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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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5:30 pm - 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
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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  • 75
    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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DC
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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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Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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 

Missouri
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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David, thank you. More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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Thank you Richard!! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

Woodstock, Illinois
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Additional Information about Laporta's Restaurant

Address: 1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: +1 703-683-6313
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 to $30
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Continental, Eclectic

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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 to $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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?