Ella's Pizza

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$30 and under
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Pizzeria

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The wood-fired pizza oven at the heart of the restaurant is what makes our handcrafted pizzas come alive with flavor, bringing inspiration to the rest of our menu. Our philosophy is to use the freshest, best quality ingredients, prepare it well and to serve it with joy. We invite you to share in the experience of what makes Ella's so special.
Enjoy!
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C
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Hostess claimed she couldn’t find our reservation and told me I would have to wait in line. I got the manager and finally the reservation was magically found. Then multiple late reservations walked in along with some at 5:30, all which was seated before us even though we had waited over 30 mins for our 5:30 reservation.

JJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, busy pre-game for the Caps game. Really enjoyed our meal!

AK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The place was packed and harried when we got there for our 7 PM reservation - was told to wait 10 minutes which didn’t work with our tight pre-NBA game schedule - but they then accommodated us at a bar table. Service was very good after that and prompt. Food was excellent.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Came for brunch, specially because of the bottomless mimosa/Bloody Mary deal as well as the brunch options. Once we were seated we were told they weren’t doing bottomless because of the “influx” of patrons and then the reason changed to not doing bottomless because they didn’t get their champagne shipment. On top of this, they only were serving 2 options off their brunch menu (burger and omelet) instead of the entire menu.

I wish we would have been told ahead of time that it would not be a typical, as advertised brunch service.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good we came back again the next night.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was a great, casual dinner place for our out-of-town group of 7 - 4 adults and 3 kids. We ordered the fried mozzarella and the meatballs as appetizers, which were delicious! The pizzas are “personal-sized” and 10” in diameter, but they could be shared easily. 3 of us ordered the spaghetti, and we all thoroughly enjoyed... Would definitely return!

AJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I might have to say one of the best places to eat in all of DC!

PB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly with good food!

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall the experience was very good with the exception of our waiter getting my order wrong.

RF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go before a game! Food is great and service is efficient!

f
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a find! Pizza and service was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

C
Washington DC
678 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allessandr was fantastic. Food was great. Two of us split a pizza where they allowed us to literally split it in half—I’ve become a capers guy. The third person said the spaghetti and meatballs was excellent. Perfect service, low price makes this a neighborhood gem!

SD
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good pizza and service. Nice beer and drink menu. It was fun loud, but not too loud to have a nice conversation. Happy place and I will return.

c
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We haven't been to Ella's in a long time and stopped by on our way to the movies the other night. The calamari was great and the pizza excellent. Great crust. Loved the Italian sausage pizza better than the meatball pizza. Meatballs were too garlicky. Nice wine assortment. Nice dinner. We will be back.

AR
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ella's always has great service and the best pizza in the area.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The pizzas and pastas were delicious. Friendly staff, attentive service. A really cute place.

LB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was great, pizza was decent, not too expensive. Good for a casual night out.

O
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best pizza in town.

CD
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and prices were very reasonable. Quiet too! We ordered the mixed green salad, Margarita pizza 🍕! Others in our party also had chix sandwich and spaghetti with meatballs. All good! Can’t wait to come back when I visit DC again.

MM
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the salads at Ella’s. This is a great place, relatively obscure among the Penn Quarter name brand restaurants. I will return.

JJ
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Great service! Excellent food! Highly recommended!!

JT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ella’s is a great little place for pizza. Our server was very friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. The food was very good and arrived timely.

ML
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The food was ok. It was overpriced for pizza and pasta. Service was alright.

KK
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Great service! Glad we had a reservation, it got very busy.

C
Washington DC
678 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lilly was fantastic. One had the penne pasta—nothing left. One had the steak sandwich—same. I had the Mediterranean salad with Branzino—excellent.

Love the new decor and the great and welcoming staff!

FG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, perfect location, amazing food, and a very cool vibe made for a fabulous pre-concert dinner. The pizza is true Italian wood-fired style. The calamari appetizer was awesome. If you’re going to an event at Capital One Arena, dine at Ella’s beforehand.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant to bring young kids to. The bourbon smash was so delicious and our pizza and chopped salad were great! Our kids loved their spaghetti and it was nice they offer carrots and ranch as a starter for the kids. We’ll be back the next time we go to dc!

M
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ella's is a true gem. Food is always great and the good service is a breath of fresh air since so many other restaurant staff are shallow and only worried about the tip! Ella's servers aboth the old ones and newer hires are all so pleasant.

NC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff great food...thanks for a great lunch with the team

L
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite weekly dining spot. The service is always impeccable, and I always leave more than pleased.

LR
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Margherita and Bosco pizzas were awesome. Alex, our waitress, did an outstanding job. Highly recommended.

OT
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pizzas were good but ordered wings and they were not crispy as advertised but a bit undercooked. Service was acceptable but had trouble getting her attention when we needed things, including the bill

n
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oven pizza and ceasar salad was delicious. The service was outstanding. The staff, especially the gentleman host, went above and beyond helping us with some personal issues that arouse during our dinner. Thank you for everything.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was delicious but the service was horrible. It’s always been very busy when I’ve eaten here, but in prior times the service hadn’t been impacted. It was almost like our waitress forgot about us.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service. Mussels in tomato sauce was excellent. Wood fired pizza was fantastic. The crust was thin and flaky! Would love to go back next time in DC.
Thank you!!

RS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect quick and fun dinner before a show at the Capital One Center! We were seated immediately upon arriving at our reservation time, which made us very happy! Food was quick and good. This was our second pre-show dinner at Ella's and we will probably make it a habit. Definitely recommend.

TC
Houston
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at Ella's Pizza several times and have never been disappointed. I'm a fan of wood-fired pizza and Ella's is up there in my list of favorites. I was recently there with a group of six and we had a great time - fantastic service (Jess), food that everyone enjoyed, and a good beer selection. I'll certainly be back.

O
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite pizza place,We will be back.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Dining with family prior to a concert at the Capital One arena. A child in our group was too chilly inside so we requested an outside table and our request was honored right away. The service was prompt, the food was delicious, and it was all reasonably priced. Ella’s is consistently good and their menu is varied enough to satisfy a wide range of diet preferences. Nice, comfortable place!

PF
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Chicken tenders were the best we have ever had!

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