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For 2
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Wed, 1/17
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Il Porto

4.5
930 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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What 930 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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Experience (Houston)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

Restaurant had a great fire place we sat by and the whole second floor is impressive. Bathrooms are nice and clean.

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DaveP (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Restaurant was cold inside, food was bland, Risotto had peppers in it ?? Wouldn't recommend. Service was good but that was the only positive.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

The service and food were amazing, will definitely be going back!!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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EDDIE (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

So overall nothing to rave about the red sauce was bland. The eggplant was undercooked. The first course salad was skimpy. My ravioli was ok. My wife’s fettuccini alfredo was boring and bland.

Service was awesome Fidel did a nice job.

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RobInRlgh (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Great place - whilst service was quick felt too Rushed for new years eve yet there were multiple tables empty as we finished about 8:30 - staff was attentive at all times. Just slow it down a bit to savour Italian cuisine like it should be -

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Scotty40 (San Antonio)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Very good food and a very quaint location. Close to the waterfront in old town Alexandria.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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JohnB (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Repeat/returning customer. Always enjoy on New Years Eve. This visit didn't disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Repeat visit for us. Great Italian food and ambiance. Highly recommend for romantic dinners.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
N.Lee
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(703) 836-8833
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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
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine