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Il Porto, Alexandria, VA
Il Porto, Alexandria, VA
Il Porto, Alexandria, VA
Il Porto, Alexandria, VA
Il Porto, Alexandria, VA

Il Porto

4.4
4.4
2265 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Proudly celebrating our 50th anniversary!
Every dish at Il Porto Ristorante in Alexandria, VA is made from scratch, on premise, including our pasta, all fresh, every day! Il Porto Ristorante was established in Old Town Alexandria in 1973. While its roots are traditional Italian, in recent years, there has been a transition to modern cooking techniques led by Chef Miguel, as well as focus on offering a wide range of wines, many by the glass, at a very good value.
Il Porto uses lots of fresh herbs and creative spices and we believe how you butcher the meat, how you grill a vegetable or protein in a particular way, makes all the difference to a dish.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 836-8833
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Miguel Ferman
  • Private party facilities
    Il Porto has a beautifully remodeled second floor with a separate bar that can accommodate up to 120 guests. Our wait staff is very well experienced in dealing with any type of large groups.
  • Private party contact
    Wali Zadran: (703) 836-8833
  • Neighborhood
    Alexandria
  • Cross street
    N.Lee
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available or there is a parking garage located right behind the restaurant on Lee Street. Colonial Parking $10.00 flat rate. Also there is a parking garage one block away from the restaurant on Fairfax Street. City Hall Parking Garage after 5:00 p.m. $2.00 flat rate.
  • Public transit
    King Street Metro stop, about 16 blocks away from the restaurant. Free Trolley shuttle from King <br />Street Metro to the restaurant
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 2,265 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

2,265 Reviews
  1. TJohn

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and good. Great location. Will come again.

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  2. Anniversary

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic dining experience at Illinois Porto! Our server, Diego, was incredibly professional and courteous. He guided our meal with an expert menu review, which improved the experience. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an outstanding Old Town, Alexandria, VA dining experience. Dr. D.C. Whitson

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  3. zorro

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very mediocre. My wife pasta was not cooked to the Al dente point and the Alfredo sauce was so bad that it caused heartburn. My Penne alla Romano was topped with a thick red sauce that had seen better days. It was a mush-mash of ingredients, short on promised mushrooms and ,generally, barely edible. In fact, I stopped eating after the first third of the portion. We were told there were six cooks in the kitchen, but none of them seems able to produce an edible Italian dish. The Minestrone soup at the outset was acceptable; the Tiramisu dessert was excellent.
    Il PortoResponded today
    We're sorry to hear about your disappointing dining experience with us. It's disheartening to learn that the quality of your meals did not meet our usual standards of excellence. We apologize for the pasta not being cooked to the desired Al dente point and for the subpar Alfredo sauce. Additionally, we regret that the Penne alla Romano did not live up to expectations. Your feedback regarding the kitchen staff will be addressed internally to ensure improvements are made. Your comments are invaluable to us as we strive to continually improve our offerings and provide a better dining experience for our guests. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused and hope you'll consider giving us another chance to provide you with a more satisfying experience.

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  4. Ronaldo

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable American Italian food. Nice drinks, good wine list and good food.

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  5. JodyC

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a busy Friday night. The food was really meh and overpriced. The Capreese salad was flavorless. Garlic bread good. My calamari was over cooked, tough, and had no flavor. The vegetable risotto was overcooked and over seasoned. The manicotti was okay. Staff was polite and attentive. Food came out at reasonable time. We were seated in smaller room and just before we left a large party was seated across from us. It became very loud. If we stayed longer we would not have been able to hold a conversation over the noise. With so many choices in old town—go elsewhere, anywhere had a better shot at being better.
    Il PortoResponded on February 25, 2024
    We're truly sorry to hear about your experience with us. It's disheartening to know that the food didn't live up to your expectations, and we apologize for any disappointment caused. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and we'll be sure to address these concerns with our culinary team to ensure improvements are made. While we're glad to hear that our staff was polite and attentive and that your food arrived promptly, we understand that the noise from the large party detracted from your overall experience. Creating a comfortable dining environment is important to us, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. Your feedback helps us to continually improve, and if you're willing to give us another chance, we'd love the opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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  6. MrRednWhite

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    always great food, miss when you used to include the salad w the entree.

