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Birraporetti's - Friendswood

3.8
136 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

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About

Birraporetti�s Restaurant has been serving the Friendswood, Texas area for nearly 40 years. Its prime location in the heart of the theater district makes it perfect for dining before or after going to Bayou Music Center, Alley Theater, Hobby Center, Sundance Cinema or Jones Hall.

To capture this vibe, Birraporetti�s Restaurant offers a theater menu which offers three �Acts� (courses) for one set price. Choose a salad, entr�e and dessert. Entr�e options include classic rib eye, grilled white fish with tortellini and lobster ravioli with crab cakes. Other options at Birraporetti�s Restaurant include classic specialty Italian pasta dishes and fresh seafood. A full lineup of signature desserts finishes off the night perfectly.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(281) 993-8901
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Pablo Zapata
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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.
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Private party contact
David Lafferty: (281) 993-8901
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Catering
Catering Menu is available by request.
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Cross street
Sunset Dr.
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Special events & promotions
-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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
3.3
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on May 17, 2016

Not terribly good. Food was off-temperature and not terribly fresh. Not very good service.

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2016

our server Sefran was great! He was very patient with us as we moved from indoors to the outside sitting area. He was very attentive and sweet!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2016

We chose Birraporetti's for a Mother's Day dinner for several reasons: we wanted cuisine that appeal to a variety of family members, reasonable prices that weren't jacked up for the holiday, took reservations, was not too noisy, and was easy to get to, since elderly family members tire easily. Birraporetti's fit all these. Our food was good, although they were out of a few things after the busy holiday business. I especially like that we don't have to drive to "restaurant row" or near the mall to get here - it's location near neighborhoods is very convenient and parking is easy.

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1.0Dined on May 8, 2016

This was a big disappointment for Mother's Day. I made a reservation for 2 for Mother's day brunch as I have for the last few years so we did not have to wait for a table. When we arrived we were told that our "table" was a high top in the bar area, a small circular table with very little room for two glasses and plates for a meal. With few options elsewhere at that point we stayed and were then told that we had to have the buffet. My mom had surgery last year and can only eat small amounts of food at each sitting so paying $26.95 for a buffet for her would be ridiculous. After a few words with what I think was a manager they allowed us to order a meal. We were not made to feel valued as patrons by either the hostesses or this manager. The only saving grace was our waiter. I will not return nor would I recommend this for anyone.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Outstanding food and great, friendly service. They definitely worked way into regular rotation.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2016

Loved everything about it except the food was cold. Nice presentation, but cold eggs benedict and pasta is not appetizing.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2016

Went to Easter Brunch and was not impressed. Food was fair in flavor but just luke warm. For $26.95, we expected more selection and hot food. We paid $10 extra to have bottomless mimosas. Don't bother with this option because it's nearly impossible to get someone to refill your glass. We didn't mind the noise but the buffet is super crowded and hard to get to. We won't be back.. Too many restaurants in the area with better food and service.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2016

The food was good, but it wasn't what we ordered. It was close enough to fool us until we were half way through, then we realized it wasn't what we had ordered. Although the wrong food was also displayed on our ticket, so they gave us what they said they were going to, they had just wrote it down wrong.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

We celebrated Valentine's Day by going to a restaurant we had never been to before, just to be a little different. The experience was great, and the food was very good. We would definitely go there again.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2016

The food was great for a great price. I brought my girlfriend and she absolutely loved it! We will be back very soon!

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2.0Dined on January 17, 2016

1. I made a reservation but they didn't even bother
2. an italian restaurant BUT doesn't even have any italian dessert
3. I got gross out when I saw a worker, checking his cellphone and prepping food at the same time with no gloves nor washing his hands

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2015

This was our first visit to this location. I had been to the original Houston location a couple of times in the past. There were only a few places open on Christmas night. The service was adequate. The food was good, but not great. I was surprised that they charge $3 for a basket of 5 little pieces of bread! The expresso machine was not working. Meatballs VERY good. Waiter was ok, but not great. Overall, visit was just "ok". I will probably try this location again.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2015

We ate here for Christmas dinner on our way down to Galveston. The wait time was a little long for the small crowd, but the quality of the food more than made up for it.

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2015

The food was decent, but it really wasn't anything to write home about.

