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Il Porto

4.5
952 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
LUNCH: Mon – Sat 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

BRUNCH: Sunday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

DINNER: Mon – Thurs 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Fri – Sat 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Phone number
(703) 836-8833
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlos Campos
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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.
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Private party contact
Wali Zadran: (703) 836-8833
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N.Lee
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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.
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Public transit
King Street Metro stop, about 16 blocks away from the restaurant. Free Trolley shuttle from King
Street Metro to the restaurant
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 952 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAcaciaK (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Just good food and great almosphere. I would only recommend that if you are not too busy, to slow down service. Our waiter was great but, we were there to just relax and in no hurry to eat right away. We should have mentioned that...the wine and food were fabulous.

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VisitingNY (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was fabulous; service was ok

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

My girlfriend loved the place. We will be back in the future.

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ScottM (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food, nice atmosphere and attentive service. I would go there again.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was awesome!!

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JakeH (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was really good and our waiter, I believe his name was Felipe, was excellent. Perfect place to go for a date night or special occasion.

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AWESOMENESS (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great experience

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Shirley (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I went for Valentines Day. He got one of the “specials”. The food was good but the portion was very small. The menu seemed to be limited and the portions smaller compared to when we were there in December. We were disappointed but will probably try it again.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I've eaten here about a half dozen times over the last 10 years. Always a good experience. Tonight though they seemed a bit rushed to clear our table and see us on our way. We were there early - before 5 pm; hardly any customers in the place. The food came quickly - no problem with that. We finished dessert and I really wanted to just relax a moment and have a cappuccino. But without asking "Will there be anything else," and without notice, the check was quickly put in the table. I didn't even get a chance to ask for coffee. I'm sure they would have brought some but I felt rushed, so we left.

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BonnieP (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Had dinner here for the first time on Saturday night and it was amazing! From the atmosphere to our waiter to the wine to the food. Perfect from start to finish. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a window seat which was very cozy and romantic and great for people watching outside on the street. The food was excellent and the service was perfect!

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CatherineR 
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

I brought a Singles Dinner Group of 12 to II Porto for Restaurant Week. The food, service, and atmosphere were pretty near perfection. Truly the best lasagna I have ever had. Their Restaurant Week menu did not excite any of us, so we all ordered off the regular menu. That was a bit of a disappointment, but most of us were very happy with our entrees, although the specials were a bit pricey, and not great. All in all, I look forward to coming back.

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BarbaraG (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely atmosphere in beautiful old building in Alexandria. Had the perfect table next to the window with a nicce view of King Street. Would definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

the food was superb! authentic Italian, great apetizers and wines. The ambiance was also authentic italian - -wait staff was fantasctic and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food, wine, and service was amazing. Will highly recommend this restaurant to everyone coming to old town

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