B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar

4.3
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$30 and under
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Italian
Located in Houston’s Energy Corridor, B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar offers a fresh take on classic, Italian-American food in an approachable atmosphere with first-class service. A traditional, family-owned and operated restaurant, Proprietor Benjamin Berg and his brother and Executive Chef and Partner Daniel Berg are committed to sourcing only the best Italian products and local ingredients, and everything is made from scratch, including the pasta! Located inside of B.B. Italia, B.B. Pizza To Go offers authentic, New York-style pizza, subs and calzones available to order for pickup and delivery. Inspired by the pizzerias that the Berg brothers frequented while growing up in Manhattan, everything is made with fresh, high-quality ingredients and cooked in a top-of-the-line deck oven.
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M
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was good!

SM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For the price, a great option for good Italian food.

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to rate us! We hope to see you again soon!

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L
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. The service was spot on! Although the dining area seems a little cold. The Bar area is great, the outdoor is inviting.
We will be back again. We are BB fans.

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to review us! We hope to see you again soon!

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m
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere ! Victor was great!
We will be back for sure!

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thanks for your kind words. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; Victor will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

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HN
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was my birthday and could not have picked a better place to celebrate with my family. Our server was excellent. The food was perfect, especially the salmon and peach sorbet desert served in a frozen peach!

AN
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere - we enjoyed it very much and will definitely be back. Also, our waitress (JLo) was amazing!

NH
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Recommend with hesitation. The three of us went on the second to last night of Houston Restaurant Weeks. We had a fairly early (6:00 pm) dinner reservation and I recognize "we were not the regulars" but the table we were seated at for dinner left a lot to be desired. Up front & right by the walkway when others are being seated. Our waiter was ok but somewhat inattentive - how many restaurants have you been to where you actually have to flag your waiter for a glass of wine?? Dinner was good and I have to say, my filet was cooked perfectly. It is a shame that for $10 upcharge on the steak they did not provide any side item at all. Disappointing. Would I return, yes. Are there similar Italian restaurants in the neighborhood that I think are better (at the same price point), yes.

CW
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and our server J Lo was very knowledgeable and helpful.

HG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent!! The food was a tad too salty. I think the kitchen needs to hold back on the salt and allow the customer to season their entrees.

m
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We came here for lunch on a Friday during HRW. Our waiter made our experience very memorable. He offered great suggestions such as the shrimp scampi and to my surprise brought out a dessert after overhearing it was my birthday. We live in the galleria area and never really travel this way for a meal but it was worth it.

LB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good value for restaurant weeks!

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thanks for giving us 5 stars! We hope to see you again soon!

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GS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 visits in one week......yes it's that good! Service, food and drinks are outstanding.

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We hope to see you again soon!

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E
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table of 7 for lunch and they were busy but we received excellent service. The food came out quickly. Food was really delicious. We started with 3 appetizers to share- pizza, mozzarella and calamari and they were all good. I had spaghetti and meatballs and it was a good sized serving- not greasy and lots meatballs. Can’t wait to go back and have more pizza!!!

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

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KG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I like this place and I like their food but our server this time was terrible. She did not have any manners. We were 3 women and a man; she started with the man first taking his order. She brought 3 glasses of water for 4 people. We told her that we are ready to order and she responded with “hold on let me finish with the other table. “ we’ve been to bb Italia many times since it opened and I’ve always found everyone to be friendly so this was surprising!

NG
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Lights very bright, would of preferred they bring down the lighting. The bread was too hard.

OT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Jennifer made us feel right at home! The food was not that good! The bread was too salty. The pastas were dry and seemed to have been under a heat lamp so they were dried out! The redfish was dry and overcooked! However the Cannoli was good! The expresso was not served with the rind of a lemon!

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food! Great service. And the noise level was deafening. Will go back of course!

GS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you haven't tried this new place, you are missing out. The lunches and dinners I have had there have all been great. Make a reservation if you can, it's getting busier and rightly so!

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on September 6, 2019

This review made our day! Thank your for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again soon!

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BA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food- the salmon piccata was delicious! And the caprese salad was great

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

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KB
Houston
95 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Evening at BB Italia! The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Our service could not have been any better. We had a good recommendation from the sommelier for our wine. We will go back to this restaurant. Only wish it was closer to our home.

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again!

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JT
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was just disappointing.
Went for restaurant week. The food just wasn’t that good.
Doubtful will return.

GD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to have lunch with a friend, and both of us walked out satisfied. The lunch menu has a range of good choices and is good value overall. Service was excellent. Will go back and try other dishes.

