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1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3466 (Dangerfield)
+1 703-683-6313
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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134 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for HH and the food was bland for my taste buds. The drink was refreshing. Staff was friendly.

Thank Gene75
Knoxville, Tennessee
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good restaurant. We were seated quickly. The server was very attentive. The menu had good variety. I had Virginia Brook Trout which was breaded and served over a tasty sauce with flash fried spinach and rice. Very good. We shared a carrot cake for dessert which was served warm with strawberries and whipped cream. Excellent!

Thank Robert C
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful and delicious dinner. I ordered the jumbo shrimp over fettuccine sauce with sautéed spinach and wild mushrooms. This was toppled with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella.Served in a crispy wonton shell. It was one of the best restaurants we have tried when visiting Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Don't miss out on this delicious food with with a relaxing... More 

Thank Nandoodle
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is our go-to for business lunches in Alexandria. Great menu comfortable setting, easy for conversation, good service and no rush. Tasty menu that is vegie challenged but can work with effort. I recommend the Onion tart! excellent! they also have Jazz special in evenings, one price for dinner for two and a bottle of wine! Good deal.

Thank 382harryq
Manassas, VA
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407 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

I used to eat at LaPortas more often when I worked down the street. The food has always been awesome and the staff is typically great. On my most recent visit, the waiter was trying to be friendly, but kept telling us the same things over and over, like he had a memorized script. Other than that, everything was great.

Thank TravelerTP
Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Laporta's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for both the feedback (appreciate it) and the review. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We had a great diner with their special pricing and wine included. Hopefully the will continue their special and happy hour pricing.

Thank wmclynch
Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Laporta's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A group of us (10) ate lunch today (Sunday) and the dining experience was superb! Everything was 100% excellent from the service (Conner) to all the main dishes. Everything I put in my mouth was scrumptious. The potato-bacon soup was to die for. And everyone had only good things to say. The staff were so accommodating to our group and... More 

Thank Jim D
Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Laporta's Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad Jim, you and your party enjoyed dining with us - thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, 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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