Il Porto was built by a retired Sea Captain in the 18th century, this magnificent building was constructed like his ship—sturdy and sound in wall and beam. A very good thing as history reveals that these walls housed a Madame and her “house”, a wine press and distillery, and a Roaring Twenties speakeasy! Today, it has been restored to its natural charm where you relax in a romantic atmosphere of high vaulted ceilings, stone and brick walls, wood floors and inviting fireplaces. Walk through the door and experience the amazing architecture of Il Porto a warm and welcoming setting. Established in 1973 as Old Town’s first Italian restaurant celebrating 40 years of great food and service , located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria’s historical seaport district.
Beautifully remodeled second floor that will take your breath away with high vaulted ceilings, brick walls, wood floors, inviting fireplace and a separate full bar. Reservations accepted for private parties.