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Laporta's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, Continental, Eclectic, International
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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
11:30 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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just right

We were tired when we arrived at our hotel and really just wanted something simple for dinner; the man at the desk of our hotel gave several suggestions, but said that the restaurant across the street was very good. We certainly perked up on entering Laporta's Restaurant. The Walt Johns Trio was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Owl's Head, Maine
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Owl's Head, Maine
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We were tired when we arrived at our hotel and really just wanted something simple for dinner; the man at the desk of our hotel gave several suggestions, but said that the restaurant across the street was very good. We certainly perked up on entering Laporta's Restaurant. The Walt Johns Trio was playing great jazz--even violin jazz. It felt like... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went there as a large group and when I was told that I had to preorder the food I was worried. I ended up ordering the Chicken Envoltine, not exactly knowing what to expect, but the surprise was perfect and positive! It was perfectly cooked and the very flavorful. The chicken was could have been mistaken for veal, it... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed everything and thank you for the nice review! More 

Aberdeen, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband and I was looking for a place to have dinner. Laporta's was recommended by a staff member at the Residence's Inn next door where we were staying. We had the calamari which was excellent. Also; the Tutta Mare and Pasta Laporta which was also very good. Atmosphere was nice and quiet for dinner. Melanie our server was excellent.... More 

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

Thank you - We look forward to having you back! More 

Milford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My husband and I are on our way to Florida for the winter. We stopped in Alexandria and stayed at the Residence Inn Old Town. Next door is a fabulous Italian restaurant, La Porta's. It was cold so we decided to give it a try. What a nice surprise! It turns out that Monday and Tuesday nights offer an amazing... More 

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

Oh, we're so happy you enjoyed your evening with us!!! Thank you for the nice review. More 

Salisbury, North Carolina
Top Contributor
265 reviews 265 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Monday & Tuesday are special price days - two entrées and a bottle of house wine for under $30. And the meals are great. As is the service and the live jazz music.

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

Gene - very happy you enjoyed your evening, thank you! More 

East Amherst, New York
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

While we were visiting Old Alexandria, our timeshare staff recommended Laporta for the special on Mon and Tues night. Two entrees and a bottle of wine for $29.00. We were surprised at the choices and the generous portions. The dining room filled up quickly and we noticed most guest were having the special. Even the server says the she and... More 

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

Thank you Tom, for taking the time to write this review and we're very happy you enjoyed your meal! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Had dinner here for the first time - it was outstanding. The service was excellent, the menu options were nice and the food was just perfect. Everything was prepared perfectly, including the fish I had that was cooked just right. It was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. The service was great, prices are reasonable,... More 

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

Thomas - thank you, we're very happy you found us and enjoyed everything! More 

Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 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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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Laporta's Restaurant, responded to this review

Paulette - thank you! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Reviewer
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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Thank you Andrew! 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, Continental, Eclectic, International

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?