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Birraporetti's
Birraporetti's

Birraporetti's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.birrarestaurant.com/home/
  • Phone: (713) 224-9494
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Birraporetti's caters off site events and offers all levels of catering, from a simple drop off and pick up option, all the way to a full service, fully satisfied wonderful banquet like experience!! Birraporetti's can accommodate any number of people on cater outs.
  • Private Party Facilities: The "Private Dining Room", is located on the basement level. If you are looking to book a business luncheon, bridal luncheon, or any other private lunch party, the private dining room is always open for lunch functions. Private rooms are available in the evening as well for wedding rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, business parties, holiday functions, and more. Live bands and D.J. can be booked for parties as well!! Please contact us for more details
  • Private Party Contact: Sharon Williams (713) 224-9494
  • Entertainment: Every Saturday and Sunday night, Birraporetti's features live music and entertainment into the wee hours of the night. Live jazz is also featured during Sunday brunch. Occasionally there is music during the week as well.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prairie
  • Public Transit: Birraporetti's is located three blocks down from the Preston stop on the Metrorail, and there are Metro bus stops around the restaurant. Birraporetti's will also call you a cab if need be.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking meters available around the restaurant; meters are free after 6:00pm and all day on Sundays. There is also a parking garage that is connected to the restaurant with; entrance on Louisiana St. & Smith St.
A word from Birraporetti's
Birraporetti's is a "Great Italian restaurant, and a heck of an Irish bar!" Birraporetti's is located in the heart of the Houston Theater District, and just 3 blocks down from the Metrorail and Main Street. The restaurant is open late seven days a week, serves lunch and dinner continuously, and features "Live Jazz Sunday Brunch" starting every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Birraporetti's also offers catering and delivery 7 days a week. Also, if you're looking to book a private event, special occasion, or big function, Birraporetti's features a private dining room that can accommodate up to 100 people, with a full bar, restrooms and all multi-media capabilities. The restaurant is also a Houston Wi-Fi spot, and features delicious champagne bellini's and world famous Irish coffee. If you are going to a theater show, the restaurant is walking distance of the Alley Theater, Wortham Theater, Hobby Center and Jones Hall.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Earl was our waiter and he was awesome in serving us."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The atmosphere is great, as is the location, for Birraporetti's. Both dinners were enjoyable, however the cheese could have been browned a bit more on the chicken parmesan. Also, our coffee was tepid after dinner. A tad more effort for little details like that would elevate the experience anticipated for the price/location. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The mushroom appetizer was delicious and unique. The Capt John platter was great! The clam linguini was so flavorful and yet light on sauce...perfect! The crab cake was loaded with crab, seasoned well, and crisp on the outside. The grilled bacon wrapped shrimp was a bit overcooked. It was the one disappointing item. The garlic bread was fresh with just the perfect crunch on the crust. The spaghetti with meat sauce was good, but the sauce was a little sweeter than my boyfriend likes. He would have kicked it up a little with some spice or more herbs."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We chose Birraporetti's downtown based on location and recent reviews prior to attending the theater at the Hobby Center. Birraporetti's did not disappoint. Excellent menu -- the chicken parm was plentiful and delicious. Service was very attentive. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Birraporetti's remains at the top for pre event and late night dining. Just enjoyed their world class buffet prior to an Alley matinee. Excellent food and service once again, and their live music is always a pleasant amenity and tops off the experience. Raises the bar WAY high."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We went for brunch. While the food was plentiful and good, it was nothing spectacular. The beef was of good quality. It was not as expansive as some Sunday brunches, but it is not as expensive as some Sunday brunches. The service was good, but there is not to much to do at a buffet except refill our glasses and remove the dirty dishes. I have been before and I will return."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Food is amazing! Crabcakes with tortellini and Spinach Fettuccine and Key Lime Pie were so good! Great place to eat after a show in the theater district."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Date night, service was excellent. A young family sat down by us and we explained it was our night away for a date and they moved us to a romantic table for two."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service was excellent. Attentive waiters and quick service. Great for pre-theater dinner or post-theater snack. Great wine list and desserts. Very busy place. Best to make reservations. Would surely go againe."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Dinner at Birraporetti's never disappoints, went there Friday night before Houston Ballet. Personal favorite is the appetizer pizza which is custom-prepared with a broad array of add-ons including anchovies. Excellent and attentive service, pizza was outstanding, ice cream sundae for dessert was also scrumptious - when you order this, be sure to let it melt a bit as these appear to be pre-frozen and then dressed with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and cherry. Birraporetti's always gets my vote for downtown - its high ceilings and layout deliver low noise levels, and a combination of candles,florals, well-placed antiques, and crystal chandeliers add grandeur and "Phantom of the Opera" ambience to downtown Houston."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Love the late night dinners. Downtown is so romantic. It is like the after theater places in NYC."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The location for this restraurant is great for the theater. The atmosphere is nice, though a bit crowded. Perhaps due to the opening act deadline of everyone in the place, the food is rushed and the quality suffers compared to a similarly priced restraurant. You can get better food elsewhere away from downtown for less. But then you are back to location so closed to the theaters."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We always eat here before the ballet. Good food, near the Wortham center, and convenient parking. They always accommodate us with a sofa table near the garage entrance needed by a member of our party with a bad back and hip."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Birraporetti's has long been known for the spot to eat before theater events, due to it's proximity to all the various venues downtown. Wen there prior to the ballet, which was at 7:30 (no late seating), so we made 5:30 dinner reservations to finish by 7 (which we thought would give us plenty of time). Dinner came fairly quickly, although we were not offered fresh ground black pepper or parmesan cheese for our plates, which is quite standard for italian restaurants. At 6:40 we finished dinner and decided to have dessert. We got our dessert at 7:05. Told the waitress we needed to hurry with the bill. She didn't split the bill, so we had to all chip in and pay. At 7:20 we were walking out. Got seated at ballet just in time."