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Birraporetti's - Theater District

4.4
4.4
2427 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 224-9494

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Rogelio Roman

  • Catering

    Birraporetti's caters off site events and offers all levels of catering, from a simple drop off and pick up option, all the way to a full service, fully satisfied wonderful banquet like experience!! Birraporetti's can accommodate any number of people on cater outs.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Jon Glieber: (855) 637-5890

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Prairie

  • Parking details

    Parking meters available around the restaurant; meters are free after 6:00pm and all day on Sundays. There is also a parking garage that is connected to the restaurant with; entrance on Louisiana St. & Smith St.

  • Public transit

    Birraporetti's is located three blocks down from the Preston stop on the Metrorail, and there are Metro bus stops around the restaurant. Birraporetti's will also call you a cab if need be.

  • Entertainment

    Every Saturday and Sunday night, Birraporetti's features live music and entertainment into the wee hours of the night. Live jazz is also featured during Sunday brunch. Occasionally there is music during the week as well.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,427 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. FV

    FoodieVal

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food (calamari and pasta poretti) was delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. My favorite go-to restaurant in the theatre district.

  2. CS

    ChesterS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Server was slow. Gave us salad but, no silverware. Ordered drinks and had t.o wait too long, each time. Not a good experience for our first time.

  3. CR

    CristaR

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service1ambience5

    Waiter encouraged us to have the Buffet saying it was about the same price as an entree. We did not know that meant he would not wait on us. Stations at the buffet were not attended; so forget having sliced ham or brisket or a custom omelette. We had to ask for plates to be cleared for the next course. The food was good but we were realizing we needed to clear our tab to walk a block to the theater for the ballet. We had to ask waitstaff to bring our waiter. We had to ask the host at the desk to bring our tab. And then we still had to wait. We paid the tab and got out fast. We like Birraporetti's and go there often, before or after theater, but this time was just horrible service when the restaurant was not packed full.

  4. DB

    DBaker

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our "go to" place when attending the symphony. We look forward to dinner here, just as much as we look forward to the music. We love the food. The servers are friendly and accomodating, and we can hear one another for conversation. We have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed.

  5. B

    Blanca

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service2ambience5

    My place to go for pre Ballet and theatre events. Love the place.

  6. M

    Merin

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience2

    If you are seeing a show nearby, allow for 1.5 hours for your dining experience. This place squeezes tables in where ever the can. There are 2 tables in the lobby where people are lined up literally 2 feet away from you. The former sitting area now contains a table. In the elevated section to the left of the front door, they placed tables so close to one another, the patrons sitting back to back are constantly jostled by staff and guest walking through. The food is excellent however.

  7. T

    Trkefan

    Portland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our server was great. We had pre-concert reservations and got to Jones Hall on time!

  8. BE

    BEVERLYD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service and delicious food! I have been a customer for many years when I go to the Alley and the Pops Symphony. Love it!

  9. BB

    BriarB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was well taken care of and the food was absolutely DEVINE!!!

  10. VD

    VanessaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We LOVED the music ensemble!!! They really made the night!! We also had excellent service & very good food.

  11. B

    Bamafan

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    I would not go back. Service was poor. No excuse

  12. GT

    GeauxTigers

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Paco was amazing! He made sure that our food came out quickly without sacrificing quality. The food was delicious. I would recommend that you make reservations. It was extremely busy.

  13. B

    Bobbie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The food is good, and the service is usually good but not so on this particular evening, not a deal breaker though. I've eaten here many times over the years and will continue to.

  14. DT

    DianeT

    Houston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyed appetizers, cocktails and dinner after the opera. Arrived early for reservation and was seated quickly. Good was very good, and service was very good.

  15. f

    fishlover

    Houston

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    There were many people trying to get in who were out of luck. We had a reservation. They couldn't fill their tables due to lack of waitstaff. But our waiter, Kim, was excellent. The food is very tasty.

  16. ST

    SonjaT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything is fabulous: waite staff as well as kitchen staff are very accommodating, food is delicious ( something for all taste buds), and the location is central to freeways!

  17. KL

    KLWRN

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Service this visit not quite up to the par we normally receive. We go to this restaurant for brunch before theater performances. Love the place.

  18. BJ

    BrandonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything about this place! Food, atmosphere, music, & service were all excellent!

  19. I

    Indika

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    We went there at 10 pm after reserving a table . Ordered just pizza and salad , took 1 hr to get the order to the table . Food is ok but over priced

  20. GC

    GeneC

    Puerto Vallarta

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Server was a bit aloof, minimal greeting and interaction. He forgot my dinner salad and didn’t seem apologetic. He lacked warmth and sincere engagement with our table.

