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Laporta's Restaurant

1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3466
+1 703-683-6313
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3466
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here. This restaurant provides great service, selection, quality food/drinks and live Jazz music during dinner. I would recommend reservations depending on the time and day but it is not required. They offer selections of seafood, steak and pasta dishes. Very friendly and attentive...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Terry R
Reviewed October 23, 2018

I wish I had not tipped.Just one example: other tables given bread...I had to ask for it twice. My assigned waiter brought stale sandwich bread, while the busboy (not realizing that we had been served) brought hot ciabatta.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ltarpley
Reviewed October 20, 2018

While vacationing at the Embassy Suites in Alexandria with family we had dinner at Laporta's restaurant which is very short walk away on Duke Street. Laporta’s is a family owned restaurant offering fresh farm to table meals in an intimate setting. Our waiter, who was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank W8LT3R
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Monday's and Tuesdays are special price nights at Laporta's Restaurant. Food is always well prepared and tasty. Service by Colin was efficient and friendly. Love the fact that live music is presented every night.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gene K
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed happy prices and small plates. Check their website for promotions. Flat bread Tuscan style pizza and Vermont cheddar nachos were good. But my lemon tart was very good! Not too tangy and perfect size. Ate the entire thing. Will eat here again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FreqTrav704
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We took the Metro and walked about 3 blocks to this place. We had reservations, and were promptly seated. Live jazz was an unexpected bonus. Best meal of the trip also. I had their special of the day - Diver Scallops served with a beautiful...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bagpipemarshall
Reviewed August 22, 2018

This was the highlight of our trip to the DC area! The service was outstanding and the food was great! We both had the filet and were amazed! The music is top shelf jazz! The deserts are all home made and I highly recommend the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Eddy B
Reviewed August 10, 2018

I went twice on different days during Happy Hour. The prices of food is great. The portion size of the food is enough. They need to work on the how they deliver the drink specials. My waiter was horrible. I was told they are great...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rboykins71
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The food was delicious, the service was great, the live entertainment was amazing, great ambiance, mellow vibe, ample free parking...very please and highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Just_Me_Bernie
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Food is good, and meat was cookies well. The service was fast and nice. The bar area was a little bit old fashioned.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank josecB114OV
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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
  • E-mail
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. DOG friendly!
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