Laporta's Restaurant

4.6
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

3 course dinner $89.00 per person 4-8:45 pm. Ala carte menu of chef Doug Laporta's specials offered after 9:00. Live Jazz and love songs with vocalist Patrice Ferris and the Satin Doll Trio 6-11 (cover), Free Parking. Contact restaurant 703.683.6313 or our Facebook page for menu details

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1750 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The halibut was delicious. Chickenevolotine was also very good. It’s a bit on the pricey side but good for a special occasion

B
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music! Great food! Good ambience!

GS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent, the service was attentive, and it was a relaxed experience. I would definitely recommend LaPortas and will return.

HC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you only had time for one Restaurant Week lunch, Laporta's should be your choice. The best value in town. Great food and service.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Ladies Luncheon out day was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and our waitress was very attentive. We had a great time.

OH
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Monday & Tuesday night special for two for $35 is a great deal, and it includes a bottle of house wine (we splurged for a half-price bottle from the wine list).

Service was very nice, although the food from the Monday/Tuesday specials menu was average. The regular menu looked better. We'll give that a try the next time we visit.

DC
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Appreciate all the efforts Ralph Laporta and staff made to accommodate our group of 6 with varied seating and culinary requirements during busy restaurant week. Ian was personable and a terrific server [give this guy a raise! :) ] He explained all the (many!) options available, made great suggestions, was attentive without being intrusive and merited high praise from the hosts. Laporta's Monday night "2 Entrees + a bottle of house wine" list is a bargain and the a la carte menu has enough choices to satisfy even the pickiest eater.

GR
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Hostess had zero personality. Live jazz music was very nice, but the rest of the dinning room’s ambiance was not nothing special and somewhat cold. The server was just fine. The food was underwhelming and/or mediocre at best - rather overpriced too.
The restaurant’s parking was unclear: free parking at the parking garage next door on the weekends, or only street parking?

G
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in old town. The steak was cooked to perfection and the flavor was outstanding. Even the broccoli as a side was superb. The wine is a bit pricey. Service was great, even refilled our wine glasses when they got low.

B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Restaurant week: INCREDIBLE VALUE. Excellent food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and servive

RM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was great & the live jazz band was definitely the icing on the cake! This fancy place is awesome! We went for restaurant week & we were truly impressed!

DO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our meals but it was so loud we could not talk to each other. Granted we are between 71-81 years of age and were celebrating a birthday so we wanted to talk more. We will come again but before the music starts and will ask for a table in the back.
Suzanne Davidson

AS
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always fabulous food and fabulous service. Just a bit too noisy for conversation, especially once the music starts. I think next time I will request a table on the side without the music, hoping it will help with the noise level.

A
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the waiter and he made great food suggestions. The Mahi Mahi was awesome.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service we're fantastic. We went for my husband's birthday during Restaurant week. The hostess wished him Happy birthday as we walked in the door. The waiter was very attentive and the food and portions were great. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

JS
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We tried this for restaurant week and likely to return. Lobster bisque was mediocre at best with a thin tasteless broth and no lobster in it (and this was a $5 up charge). Halibut over green chili was also lacking in flavor. Minimal wine selection and $9 for a small glass of mediocre wine. My desert was good but unfortunately my friend's tiramisu was not because it was drenching something similar to Hershey's syrup. Server was nice but somewhat inattentive but not his fault- he had too many tables. Food delivery was very slow too.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant week visit. It was all good.

M
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious, but very rich food. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the live performance.

GT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We planned an evening out with Neighbors to celebrate the new year and decided on the date based on the entertainment venue. When asked when she would start, the waitress was vague and then when someone else started singing, I asked was she the warm up for the show and after some time the waitress came back to tell us that she would not be performing. we were also disappointed with the waitress who gave us the specials with no pricing and when asked several times she had to go check. When we asked her how many pieces were in a particular Entree she would not answer saying she couldn't say. She was also unnecessarily laud

KA
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite late night New Years Eve dinner spot. The music food and service are always excellent. We enjoy being close to home yet out for an elegant evening. Even with a limited menu they always hit the mark. Thank you for an outstanding evening. The Laporta family is amazing.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year celebration

GD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Food and service excellent. Free. Parking.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal with great jazz

H
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner was wonderful. That said it was extremely loud and crowded when we arrived for our 8pm reservation...better by about 8:30. Also, I called ahead about having a guest with a wheelchair but no one told me to go in the back. once we got in, your staff had to ask 3 people to get up from their meal and move chairs just to get my friend in the restaurant. We were then seated in the bar area where we couldn’t hear the jazz. Food was excellent and we had an enjoyable time overall.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. Also they have live music every day.

LW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was way over priced, portions were extremely small and the food quality was poor. Not worth the money.

K
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorites! Wonderful to have pianist playing Christmas music that night as well.

FA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday brunch before concert at the Masonic Temple.

n
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As is usually the case, we had a delightful dinner. Food was excellent and the service was terrific. We will continue to spend special events there.

DS
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Live music was too loud. When asked to turn it down the band didn’t. Waitress was great and food was good.

D
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good wine!

WC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Made reservation indicating birthday celebration. No acknowledgement was given.

M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was special, well proportioned and tasty. Fankie, our server was very friendly and attentive. We will be back.

J
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been to Laporta's several times. Food is always good. If you arrive 7PM+ is always a good time to hear some music. Monday and Tuesday are the best days to visit, because of their entrees and bottle of wine for $30.

SM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ian our waiter was fantastic. Really made the night special.

LW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, a neighborhood favorite for us. We can always count on consistently good food and service when entertaining out of town guests. The music is good but we can still carry on conversation. Thank you Laporta's!

G
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reliable go-to restaurant with consistently good food, stellar service and enjoyable live entertainment.

D
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A hidden gem in the DMV! Well worth the trek into VA. After two dining experiences, I have not been disappointed!

a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went out for date night and specifically wanted to hear some live music. We got there a little early, and although there were clearly many empty tables, we were told to wait in the bar until they could seat us. About 10 minutes later we sat at a table that was open when we first got there, and I was worried being very close to the band that it might be too loud. The music level was fine throughout the room and we could have a normal conversation with no trouble. The pre-meal bread was pretty plain, but we ordered two of the specials and they were fantastic. 2 specials, 2 glasses of wine was about $100, right in line with what I expected. Desserts looked fantastic, but the entrees were enough. Great place, make reservations and enjoy.