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Laporta's Restaurant

4.8
4.8
2052 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 3 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 2,052 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    American

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  1. SM

    SheliaM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent. He very attentive and we never felt rushed. The food was excellent!!
  2. NM

    NancyM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met out of town family members that were here for a Thanksgiving gathering. We had a table of twelve. Nina our server was very personable and professional , food was delicious, nicely presented, and came out in a timely manner. We would definitely visit again.
  3. KP

    KimP

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was also their bartender and he was so nice. He was friendly and enthusiastic. The food was delicious and the live music really fun.
  4. s

    steve

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've lived here for a while and always saw this place but never went. I'm really glad we did on a Saturday night. Parking is free, and it was AWESOME. Our server Franklin was great and the music was top notch. The food is creative and super tasty and the whole vibe is so cool in there. I really like the lighting and the overall ambiance. When I think of the answer to "where should we go, someplace nice?" this is the perfect spot. Will be coming back often!
  5. PC

    PeterC

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LaPorta proved to be the ideal setting for our large group. Everything was perfect and the live piano music was very enjoyable!
  6. KA

    KATHLEENB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING AND SO WAS THE SERVICE. LAPORTA'S IS A BIG FAVORITE OF OURS! THANK YOU, LAURA, FOR HELPING ME OUT YESTERDAY (IE, CALLING A CAB, ETC.)
  7. DS

    DonnaS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service in a relaxed atmosphere -- we'll be back!
  8. L

    Lanlangen

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    Overcrowded and very small dated (80s) place with lackluster service and banquet food,
  9. D

    Delighted

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional dining experience
  10. DR

    DavidR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an all around excellent evening! Great food, great service, terrific music, and a beautiful setting. Definitely will be back!
  11. JP

    JoniP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service, and music. We'll definitely return!
  12. L

    Lovetodineout

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second experience in as many weeks - and entirely as delightful as the first. New specials and new desserts, and a new jazz duo. All four in our party thought everything was excellent, the Tutta Mare, the salmon, the fried oysters, the chocolate mousse cake, the carrot cake, and the Bordeaux. And the service! Lovely! This is definitely our new favorite, and we’ll be introducing our visitors and friends to this restaurant that has been here for decades!
  13. DS

    DonnaS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional and the menu choices outstanding.
  14. CW

    CeliaW

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    LaPorta's is a great place for lunch. They have outdoor tables, and it was perhaps our last balmy day. The food is always good, and the service was excellent.
  15. CO

    COF6

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and our meals were delicious! The trio band was perfect, not loud or overbearing - just right for room.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing and wonderful surprise! We went for Italian at the the request of my daughter - her 18th birthday celebration. We were visiting from out of town for a sailing regatta and this was so much fun! We had an amazing waiter (request Adonis), incredible LIVE jazz with a stand up bass, and multiple singers. Now of course, the dinner experience was delightful and exquisite while being relaxing and fun. We all had a different dinner - they were all delicious - from wild mushroom pasta to hanger steak - five stars - a burst of flavors in every bite! But wait, whatever you do - order dessert! We usually do not but of course it’s a birthday so we had to - and we are so lucky that we could relish this experience. The desserts are to die for - highly, highly recommend the carrot cake - yes, carrot cake, it’s nothing like you have ever experienced before. Summary: Grand-slam, slam dunk night out for all! If I live in Alexandria, VA - they’d have a new regular!
  17. L

    Lovetodineout

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience at Laporta’s, and it was fantastic! The food, the wine selection, the service, and the ambiance were all excellence - as was there jazz band! We brought out of town visitors, and ask for of us loved the experience! We will definitely be returning.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely evening with friends, good food, good service and good drinks!
  19. SG

    ShelliG

    Washington DC

    195 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Laporta’s never disappoints. We had a delicious brunch with friends. Brett (Server) was excellent! She is professional and attentive.
  20. EP

    EricaP

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great. Food is OK but a bit pricey. We came for jazz brunch but no musicians showed up
  21. JK

