Birroteca - Baltimore
Birroteca - Baltimore

Birroteca - Baltimore

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bmorebirroteca.com/
  • Phone: (443) 708-1934
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Friday 5:00 pm - Midnight
    Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: John Hicks
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clipper Mill Road & Ash Street
  • Public Transit: We are just a short walk from the Light Rail MTA stop at Woodberry
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Birroteca - Baltimore
Located in the Hampden/Woodberry area of Baltimore, we're the destination for modern, rustic Italian cuisine, crafted using ingredients sourced from local ranchers, farmers and local fisherman. Guests enjoy communal dining service in a refined, casual setting. We offer 24 craft beers on tap in addition to an Italian focused wine list, and unique craft cocktails prepared with artisan distilled spirits and house-made mixes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Birroteca - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
282 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (194)neighborhood gem (168)vibrant bar scene (138)hot spot (118)good for groups (94)special occasion (59)romantic (53)notable wine list (48)late-night find (33)great for outdoor dining (24)great for lunch (24)kid-friendly (19)great for brunch (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • crafted.
    Adp329
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Sat at the bar with Nick & Anna. The banter behind the bar created a welcoming, fun, and relaxed vibe. Fantastic pairings created by the duo. The Remoli was the perfect fit for the Annaferno (the bartenders namesake). Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come Hungry!
    JennaVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We had great food and great service! Our server Megan was wonderful, very helpful and gave us tons of menu tips. The management team also came over to check on us several times. As always the food was excellent - we have been here several times and never ordered something that wasn't great! If you are looking for great food with a foodie twist this is the place to come!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really delicious
    CindySVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Great food in a charming, energetic atmosphere. Hopping on a Monday night - obviously many others have found this place and love it. The cheeses that we started with were three of the chef's own selections, and they were a cut above what we expected and came with creative accompaniments. Had a perfect arugula salad perfect before diving into a pizza that had a scrumptious combination of toppings. A great beer menu to boot and attentive service - we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience with great service and menu
    RobertWVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Birroteca has great ambience, incredible draft beer selection and really leading edge menu for casual dining. Lots of healthy vegetable alternatives with plenty for all palates. Was a welcome haven for a cold and rainy night. Friendly staff with attentive service and food to match.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    MoMo
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Food was awesome. The server and manager knew very little about the food, ingredients and preparation. I would come back for sure for the food. I had been there once before and sat at the bar. The bartender was well-versed on the menu, wine list, beer and cocktails. I have spent 15 years in the food service industry and have high expectations when I eat out. Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!!!
    Beatnix1054
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I would rave about Birroteca however I don't want everyone else taking my reservation times. But if really, really good food and great wine (great beer options) are what your looking for then you should give this place a try, again just not on a night when I want a reservation. The Chef and the entire staff try and make every visit a dining pleasure. Great Place ( a little chilly downstairs in the colder weather, dress warm) A must visit restaurant with great Italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy at Birotecca!
    Foodie4ever
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have eaten here several times and are NEVER disappointed!! Great parking and if you can get a reservation, you will have a fun dining experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional service and great food!
    Kendra41
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I now know why it's usually hard to get a reservation during the weekend. It was worth eating dinner at 9 PM. We were greeted immediately by staff who were helpful and knowledgeable on menu items. Our server made really great recommendations for beers on tap and the pizza. We also tried the the eggplant fries which were addicting and great to share. As a couple who is new to the area, we can't wait to bring our friends back to Birroteca when they visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birroteca Delivers!
    MaggiVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Pretty simple review when the experience is this good: great service (thank you Brendan), great ambiance, great drink selections, and really fabulous food. Birroteca knows how to deliver the best of everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lizzy
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    their steak tartar and meat and cheese board was excellent! everything else was ok, but didn't blow me away.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KarenE
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our server last Friday was very friendly and cheerful. Very upbeat and added to our great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This in one you do not want to miss
    Foodlines
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Wait staff is outstanding & host was very accommodating when we explained that noise level was too high upstairs so we were moved to a table downstairs. Food was incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Sophia621VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Upon my umpteenth trip to Birroteca, I'm happy to say that everything is as great as ever- and that they brought back the original kale salad! The only times I wish I lived outside of my own Baltimore neighborhood are the times I think about how often I would eat at Birroteca if I could walk there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laresa1024
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Excellent food- I only wish the courses were spaced out better. Everything came out at once, so we felt a little rushed eating. Definitely order the brussel sprouts, and if going on a Sunday, the figgy piggy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gourmet pizza place.
    Shelley
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our friends chose Birroteca. We did not realize that its basically a pizza place. It is probably wonderful and gourmet if you like pizza. I could have died for a simple chicken or other entree. They only had one entree Saturday night, steak which we don't eat. The eggplant dish sounds great- but is only served one night per week. The other entrees also sound great- but are only served once per week. The crispy brussels sprouts were amazing. I put that with the meatballs, and my meal was great in the end.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great
    bmoreyum
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The Brussels sprouts were to die for.. Amazing! But the pizza was eh, okay. We got the meat pizza and the margherita. Maybe my expectations were too high for it, but I was expecting more authentic pizza rather than the more doughy, not-that-crispy pizza that came out. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't knock-your-socks-off great. Good ambiance, but know that if you sit upstairs for dinner there is a TV up there. It was distracting for me. Good service, off the beaten path, parking was easy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    All dining areas are too noisy. Food & service fine. When making the reservation, one is asked for preferable seating area. That seems to be ignored. Asked for main dining area and was taken to upstairs dining area when there were empty tables in my preferred area. Upstairs is the noisiest room in the building. Although food & service were fine, the upstairs is not a comfortable place to eat.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Fabulous
    teachingwellVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Having a pizza and beer place to go to that always delivers is something I take for granted. I have come to expect excellence from Birroteca, and they always deliver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer selection and good food
    SarahW
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We ate in the bar area, which was a bit loud and we wish we had been in the other area for our dinner, but it was a fun atmosphere. Really liked the eggplant fries and the locavore pizza was just ok. The mushroom risotto was tasty although a bit salty. They let us get 1/2 pints for the beer, which is great because we never know which to try and like sampling. If go back to try some other dishes and to sit in the restaurant side - or sit at the bar for some beer and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian-like
    JoeyRocket
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    It's more of an Italian themed restaurant. The Duck pizza tasted good but a bit heavy on the dough. Not your Italian thin crust. Cheese salami platter was good but a little skimpy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wild boar pasta was amazing!!!!