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  7. BobO

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding food. If you have favorites that are not on the menu you still might be able to order it. I love good Linguini with white clam sauce. Not on the menu but they fix it up for me. Make no mistake, you pay for a good meal and you get one every time!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special date night. Beautiful food, service and atmosphere.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We wanted to like this restaurant so much. It had a tired feel to it, even though it was crowded. They were out of mini items, and our waiter could not calibrate Wendt, to bring us the dishes. Somehow there is potential. I hope the review helps actually.
    Il PortoResponded on February 20, 2024
    We're sincerely grateful for you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're genuinely disappointed to learn that your experience didn't meet your expectations. Please accept our heartfelt apologies for any inconvenience caused by the atmosphere and the unavailability of menu items. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and we're fully committed to learning and growing from your comments to enhance our establishment. Rest assured, your review is being shared with our entire staff to ensure we collectively work towards improvement. We genuinely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon and exceed your expectations.

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  10. goodcats

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good but the antipasto appetizer was skimpy. Also, an up charge of $10.00 to add chicken to fettuccine Alfredo seems excessive.

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  11. GaryO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere were great. We had an infant in stroller with us and the did great job accommodating us.

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  12. PaulB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was bland but the service was good. I ordered the fettuccini alfredo with chicken and it came out cold. The Godfather cocktail was nice.
    Il PortoResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you found the service to be good and that you enjoyed the Godfather cocktail. However, we're truly sorry to hear that the fettuccini alfredo with chicken was bland and served cold. Providing delicious and satisfying meals is a priority for us, and we apologize for falling short on this occasion. Your feedback will be shared with our culinary team to ensure that we maintain the high standards of taste and quality that our guests expect from us. We appreciate your honesty and hope that you'll give us another chance to provide you with a more enjoyable dining experience in the near future.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I celebrated Valentine’s Day this year at Il Porto with my boyfriend. The environment was lovely. Because of the date, we expected a wait on the food and drinks. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. This was not our first time here as we celebrated Valentine’s Day last year at this restaurant. This time we went and the food was disappointing. We received ravioli that was undercooked and still hard, as well as risotto that was overcooked and mush. It was not at all what we expected from this restaurant. We took our meals to go after receiving them an hour and a half later. I understand how busy and chaotic this holiday is, but after waiting so long, receiving those dishes was really unexpected.

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  14. CCMC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We ate here on Valentine's Day and unfortunately it was very clear how busy they were. Our server was kind and attentive, and the ambiance was nice, but the food sadly was a big disappointment. My boyfriend got the chicken parm which was bland, and I got the manicotti which was overcooked. The wine was great! Seemed like they just weren't prepared for the volume of guests; I assumed on Valentine's it would be busy and maybe not as great as usual, but the food really was a disappointment especially for the price :/
    Il PortoResponded on February 25, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're glad to hear that you found our server to be kind and attentive, and that you enjoyed the ambiance and wine selection. However, we're truly sorry to hear that the food did not meet your expectations. Your feedback regarding the chicken parm and manicotti dishes is concerning, and we apologize for any disappointment caused. We understand the importance of being prepared for busy occasions like Valentine's Day, and we regret any shortcomings in this regard. Rest assured, your comments will be shared with our culinary team to ensure we address the issues you encountered and maintain the high standards we strive for. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have lived in Alexandria for two years and have tried the veal saltimbocca at 10+ restaurants in the NOVA/DC area. Long story short we booked through open table (amazing!) for Valentine’s Day because we have always wanted to try Il Porto and everything but the veal saltimbocca was amazing. The veal had a piece of store bought cheese(?) thrown on top, no spinach, and the entire meal was essentially rubber. Other than that the tortellini, calamad, and atmosphere was amazing!

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  16. CharlesC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been steady customers going now into our fiftieth year. Good food, good service and pleasant ambiance. An anchor of historic Old Town Alexandria.

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  17. ScottH

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service! Tables are a little too close, but fun atmosphere.

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  18. KarenF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Since opening day, Il Porto remains one of my favorites. Ambiance, service and food never disappoints. 👍

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  19. Mary

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meals, wonderful wait staff and a cozy atmosphere.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We are fans of Il Porto. Last night the table we where we were seated was a bit crowded and tight to get in and out without disturbing diner’s around us. The food was good but the selections we made were not our usual preferences - that was on us. That said, it was an overall great date night and we will definitely go back again.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was ‘okay’. Something you would expect at 1/2 the price. Environment was cramped. Too many tables.
    Il PortoResponded on February 15, 2024
    We're sorry to hear that your dining experience did not meet your expectations. We apologize you found the food to be merely "okay" and not reflective of the price point. Providing delicious and satisfying meals is a top priority for us, and we regret that we fell short of delivering on this aspect during your visit. Your feedback is important to us, and we will use it to review and improve our menu offerings. Regarding the environment, we apologize if you felt that the space was cramped with too many tables. Your feedback will be taken into consideration as we assess and adjust our seating arrangements to better accommodate our guests. We appreciate your honesty and hope that you'll consider giving us another chance to provide you with a more enjoyable dining experience in the future.

