Birraporetti's - Theater District

4.4
2225 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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 2225 People Are Saying
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PJ
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

PM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food after an afternoon at Alley Theater.

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

Great meal before going to the theater.

D
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and enjoyable dinner before the Alleys performance!

KC
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
33 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
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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
20 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
11 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.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Staff was attentive and pleasant. The chicken with beans and mashed potatoes was dry as were the potatoes. My grandson’s cheesecake was gritty. Overall, our meal was a bit disappointing.

j
Houston
141 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Dinner was excellent as always - we tend to always get the same things, but that is because they are so good! Service was a little disjointed - seemed that they were shorthanded and had hostess staff doing some of the serving, but overall we got our meals, etc. in a timely fashion with no problems. Our go to place before the theatre.

DD
Houston
108 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

The food and servce were very good but the music was LOUD! I had to ask twice for the music to be lowered. It was lowered for a few minutes then back LOUD again. We couldn't even have a conversation.

T
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love going here before a play at the Alley. Very convenient and the special play menu is a good value with some really good choices.

F
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared a fantastic meal prior to seeing our show at the Alley Theatre and then returned for coffee and dessert after the show. Bookends to a great evening!

C
Houston
81 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Five stars for all that Birraoretti's has to offer. I have always had a great meal, this time the grilled salmon. It was cooked perfectly with lightly sauced black pepper pappardelle and grilled asparagus. Just delicious. The wine pours are super generous. The location for any theater event cannot be beat. It makes attending, parking, getting in on time...all easy.

DW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Like that you can make a reservation and that it is right next door to the Alley Theatre. Makes a wonderful date night. Food is wonderful, service is great, and it is quiet enough to be able to talk to and hear everyone at the table. Very pleasant atmosphere. Just an extremely enjoyable evening overall.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pre theater dinner

DR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Had to send one order back three times. The cooks in the kitchen got ticked off saw a few other tables sending food back. Owner did not charge for the order they kept messing up. This has happened many times before. With me. Go there because the theatre is next door

JS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We like Birraporetti’s when we have theater tickets since it’s so close to the event and to $10 parking garage. We had reservations and after a little hesitation at the front desk, they were found and we were shown to a nice table. The food didn’t seem as good as usual. I had asparagus Malta and the asparagus underneath the coating was shriveled and the bits of crab didn’t seem as fresh. It was just OK. Husband had the veal parmigiana and he said it was a little chewy and bland. Again, it was just OK. We will try again - maybe it was an off night for our tastebuds...

l
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Italian fare with generous drink pours. Quick and easy for dining before the Alley Theater shows.

BR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a good meal

f
Houston
111 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was fair, but they know how to get patrons out in time for the show.

CO
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a delightful event to dine at this restaurant

WS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Easy to park and have dinner here before an event and walk to downtown area shows.
Food is always mediocre. Service is hit or miss.
Food could easily be better with a few tweaks.

J
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant food and service were great. Had great service from Victor

CC
San Antonio
32 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!
Micheal our waiter was awesome. The food was delicious and the speed of service was excellent. I love going and not being rushed and having the food come out in a reasonable amount of time. It’s not close to us but I would make a special trip for this place.

JA
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is awesome. Great service and food. Aldo a great place before the theater.

LS
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only was the food terrific, but the ambience was delightful. Plus!!! They kept my leftover box in the frig while I was at the theatre to be picked up when the show was over. Wow!

Birraporetti's - Theater District
Responded on July 12, 2019

Thank your Lynne for your 5 star review. We do save desserts and bagged up leftovers as a courtesy to our guests who do not want to store them in their car during the performances.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience our waiter was nice and and patient great food for a good price would highly recommend.

Birraporetti's - Theater District
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thank you , we are tickled you enjoyed your visit!

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DL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server and manager were fantastic!!
Brunch is always great!!

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