Birraporetti's - Friendswood
Birraporetti's - Friendswood
  • Address:
    400 W. Parkwood Ave/F.M.528
    Ste. 100
    Friendswood, TX 77546
    Neighborhood:
    Clear Lake / Webster / Bay Area
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Birraporetti's - Friendswood

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.birrarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 281-993-8901
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday through Saturday: 11:00am-4:00pm
    Sunday Brunch Buffet: 10:30am-2:00pm
    Dinner Service Daily: 4:00-11:00pm
    Full Menu Delivery Daily: 11:00am-9:00pm
    Happy Hour Daily: 2-7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Pablo Zapata
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Menu is available by request.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Friendswood location has two dining areas which can be used for private events. One room seats up to 16 people comfortably and the other seats up to 40 people. Both rooms can be combined for larger parties or banquets for up to 55 people. Contact us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: David Lafferty 2819938901
  • Special Events: -Thematic monthly wine dinners the last Saturday of each month
    -Monday and Tuesday Half Price Wine Bottles
    -$6 Specialty Martinis Every Tuesday
    -Wednesday Half Price Glasses of Wine in the Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunset Dr.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Birraporetti's - Friendswood
Birraporetti’s is a collection of restaurants that has served guests for more than thirty years. In 1974 Birraporetti’s flagship restaurant opened in Houston Texas at the River Oaks shopping center. Today we have three locations: downtown Houston in the theater district, Arlington Texas, just blocks away from the Dallas Cowboys, and our location in Friendswood, Texas, only a few miles from NASA. Our menu emphasizes traditional Italian foods including pizza, ravioli, lasagna and fettuccine Alfredo to name a few, as well as exceptional off-menu features such as our Italian herb crusted prime rib every Wednesday evening. We pride ourselves on exceptional service standards, a comfortable and elegant atmosphere, and carefully prepared Italian cuisine. With our exceptional wine list and signature martinis and cocktails, we make a great getaway or go to spot for you and your friends and family.
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Birraporetti's - Friendswood reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (3)good for groups (2)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Good brunch, good service
    shondad
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I started off by having trouble finding the place, but once there, I found the manager as well as our server, Tim I believe, to be very nice. The food was pretty good, not outstanding. They had made-to-order omelettes, however, none of us tried them. There were five in our party of 2 adults and 3 teens/tweens. Everyone found somethings that they liked and we all left there stuffed. I had the bottomless mimosas, which were good. A couple of other drinks, included a virgin pina colada and a virgin strawberry daiquiri. Everyone seemed pleased. I may consider returning in the future, though I did not particularly care for the tip already being added in. Voucher or not I should be in control of that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone Loved It
    KComparetto
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had family in from out of state. We are a brunch kind of family and this was the first time we took them to this place. Everyone loved it! The food, the service, the music! All wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local dining
    localdiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food, attentive service. Noise levels a bit high but just lean in closer. Over all great Fathers Day dinner out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 105 reviews are from the Birraporetti's - Friendswood reviews archive.
  • Surprisingly Delicious
    ChiTownFoodie
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We thought the food was going to be kinda blah like most other Houston restaurants but we were extremely impressed with the brunch dishes. I'm not even an egg lover but the omlet bar was to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day lunch
    goodfood
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's Day lunch was great. Service excellent. The reservation was honored ON TIME with no waiting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    Goodchoice
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    This was a great find in Friendswood. I grew up here and always had to go to Clear Lake for good food. Not sure how long Birraporettis has been here but love it. People from CL should take the short drive for house made pasta, great deal on wine on Monday and Tuesday nights, and great service. They worked well with a food allergy at our table also.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic brunch
    3amigos
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food was fantastic and the selection was outstanding. Something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendswood dining option
    Steveng06
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our first visit to Birraporetti's. The food was good. We had Mushrooms for an appetizer, and some garlic bread. My wife had the Pork Chops, and I had a veal dish, and we even took an order to go for my son. We will return for the pizza at a later date, and perhaps the brunch. Dessert was excellent as well (I had the cheesecake).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    kchome
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The pizza was awesome. Very good wine list. Although the eggplant parmesan was very salty. This location was the nicest one I've been to in the chain.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Heigh-ho, off to Friendswood we go!
