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Birroteca Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bmorebirroteca.com/
  • Phone: (443) 708-1934
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 5pm to Close
    Saturday & Sunday Noon to Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Melanie Molinaro
  • 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
  • Private Party Contact: Anna Plitsas (443) 708-1934

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
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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The beer selection is decent, but missing a few standards and local favorites, like the new Doobys on Charles street. The grilled squid is good, but surprisingly the pizza is uneven. Some were pretty good, while others fell short of any self respecting pizza place like Hersh's in Federal Hill or Verdes in Canton. The kale salad was also disappointing. Btw, they charge for a cold sliced bread."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was fabulous per usual. The prosciutto/arugula bruschetta is my favorite thing on the menu. I get it every time. Always fantastic. Risotto was lovely."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This place is awesome. We got the goat cheese broccoli and basil bruschetta to start - absolutely amazing. Then pizza for the main dish. Their pizza is unreal. Service was on point and ambiance is really fun and relaxed."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Birroteca's. The calamari appetizer was super tender and delicious with the capers. My husband and I split the Duck Duck Goose Pizza and the mushroom risotto. The risotto was acceptable but the pizza was awesome! The wait staff is super knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend for a fun date night."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was excellent and different. They have a great selection of beers. It was a fun place to go. While it seems like it should be a bar, there is a dining room area. There were children there and that was fine. The only issue was it was a little loud, but you could call it energetic."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We loved our food and food choices and our server was helpful and nice..but we ordered three courses and all three arrived within 5 minutes of each other. This did not make for a relaxed dining experience and it shocked us considering the caliber of the food.do they need to know that diners want to eat one course before the next course is served? Thank goodness we didn't order dessert until we had finished the other food or I fear we would have gotten that along with our Brussels sprouts too!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good menu if you like pizza and pasta. Probably should add some less fattening menu choices like fish or meats as a main course."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "After a recommendation from a friend, my husband and I decided to try this on July 4. The bruschetta with white beans had so much mustard (yes: mustard) that we couldn't taste anything else. The pasta with boar meat tasted way too sweet, like canned roast beef. My pasta with fennel sausage and broccoli rabe:no fennel taste, sausage served semi-raw and the rabe was terribly bitter. It's a shame the food is so awful, cuz the ambience and service were quite good."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Loved the eggplant fries and white pizza. Fun cocktails. Spicy chickpeas!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Went to Birroteca with a group of friends for a night out. We had a great time. The extensive beer selection and the charcueterie board were the hghlights of our evening. In addition, our pizza selections were delicisious. We plan to return soon"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I "ended up" here because of a disappointment with another restaurant (not wanting to honor a free meal won in a charity raffle--HoCo, go figure). Anyway, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The folks at Birroteca were warm, welcoming, and full of humor & good cheer. The old mill makes for an interesting setting. And the food and drinks were absolutely delicious. We each ordered wonderful cocktails and appetizer and enjoyed them so much, we decided to split a bottle of wine and share more "small plates" rather than ordering pasta or pizza (though we fully intend to go back and try those as well). Everything ended perfectly with coffees and a shared dessert. We have only praise for Birroteca and hope to return soon!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite places! The food is fresh and delicious, the restaurant itself is adorbs and it is a true neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Everything we ate was absolutely delicious and the service was really attentive, but it was hard to hear even across our small table."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was my first dining experience here and it was great. The local brew and cocktails we had were delicious. We ordered 3 different pizzas and shared them - great way to try the various selections. The combinations of ingredients were so flavorful, we could not decide which (if any) was the best. However, a particular favorite was the duck w/egg & balsamic drizzle...my mouth is watering now! Server was very attentive and knowledgeable. The noise level was not "energetic", it was noisy. That being said, it is not a deterrent - our whole party will be repeat customers many times over."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We chose to eat at a table in the bar. Even on a Tuesday, the tables were busy, yet our server was efficient and professional. Food choices were creative and delicious, e.g. white bean, goat cheese, arugula bruschetta and myriad pizza selections."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I had not been in a while and was blown away by how good it was...yet again"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is one of my daughter's favorite restaurants, so we had dinner here as part of her college graduations festivities. Our diverse group thoroughly enjoyed the gluten-free veggie pizza, shellfish, and meat--bison? Boar? I honestly can't remember. Anyway, he enjoyed it. Also, the restaurant was debuting its new beer, which got rave reviews from people who are very picky about their beer! As a bonus, we received a souvenir glass. Can't wait to eat here again."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "From salad to pasta to pizza to dessert, this place was delicious. I only wish I had a bigger stomach to try more!! We will definitely return in the very near future to continue to explore the menu. Be sure tonsave room for dessert...the homemade ice cream is dreamy goodness."