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Il Porto

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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121 King street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (N.Lee)
+1 703-836-8833
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Alexandria, Va.
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, but a little tired. It has been here for over 40 years. Good Italian Food and wine. Ok for families or couples.

Thank theinformedtraveler
Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the food was very good and the service was excellent. The atmosphere was conducive to conversation, even after the restaurant filled up. The lemon cello dessert was fabulous. I would definitely go back.

Thank Margiekinva
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my girlfriend here last night for her birthday dinner. We both loved the warm atmosphere and history of the building. The wait staff were very friendly, there was a fire in the fireplace and the Fettuccini Alfredo was AMAZING!! Very romantic but would be great for families as well.

Thank seeker20152017
Brooklyn, New York
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57 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here, based on a recommendation. The atmosphere was nice, the food mediocre and the service lacking. I would not return.

Thank SuperGrandma15
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I chose this place on a whim after our day of sightseeing and we couldn't walk another step. What a great decision it turned out to be. The food was exceptional, possibly the best authentic Italian food I've ever had and the service and atmosphere were the same. We may be back here tomorrow night!

Thank Susan W
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High quality Italian food. Good atmosphere in the heart of old town Alexandria. The wine list is reasonably priced with quality selections available. They make their own pasta. I had the Italian sausage and peppers while my wife had the chicken Marsala. The are nice portions but don't overwhelm you.

Thank Sailcal22
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in DC for the women's march on Washington, came upon this place after heading towards our airbnb. The atmosphere is so nice, very nicely done. I got the frutti di mare, it was absolutely incredible! Plenty of seafood, they used sea scallops, not bay, and there were plenty in there! Along with shrimp and fish, I ate every... More 

Thank stacey g
Tequesta, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

First visit for late lunch in 10 years and pleased to find quality and service remain as we recall. The Alfredo is a must have and the fish w/champagne is perfectly prepared. Servings are more than ample. Salads are fresh. We left an article of clothing behind and the staff graciously saved and returned upon our request(with a self addressed... More 

Thank Mike H
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This restaurant has never failed in quality or service. We dine, at a minimum, once a month at Il Porto and always enjoy the atmosphere and the hours of the restaurant. Not too expensive and is good for families or date night.

Thank Scott W
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Warm and cozy restaurant, outstanding food and wine, ever course prepared correctly starting with fresh warm bread, vongole outstanding, main course seafood pasta exceptional, and all with outstanding service! Highly recommend this restaurant to everybody, just came back from Milan Italy and have to say very authentic!

Thank Foreignfoody

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 King street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Public Transportation: King Street Metro stop, about 16 blocks away from the restaurant. Free Trolley shuttle from King Street Metro to the restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-836-8833
When you think Italian ...Think IL PORTO!! Old Town"s First Italian Restaurant in the Heart of Old Town's Historic Seaport District. Serving Fine Italian Cuisine since 1973. Let the Italian flag wave you into the restaurant and soon you'll discover why we have so many satisfied customers around town and around the globe.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?