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Il Porto

121 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
+1 703-836-8833
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant because it was touted as romantic, and it definitely is! We were celebrating our 35th anniversary and we were treated very special. The food was outstanding. I ordered the Melanzane alla Parmigana. The eggplant was tender, and the sauce was very...More

Thank William S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had great food right on the heart of Old Town. Waiter was very friendly and handled our large group very well. Dress was casual to business casual. Drinks were great as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family is visiting Alexandria and wanted to taste the Italian cuisine. We chose II Porto, excellent good and service.

Thank Jayver L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for some good pasta and the Fettuccine was spot on. Each meal was served with a simple Italian salad and really good bread. The portions were large and we could have shared a meal.

Thank stockdalegang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WARNING, we tipped our server with a 26% cash tip, the establishment also charged an automatic 20% on our charge card without our knowledge then blamed it on our bank saying it is automatic for the bank to add the tip. This is a lie,...More

Thank Debbie J
Wali Z, General Manager at Il Porto, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Debbie, We appreciate your business. It is always our goal to provide the best experience possible for our guests. It is disappointing to hear that you felt we did not meet your expectations. We have been in business over 43 years and we have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Il Porto is a good Italian Restaurant in a great location. The historic building on King St provides a great ambiance for the restaurant. We found the service to be excellent as "Rocky", our server, was very attentive and made some good recommendations. As far...More

Thank tswolfe65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice ambience and great service was what we enjoyed here, as well as the wonderful food. My wife's lobster ravioli with shrimp and scallops was amazing and my veal saltimbocca was one of the best I have had.

Thank Lakeguytx49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was walking down King St and saw this little place on the corner. They had their menu outside which was nice. I saw that they had a caprese salad so I went in and was seated. At first the waiter ignored me as I...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 18 July 2017

a business group attended this quaint restaurant and was allowed a four table nook so that we could share without being overheard. The service (three servers for 8 diners) was superb. Knowledgeable, quick, never intrusive. The food was amazing and the menu was broad. I...More

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We stopped in for a late lunch. We had the chicken parmesan Paninis and chicken Caesar salads. All were great and very reasonably priced for lunch on King in Alexandria. There were not many people in the restaurant, so it was quiet and we had...More

Thank Shannon S
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10 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, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, 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 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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