Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap
lena's giant meatball, marinara, smoked provolone, hoagie roll
sauted or flash fried with cherry peppers; spicy marinara
baby spinach, roasted butternut squash, roasted pecans, goat cheese, golden raisins, honey-lemon vinaigrette
We usually have a good experience, but our server tonight, Maria, seemed like she couldn’t care less about us and frequently disappeared for long stints. We had to ask another, much busier waiter for more water etc because she was nowhere to be found. When we did ask for stuff like more water or Parmesan cheese for our pizza, she seemed annoyed.
Hi Amanda, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and sharing your experience with us. We take pride in providing our guests with the best dining experience possible and it seems we fell short during your recent visit. We have shared this information with our management team. Thank you again and we do hope you will give us another try.
My family's favorite every day restaurant. Daughter and I loved our pizza and I tried my wife's Chicken Parm, which was excellent.
Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave the kind words! We are delighted to know your family enjoyed our dishes, especially our pizza and Chicken Parmigiana. We look forward to having you again soon.
A slightly overpriced restaurant with good food. The atmospherics suggest the restaurant is uncertain about its identity---for example, super loud old rock music, TONS of children and very dark lighting. Is it a bar? A pizzeria? Also, our waiter forgot about us at the end, kept us waiting 20 minutes for the check, even though at the start we were swarmed upon by two managers in addition to our sever. A confusing experience overall.
Hi. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We like to think of ourselves as a neighborhood restaurant that serves amazing Neapolitan-style pizzas, plus a wide selection of craft beers from local breweries. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your dishes, but disappointed that we fell short in the service category. We will share this information with our management and hope that you’ll give us another opportunity to impress you with our level of service.
We LOVE Lenas. Every new visit we are never disappointed. We love bringing friends and family here, everyone leaves loving it too.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us the lovely words! We look forward to having you and your family again soon.
Great b day experience for my daughters 16th Birthday with friends :)
Thank you for the lovely review, Maria! We are thrilled to know your daughter had a wonderful birthday and look forward to seeing you again soon.
This was our first-time to Lena's and it was a wonderful surprise! A great neighborhood find. The gnocchi and eggplant Parmesan is EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD! We will go back just for those two dishes. The spaghetti pasta, which the make fresh, is also worth the trip. The pizza is very good, but not on par with some of its other dishes. Great place. We will return.
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This was the second time we visited Lena's and we just love it. Great rock music and inviting decor. The food is fantastic
Hi Kevin, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed our atmosphere and the dishes you tried. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
Excellent garden frittata! Very nice restaurant. Will definitely return.
Thank you for the kind words, Karen!
Lena’s is by far the best wood fired pizza joint in Alexandria. I recommend the wings as an appetizer and a Caesar salad alongside your pizza. You can’t go wrong with any pizza, but I tend toward the specialties like the Diavola, Korean BBQ or clam. Expect a loud, lively atmosphere, excellent bartenders, and exceptional cuisine.
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Our waiter, Mark, was OUTSTANDING. We will be back for sure.
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We had a wonderful brunch with friends and were not rushed out. We spent 2 hours chatting and catching up. The manager came by to check with us in a positive manner and invited us back as we were leaving. Lena's is a gemming for us.
Hi Stanley, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us the lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had excellent service during your time with us and look forward to having you again soon.
The food was amazing and the service was great! We will be back for sure.
Thank you for the kind words, Stacy! We hope to see you again soon.
Great service from the waitress. The timing of food arrivals was a bit off. My pizza arrived long before eggplant parm. My pizza and both salads were fantastic! Eggplant parm was good, but not “great.” Will definitely go back for pizza.
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I liked it ok, food was ok, but nothing to write home about; the price for food was exorbitant for what we ordered for lunch, $80 for two people and the servings were small. Nothing on its "Restaurant Week" menu, which is why we went, appealed to us, so we ordered off of the regular menu. We figure this place must be for tourists who don't know the area or about the bounty of other options in Old Town Alexandria with much better tasting food and reasonable prices. Service was good and the restaurant had a nice layout. However, being a local, I most likely won't be returning.
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Never can go wrong with the garlic bread and pizza.
Our out of town guests LOVED it and can’t wait to come back again to try other wonderful menu options!
We were looking for gluten-free pizza in Alexandria after visiting Mount Vernon and found Lena’s. The staff was outstanding, especially our waiter. Happy Hour with $5 martinis and wings plus $10 pizzas made Lena’s a real find! The Parmesan wings were hot and crispy. We really liked both the New England pizza and the meatball pizza. The GF pizza crust could use a little work because it was very thin so got soggy fast, but about half of the specialty pizzas are offered GF. Loved Lena’s for HH.
Food was great and the service was awesome.
We lingered for three hours over a leisurely holiday lunch and reunion of old friends, yet we never felt rushed. All of our needs were met promptly but the service was not intrusive. This was my first visit to Lena's, though I'm already a fan of some of the other restaurants in this group (Vola's, The Majestic). This was a good experience. I'd recommend Lena's to a friend, and I look forward to visiting again.
