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Review of Il Porto

Il Porto
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Ranked #17 of 771 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: N.Lee
Transit: King Street Metro stop, about 16 blocks away from the restaurant. Free Trolley shuttle from King Street Metro to the restaurant
Description: 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.
Reviewed March 21, 2013

The restaurant is situated in king street in a house built by a sea captain in the 18th century. The service was great and the food as well.

Thank Jan S
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

My husband and I passed over one of our favorite restaurants to give Il Porto a try and we were not disappointed! The building itself is charming, a theme upheld by our waiter. We very much enjoyed our wine and the lasagna we chose to split. I think I'll pass on the antipasto next time, though.

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Thank Janice B
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

At this point, Il Porto is famous in my family. It's been a family favorite for three generations now, and is the place my grandmother and I go time after time to catch up. The Italian food you can get here is incomparable. I've never had a bad meal. The cream sauces in my favorite dishes are rich, luxurious and filling without being overwhelming. The little place has a great atmosphere, whether you sit upstairs under the dark wood-beamed ceiling or in the brick-lined downstairs at the charming wooden tables. The service is always friendly and warm. I've been going to Il Porto for family gatherings since I was a kid, and I know I'll continue to go for years. Going here is like going home, except the food's even better.

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Thank ALynnM31
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Not only was the food delicious at this wonderful little Italian place, but the staff was second to none--even the Manager came by our table and talked to us, like we were old friends he had not seen in a long time. When back in Alexandria, we will definitely stop in, like eating at a great Italian home!

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Thank Julie J
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

The atmosphere, the ambience, the staff, the wine and the pasta all completely wonderful! Make reservations for later dinner times. Delicious!

Thank Amarrett0530
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