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.
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.
Got the special and food wasn’t great but not horrible. Live piano was nice. Service was mediocre.
Had yellow fin tuna which was chefs special. Very good. Nice traditional jazz live music for ambiance. Seafood pasta was also excellent.
Nice atmosphere, great food!
The live jazz is a plus. Make sure you try the onion tart appetizer. I was pleasantly surprised.
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.
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.
One of our favorite restaurants in Alexandria. We love the food, the service and the live music.
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.
Excellent atmosphere for brunch meal with great piano playing in the background. Service and decorum superb. Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating when we had to postpone our reservation for an hour. I recommend LaPorta as a great spot for casual and evening dining.
Enjoyed a nice dinner with friends who I see once per year; the venue was very nice provided a menu varied enough and the service was attentive. I was concerned about the jazz duo being located in the dining room, but it was not an issue from a noise perspective and provided a delightful ambiance. I am not a desert person, but recommend not missing one of the homemade creations. I was impressed by the few bites I tried. Also the salad entrees are large.
We went there the Saturday before Valentine's day and loved the Live Jazz music. We sat right next to the band and they were the perfect volume. Sangria was excellent as was the food. Will make a trip there again soon.
LaPorta's has become one of my new favorite places to eat. I love listening to the jazz music on Saturday evenings. The food is always terrific. I highly recommend this restaurant.
What a great evening!
This was our first time and will be back again
An overall wonderful experience
We wish our schedules allowed us to eat at Laporta's more frequently. Not only is the food always tasty and well presented, but we LOVE the live music available seven days a week. Our latest visit was last Friday and we heard the great Satin Doll Trio. Thank you to the owners, who recognize the value of live--not taped--music as part of the dining experience. Our next visit will be brunch!
The steak was very tough and barely edible. Another dish was not prepared as requested as well. Even though both of these issues were pointed out they did not try to compensate in anyway. Very disappointing for the price of these meals.
Great live music to make any evening a little bit more special. Great date night location.
My friend and I came to LaPorta's to celebrate his 50th birthday and we were absolutely happy with everything. Our waiter, Luis C. was warm, friendly, and attentive the entire evening which made our visit an enjoyable event. The atmosphere and music really set the tone for the evening we will definitely be back again. Great place for date night!!
I was pleasantly surprised that it was still Restaurant week. Unlike some Restaurant week participants the full menu was available so selection wasn't limited. We both had the mesclun salad. I had seafood crepes and my date had the tilapia fillet. The piano music by Antonio James was delightful mixing jazz standards with a little Chopin. We both took our deserts to go, mine was the tiramisu and traveled well. I had it with dinner the following evening.
Virginia is our favorite wait staff! She is very attentive, yet not disruptive. Her insight and suggestions re food and beverages are spot on and the food is really good if the specials do not interest you.
Amazing food and service. We loved their seafood chowder. The main dishes were creative and very tasty. The desserts are out of this world. Loved it! Will be back.
An outstanding restaurant I enjoy coming here. The food is great and the live music makes it all complete.
Had the Cod this evening as my restaurant week entree. It was very tasty. The honey glaze was sweet but not overpowering. The fish was soft and flaky. I will say that it had a little too much batter and may have been left to fry for 30 secs too long because the crust was a bit barker and harder than I would have wanted, but overall it was very tasty. The carrot cake dessert was warmed in the oven prior to being served which made it softer and more moist than it already was. Served with some whipped cream and berries on the side. It was excellent.
Absolutely delicious from beginning to end. Appetizers and salads were outstanding, the trout was the best I've ever tasted and OMG dessert!!!! I'll definitely be a regular.
My husband and I had a memorable lunch at La Porta. Service was attentive and the trout outstanding.
I have eaten here several times. The food is good, consistent, but not to die for. The special bottle of wine with two entrees is what keeps me coming back. Great price. Service is usually good, but the last time I ate here it was very slow. If you want to hear live music you must sit very close to front, so soft you cannot hear toward back of room.
Excellent food and service! My girlfriend and I went because of a restaurant week special that many local restaurants were offering. The soup of the day was a delicious vegetable and turkey soup that left us wanting more. I had the salmon filet and she had the salmon fettuccine, both of which were cooked perfectly and seasoned very well. Lots of great dessert options too, particularly the strawberry fleuret and chocolate mousse cake. The service was brilliant, all our dishes came out in very timely fashion, drink refills were always quick, and the wait staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. The country music didn’t bother me but contrasted with the general ambiance unusually, and the music level started off a little loud but was quickly corrected by the waiter. I will absolutely go back.
Food and service were good and we enjoyed our meals. Was disappointing that because we celebrate a birthday during restaurant week each year that we can’t use the birthday gift we sign up for. I’m not sure why $19 off isn’t just $19 off, regardless of if being a special meal deal. It’s still $19. That leaves a sour taste on an-otherwise enjoyable occasion.