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About Il Porto
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.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
King Street Metro stop, about 16 blocks away from the restaurant. Free Trolley shuttle from King
Street Metro to the restaurant
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Il Porto Ratings and Reviews
Our dining experience was fantastic. My wife and I ordered the Seafood Special, lobster ravioli with shrimp and scallops and we both considered it to be of the best quality. Overall, we believe our evening to have been one of our best dining experiences. The service was excellent, especially from our server, Terek, who took great care of us. We highly recommend this restaurant.
Everyone should try Il Porto!!! As always, we had another great experience at Il Porto. They went of their way to comfortably accommodate 6 of us for a nice Fathers' Day dinner. Great ambiance, food, and wine. The server was very attentive and timely - and they do not try to rush you out the door. This is the only restaurant that seems to connect well with Open Table reservations. We had such a great and memorable evening with friends who raved about Il Porto after they left and would come back again. The best restaurant in Old Town!
The seating at a unsuitable table started what was supposed to be a special outing for two couples, on a somewhat negative note. However, the food was excellent and the service once seated was attentive and professional. The upper dining room was quiet and had a good atmosphere.
Our daughter was celebrating her 21st birthday and chose Il Porto (where we've dined as a family many times before). As always, the entire evening was outstanding. Our waiter, Kevin, was exceptional--very pleasant and helpful. I had the salmon special covered in crabmeat and lobster sauce, which was delicious. Everyone (8 of us!) all enjoyed their meals, which included the filet mignon special, scallopini alla saltimbocca (one of my favorites), fettucine alfredo, chicken piccata and pasta arogosta. All delicious. Wine was superb, and they surprise our daughter with a piece of tiramisu, singing "Happy Birthday" as they delivered it to the table. A splendid evening. I lived in Naples, Italy for three years ... this is authentic Italian dining at its best.
We had guests for the week and chose Il Porto for one of our dinners. One of us was in a wheelchair and the restaurant was very accommodating. We sat at a table in the front of the first level, so we had a nice view of King Street and could people watch easily. The staff was very nice and the food was wonderful. Everyone was happy.
We were celebrating a friends' 70th birthday and it was our first time at Il Porto. A very nice, cozy restaurant and the food was delicious.
I was a little disappointed in that the incorrect menus were on the table when we arrived. Two of the six arrived before 4p and the remaining 4 arrived shortly thereafter. We ordered from the lunch menu and since the remaining 4 arrived after 4p, we were charged the dinner prices. When the manager apologized that since 4 arrived after 4p, he would have to charge the dinner prices. For customer satisfaction, I think he should have just given us the lunch prices, however since it was a group and we were celebrating her birthday, no one voiced their opinion, but disappointed. Next time, we will probably go to one of the other restaurants. There were 3 or 4 Italian restaurants on the block.
The food was good and a good value, and the service was friendly but not overly attentive. Didn't quite go the extra mile… Couldn't divide the dishes we were sharing in the kitchen, and returned our used silverware rather than replacing for the next course. Breadbasket lined paper rather than cloth. Little things that keep it from being better .
We had another great experience at Il Porto. Food was great, particularly the Seafood special and the service was top notch. Manager even apologized for not getting over to the table to wish us a happy anniversary...totally unnecessary from my perspective but a very nice gesture.
Went here to celebrate anniversary and it was absolutely amazing! The staff strives to make your night worthwhile. And the food is authentic Italian. The pasta and sauces reminded me of my trip to Italy. Truly authentic! Will be coming back for many years to come!
Excellent selection, excellent service, excellent food in a nice quiet atmosphere! my only issue - the bathroom was on the second floor, up a very long, steep staircase. I'm assuming there must be a handicap bathroom somewhere on the first floor, but it was not offered. OTOH, I didn't ask. I can do the stairs, just prefer not to.
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