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  22. PaulM

    Washington DC

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience and tasty meals. The location on King Street is perfect to people watch.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is very kind! They brought out a dessert for my Mothers birthday :)

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Work team dinner! Almost everyone cleaned their plates! Food was amazing! Service was professional! Took a little while for our food, but it was worth the wait!!

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  25. Foodie

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very slow service and waiter wasn’t very attentive. I ordered garlic bread with the entree and it never came out. After I requested the check the waiter asked, “hey did I bring your garlic bread out?”
    Il PortoResponded on February 15, 2024
    We're sorry to hear about the slow service and lack of attentiveness from your waiter. Providing prompt and attentive service to our guests is a top priority for us, and we apologize for falling short of this standard during your visit. We're deeply disappointed to learn that your order for garlic bread was missed. The comment from your waiter regarding the garlic bread is unacceptable, and we apologize for the lack of professionalism. This issue is being addressed with our staff to ensure that all interactions with our guests are always respectful and courteous. We appreciate your understanding and hope that you'll give us another chance to exceed your expectations. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention.

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  26. JessicaW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The entire experience was very disappointing. We were seated in a very cramped corner table with a service door behind my husband. The door was used several times and the staff had to squeeze in between my husband’s chair and the door. A glass of wine was very overpriced compared to the other local restaurants we visited. A bottle that retails for $10 cost $17 a glass. Our server was slow and not attentive. We requested extra butter for the bread three times and we never received it. We waited over an hour for our food and when it finally arrived my meal was cold. I didn’t want to wait any longer, so I canceled my order. We will not return.
    Il PortoResponded on February 15, 2024
    Every guest deserves to feel comfortable and have ample space to enjoy their meal without disruptions, and we apologize this was not your experience. Regarding the pricing of the wine, we strive to offer fair and competitive pricing for all our menu items, and are reviewing our pricing structure to ensure it aligns with industry standards. We understand how frustrating waiting for your food must have been, and we regret that we did not meet your expectations. Your feedback will be shared with our culinary team to address these issues and ensure they do not happen again. We're disappointed to hear that you do not plan to return to our restaurant. We understand and respect your decision, but do hope we have the chance to redeem ourselves. Thank you for your feedback, we truly appreciate it.

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  27. cafe

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We brought out of town guests for dinner and we were not disappointed! The seafood special was exceptional. Great service, quiet corner and good food at a reasonable price 👍👍👍

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  28. PaulM

    Washington DC

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always the best. I really enjoy the Saturday brunch. My favorite!

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  29. KimberleyH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I have always had good experiences ordering online and doing pickups, so an in person dining experience was something we looked forward to, and unfortunately was not the best. A few things to keep in mind: reservations were made birthday celebration was informed of prior and once seated a wedding reception was going on at the same time there was no room for entrees and 2 appetizers at the very small table Initially, thought the server was attentive and that quickly went downhill once appetizers were received. Our table was not watered after that. It took over an hour to get our entrees, although we asked twice at 40 mins and again at the hour mark and then we were blamed for having not ordered at the same time as our appetizers. The final straw was not getting any recognition of the birthday celebration and a check over $400 for the four of us. The food is always good, and the chicken fettuccine (first time having, usually get the lasagna) lacked flavor and pizzaz. Did not get an apology in person, called and got one from the manager. We'll stick with takeout. I recommend them overall, definitely the lasagna and if they are busy, maybe not look for food to come out on time.
    Il PortoResponded on February 15, 2024
    First off, thank you for supporting us through our online orders. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with reservations, especially during a time when you were celebrating a birthday. It's disappointing to hear that the atmosphere was impacted by a wedding reception, and we regret any discomfort this may have caused. Regarding the table size and the delay in receiving your entrees, we apologize for the inconvenience. Every guest should feel comfortable and have ample space to enjoy their meal, and we're sorry this was not the case for you. Your concerns have been noted, and we will address them with our team to ensure that they do not happen again. We're grateful for your understanding and we hope that you'll consider giving us another chance in the future.

