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Laporta's Restaurant

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1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Dangerfield)
+1 703-683-6313
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located on the edge of Old Town Alexandria, near Metro. We had the sirloin tip dinner with broccoli, a Caesar salad and warm carrot cake. It was outstanding. I'm going back.

Thank Stan W
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because it was next door to the hotel and immediately regretted it. Food was mediocre at best. I got the schnitzel and my husband ate the tutta mare; both were bland and over priced for the quality. In addition to that service was poor. Next time I will definitely walk a few blocks for something better.

Thank kabank08
Tall Timbers, Maryland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely night! Service, food, wine and cocktails were fabulous, but the music topped it all! We will be back.

Thank Kimbers2108
Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to invite 8 friends of mine to listen to the jazz music of a dear friend, Sharon Clark. She was performing at this restaurant, Laporta's. I went there for the music and ended up having on of the absolute best meals in the Northern VA area! Very very impressed and highly recommended. The service was wonderful,... More 

Thank Robert C
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

LaPorta's is in a spot you wouldn't expect to find a fine dining, jazzy restaurant, but don't judge a book by its cover! This family restaurant boasts outstanding food and nightly jazz music. The service is always out of this world and the desserts should not be missed. It's even got a pretty rocking after work bar/sports viewing crowd in... More 

Thank therealmrswalsh
Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We had an amazing meal with a fantastic jazz band and wonderful atmosphere. They have nightly live music. It was right next store to a wonderul place to stay too.

Thank Patty P
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Went there for a large group meal. The service was very good and everything went very smoothly. I had a seafood chowder to start and it was really good, with big chunks of fish. The main course was a fish cake, sort of like a crab cake but with fish (mostly salmon). Desserts are home made every day and I... More 

Thank John A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Great food, live jazz, great service...'nuff said. I will be back again...and again! Mostly American food, but very well prepared.

Thank 1Jp1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

My husband knows that this is my birthday dinner place. Friday evening you must request to get close to the soloist. Her voice is golden. For lunch its the walnut salad, the dessert is Maggie's chocolate cake. The fish of the day is alway perfect. I no longer take pictures of my food because everyone knows where I am. Laporta's... More 

Thank Memrnc4
Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Laporta's is right next to a Residence Inn by Marriott. The food is very good, in fact everything I have ever eaten there was fantastic. The restaurant is small and very good for an intimate evening.

Thank Sleddog32

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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
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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
  • 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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