    Cap415
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We went in the middle of the week and I ordered the wild boar pappardelle and it was fabulous. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All-around great
    Momof3
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Excellent food, great beer, good atmosphere. Good service. Waiter was knowledgable.. Really helped us make good food & drink selections. Would Definitely go back.. One of the best meals we've had in Baltimore in a long time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best at Birroteca
    loverofgoodbeer
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore, can't miss good pizza and wide selection of craft brews
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Pizza/Salads
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Go the meatball appetizer and stick to traditional pizzas. They can be very good. Same with salads, very fresh and polenta gnocchi. Tagliatelle was awash in cream sauce which overwhelmed sausage.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommended
    Beatnix1054
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    First time dining at Birroteca but will not be my last. Food was delicious and ample portions. Good selection of wines and beers from which to choose. Great service with knowledgeable staff. I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful!
    MaggiVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    What a fun afternoon – we thoroughly enjoyed Birroteca! This was our first visit but it will not be our last. We had the Fresh Burratta Cheese Bruschetta along with the Piazza Bianco……absolutely delicious! Our waitress, Megan, was a delight and took really good care of us. Chris, the General Manager, stopped by and we had a lovely chat. Thank you for a wonderful introduction to your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DanFanVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    3 got their appetizers and 4th waited forever 3 got their main course and 4th waited forever Restaurant was apologetic
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group Dinner
    98Greyhound
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a party of 3 couples and were seated in the lounge area at a high top. We ordered 5 apps and 3 pizzas. The food was fantastic along with the service, and the suggestions from our server. It was the atmosphere that we were looking for. One that was casual, a tad loud, so we wouldn't have to worry about being too loud chatting, and great eats/drinks. We had a fantastic experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food makes it worth it
    Mofitz
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Always the best food in town! And what a great selection of brews of all kinds. However, I wish all the customers understood the deal with the communal tables. It's awkward being seated next to a group that clearly doesn't want to share "their" table. That's my one request of the staff: educate your customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awful
    Jimbo10788
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I made reservations a month in advance for my girlfriends birthday. When we got to the restaurant, we were taken a communal table at the bar where the noise level was so high we couldn't even hear each other. We were told rudely by the host that we had to specify that we wanted a table in the dining room, and that there were no tables remaining in the dining room, despite the fact that I had made the reservation a month in advance. I will never be returning to Birroteca after the way we got treated there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great spot!
    VBalto
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Always good service and food. Great atmosphere and lively bar scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing
    UcffalconVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    It was my first time eating here and it was for my birthday. I have to say the food was simply stunning, the beer list was not overly daunting and succinct enough to still have amazing choices to any beer drinkers delight. I can't stop recommending this place, the staff was amazing the manager talked to us to make sure our meal was perfect, made recommendations for drinks. Great food, great beer/wine list, and they have they're own parking... can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bobby
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    As always, the service was outstanding and the food delicious. The calamari and brussel sprouts NEVER disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful quaint restaurant
    jcerniglow
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    the atmosphere and food in this restaurant are unbelievable. terrific place to dine with friends. Prices are moderate and sizes are large. the best insalata caprese that I have ever had (even in Italy). I cant say enough nice things about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't live up to the hype
    Bwil33
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Made a reservation for 515p. I didn't specify dining room or bar area because I had never been to this restaurant. We were seated immediately in the dining room which was virtually empty at this hour except for the few families having dinner. My boyfriend and I asked to be seated in the bar area if possible. We were told they would try but turns out all the tables in the bar area were reserved so we chose to sit at the bar. The bar staff was great but the drink of the week was way too sweet. We had the duck pizza which was tasty but way to sweet as well . I ordered the wild boar bolognese pappardelle which was awful. It tasted as though someone took a bbq pulled pork sandwich and tossed it into the pasta. Sadly, we won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was amazing!
    OMFoodies
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Dined in a double date... We ordered the filet with squash risotto with a side of brussel sprouts. The steak was very flavorful and tender. Overall, the experience was great and we will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A consistent great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is the only place I can get a really hood gluten free pizza. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brussels sprouts great as always
    anonymous190
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The Brussels sprouts were amazing as always but the pasta dish we ordered was very very small for its price which was disappointing. We were both hungry afterwards
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always my go-to restaurant!
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    There's so much to like about Birroteca - the enthusiastic, attentive service by its friendly staff; its inventive menu that always manages to surprise while still being comforting; the shabby chic surroundings; and of course, its remarkable beer menu. Every time I bring an out-of-town guest there for dinner, they are more than impressed - as am I!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    amyb
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I have been wanting to try Birroteca for awhile now, and are so glad we finally did. We enjoyed the food very much - everything was fresh and tasted great. The bar, which is in an adjacent room to the restaurant, seems very lively and a fun place to grab a drink. Service was good, but I didn't care for the super-casual way the servers were dressed - I don't normally care about this kind of thing, but it would have been a little nicer if they were dressed in something other than flannel shirts, jeans, t-shirts, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.