Loved the pizza, salad and service. Ambiance was quite festive as well.
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The staff are friendly and tend to be employed for longer than many similar restaurants—this tells you volumes about the management and how they care about and for their employees. That gets passed along in the service. The food is quite good. I’d say their pizza is just above average but the Italian options are very good for the DC area. I still would prefer if they offered a more extensive and rotating beer and spirits selection. This needs beefing up. Lena’s is a great spot for an easy meal in a great neighborhood.
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We had a large party and could not have had a better experience. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. I tried the Korean BBQ pizza and now I’ll ONLY be getting that pizza. It was so good! Everyone else seemed pleased with their food. Great place to hang out!
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Excellent service to Enjoy the food. Brussel sprouts salad was the best!
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I had the margherita pizza (regular crust). It was ok, maybe a 6/10. Wife loved her gluten free pizza however (9/10).
Very noisy. Mixed thoughts on a return trip - will need to try something other than pizza for me.
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Service was, once again, very poor. After waiting over 45 minutes past our reservation time, we were seated With no water or cutlery provided until AFTER our appetizers had arrived. Unacceptable wait for main courses followed. We enjoy this restaurant but service has been consistently unsatisfactory.
Amazing brunch options, and they were all delicious! And everyone at Lena's is always so friendly and nice. Thank you for a great brunch!
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Very loud. Could hardly talk. Husband’s meal came out before appetizers. Sent it back. Then the rest of the food came out right after appetizers were received. Complained to wAitress. She sent back my pizza, but not other meals. Then my husband’s meal was return and I received mine 15 minutes later. We all ended up eating at different times. Waitress had no interest in our dissatisfaction. My children’s meals were cold as they were sitting there while they ate their appetizers. Food is very very salty. Very unpleasant experience. No manager ever came to check in us.
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I ALWAYS ENJOY GETTING MY FAVORITE SERVICE MARK TAMAYO . I GET MY FOOD PREPARED AND SERVED THE WAY I LOVE . MY SERVER NEVER DISSAPOINTS . THANK YOU AGAIN . MICKEY STACK
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We always have a great meal and great service at Lena's!
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We love the food here and the kid friendly menu! We will return. My only complaints are how long it takes to get seated even when you make a reservation, and the awkward waiting area situation. The walkway is narrow between the bar and the stools you can sit on while you wait to get seated.
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I'm astounded at the highly positive reviews about the pizza at Lena's. The crust was stiff, too thick, and lacked flavor. As for the toppings (I had the Marguerite) it could have used more cheese and sauce, and the sauce wasn't noteworthy. My search for good pizza in the DC metro area continues but my conclusion is that folks around here have never had really good pizza so they think anything mediocre is great. On the plus side, the service staff were friendly and efficient and the ambiance is nice. Also my Caesar salad was very good.
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Always a great experience. Highly recommend!
Thank you for the kind words, Tracie! We hope to see you again soon.
Overall great family restaurant and experience !!
Thank you for the lovely words, Maria! We look forward to having you again soon.
Food was good as usual except the diavola pizza had too much honey compared to the spicy kick you're supposed to get. Disappointed with the service - took a long time for a server to come by after being seated, server wasn't attentive which was disappointing. I'll just stick to ordering via ubereats.
Food is great and we go there often. Sunday night was an off night from the moment we walked in until the moment we left. Fro seating to ordering to paying our bill, it was a series of confused missteps. We tried looking for the manager a couple of times, but could not find one. Love the food - it's our favorite place in the neighborhood - but the front of the house could use a day of training.
Fantastic place for family and dogs. They even have a Pooch menu. For the cold weather on the patio they had blankets and heaters.
Lena's is our go to restaurant for all things Italian. Great pizza (also happens to be our 5 year olds favorite), but their apps and salads are great as well. The pasta is always delicious and they usually have a couple of specials that are worth trying.
It was GREAT!!!!! And my nephew REALLY enjoyed his birthday
First time at Lena’s! We had heard about it from friends and co workers so we decided to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary here. The arancini was cooked nice and crisp, the wine was delicious, and the pizza was AMAZING! My husband got the Diavola pizza and I got the chicken calabrese ranch pizza. I was pleasantly surprised by how soft yet crunchy the crust was! Our server was very friendly and prompt. James (the manager I believe?) came to our table and explained the history behind the calabrese ranch, which was really neat! And he even brought us our own little cup of calabrese ranch to dip our pizza in, which was a nice touch! We sat inside and the noise level was a little high, but expected for a Friday night. We left with full tummies and a nice night! We will be back!
Perfect patio with fire pit and heaters
Favorite spot in Alexandria!
Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 683-5330.
Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap is rated 4.6 stars by 419 OpenTable diners.
Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.alexandriarestaurantpartners.com/gift-cards.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.