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Laporta's Restaurant

1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-6313
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Ranked #45 of 641 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Mukilteo, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were at a special function with about 70 people. The food was delicious and the service fabulous. They adjusted the menu item for my husband's allergy. We would recommend it for a large group event.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We walked in to Laporta's as a group of six for a farewell dinner after a great trip to Washington. We were bowled over by the "Monday/Tuesday" specials menu - an entree and half a bottle of wine for under $30. Compared with some restaurants in the area the price was unbelievably low. Despite the low cost, all the dishes... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Laporta's Restaurant is a wonderful restaurant. The food is excellent. On my recent visit, I had the half chicken entrée. It was wonderful. The sides were perfect. The waiter was attentive and friendly. They had live music. It was a nice addition to the wonderful food.

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California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Arrived in Alexandria after a long rainy drive and was staying next to this restaurant. The hotel staff enthusiastically recommended it, and they were able to fit me in on a busy Friday night after only a 30 minute wait. They were full with two large parties and all tables full. The bar was backed up, with second glasses of... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Delicious!!! GF accommodations...even the bar. The food is delicious...steaks are tender and flavorful, the Mac & Cheese is TO DIE FOR!!!! Drinks are great & desserts amazing!!!! Thank you for a wonderful evening with friends!

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Just found our way to Alexandria and noticed the live music sign, we went in and had dinner with live jazz music playing. It was very good food and atmosphere all around, we ended up going back to the lounge section on other nights for end of the day drinks. Wonderful place, would definitely go back again and again.

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Washington DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Have only been to Laporta's for happy hour. The lounge/bar area is somewhat small and gets full quickly, but they do offer half off on their classic menu. The draft beer selections are limited but offer a good discount, along with wine and liquor. The servers and tenders are very great as well. The main menu looks a bit pricey,... More

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