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Il Porto

121 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
+1 703-836-8833
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (30 reviews)
“bread” (31 reviews)
“raviolini” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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121 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
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Reviews (329)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant looks very nice and expensive, however the food and service are horrible, I ordered scaloppine (please see the photo) which was served with no side, and did not look tasty at all, and it costs $29, which in my view is overpriced. In...More

Thank Ekaterina T
Wali Z, General Manager at Il Porto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ekaterina, It is always our goal to provide the best experience possible for our guests. We appreciate hearing your thoughts regarding service and food at Dinner. It is disappointing to hear that you felt we did not meet your expectations. We have been in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant for approximately 28 years and it has been consistent as it relates to food quality, customer service, and food presentation. Now we live approximately 20 miles away and it is worth the drive up the interstate.

Thank Edith W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the finest italian restaurants in the nation. I would highly recommend this place for an historic night out.

Thank KodiakEd
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Atmosphere was nice, but was very disappointed in the food. We ordered salmon, shrimp and lamb chop dishes. The sea food (both fish and shrimp) had a chlorine taste to it and the lamb was too tough. For the price that we paid we expected...More

Thank JoL1958
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great food, the stuffed salmon was excellent, the Chicken Parmesan was OK, the views and the ambiance is wonderful.

Thank Ronulberg
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Had a coupon for another Italian Restaurant on King St. After reading the reviews i wont use my coupon Chose here instead. Glad I did excellent food and service. Had the specials. Great will visit again

Thank jerseytraveler027
Reviewed 28 April 2017

IL Porto is a fine restaurant on King Street in beautiful Alexandria Va. The service is superb. They went out of their way to make my family comfortable and the meal was just outstanding. I believe this restaurant offers a great value.

Thank Andrew0823
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We had a quick lunch during a work break. The service is good, joungster waiters but well well overlooked by the senior maitre. None Italian, despite the restaurant name, but good food and service.

Thank Giuseppetheswede
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We enjoyed the dishes we were served, the atmosphere was great, wine was excellent and the service was very good. The wait time for seating was short. If you want a good Itallian dish this is the place to go.

Thank I7670JYjohnc
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was our first visit to Il Pota, but it won't be our last! The food was outstanding and the service was exceptional. Our waiter, "Rocky" (nickname because he looks just like a young Sylvester Stallone) was very attentive and personable. I had the Penne...More

Thank GJenks
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you still feature honky tonk piano upstairs
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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 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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