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Laporta's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2002 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 683-6313

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Douglas Laporta

  • Private party contact

    Mary Polson: (703) 683-6313

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Cross street

    Dangerfield

  • Parking details

    Free evening parking after 3pm in enclosed garage and all day Saturday and Sunday

  • Public transit

    King Street Metro one block away<br /><br />One block from Old Town Trolley

  • Entertainment

    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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,002 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    American

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  1. LP

    LisaP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem- delicious food (we had the chicken stuffed with feta and spinach, and the shrimp and mushrooms), great enthusiastic and knowledgeable service, and live jazz music. A great evening.
  2. T

    Tangowood

    Washington DC

    158 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    What makes the service outstanding is Frankie. He's so cheerful and welcoming, more like a maitre d' than a waiter -- knowledgeable about how each dish is prepared and ready to offer recommendations, which we usually take. But of course the main reason to come in is the music -- always enjoyable, especially with Ken Kilpatrick, or Satin Doll last night.
  3. SH

    SterlingH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The ambiance and the music was outstanding! The service was top notch! The food looked delicious but my steak was overdone and difficult to chew.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice place. Good music.
  5. S

    Sansu

    Richmond

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    NEVER FAILS! Great food and can't wait for the NEW Laporta's.
  6. VJ

    VictorJ

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful meal experience with relatives that live in VA.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Ravioli and calamari are outstanding! Two tables of loud patrons interfered with enjoying the jazz duo, who again, we’re excellent.
  8. a

    annpeter

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely experience as always. Great music with the jazz trio and great foos and service! Will be back.
  9. JB

    JoannB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience at Laportas was amazing! Live music was definitely a plus!
  10. MN

    MzNikki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and drinks, service was exceptional and music was on point
  11. J

    Jazzlover2022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We held a birthday dinner at La Potts’s and the food, service and jazz was exceptional!!!Mary was great at helping plan our dinner for 18!!!
  12. L

    Larry

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Hreat atmosphere, service, and food. Three large groups of multiple tables were reserved. Placement of two of the groups made entry and movement difficult. If large groups were seated in opposite sides/corners and not close together, it would’ve been better for both staff and other patrons.
  13. c

    cboyd

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This family-owned restaurant is the best-kept secret in Alexandria. There is free garage parking after 3pm. They have live music nightly. Their staff is friendly and experienced. The food is always prepared fresh, never frozen and everything tastes wonderful. They offer outdoor patio seating.
  14. CF

    ChristineF

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely lunch on the patio, with flowers and a lovely meal. The service could not have been better. Our salads were flavorful and a very good value.
  15. DW

    DebraW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was exceptional, the service was a little slow at times but the waiter was very cordial/nice. It just seem to take longer the it should to bring out most of the food.
  16. MN

    MoNsJu

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our waiter seemed new and a bit overwhelmed. The food was okay. Not sure if we would return.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Father’s Day brunch experience. The waiter Frank was very attentive but seemed to repeat himself multiple times unnecessarily. Place wasn’t too crowded for Father’s Day but we asked for a slight modification (just a plain crepe versus a stuffed crepe) on a meal and was told they were afraid that any modifications would cause the kitchen to get backed up. The waiter went back and said he could even ask the kitchen staff because of “some issues” back there. There seems to be some communication issues between the front and back of house staff that limited our food options. The food was very nicely presented but the steak was somewhat bland. Hollandaise sauce was very good. The pork belly was good but while I was expecting fat it was nearly inedible because of the excessive fat. The music / pianist was the highlight of the afternoon and absolutely made up for the lapses in service. The bread pudding was dried out but the other desserts (lava cake & cappuccino cheesecake) were tasty and nicely presented. The coffee at the end of dinner came out with heavy lipstick on it as though the cup had not even been properly washed. Frank replaced it after mentioning something about how hard it was to wash dishes? They are going through some renovations which hopefully will spruce up the place. The carpet feels quite dated but may be a necessity to help with the echoes from the music?
  18. CJ

    CarlaJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were eating early, so we just had a half serving of a pasta dish and it was just the right size! Service was outstanding. We'll go back for sure.
  19. D

    Delicious

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner, drinks, and service were outstanding! The live jazz was superb and we are looking forward to our next evening at LaPortas. The down side was a made a reservation through Open Table and for some reason that never got to the restaurant. However, they were able to seat us at a great table close to the musicians as we wanted. Thank you!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    I have always enjoyed LaPorta’s, however, as everywhere, the prices have risen dramatically. A pasta dinner for two was $123.00! Two small Caesar salads were $12.00 each. While I will still go there, it will be only on special occasions.
  21. A