  21. E

    Erin

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server gave great recommendations and told stories. The homemade desserts were outstanding! Would return just for the chocolate mousse cake.

  22. LH

    LindaH

    Houston

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Pre-theater. That everyone eating at 6 o’clock on a Sunday is going to theater should not be a surprise to this location. Nonetheless the kitchen, hostess and servers seemed unprepared. Waits were exceptionally long and little things were missing such as no bread was supplied to the table because the oven was too backed up. Really? Get some sort of a big bread warmer. If you can’t handle the crowd, don’t accept the reservation.

  23. LP

    LucyP

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time! Food was excellent! Great service!

  24. E

    Eric

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a late supper after the opera, and I was looking for something not too heavy. The Pollo Poretti was perfect--two crepes with shredded roasted chicken and herbed cheese, with a choice or red or green sauce, accompanied by a green salad. Light yet filling, this very tasty dish was perfect for late dining. The rest of the menu sounds delicious, and I won't hesitate to come back to try other entrees. An added bonus was a very talented singer doing standards from the last twenty or so years. A wonderful way to end the evening!

  25. SE

    SEMac

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food portions were smaller, and our order of side bread was wrong. Other than that, it was fine.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Food was just sort of boring. Had cheese ravioli with pesto. Was pretty average. Also had a slice of bbq pizza. Again really average. It’s not the worst place to go but it’s nothing bespoke. Olive Garden would have been fine.

  27. KN

    KimN

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Waited almost 20 minutes before we walked out. No one came to our table after the host seated us. We had reservations and were on time. Really got my husband upset and he walked out. We found a lovely Italian down the street with incredible service!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Waiter was excellent.

  29. MR

    MichR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Waited a while for drinks, appetizer arrived, very shot time the salad and main course came, all of the food basically arrived at the same time, waiter was not that good.

  30. S

    Sharon

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service from waiter Paco.

  31. J

    Jarhead

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner with my wife and one of our daughters before a concert at 713 Music Hall

  32. CC

    CeCe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We made reservations for 6 people for 5:30 on a weeknight before a show at the Wortham, we made the reservation on Open Table about 5 days prior. The parking garage for Birraporettis is convenient to the restaurant AND the Wortham, although parking spots are noticeably tight and required a 12 point turn when backing out to leave after the show. Birra’s is very popular, and by 6 it was crowded and folks were waiting. One was an elderly couple we could see directly from our table, and several of us felt empathy and sympathy for them as their wait seemed in excess of 20 minutes. I wanted to scoot over in the booth part of our table for 6 to invite them to join us, but my friends chided me that it was impractical. The food was outstanding as was the service. It had been many years since I have eaten there, and it was as good, if not better than I remembered! I would absolutely return!

  33. w

    whitetableclothlady

    Houston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and even better service!

  34. K

    Keith

    Houston

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always a quality place to go on a theatre night!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A really nice dining experience before theatre!

  36. G

    Gigi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Buffet was full of choices and everything we had was excellent

  37. T

    Thomm

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Service was a little slow (new waiter) forgot salad. Food was great as usual.

  38. f

    francoisp

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Service was great but the food was bland ambiance was ok

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very welcoming staff. Environment was everything. The live music was good.

  40. LP

    LindseyPG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the food to the service, everything was perfect. Thank you for making my 1st wedding anniversary wonderful!

FAQs

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

Birraporetti's - Theater District is rated 4.4 stars by 2427 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Birraporetti's - Theater District

500 Louisiana St. Houston, TX 77002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Prairie

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking meters available around the restaurant; meters are free after 6:00pm and all day on Sundays. There is also a parking garage that is connected to the restaurant with; entrance on Louisiana St. & Smith St.

  • Public transit

    Birraporetti's is located three blocks down from the Preston stop on the Metrorail, and there are Metro bus stops around the restaurant. Birraporetti's will also call you a cab if need be.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rogelio Roman

  • Entertainment

    Every Saturday and Sunday night, Birraporetti's features live music and entertainment into the wee hours of the night. Live jazz is also featured during Sunday brunch. Occasionally there is music during the week as well.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 224-9494

  • Catering

    Birraporetti's caters off site events and offers all levels of catering, from a simple drop off and pick up option, all the way to a full service, fully satisfied wonderful banquet like experience!! Birraporetti's can accommodate any number of people on cater outs.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Jon Glieber: (855) 637-5890

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