Always Eceeds Expectations!We love everything about Il Porto - the food, views out the window and especially the service. We are never disappointed. That is why we are frequent customers. When we are in town, we dine here almost every Sunday for lunch.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodOne of our favorite places to eat: great food, great atomosphere.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemThis has been a favorite of mine for almost 10 years! I highly
recommend when in Old Town Alexandria.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI Could not more highly recommendI Could not more highly recommend this outstanding mainstay consistently superior restaurant in the heart of old town Alexandria. Our pasta and veal dishes were outstanding, nicely prepared and cooked to perfection. After lunch drinks were perfection personified. I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch and dinner. The service was outstanding, as Fidel was a wonderful waiter. Don't miss this wonderful gem in the heart of Alexandria. One of the best Italian restaurants in the D.C. area.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best Fettuccine Alfredo ever!!Really enjoyed it. We were from out of town. recommended by our hotel, and exceeded our expectations. Eat a lot of Italian, and this was the best Fettuccine Alfredo I've ever had, Incredible'
Unusual, the salad was included in the price, but the side dishes were not, keep that in mind. Pricing VERY reasonable.
I come back often, but it's a long drive from NJ.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BESTFood, service and ambiance awesome. All wait staff is attentive and professional. Kevin waited on us and his service and knowledge of the offerings was all anyone would ever want.
Il Porto is our go to restaurant and we are never disappointed. We have enjoyed the food no matter what we order. It is all good!
Il Porto is celebrating 40 years and they are offering wonderful wines from Italy for 19.73. A great buy.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA Comfortable Place for a MealEating at Il Porto was the perfect combination of the comfort of home with excellent food and service. We ejoyed a relaxing meal of wonderful salads and pasta dishes, accompanied by modestly-priced wine of good quality, all delivered by a professional wait staff.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our anniversaryWe enjoyed our anniversary dinner at this romantic spot in Old Town.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Il Porto with ourWe went to Il Porto with our son and his fiance to celebrate their engagement. Though the restaurant was very crowded with walk-ins, we were seated immediately when I mentioned we had reservations. The waitress was busy but attentive - not hovering, but also not leaving us for long periods without checking on us. Food was delicious and plentiful. Though they were very busy, we never felt rushed. All in all, a very pleasant experience, and a great place to celebrate our special occasion.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Excellent LunchWe had the daily pasta special. The portion size was generous and the acompanying complimentary salad was enjoyable as well. We plan to return soon!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOld Town GemWe took friends to Il Porto who were visiting. Great location in central Old Town. Interior has great character and although busy and vibrant, we were able to carry a pleasant conversation. Wine list was ok, food was excellent. Will go again.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian and Seafood!Great menu. We had a large group, 14. Drinks ad salads came out quickly. The main course took a bit longer than we wanted, but with 14, it was understandable and worth the wait!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great TimeOur family really enjoyed our dining experience at Il Porto. The pasta and seafood dishes were all excellent -- try the pasta alla veneziana, especially! -- and the service was unassuming, yet very professional. Our visit was so enjoyable, in fact, that we returned the next day!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!Great Italian food! Would love to eat here again the next time I'm in town.
