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Laporta's Restaurant

4.8
4.8
2013 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 2,013 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    American

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  1. a

    annpeter

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Beautiful, live music - exceptional!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anazing unique menu. The desserts are especially outstanding.
  3. GR

    GaryR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife there for her birthday and we had a wonderful experience. The food was fantastic; I had the salmon alfredo and my wife had the mushroom tart. The live jazz was just the right volume for where we sat (towards the back). I'm very glad to have chosen Laporta's for her birthday dinner.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was an epic tour de force of ethereal delight. From our greeting through the drinks and appetizers the mains shined with a brilliant pallet of flavor and taste.
  5. L

    Lcval1

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stayed at the Residence Inn on Duke Street in Old Town Alexandria and, to be honest, chose this restaurant for convenience (located right next door). Could not have made a better choice, Met three friends at the bar, and could immediately tell this was a special place. Lori (bartender/ manager) made us the BEST martinis (dirty, with olives; lemon drop) and made us feel right at home. Dinner was outstanding….from appetizers, main course (crab cakes, duck, pasta) to dessert (carrot cake…don’t miss it!) EVERYTHING was fantastic. The menu is diverse and creative and service (shout out to Stephanie) was first rate. But I must highlight the music! The Walt Johns Jazz Trio was phenomenal…..free music of a caliber you would gladly pay top price at a jazz venue. And they graced us with an encore! Made the night truly memorable. This place is definitely on my list for my next trip to DC/Pld Town!
  6. AP

    AnthonyP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, intimate setting. It’s right for Date Night. Love music was magnificent.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    La Porta’s is a very nice place! The atmosphere was light and fun. We dined there on a Friday night when there was live Jazz music, wonderfully played and sung by a quartet of talented artists. (The quartet happened to have a standard Poodle, named Vegas, as their mascot, who was so well behaved as he guarded the stage between sets.) The food was good—my husband had the duck special offered that evening and I had the salmon dill fettuccine. Not a bad place to check out of you’re in the neighborhood looking for some good food and a casual atmosphere.
  8. SB

    SharonB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Restaurant Week offerings!
  9. G

    Gfuji

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great little spot where they have musicians playing while you enjoy your meal. We went here for restaurant week so the price was worth it!
  10. IW

    IsabellW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    No fried spinach!😂😂😂 other than that the food was excellent
  11. E

    Epicerie

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner! The service was excellent and the food was exquisite - a feast for the eyes as well as delicious! Hats off to the chef!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Jazz is awesome. Also some great improvement in the exterior and interior have elevated the place’s appearance to match the high quality food and music we have always known. This is our favorite spot in Old-town, despite all the variety to choose from.
  13. DN

    DanielN

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a table of 15. The restaurant created a private experience with impeccable food. The service top notch. The jazz trio was fantastic.
  14. M

    Micki

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dining experience at LaPorta. The salmon was delicious and the steak was outstanding, done to request and marinated well. The desserts were outstanding. Recommend the carrot cake. Our waiter was courteous and helpful. The music was offered a relaxing background.
  15. S

    Shannon

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Good food but overall a strange ambiance geared more towards older diners. Food was find but overpriced.
  16. 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.
  17. T

    Tangowood

    Washington DC

    159 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    159 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.
  18. 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice place. Good music.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. a

    annpeter

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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
  26. 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!!!
  27. L

    Larry

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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?
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. A

    Arjuna

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Birthday celebration
  37. 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.
  38. MS

    MichaelS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Almond crusted Sophia was the best fisherman in a restaurant in years
  39. 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.
  40. TR

    TReviews

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

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

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 4.8 stars by 2013 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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