    SteveO
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The Mrs. and I vacuumed out the Huffmobile, and took the long drive to Friendswood to Birraporetti's for bruncheon. Signage, people...you are hidden to the uninitiated! Having made a reservation for 10:30 a.m., I was a wee bit peevish when no one was available up front to seat us and we waited for several minutes. Next, we were told that they were still putting the food out on the buffet, and it would be a few minutes (do you hear that grumbling? It's my tum-tum!). There was a bit of confusion as to which member of the waitstaff we "belonged to", and someone (not me) got a tad "miffy". Once the food made it to the buffet, yummies abounded. Find the TravelZoo or Groupon/Living Social discount, and you'll feel thrifty and gluttonous!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good brunch
    Jean
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Went with family. We had a large table in the back that, even though wobbly, was quiet. Nice place for the adults in the family to enjoy a quiet time without the little ones.Everyone commented that the food was good, and this from a very critical group. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Yummy
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Food was great and service was excellent. We had a great time celebrating a family birthday. Kids loved the pizza and chocolate mousse. All out food was yummy. And they guys loved the free wifi for the ball game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good neighborhood place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Always liked the restaurant but this one serves exceptionally cold food. My cannelloni was cold inside and the sauce was coagulated. I could not send back because we were on a time constraint. They are nice, the food is good however hot foods should be hot.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We had Christmas Eve dinner last year at Birraporetti's in Friendswood. We enjoyed it so much we decided to go back again this year. We were so disappointed in both the service and the food. ,The place was not very crowded and there were definitely fewer diners than last year. The spinach dip tasted like Cheese Wiz with spinach. The chicken in my daughter's pasta dish was dry, dry, dry and looked as though it had been heated up a few times. My pasta dish was tasteless. I rarely, if ever put salt on my food and found it necessary . The whole meal was just mediocre. I expect more than that for $95 without alcoholic drinks. We wont be going back anytime soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Always a great place to have a great dinner with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not wowed
    galvcouple
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Because of the name, I expected much better. I brought by wife here for our anniversary and the atmosphere was nice enough once we got to the back room away from the noise. The staff was very attentive and we never had to wait for refills. The only thing is that the food was just average. I've had worse, but I expected much better. I had the special filet with crab, and it didn't have much flavor. My wife had linguine and clams and she said the same. The place is nice, just not nice enough to make the drive we did to get there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hostess had no idea what I
    Ray789
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Hostess had no idea what I was talking about when I said I reserved a table online and had to wait for a table.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasantly surprised
    dbliven
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    I really enjoyed this restaurant! The hostess was very pleasant and was smiling every time I noticed. The waiter did an excellent job making us feel welcome on our first visit and explained all our questions to us. I ordered the chicken and sausage alfredo and my son just had the chicken alfredo. His chicken was a little dry compared to mine and my pasta was all stuck together as compared to his. I dont know. My daughter ordered stuffed ravioli's which turned out really tasty. Overall a good experience and would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheap place
    texan
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    We went there to celebrate our combined birthdays. We had expected a upscale place suiting for the occasion (we had dressed up). However, there were customers in T-shirts and shorts (majority). Some were wearing even flop sandals. Since the place is about 30 minutes away from our home, we have decided not to go there any more. We have a pizza place like that in our neighborhood. By the way, the food and the wine were above the acceptable level.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and great service
    Chris
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Good food and great service but too many noisy guests and smart all children
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Brunch
    Jean
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    The brunch buffet had a variety of breakfast items as well as main dish items. The custom omelets and Belgium waffles were the best we have ever had. I would go there again on a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birraporetti review
    brenda
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Even though we had a reservation for 12:30, we weren't seated until almost 1:00. They ran out of most hot foods around 1:30, and didn't refill all of them. Brunch was until 2:30. Otherwise, the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    Martha2242013
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    There were six of us at our table celebrating a special birthday. We had five different entrees. Everyone commented about how delicious their food was - not many leftovers. Food was hot, fresh, beautifully presented and delicious. We also had salads and desserts. Excellent salad dressings. Desserts were very, very good. Ambience is perfect. Service was excellent. Will definitely eat here again. We highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood restaurant
    Alster67
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    We wanted to grab a quick bite before heading home after work. We made a reservation via opentable.com because we wanted a restaurant close to home. We were promptly and warmly greeted by the hostess. Decided on a pizza and Mediterranean salad which turned out to be an excellent selection. Our server was attentive and friendly. The bar was busy, but our drinks were delivered without delay. I was really surprised how well the pizza turned out. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bread and Cheese
    MaryK
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I was disappointed to learn that Birraporetti's does not offer garlic bread, you have to ask for it. Our waiter never offered grated parmesan cheese for my chicken alfredo. I saw other customers receiving that invitation but I never received that offer, very disappointing. All in all I was an okay experience but not as nice as the restaurant downtown. I felt that they tried to make it a little classier, but it just wasn't. The manager visited several tables but ours was not one of them. He should make it a point to go to every table as you never know who your diner is.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vey good food, expansive
