Birraporetti's is located in Houston�s theater district, making it the perfect spot to get dinner before or after a show. Birraporetti's also offers lunch and a Sunday jazz brunch buffet. Enjoy live music and fine American fare including a carving station and made-to-order waffles, along with bottomless mimosas or one of the signature Bellinis.
The menu at Birraporetti's includes rib eye, ravioli stuffed with Maine lobster and grilled white fish with tortellini. Enjoy mushroom caps and escargot for appetizers, the shrimp and linguini in a spicy marinara sauce or the pappardelle with prosciutto with sundried tomatoes. Don�t leave without trying the chocolate chip cheesecake or the berries and cream.
We loved the redecorated restaurant - have been coming for years!!
Our server - Earl - was FANTASTIC!!
We will be back again and again!!
We keep making reservations - and get directed to tables in crappy locations. So the last 2 Tim’s there, we’ve say at the bar - and enjoyed inter-acting with the bartender.
Very good American Italian food. Always a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, with very good service. We particularly enjoy going here before one of the performing arts performances in the theater district.
We visited Birraporetti's for a pre -Ballet dinner. We arrived a few minutes early and were promptly seated. I ordered the Lobster Ravioli and Crab Cakes from the Theatre Menu, my wife and daughter ordered from the regular menu. Our meals arrived promptly and were superb. Cocktails and wine were reasonably priced. It's also across the street from the Wortham, making it the best choice for the ballet for convenience as well as the food.
First and to be fair there were 26 members of our group when we dined at Barraporetti's last night. We had reservations after a performance at the Wortham Center. We were seated in the basement of the restaurant meaning that our food was served cold. I requested a glass of wine but had to remind the waitress three times before losing my cool. Because the service was so poor, we were there for 3 1/2 hours and left without getting the ordered desserts. Only one waitress was assigned to serve our three tables. I have previously dined at Barraporetti's and the food was always good but they were completely unprepared for our visit and management owes the residents of The Grand Parkway an apology.
Alley theater show
Glasses of wine are too expensive
We always dine here before theatre, ballet, symphony, blues events, all within one block's walking distance in the heart of Houston's Theatre District. This restaurant, and its previous locations, have been popular for more than thirty years. Delightful ambiance, menus and service. Birraporetti's familiar slogan is a keeper... "Great Italian restaurant; and heck of an Irish bar."
Meal was very good, service was acceptable, waiter forgot to bring our glass of wine with our dinner.
A good restaurant in the theatre district which never displeases. Their bar is very accommodating.
Great lunch spot, the initial service was slow, but it turned out okay! Lunch specials were very good and reasonably priced!
The server was not attentive and only checked on us when the order was taken and again to make sure our food was okay. We did see her one other time to ask if we wanted the check. I could understand if the restaurant was packed but at our time of arrival there were only 3 tables with diners.
We had the buffet and some of the food on the buffet was cold
Service was very slow due to some confusion with the staff. after the 20 minute wait for a server, all was perfect..excellent food
Enjoyed the dining experience very much. Food was delicious , yet reasonably priced.
Biaporetti's is our destination for downtown dining before a performance in the theater district. They understand the time constraints without making us feel rushed. They even kept our take-home box in the fridge for us to pick up after the performance. It's also good if you prefer to eat after-theater. I love 'em.
We were attending The Alley Theatre's production of "Spider's Web" at 7:30. Reservations were at 6:00 so we had a very nice and relaxed dinner! I always enjoy BirraPoretti's!
Great food and fast service. Went for dinner before the theater. Great.
Good place with great service be fore show at Alley. Chicken piccata rather flavorless though.
The service was horrible. Made a reservation to make sure we would be able to get in and out before the evening's performance and it literally took 45 minutes to get 2 pasta dishes and 1 pizza out to the table! Had to eat quickly so no time to enjoy our food. Will never go back there.
had some issues to confirm appointment but after we got there the experience and the food and service were great!
I have eaten there many time and it has always been worth the money. It has been 6 months since my last visit and we found the food terrible. We ate the Sunday brunch and the food was cold and the selection was not as it was in the pass. The wine was undrikable and the coffee tasted as if they reheated the leftover from the night before. The waitress was courtious and did the best she could. When my wife spoke to the manager she was told "I have worked here 9 Years and nothing has changed over that time there". I find it appalling a manager would not at least act as if he cared. There are too many Great restaurants in Houston with a Sunday morning brunch for me to ever go back to Birraporetti's for any type of meal.
