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Laporta's Restaurant

1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3466
+1 703-683-6313
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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International, Gluten Free Options
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1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3466
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

THIS is a best-kept neighborhood secret. It was a date nite destination that was mutually declared to be THE BEST MEAL and Experience EVER!! First, Matt!! He is a Super Server! What a GREAT professional! He made me laugh out loud ... you know the...More

Thank Carla G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two couples and our dogs enjoyed dinner on Laporta's patio. After being taken to the cleaners by an Old Town/King Street and an MGM restaurant earlier in the week, Laporta's was a welcome change. We did not take advantage of their Monday/Tuesday special (two entrees...More

Thank NJTraveler06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner last evening was very nice. Our waiter, Frank, was attentive but not intrusive. We four arrived early with a 10 month old in tow. The restaurant was quiet and the seated us in a private area. Each of us had something different ranging from...More

Thank allan b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent quality of food. Very tasty and well presented. The service was slow but, my husband and I were not concerned since we were enjoying the music and our conversation. The waiter, when he brought our bill, comped our first two drinks since he felt...More

Thank a5035805
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Unpretentious, comfortable yet somehow elegant vibe. We chose this place because the web site said it had nightly jazz – not quite so. We did enjoy the pianist’s dinner music of 70s & 80s standards, but still a bit disappointed. That was the only setback,...More

Thank Jesse W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Nothing in the DC Metro region compares to Laporta's. The food, the wine, the service, and the Jazz are all of the finest quality. The appetizers and desserts are extraordinary so plan on splurging. If you are ever going to treat yourself, this is the...More

Thank johnoO3567AS
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I hadn't been to LaPorta's in over 12 years (moved away from the area). So I went on a Monday night. There is still free parking in the garage next to the restaurant. They still had the special (Monday's and Tuesday's only two entree's and...More

Thank Mike1963
Reviewed 31 July 2017

A business associate and I went to Laporta's for dinner, as we've heard many good things from co-workers. We were seated, given water and menus. It was probably 20 minutes before someone noticed that we hadn't been attended to regarding ordering drinks or food. They...More

Thank tmf7150
Reviewed 27 July 2017

A friend who lives in the neighborhood took us to Laporta. It was a Monday night and every table was full. The reason was twofold: the food is very good and on Monday and Tuesday nights there is a cut rate deal on entrees and...More

Thank Foodie33140
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We went on Tuesday where they have a special meal for two with a bottle of wine! The wine was great and the food even better. The polenta was yummy, fish and veggies cooked to perfection. Too full for desert but heard it was homemade...More

Thank jclc1213
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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. DOG friendly!
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