Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen

4.7
733 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 733 people are saying
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vipFoodie31
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Staff was trying really hard but kitchen was overloaded with first Caps home game. Food deliveries became up for grabs: Who ordered this?

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Nancy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for a Saturday for 1pm with our out of town family who came to visit that are vegans - I'm glad I did because there was a festival down the street and so many folks were out. The restaurant got very busy after we checked in. The pizza's were amazing we ordered a variety, bbq ck pizza, white sauce pizza, fungi pizza, and cheese pizza's - everything was amazing. The wings were good too. we sat outside just perfect, we'll be back!

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find while visiting. Excellent pizza, great price, ambiance was great as well.

CM
vipChrisMurdock
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The pizza and drinks were fantastic. Great for lunch with kids. The pepperoni is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was to die for, and staff was appropriately friendly.

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JamesL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and good food!

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LouiseR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Waiter was attentive and professional but service was slow because the poor guy was handling most of the tables there. Couple tables were a little too boisterous. Had chopped and Caesar salads—both very fresh and well prepared. American Wheel and Mushroom pizzas. Chewy, nicely baked crust and fresh toppings. Nice proportions and good flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fantastic and the staff is attentive and friendly. Very comfortable and it feels like a neighborhood restaurant that just happens to be located in the heart of DC!

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ThomasM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great pizza! Even picky kids approved. Meatball and chicken strips were perfect

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JohnC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pizza! My wife has celiac disease and she said the gluten free crust was very good!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent friendly staff and nice food! highly recommend!

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LloydG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ella's has an excellent menu of pizzas. Although the reservation system did not indicate the availability of outdoor seating, we were seated outside, which was our preference.

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DanJ
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diablo Pizza was really good, family also really liked burger (great bun!), Salad, and of course, reasonably priced wine. Juan our server was great because we were rushed with an appointment and he made everything go swiftly so we wouldn't be late.

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HelenG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place! This was our first time and we sat at the bar and the vibe, service, and food were awesome. They treat you like you are family. We highly recommend this place to couples, girls nights or single travelers. They will take care of you.

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vipIanD
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait service was terrific and the Diablo pizza delicious!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
853 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see more and more people finding Ella’s.

Food is fantastic—had their delicious shrimp pasta. They made me give the fork back.

Service is top notch. Very proud of their efforts to remain open throughout the pandemic and they continue to be very COVID safe and aware.

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Quitta
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. We really enjoyed ourselves, the food was great and the service was even better. We will definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good. Great for pregame.

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601DL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been back to downtown DC in 14 months; so it was great to get my first lunch at Ella's. The pizza was as good as I remember.

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TAFHockeyMom
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very lively atmosphere. Good food, lots of variety on the menu. Service could have been a bit more attentive.

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aubri
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love this place. The service is polite and quick, and I always love the food. I actually have a hard time exploring the menu, beause what I know is good is so delicious i always want it.
I look forward to happy hour returning, but until then I think they're doing a very good job matching covid protocols to customer needs.

JD
vipJimD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Ella’s was fantastic before the Caps game. Food was awesome and service impeccable. I as great to get back there after missing it for the last year.

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vipGaryW
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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vipCraig
Washington DC
853 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatball appetizer and the American pizza are fantastic. Great wine, even better service!

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Alex
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food wasn’t the best. The sauce was too sweet and the meatballs were frozen. Pizza wasn’t good

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta pizza and local beer selection

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizzas were great, drinks were interesting!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
853 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Everyone here is a great member of their team. Food is always good, particularly the meatballs, garlic bread, salads, their burger.

Did I mention they do pizza as well.

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KimberlyS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are in love with this restaurant.

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CamrynB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food! I “built my own” pizza even though that isn’t on the menu and they got it just right! My husband said his needed more sauce. It took an awfully long time to get our food and the drinks were expensive. Overall, I’ll definitely return!

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vipJOHNO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was awesome and pizza and orange beet salad was incredible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Nice staff.

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BrianK
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going here since it opened in the 00s and the food and service are consistently very good. Staff turnover is low, in the front and the back, which is the mark of a good joint.

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizza and great service as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Covid so we were spaced out it was pretty quiet great decor I thought the pizza was amazing others had wings they were good one had a sandwich it’s was good over all I would recommend them for there pizza

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Nachosolo
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Outdoor seating right on 9th st is extremely loud with truck traffic and buses idling during the day (lunch, in this case). Not recommended! The food was subpar; I had a $16 salad that had three pieces of arugula, and a lot of dressing, canned beans, and tomatoes that were overripe/grainy. The chicken was well cooked though. I know it’s not the standard for this restaurant because of Covid related financial challenges but I don’t think they should compromise quality for menu variety.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was terrrrrible. Food took

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vipCraig
Washington DC
853 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These folks are just consistently the best. Outstanding service, wonderful food—Sicilia pizza and garlic bread. Excellent wine. Beautiful decor and top notch cleaning to keep everyone safe. I did indoor dining and will most definitely be back.

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vipPassionata
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and wonderful service!

FAQs

Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 638-3434.

Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 733 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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