    Arjuna

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Birthday celebration
  22. A

    Allegria

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here, we ordered several small dishes to try a little bit of everything. The food is great, drinks as well and the desert was fantastic, a lava cake freshly baked. Beautiful weather on the patio, we couldn’t have asked for a better lunch experience. It really made our day.
  23. MS

    MichaelS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Almond crusted Sophia was the best fisherman in a restaurant in years
  24. JD

    JudithD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Long-time fan and customer, surprised and disappointed on our last visit. LaPorta runs lovely Mon & Tues night $39.99 dinner & wine specials for 2. We had received an email just before heading over to dinner that offered an even better price about $10 less for dinner & wine for 2. We asked the server about it. He sought guidance about it and returned with response that we could order from the Mon special menu & get a bottle from the 2 offered for $28.99 mentioned in the email promo. And so we did. Service was uncharacteristically slow in delivering entrees. We suspect a problem in the kitchen, but waited patiently and received tasty food. When the bill was delivered, a woman we've seen there before (a manager?) strode to the table and announced in clipped, stern tone that there was a problem with the email marketing and so we would be charged $39.99 vs $28.99 (in the email). Had this information been given before we ordered, we may have changed our choices. We were struck by the poor customer service timing and choices of this interaction.
  25. TR

    TReviews

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We received good food and good service. Thank you!
  26. Y

    Yadnus

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went early.
  27. CC

    CCC3

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were disappointed with the food here given how expensive it was. My wife’s salmon pasta was fishy and my hanger steak was drowned in bbq sauce. We would go back for appetizers and jazz but would not invest in another $40-50 entree. The interior looks like converted office space, because it is. Popular place, so my review is apparently not widely shared!
  28. RP

    RobertP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time and they treated our dog extremely well.
  29. A

    Arealgem24k

    Washington DC

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, music and ambience. Such a pleasant night.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was amazing … his recommendations and advise were helpful.. very attentive. lot of vegetarian options for my friends who were vegetarian
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day dinner was great. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    The food was great and the service was very good. I was disappointed that we had a reservation and were seated in the bar area which was very loud and had sports on television instead of music. When we asked to move, we were told that the other side of the restaurant is reserved for people. We had a reservation so I am not sure what that’s about. Too bad because the other side had musicians playing which would have been better ambiance. The server was gracious enough to turn TV down for us, however the staff was congregating near the bar and they were also very loud. The tables were also way too close together. Servers couldn’t even get between them. Overall, it was a decent experience with very good food and service though.
  33. F

    Flint

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    My wife and I have dined at La Porta's for many years. Yesterday's dining experience, for Mother's Day, was ok but not great. My steak was not cooked per my request. Appetizers are overpriced for the quantity you get. That said, the service is always quite good; the drinks were just right; the piano music added a nice touch (wish he had played longer); and the atmosphere good for the occasion.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Mother’s Day brunch prefix menu was nice but would have liked to be able to order off of a regular brunch menu. Not all options were great for our party. The food was tasty though and seasoned well. Desserts were fantastic! Will probably go back for their dinner options. Music selections were nice as well.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Felt welcomed upon entering, seated quickly, professional service, and great food! My sister and I treated ourselves to brunch on Mother’s Day before spending time with our children - awesome decision!
  36. GT

    GTCandRC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and meal!!!!
  37. M

    Maurbetta

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was wonderful except for a rowdy table who came in to sit next to us. The staff was kind enough to move us outside. Food terrific; service exceptional; Monday and Tuesday specials are of great value. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our favorite dining experience and all of our DC and Virginia wanderings. The food was exceptional!!!
  39. GM

    GrantM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our first visit to Laporta's and will definitely be back! Joe was a fantastic waiter with excellent knowledge on the menu and great recommendations. Lively and fun atmosphere as well.
  40. WH

    WonduH

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Worst experience ever!!! Took over 1.5 hour after being sat at our table to get our entrées!! Ordered the hangar steak which was advertised on the menu to have a bourbon sauce, WRONG!!!. The worst meal I’ve had in a long time (cold meat/steak with barbecue sauce drizzled all over it with some unappetizing mac & cheese on the side). I see plates for other patrons, who sat down way after us, come out but not ours which reassured me & my family that we’re not welcome there. NEVER AGAIN!!!

FAQs

Laporta's Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Laporta's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 683-6313.

Laporta's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2002 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for Laporta's Restaurant

1600 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dangerfield

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free evening parking after 3pm in enclosed garage and all day Saturday and Sunday

  • Public transit

    King Street Metro one block awayOne block from Old Town Trolley

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Douglas Laporta

  • Entertainment

    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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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