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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
2208 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Reservations are now being accepted for The Loft at Lena's - Velvet & Rye 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 Tap Room & Bar is our original, rustic, tavern style bar and dining room that provides a gathering place where families and friends can escape their hectic daily routines.



Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 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

    Kevin Castillo

  • 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, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 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.
  • Visit with Santa at Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap

    Dec 4 - Dec 6, 2022
    As busy as Santa is this time of year, he's taking some time to stop by Lena's to visit with our youngest diners! Make a reservation for brunch on Dec. 4 (12-3pm) or for dinner on Dec. 5 & 6 (5:30-8:00pm) in Lena's Tap Room and spend some time with Santa at no additional cost! A professional photo will be available on Dec. 4 and we will show Polar Express on our TVs on Dec. 5 & 6.

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What 2,208 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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Ambience was really nice with live jazz music….but the pizza we ordered (sausage and pepper & de carne) were very salty. Our server made our experience not worth coming back because he was inattentive. Never checked on us during our meal. Did not refill our water and soda. When he finally showed up towards the end of our meal we requested for crushed pepper and he never gave it to us. Had to follow up at least 2x to give us a soda refill before he showed up with one. Waited a long time for our check.
  2. MM

    MattM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Edwin was a fantastic server. Great experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food, and atmosphere!
  4. CT

    CasandraT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found this online and was intrigued by the themed dining experience. And it was great from the service, food, ambience. Definitely will go again.
  5. JA

    JoAnneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. Everyone at the table was extremely pleased with everything that we got!
  6. TK

    TKeeP

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a pretty good experience. We went the day after thanksgiving, so it wasn’t crowded or anything for a Friday night. Great ambiance on the second floor and atmosphere.
  7. TR

    TashimaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Will be going again very soon. Food and drinks were perfect.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This was our first time at Lena’s and the food was okay. My husband and I had pasta. He had the Chicken Alfredo and the sauce was pasty and the noodles were gummy like. I had the Chicken Parmigiana, the chicken was great but the noodles were thicker than usual for spaghetti noodles and they weren’t cook fully. The noodles were hard and tasted somewhat bland. Although our main courses weren’t the best the Parmesan Wing appetizers were great. I also tried the holiday cheer drink and again it was okay. I can’t really point out what it was missing. In addition my husband tried the maple old fashioned, the drink is strong he enjoyed the maple and smoked flavor that was added to the drink. Our server was efficient and the ambiance was very nice. I think that in the future I would try Lena’s again but for now I give it a 3 out of 5.
  9. J

    Jess

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We have dined at this restaurant many times and typically had pretty good experiences, perhaps not always exceptional but generally good and so we decided to try the Thanksgiving booking- I had received MULTIPLE texts and emails offering this “special menu”. We’ve never dined at a restaurant on Thanksgiving so maybe this is typical but we had a terrible experience- we were rushed from the start, told they might not even have any of the “special menu” options by the time we arrived (early for our booking actually). Our server seemed annoyed that we were there. The food was poor quality compared to their standard. As soon as we received our dinner we were told it was last call for everything- food, drinks, dessert. This was supposed to be a special occasion. I will never dine here again. Everything was also incredibly overpriced for the quality. Really disappointed because I used to think this place was reliable- there are too many good options in the area to excuse this.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The thanksgiving menu was not extensive but it did not need to be. Great menu options and the portion size was perfect! Food was wonderful and so was the service. Would definitely recommend and would do again.
  11. FC

    FranciscoC

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lena’s is beyond amazing! They pay attention to what the customer wants!
  12. JO

    JOinDC

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice Thanksgiving spread. Appreciated it was plated, we had great service the entire meal, didn't feel rushed (to be fair, it was not busy upstairs where we were located), and things on the plate that should have been hot, were hot...the cool items (like the cranberry sauce, the cheesecake later) were the right temp. Really tasty prime rib, turkey, veggies for each of us, too. Server was attentive but left us to enjy our meal, which we appreciated. We did see someone at the next table have to return their prime rib which looked overdone, but they were also well taken care of and had drinks and a substitute meal offered right away. Other guests all looked happy. Only thing the table needed was butter for the roll and salt and pepper offered or brought to us. We would do that again sometime for a holiday meal.
  13. JM

    JenM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food1service3ambience3
    Food was not fantastic and not well seasoned; some way too salty, some not enough. No salt or pepper on table was weird. Food overpriced for portion and quality. Pizza crust was great!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our first time at Lena's and the experience was great! On a positive note, the food was really good, but my smoky cocktail could have been more smoky... An old fashioned. It wasn't bad at all though. The crab dip was creamy, the breading on the cheese sticks was really good and our pizzas were awesome! I got a small sausage and peppers and added the hot pepper flakes and parm cheese. It was truly worth it. Strangely, I discovered this place on OpenTable because I wanted pizza and I know my kids are picky eaters. Lena's was perfect for my family. My next time will definitely be for date night. I know that will be fun! And yes, I forgot to take pics again because I was hungry. Lol I'll do better next time. Overall, great place for food and a fun experience!
  15. MA

    MaryAnne816

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love how Lena’s changes their theme every season. It always looks awesome. Lots of photo ops! The food is always delicious and the service is great.
  16. JR

