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Laporta's Restaurant

4.8
1904 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Laporta’s restaurant is the ideal place for extraordinary food in a casual, comfortable setting. Laporta’s has an attentively serviced contemporary dining room perfect for a romantic evening out or any other special occasion, combined with an adjoining intimate Jazz lounge. Relax and listen to the live jazz featured nightly. The lounge has the warmth and friendly feel of a local’s bar yet with the same excellence of service and consistency of food quality that defines our dining room and exemplifies the restaurant as a whole. The menu features inventive fresh seafoods and hearty pastas complemented by the provincial-style desserts of Margaret Laporta.

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Starting May 9, 2021

Mother’s day: 3 course Brunch $59.99 11-4pm. Kids menu $19.99 Live piano 11-4 -- $39.99 curbside Brunch 11-4pm-- FREE parking all day-- Dinner: Full Regular ala carte dinner menu (kids menu available) Live Jazz trio 6-9pm

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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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vipLarryG
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first time here after many visits to Old Town. Made a 5:30 reservation via OpenTable and arrived a bit early. Seated immediately - inside and socially distanced. Ian, our waiter, took cocktail orders and graciously answered all our questions about the menu - and helped us make our entre choices. The Manhattans were superb - as was Ian's attentiveness and demeanor. The jazz trio began to play about half way through our meal. Delightful. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinners - and declined dessert as the portions more than satisfied. We will definitely return to Laporta's.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was me and my friend’s second time coming to this restaurant this time we were celebrating his birthday and food is always amazing frank was a waiter twice .... the live jazz was great I really love this place it’s a must please book this place is a consistent place I will book every chance I get lol 😂 but yes Laporta’s is the best the restaurant the atmosphere everything awesome love the chefs and staff !!!!! Phenomenal thanks guys for servicing us again xo.

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Butch
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & drinks. The bartender, Maile did an excellent job makingbsure I had everything I needed.

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JamesC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, a bit pricey, but worth it, especially when there is music!

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YvetteD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice intimate place to eat with live piano music softly playing. Parking is right next to restaurant and free after hours. If your looking for an adult place with great food and wonderful atmosphere, you'll love this place.

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Philip
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice cozy Italian eatery in great proximity to our hotel. Staff was helpful and a nice wine selection is offered. Everyone enjoyed their meals!

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Jaharri
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

This restaurant is a precious jewel.
They have live music on Saturdays and it's Great music.

My food was excellent and my server was friendly. He actually suggested the mahi-mahi and it was so good. I will order it again. The whole place felt cozy and warm.

I will be back.

Jaharri

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vipSeriousFoodie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Laporta’s does not disappoint.
The almond crusted mahi-mahi with jalapeño cream sauce was delicious.
The entire evening was even better thanks to awesome Jazz with Sharon Clark, Vince Evans, and Eric Harper.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My overall experience was great. Our waiter was very attentive. The food was absolutely scrumptious!

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out2eat
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening meal with a jazz ensemble on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters and I went for a late Easter dinner while staying in the Alexandria area for the weekend. The food was divine, the atmosphere was beautiful, as we sat outside amongst the heat lamps and Easter balloon decorations, and our waiter was perfect! We had a lovely time and will definitely return when we are in the area again.

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Soulfood
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, a bit pricey for brunch though.

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BKP1
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great easter brunch and the service was great. Loved sitting outside the patio is heated is needed.

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CameronM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Flank steak was a little over BBQ flavored and not enough bourbon. Rest of dishes were very good. Music gave great atmosphere.

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vipkathleen
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as well as a great jazz trio providing live music.

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vipSeriousFoodie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with the hubby is always fabulous at Laporta’s!

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FunBirthday
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local gem located in my backyard. Amazing food and wonderful entertainment!

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vipRitaM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Laporta's never disappoints, and their efforts to keep diners and staff safe make me feel very comfortable eating there, indoors or outdoors.

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HoustonFoodie
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best cheesecake I've had in a long time, excellent service, and great quality food.

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out2eat
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating on the patio. The french toast was exceptional with fruit compote. It was encrusted in oatmeal which gave it a unique texture and flavor. The seafood crepe had tilapia, shrimp, and salmon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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vipJessicaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had drinks and snacks with some friends on the patio, which was perfect. It's so nice to have a space set aside from the street so you're not dealing with very much car noise exhaust fumes, etc. The heaters kept us nice and warm. The food and drinks were delicious, service was excellent, and we'll be back soon!

