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Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

4.8
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651 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Lena's Oasis is now open! Reservations are now being accepted for Lena's Oasis, our brand new, open air tent located on the Lena's parking deck. Enjoy all your Lena's favorite, plus some tropical-inspired specials, from this lush and vibrant new pop-up space. Please note, social distancing practices are in effect and all tables are a minimum of 6 feet apart for your comfort and safety. Lena's Reservations are recommended. Curbside pickup and delivery available daily.

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Happy Hour at Lena's Beer Garden!

Starting Jul 24, 2020 · Mon - Wed 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Thu - Fri 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us for drink and food specials outside at Lena's Beer Garden, 4-7 pm, Monday - Friday! Relax under the lights and umbrellas and among the hedges with a glass of wine, cocktail or your favorite Port City brew. Socially distanced and sanitized seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 651 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKyerrah3
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, food and service! My family and I had a fantastic time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor space is fabulous.

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VadimG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service5ambience4

I would have loved to give this place 5 stars but could not. Our server was really nice. The food came out timely. They did accidentally take my drink back and took too long to bring it out that I didn't even want it anymore. The reason gave this place 2 stars is there is a server there that wasn't our server but when we could not find our server we tried to get his attention HE IGNORED US. then we wanted to ask to have our picture taken since it was our 4 year anniversary and that same server saw us and didn't even acknowledge us! then we asked the bus boy and he went to that same rude server to ask and never came back! we waited literally 15 minutes just to have someone take our picture to remember a moment we can't get back. All while spending more than $150 on two people. At the end, we didn't capture our 4 year anniversary moment because honestly I felt the staff ruined it. It was not busy. There were maybe 3 tables left. The rude server couldn't take a break from a table with a pretty girl to assist anyone else and our server never came back..

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MaryM
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The Oasis is a lovely dining space. It is a creative use of space in trying to address the needs of diners during COVID 19. We had made a reservation and were promptly seated. Our server was very nice and we placed our drink and appetizer orders which were delivered fairly quickly. The calamari was fine but the mozzarella sticks were a bigger hit. Our entrees however were a big disappointment. The fettuccine alfredo with chicken had zero flavor and was almost inedible. The linguini with seafood was a bit better with a spicy sauce and plenty of seafood, probably the best of the 4 entrees. The penne a la vodka was bland and had a very heavy red sauce, not a vodka sauce at all. They said that all of the pasta is homemade, but after what we ate I doubt it. The tiramisu was fine. I ordered a glass of wine which was never brought out and I was finished with my dinner by the time the waitress came back over so I asked her not to bring it and take it off the bill which she did. Overall, this was not one of our better dining experiences in the DMV and we will not be going back. Perhaps we hit them on an off night as it did come highly recommended by a friend and the dining room on the night that we went was quite busy. If you do go, my advice would be to stick to the appetizers or try the pizzas.

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viprobert253
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at Lena’s.

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KarlBurns
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable and casual

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vipDaniB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the Oasis Lena's has created. You enter into a dining experience like no other around. It almost feels like being on vacation! In addition, our food was great, our waiter was fantastic and they took all necessary safety precautions. I will definitely be back.

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PamD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think Lena's is doing a nice job in light of the circumstances. Our server had many tables that he was managing nicely. It took a bit more time to be served, but that's because they were limiting server/customer interaction. The food is always good and the Oasis is really nice. We liked being outside. Social distancing, hand sanitizer, masks and gloves all made the visit more relaxing.

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JulieD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first visit to the Oasis and it won't be our last! It's our current favorite place to go.

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anaB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service is excellent as the food, the Oasis area is perfect and beautiful

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ConnieB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at Lena’s. Feels wonderful to eat out again and still feel very safe. Thanks to all who make Lena’s such a nice experience. Excellent food and service. And I love the Oasis. Can’t wait to return.

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vipkitty2235
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pouring rain but wonderful tested dining! The Tun carpaccio was skimpy. The specials menu should have stated it was an appetizer. Everything else was great!

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Alexva
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lena’s Oasis is a great idea, and beautifully executed. It’s the perfect place to dine for those concerned about the safety of indoor dining. The food is reliably good. Diners should be aware though, that the kitchen is next door, and an explanation is given that service may be a bit slower because of that.

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KellyCuisina
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

An innovative, smart thinking out-of-the-box solution to COVID-19 closed restaurant options. Spacious, airy, and clean with good social distancing and COVID-19 protocols in place creating a comfortable and safe experience for dining out! I have been there in a serious weather event and was kept high and dry. Try it you’ll like it!!!!!

