Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap
*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. For summer, 'Oceans 21' draws from the breathtaking and serene coasts of the Northeast. With beautiful hues of blue reminiscent of ocean waves, natural woods, batik patterns and endless ocean waters, the space transcends summer vacation vibes of rejuvenation and tranquility.
Lena's Oasis is a dynamic, outdoor destination dining venue located behind the main restaurant. Featuring Moroccan chandeliers & lush tropical plants. On the Oasis terrace, misters have returned for the warmer months.
Lena's Oasis Tent
Multiple dates availableLena’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 availableLena'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 - OCEANS 21
Multiple dates availableThe Loft at Lena's is our indoor dining experience located on the second floor above the main restaurant! This dining room's decor is transformed each season with innovative and whimsical restaurant design. The current Summer experience, "OCEANS 21", draws from the breathtaking and serene coasts of the Northeast. With beautiful hues of blue reminiscent of ocean waves, natural woods, and batik patterns, you will be transported to white sandy beaches and endless ocean waters that transcend summer vacation vibes of rejuvenation and tranquility.. Previous experiences include "Winter Lodge", our Aspen ski lodge inspired decor for winter and "Full Bloom", our vibrant and whimsical inspired decor for spring.
The Loft at Lena's: New Fall/Winter
Multiple dates availableThe Loft at Lena's is our seasonal experience that changes decor each season. Our Fall/Winter Seasonal change is scheduled to go LIVE on November 5th! It's a surprise. Opens at 5 PM
5-Course Wine Dinner Experience$79.00 per personPrepaid
Nov 8, 2021 onlyA VIP 5-Course Wine Dinner experience featuring exclusive limited-time holiday wine in our newly designed Winter themed Loft. Enjoy the exclusive wine list & dishes specifically paired from Chef Edgar, with wine guidance from WineBow Representative, Jason Osborne. The dinner will be highlighting wines that pair well with Thanksgiving & Christmas dishes, and our new Loft experience menu items! 1st Course-Welcome Bubbly! Graham Beck Sparkling Brut Rose 2nd Course-Textbook Sauvignon Blanc with our Fall Butternut Squash Salad 3rd Course-Pike Road Pinot Noir paired with our Lollipop Lamb Chops 4th Course-Solena Cellars, Pinot Gris paired with Lena's Famous Lemon Chicken 5th Course-Novelty Hill, Syrah paired with our Dark Chocolate Mousse
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
tomato sauce, mozzarella
house-made all beef meatball slices, roasted garlic oil, ricotta, basil, mozzarella
We have been coming here every few weeks for a few years now, always early on Friday for dinner w the family (not just drinks). It might be a while before we go back. First, they are pushing valet, costing another $10. We saw the valet using spots that used to be free parking… so we can see where this is going. There are also signs all over the neighborhood about not being lenas parking. they are not city signs, so most people ignore them. Second, there was something floating in the first beer I ordered. Not a big deal… it happens, but warrants some response beyond “sorry about that”. After mentioning it to the staff, I was surprised to see that I was charged for that beer and the next one I ordered. A 300% markup on a beer ($3/ bottle at total wine, $9 in the restaurant) in a dirty glass is adding insult to injury. Third, and not a huge deal, the pizzas seem smaller. Everything is more expensive now, but this is pizza dough… flour and water. We were also one of the only tables seated at 530, so I was surprised that our server disappeared and we had to flag down another server for water refills.
We will probably give them one more shot because the food is good, we love the seasonal theme loft, the tent is fun, all of the COVID cleaning precautions, and the staff are always so friendly. Those things are all nice but only when other basics, like not gouging on parking and clean glasses, are executed correctly.
This restaurant is so charming and the pizza is amazing. We sat in the open air oasis; very pleasant and felt very safe. Our waitress was so sweet and efficient. Highly recommend!
Love 1/2 price wine on Wednesdays!
Pizza is always tasty.
First the dining in the Oasis and it was amazing! Will definitely go again.
Can't wait to return. Food, service, ambiance is great.
As always, the food was very, very good; and, good value for money. And the service was exceptional! We've been loyal customers for two to three years now, since our return from Asia. We often bring our two "Grandma Magnets" over for cheese pizza after Mass on Saturday or Sunday mornings; and sometimes others in family.
Took my son for his 13th birthday. He loved the pizza. The rest of my family all enjoyed their food as well. The service was fast and efficient. No complaints at all. The parking can be a little dicey because it’s a small area with a small parking garage, but they make it work.
Pizza is close to perfect. The marination/brine on the wings is unique and tasty without being dry.
Beautiful ambience, mouthwatering authentic Italian cuisine and EXCELLENT, unforgettable service!!
The service was awful. It’s gone down hill considerably. Food was slow, came at different times. Our waitress left dishes on the table, didn’t manicure the table at all. She had no idea how to wait a table so it was not her fault. She shouldn’t have been doing it. The coffee they served me was so bad I could not drink it. Tasted like someone filled the entire filter w grinds. Desserts were mediocre. The Creme Brûlée sucked. They served us melted gelato. And $165 w tip for two adults and two kids eating the same pizza.