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Really enjoyed my first visit. Food was excellent, server was great. Intend to make this a go-to option for lunch downtown."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Visiting Houston and haven't eaten here in years. Staff was friendly, lots of folks heading to Hobby Center. Not wanting a large meal before a show,went with mini surf & turf. Great meal and desserts and coffee."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We had a wonderful waiter who helped us with our wine selection and entree choices. The food was quite good. We chose the restaurant because it was close to the theatre and we were served in a timely manner so we got to the theatre in good time to be seated before the play began. This is an excellent choice if you're looking for someplace in the theatre district. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great food and service. They really know how to make you feel like family and also appease your need for good pasta and sauce I cam here for lunch with co-workers (jeans and a nice top) and I came here for a friend's birthday dinner (fancy dress). Regardless of the occasion this place is great!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The evening we dined there, a performer was singing and seemed like he couldn't remember half the words to the songs. People were snickering at how bad he was."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed at Birraporetti's. We always go there for dinner when we have tickets to the Broadway Shows at Hobby. Make sure you make reservations on those nights because it does get crowded. My husband actually wanted something that was not on the menu and no questions asked, he was delighted to receive a wonderful meal. Food was delicious and the service was excellent, everyone was attentive to our needs and quick for refills on water and cleaning the table between courses."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "In the heart of Houston's theatre district. This is a great place to catch a good dinner before or after the show . "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This restaurant has deteriorated to the point where it's nothing more than Italian fast food. The prices still reflect fine dining, but the quality of the food is inferior. I have eaten my last meal at Birraporetti's!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Pretty good food. Lasagna is on the skimpy side. Salad is good. Italian sausage is too spicy (take your pepcid with you). Desserts are boring. Chocolate mousse not sweet. Doesn't taste like mousse. Decor is in desperate need of an update. Carpet is disgusting."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Great food, great service! Lovely jazz singer. Really enjoyed ourselves. Will be back."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "It is very good food....not over the top fantastic, but very good. It's the perfect place to eat before or after a play since it is adjacent to the Alley Theater. It is extremely convenient and they really cater to theater-goers. Their service is fast and efficient. I go there every time I go to the theater."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We made reservations for after a performance at the Alley Theater. We were seated quickly and a server arrived shortly thereafter. Our food arrived in a timely manner, was good, and the server was attentive without being overbearing. The guitarist at the front if the restaurant was really good. All in all, a pleasurable experience."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Excellent service. Good variety on menu. Nice ambience, but still somewhat casual, comfortable mix. Will definitely come again."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I had never eaten at Birraporetti's and was excited to try this Houston classic restaurant. What a disappointment! I cannot believe this restaurant is still in business. The food was terrible. I have no problem paying $100 or more for dinner. Even if I had paid $20 for this entire meal my review would have been the same. Terrible food!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had tickets to the Symphony and we were also celebrating a 50th birthday. We had requested a 5:00 reservation so that we could take our time and enjoy our dinner before the symphony. Appetizers were delicious; two of us ordered the ribeye, one was cooked perfectly but the other was overcooked and dry. We asked the waitress about the desserts and also that we were celebrating a 50t birthday. She rudely replied "By the way did anyone mention to you that your table has a 6:00 reservation?" We were astonished! When we expressed our disappointment to our waitress about her behavior she gave us a rude stare and walked away. Needless to say we will never go back to Birraporettis. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Arrive early, park in Birraporetti's"s adjoining garage, quick seating with some choice, and interesting groups of folks in the room. Service was not fast but -- with our time allowance -- adequate for leisurely dining and conversation, prior to a leisurely walk to Jones Hall. Noise level was high, but still allowed for table conversation. It was a pleasant experience and one we enjoy for "date night" all during our symphony season."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We eat here before every Pops concert. Always good and enjoyable. This time was different. Had the veal piccata which is usually very good. This time it was crisp and slightly burnt. Had a hard time getting waiter's attention (although he was serving 2 large table near us)."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "They were packed for brunch but that is no excuse to be waiting around waiting for entrees to hit the buffet table that also was almost raw the ones that were out on the table was dried out. We also had to wait on plates & flatware was not impressed. They didn't really have a "jazz" musician but actually he was better than the service & food. "
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "Food was good and came out course by course without us having to wait long"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Our waiter, Bing, was amazing!!! The hostess, not so much."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We always enjoy dining at Birraporetti's. The food and service are great. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food selection was good and tasted good. The staff treated us wonderfully. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a lively time for our Mother's Day brunch. The food was good and the wait staff was very attentive. The bottomless drinks were good and flowing freely. I would definitely return and recommend this place to others."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Perfect venue before the symphony. Nice atmosphere and quick service!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great for dinner before going to the Alley or Jones Hall. Accomodating wait staff."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This brunch used to be much better. The food was unremarkable at best and some was down-right bad. The beef was fatty and the chicken was dry. There also was a smaller assortment of foods to choose from. Our waiter seemed rushed all the time and could not seem to handle a simple order that was not part of the brunch. Bad food-bad service-over priced."
    Dined on 4/27/2014