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Laporta's Restaurant

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$$$
Seafood, International, Continental, Eclectic
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1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Dangerfield)
King Street Metro one block away
703-683-6313
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Casual Dining

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 14
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine dining, entertainment, welcoming atmosphere

Excellent mix of family and work colleagues, good choice of wines and bourbon, entertaining trio and food choices for even the diner with dietary restrictions made for a great evening on a recent Sunday night. The sesame salmon was expertly prepared as was the Manhattan. Others at the table enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Barbandjerronthego
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Kansas City
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I ate at Laporta's for lunch during a business meeting. The decor was tasteful and simple but not extravagant. I had the Harvest Salad with grilled chicken and hot tea. We were served bread to hold us over until our meal arrived. Our server was very efficient, friendly, and attentive. During the evening, the restaurant has live jazz and an... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had my Board of Directors dinner there this week. The food was excellent. The service was exceptional and choices of wine were good with excellent advice from the server. Highly recommend this place on Duke Street in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I came in for dinner, mostly because it's right next to the hotel. The waitress was very pleasant and the food was great. I sat in the lounge area where people seemed to be happy and laid back. Sports were on the TVs and everybody was having a great time on Friday night.

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Very happy you enjoyed your meal and we thank you for taking the time to write this review! More 

Kansas City
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Excellent mix of family and work colleagues, good choice of wines and bourbon, entertaining trio and food choices for even the diner with dietary restrictions made for a great evening on a recent Sunday night. The sesame salmon was expertly prepared as was the Manhattan. Others at the table enjoyed the Chicken Envoltine, Pork Schnitzel, Salmon Fettucine and Swordfish Special,... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Weve been coming here at least once a month on a Saturday, since the fall, to have a drink, perhaps a snack, and to listen to Sharon Clark. We always went to dinner elsewhere because the menu seemed a bit mundane. Perhaps I didn't look hard enough but this last visit has me wanting more! The chicken involtine and the... More 

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Thank you so much, we appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Seattle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have eaten here many times on business trip to Alexandria. Often after walking the length of King Street to see if anyone else has tantalizing Italian food. I almost always come back to Laporta's for the best value. Their food is consistently very good to excellent at very reasonable prices, and when they have live music, they always have... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
Top Contributor
370 reviews 370 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Business dinner here recently. Large group so menu choices were more limited than usual. Surprisingly superb chicken piccata that was cooked to perfection - chicken was mouth wateringly moist. Thought I rarely order chicken piccata, I would go back to this restaurant for that dish.

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PACIFIC
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119 reviews 119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Went here at the recommendation of the hotel desk because they offered a $28 for two dinners with a bottle of wine on Monday nights. That was the case, but the offerings were limited. They were out of two of the 7 choices. What we had was good, but not anything special.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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230 reviews 230 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I must admit that when we walked up to this place after finding it on Open Table, I was a little worried. The view from the street made me think it was more diner than fine dining. It might have been all the specials that were being promoted by signs. But once you walk in, you'll find a pretty nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were told at our hotel about $29.99 special. The menu for this special had many selections. We had 4 people in our party. The chicken parm and the chicken and sausage over spagh were nice serving size, however one person got ravioli tomatoes and mushroom no mushroom, there were 4 ravioli and 1 cup tomatoes. She was hungry when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314
    (Dangerfield)
  • Public Transportation: King Street Metro one block away
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-683-6313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Continental, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?