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About Birraporetti's

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.

500 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

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

Cross Street:
Prairie

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 224-9494

Website:
http://www.birrarestaurant.com/home/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
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.

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.

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.

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

Private Party Contact:
Sharon Williams: (713) 224-9494

Additional:
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

Birraporetti's Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (1400)
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Late-night Find (783)
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Neighborhood Gem (587)
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Fit for Foodies (468)
Hot Spot (427)
Vibrant Bar Scene (328)
Kid-friendly (313)
Notable Wine List (279)
Scenic View (112)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
People Watching (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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service5
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 (Houston)·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.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Alley theater show
Glasses of wine are too expensive

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food4
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 (Houston)·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."

Tags: Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 24, 2016

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

Tags: Casual
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food4
ambience3
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 21, 2016

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

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
ambience3
service4
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 (Houston)·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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Houston)·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.

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food3
ambience5
service2
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on August 14, 2016

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

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food4
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 (Houston)·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

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service3
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2016

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 9, 2016

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 7, 2016

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

Tags: Late-night Find
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food3
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service4
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 7, 2016

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.

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food2
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 7, 2016

had some issues to confirm appointment but after we got there the experience and the food and service were great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 7, 2016

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.

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food1
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

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.

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food3
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service4
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2016

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

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food4
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 4, 2016

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.

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food3
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service2

 
 (Houston)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Food was excellent! Our servers and attendant were fabulous!! Very attentive and friendly..

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 3, 2016

We went before the theatre and they did a great job of getting us served in a timely manner.

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food4
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 2, 2016

Delicious food and libations! Excellent service and comfortable dinning room. Perfect location near performing arts venues!

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 31, 2016

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.

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food3
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 31, 2016

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Service was slow. We had tickets to the Alley Theatre. Food only average.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 30, 2016

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.

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food2
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Easy walk if downtown at the Hobby Center for a show. Food was good, service was just ok.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2016

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!

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 23, 2016

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.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 23, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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food2
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service2
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 22, 2016

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2016

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 20, 2016

The food was excellent, however when a waiter asks if you want bread I would assume it came with the meal but it doesn't. It's an extra charge and I don't feel they should offer it without telling you there is an extra charge. It wasn't a high charge but that's not the point. We also found our waiter slacking once we had our food. He never came back to check if we needed another drink which we did and finally decided to waive him over to get our check. His tip would have been much better had his service been.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 20, 2016

This restaurant is the perfect answer if you are attending a play, going to the symphony or seeing a ballet. The wait staff is quick, knowledgeable and knows you may have a tight schedule and can suggest things that are out easily. I love this place whenever we are in downtown Houston. .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 19, 2016

I will not recommend this restaurant, due to the fact that they do not give you bread.

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