DRP in Del Ray
I LOVE February for many reasons (Valentines Day, President’s Day, etc) but, as a pizza lover, chief among them is National Pizza Day.

Like me, you’re probably planning to observe this important day by just scarfing down a slice after work. Here my seven (7) favorite pizza places in Alexandria, Virginia.

  1. Faccia Luna | 823 South Washington Street (S/W Quadrant)(703) 838-5998
  2. Valentino’s New York Style Pizzeria | 4813 Beauregard Street (Lincolnia) | (703) 354-8383
  3. Lena’s Wood Fired Pizza + Tap401 E Braddock Road (Rosemont)(703) 683-5330
  4. Del Ray Pizzeria | 2218 Mount Vernon Avenue (Del Ray)(703) 549-2999
  5. Paisano’s Pizza | 2012 Eisenhower Avenue (Eisenhower East)(703) 548-6800
  6. Delia’s Brick Oven Pizza209 Swamp Fox Road (Eisenhower East) | (703) 329-0006
  7. RedRocks Neapolitan Bistro | 904 King Street (Old Town)(703) 717-9873

Did we miss one? What is your favorite place for pizza in Alexandria? As a bonus, here are 11 awesome ways to celebrate the day.

(Photo via Thomas Cizauskas on Flickr)

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap
See our write up about them at this link.

Zagat featured Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap, Rosemont’s newest joint located at 401 E. Braddock Road in Alexandria, in a feature titled ‘6 New Reasons to Dine Out in Virginia’. The writer made two (2) mistakes below – can you catch them?

A glowing, wood-fired oven dominates this airy Del Rey venue for Neapolitan-style pies and Italian fare, cocktails, wines and craft beers on tap. Family photos warm the walls of its wood, brick and metal contemporary interior, while a fire pit gives the large, landscaped patio multi-seasonal appeal.

Click this link to read the entire list of newest joints in Virginia.

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Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap
This is an update to this post.

Owner Jason Yates and Alexandria Restaurant Partners (ARP) David Clapp and Dave Nicholas are pleased to announce the opening of Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap, located in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia at 401 E. Braddock Road, 22301.  The restaurant opens TODAY (October 26) to the public.

Those visiting the 100-seat restaurant, including a 68-seat outdoor seasonal patio, will enjoy authentic Neapolitan pizza made with seasonal, all-natural ingredients.  Paul Beckmann of Beckmann Architects has designed the restaurant to support the vision of the Yates family, which is to provide a simple, authentic neighborhood destination.

Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap will serve lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

More details on the opening below after the jump (menu, etc)… You can view photos of Rosemont’s newest neighborhood joint here and here.

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

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Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap at Yates Corner
A new wood-fired Pizza restaurant called ‘Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap‘ is opening at Yates Corner (Mount Vernon Avenue and Braddock Road) in the Rosemont neighborhood area, located near the Braddock Road Metro station.

The new joint will be opening in September as American Real Estate Partners just received the building permits TODAY from the City of Alexandria. Construction is expected to start next week. The joint will have 120 seats and will have outdoor seating. We hear there will be an outdoor fire pit on the plaza at Yates Corner as well. Check out the rendering above…

(Rendering via Beckmann Architects on Facebook)

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