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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
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.
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.
We had a great night. Very polished, subtle, friendly and knowledgeable staff who got everything right and left us alone. No one got down on one knee, told us his name was Justin, and asked how we wanted to "kick things off." It was elegant but unpretentious. Fine dining but not stuffy. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. Classic. Traditional Italian food. Every course was very good-excellent. Nice ambiance. (I'm a food writer, restaurant critic, and have spent a lot of time in Italy.)
Went during Restaurant week, great prices, had exceptional service, food and a relaxing time. Was not crowded, we could have a conversation without competing with the music or other diners.
The food was fresh, hot, and delicious.
Michael was attentive and provided the right amount of service.
The calamari was cooked perfectly and the marinara had a bit of a bite!
The Saltimbuca alla Romana was tender and very tasty.
We went during Restaurant Week and were really impressed with this place. Food was fantastic; I ordered off the special menu (3 courses for $35) and my wife ordered off the regular menu. My swordfish was excellent and her veal, delicious. Great service and atmosphere. Best place we ate on our vacation.
The service was wonderful and they had a nice wine list for decent prices. Overall the food was good Italian, a small step about Olive Garden. Portions were smaller sized for the price. Ambiance was cozy and Perfect setting for a cozy dinner. Great location as well.
Great spot. Food was really good, and our waiter was very attentive and friendly. The host, however, did not smile or greet us in a way that made me feel that he welcomed our patronage. The venue is quaint and romantic, and the perfect spot for a date. I would definitely dine there again!!
Considering it was Christmas evening and tons of walk-ins were waiting for a table, the service was excellent and fast. The evening was well staffed...thank you. We had a reservation and were seated tight away. Great spot for good food and casual cozy atmosphere!
This was the third year in a row that we chose Il Porto for our Christmas dinner, and once again, the staff there did not disappoint. We experienced no glitches in service or food, and our waiter, Fidel, could not have been nicer. We know that it can be hard to work on Christmas, and we very much appreciate the efforts of everyone at Il Porto.
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