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Laporta's Restaurant

4.7
1964 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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2021

Safe social distance dining! - Bring your family to join our family for Thanksgiving. Traditional 3 course organic turkey dinner with all the trimmings and all the “seconds” you like. Seatings: 11am until 9 pm DINE IN $59.99 (Children $24.99) CURBSIDE - $49.99 - Free garage parking. Live piano

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

NYE 2020 Early Three course supper, reservations 4:00 – 9PM. LIVE JAZZ: Satin doll Quartet. Ala carte menu available or three course dinner $59.99 dine in or carry out. Free Garage Parking all night Live Jazz 6pm - SEE MENU ON OUR Facebook page

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eggs Benedict in the world

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
10 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with friendly service, delicious food, and live jazz music! Incredible ambiance and wonderful overall experience. Can't wait to come back the next time I'm in town!

AJ
vipAJFoodie
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and personable service. The entrees were top notch and the dessert was out of this world.

KB
KatieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wasn’t what I was expecting but it was a wonderful place to eat. Our waiter was very attentive but I feel bad because he lots his keys, sorry about that dude.
Good was fantastic and my steak was cooked exactly how I like it. But….and my only but, music was great but way to loud. I felt as if I had to talk loud for the waiter to be able to hear me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie, our server, was amazing and knowledgeable of the menu and the history of the restaurant. The pianist was SO talented that we dined longer than expected just to hear him play!
We’ll be back for sure. It was a wonderful choice for date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected LaPorta's for a special birthday celebration. The jazz pianist was amazing and the food and service was impeccable.

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BethE
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laporta's is a delightful place to eat. The live music, creates a wonderful, intimate atmosphere, and the food is always fabulous!

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vipLarry
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with out-of-town friends was made special by the superb food, service, and live music. Laporta's is our go-to place for any special dinner.

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vipKaren
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lori and Nina are fantastic - food is good too😎

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vipAlwaysOptimisitic
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Laporta several times and the food and service never disappoints!!!

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Bjdine
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience

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Freshfoodie
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The musical trio was wonderful music for dining. Good music that did not override talking. The food was well-prepared and tasted good. Dessert was especially awesome, tiramisu with Kahlua and chocolate whiskey cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and delivered hot! Waiter was a little indifferent. Forgot which wine I ordered had to ask again which one, and forgot we asked for bread!! Not really a big deal because everything else was excellent. Jazz quartet was great and because of the great acoustics in the dining room we could carry on a conversation comfortably even sitting in one of the closest tables. This is definitely our date night spot. Parking convenient also.

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COBYO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Went during Restaurant Week. Staff seemed overwhelmed for Saturday night service. Also, live music too loud in a confined dining area. Luckily, we were back far enough that we could talk to each other without raised voices. Food was decent, service was not great. Drinks overpriced. Disappointing...I have lived here all my life and never had been there. It has been around forever so I was expecting more.

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PeggyR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent; jazz music was nice. Wait staff was good. Service was a little slow at dessert time and they forgot my husbands coffee, but considering all they have had to deal with during COVID, that was not unexpected. We have never had a bad meal there. Love the free covered parking too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Fortunately this was not our first dining experience at Laporta’s Restaurant. This occasion was disgraceful! First, we arrived at 4:45 pm when were greeted by an unpleasant hostess. As we had no reservation, she said no seating was available in the dining room. I quickly opened my “Open Table” app and found i was able to make a reservation for two at 5:00pm. She continued to argue, I should her my app confirmation and asked she relook at her reservations.

We were seated, told we had until 6:15 pm to eat our meal before the next reservation was to arrive. The tables weren’t set. There was nothing on the them. No silverware, salt, pepper,candle/flowers, etc.

The server, Riley, arrived. He seemed annoyed with my menu questions. He took our drink order. I ordered red sangria-it was delicious! My friend drank water. We placed our dinner order: chicken fettuccini and a Greek Salad. Meals delivered, no offer of ground pepper girly salad; no offer nor did Riley bring a basket of bread. As I couldn’t locate our server, I went to the hostess stand to request pepper. She (not the hostess that greeted us) brought a pepper mill to our table and applied to my salad. Upon approaching a different server, Frank, he brought Us bread. Both entrees were delicious. *Note: no sight of our server after he delivered our meal.

