into a unique and socially distanced space, channeling a picturesque winter lodge experience.
  • Loft at Lena's: Full Bloom..coming March 26th-5PM

    Multiple dates available

    COMING SOON...March 26th, Friday at 5 PM

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 976 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was great! Will definitely return.

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ValerieW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We were seated well past (almost an hour after) our reservation, but they made up for it with a round of drinks and an appetizer. Food was delicious. Our server Jonathan was excellent. Decor/ambiance is what brought us to the Loft and we will be back.

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vipDesignLady
Richmond
96 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Once again, I brought together a couple of clients that haven't been going out to eat and they were thrilled and very happy with the evening and experience of the 'tented' dining room. Obviously, a little less draft and warmer food would be gratefully received but we're so happy that you have been so successful for you all.

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MaryYouWin
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lena's was always a good time pre-COVID-19 and now they've gone above and beyond. Don't miss out. They're doing an incredible job.

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vipOSIMANDet1016
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I have dined at your restaurant on average, once a week for close to a year, and always enjoyed your food and service...top notch. I have enjoyed most of your menu offerings over the past year+ and have enjoyed everything. Obviously the pizzas are the best in the local area of Alexandria. But the lamb shank is spectacular, as is the salmon. But I had a spectacular half roasted chicken yesterday. After bar-b-quing for 50 years over wood fires, sometimes 20 sides of pork ribs, 3 turkeys, etc. at one time, I knew the chicken had to be cooked in the wood fire pizza oven as the white meat was pink and juicy, not dry and white as it would have been in the oven. That's why I don't usually order roasted chicken in a restaurant. But it really paid off last Saturday evening. Its big enough too that you have time for two glasses of red wine over dinner.

The service was very good, I think Jonathan was our waiter. But your back-ender staff that brings the food out to your table from the kitchen are just as professional, efficient and with a "can-do" attitude as your waiter staff. A certain young man from Honduras named Luis brought our food out early Saturday evening. I got into a nice conversation with him in Spanish. He is a top 5%-er and would do well as a waiter also. He is cordial, speaks well, can read through what you say to fully understand what you want and mean. I'd give him a chance to work out front if he'd like to. He'd be a real "diplomat" for Lena's. JEFF & ROSANN WILLIAMS

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winelover
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Several of us ordered pizza and one pasta meal. We were told pizza was delayed-45 min wait, but they brought the one pasta dish without the other guests’ meals. Had to tell them twice to bring all plates out at the same tine.
And-had to ask to turn down music—which they never did. Outside it is hard to carry on a conversation. And we were not in the center of the tent, but in the side where I thought we would be able to carry on a conversation.

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DaniP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing i went twice in a week. it was a great experience

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FinneyM
Mississippi
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a family gathering for my nieces birthday party. The food was delicious. The service was wonderful and I loved the mocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

great service, awesome pizza, and a great beer selection! they also had live music outdoors and happy hour prices available until 9pm (tuesday’s)

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LisaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Email invitation - been there before - great place with music

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Seafood
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We attended a VIP Wine Dinner. The food and wine pairings were outstanding.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lena's food and service has always been outstanding! But I am really impressed with how well they have managed the pandemic protocols while maintaining their high quality.

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MarkL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

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vipKarenR
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate at the outdoor Oasis Cafe at Lena's on Sunday night and had a fantastic overall experience.

The main tent is large and high, with sheer draperies between well spaced tables. UV lights were located throughout, and high space heaters kept us cozy. All staff wore masks and kept social distancing protocols. We felt very safe and protected.

The service was considerate, helpful, & prompt throughout the meal.

And the food was fabulous! The beet salad was fresh and delicious; two salmon meals were given rave reviews; and the wood fired pizzas were creative & delicious.

We do not live in the immediate area, so we don't get an opportunity to dine here often. But we will go out of our way to eat here again in the spring.

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TiaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food and service were amazing! It was also family friendly.

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JoiB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome time with family and friends for my husband's birthday! Service was great and food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Loft ambience and experience was amazing. I was impressed how well their space was designed with their patrons’ health and social distancing in mind. I felt very safe and comfortable. Beautiful decor!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was great and the food was awesome as always. However, I will say that it was very noisy. To the point it was difficult to hear someone seated right across from me. The high ceilings probably don't help, one loud party can certainly take over the noise in the entire place. This will not deter me from going back, I love this place, always have.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great experience from the ambiance to the service and especially the FOOD! It was nice to get out with a couple of friends for a good meal. They implemented effective COVID measures while also allowing us to have a wonderful dining experience. Such a great experience. Loved the food and service. Parking was a bit of a pain so caved for the valet, which was painless enough and ended up being worthwhile. Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back!

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Mike
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. These folks have really figured out how to host

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kellls
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We love Lenas food. The wings are awesome and the seafood pasta is so good. They try their best to separate diners and there is a good air flow. Although we did not like where we were sat this time, was close to other tables.

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ChuckS
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lena's has done an excellent job setting up the Oasis - a large tent, decorated and heated perfectly, with spaced tables. I honestly prefer this seating to their old 'inside' seating.

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TamikaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was beautiful and the service was outstanding. The food was just okay. I had chicken and brussel sprouts, both very bland. The spinach and crab dip were good, not the best I’ve ever had. Overall I enjoyed it, but would def experiment with other things on the menu. The service and ambiance were the real treats! So much so that I’d give them another chance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I loved Lena’s! My friends and I decided to go to catch up. We made reservations at 6pm and we chatted and ate for a few hours. This is perfect place for a girls night or a date night. There are also a few “experiences” ( dining option locations) you can book . The oasis( outdoor dinning), The Tap, or the Winter Lounge. Parking was a little tight, but there is street and neighborhood parking. The food and service were amazing. If you plan to participate in happy hour book at the Tap.

Since we were all catching up for our girls night my friends and I selected different apps from the menu. Even enjoyed all of our apps and entrees. If you’re looking for a relaxing restaurant with awesome decor and good found I would definitely choose Lena’s

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vipMamaPeach
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here - wow what a mistake. We’ve lived in Alexandria for a year and tonight was our first time here. Service? Excellent. Food? Delicious. We will be back! We had a great evening at Lena’s. A+

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Reign
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing! I will definitely be back.

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TedC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Did the loft and as usual everything was amazing

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AprilB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always!
Enjoyed a lovely dinner with the family for my hubbie’s birthday.
Thank you.

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DavidS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was there for lunch. Had beet salad and added a piece of salmon to it. Great flavor and salmon cooked perfectly. We ate in the tented oasis area. Great ambiance, friendly service.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Many non-intrusive COVID precautions. Very comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience2

We order steak for bout menus kids 14$ a plater 31$ the only difference was the price I pay 31$ not for a stake they gave me Fajita. Next time Just for pizza!!!

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ToddR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

My guest and I had the most wonderful experience ever, from the food to the drinks, atmosphere, the amazing customer service. EVERYTHING!

The waiter was amazing, he didn’t miss a beat and was very patient with us. I felt like we was all over the place with ordering, because we was a huge party but he made it work, got everyone’s order right and just the wonderful customer service. I can’t wait to come back for the wings and pizza which are my favs. Thanks again for the wonderful experience.. it was well appreciated!!

We’ll be back.

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Taco
1 review