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Il Porto

121 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
+1 703-836-8833
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
121 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Il Porto has a authentic Mediterranean atmosphere with original in house recipes. The menu accommodates every taste and has a wide variety of flavors. The staff of Il Porto are extremely accommodating. Our wedding reception was flawless from beginning to end. We highly recommend Il...More

Thank AndrewJosNicotera
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Il Porto was the ideal spot for a cozy and romantic dinner. The service, kudos to Filipe, was top notch with friendly conversation and strong recommendations. The atmosphere was romantic and timeless. And the meals (chicken parm and crab stuffed salmon) were phenomenal-full of flavor,...More

Thank Moorej61
Reviewed 5 days ago

Romantic setting, friendly staff, good chicken Marsala. Glad we ducked in from the cold for a great italian meal.

Thank dshanefisher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really really wanted to love this restaurant - it is in such a cute area and the building itself is awesome with great views. The service was awesome however the food was just average. The primavera I ordered was not a cream or blush...More

Thank CLELisa
Wali Z, General Manager at Il Porto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Lisa, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback! It seems like we missed the mark with your experience this last time around, I apologize. Rest assured we are addressing all of the concerns you've raised, and we look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a couple and with a group as well, we always make this restaurant a stopping point for lunch or dinner when in Alexandria VA. Meals and service have always been first class and enjoyable.

Thank R4741PIjoek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the menu, food, wine and service. This is one of our favorite restaurants for the past 30 years. A historic restaurant, in Historic Old Town.

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic experience. Recommended by friend and delivered as promised. Great food and prompt service. Fully recommend and will be back. Likely a future go-to place.

Thank Alec B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming to Il Porto for years. We live out of town now but always visit Old Town Alexandria and have dinner here whenever we come to visit. As usual, service was great, the ambiance of an old restaurant is...More

Thank chemie71
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I always eat at il porto while visiting Alexandria. the food is always wonderful,, especially the pasta, and the wine list is awesome. The best part is the amazing service you get here.

Thank Bones57
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We went here for Valentines Day dinner. Was able to get reserve a table on late notices. I like their menu selection, and the atmosphere. However, if you sit by the front windows on the main floor, you may get a drft in winter from...More

Thank dawn j
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11 October 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
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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