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“Don't get the Sausage Pizza!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Ella's Wood-Fired Pizza

Ella's Wood-Fired Pizza
610 9th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202.638.3434
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Ranked #159 of 2,700 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cromwell, CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Don't get the Sausage Pizza!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I’ve eaten a fair number of sausage pizzas in my time and there is no question that the one I had at Ellas was THE worse ever! The crust was ok but the presence of tomato sauce could only be detected by its color and not its taste. There were half-dollar size dollops of fresh mozzarella, but only about one per slice. The best that can be said about the “sausage” on this pizza was that there was a quite a lot of it. However, it was chopped up pieces of some sort of pressed sausage roll, devoid of any visual, taste, or texture connection to fresh Italian sausage. The service for my take out order was friendly and helpful. Perhaps other pizzas at Ellas are better, but stay away from this one!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great pizzas, nice beers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This restaurant had excellent wood-fired pizzas with crispy crusts. Toppings were generous. There were basic and gourmet flavors. Other items, such as pasta, sandwiches, and salads were available. Nice list of beers. Reasonable prices for "gourmet" pizza. The restaurant was not crowded when we arrived at 7:15 on a Saturday night but was crowded by the time we left.

They have a very good "$5 pizza" happy hour special from 5 to 7 daily, but we missed it. :)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Ella's Wood-Fired Pizza, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
We appreciate the nice review and are happy you enjoyed everything!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great place not far from museums”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

If you're going to the Spy Museum or the National Portrait Gallery or the FBI, this is a great location for lunch or dinner. The food, especially the pizzas, is very inventive, uses fresh ingredients, portions are decently sized and is tasty. Note: if you show up at noon on a weekend, be prepared to wait 15 minutes but they turn the tables rather quickly and it goes fast. You can also get seats at the bar where they serve the full menu.

Visited May 2013
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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Ella's Wood-Fired Pizza, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you!
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Topsfield, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great pizza and salads”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Excellent service, terrific pizza, and nice additional menu. Ordered a side of meatballs that were delicious! The kids-portion pizzas were a perfect size for them. Wonderful sangria!

Visited June 2013
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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Ella's Wood-Fired Pizza, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Thank you!
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Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Nice, relaxed atmosphere. My husband loved his calzone and risotto appetizer with shiitake mushrooms. If you like real lemon desserts, try theirs. They make them homemade everyday! Would eat here again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Ella's Wood-Fired Pizza, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Thank you Iowa!!!
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