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LoriS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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AshantiK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and so was the service, will definitely be back again.

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out2eat
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet minion was done perfectly. The Flash fried ostiaries were a nice appetizer.

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BobM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding atmosphere, excellent live jazz, creative and tasty food, and very attentive staff. Our go-to for romantic dinners.

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vipMike
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day was a joy at LaPorta's. The food was original and excellently prepared. The service was very personable -- almost a family atmosphere -- and very responsive. LaPorta's also has a jazz band playing that is perfect in volume and pace. Probably the best experience we've had in many years. Well done!

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KevinL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Once you start eating, you won’t totally regret your decision.

Dislikes:
-For desert we had a trio that included a red velvet cupcake, fruit tartlet, and mini cheesecake. It was dry and boring. Plating wasn’t really thoughtful either. Ive had better from the grocery store bakery.
-Paper hearts in the windows and walls made me feel like I was in a school cafeteria
-Decor is dated. Tables and chairs are pretty scuffed up yand the upholstery is kind of dirty looking. Feels like an old hotel conference room.
-You can’t identify the staff from the guests. At first I thought a random man walked up to our table to talk to us, which made for an awkward pause. He had on blue jeans and a striped sweater.
-They give you 3 or 4 different paper menus which makes your table chaotic.
-They have huge fresh bouquets of flowers but they didn’t think to separate the bouquets and put them on each table. Instead, they put giant tall bouquets on the tables you’re not allowed to sit at. I thought that was weird. Even if I had one pretty Rose in a vase I would have been happy.

Likes:
-The baked bread basket was yummy. Especially the biscuits and pumpkin bread.
-Starter was a big shared salad and crab dip. Wow! You get tons of crab meat and it doesn’t taste like your typical Old Bay crab dip. It tastes better. It had a freshness to it and the almond slices were a nice touch. I could have licked the bowl.
-For our entree we had French toast and Steak and Eggs. The French toast is thick and fluffy and has a nutty crunch on the outside. The fruit is well balanced.
-Steak was cooked perfectly and the Hollandaise was flavorful. They give you a large helping of fluffy eggs and seasoned potatoes.
-The live music wasn’t to loud but loud enough that people can’t hear you having a conversation at the next table. I really loved the live pianist and the vibe it brought into the space.
-The restroom is clean and simple

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TrevorG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the service was amazing and loved the live jazz music.

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vipAlexandrian
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal-- pork chop was delicous as well as the crab dip and salad. The live music was a bonus-- and made for a lovely evening. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and service is very good.

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Renzo
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my visit, service was great, food was great and most of all thr ambience was perfect. I also enjoyed live entertainment.

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vipkrisb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food, had the Restaurant Week menu. It was disturbing that our waiters mask was continually below his nose when he would come to our table.
It made us extremely uncomfortable.

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KemG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and entertainment were overwhelming, not to mention the food. Couldn't have had a better night

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vipArlingtoneater
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food.

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vipAndyBoy
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Virginia Restaurant week: a friend and I decided to have lunch out. It was a very good lunch for the price! We enjoyed all three courses of our lunch. Ian was friendly and attentive. There were not too many tables filled in the dining room due to COVID guidelines. I ordered the Tutte Mare which was excellent. Since I worry about sand in clam shells(not that theirs would have any), Ian mentioned they also had chopped clams to use in my dish if I preferred. I took him up on his offer and it did not change the flavor of my meal. The shrimp was delicious as well. Dessert was wonderful. I had the Tiramisu which was delicious! The dining room tables for lunch had no tablecloths. The tables not used for lunch did. Maybe they were the dinner? Not sure but having a tablecloth would have been nice.

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vipMelissaD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine tasting/pairing is my favorite date night in town! The customer service is absolutely top notch and the food has no competition. Every dish, even the small paired plates, are elevated and five star. Love, love these innovative wine tastings!

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vipAlexandrian
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant week meal, at an Old Town Alexandria place we had not been to in a while. Great food, good service! Thanks.

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vipArlingtoneater
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food well prepared and presented

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vipSeriousFoodie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laporta’s never disappoints! The food is always delicious and prepared perfectly. The service is superior.

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Laporta's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1904 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.