B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar

4.5
371 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Now – Sunday, February 21st, we’re accepting limited walk-ins for dine-in guests in the bar area only from 4-9pm, but we are accepting pickup & delivery orders as well. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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 is 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 Berg 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 371 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After having to cancel an earlier reservation due to the Big Freeze, we were looking forward to our dinner date at B.B. Italia. We arrived at the restaurant only to find a note on the door saying that the location was closed and would reopen at a different location in the future. Would have appreciated at heads up that would have saved us a long drive in.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food is just okay. Overall an average restaurant.

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Shaun
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We went for Valentine's Day and ordered from their Prix Fixe 4-course Menu which was $85/person. The wine was great and about 2 of the 8 dishes between the two of us were great. It felt like they did not have half the menu available for our meal, so most of the things we wanted were not available and we did make a reservation. The restaurant was very cold, the thermostat was right behind our behind our table and it said 56°F, so they had little space heaters. I thought that it would be a good meal, especially having eaten at some of the other restaurants owned by the group, but it was extremely disappointing, especially going for Valentines day. It's was a $200+ meal and we did not even get the food we wanted. I would hope that someone from management reaches out to try to rectify the occurrences of the night.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was good, but food could’ve been better for price.

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vipCarlaH
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Was expecting more since, I have had a good experience with many of the other restaurants in this hospitality group. Even when we arrived we were made to feel like we should just go home. The host was not welcoming. Service was pretty slow but we did dine late. We thought we would get freshly prepared pasta but it was clear it was not homemade. Food was ok, but there are many better options in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waiter took our order and disappeared. We never saw him after that. Food came out at everything was either cold or room temperature at best. All we wanted to do was pay so we could leave but get like we were being held hostage because we couldn’t get our check.

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LizA
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect Valentine dinner. Our waiter Victor was awesome.

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DavidH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! B&B Italia is a wonderful place to dine-in. I completely enjoy it every time!

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LauraB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went on 2/12, mad the temperature as freezing outside. Everyone had their coats on inside. So the whole time I was ready to go because it was so cold inside the restaurant. Even the hosts had on coats inside.
The food was ok. Not the best Italian I’ve had, my expectations were high. Won’t be back but it’s not bad. Just not great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer was a great server and food was excellent.

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LoxleyS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend is gluten free therefor we ordered the gluten free pizza. I am not gluten free and the pizza was outstanding.

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vipMatt
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is closed for breakfast. I had called the hotel in advance to ask them whether it was open - they said it was. Open Table accepted the reservation. I had people in from out of town staying at the hotel who found out late the restaurant wasn’t open, and we had to scramble to find another venue.

Get your act together please.

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vipBenD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! We had to order extra dishes because we couldn’t decide!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun date night! Enjoyed wine and great Italian dishes recommended by server. Will be back!

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vipjprejr
Houston
82 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience2

The bar closed at 9:30 on a Saturday night, and at 9:35 they told us we could not order another drink. The restaurant looks like a badly remodeled office. Not much ambiance.

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janetj
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner here is always the best! Joe greeted me at the door and came to the table and visited ... so sincere. Victor was our waiter as requested, he remembers everything you like on the menu and wines. Awesome service, and always want to go back.

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JoAnneO
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their $65 wine and dine special is amazing - your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert paired with four glasses of wine. Lasagne is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Victor was an absolute joy! He made the best recommendations, and everything we had was amazing!
The pasta, wine, lasagna, and dessert was a 10!

We can’t wait to be back, and try more things at this gem of a spot!

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vipRich50
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was fantastic! The short rib ravioli was unbelievable and my wife enjoyed her pasta bolognese with veal!

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DKW0408
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a lovely evening spent enjoying wonderful food. This was our first time to eat at B.B. Italia and it did not disappoint! We started with fried calamari and the mozzarella sticks and both were excellent...the mozzarella in the fried cheese was the real deal. The calzones were huge and the pastas were so flavorful. However, do yourself a favor and order the salmon with spinach...oh my word, it was so good! I've been craving it since and will definitely be going back just for that!

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BretB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience as always. Food was on time, well prepared and we brought some friends for their first visit. Always recommended!

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GREGL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been years since I had been as we had moved to Katy area 5 years ago, I had not realized BB had been under new ownership sine 2017. (Previous owner was under the Carmelo's name for 37 years) I had made the reservation to celebrate my wife's 50th and thought it would be a great opportunity to revisit. I had noted this and was not let down. After enjoying an incredible meal, and trying some new dishes the waiter brought out a desert with the "Happy 50th Birthday" on it to our surprise. They made sure we would not forget the experience. Already looking forward to coming back!

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WinstonM
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great. They were out of our first 2 choices of wine, but it may have been because it was Tuesday and their order hadn't come in yet. The lighting seemed a little bright for me. We all ordered different things and the food was great. I will come back and try their pizza next time and sit in the bar, seems darker in there.

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vipHoustonTom
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Incredible food at a reasonable price! Older restaurant with limited parking, a larger lot across the street. Nice neighborhood restaurant friendly, courteous staff. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food is terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Food was great! I was expecting something a little fancier, but the pasta was delicious and there was a ton of it (plenty for leftovers). Family friendly. Lobster bisque was to die for!

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vipTomi
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I really love the atmosphere and the food is great. Not a fan of the table bread; it reminds me of a beer bread vs Italian but that's a preference thing. They have garlic bread if you prefer a more 'Italian' bread.

I've been here 4 or 5 times since they opened because of the food and the atmosphere.

The service has always been very slow although staff are very friendly.

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vipHenry
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, always good food and services, thank you Joe!

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BrendaA
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

The food at Carmelo's was so much better. Was hoping it would at least be similar. Staff is great.

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KenC
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Will be returning for sure.

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vipBethMurphyHouston
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to BB Italia a few times. We were huge fans of Carmelo's. BB Italia has the same family style charm. They remember their regular quests and make you feel so welcomed when you come back! The wine is wonderful. I am a huge fan of the salmon. Our daughter got a pizza and it was really good. The bread and the herb butter is to die for! We go a couple of times each month. It's a great Friday/Saturday night treat!!

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vipSunjoyR
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My family and I went for Thanksgiving lunch.
The interior and service were both very good. Our waiter
was extremely attentive and polite.

The meal was so-so.
The bread and the herb infused butter was outstanding.
Unfortunately, the rest of the meal was very mediocre.
It wasn't bad but it was most definitely not memorable and
the desserts were a big let down.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal! Excellent service! Will definitely go back.

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ChristianB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good but a bit pricey...service was subpar though...waiter wouldn't make eye contact and host was also noncommunicative...its a shame too because we were celebrating by wife and I having our first child next week...I also proposed to my wife there 8 years ago when it was Carmellos....I prefer that restaurant

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TexJohn1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Benjamin o believe was his name. We live in Dallas abs will be back when we are in Houston. visiting. We’re going to go to your place in Ft. Worth. Thanks!

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viplolatx24
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it was excellent, including the covid procedures. This will be a regular spot!

MD
vipMikeD
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 48th anniversary, belatedly, at BB Italia Kitchen.

Great wait person, Sylvia, food was great. Portions are huge and the economics are right.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for moms birthday. It was our second time here. Food and service both outstanding. Some of the best Italian food in Houston.

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vipmfbard
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

I have been here about a half dozen times. I was very impressed initially, the trend is distinct and undeniable. Food and service have deteriorated.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar using the Order Online button. B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 531-0696.

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/bb-italia-and-bb-pizza/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.