Birraporetti's - Theater District

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One of Houston’s original restaurants, Birraporetti’s opened in 1974 with the slogan “A great Italian Restaurant…A heck of an Irish bar.” For almost 40 years, Birraporetti’s has been the place to gather on a date, celebrating with friends and family, for happy hour or before or after the theater.
We are noted for our award-winning stone oven pizzas, pastas such as lobster ravioli, & delicious main courses including hand-carved beef filet & fresh seafood. And don't leave without trying our signature Frozen Bellini’s, Irish Coffee, chocolate chip cheesecake, tiramisu, or the berries & cream.
Located in the heart of the Theater District. Steps away from the Alley Theater, Jones Hall, Hobby Center, Wortham, Houston Ballet, Bayou Music Center, Sundance Cinema & a few blocks from Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park.
Open late seven days a week. Join us for Sunday live Jazz Brunch Buffet, Live Music Mondays, or to enjoy our lunch menu for downtown business clients.
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We now live within walking distance. First time here. Good was excellent! The service was spectacular! Not busy butt we are early and the theater is closed. Great dining experience!

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susanc
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant and heartbreaking experience with it being so empty but it was private, food was excellent and service as well

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Lovemyhouston603
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to Birraporetti’s for 40+ yrs... it is always delicious & great service! I hope Houstonians will patronize this Houston favorite.. as it serves our Theater District well and the Arts District is not opening back up until December/January!
Please support this restaurant & go there for your dining enjoyment. Our Downtown restaurants are not going to survive if we don’t go to them!! What a loss to our downtown area. It makes me very sad that we as a city don’t go downtown for dining!

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yaniav
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Clean, live music on Fridays. Very calm and not hectic. Food is always on point!

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vipConciergeUSA1
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ever!

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CherylN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and service was outstanding the only thing I have a concern on is the parking as I had people that could not make the trek to the theater district we had to park and walk about six blocks so just be aware of parking.

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ericinspring
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We eat dinner here before a show. On the positive side I will say that they are very efficient in getting you out before showtime. However, there was not a lot about the meal that was very good. The food was mediocre, and served lukewarm. The service was not good.In short, it was just alright. There are a lot of options for restaurants within walking distance of the Hobby Center, I suggest trying a different one

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there for dinner before a Hobby Center event. Good experience as always. Been in Houston 32 yrs.

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LindaT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go to Birraporetti's before going to the Alley Theatre. It never fails to give us a good meal in a lovely atmosphere; and still we're in time for the show.

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Peachy
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we were eating before our Alley Theather play and the waiter was very accommodating. The pizza we ordered was very good , white others had a variety of meals which there were no complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We have eaten in this restaurant for 30 years probably eight times a year. We often wonder why none of the staff ever seems to be the same except for the gentleman who directs traffic. As many times as we eat there we love the pizza it would be nice to be welcomed or recognized staff is generally pleasant but no one goes out of their way. It is very disappointing to us. It is convenient to Theater and we do really enjoy the pizza so we keep going back

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KathrynB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food!

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AmyS
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible service. Waiter admitted that my drink came in a dirty glass. Residue from old drink. Food and drink orders came out wrong. Lady that bussed the table did so with us at the table balancing the dirty dish container on her hip and asked us to hand her the dirty dishes. Whole experience was disappointing. Food is better at Olive Garden. Only went here because very few things open downtown on a Sunday so it was an easy choice. But never again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was good and had a nice feel to the place

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TeressaG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Service very slow. Waited a long time before a waiter showed up. Then, it took a very long time for drinks and barely got the garlic bread before the food came out.

Too slow overall

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Had some service issues. Biggest one was the server refilling a glass that had rum and coke with tea. Never seen that one before.

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TeresaG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to the theater district we love coming to eat at birraporettis and it’s always amazing!

