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Laporta's Restaurant

1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314
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Ranked #32 of 648 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Continental, Eclectic, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Dangerfield
Transit: King Street Metro one block away
Description: Laporta’s restaurant is the ideal place for extraordinary food in a casual, comfortable setting. Laporta’s has an attentively serviced contemporary dining room perfect for a romantic evening out or any other special occasion, combined with an adjoining intimate Jazz lounge. Relax and listen to the live jazz featured nightly. The lounge has the warmth and friendly feel of a local’s bar yet with the same excellence of service and consistency of food quality that defines our dining room and exemplifies the restaurant as a whole. The menu features inventive fresh seafoods and hearty pastas complemented by the provincial-style desserts of Margaret Laporta.
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  • English first
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

On Monday and Tuesdays dinners, they offer two entrees and an bottle of wine for $28.99+ tax and tip from a special menu. The selections are varied and the food very well prepared. If you do not like the special selection of wines, you can choose a wine from the regular menu at 1/2 price. Live music is also offered.

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Bridgeport, CT
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202 reviews 202 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

While strolling through another part of the city, I happened to come across LaPorta's. My only disappointment was that it was early in the day and the Jazz session started that evening! My servers were delightful, the food was delicious and my dessert, my dessert - oh my! Such a deliciously tempting presentation of carrot cake, and then the taste!... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everything about this place is great. Wonderful food. Live music. Great and friendly service. Red sangria. Special menu was a real deal. Loved it. Will definitely return.

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Stuttgart, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went with some friends during "Restaurant Week" - special event for Alexandria - it is a chance for each restaurant to showcase either a $35.00 prix-fixe three-course dinner or $35.00 dinner for two (typically an appetizer, dinner entree and dessert). Between the 4 of us, 2 went a la carte, and the other 2 went for the special $35.00 combination.... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had a large party early on a Saturday night prior to the Billy Joel concert. The restaurant was very accommodating, opening early and setting up a table for 13. They have a very good wine list, with great wines at all price ranges. Both the chef and the sommelier stopped by to make recommendations and welcome us to the... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Business lunch, and all went very well. Initial greeting from the hostess (Christina), our server (Lauren), and food was very good. Hanger steak, and the Summer Salad were choices for eats on this day. Location makes it a bit of a challenge for parking, but a minor frustration that really had nothing to do with this fine restaurant. I bet... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was introduced/recommended to a fine tequila which set perfect with the fillet, cooked to perfection.

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Staff and food very good. We got smaller portion sizes. The night we visited the jazz singer, Janine Gilbert-Carter was performing. Smooth oldie jazz. Excellent singing. If in the area definitely a great place to stop in, enjoy a meal and music.

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Washington, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had dinner mid week, wonderful service and great specials. Steak and fish were great. Desserts wonderful and service is attentive. Good place to go if you want to get away from all the crowds and you can park for free next door in an inside garage after 6 pm.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and best friend ate here for a late Sunday breakfast. It was not busy at all and wer were seated right away. We ordered the French toast and two of us had the American breakfast. Our food came out quickly and when they forgot my grits on one meal, it was immediately corrected. The only thing that I... More

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