Attentive staff, very welcoming.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe meal and wine were quiteThe meal and wine were quite good as we always seem to find here... We will be back!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMItaly in Old TownwWe enjoyed the best dining experience of the year so far at il Porto. 1st level was closed, so we dined on the second level ... Not sure what o expect. Had a nice Montepulciano wine followed by a refreshing lite salad and mains that ranged from traditional pasta, to seafood pasta, to a delightful salmon. Finished with classic Italian deserts ... Capped with great service, the entire experience took us back to Italy and we thoroughly enjoyed it.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding in all respectsWe were welcomed by Henry and were shown to a window table overlooking King Street. A great spot for people watching. Kevin, our waiter, told us about the specials and took our order. The service and food were outstanding. We will be back very soon.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFor PastaLoversI had an 7:30 reservation in which I arrived 20 min early to. There was no problem! We were seated immediately without a fuse or confusion. The ambiance was family orienented however was also great for date night! The food was to DIE for.... Home made pasta was fresh and melted in your mouth. The wine was delicious too. lol I cannot remember his name but our server was very attentive and pleasant. I would recommend Il Porto to anyone who is a pasta and wine lover!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA Comfortable PlaceIl Porto is a comfortable place with excellent food and high quality service. ThHe daily specials are always good and one can't go wrong with the many items on the regular menu as well. We alwys feel at home there, and we keep coming back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Porto is the most accommodatingIl Porto is the most accommodating and friendly restaurant in the Old Town area. They were doing some renovations in the lower part of the restaurant, but had the upper level available for dining and it was different, but equally as welcoming and enjoyable. The food is always consistently good and the staff efficient, the atmosphere cozy and we are always happy when we are there!!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great FindOur seafood and pasta dishes were excellent: nice portion sizes and very flavorful. The bread was a special treat, and our waiter was perfectly attentive. We are already looking forward to our next visit.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGresat food and ServiceGreat food and service. We sat upstairs at a lovely table in the front - sunshine and a view of the street. A great spot to people watch.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA Delightful Meal!We had a great time at dinner: the seafood pasta dishes were excellent, the wine both reeasonably priced and good, and the service was fine as well. A nice, enjoyable, and comfortable experience. Looking forward to our return visit.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA Wonderful LunchMy companion and I each ordered the special, which was a chicken and pasta dish. The portion was large for lunch, and combined with the free house salad, the overall meal was excellent.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways HappyOnce again, we had an outstanding lunch. The food, the greeting and the service exceeded expectations. Be sure to give it a try. You will love it.1/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Italian FoodMy spouse and I had a wonderful dinner at Il Porto. The pasta alla veneziana was fantastic and there was nothing lacking in the service as well. We will return very soon!1/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great FindIl Porto turned out to be a great discovery: tasty chicken and pasta dishes along with good service at a very reasonable price. I plan to add them to the top of my Old Town list.1/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Daily Specials are ExcellentIl Porto has 2 pasta dish specials and 1 seafood special every day. These specials, which change daily, are great ways to enjoy the fare at Il Porto. They rarely disappoint, and were especially good on this visit.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Homemade PastaOur pasta dishes were superb, and the small complimentary salads were great starters. And then, there's the bread! Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable meal.1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly Recommended!Some friends recommended Il Porto to us and we are glad they did! Our pasta dishes were excellent and the atmosphere was terrific. We hope to become regulars.12/26/2012 12:00:00 AMThe Best in Old Town!We enjoy Il Porto so much that we have been going there for over 25 years. We will be there for Sunday lunch. This is our favorite time.
After that length of time, we are always welcomed.
The food is fresh, well prepared and professionally served.
Great food, service and personal attention keeps us coming back.
If you haven't had lunch or dinner at Il Porto you must give it a try. You will not be disappointed.
I comes highly reommended from us.12/25/2012 12:00:00 AMWonderful pastaWe very much enjoyed our weekend dinner at Il Porto. The pasta alla veneziana was a truly special dish that was so wonderful that we plan to order again on our next visit, which we hope is very soon.12/15/2012 12:00:00 AMAn Excellent Lunch!We visited Il Porto on a recommendation from a friend and are glad that we did. We enjoyed a homey atmosphere, great service and wonderful pasts dishes.12/10/2012 12:00:00 AMExcellent Seafood and Chicken PastaMy companion and I enjoyed our chacken and seafood pasta dishes. The service matched the quality of the food. Il Porto was a great find!12/1/2012 12:00:00 AMConsistently Good Food and ServiceAs always, our pasta dishes were excellent and the service professional. Il Porto is a comfortable place that we return to again and again.11/20/2012 12:00:00 AM