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Laporta's Restaurant

1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-6313
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Ranked #30 of 650 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Salisbury, North Carolina
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249 reviews 249 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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East Amherst, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Paulette - thank you! More 

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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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Eric - thank you! More 

York, Pennsylvania, United States
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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 

Mount Airy, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ordered Special, Did NOT have the Dessert that came with the special.(they were out of stock) Manager REFUSED to substitute a comparable Dessert to the Shock of everyone in the GROUP. In addition we thought the restaurant was OVERPRICED!!!

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We chose LaPorta's in Alexandria as we were looking for a fine dining experience near our hotel. Our party of 12 was elated with the food and impressed with the wine selection. Our server was attentive and not overbearing. The variety of dishes we tried from the BBQ Hanger Steak marinated in Makers Mark, to the swordfish and encrusted Atlantic... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review - we appreciate your feedback and are very happy you and your group enjoyed everything! More 

Eagan, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Laporta's is a very nice bar and restaurant. Bar area is cozy, and bartenders are very friendly and fun to talk to. The food is really good. They have some good happy hour appetizer specials as well.

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

Thank you and we hope to see you back again! More 

Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had a very fine meal with great service at lunch today. I had a blackened tilapia that was a special, and the blackened treatment was much nicer than any I have had before, the jasmine rice on a bed of basil infused olive oil was very flavorful, along with sauteed spinach and tomatoes with a very tasty sauce. The... More 

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Stephanie - thank you for taking the time to write this review (note taken about the salad). We appreciate it very much. More 

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Additional Information about Laporta's Restaurant

Address: 1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703-683-6313
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, Eclectic, International

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