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Laporta's Restaurant

1383 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 683-6313
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Douglas Laporta
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Cross street
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Parking details
Free evening parking in enclosed garage
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Public transit
King Street Metro one block away
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Laporta’s is committed to presenting the very best in local jazz. Bringing a variety of the best available singers and musicians to our stage nightly for over twenty years. Featured are regular performances by such highly acclaimed singers as Sharon Clark, Patrice Ferris and Ester Haynes. Laporta’s books a range of Jazz styles from Be Bop and Scat, vocal standards, Jazz Fusion, Dixieland and Gospel,Live performances occur nightly during dinner service and after, seven nights a week.
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Special events & promotions
Jazz nightly. Monday/Tuesday Two entrees/bottle of wine $28.99
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1383 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Was seated between two tables with louder conversations, hostess noted us looking at more secluded table and immediately offered us to move, we gladly accepted, server was very attentive and came outside after us with my forgotten glasses case.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

LaPorta's had good food, good music, and was overall a great experience. My wife and I came here for our first wedding anniversary and loved the music, our server Miana was wonderful, and the Monday/Tuesday deal (even though we didn't get it) can't be beat! Can't recommend it highly enough.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Got the special and food wasn’t great but not horrible. Live piano was nice. Service was mediocre.

5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Had yellow fin tuna which was chefs special. Very good. Nice traditional jazz live music for ambiance. Seafood pasta was also excellent.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Nice atmosphere, great food!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The live jazz is a plus. Make sure you try the onion tart appetizer. I was pleasantly surprised.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The ambiance is extremely dated without being hip. On a Saturday night at 8, there's an old man playing cello, another old man playing piano, and a middle-aged man crooning old-man classics like "Lady from Ipanema." Yet, they don't play up the oldster them very well. The cocktail menu, which is small, does not contain a single classic. Instead, there are poorly thought-out and poorly-made variants on the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, margarita, etc. The service is slow. The food is ordinary. The wine is by-the-glass and not very good. The pricing isn't over-the-top and, if you happen to be staying at that hotel or can't get the mile or so to the walkable part of Old Town for some reason, it's not a terrible experience. But, with so many great options so close, there's no other good reason to eat at Laporta's.

vipNora (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We love this restaurant and always go when we’re in town. We’ve introduced many friends to it and they are always pleased with the food, the service, and the live music which still permits conversation.

vipNora (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in Alexandria. We love the food, the service and the live music.

Earle (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We were there for Valentines day they had a jazz band that was really good ]. Our seating was a little close to the band so it was hard to talk and enjoy the food. The food was good. I had the hanger steak and macaroni and cheese very tasty. Overall great time and ambiance.