    Leaguecityfam
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Very good food and excellent service. Food preparation is slower than restaurants that are much busier in the area. Food expansive for Italian. Portion fair but not generous. Cesar side salad very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Friendswood Neighborhood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Once again, on the occasion of my Mom's birthday, I was reminded what a terrific restaurant Birraporetti's is! We had such a good time, the food was excellent, and the service outstanding. We are so fortunate to have such a great restaurant in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were seated at the first
    FatherDayPartyof5
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We were seated at the first table in the path to the rest of the restaurant, and my Dad has mobility issues. The noise volumn was unbelievable, between the patrons laughing and talking to be heard over the musac (which was unbelievably loud). It must have been the waiter's first day, because when our party of five all declined to have the buffet and wanted to order off the menu... he brought us ONE menu, and we had to ask for 4 more. Then he couldn't seem to grasp what my father was asking for as a salad dressing. We NEVER had any refills of ice tea, nor did he ask if we wanted coffee or dessert. Then we had to chase him down to get the bill. Overall, just not good a experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local find
    RetrocookieVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Absolutely loved the musical theater decor. Great job and and unexpected treat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upwardly Mobile
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    This is not my first review of Birraporettis. Unfortunately my last two posts were not entirely favorable however I my most recent visit was more noteworthy. In the past I haven't been pleased with the service but I noticed it had improved enough to warrant a kind word or two. The food has always been good but the last visit was better than usual. The hal-priced wine menu had some good offerings which paired nice with the specialty pizza and my wife's Pasta Poretti entree. All in all a good visit. It may not be perfect yet but I have a feeling they are on an upward trend in service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waited a long time for the
    Tony
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    waited a long time for the waiter to get to us and to come back to take our order. waited even longer for refills, and they weren't busy!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was fair. When
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Everything was fair. When we arrived it was not busy, and the front hostess did not even know we had a reservation and had to go walking thru the whole dinning room to look for us a spot. We were placed in a large booth. A table would have been a more enjoyable experiance for 6 adults. I would not visit again, was not impressed. The food was pricey and all the add ons were pricey, salad, bread. Typically bread is offered with entrees and not at an additional charge. This was a a special dinner for my father's 74th birthday. I had aslo made the comment in the online reservation and even made the waiter aware. It would have been nice if the waiter had brought my father a dessert for his special day. $160 on food/beverages and $3o tips
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cold Valentines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Very nice restaurant we've been there before. However our valentines dinner experience was underwhelming. They sat my family of 4 at the very front table next to the door, which may have been ok on any other night, but this night the temperature outside was about 40 degrees. Every time someone entered we would get an unwelcome chill. We asked to move to other open tables but they told us they couldnt move us. They had a special Valentines 5 course meal setup in which we were not interested in, after we made the choice to choose from the everyday menu, we were treated differently. Poor service from that point on.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Valentine 2013
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The limited Valentines dinner was not noted when reservations were made, servive was slow due to full capacity, food was ok...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Let Down Again at Birraporettis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Service was unusually poor this evening. Waiter seemed more interested in standing around talking to other staff then tending tables. I had to ask the guy serving water to get our waiter so we could order. I ordered a glass of wine and watched it sit on the bar for 20 minutes while our waiter stood chatting with other staff in the kitchen and elsewhere. The poor service ruined what was otherwise a good meal. Our server listed on the bill as Server 65 Ish. He got zip for a tip and my wife and I were disappointed by the lack of attention. Kudos to the guy serving water and a young woman bussing the tables- they showed excellent customer service. Unfortunately, we won't be back because the service is too inconsistent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had the ribeye steak special
    Quality123
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    I had the ribeye steak special cooked medium rare. The steak was cooked correctly, yet it was extremely tough, really uneatable. I did not send it back as the serving time was already longer than I expected. I took 80 percent of the steak home and my dog couldn't even eat it. The restaurant needs to make sure the people providing their meat is delivering a quality product. The other meals served to the other people in my party were at the quality level we usually experience at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We have dined at this restaurant a few times, most notably Mother's Day and New Year's Eve of 2012. The Mother's Day brunch was very good, and our dining experience on New Year's Eve was great. The food was good and our server was attentive without being obtrusive. It is hard for restaurants to survive in Friendswood, and I'm glad Birraporreti's has stayed alive. That says something about it's worthiness.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hoping for more....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    I have been here twice thus far and this visit was not as good as the first visit. We sat waiting to be acknowledged at least 15min despite being seated immediately upon arrival. We had chicken and veal Parmesan. The breading was lackluster but everything else was passable. A very personable waiter saved what could have been an unhappy visit. We will give it another try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Sunday Brunch at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    Excellent Sunday Brunch at a very reasonable price. It was advertized as a jazz brunch so I expected live music but was disappointed, although the piped music was quite nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • While the food was good we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    While the food was good we prefer the one downtown it has better quality of food and selection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet