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1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3466 (Dangerfield)
+1 703-683-6313
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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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 2 weeks ago

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.

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Manassas, VA
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212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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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.

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

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Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
16 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 

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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 

Burlington, Canada
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The consierge at the Hilton suggested Laporta's for dinner and we were very pleased that he did. It was a short walk on a lovely evening along Dangerfield Road past a public art piece entitled The Pharmacist by Norman Rockwell which was an added bonus. We were greeted in a friendly manner and seated immediatly. The waiter was helpful and... More 

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Luke was helpful, the specials were tasty and the Jazz was good. Great vocalist and guitarist with her cute little dog on a little chair on the piano.

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

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Sat in the bar. Faiza was an excellent server. One can never go wrong with the pasta laporte which is a rigatoni with sausage and peppers. Yummy! My all time favorite is the chicken envoltine. It is one of my all time favorite dishes. And don't forget the strawberry floret. Love love coming here!

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

Nicole - thank you! More 

New York City, New York
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Nice locale and spacious dining one side and bar on the other side. Outside tables - a few- for nice weather dining. Evenings there is live jazz and this adds a great + to your dining experience. Wait staff are knowledgeable and efficient - and understand how to deliver good service. Menu is varied, several fish items and specials.... my... More 

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

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Venice, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and it was a nice surprise. The Italian food, although not traditional, was very good. The service was excellent and the carrot cake was absolutely delish! We love jazz and it was a nice surprise that there was music. The jazz trio was very good and the guitar player was outstanding. We would... More 

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

We thank you - happy you enjoyed dining with us! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, American, Seafood, International
Meals
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3466
    (Dangerfield)
  • Public Transportation: King Street Metro one block away
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-683-6313
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. New outdoor terrace with dining daily until 11pm.

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