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Laporta's Restaurant

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1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3466 (Dangerfield)
+1 703-683-6313
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was overall good, I had the chicken dish, which had a lot of sauce, but was very good. Companions ordered a variety of dishes, and everyone seemed to clear their plates. Sever (Jim?) was excellent, attentive and friendly. Only downside was it's a loud place. Was hard to have a conversation at a table of 6. Worth stopping by... More 

Thank MNguy123
Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of six and everyone loved La Porta. The range of choices is amazing, the wine list fantastic and the music made the night. Thank you Phil!

Thank karensanb
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting DC and staying in Alexandria, we wanted a nice meal. Talking to our hotel receptionist and our shuttle driver, they both had suggested LaPorta's. We walked in and we seated right away. Loved the jazz group that was playing and found it was easy for us to talk over the music ...perfect atmosphere. The four of us at... More 

Thank Jacki J
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

LaPorta's is located right next door to the Residence Inn making it very convenient for a late dinner if you are staying at the hotel. I ordered the Pasta LaPorta (penne with Italian sausage). The sausage was very tasty, but the sauce was too heavy. Also, I had to ask for Parmesan cheese as none was offered. My partner is... More 

Thank dsb223a
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218 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I made a reservation at Laporta's, because of the musical entertainment scheduled for Saturday evening (a jazz trio, with Richard Fulks on vocals). I live in MD and had not been aware of this place before. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, and the meal was delicious. We ordered a bottle of wine, enjoyed a house salad and... More 

Thank FMCMaryland
Alexandria, VA
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Hubby and I took advantage of restaurant week in Alexandria and went looking for Italian food but ended up with Filet Mignons for only an extra $5.00 upsell price compared to the $35 for soup/salad, entrée and dessert. Service started off slow and it took us about 20 minutes before we even had our first cocktail, but after that I... More 

Thank LaLaPhD
Merritt Island FL, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Excellent selection available, great service, and not pushy. Three of us went, we all had separate dishes, plus some apps, it was all excellent. Also a good wine selection and other beverages for the non-wine drinkers.

Thank Wayne T
Williamsburg, Virginia
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128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

If you're looking for a place to spend a pleasant, relaxing evening with very good food and awesome jazz (Sharon Clark Jazz Trio the night we went), this is the place. There is some kind of jazz every night, including Sunday Brunch and Sunday evening. The decor is somewhat contemporary. The food presentation was beautiful. The food was very good.... More 

Thank treble3
fairfax va
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a unique restaurant club Excelent moderately priced food. The chef is good at using seasonal local stuff like fish and veggies The best part of this great place is LIVE music. Jazz vocals just unique Excellent wines as well

Thank jefffairfax
Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We went to celebrate our friend's 90 birthday! Laporta's is a Jass type restaurant. The wait staff was more than helpful in making sure our evening was the very best. Since I have celiac, they even had great meals that I could eat. That is always a plus. We went on a Friday evening and they had a nice jass... More 

Thank Lee T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, American, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3466
  • Public Transportation: King Street Metro one block away
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-683-6313
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. New outdoor terrace with dining daily until 11pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?