Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

4.6
1678 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.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1678 people are saying
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vipDinerfromDelRay
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

too many people walking into restaurant from garden, unmasked, and letting in the cold. waiter couldn't be bothered to walk around table to serve drinks and reached across every time. band's bass drum too loud inside.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was descent but the service was lackluster.

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vipShar
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and it was a very happy one. Food was delicious and plentiful. Service was excellent. Drinks were fun and the Velvet and Rye decor was cool! I highly recommend their Sunday Brunch - nice variety on the menu. Best breakfast potatoes around. Always love their pizza and salads. The Frittata did not disappoint and the Sausage Panini was yummy. The homemade donuts were a real treat for everyone!!

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JenniferH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The outdoor oasis tent was super cold and that deterred our experience a bit. However, the service and food were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was cool.

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Mizzizmj
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was okay.

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Kee75
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good service, great food and the Manager was very personable, visible and hands on.

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YvetteA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The ambiance was very nice. Dimly lit. Very nice decor. We throughly enjoyed our meal and drinks. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for brunch. We went to the Loft. The ambiance was amazing, and the food and drinks were on point as well. We will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Enjoyed the indoor experience with friends! The decor is really cute and trendy, the food was subpar! We ordered crab dip, lamb chops, chicken Alfredo, and salads. The pasta was amazing! They make it in house. The lamb was dry and over cooked! I would go back for pictures and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Definitely get the crab dip as an appetizer!

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RondaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. They never disappoint. I cant wait to go back.

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Sandy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lena's Taste of Italy dining experience is outstanding! Food, wine pairings, and service are all top notch. But we also appreciate Lena's attention to keeping diners and staff safe during this pandemic with their safety protocols, while still making the dining experience special. Keep up the good work!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin the waiter didn’t outstanding job serving us! Thank you for everything

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so sweet and the hostess made sure to get us our table we had reserved within minutes. The vibes were amazing on the second floor, so great gatsby like! It was so pretty inside and the food was great. Only complaints I have is that the floors under our table hadn’t been cleaned, I ended up stepping on old gnocchi maybe? It was squishy and beige looking not sure lol.. but the waitress was so sweet even when I had to tell her I wasn’t pleased with their frozen daiquiri. I didn’t know what else to get out of their menu so I asked for a basic pineapple upside down or Bahama mama, well apparently neither are provided there so I opted for a Bellini. Which I only came across after I was accidentally given the brunch menu when it was dinner time but she let me get that because I wasn’t interested in the other drinks. Besides that, the inside was so perfectly lit, the staff was kind and the food came out at a decent time. I’d def come back!

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vipLovetoeat
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and the service was excellent.

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vipMaryF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Velvet and Rye has been done so very well! Truly an event experience that should not be missed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We love Lena’s and their food and ambience are great. Service yesterday wasnt good. Our server only had one table and restaurant wasn’t very busy but we kept having to get up to ask for refills of water or tea and to request our check.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food just dark and could of had a little better service. But great experience for the price point.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and the food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous new scene upstairs. We loved it!

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viprobert253
Washington DC
135 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service, and atmosphere!

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SWebb
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Very nice décor and the live music was the added touch!

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Sobelle21
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lena's is a solid pizza & basic Italian restaurant. Their food is consistently good and the service is consistently outstanding. I really like the new loft area as their other two areas can get crowded and noisy, particularly with children.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our waitress was not good. She kept disappearing and not checking on us. She agreed to take my birthday cake to the kitchen and that didn’t get done. Then when taking our orders she was looking at us like we were asking too many questions and she could be bothered. She was also not knowledgeable about the menu. Another young lady saved the day though. She was fabulous and stepped in to take care of us. I will come back though. The atmosphere and food are good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food3service3ambience5

New Year’s Eve special had a much better menu than the regular seasonal.

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vipEileenPerez
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always. We love Lena’s for special occasions or just because it has the pizza in the area. Best Margaritas are served here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the different themes and the professionalism of staff. Food is great and every person I’ve taken there have loved it.!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year celebration

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vipIssy211
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did such an awesome job for New Years Eve! Mr. Yates, Mrs. Yates, and Jr were very nice to meet and thanked us for coming to their establishment. I’m a regular because the staff and food make a difference.

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vipJulieE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun New Years!!! The food was excellent! The staff even better! Had such a great time!!

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KB123
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The amazing food was the only thing that saved this review. The service was extremely slow. There was nothing personable about our service. The entire wait staff seemed like they didn’t want to be there or didn’t care that we had a $300 tab. The hostess was very monotone and didn’t seem like she wanted to be there, our server seemed like he had every table in the oasis area and was never around. Our kids waited over 30 minutes for another lemonade to be given to them that was thick sour mix and strawberry purée because they were out. (Just say we ran out and offer something different, no big deal) the food came out very fast and was really good overall but the service was some of the worst service we’ve ever had. If it was understaffed due to covid there shouldn’t have been that many tables seated. We made reservations to have a fun girls night out not caring how much money we spent but left feeling extremely disappointed we just spent over $300 for that type of experience. Our ticket time was over 3 hours and most of the time was sitting, waiting for things to be cleared, waiting for boxes or waiting to pay. We got dessert to take home because we were tired of being there. Like I stated before, the good food was the only thing that saved this review.

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Anonymous
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a New Year eve dinner and the setting itself was beautiful. The menu was a special 3 course menu with an appetizer, entree and dessert and everything was phenomenal. The service was great and the roaring 20’s theme is by far the best theme to dine in. Highly recommend visiting the Loft before the themes switch.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve with the kids! Service was spot on, food was great! On a night where service can be rushed we did not feel this way at all. There was plenty of attentive staff, and we all left pleasantly full!

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vipVirginiaLady
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please keep the Velvet and Rye theme and the live jazz music! One of the best places to go in Alexandria!!

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BrentonH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant will be returning and recommending to family and friends

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Nikki
Washington DC
4 reviews