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Laporta's Restaurant

1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3466
+1 703-683-6313
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3466
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had the best dinner here on our trip. Everything we ordered was fabulous! Loved the fried oysters, the mesclun salad was delicious with the pear dressing. Wild mushroom pasta had nice vegetables with it. The Virginia brook trout was amazing. Service was outstanding. It wasn’t...More

Thank RCD77elegance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant years ago and had a great experience.. visited on April 6 a Cold night, warm atmosphere, excellent jazz trio and the trout and dinner was outstanding.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food at this restaurant was great. The desserts were even better and I can definitely recommend the chocolate lava cake. The prices are a little expensive but if you are looking for something a bit nicer then most definitely go here.

Thank CeCeKehlet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming for years but had not come in a while. Always great food! Have a good happy hour and excellent choices for dinner. Nice music also, every night

Thank Annette H
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Stopped for happy hour and a bite, ended up enjoying the best friend oysters I ever had, and also the best mussels steamed in an herb broth. Great bartender, Mylea, who remembers everyone's name!

Thank lalaland999
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Looking for a place to go after exploring a few museums, and stumbled upon this place, and man were we happy! The hostess was friendly, and pointed us to the lounge bar area since we were looking for a different selection from the dining room...More

Thank Ryan A
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I was a bit skeptical since they had some bad reviews but I had an excellent meal. The trout was cooked just right. Salad good and waiter perfect. I was very impressed and would not hesitate to return

Thank Ronniebisme
Reviewed 28 February 2018

our visit here was later in the evening looking for the jazz band that was to play so we were looking primarily for drinks and appetizers and such, the visit started off poorly to say the least upon meeting the greeter/hostess in the purple shirt...More

Thank d a m
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Good bar service, live jazz band. Bartender was friendly. Rest of staff, not overly so. Has the feel of a neighborhood joint. Outsiders maybe should keep to themselves or their party. Food was great...Wholeheartedly recommend the Tutta Mare. Give it a try.

Thank hawkti62
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Went with on a crowded Saturday night. Service was fine, and the trio playing - bass, piano, drums - provided good jazz. The pork schnitzel and the salmon entrees were good, and the desserts - lemon tart, chocolate mousse cake and berries and cream, were...More

Thank K Steven H
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • 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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