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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WINE PROMO

Enjoy a complimentary appetizer (up to $15.00 value) with the purchase of a bottle of wine anytime after 8:00 PM to MIDNIGHT. Valid for 1 to 8 people only. Starts: February 15, 2019 Ends: February 16, 2020 on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only. This promotion doesn't apply on holidays and special occasion days.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 5, 2019

Ends: February 17, 2020

Availability: Sun-Thu 8:00PM-11:30PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanksgiving inspired Buffet brunch with various breakfast items and turkey with all the trimmings. We also feature salads , pastas and desserts.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What 2247 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Even though I had a reservation, we did not get a table. The host sarcastically offered us a large table with other people saying “at least you have a table.”
My friend and I decided to sit at a bar table fo which the service was questionable. My friend got up twice to get us service. The food was good, but I will not return.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was good, the food a good value and they serve you quickly so you can get to your show . I highly recommend this place.

MB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Chose Birraporetti’s due to it being so close to Jones Hall for the concert we were attending and the food did not disappoint - a lovely delicious dinner. Would like to return for their Sunday Jazz Brunch.

LG
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

This time I had the almond crusted chicken scaloppini and it was over-done. It was hard to chew and I just ate about half of it. My husband and I go to Birraporetti's 8 times a year and sometimes it's better than others. This time it was not good.

KF
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our last visit was on a Saturday night so it was a little noisy; however, we have never been disappointed with the food or service. Finally tried one of the Brandy Alexanders for desert. WOW!

GN
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

This was the second time my husband and I came to the restaurant before a Houston play. The food is fine but I ordered chicken picatta with asparagus and penne. My husband’s dinner arrived and I got chicken picatta with broccoli and mashed potato. I told the server who didn’t understand English so I found the manager who quickly passed me to the owner. The owner said she’d get the correct dinner as soon as possible. I said we have a show in 20 minutes and I’d like to eat at the same time as my husband. She gave me free bread! I think it is ridiculous that an Italian restaurant, or any restaurant of this caliber, charge for bread to begin with. We had wine and nothing was taken off the bill. We won’t be back. Serve cheap, you get cheap clients.

j
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great place to eat when going to the theater, ballet, symphony, or opera.

l
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our service was good, the food was tasty and the portion sizes were appropriate. I dislike huge portions - and then struggling to stay awake at the theatre after a big dinner.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great pre-show venue!

SS
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On Symphony and Opera nights, we love to dine here. Great food and wine at reasonable prices.

FU
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food & service

d
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent friendly service. Everyone enjoyed the meal. Super convenient to theatre district and parking.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Nobody greeted us upon arrival, we had to look for someone to seat us. This was our first visit but the ambience of the restaurant was old and stale. The waiter did an ok job but was not very out going. We ordered a caprese salad as an appetizer. No good! The basil leaves were wilted. To of the tomato slices were the ends of the tomato. The mozzarella slices were room temperature instead of cool. My wife ordered lobster ravioli. The ravioli were cold and the lobster inside was like warm and tasted old. I ordered veal with lobster ravioli. It was just as bad. The ravioli were cold, the inside was like warm and the lobster tasted old. The veal was a great disappointment. It was cold, tasted old and was like you were eating an over cooked pork chop. Drinks were only refilled once the whole time. Very disappointed! For the price that is charged the quality and quantity of the food should be much better. I’m not sure that we will ever visitBirraporettis ever again

W
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was easy to find. Was very quiet when we arrived. Staff were very pleasant and friendly. Food was very good and plentiful.

P
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. We had a lovely time.

G
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy my evening out here. My favorite dish is grilled salmon served with a side you can choose. The cocktail list is interesting and wine selection is ok and reasonable. Be sure to save room for a dessert as the many excellent choices are good and enough to share!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Atmosphere was fantastic.

t
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was wonderful but the service was subpar. I have been before and the service was amazing before. Don’t know what happened.

DM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, nice and attentive service with really good pizza.

ME
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great as usual. We always go to Birraporetti’s before going to the theater. It’s an institution!

DL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch is always great
We had Gabby as our server and she is fantastic
Jeffrey is the manager and he always does an outstanding job
We go every month because it is a great value and a wonderful way to spend a Sunday

Birraporetti's - Theater District
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars, we are tickled you enjoyed experience! I will pass your compliments to Gabby and Jeffrey

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PJ
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Supper before going to performance at Alley Theatre. Always a pleasurable evening and going to Birraporetti’s makes it all the more special. At great experience.

Birraporetti's - Theater District
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars, we are tickled you enjoyed experience!

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PM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was not as good as in previous visits. It is very convenient when attending a show at the Alley Theater.

DG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food after an afternoon at Alley Theater.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal before going to the theater.

D
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and enjoyable dinner before the Alleys performance!

KC
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoyable food and atmosphere - almost always attentive and pleasant service - every now and then the kitchen gets a bit behind or scrambled, but usually a solidly delightful meal.

K
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great place before or after the theatre! Wonderful service and good food at a reasonable price. Great atmosphere!

AR
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server, Helen, started the evening out so perfectly as she was so very polite, and attentive without being “in our face”!
Food was great, and a perfect amount.
We were able to both enjoy our meal without feeling rushed, and still was at the theatre in plenty of time. AND Helen offered to keep our leftover ( of the spectaculars Cannoli!!) in the fridge to pick up after the show. It was an all around wonderful experience.

GP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never eaten at Birraporetti's before. With the location of the restaurant being right next door to the Alley Theatre, it was a perfect match. The noise level in the restaurant was great!! It was pleasant and yet it was quiet enough that we could carry on a conversation. The waitress was bubbly and efficient. We will certainly be back.

WY
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite special occasion place before theatre. Never been disappointed in the food, drinks, or service.

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

Early dinner before theater. We ordered off the curtain call menu which is a prix fix menu they have available. We both had the Filet and it was cooked perfectly. We were seated right away. Reservations were not really necessary at the time we went. Service was always cheerful and prompt. All in all very pleased

Birraporetti's - Theater District
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars, we are tickled you enjoyed experience!

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LM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was very slow. I ordered the shrimp scampi which came out cold and the shrimp were undercooked. I would have sent it back but since it took so long to get our order i didn't want to miss the play. I wont be back.

JV
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to have dinner and entertain customers or friends...

TG
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to get together and enjoy a meal before or after attending a performance at the Alley Theatre!

MH
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good restaurant. short indoor walk to Alley Theater.

DE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Still very close to Alley and the Wortham. I will go again.

NO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasant evening - theatre crowd was less than we've encountered in the past. Excellent service, food well prepared, convenient for pre-show dinner.

PN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place, as always enjoy the food and service, good location from Jesse Jones Hall.

TI
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls nite out. Had a wonderful time. Service was excellent.

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