B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar

4.5
336 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
**We are now open for dine-in service plus curbside pickup and delivery via DoorDash or Favor. Learn more about our COVID reopening health/safety procedures here: https://bit.ly/31hUkXQ View our take-out specials here: https://bit.ly/2XxK5gV

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

Featured specials

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Join us with family and friends for a festive, 3-course prix-fixe menu.* Offered from 11am-8pm for $55 for adults and $25 for kids (ages 11 and under). Guests also have the option to order from the regular dinner and kids menus. Reservations are required.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

Join us on New Year's Eve for dinner service and enjoy festive decorations to ring in 2021! And don't forget to stop in on the first day of the new year from 4-9pm for dinner or order food to-go for the perfect hangover cure!

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

Join us on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th, for dinner in our beautifully decorated dining room from 4-9pm.

What 336 people are saying
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ChristianB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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

TJ
TexJohn1
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MD
vipMikeD
Houston
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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vipJoeispicky
Birmingham
58 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Extremely disappointed in everything this night. Had friends drive in from the woodlands and we drove over from west Dallas street. Should have walked across the street to Ninos. Not the caliber of what is normally associated with the Berg group.

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vipReMoCh
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff. Super accommodating. Ktichen was a little slow but was worth the wait

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding. Family had a great meal on the patio and we are looking forward to going back.

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LindaL
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service excellent and I would highly recommend it to others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet birthday celebration.

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AnthonyG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service very good, large portions. Parking is difficult.

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vipHenry
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The staff is very attentive and friendly, the managers Joe and Matt came check on us several times and the waitress - Natalie would make sure that we are taken care of. It worth our 45 min. drive to dine here.

I wish the other BB restaurant have such service and care.

Highly recommend!!!!

TM
TrendyMom
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is so fresh and tastes great! This time I got the meatballs for an appetizer, delicious! The staff is so nice and I love the atmosphere, very relaxing!

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Benji35
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food is amazing. Service was basically non-existent.

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Tony
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the spectacular service to the incredibly delicious food, you cannot go wrong here! Highly recommend!

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vipGoodtime
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As always the food was very good but service was extremely slow. It felt like our server had far too many tables

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were impeccable!

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EmilL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience3

The atmosphere was nice there, but the food is kinda bad, we had raw salmon that didn’t cooked well and after day was having a bad mood with my stomach

TM
TrendyMom
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so fresh and delicious, my entire family loved it. The service was outstanding, loved the ambience! Looking forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The service was slow and the food was not was ok. Not the best Italian food I’ve had in Houston or an Italian restaurant I will recommend.

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Marley
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with huge portions and we took 1/2 of it home to eat later. Delicious bread and great wine list.

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vipCindy8000
London
163 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for restaurant weeks and really enjoyed it. Food was delicious and service was great!

KL
vipKLM2
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Service was very slow. Food (salmon) was excellent!

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Charles
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

As one of our favorite area Italian restaurants, we were very happy to go enjoy a great meal and support the Houston Food Bank during restaurant weeks. The food choices were great and the food and beverage were really good. The speed of the food service was sort of slow and the fact that our waitress never once refilled our water glasses was a disappointing. She was not very attentive and the restaurant was far from crowded. Hopefully our next visit is better.

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vipKat5
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great homemade Italian food. They even make their own Ricotta ! Pizzas are the best in town. We have become frequent visitors.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with amazing service, ticks all the boxes

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Hungry
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

This restaurant tarnishes the B&B brand. The ambiance was symbolic of a try-hard-and-fail North Italia vibe. It was insanely loud and the only decent food item I had was the garlic knots. The pasta dishes (had a few at the table) were a disgrace.

JM
vipJimM
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was a little lacking due to very few people dining in. I thought the lobster bisque was very good and we especially enjoyed several pasta dishes including the carbonara, cheese ravioli and vodka sauce.
I will say the calamari needs a little spicing up. It was overcooked and not very flavorful.
Overall quite pleased and will return to try other dishes.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really great food and excellent service!

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Skip
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Unfortunately out of our protein of choice, but our Plan B entree's were excellent.

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Alex
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Okay place

JD
vipJDSp
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had such a nice evening out.

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vipKat5
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Great pizza and food!

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vipBarbaraL
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We visited BB Italia when they were just coming out of the 25% seating pandemic rules. Very welcoming and excellent service. We had the calamari (nice) and the zucchini (straw cut was a little hard to eat. Main courses at the table were the salmon, redfish and carbonara. All were very good...albeit the carbonara was really rich. I took half of it home and enjoyed it for dinner the next day. We agreed we’d visit again to check out some of the other entrees. BB Italia is an excellent addition to dining options in west Houston, the Energy Corridor an even Katy.

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vipKat5
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

GREAT food, great experience for a date night! We got the whipped ricotta appetizer, which was pretty good, but honestly the complimentary bread that came out first with their herb butter was seriously AMAZING. Its flavor outdid the ricotta plate in my opinion, which was hard because again, the ricotta was good.
For dinner...
My husband got Grandma’s Ravioli; also amazingly yummy, it was such an awesome combo, the short ribs and Marsala sauce.
I got the Sunday Ragu and it was also SO so so good. Great Italian hot sausage and great meatballs, but the sauce was incredible, I’ll be getting it next time again.
The only thing I didn’t love was the weird mix of pop music they had on, which didn’t even detract from the night because everything else was wonderful. We will be going back and have told our family and friends to go ASAP.

TM
vipTravelMaven91
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent & service too! So great to get out to this gem of a local restaurant in West Houston. Will go again soon!

JC
vipJoiC
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Service was good and we will definitely go back. They have done a fine job carrying on Carmelo's tradition of good Italian food. The Beef Carpaccio melted in your mouth. All the flavors were spot on.

JT
JenniferT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating out since everything was shut down, and it was a great experience. The food was amazing, the servers were excellent, and we felt very safe. They had hand wipes at the table and provided us with paper menus. The food was the best Italian food we’ve had outside New York City. We can’t wait to go back.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. Food was amazing. Having enjoyed Italian food in Italy, other areas around the world and in the north east USA we have an appreciation of authentic Italian food. BB Kitchen is a great choice for excellent food, service And dining experience.

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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 336 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.