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3.0Dined on September 11, 2015

The food was great. Well prepared, quickly delivered well flavored however the noise level was rather high and not crowded. The interior design, though attractive, lacked and absorbent features that might lessen the din. A few well placed panels might make the whole difference. It's a good place for groups but perhaps not the best choice for romance in spite of the delicious offerings.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2015

Great food and attentive service close to home in Friendswood.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2015

Went to celebrate my mom's birthday with a group of 8. Very fast seating, good service, great food and large portions. The pizza was soooo good! Its loud and kind of hard to hear, but very family friendly.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2015

We have eaten here before. The food was better on previous visits. This time the service left a lot to be desired. It was a buffet brunch and our waiter never bothered to remove any empty plates. I asked for hot tea. The water was lukewarm and he brought 4 tea bags to select from, all of witch were strange and appeared they had been sitting somewhere for for a long time. I drink tea all of the time and this was the worst selection I have ever been given. His reply was "It's been so warm lately no one has been drinking tea". It has been unusually cold for the past few weeks! So I assume they can't be bothered having a normal selection of tea. My husband wanted juice and the waiter rudely said it's not included. I assume he thought we would not want to pay for it. We had to flag him down to get drink refills. When he finally brought the bill the folder was empty. We had to wait to get his attention again to get our bill which had the tip already added. He laughed saying he does this all of the time. We did have a dining voucher. I feel he thought that gave him the right to giving us poor service and automatically adding his tip, which in my opinion was way more than was deserved. At full price this would definitely is not worth it. I will probably not return to this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Was a bit disappointed in the food. Atmospher was nice and the service was good.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2015

We had a good but not great dinner. The waiter was great and very attentive. The evening started out with a peculiar tactic by the hostess letting us know that we only had 2 hours for dinner since they had a lot of reservations that evening and would need the table. This turned what should have been a relaxing evening into one that we just a bit off. All in all the food was good, waiter was great, but that was not enough to offset the odd vibe we received from the Hostess the minute we walked into the restaurant. Average at best.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2015

I had made a reservation for 11 people - 3 couples & 5 kids. We arrived on time, got seated & began celebrating valentines day. Our waiter Nate was fantastic & super attentive. After placing our drink order & the kids orders we were all having a wonderful time. Our drinks arrived late so we ordered some appetizers & eventually our food. Only 1 appetizer arrived prior to our food arriving. Keep in mind, an hour had already passed by this time. The drinks and food were PHENOMENAL!
Our main issue was that the drinks & food were slow to arrive & the hostess had the gall to ask us to wrap things up quickly to accomodate a party of 12 that showed up without a reservation. This happened 15 minutes AFTER our meals arrived! Our waiter Nate & the manager both apologized, we enjoyed more food & then the manager came by and asked us to wrap up since the party of 12 had been waiting for 45 minutes. Seriously? We WILL NOT return to this establishment again. I love Birraporetti's, but will give the other locations my business & money. Shame on you for not providing the utmost customer service!

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2015

Having been to Bierrapprettis downtown Houston, I was a little disappointed with the interior in Friendswood. The downtown restaurant is upscale with comfortable chairs, a busy bar, and very well set tables, the feeling of opulence and comfort melded together so well. That look and feel is part of my dining experience at Bierrapprettis. So it did not feel quite the same at the Friendswood location.
Yet, the food was just as good and service is impeccable. So I would still go back there if I could not make it to the downtown location.
I prefer their downtown restaurant for the overall dining experience and would recommend Bierrapprettis, but their downtown location.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2014

We ate here for New Years Eve and expected to have a crazy atmosphere, over seated waiters, and lack luster food typical of NYE dining for us... We were wrong!! Atmosphere was so nice, the waitstaff was more than attentive and the food was delicious!! We wil be going back, if they can handle a night like New Years Eve so perfectly we are excited to make it a regular spot for us!

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2014

Our hostess was cordial, reservation table available immediately, and the service was excellent. In comparing this venue with their downtown venue, the ambience in Friendswood is much more toward the family and friends local meeting place while the downtown venue is a touch more elegant and gives the vibe of a family Italian restaurant. Noise level in FW is high, as I observed that every surface on the interior of the building is hard. Carpeting, and some sound absorbing panels would help the "brightness" of this venue.

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3.0Dined on September 20, 2014

Average Americanized Italian food. Not for foodies looking for great Italian fare

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3.0Dined on August 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.

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5.0Dined on June 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.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2014

Great food, attentive service. Noise levels a bit high but just lean in closer. Over all great Fathers Day dinner out.

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4.0Dined on May 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.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2014

Mother's Day lunch was great. Service excellent. The reservation was honored ON TIME with no waiting.

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5.0Dined on April 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.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2014

The food was fantastic and the selection was outstanding. Something for everyone.

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4.0Dined on February 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).

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4.0Dined on February 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.

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3.0Dined on January 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!

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4.0Dined on January 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.

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5.0Dined on January 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.

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3.0Dined on December 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.

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1.0Dined on December 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.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2013

Always a great place to have a great dinner with excellent service.

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