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1718 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm
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Phone number
(713) 224-9494
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The "Private Dining Room", is located on the basement level. If you are looking to book a business luncheon, bridal luncheon, or any other private lunch party, the private dining room is always open for lunch functions. Private rooms are available in the evening as well for wedding rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, business parties, holiday functions, and more. Live bands and D.J. can be booked for parties as well!! Please contact us for more details
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Private party contact
Sharon Williams: (713) 224-9494
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Birraporetti's caters off site events and offers all levels of catering, from a simple drop off and pick up option, all the way to a full service, fully satisfied wonderful banquet like experience!! Birraporetti's can accommodate any number of people on cater outs.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Parking meters available around the restaurant; meters are free after 6:00pm and all day on Sundays. There is also a parking garage that is connected to the restaurant with; entrance on Louisiana St. & Smith St.
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Public transit
Birraporetti's is located three blocks down from the Preston stop on the Metrorail, and there are Metro bus stops around the restaurant. Birraporetti's will also call you a cab if need be.
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Every Saturday and Sunday night, Birraporetti's features live music and entertainment into the wee hours of the night. Live jazz is also featured during Sunday brunch. Occasionally there is music during the week as well.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
1.0  Dined on December 11, 2016

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.

vipellen (Houston)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

Alley theater show
Glasses of wine are too expensive

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

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."

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on August 24, 2016

Meal was very good, service was acceptable, waiter forgot to bring our glass of wine with our dinner.

mrgmsc (Houston)
4.0  Dined on August 21, 2016

A good restaurant in the theatre district which never displeases. Their bar is very accommodating.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2016

Great lunch spot, the initial service was slow, but it turned out okay! Lunch specials were very good and reasonably priced!

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on August 15, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on August 14, 2016

We had the buffet and some of the food on the buffet was cold

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

Service was very slow due to some confusion with the staff. after the 20 minute wait for a server, all was perfect..excellent food

MarionJ (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

Enjoyed the dining experience very much. Food was delicious , yet reasonably priced.

TrillaP (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2016

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.

Debbie (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2016

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!

GinaW (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2016

Great food and fast service. Went for dinner before the theater. Great.

ChrisS (Houston)
4.0  Dined on August 7, 2016

Good place with great service be fore show at Alley. Chicken piccata rather flavorless though.