We have been going to Laporta's for several years, and will keep going for its reliably good food, service and music (without a cover charge!) It offers Italian comfort food -- healthy, too! -- at a reasonable price. We often find that the early evening crowd is too loud for good listening, but that usually changes after 9PM or so. Well-prepared, tasty ravioli and trout dishes, and always good desserts.
The meal and service were both splendid! Highly recommend this restaurant. Small touches make a huge difference.
Excellent dinner and service. Laporta’s is always 1st class
It’s an older place regarding decor and atmosphere but there’s a sense of comfort there. Like you’re in your moms dining room. Food was delicious. Extra plus for the piano player. Several people we met while in Alexandria recommended this place so we went and I’m glad we did. They all said “get the lasagna before they run out”. We did and it was delicious.
Went for brunch for my birthday! Made reservation the morning of. When we arrived the place didn’t have my guests. We sat outside. Our server was good. The food was ok - Not very much did for the price.
Have always had a good experience. They have entertainment nightly and their Monday/Tuesday special is wonderful to take advantage of; two entrees and bottle of wine for under $30.
Though there are many fine restaurants in Alexandria, we come to Laporta's for the jazz as well as the food. And this time we were well pleased by both...though not so much the service. Usually it's quite good, but this time our waiter seemed busy with every other table so that it took a long time to get our drinks, a long time to order, a long time for the food to arrive, and a really long time to order and get a second drink. But we'll be back.
The food was excellent. Service outstanding. Looking forward to going back!!
Beautiful evening for sitting outside; great service by Camille! Owner and staff very personable! Beer was great and enjoyed the beer talks by Clay! Great pairings!
Loved this restaurant, excellent service and the food was amazing! A great place - highly recommend it!
Laporta never disappoints. The food is delicious, portion size is really good and service is outstanding
Everyone was 60 or older. Food was not impressive. The decor was sad.
The live music was outstanding and the food is always 5 stars. We need to come here more often.
We had a fabulous time. Camille was a wonderful waiter and the live music was the best. We will be back next time in town!!
Great value for Restaurant Week- good food and service. We will be back.
If you're in Old Town, plan to have lunch at Laporta. The food and service are excellent. Just a couple of blocks from King Street. Alexandria Restaurant Week is a perfect time to sample the fantastic food. You'll want to go back.
Very nice dinner experience great service and really great waiter he knew the menu and very attentive. Live jazz music was very enjoyable.
Surprised that restaurant week dinner at La Portas was better than we had encountered in other more highly rated restaurants.
My husband and I really like the food, the music (the group was excellent), but it was a little noisy.
Food was awesome!s Service very good. We came during restaurant week and were happily surprised to learn we could have any entree on the menu (upcharge for the filet, of course) for the special price. Will definitely recommend it and come again even though we live in NJ.
Excellent Food and Service. The Monday and Tuesday specials are great! Also loved that it was a participant in Restaurant Week-2019! Great Value for Great Food!. Service and ambiance (with jazz piano) couldn't be beat! Enjoyed dinner with friends and walked away looking forward to the next time we meet there. Couldn't have been better!
Went for restaurant week and enjoyed the trout. Nice Caesar salad with tiramisu dessert. Nice ambiance with a piano player nightly and a singer on Friday/Saturday. Noise level was pretty high but we still could chat. They have a special on Monday Tuesday evenings year round. Nice neighborhood ambiance.
Excellent food, service, and ambiance. One of our favorite places, however, it is overpriced and the only way we will return is when there are special rates or offerings.
We enjoyed the Monday and Tuesday special and were able to obtain a Gluten Free meal in the process. Our server was Frankie. He was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. My wife’s fish was bland but my chicken was quite good. We would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
The food was phenomenal! We enjoyed the lobster bisque, New England clam chowder, and the pork belly to start. Pork belly was tender and very flavorful! Wonderful flavors! And then we had the pork schnitzel with stewed tomatoes, an unusual combination but fabulous! The stewed tomatoes were tender and so flavorful with a slight spice to them. Cheese raviolis were great!
the food is always exceptional at LaPorta's and out waitress was so professional and courteous...I believe her name was Mimi or Temi or something.
The food is good, sometimes quite good, the service is OK (very good with Frankie), but what keeps us coming back is the music -- jazz without having to drive into DC!
We are frequent visitors at Laporta’s and this time was not quite up to par. The food, while good, was not quite there. We both had Ahi Tuna and it was served medium versus rare as desired. We had to twice ask for the price of their specials that evening and had to ask for their wine list. Normally, you would be provided bread or rolls with your salad and this time we had to request it. Bottom line, the wait staff impacted the overall rating. They were courteous and well mannered, but needed a bit more training to be up to standard.
Good food & good for conversation. Fine service.
Terrific as always! We were there early, so it wasn't as noisy as it could be. I had the hangar steak. Fantastic!
Great jazz music with guitar, standing bass and singer. Singer had a little white dog who sat on a mini sofa on top of the piano
Food was great. Our waitperson was great also.
Amazing food and service. I am very impressed, will definitely come back here.
Very good food quality and variety. The meals are slightly over-priced. Dinner for 2 with 1 glass of wine, 1 beer and no dessert was $100. The jazz trio and their playlist was a nice blend with the ambience. The server could have been more attentive particularly because the restaurant wasn’t full. I will return on a Monday or Tuesday evening.
Always have a good dinner at Laportas.
Our server Frank was awesome as always. Thank you. 😃
Our server was fantastic (Nina). Food was prepared in an excellent and delicious manner. Music was excellent - highly recommend going to the restaurant. But make reservations.
From several years of experience, Laporta's can be relied on to deliver ample portions of well-prepared, tasty food, with cordial, attentive service, accompanied by enjoyable live music -- without a cover charge!
Anniversary dinner great music excellent food
We love Laporta’s! The food is always prepared correctly, the sauces are second to none, and the music really really enjoyable.
We particularly enjoy listening to our favorites, Sharon Clark, Steve Washington, and The Satin Doll Trio. (We consider it a super-bonus evening when pianist Vince Evans and bassist Eric Glaser perform!)
Love the jazz and good food dishes, but would love to see the sea scallops make a return to the daily seafood offerings. Would also love to see the website updated to better reflect who is performing on a given night. Otherwise always a good night out.