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vipNoVaFoodie
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat at a large table in the Oasis with a group of friends. Enjoyed the ambiance and the fan-assisted breezes. Server was good, but had to trek all the way to the back to reach our table. Most of us loved our dishes, especially the house made pasta. A couple of my friends had overcooked eggs and their plates were cold by the time they were delivered to table. We’ll be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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Jules
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Decent server. Unfortunately the table behind us had a misbehaving dog. Barked loudly periodically through the evening which disturbed our dinner festivities. Besides that Kevin was super nice. A little too busy perhaps. But always tried his best to ensure we were enjoying our experience

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TimGWashDC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Lena's created a huge space, called Lena's Oasis, to provide COVID-19 compliant seating. The space itself is nice. There's a lot of table separation, so crowding is not an issue in any way. The biggest problem with the space is noise. It's incredibly loud, perhaps due to several, large and loud fans placed throughout the space to move air so it doesn't become stifling hot under the tent.

Service was POOR. It was difficult to hear our server, and when I asked him to speak up he simply repeated what he said, over and over and over. I'm not truly certain that he understood English that well. Service was SLOW. Our server came to the table to take our order (we waited for at least ten minutes for him to arrive). After that, he didn't come back to the table until we were done eating. We asked for a to-go container, and waited at least ten minutes for him to come back.

Food was o.k., but nothing to write home about. We shared a Margherita pizza and Caesar salad.

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OksanaS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. Great food and service. Definitely will come back.

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DennisD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been there before and really enjoyed it. Kevin was a great server and everyone else was really nice. Great pizza and salad.

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StevenG
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lena's did an excellent job of maintaining social distancing and health protocols while providing a nice environment to eat out.

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Oasis
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming outdoor seating area makes the best of social distancing. The food was delicious!

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JulieD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters and their boyfriends had dinner there and they all had a lovely evening. They thought everything was delicious and loved the jewel toned lights. My husband and I will be visiting soon!

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Patti
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

So noisy! Service was not up to usual standards. We'll still go back, but maybe to the beer garden that is bound to be quieter.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The sides of the marquee were closed because rain was expected which made it terribly hot. The server was helpful and repositioned a fan to blow on us which made the heat bearable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lena’s was great—service, food, and location. The outdoor dining area they’ve constructed for recent needs is amazing! Hard to describe, but definitely worth checking out rain or shine (I was hesitant about going to a covered outdoor dining area with a thunderstorm on the way, but it wasn’t a problem at all). The staff was nice and welcoming, and the ambiance was awesome. On top of all of that, the food was delicious. Pizza, pasta, and I cannot recommend the polenta fries enough. It was the first time I’ve ever heard of or tried polenta fries, and they’re make my new favorite appetizer. I’d go back just for them! Will definitely be returning. Keep up the great work, and thanks for putting safety measure in place!

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vipChrissy
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful, socially distanced, outdoor dining experience at the new Oasis! Kudos for creating such a fun and inviting space on top of a garage. Lights, music, plants, fans, Instagram wall and all! Our server, Andrea, was fantastic too - very friendly and attentive! Great job all around! PS - never get rid of the meatball pizza!

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GaleC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lenas has done a great job creating their new Oasis.
It feels very tropical and very safe. Every table is encased in its own area surrounded by plants and tenting.
Food was great excellent. They should keep the Oasis even after Covid!!

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vipLynn
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Lena's experience was fantastic! From the 'outdoor' dining, service and food I have put it on my favorites list.

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vipKathyO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hesitate to write such a good review as I want to keep it to myself. The Oasis is just beautiful from the first moment you step inside. The decor transports you to a tropical paradise. The lighting and decorations are all just stunning. The tables are well separated and everyone takes the proper precautions. We had George as our waiter. His upbeat attitude made our visit a fun experience. And even if it is raining....you can still enjoy the settings...they had everything in place so that it can be used rain or shine. I cannot wait to return on a sunny day. The food was delicious and plentiful. You kind of hate to leave when dinner is over. So if you need to getaway and cannot travel....I would recommend this place.

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LindaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lighting at night is suburb! Social distancing is in effect. George is a great waiter!

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Lena's Oasis! Such a clever way to manage the craziness that COVID has thrown at restaurants. You're technically in a tent in the parking lot, but it doesn't feel that way at all. The food was delicious, the service was excellent - highly recommended.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First restaurant since Covid! I felt so safe and had so much fun. My husband and I both said it was like being at a resort for a night.

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cconeys
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great. The parking options are a bit challenging and frustrating. The outdoor seating area to the rear of the building is creatively decorated and laid out nicely to ensure distancing. The service staff was great. The menu choices and quality of the food and drinks were wonderful. I would highly recommend Lena’s!

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vipAliceK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lenas has done an amazing job creating an oasis in their parking lot behind their restaurant. The problems we had had nothing to do with their setup; it was the normal issues of flies pestering us relentlessly when our food came, the mosquitoes, and sun in our eyes. We were a bit bothered by the misters but we don’t fault Lenas, next time we know not to sit there.
We love Lenas. The food is always top quality and reliable. The service is always friendly, warm and wonderful. We will continue to support Lenas as much as we can.

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viprobert253
Washington DC
118 reviews