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Laporta's Restaurant

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1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3466 (Dangerfield)
+1 703-683-6313
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Meridian, Idaho
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had dinner with a group of 10 or so when I was in Alexandria on business. I had one of the two nightly special dishes on the menu that night. Beef Tenderloin Tips. It was fantastic. Ample portions of tenderloin (they weren't so much "tips", to me, but rather big hunks of tenderloin), in a demi glace with shitake... More 

Thank loftmaster
North Haven, ME
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 20+ enjoyed dinner at Laporta's with great service and fine food. I enjoyed the evening's Mahi-Mahi special with steamed vegetables. The wait staff was knowledgeable and very attentive, bringing water, then ordered drinks, if you desired. The meal was served hot, correctly cooked, and without any delay-this is not fast food, nor should it be. By the... More 

Thank super90210
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great happy hour prices on food and drinks and a great atmosphere. Their dining room has nice piano music and good dinner specials. Also free parking after 5 pm

Thank Janet J
Kingsport, Tennessee
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Found this small jewel on Monday Special night (2 dinners and bottle of wine $28) and it was wonderful experience. Food was presented well, tasted better and desserts were excellent.

1 Thank B B
Lorton, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The presentation of the food! My husband and I ordered the Amer Breakfast with a side order of the pancakes and I was not impressed at all . The pancakes we sent back because they were cold and when they bought the second order of pancakes they were hot but dry and tasted like it was cake batter, fell apart.... More 

Thank theodora78
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I recently visited Laporta's after living in Northern Virginia for 20+ years. It may have taken me a long time to visit, but I will be back. On Mondays & Tuesdays, they have a special offer: two entrees & a bottle of wine for only $28.99. I had the Toscano Chicken (which included sausage) over spaghetti. It was fantastic! You... More 

Thank Pilgrim0268
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I had driven by Laportas for years, always noticing the awning that both of live jazz everyday. I could kick myself for taking a decade to go inside. I am a broadcast journalist and finally let people in on my secret by doing a segment on the local news about their Monday and Tuesday dinner special for 2 including a... More 

Thank frugalsocialite
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The brunch we had was prenominal. I had the Mussels Verde and the Tutto Mare pasta dish. My wife had the Eggs Benedict. The Eggs Benedict were the BEST she had ever had. I tasted it and she was right. My Mussels Verde were superb as was my seafood pasta. BTW, the Mussels Verde dish had a lot of mussels.)... More 

Thank mcfetbruce
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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

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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
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?