Birroteca - Baltimore
Birroteca - Baltimore

Birroteca - Baltimore

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bmorebirroteca.com/
  • Phone: 4437081934x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Friday 5pm to Close
    Saturday & Sunday Noon to Close
  • 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
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Located in the Hampden/Woodberry area of Baltimore and housed in an 1883 stone building, we have 24 taps featuring all craft beers, and over 25 craft beers offered in bottles. We also have a very unique wine list and handcrafted cocktails. Our kitchen prepares farm to table artisan pizzas, modern Italian small plates, pastas and unique salads using organic ingredients along with local indigenous and imported products.
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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
273 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (182)neighborhood gem (152)vibrant bar scene (129)hot spot (110)good for groups (95)special occasion (55)romantic (46)notable wine list (42)late-night find (29)great for outdoor dining (23)great for lunch (19)kid-friendly (17)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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 2008
    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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    • 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
  • 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
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    • 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.
  • A New Favorite
    fOODfRIENDSnfUN
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    On our way downtown for a concert event with friends we stopped in to have dinner beforehand. We asked to be seated in the bar area rather than in the dining room. Everything was top-notch. Service was excellent, food was fabulous, and the atmosphere was warm and lively! If you are a fan of artisan pizza you will love Birroteca, however, they do have other offerings and specials not related to pizza. The ceasar salad was delicious and hearty in size. We opted for the mushroom pizza and asked them to change out the sauce (tomato was our choice). Perfect pizza and tremendous beer selection. We cannot wait for the Bel Air location to open at the end of October. It will be our new favorite spot for pizza in a great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good- will be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We loved it and will return. Great bar. Great food. Off street parking is a huge plus. Wife and I would even consider bringing our son next time for an early dinner in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food and great drink selection. Calamari is the best around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    CindySue
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Made reservations for dinner before a show at the lyric. Was a little farther away than we wanted but could find any reservations at the time frame closer to venue. It worked out great! As luck would have it because of horrible Friday nite traffic we were late for our reservation but they were still accommodating. Service was excellent dishes were cleared promptly and several other than our servers stopped to make sure everything was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LINKY
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Really good Would return!!!!service very good and manager was great We loved our salads and pizza
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • my neighborhood!
    pamf
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    the waitress was a delight! the food was ok...not as fabulous as last visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service food was bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The server brought the entrees to the table but did not remove our appetizer plates. Food did not taste fresh. I ordered a pizza and it tastes old and chewy. Like it was made earlier in the day and reheated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will Return
    BmoreGem
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is a great neighborhood find. Loved the atmosphere, menu, beer selection and attentive service. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    timm
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This is now my new favorite restaurant in Baltimore. Craft beer, food and service were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shout at the bar
    GlencliffeVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Our table for 7 was in the bar room - big mistake if you want to hear anyone. Eat early and sit in the dining room for better service, reasonable noise level and a better experience. We have eaten at Birroteca several times. The pizzas are top-notch with usually attentive service. We'll be more careful when go next time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    foodiebear
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Everything we had was delicious: brussels sprouts, spicy chickpeas, kale salad, freshest ever caprese, duck pizza. Note portions are big so expect to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Going Strong
    SuzzzVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I have been to Birroteca a few times prior to this occasion. We selected it because everyone has always had a great experience there. I was a bit worried because I had been hearing from several people that it had gone slightly downhill. However - we had a terrific experience there. The service was great both at the bar and the table. The food was certainly on par - the pizza was not my favorite, but I think that had more to do with what was on the pizza and much less to do with anything else. We had two bruschettas - they were both fantastic! The Caesar salad was as you would expect it to be and the pizza was certainly tasty (the cipolla) - I just would have preferred a different flavor! All in all - it was a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • baltimoreok
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We've eaten there three times over the last year. On the first two, the food was great. Last time, the food was fair.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dog friendly
    Adp329
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    this past Sunday, I grabbed a table on the patio with my pup. Cory was my server and took great care of us. He even brought a bowl of water for my pup. he was attentive without hovering... we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer selection!
    BaltimoreFoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great place for beer and pizza and more! Our waiter was wonderful and accommodating for the busiest time of the evening. The food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, but not great for a date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Birroteca's food was good, but even with an advance reservation, we were placed in a spot where my friend was constantly being bumped by the waiters as they came by. The individuals at the bar started spreading out and were essentially standing right next to our table while we were eating dinner. And while we could hear one another, it was definitely too loud to have a quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome pizza!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The duck-duck-goose pizza is the best! Met up with some old college friends and had a great night here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good late evening meal
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We went to Birroteca after a class at Hopkins and they took us at 8:45. We had several items from the small plates section of the menu and it was more than enough food. The salmon tartare was outstanding. The eggplant fries were disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is Amazing!
    Niki
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I LOVE their pizza! Get the Duck Duck Goose and Cipallo pizzas. Yum! I also had their Basil-Berry Smash and it was delicious. Staff is very nice and energetic. It was really noisy in there. There were a couple of groups in the room we were dining in and the sound just bounces around. I felt like I had to yell for my boyfriend to hear me. Other than that, it's great! Go there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday evening
    getinmybelly
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    For a Saturday dinner, they had run out of one of the specials and one of the desserts. We were misled thinking there would be a large beer selection like the website menu noted but that was not the case at all. Pizza was disappointing, definately not what a $17 pizza should be. One of our friends had the mushroom one and absolutely loved it. We also had the meatball one and the spicy fennel one... toppings were few and lumped in one area. I don't know if we would go back, we actually left and went to their other restaurant, the Nickel Taphouse in Mt. Washington and was wondering if it were a better fit for us, we are going to try there for dinner another day.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is fantastic!
    lulitabella
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Love the calamari a la plancha, the vinaigrette in the the arugula salad, and prosciutto pizza was delicious! Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid good
    iscdins
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Outstanding service. The waitress (and chef) was very accommodating dietary restriction, accepted a request to modify the sides accompanying the main entree for the day with a creative and delicious solution. The overall menu composition was very good. Some of the portion sizes, i.e. Octopus appetizer had about 5 razor thing slices mixed with the same amount of slices of radishes. We all thought it deserved a few more pieces of Octopus but the flavor was excellent. The Calamari a la plancha was more of what we expected as far as size, the flavor was good and the texture was great, the flavor came out more after squeezing the lemon wedges.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birroteca is fun
    KenR
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    If you want a fun night with friends and good pizza and beer, this is the place. The tap selection is always good and usually themed. We hit the beginning of Octoberfest/Fall Beers and were delighted with the choices available. The fried brussel sprouts were excellent and highly recommended. The pizza selections are not as varied as some places, but each have great flavor and are unique. The meat lovers will embrace the house-cured specialties, while our vegetarian friends also enjoy the white pizza with cauliflower. The only peculiar thing about our visit was that on this particular Friday night, there was a peculiar absence of boisterous bar goers. The typical noisy large bar area was practically empty. Not sure why, just weird.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.