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review BB Italia and for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

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FM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My guest was about 15 minutes late arriving for our 12:00 reservation and we had to wait for an additional 15 minutes to be seated. It was Restaurant Month so was very busy so I can appreciate the delay. I will go again.

NR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food at reasonable prices. Not an inexpensive place but due to portions being generous it makes for an easy dining experience especially if sharing.

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on August 26, 2019

We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. We hope to see you again soon!

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Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate a birthday. Fun and wait staff were great! Wish you have more options of upscale wine by the glass

TD
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This may be the best pasta in town. They have the look,feel and service to compare with this country’s best( N Beach, South End, Hill, Chi/NY little Italies).

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Have a wonderful day!

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FL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little pricey for the service and quality of food, but I appreciate having a nice place on the West Side of HOU to meet friends. Wine list could be more reasonable and improved. Ran out of a basic white wine varietal and brought us a ho hum replacement that you would pick up at the grocery store.

b
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Super cute spot! Loved the waiter and most of the food! The pasta was definitely homemade but was a bit heavy to me and to be a fettucini it was lacking a bit of alfredo sauce.

But the bread/butter, calamari, and kale salad were SIMPLY DELISH!

OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal and Roman, our server, was superb. Dined here for Houston Restaurant Weeks. The crab fingers oreganata were excellent - I’d order that over the calamari, which was good but batter wasn’t crispy to my liking. (That’s purely a personal preference). The bacon parmigiana is a unique appetizer and I’d recommend. Had the vodka sauce pasta - sauce was balanced and not overly creamy which is what I prefer. My friend ordered the Norma which was good but I thought mine a better choice. Overall, I’d return!

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. Roman will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Have a great day!

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SL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Delightful Italian food is a crisp, fresh setting. We loved Carmelo’s when it was in this same location, so they had a lot to live up to and did. I rarely eat pasta anymore but heard that theirs was outstanding so I splurged for my birthday and was not disappointed. The salmon and chicken Parmesan were both fabulous. Highly recommend.

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience! We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was so so. Nothing special. Service was slow. Ambience was nice but loud

TE
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for HRW menu. 1st visit. Ambiance was casual and friendly. Service and staff were excellent.
Salads were nice, soups a little disappointing. Tomato soup was more like the tomato sauce served on the pasta and minestrone was quite peppery. Main course were excellent, especially the shrimp scampi, Sunday Ragu, and chicken parm. Meatballs were excellent, too. Cannoli was very good. Regular menu prices looked very reasonable, definitely will return

b
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We both ordered pasta, Caesar salad and minestrone soup. The food was tasty we and enjoyed our dinner.
The only downer was that we were seated in a small room with only two tables,"Siberia". We had a reservation and asked for a table in the main dining room and were told that none was available. We should
had eaten at the bar where we had drinks as it was a pleasant atmosphere.

CK
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

With all the hype prior to opening, I was anxious to try this new restaurant in west Memorial. (We are the forgotten child when it comes to good restaurants). The food, to be honest, is just so so. The pizza had to be salted several times. The Frutta di Mare spaghetti was way to thick and dough-y and seafood was not that great. Rigatoni with eggplant was the best dish on the table and it lacked flavor. I really don’t like posting negative comments but really want to convey this for the owner’s in hope of upping their game. We need good restaurants on this side of town.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was flavorful and the wait staff polite.

EJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice staf

Even valet attendant so nice!

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on August 21, 2019

Thank you so much for reviewing us and your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again!

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GG
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We had a great time and would definitely return!

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

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P
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Unfortunately on the very American side of the italian cuisine. Not a lot of flavor and a carpaccio should NEVER come with a white dressing! Where is the olive oil?

RM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Went tor my 26th wedding anniversary,my first anniversary was at this very location. Had high hopes but no. Good points we were warmly greeted and the interior is beautiful. After that not so much. Service was acceptable but not personable well trained though. Wine was great and a good selection. Food was bland but trendy not old world Italian which I miss. The veal chop was a great piece of meat but the pasta and parmigiana treatment did not complete it. Bread was garlic plus garlic butter but was dense. Eggplant was too thick. Dessert was stale . When asked we pointed that out but it died there. Valet was difficult as cars came from all directions and my wife had to get into the car in the rain. I only write all of this because I respect the new owners and hope they can adjust.

CB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Silvia was exceptional helping 6 women with their orders. Patient and knowledgeable of the dishes.

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
Responded on August 21, 2019

Thank you for reviewing us and for your kind words! We will share your comments to Silvia. It'll make her very happy. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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