    JonRussian

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had reservations made for last night and our serve was Raza! He was the greatest server ever, He accommodated to all of our request and made things happen. When I asked to be reassigned to another table for a more private setting in the back, Without hesitation he made it happen. I appreciate the effort he took to ensure that we had a great time and constantly checking on us. We were the last table to leave the restaurant at closing and never did I feel pressured and we had to leave. I hope when I come back that I get him as a server again! As far as the restaurant itself everything is absolutely perfect! Only con I noticed but not too big of a deal was when I received my drink and requested for one big cube, I can tell it was not a quality cube and probably made in the kitchen freezer with a big cube tray. I believe having a quality cube would definitely improve the status of the place but again not a big deal. Thank you Raza, you’re the man!
  17. s

    skipl

    Washington DC

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good meal with nice ambience . Nice wine list. Expensive by the glass.
  18. LK

    LauraleeK

    Calgary

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food and place was amazing. I will say the service was slow.
  19. T

    Tami

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place for a large family dinner. The service was great and the food was delicious. The décor is fabulous!
  20. L

    Luv2eat

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Firstly, our server was fantastic. White pizza w/ mushrooms was absolutely delish (and I'm a NYer - very critical). The ambience was fine, just more babys crying than usual, but would def go back! Only call out was the wine, a 9oz pour was over $21 - that's ridiculous!
  21. KB

    KweenBie

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our dinning experience from start to finish was great! There were no issues or extra steps of contacting the sales department nonsense for my party of 12. I was able to book online without issue. We arrived and were seated promptly. We were wowed from the elevator throughout the dinning area. The space is beautifully designed. Our server was Jennifer and she was so friendly and personable and got all 12 drink and food orders correct. I got the chicken parmigana and the frozen lemoncello swirl and they were both delicious! I am looking forward to dinning again there soon!
  22. L

    Lizle

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a one of my favorite spots. Such a unique place. Your experience begins with an absolutely beautiful decor that transforms you into a different world. The entire staff is so welcoming and they go out of their way to make sure you have everything just the way you like it. And the food…. well, you won’t find better anywhere. In a world of cookie cutter chain restaurants, this is a hidden gem worth visiting. Absolutely worth the hour+ drive!
  23. CR

    CourtneyR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!!! Amazing food and the ambiance was wonderful! Will definitely return to try more items!
  24. DC

    DCfoodie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was below average. I made reservations and the manager who checked me in didn’t even look at me. It was very unfriendly. Would not recommend because of customer service.
  25. JP

    JP23

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The appetizer creamy feta dish was delicious but nothing could save the eggplant Parmesan. Way too salty, thick, burnt cheese edges and too much breading. It tasted like a thick variation of a pizza pie. The pasta was gummy and overcooked and the sauce had too much basil and oregano. Appetizers and drinks will be the staple here from now on. My friend had the salmon freola and she said it was okay- also salty and salmon was too crispy and flavorless.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our server was friendly but didn’t stop back for refills on drinks. After food was served didn’t stop back to ask to needed anything until she brought the bill. We were here for my sons work promotion. I was disappointed in the service. We were sat by the bar that had an event at the bar going on. It was a bit loud. This wasn’t our first time at Lena’s. However, this time it was disappointing.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as always. We enjoyed ourselves
  28. DM

    DMat

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    This was our first time in the downstairs restaurant because the loft we love was reserved for a private party. This was the first time things were only “good” instead of very good or excellent. Drinks and appetizers came fast, although portions appear to keep getting smaller while prices go up. Most entrees were okay but pasta was unusually undercooked. The pasta was served 10 minutes before the rest of the entrees made it to the table… Dessert came by fairly quick without any silverware, so we waited 15 minutes before I got up to ask someone for it since our waitress was nowhere to be found. After finishing desert, another 15 minutes went buy before our waitress came to check on us. Given all the previous visits and excellent service, I will call this an off night for Lena’s and will try it again soon.
  29. j

    judy

    Washington DC

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I was not a fan of the sausage soup. It was not a very traditional Italian sausage soup. The spices were a little unusual. The main course meals were fantastic. Scallops were perfectly cooked and the pizzas are delicious.
  30. F

    charitaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for family or date night! Nice ambiance on the second level
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friend promotion.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    Management the General Manager was not nice felt discriminated against
  33. KL

    KLynn

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Our server was outstanding. Unfortunately, she had to apologize for the kitchen for the timing of our food delivery and food quality. We ordered an appetizer, salads, and a pizza. The appetizer and pizza came to the table within 30 seconds of each other, then our salads arrived 15 minutes later. We suspected that the pizza had been ordered and then cancelled by someone else and had just been sitting in the kitchen until someone decided to give it to us, because it was room temperature. It was disappointing. Not sure we want to deal with the chaos and rather expensive, pizza and a salad kind of night.
  34. LG

    LenaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! Great service! Only suggestion is to lower the music—our table of 6 had a hard time hearing each other
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Brunch with a girlfriend. Great vibe. Superior service. Food slightly lacking: tasty, sauce heavy and not served hot (with only a few patron in the restaurant).
  36. L

    Lailaljmommy

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    I feel everything on the Menu is absolutely delicious. The ambiance is so Classy and Sexy. Will be back next Month!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The ambiance was great, as well as the service. The pizza although great, was Luke warm. We send it back and got a new one. It was still not hot.
  38. v

    vineeta

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lena's is predictably good. We had a wonderful server, who was very attentive and catered to my needs of being gluten-free and vegetarian. It's a nice neighborhood restaurant. It does get noisy, and that's something to consider if you want to have a real conversation.
  39. D

    Drillsgt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Andrew was the best. Food was great. And I will be back.
  40. TT

    TomishaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. It was cozy and had a roaring 20s theme which I loved. The food was good and a friend and I shared a pitcher of sangria which was also very good. Great value!

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
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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 2208 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 69 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

    Kevin Castillo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, 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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