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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
+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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
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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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 15
    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
Not bad!

There are always better restaurants to go to but this place really is not bad. Mostly very good. The service is very friendly but sometimes getting a drink refill is a unneeded challenge considering the higher cost to dine here. The wine selection was a little slim but we found a good bottle to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
DavidA1010
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Missouri
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Missouri
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

There are always better restaurants to go to but this place really is not bad. Mostly very good. The service is very friendly but sometimes getting a drink refill is a unneeded challenge considering the higher cost to dine here. The wine selection was a little slim but we found a good bottle to get. Half price on a better... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Horrible service Very overrated and over priced. The drinking water smells like chlorine. The shrimps and some fish also smell like chlorine.. Worst expierience at a restaurant ever,

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Terrible food Terrible service Too over priced Keep scrolling dont even bother The fish smelled like chlorine The water smelled like chlorine The meat was like rubber Everything was crap

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Los Angeles
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

$30 for 2 entrees and a bottle of wine! Wow, what a deal. And all with amazing live music. Must must must go to Laportas.

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I went for the Happy Hour special with a friend. I didn't like it. Got some reheated wings and the like. The flatbread was just OK. It's really tight in the bar area and tables are placed oddly. I didn't find the staff too friendly and would rather go elsewhere in the area.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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

Thank you!! More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Thank you Stephen! More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Laporta's Restaurant, responded to this review

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

Kansas City
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102 reviews 102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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We appreciate your review and thank you! More 

Nutley, New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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 

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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, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?