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Il Porto

121 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
+1 703-836-8833
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lasagna” (33 reviews)
“saltimbucca” (6 reviews)
“bread” (36 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our party of 7 really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. It was our first time here, but it won't be the last.

Thank mrusso767
Reviewed 5 days ago

We hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner on 6/9/2018 at Il Porto for 35 people. We were very happy with the seating, the food, and the service. The restaurant did an excellent job. We worked with Kevin on the arrangements for the dinner. He responded to...More

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Every time I'm in the Alexandria area, I go here. They call me by name, are so friendly, and the food is fantastic. The story behind the restaurant is interesting, too! I would recommend this place for lunch or dinner, or both. I have taken...More

Thank Barry K
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am writing to recommend the Il Porto restaurant in Old Alexandria. It has an extensive menu and it manages to put it all together in a highly tastful and memorable fashion. Of particular note for us was our excellent waiter, Ayser. He was attentive...More

Thank globaltravelers2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fantastic and service was great! Better than most Italian restaurants we’ve been too. There was even no wait!

Thank Tootle76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow what a great meal, one of the best lasagna I have eaten. My lovely wife enjoyed her spaghetti with meat sauce while my beautiful daughter loved her chicken parm. Service was very good and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I have a craving for pasta (spaghetti marinara) this is where I go and am never disappointed. The waiter talks about a famous conductor, which I didn't know but I do now. I feel like I am in Italy. You can eat inside or...More

Thank Jan308
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been dining here for 23 years. We got engaged here. You will love it. Incredible food. Warm, romantic atmosphere. Incredible food - we suggest the Pasta Primavera con Aragosta - it is beyond excellent! You will be pleased with everything...More

Thank randallkeefer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a rainy evening, sitting at a candle-lit table, Sinatra playing in the background, my wife and I enjoyed our first visit to Il Porto. It will not be our last! The quiet wood and stone upstairs dining room was almost full with college graduation...More

Thank Rex N
Reviewed 18 May 2018

The atmosphere was very nice, and I understand the Obama's went there for Valentine's once, as well as holding it out as one of their favorite places - according to another customer having dinner there. Personally, the menu was okay, but my spouse liked the...More

Thank ctpt70
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11 October 2016|
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Response from Guy S | Reviewed this property |
We ate downstairs, but I didn't hear any piano music from upstairs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
  • 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
  • E-mail
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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