When he finally showed, there was no offer for dessert or coffee. He cleared our plates and brought the check. When we left, there were a total of three tables seated, including ours.

As the server did not return to gather our final payment, I located the manager and shared our unpleasant dining experience. She appreciated my feedback and was very apologetic.

Yes, we will return. And will request Frank for our server. Clearly he enjoys what he does.

LG
vipLarryG
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A return visit. Excellent service. Great cocktails. And our meals were perfect. Loved the patio experience.

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JessT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The best part was the live jazz music. Overall not bad. Some great Mac and cheese I wasn’t expecting.

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Anonymous
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It's Restaurant Week in Alexandria and Laporta's $49 for two menu posted on the website was nowhere to be found on the menus provided at the table. I asked the waiter and he acknowledged that they did have the advertised $49 menu available, but it seemed a little unethical that folks walking in off the street would not see that option at the table.

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VickyM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I would return but would not choose the halibut--a bit overcooked, but the rest of the meal was good. The service was not very good--we had to wait for silverware, bread was delivered well after meal started, server just ok. We sat outside which was nice; noticed that many diners seemed like regulars which is a plus; hostess was very nice; ambience was good. Interested in going again.

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LarryG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent and Alexandria Restaurant Week lunch menu was a good value. Service was spotty this occasion.

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JamesM
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did a party of 3 Restaurant Week Lunch on Sunday - we had an outside table.

The weather was fabulous as well as the 3 course Lunch. The meal was well presented as well as delicious. Well prices at $22.

The only issue was we all felt that the service should have included a table placemat to place your dining utensils.

LG
LGan
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Love the food - husband always has the pasta de mare. I’ve tried several things - so hot the last two times, I had the Greek salad - delicious with pork. The bruschetta with goat cheese was also very good. Our neighbors outside were very loud, and our server was not present after we were served.

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FrankB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was restaurant week. Nice selection on the prix fixe menu. We chose to sit outside on a warm but pleasant summer evening.

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CeciliaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have been here previously and loved it. Came for restaurant week to introduce a new friend to LaPortas. Experience this time was great except for the noise. Couldn’t hear the live musicians and we weren’t even all the way to the back. We could barely hear ourselves. Maybe some new sound absorbing tiles could work? The waiter kept asking me questions but if I was turned away from him I didn’t even know he was talking to me. I felt bad when a companion told me after that the waiter had been talking to me but I’d been ignoring him (completely unintentional!) Food however was superb on all counts as was the service. We’ll come back !

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vipLarryG
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. We had the Restaurant Week lunch menu, which allows you to choose from any of the entrees and desserts on their regular menu plus a starter salad or soup of the day. The soup of the day was a corn and chicken soup that was excellent. All of our entrees (there were four of us) and desserts were wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing lunch experience! Shawntay was an excellent server. The food was delicious. My first time there, but I’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! The food is always delicious, the service is fantastic and the live jazz music is lovely.

RM
RobertM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful experience at a great value during restaurant week!

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BillM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I travel to DC area once a month or so and make it a point to dine here each time. Varied specials, excellent wine list and superb staff. I am partial however to Pasta Laportas…it’s a delicious house specialty! My highest marks….

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vipBigT
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a local gem! Dinner is simply sumptuous, and the weekend brunch was sooooo good! All with some light Jazz to keep the mood warm. We will be back, and regularly.

KM
vipKevinM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My oldest friend (60 years of friendship) and his wife were visiting from NY. They equally share a love for "the Great American Songbook" and his a fine musician on his own right.
Seeing and hearing Steve Washington was an extra special addition.
Great time had by all.
Excellent, attentive service and food was exceptional.
Thank you for keeping live music going

SF
vipSeriousFoodie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laporta’s never disappoints. The food is consistently superb as is the staff.

AF
vipAmandaF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laporta’s never disappoints! Cocktails, food, server...all excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The service was good, the jazz combo playing was very nice, but food was just okay. We were shocked considering the reviews and the price of some of the items.

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Roaqueen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a surprise birthday brunch our server was very amazing, food was excellent including the desert and we had amazing time, we also enjoyed the live music.

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Laporta's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1964 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.