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Too loud, mediocre service, good pizza. Nice setting, with wood and exposed masonry."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Birroteca is the perfect restaurant for a Fridya night when you don't want to cook! My husband and I have been several times and always find something new and delicious on the menu. This time we tried the white bean bruschetta which was amazing! Really love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food reasonably priced. Good alcohol selection.only negative aspect was the waitress boxed up our food before we were done with our food."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The service and food were exceptional. Very vibrant scene and energetic."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Atmosphere was terrific and the staff was super friendly and accommodating. We go the duck pizza to split, pork belly and grilled calamari. The grilled Calamari was totally great, really light and tender. Both the pork belly and duck pizza were classic salty sweet combinations but both were way too sweet. Particularly the duck pizza, it tasted only like sweet bbq sauce or balsamic vinegar. Crust was really goody but the toppings overwhelmed everything else with sweetness."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The pappardelle with wild boar bolognese was outstanding. The octopus carpaccio had an unexpected but nice heat. Great beer list. Good wine. I'll definitely be back to try the pizzas."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We (8 of us) decided to take the guys here for a pre-Fathers' Day celebration. We tried a lot of the aps and everyone ordered an entrée. The guys absolutely loved the ambience, beer, and food choices. We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Birroteca has a good vide when you walk in. Very good bar; nice wine refrigerator. Service is always good and you can find some tasty items on the menu. You can also find some that aren't as tasty, but overall a good experience."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This is the second time we've gone there. We really enjoy it. This time they had a problem with all the food coming out at the same time (appetizers and dinner) but they apologized and offered us free dessert. Food is always terrific and we'll go back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Always enjoy Birroteca's grilled Calamari, gourmet pizzas and wide variety of beers and cocktails! Good service and nice atmosphere at the bar as well."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was our 3rd time at the restaurant. We don't usually go to a restaurant more than once unless it is really good. While our last two meals were really good, this one was even better. Highly recommend the pork shank special on Sat nights. Good beer list. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went to Birroteca with friends Sat night and had a good time. The eggplant fries were a 5 out of 10, not as good as others I've had, but definitely edible. The chopped kale salad was also about a 5 out of 10, but that might be because kale in a salad just can't taste so good. Or maybe it could have been doused with more dressing to give it a better flavor. The Locavore pizza was about a 7 out of 10. I went to a winery the weekend before and had a much better coal-fired veggie pizza, but the one at Birroteca was decent. I guess I must have ordered the wrong things because my friends raved about their calamari and brussel sprouts. The best part was the hard cider, which was absolutely delicious and came in an enormous bottle."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner very much. The pizzas were very good. We would go here again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "One of the best, I have been to in the last couple of years"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "usually on week nights it is not as noisy and you can hear those at your table, very loud and food was just fair that night"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Good sized portions, fantastic cheese! The duck duck goose pizza is insane. Loved this place and will return."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Everything was delicious. I loved the atmosphere! Parking is limited though, so plan accordingly :)"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I chose to celebrate our 2-year anniversary at Birroteca per a recommendation from a friend. We ordered the meatballs, the polenta, and the highly-acclaimed Duck Duck Goose pizza. Both my boyfriend and I found it odd that the appetizers were served in odd numbers (5 meatballs, 3 polenta squares), but overall, we were both pleased with our meal and found everything to be delicious. While the food and ambience at Birroteca were notable, however, the service was awful. Our server, Alli, didn't serve us at all; she completely stopped coming over to our table after bringing us our drinks, and we actually had to flag down another serve to box up our leftovers and bring us our check. No apologies by Alli were offered."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great place to meet with a group of friends! Great drinks (My husband loved the beer selection) and great food. The Bruschetta was the best! We were seated at a table in the bar area, so it was extremely noisy, but overall it was a great experience. Would definitely go back and definitely recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We sat outside on the porch. Menu does not have much in the way of entrees if one does not want pizza. Too much pork in vegetables. Music was very loud and it was hard to talk. Perhaps outside area should be quieter. Overall the noise and lack of choices made for a disappointing experience."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "There's been a lot of hype around Birroteca lately, and the restaurant did not fail to impress us. The combination of good drink (robust wine list, excellent craft beers) and creative gourmet pizzas is a solid one. That said, there were a couple of "speed bumps" in our evening that future diners should be aware of. Like any creative menu, there are highs and lows. The Duck Duck Goose which is routinely mentioned but was good rather than great. We're not huge duck fans, and well, it tasted like a duck pizza. Also, the Spicy Fried Chick Peas on the appetizer menu are simply a dud (way too spicy and way too salty). Still, we look forward to going back!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Fine pizza. Didn't appreciate brown lettuce used in Caesar Salad. Friendly, attentive service. Second visit."
    Dined on 6/3/2014