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Laporta's Restaurant

4.6
1983 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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

NYE 2021 Early Three course supper $59.99/ 4:00 -6:30. LIVE JAZZ: Satin doll Quartet and 3 course dinner $99.99/ 7:00 -1 AM. Ala carte menu in lounge 4:00-11:00 Free Garage Parking overnight Live Jazz 8PM to 1AM Late night bar specials and Champagne SEE MENU ON OUR Facebook page

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Enjoy live jazz & Christmas carols with the Satin Doll Trio in our beautifully decorated dining room. Three course dinner $65.99 of Chef Douglas Laporta’s holiday favorites. Reservations 4:30 - 9 pm FREE PARKING, SEE MENU ON OUR Facebook page (Children under 12 ~ $24.99)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving with family

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RichardV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with great food and music live enjoyable time with my family thank you

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AllenF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best Italian restaurant in old Town Alexandria. They've weathered the pandemic well and offer delicious food and beverages and a great experience overall. Check out the Monday and Tuesday dinner specials

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DEBORAHH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service & the atmosphere was enjoyable! It was a family gathering after more than 2+ years apart!

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CeliaW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet for lunch with excellent service. Food very good. Servers vaccinated.

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vipthepassionatereader
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Hit or miss food--the onion tart and the fried oysters were divine. The portobello mushroom and the lemon tart were mediocre. The hanger steak fell somewhere in between. Our server was lovely and the jazz band was really good.

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vipKimP
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals and absolutely love this place. The menu items are delicious and there is something for everyone. The management is engaged and helpful. We love the warm, romantic ambiance and wonderful live music.

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vipMillie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our lunch and service was quick and courteous. We ate on the patio on a rare beautiful November day.

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SIR1
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of six for a business dinner. We were well taken care of and the food was excellent. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe with jazz pianist, creative recipes, special Monday/Tuesday night menu with wine. Very personable staff. Have come here many times.

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JamesK
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with excellent food, and impressive live music every night.

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SueinAlexandria
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We made a last minute reservation and were seated at a high top in the bar, which felt a little awkward. But we struck up a fun conversation with the couple at the table next to us and had a wonderful evening.

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vipHeatherL
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Had the hanger steak and Mac and cheese. Soooo good. Service top notch. So welcoming!! Can’t wait to come back!!!

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BillR
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just came from The Kennedy Center and this was our first outing since COVID-19. Great dinner after the show. Food was great, Sonny our server was terrific, and the live music was a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic evening. We were there for the wine tasting. Loved it!

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vipLeighAnnR
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place located right next door to Marriott Residence Inn on Duke-little gem hidden away from busy King street. Decor is blast from the past, but that’s the charm of it. Live pianist adds to ambience. Get the pork belly appetizer, you won’t be sorry. The restaurant is split away from bar side, so makes dining alone on business easy and comfortable.

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vipRitaM
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where else in Alexandria can you enjoy a great dinner accompanied by an incredibly talented jazz trio?

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HeatherB
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A friend and I wanted to go somewhere with live music so we tried Laportas. I had the Caribbean salmon which was cooked perfectly. Started with the Lobster Bisque which was flavored well and ended with a Lemon Tart which was fantastic. Service was an great and the live music was a jazzy/Bossa Nova style group. If you’re looking for a young, hipster place this isn’t it. But if you’re looking for great food in a grown up atmosphere give this place a try.

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vipDonna
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was delicious. Margaret’s desserts are out of this world. The music was an added treat.

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vipJess
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

There was no one at the host stand multiple times, so we dined at the bar. Laporta’s reported our reservation as a no-show.

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Monica00
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. Really wonderful dining atmosphere. Live but light music. Try the strawberry mojito and the halibut!!

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viphappy
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable brunch on Sunday with our great grandson. The guitar music was lovely. The menu was interesting and the food was great. The waiter was friendly and helpful. It was the whole package!

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DAVIDD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a not so good experience with two pasta dishes. One we had to ask for extra sauce as the noodles were dry and the other tomato based dish was very acidic.

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vipKevinR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They moved us into the bar area because of the weather. Very helpful but a touch nosy because of it. Overall a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and live music to set the tone. A little dark at our table making it hard to read the menu but overall it was a wonderful experience and an amazing meal.

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Bjdine
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience for everyone. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

I sure hope it was just an off night for our server. The food was excellent, hostess very kind, but server seemed to be going through the motions and barely tolerating the process of talking to us, which was uncomfortable enough to keep us from going back anytime soon when there are so many other fabulous places nearby that have both good food and good service.

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vipAnneL
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are traveling and were very happy to find this restaurant.
We enjoyed the excellent live music it enhanced our dining experience!

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vipFoodLover
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined here with friends on Saturday evening. The menu offered a fine selection of appetizers and pasta/seafood/chicken entrees. Everyone at our table enjoyed the food. Service was good and the entertainment trio was an added bonus. I recommend this restaurant.

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foxydeuce
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, drinks and service! Great ambience and the jazz was a nice addition. Definitely will return

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sunshine
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our party of four had dinner on a Friday night. We all had different drinks and different entrees. Drinks were sangria, vodka cocktail and Pinot Noir. Entrees were ravioli with mushrooms, salmon over fettucini, fish, and hanger steak. All were very good. Server was helpful although a bit chatty. The food came out more quickly than you would expect. There was a jazz trio which was a nice surprise. Evidently they are there every Friday evening. I would definitely recommend this place.

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kathyd
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Good Italian food and great service.

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LindsayL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

While the food was delicious, the service was awful. I’m not sure if our server was hungover or just really unhappy to be there, but it reflected in his attitude throughout the meal. He was inattentive and seemed inconvenienced by our presence. My boyfriend asked for a drink menu at the beginning of our meal, didn’t receive it u til halfway through dinner, and never was asked for a drink order. He also had to eat half his steak dinner without a steak knife after asking for one twice. I was highly disappointed as this was a special occasion which I indicated upon making the reservation. We were seated at a small table outside shoved up against the window in the back corner. My boyfriend also asked for no garlic on his food due to being very intolerant (which our server said was no problem). However, half the food on his plate was still heavily seasoned with garlic which he could not eat.

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RachelB
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a pleasure. We’ve never had a bad meal here. Great jazz. Great ambiance

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AlexB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Underappreciated gem! Good food, easy parking, very nice service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eggs Benedict in the world

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fine experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Looks and felt dated, food was not great for the $$

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!! Food amazing. Piano was amazing too.

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toodles
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location next to our hotel. Had recommendation from friend

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Laporta's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1983 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.