This is a good choice because it's right in the theatre district. My chicken breast looked dry and awful when it arrived (how about a little butter or something, folks!), but it tasted all right. Also no butter or sauce on the dry mashed potatoes. Not my first choice for a great meal, but location, location, location -- as they say in the real estate business -- keeps the place busy. It's great for an after-show drink, though.
Enjoyed the selections offered. Everyone was pleased and happy with experience. Location to the theatre a plus and parking was available at a fair rate. Free! W coupon
The food and drinks were good. We would have preferred that the entree arrived after we had a chance to finish our salad though. But, overall a pleasant lunch.
Our server was a bit of a dingbat. She asked twice what kind of vodka for the martini. Took 15 minutes to get the drinks from the bar. Wife's manicotti with Italian sausage had a good marinara, but the sausage itself was grainy. My shrimp Diablo was over cooked, but again the sauce was good. & why did we have to pay for bread at an Italian restaurant? Overall, there's several other places I'd rather spend my time & money.
Food was excellent! Our servers and attendant were fabulous!! Very attentive and friendly..
We went before the theatre and they did a great job of getting us served in a timely manner.
Delicious food and libations! Excellent service and comfortable dinning room. Perfect location near performing arts venues!
Food wasn't bad, but pretty basic for the cost. Definitely over priced. The bruschetta was really good though. They were very busy and while our waitress was good, she was gone more often than not.
My daughters and I went for lunch prior to seeing a Broadway musical performance. I ordered a salad with chicken but the lettuce was wilted and not too appetizing. There was nothing special about it and the cost was around $13. One of my daughters ordered the calarmi as her entree which she said was not fresh and tasted frozen. My other daughter ordered the pasta with pesto which was very good! The pesto was homemade and delicious so we had food envy!! Many people were there for the buffet which looked pretty good. Nice ambiance and staff were good!
Service was slow. We had tickets to the Alley Theatre. Food only average.
Great location for a pre-theater dinner but that's about it. It was packed the night we were there. Reservation was honored promptly which was great.
However, tables are so close together that waiters and other guests were constantly bumping into us as they passed by. Extremely loud overall and again with the tables so close together all the conversations overlap. Very odd choice of music which was too loud. Our order was not handled well; ordered garlic bread that never showed up, salads came out quickly and entrees came out literally a minute later. The runner tried to leave the plates and when I said we had just been served our salads, he asked if we wanted them under the warmer for a while. We got the waiter to re-order the food but no apologies from anyone. The food was Olive Garden quality for which it was really over priced.
Easy walk if downtown at the Hobby Center for a show. Food was good, service was just ok.
It was a very busy evening, but our reservation was on time. Not terribly, but a little too crowded; my neighbor's large back, long hair and huge voice became part of my dining experience. The staff couldn't help encroaching the diner's already limited space. Again, not too bad, but something too comercial about too many tables.Changing our minds from a long and liesurely dinner(great eggplant parmigiano), we chose a simpler meal of Tuscan bean zuppa, cheese tortellini zuppa and Caesar salads: Delicious. Foodwise? No regrets.
We always dine at Birraporetti's before/after attending the Alley Theatre. We love the food and atmosphere. They always make us (and everyone) feel as though we are the most important VIP in the room.
Waiters were very friendly and food was delicious. Parking was annoying because it is in downtown Houston but that's expected. We were served very quickly after ordering and the noise level was fine for normal conversation. Would recommend to friends!
This restaurant is hopping before showtime. My only complaint is that despite having a reservation, we still had to wait....admittedly not as long as those without one, but it was a bit of a hassle hanging out in the front with literally throngs of people.
The food was tough, actually (I had chicken parmigiana), and my waiter often forgot to visit the table (he was quite busy--a Saturday night before the theatre--but still). While the restaurant offers a scenic view and has great ambiance, I will not eat there in the future.
The 3 Act Dinner was $36 for a salad, a 10oz filet mignon, with 2 bacon wrapped shrimp, fetticine alfredo, and a dessert. That's a good deal!
The redeeming virtue was that it was a walk from our hotel on a very hot July night. We won't be rushing back. The food was just fine, but not a particularly interesting menu, and the restaurant was nearly empty the whole time we were there.
A colleague ordered a number of sides to make up the main meal (avoiding carbs) and got three separate plates side by side.