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Choirguy
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

If - you are not too concerned with the quality of the food. Location and dining early were in our favor. Waiter was cordial but a bit pushy on drinks and appetizer suggestions. Menu prices were ok, but quality of food was B to B-

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner before the ballet-exceptional location, great ambiance-comfortable seating, big windows and great service. We love the caprese salad, and the Artichoke Spinach dip was amazing. 3-Course special menu was great.
It is our go-to spot for pre-ballet food! Thank you!

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vipEdwardB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birraporetti's is our go to place for dinner on our way to the ballet, opera, or theater.

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ClaireK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My granddaughter is lactose intolerant and the waiter checked to see if the tiramisu was dairy free. It was and she was so happy!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Mother in law’s birthday lunch

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Lovemyhouston603
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Birraporetti’s! Great location in theater district.. went Sunday & tried the 3.00 Bellinis !
Delish.. we loved our dinners.. chicken piccata & chicken Parmesan. Excellent! Generous portions too!
Birraporetti’s is consistantly good & reasonably priced menu items. Loved the jazz musician!
We have been patrons for 20 yrs!

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vipBarbaraH
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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RayL
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quick, easy, perfect service, food very good. Can't ask for anything better for a theatre goer.

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ToddR
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Well, we made a reservation for 6:30PM. We arrived at 6:20PM and were told to wait in the bar area. Around 6:45PM we had still not been seated and when we checked with the host, we were told that they had forgotten about us. Good thing we checked, but bad service for all the trouble that we took to plan ahead. After seated, we were not apologized for or provided any compensation. Both my finance and I have worked for many 4 and 5 star restaurants in Houston and Dallas and that would have been the minimum.
Believe we will take a look at the other venues around the Alley theater next time. Or at least until Birraporetti's can get heir act together. Showed bad management and bad care.

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MonaL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birraporetti's is something of a tradition prior to attending a performance.

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Chelsea
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, good service. I will be returning

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KatherineR
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience1

We made this reservation weeks ago for our special ballet performance. When we arrived we were escorted downstairs to an open room and seated at a “community “ table. The upstairs of the restaurant was full of rodeo parade people. They clearly took priority over the theater crowd. They also did not have any pizza. This was a special birthday gift for my daughter and we couldn’t even talk during lunch. How disappointing! They could have told me that before reserving and I would have choose somewhere else.

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BelindaR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant when we visit Houston Theater District. Get there early and relax with an appetizer and drink before the crowd gets there. Gets very busy on show nights but have never had any problems making it to our show on time. Excellent service.

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John
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pizza is nice and a great value. The Josh red blend wine is very nice. Our waiter was fast and efficient.

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vipTraceyW
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I have dined here many times. Tonight things were just off. Will give it another chance due to past experiences.

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RamonaD
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner prior to a play and Birraporetti's could not have been more accommodating. We arrived late due to traffic, but were in and out with plenty of time to spare. I love the convenience of their location, but the waitstaff truly make a trip downtown worth it. The food was delicious, the ambiance on-target, and I will definitely be back.

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RickG
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the best Italian food I have ever had. I wanted to take a gallon of their spaghetti sauce home. Service was excellent and the value for what we ordered was also excellent. We will be back often even though we live in Katy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining here. Great friendly service.

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VitaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The grumpy old man in the rumpled shirt and jacket - think he is the owner - is very rude and ugly to the waitstaff.
We witnessed him bang into a server coming out the kitchen - he distractedly stepped into the obvious flow of traffic from the kitchen - then proceeded to berate the young man for spilling the contents of the tray.
We spoke to both the waiter and the manager and told them what we witnessed. Did not want the manager to blame the waiter for the mishap.
Made the evening somewhat unpleasant.
This owner needs to stay out of the way.

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DeidraEW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and done per order. The service was very good.

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ChrisJ
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner before the play at the Alley

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vipHappydiner
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

One meal was totally unacceptable, and cold not be eaten.

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JeffW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food late night. Loved the live guitarist. Food was delicious and service was fast.

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Birraporetti's - Theater District offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 224-9494.

Birraporetti's - Theater District is rated 4.1 stars by 2433 OpenTable diners.

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