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Laporta's Restaurant

1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-6313
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Ranked #36 of 648 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 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
Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had a large party early on a Saturday night prior to the Billy Joel concert. The restaurant was very accommodating, opening early and setting up a table for 13. They have a very good wine list, with great wines at all price ranges. Both the chef and the sommelier stopped by to make recommendations and welcome us to the... More

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Midwest
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Business lunch, and all went very well. Initial greeting from the hostess (Christina), our server (Lauren), and food was very good. Hanger steak, and the Summer Salad were choices for eats on this day. Location makes it a bit of a challenge for parking, but a minor frustration that really had nothing to do with this fine restaurant. I bet... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was introduced/recommended to a fine tequila which set perfect with the fillet, cooked to perfection.

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Staff and food very good. We got smaller portion sizes. The night we visited the jazz singer, Janine Gilbert-Carter was performing. Smooth oldie jazz. Excellent singing. If in the area definitely a great place to stop in, enjoy a meal and music.

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Washington, Virginia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had dinner mid week, wonderful service and great specials. Steak and fish were great. Desserts wonderful and service is attentive. Good place to go if you want to get away from all the crowds and you can park for free next door in an inside garage after 6 pm.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and best friend ate here for a late Sunday breakfast. It was not busy at all and wer were seated right away. We ordered the French toast and two of us had the American breakfast. Our food came out quickly and when they forgot my grits on one meal, it was immediately corrected. The only thing that I... More

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Mukilteo, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were at a special function with about 70 people. The food was delicious and the service fabulous. They adjusted the menu item for my husband's allergy. We would recommend it for a large group event.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We walked in to Laporta's as a group of six for a farewell dinner after a great trip to Washington. We were bowled over by the "Monday/Tuesday" specials menu - an entree and half a bottle of wine for under $30. Compared with some restaurants in the area the price was unbelievably low. Despite the low cost, all the dishes... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Laporta's Restaurant is a wonderful restaurant. The food is excellent. On my recent visit, I had the half chicken entrée. It was wonderful. The sides were perfect. The waiter was attentive and friendly. They had live music. It was a nice addition to the wonderful food.

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California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Arrived in Alexandria after a long rainy drive and was staying next to this restaurant. The hotel staff enthusiastically recommended it, and they were able to fit me in on a busy Friday night after only a 30 minute wait. They were full with two large parties and all tables full. The bar was backed up, with second glasses of... More

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