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Laporta's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, International
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1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Dangerfield)
King Street Metro one block away
+1 703-683-6313
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Laporta's restaurant is the ideal place for extraordinary food in a...
Laporta's restaurant is the ideal place for extraordinary food in a casual, comfortable setting. Laporta's has an attentively serviced contemporary dining room perfect for a romantic evening out or any other special occasion, combined with an adjoining intimate Jazz lounge. Relax and listen to the live jazz featured nightly. The lounge has the warmth and friendly feel of a local's bar yet with the same excellence of service and consistency of food quality that defines our dining room and exemplifies the restaurant as a whole. The menu features inventive fresh seafoods and hearty pastas complemented by the provincial-style desserts of Margaret Laporta. New outdoor terrace with dining daily until 11pm.
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    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go on a live-band night! Excellent food taste and portions; very friendly staff. $$$$

8pm arrival, Saturday night with a reservation and it was a very nice experience. Food taste was excellent and prepared well; it always is on a live-music night. The live jazz was very good and we stayed for 2.5 hours and enjoyed everything. Waitress and staff were spot on -- quick to respond... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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English first
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187 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

8pm arrival, Saturday night with a reservation and it was a very nice experience. Food taste was excellent and prepared well; it always is on a live-music night. The live jazz was very good and we stayed for 2.5 hours and enjoyed everything. Waitress and staff were spot on -- quick to respond and always with a smile. She knew... More 

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Italian food At its best, try something different and go with the chefs special you won't be disappointed. The desserts are divine so don't eat all your entree and save room. You will love it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went expecting a nice Baruch menu as they advertised. Received a price fixed menu for $19.99 with 3 options. The French toast was dry and unevenly cooked and the tilapia was tasteless. As for the jazz music - it was a stereo system that would blast a jazz tune for 30 seconds and then be turned down.

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Disappointed the night I went Happy Hour was cancelled due to a function taking up half the restaurant. I didn't get it, why they cancelled but part of why I was disappointed. Great Monday/Tuesday special, and when they actually have it, happy hour looks like fun.

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Kiev
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I have been to this restaurant several times over the past few years, but not recently. So, my wife and I were visiting friends very close to the restaurant and we decided to go there for their Mon-Tues special of 2 entrees and bottle of wine for $30.00 for two. We did not have reservations but were quickly seated even... More 

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

Glen, thank you! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I travel for work and stay at the Marriott Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town VA. Laporta's is next door. It serves as the room service for the Residence Inn. I order dinner delivered Sunday-Thursday weekly. Between the menu and specials there is plenty of variety. The cuisine type is upscale urban--salads, soups, a large variety of pasta dishes with fresh... More 

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LaDial - thank you! More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is always delicious, the live musical entertainment is just great. We always run into people we know and it is just a delightful place for either drinks and/or dinner. I rarely eat dessert, but know that this family owned restaurant always has special desserts made by mom. Yummy! We live close enough... More 

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Leigh - thank you! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I recently went here with my husband and we had a fabulous meal. Great food - save room for the homemade desserts! The piano player was wonderful and not too loud so you could still talk - definitely would recommend checking out this restaurant!

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Thank you! More 

DC
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Although I live in the DC area, I rarely bother going to Alexandria for dinner because traffic/parking and nothing worth the effort. Today I was in the area for a meeting and my colleague suggested this place. I was really happy she did. It is lovely, with subdued but elegant decor. The bar area is separated from the dining room.... More 

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We thank you! More 

Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were surpised by the jazz trio on a Friday night only to be topped by the outstanding server Laura and food including drinks and dessert. Wish we had found this place on Thursday because we would not have gone elsewhere. Comfy table spacing, no rushing us through appies, great drink suggestions & prep, nice atmosphere. It was awesome.

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Thank you Jeanie! 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: +1 703-683-6313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, 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. New outdoor terrace with dining daily until 11pm.
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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