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B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar, Houston, TX

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar

4.3
4.3
371 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:30 pm Bar Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (281) 531-0696

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We offer an off-premise catering service to your location in Houston for groups and parties of 10-500 guests. We offer delivery, set up and service, and our professional staff will leave your home or office as they found it. For orders, please email party@bbitaliakitchen.com or call 713.208.3416.

  • Private party facilities

    Located just minutes from Houston's Energy Corridor, B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar hosts private events for any occasion. Whether you're looking for an intimate dining room for a small group or a beautiful location for a large party, we can provide one of our private rooms. For more informat

  • Private party contact

    Fernanda Guilarte : (713) 208-3416

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Cross street

    Nottingham Oaks

  • Parking details

    Ample self parking across Nottingham Oaks and in the restaurant lot. We also offer complimentary valet parking during dinner service and recommend tipping.

  • Public transit

    Metro bus stop.

  • Entertainment

    Pino, our Sicilian accordionist on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 371 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food is just okay. Overall an average restaurant.
  3. S

    Shaun

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was good, but food could’ve been better for price.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 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.
  6. LA

    LizA

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect Valentine dinner. Our waiter Victor was awesome.
  7. DH

    DavidH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  8. CH

    CarlaH

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 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.
  9. LB

    LauraB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jennifer was a great server and food was excellent.
  11. LS

    LoxleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  12. M

    Matt

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 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.
  13. BD

    BenD

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and the service was impeccable.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect! We had to order extra dishes because we couldn’t decide!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun date night! Enjoyed wine and great Italian dishes recommended by server. Will be back!
  16. j

    jprejr

    Houston

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 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.
  17. j

    janetj

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 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.
  18. JA

    JoAnneO

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 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!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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!
  20. R

    Rich50

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and food was fantastic! The short rib ravioli was unbelievable and my wife enjoyed her pasta bolognese with veal!
  21. DK

    DKW0408

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 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!
  22. BB

    BretB

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience as always. Food was on time, well prepared and we brought some friends for their first visit. Always recommended!
  23. GR

    GREGL

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 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!
  24. WM

    WinstonM

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 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.
  25. HT

    HoustonTom

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 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!
  26. S

    Scott

    Houston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food is terrible.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    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!
  28. T

    Tomi

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 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.
  29. H

    Henry

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff, always good food and services, thank you Joe!
  30. BA

    BrendaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    The food at Carmelo's was so much better. Was hoping it would at least be similar. Staff is great.
  31. KC

    KenC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Will be returning for sure.
  32. BM

    BMurphy

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 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!!
  33. SR

    SunjoyR

    Houston

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 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.
  34. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal! Excellent service! Will definitely go back.
  35. CB

    ChristianB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 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
  36. TJ

    TexJohn1

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 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!
  37. l

    lolatx24

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about it was excellent, including the covid procedures. This will be a regular spot!
  38. MD

    MikeD

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    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.
  40. m

    mfbard

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.3 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Nottingham Oaks

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:30 pm Bar Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample self parking across Nottingham Oaks and in the restaurant lot. We also offer complimentary valet parking during dinner service and recommend tipping.

  • Public transit

    Metro bus stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Pino, our Sicilian accordionist on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (281) 531-0696

  • Catering

    We offer an off-premise catering service to your location in Houston for groups and parties of 10-500 guests. We offer delivery, set up and service, and our professional staff will leave your home or office as they found it. For orders, please email party@bbitaliakitchen.com or call 713.208.3416.

  • Private party facilities

    Located just minutes from Houston's Energy Corridor, B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar hosts private events for any occasion. Whether you're looking for an intimate dining room for a small group or a beautiful location for a large party, we can provide one of our private rooms. For more informat

  • Private party contact

    Fernanda Guilarte : (713) 208-3416

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