    JoanneK

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! Enjoyed the Jazz group
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and the food and drinks were wonderful
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server Nina was stupendous, all the food was tasty, and there was live cocktail lounge music. Great experience!
  24. S

    Seagal

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
     date night here and loved it. Everything from the food, drinks, service and live music was amazing. This is definitely a place worth visiting. Noise level is a little high w the live music but nothing outrageous. The place is clean and they have free parking in the garage directly behind the restaurant. Great place overall!
  25. JL

    JeffreyL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious! High quality ingredients and chef-prepared.
  27. KP

    KathleenP

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate on the patio for lunch which was great in mild weather! Food and service were both excellent! This is a great place for lunch, happy hour and dinner with an excellent menu for all three!
  28. o

    out2eat

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always good food served fast and friendly while listening to jazz trio.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Mac ‘n cheese with the bourbon soaked steak was amazing!! Breaded baked trout was decent, would be better over a bed of rice vs. a mold of rice & paired with a better veggie perhaps asparagus…Bread bowel could definitely improve as it was a loaf of sandwich bread slices with hard cold butter. Dessert was amazing!! Would go back again they have beautiful jazz music & service was amazing :)
  30. DN

    DateNight

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite restaurants in Alexandria. We had nuer visited since Covid but glad we went back. We both had shrimp pasta in creme sauce and Pinot Grigio wine. Server was professional and very helpful with our order.
  31. WB

    WBNVA

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    If you're going to Laporta's for the live music, make sure you specify that when making your reservation. This was my first time and upon arrival, they told me my reservation was in the side room by the bar and not in the main space. I told them I was there for the music and the manager said she would see what she could do and directed me to the bar. About 15 minutes later, a table opened up in the main space and I was seated. Service (Nina) and food (outstanding hanger steak - order it with sauce on the side) was very good. Ambiance and music, the Sharon Clark Trio, were absolutely outstanding!! It's a very friendly and cordial crowd as well. I will be be back!
  32. WD

    WashingtonDCdiner

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All four of us enjoyed our meals. My wife and I had the Stanton salad--excellent. The pumpkin pie was fresh and delicious. The featured singer, Sharon Clark, is world-class, and in fact, now embarking on her umpteenth European tour--Paris, Rome, Vienna. Laportas is damn lucky to have her when she's not touring. The one improvement would be to put a spotlight on Sharon. The spotlight is on the piano, but it should be on the singer.
  33. RM

    RossM

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been dining at LaPorta's for over 30 years. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Northern Virginia. I've never had a bad meal there. I highly recommend it.
  34. DG

    DeloresG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a perfect spot for amazing food, service and a little jazz!
  35. VS

    ValS

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First visit was enjoyable. The waiter, while very chatty, made great suggestions. The food was good, satisfactory. Nothing overwhelming or underwhelming. Would I go back? Yes.
  36. PV

    PeterV

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I have had many dinners here and never been disappointed with either the service or the food. I highly recommend going with any of the seafood entrees or pasta with seafood. The chef does an outstanding job with the seafood, seasoned to perfection.
  37. FE

    FussyEater

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Food was over cooked and service was poor. I sent my meal back and the second time was at least better
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loves the mushroom rounds with goat cheese on top. Lol
  39. B

    Betty

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brett is a great waitress and did a wonderful job accommodating a gluten preference. Food is wonderful! The jazz is quiet and relaxing. Perfect place to celebrate a birthday without the noise and commotion. We will be back!
  40. c

    cboyd

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This gem is located a block from Whole Foods and offers free parking. They have updated the restaurant inside and out and always has freshly prepared dishes. Favorites are spaghetti and meatballs, half chicken and I particularly enjoy their mushroom rounds appetizer. Their desserts are always fabulous and they offer full drink menu and have a decent selection of wines. Live music nightly. Great for table conversation as you're not drowned out by piped in music so you can hear your companions.

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 2052 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 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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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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