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Laporta's Restaurant

4.6
1948 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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4.7
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ginny
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a charming place with wonderful service and delicious food. We had the pasta with clams and shrimp, salmon with dill cream sauce over pasta, the pork belly appetizer, buratta, and 2 delicious desserts. Nice jazz combo playing on a Sunday. Parking garage right next door. Stop by.

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SueinAlexandria
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our food, service and the restaurant. They are a bit unfriendly in accommodating their promotions, which I’ve noticed for a long time.

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VeryDisappointed
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

I was very disappointed in my experience here. We had the charcuterie, which was mediocre. I had the trout, which was mealy and bland. Service was slow. I would not return.

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is my first visit to LaPorta's since the COVID lockdown began in March 2020. Before that, and last night, I attended whenever my daughter and her supporting musicians were the entertainers, and expect to do so in the future. I enjoy the food and ambience, but have no other reason for eating out.

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vipAlexandra
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was incredible!

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vipShayneS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We went back after a very long (18 month) absence and were not disappointed my date had a very nice broiled haddock and I had the rockfish, both with some of the best grilled asparagus I have ever had. Naturally, with the Chateau Vieux Chateau Palon Montagne St. Emilion, 2017 to wash it down with. Thank you great to have a nice change.

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TimS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, exceptional service, and great music from the Satin Dolls....

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vipRickieD
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, prices and service staff. Delightful food and nightly music.

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Baird
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent, as was the sangria special. Only drawback was the music. The musicians were talented, but we did not care for the jazz styling.

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EugeneI
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best jazz and cuisine. Atmosphere is perfect! Food is delicious! Couldn't ask for a better dining/music experience. Very clean and well spaced... we felt completely safe and can't wait to come back!!!

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SarahB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and live jazz. Will be sure to be a regular go to since they have live jazz 7 days a week!

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vipFlowJo
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Made reservations for outside dining, and was seated at a table in n the corner away from every other diner. Received water and menus and although the waiter saw us and made eye contact, no one ever came back to the table. We waited for 25 minutes and decided to leave. When we told the hostess we were leaving and why she just stared at us like a deer in headlights. Perhaps the food is good but I guess we will never know.

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Rachel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service, food, and entertainment was off the chart excellent. The only suggestion i would make is the restaurant itself is overdue for a makeover. Other than that I would highly recommend.

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vipDonL
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to get a wide selection of food and drinks. Everything we had was delicious.

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vipJfe1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I haven't been here in about five years. But the food was good and my favorite dessert was delicious.

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Victor
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner during a live performance. Very good experience not too loud, but the music came across clearly. Food was good, staff was very friendly

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Flint
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I have been regular customers at LaPorta for many years. It's a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, with good food, great service, live low key entertainment, and friendly owners.

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Oanela
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We have been to Laportas several times and it was always our favorite, however this time we found it overpriced, underserved and somewhat confusing re the cost of wine due to having two menus with a wine incentive. We also ordered the halibut and were served a portion that even embarrassed us it was so tiny (could have fit in the palm of a small hand) for $33 which is the reason that we won't be back. Flavors are great, portions other than pasta are just not worth the cost. We understand that restaurants have gone through a bad time but can't justify paying $400 for 3 under portioned meals and 2 bottles of wine that we thought were going to be around $20 each. Anyway, a shame, hopefully they will understand that overcharging customers to get their profits back up may be a successful strategy in the short run but doesn't engender return business or loyalty.

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vipElizabethK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service.

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eric
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was bland, visually not exceptional. No attempt was made to inquire why most of the food on my plate wasn’t eaten.

Prices on Yelp were lower than actual prices. Server graciously offered to ensure lunch prices which were higher on items ordered.

Staff was nice. Ambience was dated.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Expectations Not Met.

I was welcomed and seated promptly, the server did not provide his name but an overall decent server knowledge about the menu. The first cocktail had grey goose pear it in, it was on their menu, and it was not diluted enough (shaken). Then I order a regular old fashioned / to much middle cherries, and simple syrup. Not enough bourbon or bitters. Out of all the old fashioneds I ordered this has to have been the worst. Then for my entree, their was a piece of a metal scrub brush in my linguine, the server confirmed what it was. I did see a manager present, and he did not come over to speak. Not sure if he was knowledgeable on what was happening at my table and the non-satisfaction I had.

Lastly, dessert came out their “award winning carrot cake”it came with buttercream frosting rather than cream cheese frosting. The butter cream frosting lacked confectionary’s sugar. The cake was also dense and slightly dry.

I am looking for a manager to reach out to me.

Thank you.

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vipAnitaE
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seafood was perfectly cooked and all our dishes were tasty... super happy

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vipJfamily
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a lovely dinner. Outdoor seating is shaded and pretty. Enjoyed very much!

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CB1217
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Outstanding service - attentive but not annoying. We will be back.

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Angelcoach
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything nice.
Nice music
Nice people
Nice food
Nice sound system outdoor patio.

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vipAKay
Oklahoma City
41 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience! Go for the live music and stellar food. Stay for the relaxed sense of community. Definitely order dessert.

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Ladysosweet
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! I had the salmon with mango salsa and it was moist and flavorful. My husband had the cheese ravioli and the homemade mushrooms sauce 😋

Options for everyone!

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Butch
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was great. Lots of good live music too.

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SuzanneH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time. We’ll definitely be back. It’s a unique experience.

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AmyY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time there went to hear the jazz, but was seated in the bar area. We could hear it but would have liked to have been in the same room. Food was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were seated outside across the public drive to the parking garage, which is fine but when you are paying $35 and $39 for two entrees plus an appetizer, salad/soup and a dessert, they needed additional servers to ensure we weren’t left hanging on the sidewalk across from the restaurant waving ppl down for another glass of wine. After all, we weren’t grabbing a couple of beers and a bowl of mussels where you expect a more casual level of service. The food was delicious and the presentation was gorgeous and we enjoyed talking to our server when he was able to take a minute to chat. The live music was great since it was piped outdoors. We will give them a try again soon! Thx!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Mother’s Day

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HenniF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have heard good things about La Porta's but sadly did not experience it ourselves. Not all items were available on the menu (saw workers carrying bags of Wholefoods groceries next door in the restaurant several times). The mussels were rancid and not washed as there was sand/grit in them and the seafood salad contained a boiled fish with no seasoning on it and it tasted frozen. We also waited a very long time for our food, but our server was very nice and helpful. Their homemade Coconut cake was excellent - the best thing we had. We thought the quality of the food did not match the very high pricetag. We probably won't be returning because of the poor quality and high price.

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Brunch2021
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Laporta's and we were really impressed. We went there for Mother's Day brunch. They accommodated our request to sit outside for COVID safety and they have ample seating and spacing to make you feel very comfortable. Our server was excellent, very attentive to our every need. We had the Mother's Day pre-fix menu and we all enjoyed our selections. The food was excellent quality. The desserts were huge. Great restaurant, we will be back.

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SteveW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a sumptuous Mother's Day brunch in a beautiful socially-distanced atmosphere with excellent service from a welcoming attentive staff. Can't wait to go back soon! Thanks!

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vipNickname
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother's Day brunch – excellent food, services, and live, soft piano music

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ANON
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality eats and strong atmosphere. Menu could use a little more diversity

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vipnu2charlotte
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Will definitely return! Only downside last night was it was quite warm as they were having issues with the AC.

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LorraineS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and the food was excellent. This was our first time dining at Laporta's. We will definitely go back again. Everything was perfect.

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Laporta's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1948 OpenTable diners.

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