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Il Porto

121 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
+1 703-836-8833
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Il Porto (Kevin in particular) provided the perfect setting, service and quality food that our Group Dinner (20) expected. They ran the event with a great touch and in a very fluid manner. It allowed the attendees to enjoy the evening thoroughly! Many thanks to...More

Thank mduss26
Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal I have today was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. I traveled to Italy and France this summer, had some great meals there, and this meal matched any I had overseas. The housemade pasta was fantastic. I had...More

Thank Melinda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great dinner here for our anniversary - pasta is outstanding and the wine list is concise but terrific. Lobster stuffed ravioli were perfectly done with a cream sauce. Service (KEVIN) was awesome - love when you can actually joke around and have...More

Thank JKSullyBeans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was in a great location with a lot going on around it. Food was excellent and our server Kevin did a great job attending to our table. Seafood was outstanding!

Thank Amber W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First the good news- the location is great and the atmosphere is fun. The food is ok- it particularly authentic- over cooked pasta and what tasted like red sauce from a jar. The service was awful- rude, slow and aggressive. All in all, give this...More

Thank Safari598015
Wali Z, General Manager at Il Porto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us a review. Your input means a lot to us and it is concerning that not only was the food not up to our usual standards, but that the service was rude and aggressive. We aim to treat every customer with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on Saturday night with my 95 yr old mother and two other couples. It is clearly designed as a tourist Saturday night place. The service was mediocre. The selections were broad and ok done. Manhattan was mediocre as was the choice of...More

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Wali Z, General Manager at Il Porto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. Since 1973 we have been serving fine Italian cuisine to people from all walks of life. While we do serve many tourist, we pride ourselves on the relationships we have made with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The four of us all enjoyed our dinners. I ordered the Chicken Marsala with the house salad and a side order of pasta. Everything was delicious. My husband ordered the Veal Saltenbocca which he also enjoyed. He did feel as though his portion was not...More

Thank Nashna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's so hard to find a great Italian restaurant where you truly feel you are experiencing real Italian food. To be honest, I'm all about the sauces and not the pasta, but when the pasta is fresh and al dente, I won't eat less of...More

Thank CdninLoudoun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pollo Siciliano with chicken, eggplant and mozzarella over homemade noodles in a pinkish sauce that is out of this world! I would go back for it. Also, the Raviolini in the red sauce had a very well seasoned beef inside that was extremely tasty....More

Thank tclemson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this beautiful setting on the corner near the water. Great atmosphere! Our food was excellent, especially the veal picatta. Nice selection of wines. Most of all, our server Rocky took great care of us with attentive and elegant service. Can't wait go back...More

Thank Mitch S
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October 10, 2016|
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Response from Guy S | Reviewed this property |
We ate downstairs, but I didn't hear any piano music from upstairs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
  • Public Transportation: King Street Metro stop, about 16 blocks away from the restaurant. Free Trolley shuttle from King Street Metro to the restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-836-8833
  • E-mail
When you think Italian ...Think IL PORTO!! Old Town"s First Italian Restaurant in the Heart of Old Town's Historic Seaport District. Serving Fine Italian Cuisine since 1973. Let the Italian flag wave you into the restaurant and soon you'll discover why we have so many satisfied customers around town and around the globe.
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