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1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3466 (Dangerfield)
+1 703-683-6313
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Open 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is been there for a long time. I moved here from Germany 9 years ago. Great back then and still great.

Thank AndreaLexus
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Laporta's was superb! Authentic Italian food with a great atmosphere and live Jazz music. Our waiter, Frankie, was fun, friendly and helpful. We went on a Tuesday night and they have a fantastic special - two entrees and a bottle of wine for $28.99 (available Monday also). We had their sangria and it was delicious - spicy cinnamon and apple... More 

Thank Janet K
Columbia, South Carolina
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Alexandria for a conference and went here for dinner. Very convenient to our hotel and Old Town. Another major plus is that they have a dinner special Monday and Tuesday evenings. Two entrees and a bottle of house wine for $30. They had a nice selection of entrees for the special and the house wine wasn't bad.... More 

Thank clint b
Powder Springs, Georgia
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203 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The house sangria is very good, please eat the fruit😄. Italian food at its finest. The portions are the right size and pasta and sausage dish is enough for 2. I had the scallops and pasta, talk about scallops cooked to the right temperature. You could cut with your folk and melted in my mouth.

Thank Cmp1130
Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although my husband made reservations well in advance and our party of four arrived right on time and the restaurant portion of the establishment wasn't half full we were seated in the bar side, which was a Great Disappointment and had our guests been younger and more mobile we would have insisted on moving. The waiter told us about the... More 

Thank LadyTraveler2020
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Nice dining area away from a loud bar scene. Prices were moderate to expensive depending upon the dish. Had to request the bread be warmed but great service.

Thank JJC186
The Bay Area
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338 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

A very nice place. Had a gin-based cocktail, the trout + kale entree, dessert - everything was excellent. The fish was just right, tender yet compact with a lot of flavor. There is view of the outside through large window panes and soft music (jazz) percolating through the air; if you sit in the room at the back you can... More 

Thank cuckatoo
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 October 21, 2016 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 October 13, 2016

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 October 11, 2016

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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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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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