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“Perfect experience!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Laporta's Restaurant

Laporta's Restaurant
1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-6313
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Ranked #30 of 650 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $30 - $30
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.
Richmond, VA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Perfect experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We were meeting family from out of town and chose Laporta's for Sunday brunch. I struggle with brunch menus since I eat an early breakfast and don't care to eat breakfast twice. The full menu is available on Sunday as well as a prix fixe 3 course brunch menu. I chose the seafood crepes on the brunch menu with a salad and dessert. The salad was perfection! The greens were icy cold with chanterelle mushrooms and dried beets with a sweet dressing drizzled on it. The crepes were good and came with wonderful berries! I choose the strawberry dessert fleurette which was also amazing! This restaurants shines in the fresh produce it uses! Our service was wonderful as we also had mimosas and coffee. We were comfortably left to talk for 2 hours! Great place to get together!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The music of Sharen Clark was amazing and the food and dessert were fantastic! Would definetly dine there again and recommend it to friends.

Visited November 2012
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Delicious Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We went to LaPorta's this past Saturday night. It was down the street from the hotel where we were staying. When we first arrived, only a few tables were seated, but by the time we left every table was filled! The food was delicious--my husband and daughter each had one of the specials--one had swordfish and the other scallops and I had sausage with penne. Each of the meals was very flavorful. It is a family-run business, and Phil one of the co-owners could not have been nicer--stopping to chat at our table. We would definitely recommend it and would return again on a future visit. The jazz trio was quite enjoyable.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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atlanta
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This was next to our hotel and became our place for happy hour(three dollar drinks and half prize apps )and Monday and Tuesday night specials (two entrees and a bottle of house wine for less than thiryty dollars).Amosphere is pleasant and there is live music -great jazz.Anthony the bartenderis also quite attentive and friendly.We also had a good server named Robin.Will come here again on our next visit.

Visited October 2012
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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Dinner for Thirty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We had a wonderful lunch here in August and decided to reserve a space for 30 when we returned for a family reunion in October. Delicious salad, entrees (choice of three) and deserts (choice of three) was satisfying to all. Add the light jazz which was not too loud to hear conversations and the night was perfect!

Visited October 2012
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