Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

4.6
1590 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.
  • The Roaring New Year's Eve Bash

    $175.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Have a Roaring Good Time New Year's Eve! Ring in the New Year in style! Join us at The Loft at Lena's - Velvet & Rye for an amazingly glamorous New Year's Eve Party. The opulent evening includes: Live Music 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu with Wine Pairing for each course One Signature Velvet & Rye Cocktail of your choice Per Person Champagne Toast at Midnight Bottle of Lena's Champagne Party Favor and much more!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1590 people are saying
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Caro
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambience. Really love the themed decor and menu to match.

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AnnaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents from out of town to Lena's and they were so impressed with food & ambiance. Great food, mixed drinks, and atmosphere. I'm a repeat customer of both dine-in and takeout.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was terrible but the food was good

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CassandraD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very well seasoned with a really good flavor. I just wish it was hotter.

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Lexy
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The drinks were good and the food too. Ambiance was great!

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Ordered the pasta and pizza both items were delicious.

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Lori
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Only negative was Open Table stating that I didn’t make my reservation and so I am nervous that they are going to try to charge me the deposit fee which I will be pretty upset about.

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kathill
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the speakeasy theme. Food was good. Great time!

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KristinE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was EXCELLENT - I'm still thinking about the seasonal gnocchi!! - and the ambiance of The Loft was spot on. We were there for lunch but I imagine it must be amazing at night. I will definitely be going back.

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vipLuckylady
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night all around!

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KellyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party enjoyed happy hour downstairs and then at 7:00 pm we made our way up to the velvet and rye room for our reservation. I am so happy that I selected that space when booking the reservation. The 1920's speakeasy vibes were incredible. We were also there on Wine Wednesday and took advantage of ordering several bottles of wine which were half off. The food was all amazing. We had a party of 4 and ordered 5 entrees to share family style...partially because the entire menu looked so good and nobody could make a decision on one thing. Below are the times we ordered and my review:

Beet Salad- This was so good but I probably would not have ordered it as an entre. If you are not very hungry and looking to stay healthy this would be a great option.

Lena's Sunday Gravy- This was a beast and a complete contrast to the beet salad. It was hardy and very filling. This dish was amazing, I would certainly order it again.

Diavola- WOW just WOW this was the best thing we ordered. I never thought kale on pizza would be good but this blew me away.

Grilled Chicken Alfredo- Another amazing dish that I would certainly order again. It was filling but worth every bite.

Pork Belly- This was served on top of some sort of honey sauce. It was amazing. Thankfully this is served for sharing because I could have easily eaten all of the pieces myself!

Our server, I believe his name is TJ, was also amazing. He really made the dining experience a true experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was severely lacking. No one filled up empty ice tea glass or checked on if food was ok after placement. Garlic bread arrived ‘burnt’ hard and only one of four pieces were able to be bitten into. Was not overly crowded. Will avoid going here in the future.

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AllisonF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service was great. Will definitely go back!!!!!

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PrimeRibber
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, we all had a different pasta dish, as well as the garlic bread and spinach and artichoke dip. Sat in the bar room this time instead of the tent because it was a very cold day and wasn’t sure of the heating in the tent.

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Trina
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great Ambiance, Great customer service

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vipMaxB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

A big disappointment.
After checking in on time for our 7.45pm reservation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Waitress needed to back into training. There was a very loud table which brought down the tone of the place.

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vipDMVDineAround
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, we found the apps and pasta to be amazing. The big meatball never disappoints. Brussels sprouts - top notch. Gnocchi du jour was fresh and tasty.
The pizzas are great but IMO don't measure up to Pupatella and are a bit on the pricy side.
Love the house wine!

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Kwing
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Arriving was interesting. The hostess took our name for the reservation then fussed with the computer calling people over and ignoring us standing there- didn’t say just one moment or we will have you seated shortly. We awkwardly stood there wondering what was happening or if we were getting seated. Finally seated. Ordered a 100 dollar bottle of wine. Waitress arrived with no bottle opener then got one and proceeded to use the cork screw to scrape the foil off the top. She then proclaimed she didn’t know how to open the wine. We gladly took this very expensive bottle of wine from her, opened it ourselves, and poured it ourselves. We ordered the calamari because the waitress proclaimed it was amazing- well the 10 pieces we got for 15 dollars were nothing to get excited about. Tasted like a frozen app. Dinner arrived - my dad got chicken parm - the cheese on top wasn’t even melted as if they just threw a slice of mozzarella on top. The homemade pasta was thick and hard. This place is not worth a second chance.

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Sandi
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal as always! The “Velvet & Rye” decor is incredible. Wonderful atmosphere, food was delicious, service was outstanding. Lena’s never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was cool

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vipjisforJoe
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another excellent dining experience at Lena’s. The winter theme in the loft is amazing (I personally love the roaring 20s aesthetic in general). We were able to enjoy some new items as well as order old favorites. One of our group was a first timer and she loved it.

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vipPricey
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving meal was outstanding. So glad we decided to make a reservation. Absolutely delicious!!!

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Molls
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and no clean up when we got home!

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Holiday
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall a good experience. The turkey/stuffing, etc… wasn’t what I was expecting, stuffing wasn’t really cooked. My friends said their dinners were excellent. Always a good experience at Lena’s

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun environment. Good food and drinks. Was very loud due to lots of hard surfaces.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

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vipGabs
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic! Service was good, not over the top but not terrible either. The loft was a really cool space. Will definitely go back.

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EW12866
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was ok. The chicken parm could’ve used a little more sauce. Pizza was delicious as always. The drink service was a little slow. The live band was a nice touch but a little loud and unexpected.

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Deelor
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Very cute and chic. The layout is like black tire affair in the fall, and brunch vibes in the summer. Super cute.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during lunch and was one of like two or three tables there so it was perfect for a private lunch date. Everyone was great and the food was delicious. I love how they rotate themes Avery couple of months which makes this establishment unique and fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food and interior were amazing but the service was sooooo bad. As soon as we walked in for our 9:15 reservation the hostess seemed upset, didn’t say anything to us until she sat us at our table and briskly stated that it was about to be last call. If the restaurant was taking reservations until 10pm, why wasn’t this noted on Open Table? Then the staff continued to clean and close the restaurant as there were 5+ tables seated, even dragging trash through the dining room past our tables. I couldn’t hear my date over the clanking of si