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  30. ScottyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have always loved Il Porto and while waiter was very kind - we were not offered the restaurant week menu and had forgotten about it. We asked when bill was delivered but waiter said they don't offer it you have to ask. Was a little disappointing as seems like price has gone up considerably. Glass of wine was $17 - don't remember that in past and salad was $15 and would prefer a smaller salad to accompany dinner and less expensive. A quaint place and like ambiance.
    Il PortoResponded on January 25, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback! We're committed to continuously improving the Il Porto experience, and your feedback helps us achieve that. We apologize for the oversight regarding the Restaurant Week menu. It is our goal to make guests aware of all available options, and we will be reviewing our procedures to ensure that this doesn't happen again. Regarding the pricing, we understand your concerns. Our menu prices reflect current market prices and the ongoing economic pressure of inflation. However, we do strive to offer high-quality ingredients and generous portions that reflect the value associated with Il Porto's dining experience. We hope you'll give us another chance to show you the true potential of our hospitality and menu.

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  31. MikeA

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love this place! We tried restaurant week for lunch. Pasta dishes were so good (Blush sause with penne, sausage and mushrooms and the chicken marsala with spaghetti). Paired with a glass of wine! Great service too!

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  32. CurtisG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for a date - nice cozy ambiance inside, good service and the food has always been excellent.

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  33. CarolineB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner! The food was very good and the ambience was lovely. The table was a bit too large to be able to talk to everyone in our group of 7, but we still had a great time. I will return to this restaurant!

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  34. lisag

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant. We all loved it. Our servers were very knowledgeable and friendly. Dessert were amazing! We will be back

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  35. PaulM

    Washington DC

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food preparation and service was exceptional. Always a good time.

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  36. DaveS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited for my wife's 50th birthday. Got off to a shaky start because as we were seated, some guy was talking on his mobile, oblivious and uncaring to anyone in the restaurant. Easily remedied with a quick table change. Raef was our server and everything changed to delightful and accommodating with his great attention and service! It ended up being a great dining experience and topped off with some of the best tiramisu we've had in a very long time!

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  37. StephenC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time back at Il Porto in many years. It was outstanding overall, but it is also on the expensive side. Nonetheless the combination of superb service and excellent food made it a highly enjoyable experience.

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  38. AddisonP

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not sure if the kitchen/bar was backed up or not, but service was slow. Friendly server, maybe too many tables at once was the issue. Not impressed with my dish. Friend said their food was not hot. Sent garlic break back because it was very black/burnt. Tables packed in so tight it was very hard to get through. I don't blame them because it was too cold for them to serve outdoor tables, but it did take away from the ambiance and also contribute to noise. Cool building-might go back at a different time and order something else to give it a second try. My espresso martinis were delicious--they just took extended periods to receive. Great, convenient location!
    Il PortoResponded on January 16, 2024
    We sincerely apologize for any shortcomings you encountered during your visit. We regret to hear about the challenges you faced with slow service, the seating arrangement, and issues with the dishes. We understand the importance of a seamless and enjoyable dining experience, and it is disheartening to learn that we fell short on this occasion. Thank you for your positive note about the espresso martinis, and we're pleased they were a highlight despite the extended wait. Rest assured, we are actively addressing the issues you raised with our staff to ensure that necessary improvements are made. We value your patronage, and we would be honored to have the opportunity to make amends. If you choose to return, we will do everything in our power to ensure a more enjoyable dining experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my daughter’s birthday. It was amazing experience. The service was excellent, delicious food and the manager was so kind and welcoming. We will definitely be back again. Thank you!

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  40. TamikaJ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant! Although from Cleveland Ohio, we frequent the DMV and Love everything about Old Town…especially ll Porto! Thank you for accommodating our special occasion!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Il Porto does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Il Porto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 836-8833.

Il Porto is rated 4.4 stars by 2265 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Il Porto

121 King street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional information

  • Cross street
    N.Lee
  • Neighborhood
    Alexandria
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available or there is a parking garage located right behind the restaurant on Lee Street. Colonial Parking $10.00 flat rate. Also there is a parking garage one block away from the restaurant on Fairfax Street. City Hall Parking Garage after 5:00 p.m. $2.00 flat rate.
  • Public transit
    King Street Metro stop, about 16 blocks away from the restaurant. Free Trolley shuttle from King Street Metro to the restaurant
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Miguel Ferman
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 836-8833
  • Private party facilities
    Il Porto has a beautifully remodeled second floor with a separate bar that can accommodate up to 120 guests. Our wait staff is very well experienced in dealing with any type of large groups.
  • Private party contact
    Wali Zadran: (703) 836-8833
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