Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

4.6
333 reviews
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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!
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M
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

First time visit was pleasantly surprised. Food was good the pizza delicious. Enjoyed the homemade pasta

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JH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD WAS AMAZING! We were served within 10 minutes of being there.. great service! And I will always come here whenever I want Italian food!

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JC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer, great food, waitstaff were very nice and offered great suggestions. Definitely would come back.

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MR
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great service. Lots of pasta and salad choices in addition to pizza.

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SW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great limoncello martini! Really good Caesar salad and meatball pizza. The “small” pizzas are quite large. A bit noisy— perhaps add a bit more fabric to absorb noise. Suggestion: a few more clams (even out of the shell) on your clam pizza. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner and will be back. So many choices we haven’t tried!

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Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing...!!! Pizza's, pastas, wine and beer. What more could you ask for?!!

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DD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Unfortunately, due to the huge noise level in this restaurant we were not able to enjoy it at all and will not be going again; it was impossible to have a conversation between four of us and we couldn't wait to get out of there. The food however was good and the service was good too.

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S
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent pizza crowded and noisy on a Friday night, so reservations needed until 9 or so when most vacated. Took advantage of 15% off of which 5% is donated to Alexandria Community Trust which runs until 2/28; you have to ask your server; great cause.

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FF
Washington DC
142 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lena’s is a great local establishment. The short menu offers enough variety to appease any craving you may have. The restaurant is always busy; always a good sign. The food is excellent and the service was great. The only problem you will encounter is the noise; it is a small and normally full space and the music is loud enough to force elevated voices for audible conversation, which in turn makes it difficult to converse at times. Fortunately they usually have the NHL channel on one of the TVs, so I can tune out my wife...just kidding! I highly recommend Lena’s; you won’t be disappointed.

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PR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our First Time and all was very good and it didn't take long to get our food and drinks. Will revisit again.

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LA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good value. Could use better seating arrangements. Service is outstanding, but hard to engage in a civil conversation due to the noise level.

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MB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Lena’s and we really enjoyed spending Valentine’s Day there. Everything was great and the accapella singers were a nice touch.

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Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, great food, great service, great ambiance. Lena’s hits all of the marks for why you would go out to a solid, casual dinner.

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LB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Lena's twice - both times with our children. This spot is good for just about anything - take out, dine-in, family gatherings, business lunches. We love it!

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NM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The main dish ordered (lasagna) waw cold, as if it was still Frozen in the middle. The appetizer (the artichoke and spinach dip) didn't have enough bread with it. The staff wasn't too attentive either, and the table they sat as at was in the way of two other tables, so we kept hitting each other. There was also a closet behind our table the wait staff kept asking us to get up to get in. Not a good experience, especially for the price

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a
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Lena's all the time and it's wonderful! We learned the hard way a few weeks ago that you pretty much always need a reservation for dinner on the weekend but it's a great spot so it's no wonder it's popular. Special props for the super nice, enthusiastic young man near the rear parking lot hustling around making sure we had options for parking when the main lot was full. Truly great from start to finish and that's with a 3 and 6-year-old in tow.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They were very accommodating to me and 3 kids.

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KC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good pasta and pizza. Nice ambiance. Second time dining here and will again!

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JD
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pizza and meatballs. Ate at the bar. Great service.

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AH
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was on point and made sure we had everything possible. I also loved that they switched the shared plates after every meal. The manager on duty Omar? was very friendly and made sure we had a great dining experience.

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L
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service at Lena's. Appreciate them being open in the snow weather.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad experience at Lena’s. The service, food, and drinks are all excellent!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a family night out with our four and two year old. The service was fantastic. And the choices for adults and children were outstanding. I look forward to going again.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, we will definitely be back.

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r
Washington DC
109 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at this restaurant and the food is terrific.

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N
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

For some reason Lena’s always overcooks pasta. Every time I order pasta for myself or my daughter I remind them not to make it mushy yet it is a recurring problem. Mia’s, it’s sister restaurant never overcooks it’s pasta. Perhaps some pasta lessons are in order.

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FC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We went for New Year's Eve and had a good experience here. The pizza and the appetizers stood out.

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, excellent service and awesome food.

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed pleasant service and good food New Year's Eve 2018

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HI
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lena’s is always delicious. Great pizza. Great staff. Great bar.

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B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped by for dinner on Christmas evening. Had one of the pasta specials and it was delicious. Always great fast service.

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A
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Low key neighborhood place with great food and drinks.
Perfect place to meet friends for Christmas.

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CV
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our visits to Lena's. Went for a Christmas Day lunch. Excellent specials, including the velvet cake! Excellent service and good value. Expect to come back many more times.

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S
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Lena's was one of the few places we could find that was open at 10pm on Xmas eve. The food and service are fine, nothing spectacular and nothing bad. If you live in the area or are passing through, it is a place to grab a pizza and a beer. The selection of beers leans towards hoppy ones, which did not please me, but would probably please many others. The prices are what you would expect for a pizza place.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My mom and I ate here for our Christmas Eve dinner. We had a very nice meal together and thoroughly enjoyed our food.

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RB
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

As frequent diners at Lena's, we received the promotion for 100th Birthday of Lena, grandmother of the founding family. Dinner special was spaghetti I ordered the spaghetti & meatball special and a martini. The pizza was bland. My dinner was a thick spaghetti with one gigantic meatball--also on the bland side. Best of the dinner was the salad and martini. Server asked if we wanted dessert, and we had to ask about the complimentary BD cake. Server was totally unprepared for this promotion, his English was not easily understood, and he appeared to be untrained for waiting table ( ignored us to watch sports event on TV, worked from wrong side leaning across my husband to pick up used dishes, not bringing appropriate menus, interrupting our conversations several times). As a neighborhood restaurant, Lena's has done much better over the past few years. Hope they re-think the service and food quality.

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drink. Quick service and kind employees.

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p
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent high quality meat sauce... very lean non fat and tasty beef. Music was a bit too loud.

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K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lena's is our go to place when we want delicious pizza and a fabulous Manhattan. Without fail, the service is outstanding!

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HN
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

The noise level was ear-splitting; I will probably not return.

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