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Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap - Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap, Alexandria, VA

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

4.5
4.5
2128 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.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 683-5330

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Edgar Perez-Garcia

  • Catering

    WE CATER TO YOU! Inside or out. Day or night. Your place or ours. Lena's Catering and Private Events is here to help you celebrate your way and in style! ​ Please go to www.lenaswoodfire.com, click on "Private Events" and submit your information via our form. Our Private Events Coordinator will be in touch with you soon.

  • Private party facilities

    Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap is an inviting, contemporary Italian restaurant with a cozy outdoor patio and warm hospitality. A perfect setting for groups up to 120 guests, Lena's from scratch menus offer a tantalizing array of dishes to give your guests an experience they will never forget.

  • Private party contact

    Emily Klassen: (877) 591-2402

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Alexandria

  • Cross street

    Mt. Vernon Ave.

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available on Mount Vernon & E. Braddock Rd.

  • Public transit

    Next to Braddock Road Metro station accessible on the Yellow and Blue lines.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Lena's Oasis Tent

    Dec 8, 2020 - Oct 1, 2022
    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.

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What 2,128 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JF

    JamieF

    Washington DC

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I went to Lena's for dinner 'in the tent' to say farewell to Lena's Oasis - an important and much visited spot during the pandemic. Our dinner was delicious as ever and the service top notch as always. I fine way to say farewell to the Oasis, but we'll be back to Lena's soon.
  2. TP

    ToPi

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brandon-Server was amazing even if you didn’t enjoy yourself his professionalism made you feel like he was only waiting on you! Food was delicious and service unmatched
  3. A

    Alice

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing! She was very attentive and friendly. We were told it was the last week for the Oasis Tent, we were so happy we got to experience it! The ambiance was fun and had a tropical feel. Service was fast, our reservation was at 6p and there were only about 4 other tables seated. We ordered the pizza as a table appetizer and it was delicious! The tomato soup looked great and the girls said it tasted even better. Our pasta dishes (penne vodka & veggie pasta) were subpar. Small portions and not very flavorful. For being made in house we expected more. Overall, we'd return and order the pizza again and different entrées/apps.
  4. DP

    DannyP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance and drinks.
  5. CC

    ChelseaC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Lena's this week with some friends. We love their menu and their rotating concepts. The outdoor Oasis is closing in September so we wanted to go before it was too late. The food was great, as always. I love the penne a la vodka, the Diavola pizza, and the fried Brussel sprouts. My friend ordered the lamb shank which looked amazing and he finished every bite. Our server was Ellie who was friendly, knowledgeable, and recommended a great wine. It was Wine Wednesday, so half off bottles under $100. She recommended the Belle Glos pinot noir from Santa Barbara County. It was delicious and smooth and paired well with our food. At $49, it's a steal--the same price you would pay for this bottle at Total Wine. 10/10 will be coming back (and probably asking to sit in Ellie's section.)
  6. j

    johanaf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ellie was our server she was amazing! We came for National pepperoni pizza day!
  7. J

    Jpri

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lena’s is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. I have never been disappointed with everything I have ordered. My latest experience was not the exception. I attended the italian and wine pairing dinner and it exceeded my expectations. All the wines were great and the food was delicious.
  8. L

    Lynn

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Velvet and Rye is the ultimate date night experience. The ambiance is amazing, classy, and aesthetically pleasing. Lena’s is broken up to it looks like 3 parts and velvet and rye is where you would want to be for a heel and clutch night. Our server was VERY attentive and kind. I enjoyed the blackberry rose collins which was refreshing along with a glass of Prosecco. As far as food, I wasn’t impressed by the menu outside of the pizza and even with the pizza, we ordered the meatball and a pepperoni, both were JUST okay. The garlic Parmesan wings were SO good. Even though the food choices weren’t the BEST, based off of the ambiance and service I will recommend to all couples for a cute date night out.
  9. CB

    ChandellB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing - the atmosphere is extremely elegant and beautiful, very clean open space. Our food was delicious, you have to try the crab dip - superb. I highly recommend coming here. We will be back soon
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely day for outside patio brunch. Not crowded and good service. Had a great time at Lena's.
  11. J

    Johnnaib

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    PLEASE! PLEASEEEEEEE come here! From the host down to the clean up crew! Everything and EVERY ONE, simply amazing! I am a TikTok foodie @johnnybsmooove I will be posting a food review on this restaurant. Pleas be on the look out! I definitely recommend.
  12. VL

    VacationLover1124

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing. And the ambiance of the restaurant itself keeps bringing me back.
  13. CS

    CandiceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing, she took care of all of our needs. We will definitely be coming back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We arrived and no one was seated inside, except for a family and some people at the bar. We were seated at the one table next to the area where the servers work area which was not pleasant to look at and loud with utensils. All the tables that were available and this was the first choice, very odd. I asked to be seated somewhere else, it was all not a problem and everyone was very nice. The space hot and air felt stagnant, would have loved a little air flow. The pizza was okay, not great. Wings were good as well. I feel their pricing is high for what they deliver overall, nothing wowed me. I overall prefer Rustico or even a takeout pizza from Whole Foods wood fired oven. My first and probably last visit, nothing horrible or terrible, all okay tasting but very underwhelming.
  15. j

    jamesc

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    When/if we return, it will be for appetizers and beverages only. The pizza not what we expect of a wood fire 900 degree oven, undercooked. Had to ask for plates, water etc. appetizers were awesome, beverages above average.
  16. TH

    TimothyH

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Always a good middle of the road fall back. Food normally good or better. Noise can be a little high for conversation and parking situation can be difficult. Using valet is $10 before any extra tipping.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very great, love the food and the vibe of the restaurant!
  18. HB

    HannahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here and it was awesome. I took my girlfriend and sister out while they were here for a visit. The service was fantastic and our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the atmosphere!
  19. D

    Dmpols

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place everytime we go there
  20. S

    Silvi

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The Loft (Velvet and Rye) has a fantastic ambiance! Great for date night or girl's night out. The food wasn't as fantastic. The carne pizza was the best. The mushroom was also good, but greasy. The Diavola was a twist on tradition and the honey and kale completey turned down the spicy, which left us a little disappointed. The chicken parm was forgettable. The homemade pasta was a little dense, but good. We went as a group and shared everything. We suggest this approach as some dishes are too packed with flavor and we couldn't finish them if we had them individually. We do recommend checking it out; it's a unique spot. If you go on weekends or busy days, account for extra time to park. We arrived late as there was no parking in their designated area, so had to park in the neighborhood street.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Great food and ambience however our server had too many tables to service at one time.
  22. JU

    JorgeU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was very good . The server was on top of our needs and the food was delicious
  23. ZG

    ZakiyyahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Loved the atmosphere . Would definitely go again
  24. BT

    BlainT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. ❤️The food was incredible, our server was very attentive, and the peach sangria pitcher was out of this world. You need to go if you’re in Old Town. Enjoy!!
  25. MC

    MatthewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were absolutely amazing. Definitely a favorite.
  26. KW

    KeondaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    The waitress was extremely slow with service. I was disappointed to find that the lamb chops were no longer on the menu. I ordered the chicken parmesan and it was horrible. The spaghetti noodles looked like they came from a can. This was my third visit to Lena's and it will probably be my last.
  27. TM

    TimM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    Good wasn't good and the waitress was a little erratic and deshelved and the restaurant wasn't busy.
  28. LD

    LadyDi16

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience3
    Beware the outdoor tent, and particularly the high top tables with orange stools! We reserved standard seating but were told (with no apology) that only high top seating was available when we arrived. This led to one of, if not the most uncomfortable dining experiences I’ve ever had. The orange stools are so uncomfortable, to the point that I stood for most of the meal, as did others in our party. The other issue was the heat—although fans were running, there are none toward the back of the tent. We were all sweating and very hot throughout the meal. Lena’s food is good, but I’m sorry we spent $150 for such an unpleasant experience.
  29. KI

    KimberlyI

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had been wanting to try Lena’s for a while now and I’m so happy I finally got a chance to go. I absolutely love everything about Lena’s Velvet and Rye. The decor was so amazing and everything my friends and I had was so delicious. This restaurant is now at the top of my list of favorites!!
  30. TD

    TanishaD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance was amazing and I will be back 🥰
  31. ND

    NiyaDT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lena’s was awesome! 10/10. Great servers and the ambiance was beautiful. Kid friendly and great menu selections.
  32. JK

    JanK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. The pasta was perfectly cooked and the sauces were amazing. The indoor temperature was hot and the a/c didn’t seem to be working but the food made up for it
  33. D

    Dasia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time dining at Lena’s was a great experience!! There was live music from 6-9pm, which gave a beautiful ambiance! Reminded me of the early 2000s scenes where people would go to Jazz Bars for live music. 🎶 My fam & I ate in the “Velvet & Rye” loft on the 2nd floor. The food was tasteful and I also had a sweet lemon cello martini! Highly recommend for dates & girls night out. Plus the food & drinks are affordable!
  34. AE

    AprilE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The live music was so good! The service and ambiance and food is outstanding. Five stars!
  35. VM

    VanettaMcPhail

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very classy, good food, definitely enjoyed our time.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Our server was very nice and helpful. However, the kitchen setup resulted in meals being delivered at different times making for a very uncomfortable dinning experience. We ate in-the tent which was very noisy, so noisy at times that it was difficult to conduct a conversation. The food was ok but not up to some similarly priced Italian restaurants in the DMV.
  37. TE

    TrickyEats

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    No AC. Awful service. Overpriced. Valet had no idea what was going on. Wont be back
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    There were parts of the meal that were great but the pizza was super greasy and cold. Drinks, Brussels sprouts, and dessert was a hit. The staff was terrible. The guy (manager?) was yelling to put butts in seats then we sat for 15min waiting for water and menus. We hardly saw our waiter which didn’t bother us until we wanted more drinks and our check. I expected better service in the upstairs glam section.
  39. AK

    AllenK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service ,nice place. Food was a bit salty that day.
  40. LI

    LIZLAWLER

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lena’s menu offerings and quality are consistent. Velvet and Rye provides a fun dining ambiance.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap using the Order Online button. Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap also offers 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 4.5 stars by 2128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

401 E. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22301

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mt. Vernon Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Alexandria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available on Mount Vernon & E. Braddock Rd.

  • Public transit

    Next to Braddock Road Metro station accessible on the Yellow and Blue lines.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Edgar Perez-Garcia

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 683-5330

  • Catering

    WE CATER TO YOU! Inside or out. Day or night. Your place or ours. Lena's Catering and Private Events is here to help you celebrate your way and in style! ​ Please go to www.lenaswoodfire.com, click on "Private Events" and submit your information via our form. Our Private Events Coordinator will be in touch with you soon.

  • Private party facilities

    Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap is an inviting, contemporary Italian restaurant with a cozy outdoor patio and warm hospitality. A perfect setting for groups up to 120 guests, Lena's from scratch menus offer a tantalizing array of dishes to give your guests an experience they will never forget.

  • Private party contact

    Emily Klassen: (877) 591-2402

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