The service was amazing and the food was great! I’ve dined at Lena’s before, but this was my first time in the upper level restaurant. It was beautiful!
Fantastic staff and atmosphere, me and my date had an amazing time. Definitely will be coming back!!
First visit: Ate the spaghetti and meatball dinner. Gravy was noticeably acidic, the huge meatball was overly salty. One of the staff cautioned against ordering the eggplant parmigiana as not so good. Suggest owners oversight and consistency to bring to this area an Italian American restaurant for the Alexandria area that far exceeds the others. As an Italian American from a major city, and cooking from scratch authentically, Northern Virginia doesn't get Italian food. I like Lenas, but with some authentic oversight from skilled hands and minds they will not regret the effort.
We had a table for 6 under the tent for my husband’s birthday. The noise level in the tent was a bit high but I appreciate the fact that it was created to accommodate guests during COVID. The service was a little slow but the food was delicious. The pizza has good crust and the homemade pasta is great. Overall a good experience.
The value for what we paid was not the best. My friend had the jumbo lump crab cakes at market price $40. They looked like two prepackaged, frozen crabcakes that we buy in the grocery store. I had the giant meatball which was delicious. The parietal fries could have been better. The frozen rose was yummy. The embrace was great, the restaurant was nearly empty. Views from the loft and the couch/table/chair setup is nice. Wouls try again.
The garlic parm wings were really good and our server was both friendly and attentive. The pizza was just ok and the white sangria didn't have much flavor to it.
Maybe it was an off day, but I did not have a good experience. Went there for a bachelorette lunch, which was going to be a larger party. Once there was placed at a small table, although I called a day before to make sure it'll be under a canopy with a larger table. When mentioning this repeatedly I was told the table was reserved for another party, but during the whole two hours of dining, the table I requested remained completely empty.
Appetizers were okay, the chicken wings were very good. The entrees however were very salty or no salt at all. I was quite strange. Service was inconsistent. We tried to make the best of it, but was very disappointed, especially since we were there to celebrate.
Attend a birthday dinner for a friend’s daughter.
I have been to Lena's well over a dozen times. I am usually always very happy. However, this visit I went with friends and there was a group of 6. We were booked in the oasis and there was no room once we arrived. We agreed to go to the loft so we could sit when our reservation was scheduled rather than wait an unknown amount of time.
The service was very disappointing, the food was slow and cold when it arrived. Furthermore, the loft area was so very noisy with the live music that we could barely carry on a conversation. I was further disappointed as I pushed the group to go there since two other couples had never been. Unfortunately, I don't think they will go back as the restaurant I talked up left them unimpressed.
Great food and service! Very quick service but patiently allowed our group to relax and enjoy the evening.
Lenas is a wonderful spot. We love the Oasis area. It is quiet and the service is always wonderful. We loved our salads! They never disappoint!
My husband and I hosted a triple date with two of our married couple friends and everything was amazing! Our server, Thomas was incredible and all of the food was amazing! Definitely recommend and we will be back!
Great! Perfect early dinner experience, we always go for the outdoor dining.
First time taking my boyfriend to Lena’s we shared the Beet salad. I hate beets but he loves them. The salad was actually really good! I will consider making it at home. The mimosas were great! The ambiance is wonderful and beautiful. We travel from Baltimore to visit. Love the pizza and burger.
Everything was great! The ambiance was great. Service was fast and efficient. Our sever Kevin was great!
Great food, great ambiance. I would definitely recommend for date night or girls night out.
We sat outside - the ambiance was wonderful. The food was superb and our wait staff was professional and friendly.
The ambiance was beautiful. The food was good. There were a few of our favorites missing from the menu but that’s perfectly fine. Our server was a little forgetful with our orders but that wouldn’t deter me from coming back. There was a drink on the menu that contained gin (Monkey 47)and was too bitter. It tasted like lemon juice. I would recommend that it’s tweaked or removed. Outside of that, Great place.
Tried the “Oasis” portion of the restaurant, was absolutely beautiful and much quieter than other areas. Food was amazing as always!
We had amazing service, the food was great, the ambiance was lovely! I would definitely recommend!!
Had a reservation for outside, were sat immediately and then completely forgotten about. We saw several tables sat after us that got their food way before or at the same time as us. We had to wave down a server for everything. Our table seemed to be invisible. We were there over two hours for two drinks each and two entrees. If either of us had cash on us we would have thrown a $20 on the table and left after an hour with just one drink. The meatballs are really good though.
Great experience. We will be back.
Beautiful tent & service was great!
Really enjoyed the drinks they were so good. I loved Margherita pizza very yummy. However my family says the pepperoni pizza was a little too salty. The crab dip was amazing
Sat outside in the Oasis Tent. Our waitress’s attitude wasn’t all that, but she was still attentive. The food was really good! Garlic Parmesan wings were EVERYTHING! Flies were a big problem outside. We had to fight them off the whole time.