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Laporta's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, Continental, Eclectic, International
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Laporta's Restaurant
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1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314
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1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Dangerfield)
King Street Metro one block away
703-683-6313
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Laporta’s restaurant is the ideal place for extraordinary food in a...
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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4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
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Paulette D
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dinner for two and a bottle of wine ..... 28$, wow who would think that in DC area. Food was really good, staff courteous and helpful, jazz piano player was nice. Although our timing was... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

dinner for two and a bottle of wine ..... 28$, wow who would think that in DC area. Food was really good, staff courteous and helpful, jazz piano player was nice. Although our timing was off as we sat during last few minutes of set and didn't start back until dessert. Would recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A great place to catch a delicious meal and enjoy the 3-piece band while in old-town. The specials were great and I didn't feel rushed.

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Laporta's Restaurant, responded to this review

Eric - thank you! More

York, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Celebrated our anniversary there Saturday night. Had 7pm reservation so we'd be there for live jazz music. Music started at about 7:15 and was excellent. Appetizer and meal were outstanding. Wife had the NY Strip special which was cooked perfect. I had the Greek salad with pork which was amazing. Also had a mozzarella appetizer which was awesome. Musicians took... More

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Laporta's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew! More

Mount Airy, Maryland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ordered Special, Did NOT have the Dessert that came with the special.(they were out of stock) Manager REFUSED to substitute a comparable Dessert to the Shock of everyone in the GROUP. In addition we thought the restaurant was OVERPRICED!!!

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We chose LaPorta's in Alexandria as we were looking for a fine dining experience near our hotel. Our party of 12 was elated with the food and impressed with the wine selection. Our server was attentive and not overbearing. The variety of dishes we tried from the BBQ Hanger Steak marinated in Makers Mark, to the swordfish and encrusted Atlantic... More

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Laporta's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review - we appreciate your feedback and are very happy you and your group enjoyed everything! More

Eagan, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Laporta's is a very nice bar and restaurant. Bar area is cozy, and bartenders are very friendly and fun to talk to. The food is really good. They have some good happy hour appetizer specials as well.

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Laporta's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you and we hope to see you back again! More

Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had a very fine meal with great service at lunch today. I had a blackened tilapia that was a special, and the blackened treatment was much nicer than any I have had before, the jasmine rice on a bed of basil infused olive oil was very flavorful, along with sauteed spinach and tomatoes with a very tasty sauce. The... More

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Laporta's Restaurant, responded to this review

Stephanie - thank you for taking the time to write this review (note taken about the salad). We appreciate it very much. More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We discovered this restaurant on Tripadvisor and so glad we did. They offer an extensive menu served by friendly knowledgable staff and each evening they entertain with jazz artists. A thoroughly enjoyable evening!

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Laporta's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you!! More

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Based on reviews we read it did not disappoint on a Monday night special. Something for every palette for 2/28.99 including a bottle of wine. Haddock a tad overdone, but the infused basil over it was redeeming. Dessert not included but are only $5. Spaghetti with chicken and sausage was great, but had no sausage. Speak up if you do... More

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Laporta's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Rosie - appreciate your feedback (we apologize). More

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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Additional Information about Laporta's Restaurant

Address: 1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703-683-6313
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, Eclectic, International

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